NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – La Noche Colombian Restaurant, located at 210 Somerset Street in North Plainfield, celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 15. Mayor Michael Giordano, Jr. was among those on hand to welcome the new business and its owners, Ytalo and Ana Savinovich and Rubiela Ospina, to town.

La Noche Colombian Restaurant’s menu features homemade soups as well as approximately 40 authentic dishes. There is also specialty hot chocolate (made from chocolate bars and cinnamon) and, according Ytalo Savinovich, ‘the best coffee and espresso in North Plainfield.’ Additionally, the restaurant has its own baker on site.

“The food here will bring you back – or take you – to Columbia,” said Ytalo Savinovich, who for the past eight years has been co-owner of Noche de Columbia in both Union City and West New York after partnering with the establishment’s original owner Jorge Ospina. “It’s like having a taste of Columbia right here in North Plainfield.

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Prior to opening, the property, which formerly housed a lounge/bar, was completely revitalized. “We gutted everything, including the plumbing and wiring,” Savinovich said. “Everything is brand new but we feature the same exact menu, décor and layout as our other restaurants.”

Savinovich said the chose the borough as the location for this new restaurant in an effort to accommodate customers who, in the past, had to travel to Hudson County to enjoy his food. “It’s a bit of a ride for me but when I looked at the area I saw the potential,” he said. “We have a lot of customers who come from this area and they encouraged us to come here and open. Being here makes it easier on my customers.”

La Noche Colombian Restaurant seats 75, is family-oriented, can accommodate private events with notice, offers take-out options and plans to, in the near future, offer delivery. “La Noche Colombian Restaurant offers residents of the borough and surrounding communities authentic Columbian cuisine,” said Savinovich. “The feedback I have been getting is great. People are saying this is the best dine-in Columbian restaurant in the area.”

La Noche Colombian Restaurant is open seven-days-a-week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also offers lunch specials from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional information, call (908) 755-3630 or visit www.nochesdecolombia43.com.