Nobody needs to tell us we have great Italian restaurants in Monmouth County, but when we hear it, it still makes us really happy. And as we embark upon a new year of eating, Monmouth County Italian restaurants really do stand out, at least in a recent report.

Just a few weeks ago, Best of NJ came up with their list of best Italian restaurants in the Garden State and broke it down by geographic region. And when it came to the Jersey Shore, Monmouth County really dominated, claiming half the selections in the area that extended south through Atlantic County and into Cape May County.

So, do you think your favorite Monmouth County Italian restaurant made the list? Here they are, you can check them out for yourself.

Undici - Rumson

Arugula - Spring Lake

Nettie's - Tinton Falls

Brando's Citi Cucina - Asbury Park

La Piazza - Allentown

I really respect this list. I think these are well thought out great choices. If it's alright, though, I'd like to add some of my favorites to the list. What do you think about these?

More Great Monmouth County Italian Restaurants

I know there's only so much room on each list, and I want to be clear. I love the first list. But I love these other restaurants so much I just wanted to add them. I hope that's ok!

I don't think you could ever go wrong at any of the restaurants on either list. We are some lucky people to have all of these great restaurants to choose from. I don't know about you, but I just love my carbs, and I don't apologize for it.

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