I remember this busy location as Basil T's. We visited on a packed Saturday night and had a wonderful dinner. The hip vibe includes high tables mixed with regular tables, wood panels, brick walls and lots of patrons. Quality ingredients equals delicious food and they know the formula.
Burrata pizza-thin crust
Octopus-tender, slightly over salted
Pork Milanese-very good
Shrimp with zucchini risotto-perfectly cooked
Layered phyllo leaves with cannoli cream-very good but not much cannoli flavor
We loved Birravino. They own several restaurants and have the food/service side down pat. A star in Redbank.