Pro Chefs (and Our Lifestyle Director) Love This Dinnerware Brand — And You Will Too

updated Sep 9, 2020
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With most of us cooking at home more than ever, it’s nice to find creative ways to switch up the dining experience. One of the easiest ways is through dinnerware. There’s something special about eating from a pretty plate, which can make even a plain piece of toast look fancy. So when we discovered that Jono Pandolfi, a dinnerware brand many pro chefs use at their restaurants, sells their pieces online, we had to let you know STAT. Because seriously, look at these beauties!

For the unacquainted, Jono Pandolfi’s plates, bowls, mugs, and serveware are a regular fixture at popular New York City restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad. Made in Union City, New Jersey, using old-school techniques, the stoneware pieces have a clean, minimal, and delicate look, with incredible durability.

But it’s not just pro chefs who are obsessed with the gorgeous ceramics. Kitchn’s Lifestyle Director, Lisa, owns a few pieces and absolutely loves them. “No matter what I serve on them, it somehow looks super fancy. Take these banana bread muffins, for example!” she says. “I also love that the plates are durable and dishwasher and microwave safe — because I can’t sacrifice function for form.”

Prices for Jono Pandolfi’s pieces start as low as $15, and there’s truly something for everyone, including the timeless Coupe collection, featuring a round design with traditional rims, and the more modern Square-Sided collection. Both are sold by the piece or set and available in a simple white and moody midnight moss glaze, while the Square-Sided line also comes in a birch glaze.

Jono Pandolfi also stocks coffee and tea essentials like mugs, creamers, and teapot, along with serving bowls, platters, condiment bowls, and bread plates. More recently, they launched a limited-edition collection that gives their classic designs a colorful spin with glossy ombre glazes, deep blue hand-painted bands, and soothing turquoise washes. There’s also a fermentation crock pot that’s so pretty, you’ll want to display it on your coffee table — pungent smells notwithstanding.

If you’re ready to take your home-cooked meals to the next level, then you’ll definitely want to check out Jono Pandolfi. Because what’s better than successfully nailing your family’s favorite restaurant-style meal at home? The restaurant-style presentation, of course!

Explore the complete Jono Pandolfi collection!