about us

about us


Felina is set in a former iconic bank space, where architectural elements, reclaimed materials and modern touches highlight both the award-winning restaurant and luxurious ballroom. Appropriate for an intimate dining experience, hosting a lifetime milestone event or a corporate meeting.

New to the landmark hospitality portfolio, Felina is the brainchild of Frank and Jeanne Cretella and Chef / Partner Anthony Bucco.   The collaboration has proven successful, as the restaurant had quite an opening year including appearances on NJ Monthly’s Top 30, stellar reviews and being names as NJ’s Hottest New Restaurant.

Inspired by the rich culinary tradition and culture of Italy, while be sensitive to locally grown and foraged ingredients, Felina’s culinary ethos translates to menus highlighting seasonality and sustainability, while focusing on technique to curate a memorable visit. Our beverage programming is geared to reflect small producers from around the world who share our core values.

 



Executive & Co-Owner   |  Chef Anthony Bucco               

Chef, mentor, people person…. With a well-earned reputation as a stylish, rigorous chef with a strong point of view, Anthony Bucco has taken up residence at his boutique restaurant Felina, in the Village of Ridgewood. The center of the culinary universe for a young Chef Bucco happened to be the modest kitchen & garden at his grandparents’ home in Matawan, NJ. While Anthony went on to a formal culinary education, his love of ingredients, respect for the farmer, and passion for building flavor started at his childhood dinner table.

 


Chef d’ Cuisine | Martyna Krowicka

A Food Network, Chopped Champion & NJ Monthly August 2017 Covergirl, Martyna Krowicka is the Chef de Cuisine of Felina Restaurant in Ridgewood, NJ.  Martyna has become a prominent NJ chef, and her rise to stardom includes a 4-star Star Ledger review and consecutive appearances on the NJ Monthly Top 25 (2016/17) list for her work at Restaurant Latour.