It's no secret that I love veal.

Nothing beats a bone-in veal chop unless you add sauce and melty cheese, then you have one of the best meals you can get out at a restaurant.

After several friends continued to talk about the iconic restaurant in Atlantic City, Chef Vola's, I finally tried it. The bone-in veal chop parmigiana was one of the best meals I've had out to eat.

Veal Parm at Chef Vola's (Bill Spadea)
Veal Parm at Chef Vola's (Bill Spadea)

Years ago I met my friend Gennaro who owned "Gennaro's" in Princeton because I ordered the veal Milanese and chewed on the bone prompting him to come out and thank me.

He then launched "Gennaro's Market" in Kingston.

Since that incredible meal, I've been chasing "bone-in veal" across New Jersey.

Here are a few places you need to try:

La Mondina in Brielle

Trama's Trattoria in Long Branch

Breakin Bread on the Boulevard in Seaside Heights

The Edge Restaurant in Jackson

Toscano in Bordentown

Incredibly stunning new restaurant in Central Jersey

Gallery Credit: Dennis Malloy

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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