About Our Restaurant

 One of New Jersey's top Executive Chefs, Anton Testino, best known for competing on Food Network's Chopped, and Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen, welcomes you to his Italian Restaurant, serving his extraordinary and unique style of cuisine, which is infused with other cultural influences, creating an original one of a kind menu. This makes, Axton's, by Chef Anton Testino, one of the only Rustic Italian Steak and Seafood Restaurants in Northern New Jersey. There is an inviting ambiance from the moment you walk through the door and enter the dining room.  You get a cozy and warm nostalgic sensation of a small Italian countryside village restaurant. It's intimate, classically modern design with a full open kitchen view is perfect for couples and friends to have dinner. 

About Our Chef


Renowned Chef Anton Testino  Restaurateur, has opened and Partnered in a string of restaurants throughout the state of New Jersey starting with Axton's, and new up rising Franchise Donna's Pizza .

Chef Anton  hit celebrity status after competing on (Food Network's "Chopped" and Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen"). He stood out and shined with his bold combinations and unique cooking style, making  him recognized by his peers and mentors as one of The Best Chefs in the industry today. His personality has made him an instant success on the small screen, which has opened many doors and given him multiple opportunities in the culinary world. 

The Food

 Axton's is not just a restaurant, it's part of the local community, which is why Owner & Executive Chef Anton Testino gets all of his poultry, meats, seafood and produce delivered fresh daily from local markets right in our neighborhood.

Reserve a Table

Online Reservations are for tables up to 4 guests.  Otherwise please call 973-831-0037 for larger tables.  

Patio seating is now open weather permitting, and cannot be reserved.  Walk ins seated First come, First served. 


Chef Anton Testino's Inspiration



A veteran of the restaurant business, Anton Testino serves food inspired by his life. For the past 31 years, Testino survived a rollercoaster career, from failing in his first restaurant endeavor to wowing Wolfgang Puck on Fox’s competitive cooking show, "Hell’s Kitchen". Testino describes his cuisine as rustic Italian, and each dish he serves is one of his personal favorites.  

Northen Jersey .com

There is no mistaking the deep, gravely voice of chef Anton Testino – food television fans may recall it from his stints competing on the Food Network's "Chopped" or Fox's "Hell's Kitchen." Today, it often emerges over the clatter of the open kitchen at his intimate Pompton Lakes restaurant, Axton's, where Testino can be found cooking for a 55-seat dining room that he says has been crowded since the day he opened in November. 

Wayne magazine

 Specialties: Born and raised in the food industry, Chef Anton Testino starting cooking at age 14 before continuing on to culinary school, winning numerous competitions thereafter. He then competed... 


We're Looking Forward to Serving You

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Axton's By Chef Anton Testino

437 Ringwood Avenue, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442, United States




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