MR AND MRS MIKE "DUFFY" ASSELTA
OWNERS OF "DUFFINETTIS"
The Asselta family established themselves in the restaurant business in 1947,
and this is the history of our restaurant experience:
1947 - Garden State Restaurant - Davis & Pacific, Wildwood
1959 - Garden State Restaurant - Taylor & Pacific, Wildwood
1963 - Duffy's on the Lake, Wildwood Crest
1964 - Asselta's Italian Villa - Heather & New Jersey, Wildwood
Asselta's Restaurant in the Pan American Motel, Wildwood Crest
1965 - Duffinetti's - Duffy and Mary Asselta built this restaurant in Wildwood Crest
1978 - Sold Duffinetti's to daughter, Trish, your proprietor!
1978 - During the winter months, Duffinetti's took on a whole new look. Our dining room turned in to a nursery school where children three to five years of age arrived to learn at Sleepy Hollow Learning Center
1994 - Our daughter, Allison, started her herb garden creating great improvements to our menu. Now we can boast not only "homemade," but also "home grown." Taste the difference!
1999 - The next generation, David, Allison and grand-daughter, Madison Rose, return to continue the Asselta family heritage
2003 - Mama Asselta, at age 89, returns to make the pastas - somehow everything seems to taste better
SHE IS NOW 95 AND STILL GOING STRONG GOD BLESS MAMA ASSELTA
2005 - Duffinetti's closes after 57 years in business. Thanks for the memories!
2006- Granddaughter Evelyn Mae is born 8/10
2012- Allison (daughter) marries Christopher DiAntonio (Mgr./Chef /Force behind Beach Creek Restaurant and childhood best friend)
Michael "Duffy" Asselta, "Mr. Duffinetti" 1904 - 1994
Mary Rose Smaniotto Asselta 1914 - 2011 (97). We will greatly miss this wonderful women. She was the backbone of our family and left us a great Legacy. Until a few months ago, she was still cleaning the herbs for my Duffinetti's Italian Finishing Sauce. She was my best friend.
1994 UNTIL??? MARKETING OUR FAMOUS HOME MADE FINISHING AND DIPPING SAUCE FOR YOU, OUR CUSTOMER, TO ENJOY.
CHECK OUT OUR SHOW DATES, WE MAY BE PARTICIPATING AT A SHOW NEAR YOU!!!!!
Thank you for your continued patronage over these 64 years! -Trish Asselta
DUFFINETTI'S REOPENS 2012 AQUA BEACH CAFE
SMALLER BUT THE SAME QUALITY, FRIENDLY, FAMILY RESTAURANT YOU LOVED
(COME VISIT US AT BUTTERCUP RD AND THE BEACH IN THE CREST)