Boozy Burbs

Boozy Burbs

Owners Michael & Linda Passaro have purchased Primo Amore Bistro in Hawthorne and re-opened it with quite a few changes including a new chef, new menu and updated decor.

They’ve spent alot of time in Italy traveling and felt it was a good time with grown children to get back in the game. They hired their new chef from II Piccolo in Ridgewood who developed the menu and weekly Chef specials. Click to read more


We offer more modern versions of traditional dishes. One popular appetizer is pallinas, risotto balls served on a bed of roasted red peppers, she reported. Also popular is the salmon stuffed with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and atichoke hearts. And, Linda said, the cappuccino gelato is a favorite dessert Click to read more

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Cosmos Soccer Sponsorship

Owners Michael and Linda Passaro know giving back to the community is an integral aspect of a successful business. The local Hawthorne Cosmos soccer team is sponsored by Primo Amore Bistro to help purchase uniforms and equipment for the soccer season.

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Bergen Magazine

Creating modern Italian cuisine, Primo Amore Bistro relaunched with new owners, new chef, and new menu. Owners Linda and Michael Passaro were inspired by Treviso, Italy travel and bring new light italian trends to northern new Jersey. Click to see the whole article

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Northern Highlands Paper Sponsorship

Owners Linda and Michael Passaro live in Bergen County and are alumni of Northern Highlands, where their children now attend. Their son explained the newspaper (that Linda once wrote for in the 1980s) is not funded by the school and relies upon outside sponsorship. Primo Amore advertising supports the continued publication of the The Fling.



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Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce

Primo Amore is a proud member of the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce & a sponsor of A Taste of Hawthorne, presented by the Rotary Club.