Our History

Great food great beginnings...

In 1993, Natalie and Frank Trent (Trentacosti) opened the first Natalie's at the intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and Broad Street becoming a landmark in Ridgewood. With the intentions of becoming the best pasta restaurant in Bergen County, they made their own fresh pasta and ravioli using only the finest semolina flour and freshest ingredients available. In addition, they focused on catering and in house parties. Untill today, some of their most imaginative dishes like Pecan Crusted Chicken, Pistachio Crusted Tilapia and Pasta Natalie continue to give great pleasure to customers from miles and miles away.


Now, some 18 years later, Natalie's has become a local favorite and has moved to a larger and newer location at 16-18 South Broad Street (only about 50 yards away). A complete menu is available including soups, appetizers, salads, seafood, veal, steaks, chops and traditional chicken selections while dazzling the customers with eclectic style specials for lunch and dinner. The famous “Butternut Squash Soup” is available every day. They are known to sell it by the quarts to vacationing families while they are away. We should also mention the fabulous desserts available at Natalie's. Chocolate Moussecake, Lava Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Tartufo and homemade NY cheesecake and ricotta cheesecake is made fresh by Momma Millie weekly. And homemade cupcakes made to order.

Driven to be the best in town, Natalie's desire is to provide genuine hospitality to their customers and employees and offer a setting where people truly care and enjoy one another. Whether you are dining for business or pleasure, your experience will be delightful and rewarding.