Otto Strada coming to 8th & Park

Otto Strada is new Italian Eatery at 8th & Park

Quick update: Hoboken411 reader Paul tipped us off today that this “restaurant in limbo” at 743 Park finally has a name: Otto Strada.

With any luck, they’ll be open soon. But if we based it on previous track record, the first appetizer will roll out of the kitchen in 2015.

Otto Strada Hoboken NJ 743 Park Avenue

Description: Italian Eatery
Address: 743 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD

Another Italian restaurant in Hoboken?

12/11/2012 Update:

Boy, this location at 8th & Park has been in limbo for a long time – until recently. What was almost “Black Tea Optional” for close to four years looks like it’s ready to become some kind of Italian restaurant / eatery – according to what workers on scene told Hoboken411 this week.

I sure hope it’s not another Italian “deli,” and more like a formal sit down place. Because we already have Mario’s Pizza and Lisa’s Deli each just a block away!

Maybe this might work for the lazy sloths that think Washington Street is too far away and painfully uphill?

(411 Note: Below are just historical notes for this spot – “Black Tea Optional” never came to fruition)

What is taking so long for Black Tea Optional?

1/26/2011 Update:

Well over two years ago – a new sign adorned the side of this building at 8th and Park Streets in Hoboken: “Black Tea Optional – coming winter 2008.”

It’s still not open yet – hence my sarcastic caption in the recent photo below:

Black Tea Optional set to open in Hoboken


Even with tough economic times – new businesses are opening left and right in Hoboken!


A new coffee/tea/sweets shop with a clever name, “Black Tea Optional” is coming to the former Park Ave Grill / Mr. Wraps location across the street from the former Park Ave. Grill / Mr. Wraps location at 743 Park Avenue (corner of 8th.)

Hoboken411 reader elainetyger said:
“There’s a construction permit in the window – Please dear Jesus Mohammed and Buddha, no Stop Work Orders!!!

Their website shows only 3 kinds of chocolate mixtures as the foods right now. I emailed them suggesting pastry at least in the morning as their is nothing to eat in the morning on 8th Street west of Washington all the way to the light rail.”

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18 Comments on "Otto Strada coming to 8th & Park"

7 years 2 months ago

Ah, so Mr. Wraps did used to have a different location. I thought I was just crazy.

7 years 2 months ago

H411 — It’s not at the old Mr. Wraps place. It will be across the street on the corner where the day care used to be. I took a picture last night and sent it to you.

7 years 2 months ago

Mr. Wraps bounced between their current location and the 8th and Park location for about 2 years. Often, they had both stores opens serving the same menu two blocks away from each other. I never understood that…

I can’t wait for this place to open. This area of town needs something new…

7 years 2 months ago

I’m definitely excited for this place to open. I saw the sign up for a week or so now. Elaine is definitely right on about nothing to eat or coffee on the way to the light rail. This will be a great addition to the neighborhood! :)

7 years 2 months ago

Cute name.