Coltello Ristorante Italiano
Coltello Ristorante Italiano

Coltello Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coltellorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6092986128x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Wednesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11pm.
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: John Tavlaris
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome
  • Catering: We know how important catering is to your event, so we cut no corners in delivering the highest quality cuisine and service. And, because presentation matters, we take great care in building spreads that look every bit as good as they taste. From simple business engagements to wedding receptions in grand ballrooms to tailgate parties outside the stadium, we carefully complement each and every event we cater.
    Make your next event "foodie approved" with the help of Coltello Catering.
    For more information, contact us at 609.298.6128 or email events@ColtelloRestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking lot next to the restaurant, there is also additional parking available behind the restaurant on Front Street.
    We offer Valet Friday & Saturday Nights
A word from Coltello Ristorante Italiano
Winner of OpentTable Diners Choice Award for 2013 Top 100 Best Restaurants in America

Winner of #1 Best Overall Restaurant in the Philadelphia - NJ Suburbs.

At Coltello, Proprietor Anthony Gervasi and Executive Chef John Tavlaris uses their culinary background to create unique Italian cuisine prepared with farm fresh ingredients inspired by their love of the trade. Come try one of the only Charcuterie's in the area, our hosue made pasta, or Nana's meatballs, just the perfect size and taste. Whether this is your first time or you are a returning patron, we assure you the finest quality of food and service. ……la tradizione continua!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Coltello Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food4.9
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (26)neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (23)romantic (18)good for groups (14)great for brunch (11)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Scooby
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    One of, if not THE, best place for dinner! Food, service, everything was amazing! I've been there twice so far and I plan on returning as soon as possible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lbigirll@hotmail.com
    Bothechef
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Could not do enough for us. Made many changes to the menu. One word--Spectacular!!! A shame they had to leave. Please let us know where they went.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doc1
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Another great night and a wonderful meal at Coltello's. Everything just seems to fall into place when you are there....we will be back again for sure. Please stay local I would hate to lose this gem of a restaurant so close by.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Had a great dinner at coltellos. Service was great and our server and tony were happy to explain the menu. My only negative is that after the appetizer and then the salad course, our meal came too soon. Would have liked another 10 minutes to make room for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coltello is my favorite restaurant
    mimi
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I have dined here quite a number of times and I have never had a bad meal. In fact, all the food is exceptional. This is my favorite place to eat. Love it. The service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinning experience unexpected place
    Ironpen
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food quality, menu selection, and service were top notch. Staff was very comfortable with menu and patrons made the day very special. Recommend to anyone and must do dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch in the area
    Ang78
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My family and I went for brunch for the first time for Mothers Day. We didn't even leave the restaurant and had already booked for Father's Day. Great experience all around. Food, service, even the valet guy was extremely nice lol.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST!!!
    JCMJ
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I've had the pleasure of having dinner and 2 brunches here. What a fantastic experience! The food is excellent and everyone who works there is just an absolute pleasure. I wouldn't change one thing. I look forward to my next visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch Ever!
    LizC
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have been a huge fan of Coltellos for a long time and dine there as often as possible. Until recently however, I had not tried their Sunday brunch. Boy have I been missing out! In addition to their amazing assortment of cheese and meats, we had several noteworthy brunch entrees. My Dad and I had ricotta pancakes which were "melt in your mouth" terrific. My grandmother's farm veggie omelet with humbolt fog cheese was to die for. My boyfriend's pulled pork waffle panini was so creative and absolutely delicious. And finally, my brother's coffee braised ribs.... I don't even know what to say except that I want to eat them again and again and again! Coltellos is one restaurant that impresses me every single time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best local restaraunt
    Datenightfoodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our favorite date night dinner place. When we want a nice dinner out, without the kids, Coltello's is our favorite place. We can take our time and enjoy course after course after course. The food is so fresh, unique, and mouth watering. The staff is delightful and has the best recommendations for pairing wine with entrees on the menu. The steak tartare has been my favorite appetizer. Can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Simply the best restaurant in mercer county and beyond
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale restaurant in historic town
    toomanyoptionsVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The restaurant is in the small town of Crosswicks. It's a small byob restaurant and very nicely decorated. It's an unexpected gem in a small town. The bread and roasted garlic they serve is delicious. The nannas spaghetti was good but quite pricey at $22 . The lobster salad was okay. It had a heavier dressing than the citrus dressing I expected. The servers were very pleasant and knowledgeable but maybe a bit too attentive. I would like to go back and try their cheese assortment and their Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    5cookiesVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great dining experience everytime. Service, food and ambience..... A+. We absolutely love, love love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Mbednarek
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The staff is great and the food is outstanding. We have always had wonderful experiences at Coltello's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    AmyB
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The best thing I can tell you is 2 days later and we are still saying yum. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. The food was fabulous, we loved everything and came home stuffed. I had the lamb bologese, I almost licked the plate, omg. My husband had the duck and also said it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coltello's doesn't disappoint
    BobandBarb
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The well crafted menu and well prepared food at Coltello Ristorante was as we expected from all our friends and relatives who already visited. Yet, we still were very impressed with the freshness and innovation of our selections. The only thing we regretted after eating was that we didn't try more items- especially the flatbreads and 'smal bites'. We will just have to (gladly) go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PaulVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Outstanding food - the farm to table concept here is very well done. Service was as good as it gets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Make plans to visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is a very smart find and worth finding the time to go. They have an interesting menu with excellent presentation. The meat and cheese selection is worth sharing and the salads are always interesting. they have the same menu every day but change the presentations to make it worth visiting. If you go for the lamb, make sure you have a table in a corner so you can enjoy picking up the bones and chewing on them as well. The duck was excellent. The serving staff knows their menu and even with the daily changes are will instructed in all of the presentations. For me this is unusual. they do not need to refer to notes for the food. If there is a down side to this place is that they are to open on Monday and Tuesday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 341 reviews are from the Coltello Ristorante Italiano reviews archive.
  • honeybee
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food and service were very good. However, I would not go there too often because it is very expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ingredients.......Great food!
    Eatnout
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great place to bring a date or special person. The menu is packed with food that I want to try. Byob!!!!!!!!!!Must try this place.best dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIMPLY THE BEST FOOD EVER
    JONDIO
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    EVERY LITTLE DETAIL IS AN EXPERIENCE. THE FOOD COULDN'T BE FRESHER OR MORE DELICIOUS. EVERY TIME I GO THERE I FIND A NEW GEM. I'VE BROUGHT PEOPLE WHO SAID THAT THEY WOULD NEVER TRY CERTAIN FOODS. THEN I TALK THEM INTO TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND THEY CAN'T GET OVER HOW GOOD IT IS. ALWAYS A MASTERPIECE. I'VE HAD A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT SERVERS AND THEY MAKE AN ALREADY PERFECT DINNER INTO A TOTAL PACKAGE. FRIENDLY, CHEERFUL, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND VERY HELPFUL. MY ALLTIME FAVORITE PLACE TO DINE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    ColumbusNJFoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Once again, the food and service were exceptional. So many outstanding dishes to choose from that will make me definitely coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doc1
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Over all this was a fine place to have dinner. We had a very nice meal and will return and bring friends. The food was very good and Nicole our server did a wonderful job of making us feel right at home. We had the pork chop and the chicken...both nicely done and full of flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    amyvdiningreview
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food/service is always delicious. Fine dining at its best and staff/owner - Anthony - makes you feel very welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cookmk
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The menu was based on a traditional high end restaurant that you would find in an Italian country side. You could choose from 7 different courses. As we were two women we choose three. We were able to try their home cured prosciutto and a delicious cheese from their flat bread selections. We had their home made spaghetti with their famous Nana meatballs as a second course which were just good meatballs. We finished with the pan seared scallops lightly sauced and a huge grilled pork chop with rainbow greens. Everything was delicious but we did not get one extra item. Our waiter disappeared after he took our order and so the cook served us and the busboy also tried to take care of us. We would go back and try other parts of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner
    winkie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We frequent Coltello's quite often and I wasn't as happy with the food as I usually am. I had the lobster risotto and felt that my lobster was rubbery and the risotto a bit overcooked. I would still recommend the restaurant to a friend though because I have had really great dinners there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant!
    Daisy42010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Thank you for another phenomenal night of food and service. Been here 4 times since December and every time I have bring back more people to share in the amazing culinary experience you provide! The servers are so helpful and well versed in the menu. Best service and food in the area hands down! I can't wait to come back at the end of the month with my family that haven't been yet. You have a forever customer in me!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Riptide22
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This was our 5th time at Coltello's and the first time the food was disappointing. I had the ride ye with fries and the fries were severely undercooked and greasy. Someone at the next table had the same thing and I noticed his fries were. Also undercoked. My daughters scallops were not cleaned properly and we're gritty. Also the scallops were supposed to come with gnocchi and arrived with polenta and server did not inform us of the change. The lobster risotto was bland and tasteless. When restaurants get popular sometimes they lose focus and get careless. I hope this doesn't happen here. Will give them one more try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality time recommended...
    EdandLinda
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The problem you face here is either you need to be very decisive or ensure you've allowed for a long enjoyable evening of high quality dining with service to match. We recommend the latter of course. Regardless, you can only end up enjoying. The menu selections are so vast and all so mouth watering that it's hard to make a decision. And it's no fault of the staff as they explain everything in detail and will accommodate special requests on the fly. It's like trying to choose from rubys, gold, diamonds or platinum, etc. Their appetizers are so darn good that one of us ended up ordering Nana's Meatballs for dessert! Bottom line: Coltello is a dining gem. Don't hesitate to go unless you're allergic to fine food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rack of Lamb prevailed this time!
    LolaVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Back again bringing 4 friends new to Coltello: 3 racks, 1 osso bucco, 1 pork chop, and scallops for me. The only conversation around the table was, " Um...oh...oh my...ummm". I try to become invisible; I don't share well. My scallops were bright and elegant with such a delicate sauce...remarkable. The racks were devoured, the osso bucco and the chop were also enjoyed the next day! But, what I really want to talk about in this review is the classic Roman dish: Cacio e Pepe...as our handsome waiter, Mike, announced, "Bravo! Italian Mac and cheese!" For as simple as the recipie appears, it is a tricky dish. Bucatini pasta, butter, cheese, pepper, and pasta water= the creamiest, most satisfying dish ever, and Coltello has the touch. Xox
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Ang78
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have known Dominic, one of the Chefs for years, and he never ceases to amaze me. My family and I went for brunch on Mother's Day and our experience was nothing short of excellent. The food was amazing and our server, Kara was excellent. Already made future reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    Wonderful
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was my third time dining here- I can't say enough! Food is always spot on, service is fantastic, and it's such a delight all around to be there. I live only about 2 miles away and I only wish I would have found it sooner! I tell everyone I know about it! You have made customers for life!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Mmmmmmmmmm
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Everything was incredible. We just spent the last 2 days talking about our meal. Tge waiter was knowledgeable and willing to make recommendations, the menu was unique- not the same old chicken. Crispy pork belly was the most decadent thing I've eaten in a long time. Everything was fresh. The desserts were uncommon and delicious. So so so delicious. I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    cammy1723
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Coltello could compete with ANY NYC restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. Truly enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Again
    NMarksVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Thanks to Tony for another spectacular evening at Coltello. The entire staff makes us feel like family. Nicole was our server and took care of all of our requests with a smile. Our friends came for the first time and will be frequent returnees. We loved the Salume and Barratta, complimented by wonderful course mustard. The duck was moist and done just right and was the groups favorite main of the night. We shared the chocolate mousse with cilantro and never had such a unique and flavorful dessert. See you back in two weeks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everyone Should Experience Coltello
    MizJL
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Coltello's truly is a special place. My cousins and I treated our mothers to dinner there on a Friday night as an early Mother's Day celebration. Anthony (the owner) made us feel so welcome and kindly put together a cheese and charcuterie platter for the table based on the wine we brought. We next had a burrata salad served family style -- the burrata was just gorgeous. We each got our own entree. While we all highly enjoyed our entrees (my leftover osso buco lasted another two meals for me), we all agreed the duck with this AMAZING corn sauce with blueberry gastrique was the star of the evening. We also indulged in dessert which were all wonderful. Thanks Coltello's -- I can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    IHDiner
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The service was slow once we were seated. It took time to get drinks, to order our starters, to receive the hot starters (meat/cheese delivered fairly quickly) and then incredibly long before we received our entrees. Our drinks were not refilled for some time either, after they were nearly empty. Our initial server stopped waiting on us after the hot appetizers and we had another server provide the entrees. There was no follow up and we had to request the check and a box after waiting for awhile. The check and leftovers took a long time to arrive. We had spent 3 hours there and didn't want to waste more time on dessert. This was not a busy night. The food itself was good but not spectacular. Would not rush to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite place to celebrate!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Always my favorite place to celebrate life and good times. Owner/Chef Tony and the entire staff at Coltello's work exceptionally to make each and every visit special and they never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint classic juxtaposition!
    Cookie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    How does a sleepy suburban neighborhood byob gem evolve into a foodie's delight worthy of being in New York City, Milan, or São Paulo? Executive Celebrity Chef and Maître d' food quality, taste, and service levels combine to make Coltello's transport you to any of the finest dining establishments in the world despite the surroundings. The variety, freshness, and innovation of the dishes serve to excite the palette and keep you coming back for more! Truly a gastronomic experience not to be missed....
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Delish
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This was my second (and long awaited) trip to Coltello's, and they did not disappoint. Exceptional dining experience led by great service and accompanied by delicious food. Traditional choices are available for those less daring, and adventurous eaters have their pick of dishes you won't find anywhere else. Make your reservations and head there ASAP!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic