Grand Opening on Saturday

HIGHLANDS, NJ –  On Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM, Mayor O’Neil, members of the Council and representatives from the Highlands Business Partnership will cut the ribbon for another new downtown business, Il Lago, located at 122 Bay Avenue. Chef Michael D’Angelo, proprietor of Il Lago, opened for business in November 2016. Il Lago is a BYOB bistro that features authentic classic Italian cuisine.

Chef D’Angelo, who is originally from Palermo, Sicily, is a resident of Brielle, and has been in the restaurant business for 37 years. He began his career as a bus boy in the 80’s, and is now a famous restaurateur, owning 5 over the years.

“Michael decided Highlands was the perfect home for Il Lago.” “I loved the look of Bay Avenue and knew it would be an up and coming walkable hot spot,” he added. You’ll love Il Lago the minute you set foot inside their feel-good cozy dining room,” said Carla Cefalo-Braswell, President of the Highlands Business Partnership. “Chef D’Angelo creates authentic Italian dishes using the freshest ingredients and there are lots of enticing options to choose from,” she added.

Il Lago’s winter hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 5:00 – 9:30 PM, and summer hours will be Monday – Saturday, 4:30 – 10:00 PM. For more information, call 732-204-2646. Please join us as we celebrate this milestone with our friends at Il Lago. Highlands is proud to welcome them to our business community.


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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...