LIVINGSTON, NJ — Panevino Ristorante, a local Italian restaurant located at 637 West Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston, was presented with a plaque at the Livingston mayor and council meeting on Monday in celebration of its 30th anniversary in the township.

“Certainly, your restaurant has been a stalwart for many years—I think you have the best eggplant dish I’ve tasted anywhere,” said Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein. “It’s a place that everyone in Livingston comes to time and time again and we want to congratulate you on 30 successful years and hope you have many, many more.”

Panevino was established in 1987 by master chef Joachim Splichal. According to Panevino’s founder, 80 percent of customers are local and many visit the restaurant on a weekly basis.

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“Thirty years in the restaurant business is a long time,” he said. “Most of the restaurants don’t make it past their fourth anniversary. We’re very fortunate. We’ve had a good relationship in the community and having a loyal customer base has certainly contributed to our success.”

After 30 years, Panevino has served more than one million salads, nearly one million portions of antipasto, more than 750,000 entrees, 960,000 pastas and 360,000 pizzas from its wood-burning pizza oven.

To learn more about Panevino and to see its menu, click HERE.