VIC RALLO, HOST
His father, restaurateur Victor Rallo, Sr., instilled a passion for perfection not only in cuisine and drink, but in impeccable service and constant improvement. Vic left the legal profession to return to the kitchen where his roots hold fast. He now owns and operates two of the east coast’s best and most beloved Italian restaurants: Undici Taverna Rustica in Rumson, NJ and Birravino’s in Red Bank, NJ. His establishments continually receive accolades for their food, wine and beer excellence. Among the awards:
– four Wine Spectator Best of Awards of Excellence (four years running)
– 23 Open Table awards
Both establishments continually receive raves by food and wine critics and the general media. Each restaurant offers arguably one of the USA’s top three Italian wine lists, hand crafted beers, locally sourced ingredients and wonderful service. Vic lives the concept of Materie Prime- the best ingredients- as his six to eight annual sourcing to Italy prove. This concept separates his offerings from the pack and the predictable. His individual personality and expertise in all things Italian offer. a fresh and exciting take on Italian food and wine and the unseen charms of Italy.
LOYALTY + REPUTATION HAVE ESTABLISHED HIM AS ONE OF ITALY’S MOST TREASURED AMBASSADORS.