Coltello Ristorante Italiano
Never wrote a review beforeNever wrote a review before but had to for this visit. What a place. Food was great. Service was professional and friendly and the atmosphere was unhurried. We sat for 2+ hours on a Saturday night. Reasonably priced as well. Looking forward to our next opportunity to dine here. Recommend without hesitation.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Kept SecretI came in for dinner with friends on a Wednesday night and we all decided to do the pasta. What a fantastic choice. The food was out of this world. Hats off to the chef Domonic Conti what a talent you have. Our waiter Mike what is there to say every restaurant should have a Mike he was superb. Everthing about the restaurant was first class.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, a great experience!We returned for our second visit and loved it! The food is delicious and the service is excellent.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a phenomenal meal.....neverAlways a phenomenal meal.....never disappoints....6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMJust terrificAnother awesome dinner. We just celebrated our anniversary at Coltello's. just another terrific dining experience. The meal, the atmosphere, the attention from staff......did I mention the meal? Simply love this place. Would I recommend to friends? We've brought local friends here, met others here, told others about it, brought friends here from Delaware. It really is a gem. You won't be rushed as they tell you "it's your table for the night". Bring a nice bottle of wine, your date, an appetite, and enjoy.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJune 1 Anniversary DinnerThis was my first visit - had tried to get reservations on several occasions. Shows how popular the restaurant is. Service and wait staff were polite, knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. The food (most importantly) met my expectations - and the bar was set fairly. Can't wait to go back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and ServiceDuck and polenta fries were wonderful. Entrees were fresh and well conceived. Great farm to table place. Service was very attentive.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSetting was great, food wasSetting was great, food was sensational, service was excellent. We will go back with friends5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden AwayBut, easy to get to in this most wonderful little town of Crosswick ,NJ. Delicious food. Probably our 8th time there. Try the small plates. We had three that were outstanding. The scallops were great too.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite NJ restaurant,My favorite NJ restaurant, hidden in a quant town.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!Four of us went and this was our third or fourth time there. Highly recommend the flat bread appy! Everything was delicious! I had the veal which was easily the best I've ever had. Hubby had a pasta dish which he loved. Risotto was awesome as well.
We had a great time.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Experience!Overall one of the best restaurants anywhere! The appetizers, main entree, the dessert, the service were all excellent! The owner visits every table & the servers were very knowledgable, pleasant & attentive.
This is now our favorite place to eat!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMsuperb dining near TrentonHad dinner at Coltello's on Sat. night, mid-May. Booked an early table owing to other things going on so we were alone in the restaurant for the first 30 min. or so - but the restaurant was fully booked for the night. We were graciously greeted and seated. The menu was thoroughly explained to us so that we could order appropriately. There were 7 sections: small plates, salumi, cheese, flat breads, antipastos, pastas, and entrees. The first four sections are meant to be shared around the table. We had arrancini and a selection of 3 salumi - all really nicely presented and extremely tasty. (Whoops, way over my character limit, check out review on Trip Advisor, note spelled with one 'l" there, search for Crosswicks, NJ).5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favoriteOnce again another great dinner! Great tuna tartar app! Coming back with friends next week5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Favorite Place!!!My husband and l have been frequenting this restaurant for a couple years now and have NEVER been disappointed! We love it so much my husband through me a birthday party there. The food is always exceptional and unique. The servers are knowledgeable and very courteous. You can tell that everyone who works there truly cares about the food they are preparing. They use local, fresh ingredients and the menu is always changing. The duck fries are INSANELY good as is their house cured meats. Trust me, you will not be disappointed! Keep in mind, though, it is a byob.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a fabulous experienceHave been there for special occasions as well as just a Saturday night out. Regardless of the occasion, Coltello always delivers a gem of an evening. The food is superb and the staff do a great job. The wait staff really know the food exceptionally well. I recommend Coltello's all the time. Thanks for being part of our community!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always!I have been to Coltellas plenty of times for dinner each time better than the last! I went for the first time for Brunch on Mother's Day and it was delicious. We sampled plenty of appetizers that all tasted great some which are on the dinner menu. We had 8 people and everyone loved their choices. LOVE COLTELLAS!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunchAmazing food and friendly staff! Will def be going back soon. The brunch was delicious.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic FoodThe food at Coltello's is excellent. It's like nothing you can get in this area. Every dish is made really special and unique. I have never had a bad meal there. I look forward to going back again and again. The service is outstanding, especially Mike Longo. He is a wonderful server, very informative and friendly. The atmosphere in the restaurant is pleasant and romantic and all the staff is friendly and helpful.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways the best!Excellent food prepared to order in a creative way. The food is fantastic. The wait staff is energetic and personable. The proprietor who also functions as a gracious host is quick with a smile and conversation. Fun, cozy atmosphere.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ! Excellent! ExcellentExcellent ! Excellent! Excellent !! We have been multiple times , always spot on.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy comfortable diningWonderful welcome as if you we're dining at a friends .Service exellent always on top of all our tables needs,but never in our way. FOOD FABULOUS .There were a variety of choices from salads ,appetizers and dinners.We were a large party and all felt the flavor,presentation and selection was good for all .At the beginning of our meal the owner came over to our table and went through menus items and any questions we had.By the way if you have room for dessert also made on premises and delicious.Our compliments to the Anthony Gervasie,John Tavalars,Dominic Conti thank you for lovely experience highly recommend to everyone.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe appetizers, pork belly that was so unbelievably decadent, the fig salad and the tuna tar tar all made to order, were outstanding. What ever they do the pork chop, keep doing it! The veal tenderloin, the marinated strip both equally tasty and satisfying. Nanas meatballs are like a hug from your Nana. . Desserts were also yummy, the highlight was the Fried dough with rosemary caramel sauce. OMG you need your own cup of that to dip just about anything, extraordinary.
It was a pleasure to be taken care of by Mike. Greeted us as old friends, so warm and welcoming. He was very informed on the menu and the preparations of everything we asked for. A wonderful dining experience with a flavor bursting meal. Anthony, thank you. Bravo Coltello!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and food!!Very attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Fresh, innovative cuisine.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTried it againFirst came here a few times a year or so ago Thought it was hit or miss sometimes great others so so We heard that they had changed for the better Boy did they!!! Mike our waiter was great Very knowledgeable about the menu and all the flavors of everything on it Dinner was excellent !!! Will be back soon with friends!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for Brunch afterWent there for Brunch after my Daughter's First Communion. It was a fantastic experience. Had a party of 9 which they accommodated without any issues! Great flat bread appetizers and their meatballs are the best! Third time there and they have never let me down!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCostello's is awesome! I haveCostello's is awesome! I have been there approximately 4 times and had the same wonderful experience every time. The food as always was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant. I can't wait to go there again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently well preparedConsistently well prepared food.....always an interesting menu.....4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNew York City food in suburban NJAbsolutely phenomenal meal! The staff was attentive and courteous, and the owner was vibrant and engaging. It was our first time there and without a doubt it will become a staple for us. We loved that it was BYOB. We tried a number of items on the menu including the prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella, the pork belly which was maybe the best thing I ever ate, the fig and gorgonzola salad, the muscles with a sauce that was so amazing I took it home to freeze and cook with later, the gnocchi with cauliflower, and the scallops which were cooked to perfection. I hate to write such a fantastic review because I want to be able to get a table in this quaint restaurant but it is well deserved.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our fourth time atThis was our fourth time at Coltello's and we will keep returning. In a couple of months they are moving to a new location. We are excited for this as it means it will have a cafe and be open for lunch as well. We can't wait! This is our favorite local restaurant and we will return again and again. I highly recommend brunch here as well. You can try a lot of the dinner items at a very reasonable price. The food and service here ae amazing. You will not be disappointed.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll let you in on a secret...Did you ever find a great place to dine and you were not sure if you really wanted to tell every body about it? Well here's mine. Excellent food, delivered by a staff who are genuinely interested in your enjoyment (and feedback as well). The charcuterie selections we had were delicious: Duck Pastrami, Wild Boar sausage, and Tartufo Salami each did their magic across the palate. That was followed up by the Tonno which was equally delicious. The place is a little small, and it's B.Y.O.B. but while your dining, you feel the energy of the staff who are genuinely interested in your enjoyment of their fine cuisine. The place was incredible and I will definitely be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYour restaurant is a greatYour restaurant is a great find, I have always had a great dinning experience with a very comfortable and cozy atmosphere with very friendly servers. I will definitely follow you to your next destination!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother awesome meal. TheAnother awesome meal. The best Tuna i have had in years. Michael is a first class waiter.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen we arrived at ColtelloWhen we arrived at Coltello the small parking lot was full and they had valet parking which I thought unusual for a BYOB. I hate valet parking! Upon entering the restaurant the noise level, which we later learned from the owner was "energetic", was deafening as there were two tables of twelve on either dside of the dining room. One table was rather "lubricated" while the other was just revving up. Needless to say, my wife and I could barely hear each other speak with raised voices. The restaurant was also a little on the cool side. Putting all of that aside, the food here is wonderful! From the unusual take on garlic bread to the mussel appetizer to our main courses this food is noteworthy!! We will undoubtedly be returning!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMClearly run by people whoClearly run by people who care about the quality of their food and want to make the dining experience a bit more adventuresome by offering some of their own Charcuterie creations which we found to be very good indeed. The staff was very attentive and formally informal which made the experience a pleasant one.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMbest brunch ever!Amazing brunch. Delicious food, friendly staff, and great service as always.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOrdered lamb which came outOrdered lamb which came out underdone for me.....was quickly rectified...3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, staff and experienceThe food, staff and experience are fabulous.
It started as a special occassion place,
Now we're there about every other week!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing and the serviceFood was amazing and the service was outstanding. We had an unbelievably great time and the staff could not have been friendlier.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA little slice of heavenWe love dining at Coltello's. Every meal is better than the last. Six of us ate here on Saturday night and everyone had a great time. Can't wait for our next visit.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNot Your Average Italian Cuisine!We were told about this place from friends of ours and had to check it out. Amazing food! Not your run of the mill Italian restaurant. High quality food at a decent price. I had the Sea Bass and it was absolutely delicious. My husband had the Diver Scallops that were superb! The owner, Tony, came over to our table and talked to us in great length. He made us feel very welcomed. We will be coming back in a few weeks to bring some friends of ours from out of town. I am sure they will be just as impressed as we were.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an amazing night! EverythingWhat an amazing night! Everything was top notch. We were seated promptly and loved that the owner came to go over the menu with us. His recommendations were pitch perfect and his personality really set the tone for the night! The crispy pork belly appetizer was so amazing we almost ordered it again for dessert. Nonna's meatballs reminded me of my own grandmother's "secret" recipe. The salads were so fresh and delicious. I had the pork chop and my wife and friend had the steak entree -- both were perfectly seasoned and cooked. We loved that you could really taste the flavor of the meat as opposed to just seasoning. Ricotta cheesecake and canolis for dessert topped off a perfect night. Well done! We'll definitely be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can't go wrong diningYou can't go wrong dining here, unless you didn't make a reservation, especially on weekends. Order one of everything on the menu, sit back and enjoy!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood overall choice.BYOB. Nice decor. Friendly staff. Good food. Sea bass and shrimp entree is excellent. Pork chop entree is very good. The appetizers were just ok. Overall a nice restaurant worth checking out for datenight.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dining experience.Another great dining experience. Food was wonderful. Lots of fun.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Excellent findOverall everything was excellent, the owner/chef personally came out and explained the entire menu to both of us and the servers were just there enough to not be annoying or make you feel neglected.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNYC fine quality restaurantA lovely place out in the "country". Beautiful room, knowledgeable service (owner was enthusiastic, friendly and explained many of the dishes). Very competent service from Jackie. Eat the salumi and you really are in Italy, same for the cheeses. Brunch was a fantastic deal - large portion of crispy pork belly for $5, giant portion of patata also $5 that four people could easily share. ! Prices at brunch very reasonable. There will be so much you want to order. On Wednesday evenings, they have a 3-course dinner for 24.99. This is truly a hidden gem that more people should know about. They say they'll be moving to Allentown in April - the former Black Forrest.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AM