Acquaviva
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Acquaviva

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.acquaviva-dellefonti.com/
  • Phone: 9083010700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, International
  • Executive Chef: Jesus Cruz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Acquaviva
Our seasonaly oriented new American cuisine is highlighted by fresh , local, ingredients. We offer a variety of distinct dining experiences throughout the various areas of our restaurant. If weather permits, dining Al Fresco on our brick patio is an opportunity not to be missed
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Acquaviva reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Yum
    jbhazeVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Picked this restaurant at random because of the location. We were so pleasantly surprised the second we stepped foot inside. A beautiful, quaint restaurant that had a bar. The menu had so many choices that I couldn't decide what to eat. Everything we ordered was delicious! We will definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbearably Loud
    SandyW
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Unfortunately, this restaurant has seen better days. The acoustics in the main part of the restaurant made it so loud that it made it almost impossible to have a conversation. The food was fair to good but not worth the intolerable sound level. Sadly, I will not be returning to this once gem in the neighborhood.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    The food was excellent. The noise ws atypical because a large group of vibrant young women were seated next to us. Not ordinarily the case. Place busy, so service not up to customary level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It could be more peaceful
    Paolo
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The old bank redo is charming. Definitely great food and friendly service. The acoustics are just awful. Sound dampening is needed on the walls and ceiling at the very least. We will be back, no matter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    This place has a great atmosphere, the service was impeccable, and the good was just delicious. Great place for anniversaries and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was excellent and the
    TheBigGuyVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Dinner was excellent and the service was fine. Wine selections , however, are only mediocre, and by-the-glass- choices should be upgraded.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    FoodieGirl
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The menu looked really good, but in execution, it was only okay, and it was pricey. Nice atmosphere (tableclothes, nice decor), but not worth the $$$. I have a digestive issue, so I asked for carrots to be cooked very well (I asked for "almost to mush"), and they were barely sautéd. When I mentioned it, they were gracious, and said it would take 15 minutes to prepare more carrots, so they offered a substitution (asparagus). By the time they brought out the vegetable, we had finished our meal. They did wrap it up for me, though.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food is always above average
    Delia
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I've bee here a number of times over the last 10 years and the food is always excellent. One caveat is the portion size in the past few years has reduced considerably. :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable and well priced
    Ruby
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    We went during the restaurant week special and had the $20 three course meal. Was v tasty and not rushed. Only issue was the pricing of wine at 3x that you pay for retail. Seems a bit steep
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious/romantic.
    Westfield007
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Great service. Food was delicious. Patient staff. We have a 3 year old which can make dinning out difficult at times. The staff was very accommodating and peaceful. Food presentation was high class. Portions at first seem small, but did the job filling us up. Great house wines. Nice looking bar professional guests. Far from a dive this us upperclass place but dress attire is casual. Would recommend this place for a great date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy in the front room.
    avkat
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Very noisy in the front room. Back room was fairly empty, so noise level there was OK while we were there. The short ribs were very good, but a little pricey at $26. Service was unremarkable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor impression
    Majqueen53
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Went for lunch during restaurant week. Food was horrible. Crab cakes filled with bread and little crab, chicken Milanese made with frozen cutlet. Come on Acquaviva, is this what you serve to impress new customers? We won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would Return
    Delicious4me
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    I was very pleased with everything the entire evening. I knew I made a good choice when I chose this restaurant. Will definitely return in the future,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Spot
    OpenTableDiner2013VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    I had a great meal at Acquaviva. The restaurant itself has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere and all the staff members were personable, professional and appropriately attentive. The food was beautifully plated and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to Acquaviva for restaurant
    JERSEYGIRL
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Went to Acquaviva for restaurant week and it was superb!We will DEFINITELY go back long before restaurant week comes round again. The food is farm-to-table, all made on the premises. That made for the best buffalo mozzarella this side of Italy. Dishes were presented well, well-sized and scrumptious. Mediterranean meatballs were quite good but beware - they are quite spicy. We shared the lemon sole and the grilled salmon - both delectable. Nothing missed a beat here. Service was attentive without hovering. Great meal! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We selected Aquaviva to take
    PartyofFor
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We selected Aquaviva to take advantage of the end of summer good weather. It is BYOB outdoors on the patio and despite the pedestrian and side street traffic it was a pleasant dining experience. Our party of six all enjoyed their meals and remarked it was a good value considering the local options. Parking was very convenient. After dinner we took a short stroll around the downtown Westfield area; did some window shopping and picked up a gelato for dessert on Quimby Street.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was just okay, nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    The food was just okay, nothing special, nothing terrible. It's overpriced for what it is.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time
    George
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Was given a gift card so we gave it a shot. The food and service were well worth the cost. I had the scallops and gnocchi appetizer followed by the short rib dinner while my wife had the beet salad and the seafood risotto. Both meals were fantastic, the desert menu looked nice but we skipped it, we were full. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    First time i went here food was great... this last time food was meh.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, nice atmosphere.
    eabm
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    great food, nice atmosphere. dined outside. service initially slow but picked up to a normal pace. will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Great food and service. Absolutely loved the outdoor patio! Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    This used to be such a great place...not sure what happened..all four meals were uneatable. Risotto was like mush. Salmon overdone and tough, not even sure it was salmon. Crab cakes were all filler and ravioli's were pasty and barely had any filler. Not sure if it's new owners or not but I won't be going back and it's a shame. Martini was watered down and had an onion in it that I think was older than me.
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  • Bad night
    Nicole
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    My husband and I have dined here several times and always had a wonderful time. This past weekend we came here with our extended family and the service, food and general attitude of staff was terrible. We had no assigned server, our appetizers and food came out as if they had been under headlamps for quite awhile after a long wait. We could not get a drink order refilled and when we finally did get someones attention they were rude. all in all It was a terrible night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    WestifieldDinning
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Took my wife here for Date night, and had a wonderful time. The place has a NYC feel, but none of the hassle. Food came out perfectly done, and the staff made you feel very welcome but gave you nice distance and privacy. I will go back and recommend to all to go enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo Acquaviva!
    MSomersVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    My boyfriend and I were recently given a gift certificate to Acquaviva. We don't live in the area and made the trip over to Westfield to give the place a shot. We were both pleasantly surprised. The food was all delicious and fresh. The service was just as notable. The food/wine/dessert recommedations we received from the staff were all fantastic. It may be a little out of our way but, we will definitely be back for seconds at Acquaviva!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    MrValencia1
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    The restaurant cared for not only us as customers, but as people. They treated the anniversary dinner I had reserved with respect and kindness. The service even though it was not a busy day, was still exellent. I have not and will not mention the food because of it were me I would want to rob anyone of the great experiance of Aquaviva
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was tasty, but service sloppy
    SPSarah
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    My husband and I recently ate at Acquaviva for an anniversary dinner. First, let me comment that in honor of our special occasion, the restaurant gave us a free dessert drink; that was very sweet of them. Overall, we were happy with the quality of the food. There was a nice selection of choices, and the end result was tasty. We were less thrilled with the service, which was sloppy overall. Nothing egregious, but we just spent more time waiting than we would have liked. The staff also tended to bang things down (e.g., the butter for the bread, the silverware).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worst food ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    nothing interesting nor tasty amongst the six different appetizers ordered. will not return.
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  • This restaurant is very inconsisten
    SparkieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    This restaurant is very inconsistent. You cannot rely on a decent experience at all. They are sure they are an. 11 out of ten in every way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food in comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Very good food in comfortable setting. We love sitting in the outdoor garden but it was a bit wet and chilly out on our last visit. Looking forward to summer evenings outside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been here before and
    Here4uVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Have been here before and it was much better. I guess because it was Mother's Day the service and food were off.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love it! I had a great time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I love it! I had a great time. I had my wedding reception here and my daughter baptism party too and the service is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Foie Gras!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    We arrived and were seated promptly. The food was good and came out on time, the waiter was attentive and gave nice suggestions. The dinning room is painted with restoration hardware colors and is decorated tastefully. I would definilty go back for the foie gras, the presentation and taste were perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant w/an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Excellent restaurant w/an exciting menu. Very nice service all around. The only bad thing is that it is incredibly noisy. Hard wood and nothing soft along the walls to absorb sounds. Could hear every fork in the place hit the plates. This can never be a top-notch restaurant until that problem is corrected. But don't let that stop you from dining here. It's worth it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Combination of superior food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Combination of superior food and service made for for any extremely enjoyable dining experience. I would recommend to all I know as a great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My date and I were treated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    My date and I were treated like royalty. We were very well attended to and offered an entree, appetizer size complimentary. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very romantic. We were originally seated in the main dining area but then were moved to a secluded spot where they dimmed the lights and it was like we were the only ones in the restaurant. The assistant manager was very knowledgable about the wine list and the alternate we were offered from our selection was spot on. Our overall experience was definitely outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place, surprisingly quiet
    NotHappyVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Nice place, surprisingly quiet for a Friday night. Staff was friendly. Tre Mare & Handmade Ravioli were very good dishes. Overall food and service was good but nothing extraordinary. A very, very nice restaurant ....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay...not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    The food was actually very good but the décor and ambiance leave much to be desired. Salmon was very good but I’d be shocked if it was anything but farm raised. Service was pretty good as well.
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  • This restaurant has more potential
    JERSEYGIRL
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    This restaurant has more potential than actual value. The kitchen is solid - very good food, well-presented with fresh ingredients. The problem is the ambience is ho-hum and the service was okay but rushed. There was no time between courses. At these prices, I like to have the option of savoring my meal. The restaurant was empty on a recent Monday night (only one other table in the place) and although we were rushed through our food, they didn't mind us lingering over coffee. I would have preferred lingering over the food.
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  • Very Good Food and Service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Very Good Food and Service. Could do without the piped in music
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic