Tuscan Classic

Local fresh × Imported pantry × Old World Craft


Located in downtown Summit, Fiorino Ristorante & Bar is a purveyor of fine Tuscan dining in a relaxed atmosphere from the esteemed team of chef Carlos Espinoza and restaurateur John Bitici.

Photos by David Verdini & Lena Shamoun


Fiorino Ristorante opened in September 1995. Before John and Carlos made the trek across the Henry Hudson, John along with his 3 brothers, Sergio, Mike and Joe owned Minetta Tavern and The Grand Ticino in Greenwich Village, Chelsea Trattoria in Chelsea and The Gran Café Bitici & Toscana Ristorante in Midtown Manhattan. 

Chef Carlos started working for the Bitici brothers in 1975. His passion and talent didn't go un-noticed, he worked his way up the ranks all while gaining experience under talented chefs from Northern Italy. Carlos became the head chef at Minetta Tavern in 1987. Chef Carlos creates beautiful interpretations of classic Tuscan dishes and old world techniques he likes to say are "so old they are new again.

Fiorino Ristorante's interior is warm, it reflects the clubby sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Siena & Florence, Tuscany's storied past. The multi-room restaurant offers the choice to observe passers-by in the glass storefront, or at the twenty seat mahogany bar boasting its presence in the middle of the restaurant, or in the main dining room where you can enjoy beautiful al fresco art and finally in the wine room surrounded by wine bottles on display behind mahogany and glass doors.


The Bitici Brothers are featured in this caricature by Al Hirschfeld in The New York Times on June 6, 1985. (3 Nina's)


(908) 277-1900



38 Maple St.
Summit, NJ 07901


Kitchen Hours

M-F/Lunch 11:30p–3p
M-Th/Dinner 5p-10p

F-Sa/Dinner 5p–11p
Su Special Events


Til Midnight

The 98th PGA Championship is Coming to Baltusrol

Fiorino Ristorante is serving from Monday, July 25th thru Sunday, July 31st. Beat the crowds and make your Reservations now.

Downtown Summit, the 19th Hole of the PGA Championship

To plan your trip to the PGA Championship and get up-to-the-minute access to events and special offers while you’re in town, visit Close.by/summit on the web or download the Close by Summit iPhone app. For more information on events in Summit during tournament week, visit cityofsummit.org/pga or stop by the information tent on the Village Green outside the train station on your way to or from the course. Make Summit your 19th hole of the PGA Championship.


Public Transportation is Provided in Downtown Summit

Visitors are advised to take public transportation to Summit, as there will be no additional parking in Summit for PGA Championship spectators. For more information about NJ TRANSIT train service and schedules please visit www.njtransit.com/pga.

There will be complimentary PGA shuttle service available between the Summit Train Station and the Irwin Park bus terminal at Baltusrol Golf Club. Travel time on the shuttle to the Championship is 10-15 minutes from the Summit Train Station. Shuttles will depart on a continuous basis or every 10 minutes during peak times. The shuttle schedule is as follows: Monday – Wednesday 6:30AM – 8PM, Thursday – Friday 6AM – 8:30PM, Saturday – Sunday 6:30AM – 8:30PM

Download the Close.by app for real time information on your iPhone


See the links below for more info on parking and transportation.