Anna's Ristorante
Anna's Ristorante

Anna's Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.annasristorante.com/
  • Phone: 9082734448
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday: 11:30pm - 4:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Di Pietro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering up to 100 people

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple Street
  • Public Transit: We are located right across from the Summit train station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. There are also three parking lots 5 minutes away, walking distance from Brix, located on Maple Street, Springfield Ave. and Beach Wood. All lots are free after 6 o'clock and free Saturday and Sunday all day.
A word from Anna's Ristorante
Anna's Ristorante satisfies the most demanding palates with a selection of dishes whose range includes gourmet pizza, prepared in an authentic brick oven, melt-in-your mouth homemade pastas, and a variety of succulent meat and fresh fish dishes.

Located on Union Place across from the train station, if you are in search of a romantic evening, a special night with the family, or simply a good experience, this is the place to visit.

Executive Chef Giuseppe Di Pietro brings with him the dignity of an artiste.
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Anna's Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (31)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (21)fit for foodies (14)kid-friendly (13)great for lunch (13)special occasion (9)hot spot (9)romantic (7)scenic view (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • kfj1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The kitchen screwed up and our order took an inordinate amount of time - tables around us who were seated after us and had their orders taken subsequent to ours were served well before us. Since the waiter was relevantly new, it took the inclusion of the manager to get our food. The excuses were not realistic by either of them. Although one party asked that her soup come out with the main course, we were told that confused the kitchen yet the soup came out last.
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  • great gluten free
    glutonfree
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Amazing....gluten free. Loved the pasta....cant wait for the pizza
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED Anna's and well return!!!
    Lilly
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I purchased an Amazon Local deal for Anna's. The reviews looked good so I thought "why not?" It was fantastic! My husband had an amazing Sausage Lasagna and I had short ribs that came with mushroom risotto. OMG it was a party in my mouth. We split a dessert add well. It was baked apple dessert in some type of filo type shell with ice cream. Delicious. I cannot wait to return. The portions are nice with doggy bag potential. :) The staff and service was very good. The place is casual, the tables are not on top of each other, the outdoor seating is a plus (we ate indoors because a storm was brewing). It was a nice location with a great vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for lunch
    JoanKS
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I met my brother for lunch here. There was enough variety for both of us to pick something that we liked. The ingredients were fresh and the food tasted good. I would go here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    foody22
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Very good restaurant. Food is good and not expensive. Comfortable and friendly dinning room with outdoor tables. Lasagna was great. We were a party of six and everyone was happy with the food and the service. This is a BYOB restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Jackpenny
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Disappointed in both the food and service. However, it was a beautiful night to be outdoors.
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  • Sneee
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Service and food are great.. Excellent deserts too
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOt what I expected
    mydinningexperienceVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Nice atmosphere, sat outside on a great summer night. Too bad the waiter acted like he had no desire to be there!. Food was ok, average at best., that would have been ok if the service was at least average. Maybe he was having a bad night; so I guess we should too!
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  • Across from Summit train station
    BeachEsqVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Anna's Ristorante is located across from the Summit train station. Excellent Italian cuisine at reasonable prices. A limited liquor license with a very nice and reasonably priced wine selection. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always
    dutchessnancyVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We always go to Anna's for family get togethers, and she never disappoints. Our favorites are nori tuna and Anna's lasagne. We also enjoyed the dessert sampler.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian Dinner
    Nim22
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My girlfriend and I ate dinner recently at Anna's Ristorante with my sister and we all had a great time with good food. Perfect place to bring family and friends for dinner. Would definitely recommend it to anyone in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    LJandDani
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The service was great everyone was friendly, and the bus boys were funny real cool guys, they waited until my date and I were done to close up. I love Anna's because of it good food and great location, away from the madness and the traffic. Always will be a place I would tell my friends to go. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mrbusinessman
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food, service and ambiance would revisit many times
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good go to restaurant
    GoadadVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good food, good service. When we need a place to go this is one of our go to places. I enjoyed the mixed baby greens salad with Gorgonzola and the salmon digonaise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food at a Fair Price!
    Dinedaily7VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    While everyone there seems snooty and aggravated, it has good food. They tend to rush you, second visit we ordered our food one course at a time They do not charge a corkage fee and they also serve wines. Service without a smile, however very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • BeachEsqVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Excellent Italian food, attentive service, reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service; Great Food
    Sarah205VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We enjoyed a fantastic dinner on the patio. The food was fresh, and the chef was adaptive. Our daughter had food constraints, and the chef reworked the dish to give her a good meal without the offending ingredient. Service was attentive without being overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Summer Outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We ate outdoors - food was good and was a short walk from the Summit Train Station
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Good food, Indifferent service
    CuttyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went there for the 2nd time on a Saturday night after having a great meal a few months ago. While the food was very good and the service quick, the waiter seemed indifferent and disinterested. Although I was told I would be charged extra, I was very surprised to be charged $4.95 extra (on a $21.95 pasta dish) to substitute whole wheat linguini in my dish - despite the fact that Anna's boasts a healthy food section of their menu with several whole wheat pastas available and an extensive Gluten-free menu. Was also surprised to see the restaurant empty at 10 pm on a Saturday night but perhaps they now get an earlier crowd. Several other restaurants on the street and around the corner seemed much more active.
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  • Elsie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Casual..good for our girls night out. Quiet enough for us to chat. Interesting fusion of foods, not traditional Italian. Good service
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 74 reviews are from the Anna's Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Pushy manager rushed holiday meal
    Rks9980
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made a reservation to celebrate Mother's Day and 2 birthdays. Due to some traffic, we pushed the reservation back 30min, which they accommodated with no issue. However, when we arrived, we were sat in a section apparently being served by the manager vs. the regular waitstaff (usually pretty good). He rushed us through the entire meal - from taking drink orders even before we sat down, to ordering the meal (my husband had to shout his salad order across the room because he bolted so fast), to clearing empty glasses without asking about refills. He even hovered & took the check 1min after it was signed. Understandable if they were busy, but there were at least 8 open tables. Used to be our go-to place for holidays...not anymore.
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  • Last Minute
    matlovesfood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I made the reservation just 2 hour prior and lucky to get a 7:30. I brought my own wine which you can but ordered a bottle from there list. They are allowed to serve bottles but not wine by glass. The calamari was tender and not greasy. I had a chicken special and chicken was moist and flavorful, (most place I do not order chicken because it tends to be very dry). I will return and try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Place, Gluten Free Friendly
    familyfood
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This restaurant has one of the most extensive gluten free menus i have seen, and is one of the friendliest and most accommodating staff. They are all warm and welcoming, and the manager completely aims to please - makes you feel like family. The food is truly excellent on its own, fresh and so well prepared, plus the chef will provide any change requested. Anna's provides high end quality food and service, without any of the pretense. Great for families, and large groups!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food with Variety
    Paul
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Anna's always has excellent & surprising specials along with their usual outstanding selections. A menu filled with variety, and each and every choice is done superbly.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average for food
    Table4six
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Beautiful indoor & out. Comfy seating! Desserts- chocolate flour less cake, cheesecake & tiramisu were delicious... Like all the goodies at Bovella's in Westfield. It is a BYO but, you can buy wine & sangria there! Beet salad was good. Chicken Murphy was way too hot. Waiter should have warned us. Shrimp scampi sauce was a bit tasteless. We lingered after dessert & finished our wine, almost last to leave. *Free street parking after 6pm
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    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was terrific. Easy
    WalterHarding
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Dinner was terrific. Easy to recommend. Made a reservation and was seated immediately on arrival. Very busy place, but service was on time and efficient. No rushing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Visit
    kate
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My first and second visit to this restaurant went well. The third visit, on the other hand, did not. My party of four ordered dinner at 7:15 this Saturday night and did not receive it until around 8:15. The food is slightly above average, but not worth the wait when it is crowded.
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  • Great find in Summit
    AmyEVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. We even were interrupted by a fire drill before we ordered but once we got back in everything was seamless. Food was great, service excellent. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chaos
    thomasenj
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were seated promplly away from loud large and raucous tables but not far enough. After an hour wait the food had not yet come. Then mercifully the fire alarm system was activated and the entire restaurant was evacuated. We did not return. Deus ex machina?
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  • New Find!
    MAG57
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised. I went when it was Brix 67 and it was good but Anna's is better. I was happy to see the kitchen was now closed and the dining room though a bit close created a nice atmosphere. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves as I looked around. I ordered a fish dish that was a little overdone for my taste but my husbands lasagna was delicious! The menu had a nice variety. I had trouble choosing. The cheeses appetizer was great! It had a nice selection to choose from. They also had a small wine list of CA wines even though its a BYOB. Serves by the bottle or half bottle only. I will definitely go back and try what they have. It might even be nice to just go in for wine and cheese! :)
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disapppointed
    NYCfoodVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I have eaten here before so we thought we would go back. The food is very good & thats where it ends. The service is poor . The hostess had an attitude from the moment we walked in. It is BYOB , but you can purchase wine by the bottle or half bottle only.
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  • My husband and I recently
    2eatornot2eat
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I recently met long time friends for dinner at Anna's on a Saturday night. Reservations were made and we were promptly seated. I loved that it was a BYOB. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs. We never felt rushed. In fact we were there for 2 1/2 hours chatting, eating and catching up! We shared a fried Calamari appetizer which was average. We all tasted the Beet Salad which was quite fresh and tasty! All of us enjoyed our entrees which included Chicken Parmigiana, Linguini and Shrimp in a Marinara Sauce, Margherita Chicken and Whole Wheat Penne with Chicken. I would definately recommend ths restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    kate
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Everything was pretty good, except the squirmy kid who was kicking my girlfriend. The tables are kind of close together.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tables have less than two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Tables have less than two feet of space between them. Having no privacy at all for conversation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ANOTHER GREAT MEAL
    Gina
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My husband and I returned to Anna's three weeks after our first time there. This time we brought our aunt who had not been to Anna's before. The food, service, etc. were even better this time - so much so that we will be returning this weekend when both of our children are home from college.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience!
    Bill
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    First time going to Anna's and it won't be the last! Wonderful wait staff and very attentive. I had the Veal Saltimboca and it was to die for. The veal was very tender and it had an excellent wine reduction sauce. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food moderately priced
    ROKHead
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My wife and I scrambled to find a reservation on a Saturday night in Summit and the only place of interest with availability was Anna's. We were hosting friends and were concerned that we may be in for a let down but we were both pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was lively yet we could maintain a conversation with our guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Local DIning Experience
    Gina
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I tried Anna's Ristorante in Summit the day after Valentine's Day. We both enjoyed it. Parking is not a problem since the Summit parking deck is close by. My husband ordered steak which he likes extremely rare. He is often disappointed since it usually comes out overcooked. However, he said the steak at Anna's was perfect. I had the lasagna which was a bit of a disappointment - lots of meat, sauce and cheese but I had trouble finding any pasta. But, that being said, I would return to try one of the other delicious-sounding dinners on the menu. My husband loved the bisque which was a special and I enjoyed my salad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother
    FitztoeatVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Rude hostess set the tone for the night. Asked to make a substitution and they wanted to charge $3. We are talking pasta here. And to boot there was nobody but us in the restaurant. When the dinner did come the pasta tasted like Chef Boyardee. Complete mush. The manager could care less. Didn't bother to come over and apologize or offer to make it right. On top of that, they rushed our dinners as we were not done with our first course and my husband was served his dinner and I had to wait. For mushy pasta. Could not wait to get out of there. Seriously there are so many places in Summit and the surrounding area that I would not waste your money on this place. Overpriced, less than mediocre food
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  • Anna's is a great place to eat
    DeborahVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Just ate at Anna's on a recent Saturday night, great food and a local gem especially on a cold, dreary winter night when you don 't want to have to travel far for a really good dinner. It was busy and lively and the 4 of us all enjoyed our dinners. Their choices are all delicious and the service is relaxing but on top of whatever is needed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.