Food & Drink

Pastosa: Serving Up Quality and Tradition in Local Italian Specialty Food Markets

00b99c7b64cc2aac03fa_Pastosa-4.JPG
Pastosa is ready to help the community plan for holiday and everyday meals. Located conveniently in Cranford and Florham Park. Credits: Courtesy of On the Mark Communications
7084136364a50058f350_Pastosa-3.JPG
Imported meats and cheeses are just some of the standout features that make Pastosa the ultimate Italian market. Credits: On the Mark Communications
ca261f890831fbdbac3d_Pastosa-1.jpg
The deli counter is the heart of each Pastosa store. Speciality hand-crafted sandwiches draped in freshly made mozzarella and so much more. Credits: On the Mark Communications
9be867d45f0218ea3f1a_Pastosa-5.jpeg
Mozzarella made fresh on premises daily. Credits: On the Mark Communications
2507c2f50a677a03f345_Pastosa-2.jpg
Fresh produce is on hand to round out any meal planning. Credits: On the Mark Communications
00b99c7b64cc2aac03fa_Pastosa-4.JPG

CRANFORD/FLORHAM PARK, NJ – For over 50 years, the Ajello family has filled Pastosa’s creamy ravioli and their customer’s bellies with the finest ingredients. Whether grabbling a handcrafted specialty sandwich for lunch, a dinner to go or placing a catering order, Pastosa stands ready to serve up culinary delights with old fashioned values and a tradition of quality.

Anthony G. Ajello opened the first Pastosa store in 1966. Ajello’s passion and enthusiasm for fine Italian specialty products were like no other. He was determined to provide his customers not only superior products, but excellent customer service.

 Ajello’s vision was just what Brooklyn needed and in time, his tiny store became a huge success. Customers would line up out the door to purchase their ravioli and fresh mozzarella.

Sign Up for E-News

 Meanwhile, Ajello was busy making plans for the expansion of Pastosa. Within a few years, Pastosa developed a wholesale department and eventually grew from one Brooklyn-based store to 11 stores throughout New York and New Jersey.

Currently in its third generation of ownership, Ajello’s namesake and grandson and his partners co-own locations in Cranford and Florham Park, New Jersey. They strive to continue to bring Grandfather Ajello’s passion for fine Italian specialties and Pastosa’s supreme customer service to both locations.

“We’re not just another store where you run in, grab what you want and go,” says Ajello. “We make it a point to get to know our customers. We want to you to feel like you’re a part of our family.”

Pastosa sets itself apart from other Italian specialty stores through their customer service and the variety of options they provide their customers year-round.

 Customers in need of lunch will find the finest imported meat sandwiches topped with handmade mozzarella in the deli. If a crowd is expected, Pastosa can help make holiday or special event meal-planning easier with many catering options. For everyday or special days, Pastosa’s staple, hand-crafted ravioli are ready to go for dinner. 

The Pastosa brand recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary, recognizing decades of fine foods, specially created and purveyed for their loyal clients. Cranford welcomed Pastosa with open arms and remains a top location for catering during its fourth holiday season. The Florham Park location is open and currently celebrating its first holiday season in the community.

“The holiday season in Cranford is always a good time,” said Ajello. “We enjoy working with other businesses downtown to really make something special for all residents. And with this being Florham Park’s first holiday season, we’re excited to see what’s in store.”

As Ajello mentioned, Pastosa is not just another store, they are a member of the community, and look forward to connecting with their customers this holiday season and in the years to come.

 If you’re in the area, stop by either Pastosa location on Dec. 23 or 24 for entertainment, holiday tastings and visits with Santa. 

----------

Want to highlight your business to potential customers in the place they come to for local news online every day? We can help you TAP into that market. Email eclee@tapinto.net to talk about how to bring more customers to your business.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Madison

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey and the Madison Area YMCA present PhilanthrOPERA: A Musical Celebration of Philanthropy

July 19, 2018

Join the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey and the Madison Area YMCA for PhilanthrOPERA: A Musical Celebration of Philanthropy, a gathering that celebrates music while raising money for a nonprofit that serves its community on Saturday, September 29, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. PhilanthrOPERA will take place at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 4 Madison Avenue in Madison, with a reception to follow.

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...