Asbury Park

Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant

May 24, 2014

In 1982 Diane Marrucca and her husband, Jimmy, opened Jimmy’s Restaurant on Asbury Avenue in Asbury Park. “We were operating a successful wholesale produce business right around the corner. We were tired of going to New York for a good meal, so we decided to buy Freddie’s Restaurant and Pizzeria,” she explains.

Diane and her late husband, Jimmy, wanted to keep it small. “We wanted to use quality, fresh ingredients and prepare meals to order; nothing frozen, nothing pre-made. You couldn’t get that around here.” Jimmy’s was a success from the day the doors first opened. Although the decor has changed on several occasions, the quality of food has remained consistant. It’s a family atmosphere at Jimmy’s, where the customers feel like family. Most of the staff has been there since day one.

1405 Asbury Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

May 24, 2014