About Us
Welcome to Armando's Tuscan Grill

With over 30 years of success at Armando's Restaurant in Fort Lee, the Talocco family, by popular demand, has decided to open another business, Armando's Tuscan Grill in River Vale, New Jersey. Eager to bring great food and a warm atmosphere to another location, but this time focusing on an open kitchen concept with its acclaimed thin crust brick oven pizza -a Bistro Style BYOB Restaurant.

Co-Owner and manager of Armando's Tuscan Grill, Linda Talocco has always directed the marketing and decor of Armandos Restaurants bringing a special class to their business that make their parties and catering blue chip -beyond their customer's expectations. Visiting one of the Talocco family's restaurants is always a unique experience assuring the best quality cuisine, great service and friendly atmosphere that bring comfort to their customers.


Armando Talocco is a true connoisseur of fine wine and Northern Italian cuisine. He has received rave reviews from the press as well as his loyal customers regarding his unique signature recipes that make Armando's restaurants one of a kind.  

His wife and partner, Linda Talocco with her creative talent and cutting edge marketing ability offers impeccable style to their business's ambience making Armando's Restaurants always a fresh experience.

Now, at Armando's Tuscan Grill, the same great team will compliment each other once again for another winning project.


Armando Talocco, Sr. arrived in America from Rome in 1961 in hopes of prosperity and progression. Even though he had a humble upbringing, he was determined to be successful. He labored for two years and saved all his money and in 1963, he opened his first business, Pizza Eva, in Flushing, Queens.

Pizza Eva was a success and in 1966, Armando expanded his vision and opened another pizzeria in North Bergen, New Jersey. Because of his superior recipe for pizza sauce, and his knack for keeping all of his customers satisfied, seven years later, Armando Sr. and his son Armando Jr. opened Pizza Chef on Main Street in Fort Lee. Pizza Chef celebrated unprecedented success.

In 1979, with hard work, and a lot of tenacity, Armando Sr. and Armando Jr. together with his wife Linda decided to bring his vision to a grander scale by opening Armando's Italian Restaurant on 144 Main Street in Fort Lee.

Armando's in Fort Lee

After 32 years at 144 Main St. Armando's Restaurant & Pizza Chef is relocating
to 1347 16th St., Fort Lee, NJ 07024-6933.
It will now have an open concept kitchen and will be a BYOB.
Watch for the Grand Opening on or about August 1st.

For more than 30 years, Armando's Restaurant is a landmark and cornerstone of Fort Lee's success. Armando's Restaurant not only caters to the residents of Fort Lee and Bergen County, but has been visited by famous celebrities such as Whitney Houston, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and a handful of New York Yankees.

To this day, Armando's Restaurant continues to shine above the rest, offering those same superior ingredients and recipes created long ago by a young man in Rome with a vision and a dream. Click on the link to view its website.

Armando's Restaurant & Pizza Chef

We are relocating Armando's Restaurant & Pizza Chef and plan to have a grand opening on or about August 1st 2012. Our new location will have the best of both worlds including a new dining room for our patrons enjoyment. Its pizza is considered to be one of the best in the country and links the old traditional Pizzeria with Armandos Restaurant giving its customers the option of dining in or out - for Pizza fast menu or Armando's Authentic Italian cusine. This option surely keeps their customers satisfied and always coming back for more. Click on the links for menu options.