Creating Matta Donna Italian restaurant wasn't a crazy idea 
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trained at the French Culinary Institute (FCI) and establishing an Italian restaurant, seems odd, right? Not so, says Ed Joyce, who runs the kitchen and is part owner of the new Matta Donna Italian restaurant in Boonton. Although people associate the FCI with mostly French cuisine, Joyce learned the basics of many cuisines, including Italian. And, Joyce added, when he opened his restaurant, he designed the menu after meals found in Northern Italy, which borders France.

The result is caramelized onion and goat cheese pizza, white wine and garlic roasted mussels, citrus tagliatelle tossed with mascarpone cheese, fried risotto balls, and spaghetti carbonara, to name a few. Joyce he has a fondness for pizza and wanted to include it, so he offers pizza with a variety of toppings served with either regular or thin crusts.

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Fine Italian Dining at Matta Donna Ristorante & Pizzeria in Boonton, New Jersey
January 2010
NeighborhoodNews – Fayson Lakes edition
by Carolyn Cohn

If you are in the mood for some wonderful Italian food, check out Matta Donna Ristorante at 304 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, New Jersey, 07005, 973-334-7138.

Matta Donna had its grand opening on October 27 of last year. The restaurant, which had been owned and operated for over 30 years by Freddy and Maria Mastria and was known as Eduardo’s Pizzeria, was bought by the Joyce family. Brothers Edward and Zach Joyce and mother, Barbara, all work in the restaurant. Edward, Barbara, and a close friend of the family, William Whitehouse, who are all classically trained chefs, grace the restaurant with their culinary talents. Zach manages the restaurant.

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