New Bern Now visits Antonio’s Restaurant

Chef Valerie with her son, Antonio

When I heard about Antonio’s Restaurant the other day, I had to visit. When I did, I was surprised to hear they have been open for a year. It reminded me that I need to go over the bridge to James City more often as there are new places opening on a regular basis.

Laura Johnson joined me for lunch at Antonio’s. From the name, I assumed it was an Italian restaurant. Then we met Chef Valerie Morse and her three year old son, Antonio.

Chef Valerie graduated from Johnson and Wales Culinary School in Providence, RI. She moved here with her family from Boston.

With a passion for cooking, she decided to become a restaurateur and she wants people to know that her food is made from scratch.

Laura and I enjoyed our lunch and she said that it was the best burger she’s had in a long time. You could tell it was handmade.

Chef Valerie has a large menu with a variety of food including wraps, sandwiches, soups, salads, pasta, and more! She also specializes in vast assortment of desserts from red velvet cake, pineapple upside down cake, mini German pancakes, pies, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, muffins and other sweets. She also serves Sunday brunch.

Join Chef Valerie, Servers Kateleigh Love and Kelly Sanborn, her family, and friends as they celebrate their First year Anniversary on August 20th.

Antonio’s also hosts wine parings with Cravin’ Wine.

It was a pleasure meeting Chef Valerie, Kelly, Antonio, and Valerie’s Father.

We highly recommend you visit them for lunch, dinner, and/or Sunday Brunch!

Antonio’s Restaurant is located at 1706-E Hwy 70 East (next to Dun’ Artie Salon). Check out their website, Facebook page, or call 252-633-3223 to place a takeout order.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm; Sunday: 10am – 2pm; Moday: Closed

Please let us know if you know about a new place or one that’s not listed on New Bern Now and we will be happy to promote it! Thank you.

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Wendy Card

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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