Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Includes Undici Rustica Taverna in Rumson

The award winning and authentic Italian cuisine of Undici Italian restaurant in Rumson will be available during the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week.

Undici Italian Restaurant in Rumson will be among the Jersey Shore’s most popular restaurants to be featured in this year’s Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. Restaurant Week offers diners a chance to experience the area’s finest restaurants at a fraction of the price. This year Jersey Shore Restaurant Week™ takes place November 6-15, 2009.

During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will offer a three course meal with three appetizer, three entrée and three dessert choices for either $20.09 or $30.09. Undici is known for their authentic Tuscan style cuisine which is served in a romantic atmosphere set in Italian stone, wood and tile.

Undici will also be sponsoring the Restaurant Week kickoff event on November 12, 2009 from 12-3pm. Undici will offer Italian Wine and cheese tasting during the event for $15 per person. The kickoff event will also feature over 50 wines from all of the major regions in Italy plus regional Italian cheeses.

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Victor Rallo Jr., co-owner of Undici’s in Rumson is excited about the weeklong event. “Any event that promotes dining out and offers guests a chance to experience our cuisine and what it’s like to dine at Undici is a great thing!”

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Rumson Restaurant Owner Victor Rallo Jr., Announces His First Signature Wine

Victor Rallo Jr., owner of Undici Italian restaurant in Rumson has travelled to Italy to add a hand selected signature wine to his 3 time award winning wine list.  Mr. Rallo has chosen one of Italy’s most chic and prized red wines, a Ripasso Valpolicella.

“Rispasso” means “to pass through a second time, to overhaul.”  It implies polishing up, perfecting.  When applied to Valpolicella wine, Ripasso signifies that the wine has been refermented in contact with Amarone, the region’s most prestigious red.

“I knew what I was looking for in my first Rallo wine: quality, value, a wine to enhance my food, a wine to please my customers,” Rallo said.  He went on to add, “I even knew the specific type of wine, but I had to find the right partner in Italy to make it to my specifications.”

“It has the power of Amarone and the grace of Valpolicella,” according to Mr. Rallo.  “It is made from Corvina and Rondinella grapes.  These are two important varietals, very local, very Italian.  My wine is aged for at least 18 months in large oak casks, also very traditionally Italian.”

To find the right supplier, Victor traveled to the Lessini Hills, just east of the Lake Garda near the fabled city of Verona.  He interviewed several wineries.  When he met Mara Castellani and her father, Sergio, of the Corte Mary Estate in Marano di Valpolicella, Mr. Rallo knew that he had found the right associates.
“This is an exciting wine.  It is concentrated, intense, and flavorful.  It will age well, but I like it as it is, young and very lively.”

Rallo Valpolicella Classico Superione Ripasso will be available at Undici and Basil T’s Restaurants in September.  You can enjoy this full, warm, rich, dry red with roasts, cheeses, or pasta dishes.

Soon to follow will be Victor Rallo, Jr’s dry white wine selection and an ultra premium red.  We will keep you posted.

To see the full wine list for Undici, visit


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