Gaetano's Restaurant
Gaetano's Restaurant

Gaetano's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gaetanosredbank.com/
  • Phone: (732) 741-1321
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm,

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dagoberto Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant directly for more information on catering options.
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact the restaurant directly for more information about parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Santos/Pat Kothe 732-741-1321
  • Special Events: We Cater any Event, please call us at 732-741-1321 for information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Off of Broad St.
  • Public Transit: All NJ Transit buses and trains stop within a walking distance of Gaetano's Restaurant. Academy buses from Port Authority also drop off and pick up in Red Bank within a walking distance of Gaetano's Restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street and Public Lot
A word from Gaetano's Restaurant
Gaetano’s is among the newest and most authentic Italian restaurants that has come to Red Bank. Our management team and chefs have trained for many years throughout Italy and here in the States in the art and flair of Italian cookery. The restaurants’ design and interior atmosphere, with an open-air kitchen and brick oven pizza, is reminiscent of the typical Italian restaurant setting throughout southern Italy.



From almost every seat in our dining room you are able to see first-hand and also enjoy the hustle and bustle of our top notch kitchen staff at work. It is our relentless goal to bring the finest and most authentic Italian cuisine available to Red Bank. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Gaetano's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (6)romantic (4)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)special occasion (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Amazing Dining Experience
    Maggie912
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I chose this restaurant to celebrate my son's as well as my husband's birthdays. Our server was so NICE and catered to our needs. The entrees, coffee and dessert were all so delicious. My husband said it was the best cup of coffee he ever had. The key lime ice cream pie..... WOW! We will definitely be returning. This is also a great spot to to have dinner before seeing a show at Count Basie. I totally recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as usual!!!!
    Leena
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As usual, this place is excellent in all ways...the service, the food, and the atmosphere. It rocks on a Saturday night, and the new chef delivers! The menu is fantastic and everything was unbelievable. Call for a reservation just to be on the safe side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Chuck
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great place, to eat food is great so is the service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great first time experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    met friends here as a half way point from our homes. great service, great food - not rushed in any way. became rather noisy as the night wore on with very large groups. varied menu - moderate to high with all alla carte
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again!!!
    Narf
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I made a reservation for four at 6:30 on a Thursday. As I walked in the young hostess greeted me with " I have some bad news for you". The back room I requested was not available as a seminar was being held. The other bad news is that the only table available is this one directly in front of door on a cold night. When asked why she smiled and said she was sorry. Why did I make a reservation??? To annoy us even more was the fact that there were two tables for four with two patrons at each. Poor planning!!! We left and had a delightful dinner down the street!!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent
    TDgo4date
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We found this restaurant by accident and was pleasantly surprised! the food is always delicious, pizza is fantastic (not greasy and always crispy), service great, we love our little gem
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week
    iluv2dine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Party of four 6pm dinner reservation for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. Arrived and seated on time. Regular menus were given to us and when we asked for the JSTW week menu we were told I have to see if it's available (website stated until 7pm available). 15 minutes later came back with the menus. 2 of us ordered from that menu and 2 ordered from the regular menu. We also had 2 pitchers of Sangria. Food was very good, great portion size on both. Only downside was that our food took forever! Our appetizers didn't arrive until 7pm. We told the waiter that we had 8pm show tickets and he said he would see what he could do.........ergo we were late for the show! Food was very good but service was way to slow!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Fordham
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Very good service with the food being served expeditiously. Great overall service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Kent
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We are never disappointed in our food or our service every time we go. You can always count on everything being exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Night Out
    jma226
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We ate on the sidewalk on a busy Saturday night. Our server was excellent, there was so much to choose on the menu and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice casual experience
    steve117
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a very casual restaurant attached to a pizzeria. The menu is a bit limited in size, but has a good variety of dishes. The dining room is large and can accommodate a large crowd (there was a birthday party of 15 next to us). Great atmosphere for a casual family night out with the kids and good food. They have a small selection of wines, but allow you to bring your own.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and service were outstanding!!
    zeke
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We (a group of four) found Gaetano's lst month and this was our second visit, this time we started off with 4 different appitizers and each of us chose a different entre, so we could spread them around. Dave our waiter was exceptional, he timed the dishes perfectly not rushing yet keeping us busy with our knives and forks. The deserts ended the evening perfectly, We can't get enough of this place and will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold food - so so service
    MammaC
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Three of our meals came out cold, and it wasn't even busy yet (Saturday night). The service was very lackluster and our waitstaff was inattentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service ruined the whole meal
    roro1002VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We love to randomly pick a new place to try out and since we love the Red Bank area, we thought we would try Gaetanos. We walked in to a fairly empty restaurant. There was one waiter taking care of a few tables and the hostess (which we later found out was the manager). The manager came over and took our drink orders and showed us the specials on the menu. It took her a while to come back. She took our order and then disappeared again! The other waiter brought out our food. Getting a refill on drinks took a while and it was just water and iced tea. When we were waiting for the check. The hostess/manager/server was no where to be found. We asked the waiter to get her he came back with our check, boxed our leftovers and was very nice
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food and service. Seated for reservation on time. There is nice outdoor dining. Fun place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Usually good food but found Sunday Specials were sub-par as was the service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the wait
    Brunette
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    From the time we were seated, until entrees began arriving, was an hour and a half. And our entrees for 4 of us arrived at different times, not all together. The first one to arrive- was barely warm and overcooked salmon. Food was OK at best. During the long time between appetizers and entrees, nobody stopped by with an explanation. At the end, the waiter knew we were not happy (and several other tables as well), so they should've offered a second glass of wine or a dessert, on the house, as compensation, but they didn't. We won't be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but...
    richardunice
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good food and attentive service. The Men's Room was not in good shape. The room needs an overhaul. The sink counter was poorly installed. Paper towel roll was loose on the sink deck and room was messy overall. The room does not give a good impression to an otherwise good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 111 reviews are from the Gaetano's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Very Nice
    Dannyboy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Spent a nice Sunday early evening at this restaurant. Can not say enough about how enjoyable the experience was. Staff, Food, etc. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Italian
    LMantaRay
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food here is nothing special, somewhat bland neighborhood Italian dishes. They have a large dining room, so it is easy to get in with large parties and they are BYOB, a plus. Service is very slow but friendly. They put samples of their specials for the evening out on the counter by the entrance (probably not a good idea in this case as it made the entrance area smell fishy). The stuffed mushrooms stood out and being quite good, not so much for the Mussels, the Calamari, the Osso Bucco and the raviolis.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Night
    katecooksVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have been going almost every Friday night since Frank started to perform. We had friends with us to night. We all enjoyed the food. It was great that there was a gluten-free menu for one of our friends. We all enjoyed the dancing very much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gaetano's is excelletn!
    jenniferd1664
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went here with a group of 8 for my husbands birthday. What a wonderful place to eat! The menu had many selections for everyone with your classic Italian dishes to some unique ones. The specials all sounded wonderful and many of us ended up ordering from the specials. They were very accommodating for our large group and we had terrific service. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dancing
    katecooksVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Once again we had a delightful meal and were entertained by Frank. We really enjoy being able to dance on the uncrowded floor. Hope to be there again next Friday.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dancing at Gaetano's
    katecooksVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have enjoyed listening to the live music at Gaetano's and really enjoyed the addition of a dance floor. The only problem was when we got up to dance the waiter cleared our desserts, but my husband had not yet finished his. The waiter did take the dessert off the bill and I'm sure he learned from his slight mistake.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Dining
    Ellie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We last dined at Gaetanos over 7 years ago. The decor as well as the menu have changed for the best. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals and we were able hear each other speak. The restaurant was full however the noise level was well controlled. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighbood eatery
    noelle
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went to Gaetano's on Saturday, 6/28. The place reminded me of a typical Italian eatery. Very comfortable and casual. The food was very good and very plentiful. Would def recomment this place.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was Alright But Wouldnt Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Its basically what others have said. The Food on the Plate Looks Good, but it is Flavor Less !!!....Very Bland...The Service was OK. Our Waiter was very pushy and everything had to be done in a rush..From ordering to taking our dinner plates off the table before we were done eating. We will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had not been in years. Can't wait to go back. Food was very good and nice size portions. Pizza was very different!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will definitely return!
    LaurasmomVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Haven't been to this restaurant in over a year, and what a surprise! They have expanded to the building next door so there is a lot more space, and the food was outstanding! My husband and I shared three appetizers and a personal sized pizza - all were delicious & reasonably priced! The grilled octopus was extremely well made and some of the best I've had. The eggplant rollatini was also very good with excellent sauce. We will definitely be making this a regular place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pmd316VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Skip this place! All 6 members of our party were disappointed with the food! I don't recall ever having such a bad dining experience! The marinara sauce for the Eggplant Rollantini tasted like it came straight out of a can (uncooked), as did the artichokes for the artichokes oreganata. Very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good…however watch food choices
    FeedURbodyrightVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I have dined here several times and found the food to be good however during my last visit I ordered clams and had "stomach issues" the next day- the other food options (salad, appetizer and dessert) were very good. I am a frequent Open Table diner and never experienced this elsewhere. I sent a followup note to advise them of same…the sorry reply was little consolation for my severe discomfort and ruined day :-( Would recommend the restaurant just be careful when ordering clams.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kent
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We are never disappointed in Gaetano's. The lamb is always delicious. This time they had a singer there. He was awesome. He sang a lot of tunes from Frank Sinatra era. I have to say, I loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day dinner....
    Kennet
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    was delicious! Good food, nice atmosphere. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good combination of factors
    Freeholder
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for Mothers Day lunch, when the weather was perfect so the entire front of the restaurant was opened to the outside. The vegatables in our pasta dishes were excellent, with creative selections cooled perfectly. The service was good despite the very busy day. The decor is basic but comfortable, which I like so I stay focused on my companions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its not bad
    manu57
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Its a typical Italian restaurant. Nothing too crazy. The food was decent, but there are definitely better options in the Red Bank area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • katecooksVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We enjoy this local restaurant for its delicious food but the addition of live music was what we went to check out this time. It was great. He isn't an impersonator but sings in the styles of Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin - and the Great American Songbook. He will keep us returning to Gaetano's with more frequency.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love music but....
    Willbeback
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I dined on May 2nd. The Louis Armstrong singer was OK but he was too loud. I also didn't appreciate him walking among the tables intruding on my dinner experience. I have been to Gaetano's before and enjoyed it. That is why I came back. I think next time I will ask if there is a roving musician before I make reservations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Place For Great Tasty Meals
    jdemos
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We found the restaurant which is a BYO had excellent food and plenty of it. They have an extensive menu and accommodate gluten free and vegetarians. All appetizers and main courses had large portions and everybody agreed that they were prepared well, were hot and tasted excellent with a lot of flavor. The service by all the staff that helped with our table was quick, friendly and courteous. We were brought water and baskets of flavorful crusty bread that was worth the trip by itself. The appetizers and the main courses came out at a normal pace and we were all served at the same time with all our meals. They have specials of all kinds. Parking is on the street in front or one of the many parking lots just a short distance down the street.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Eggplant Rolotini
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Recently went with my mother and sons for my mother's birthday. Everyone loved their appetizers, especially the eggplant rolotini. I had the salmon for dinner which was very good, my mom had the Tilapia which was she did not enjoy. The tiramisu made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite places
    Krisb181
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    One of my favorite places to go, the calamari calabrase is their signature dish and we get it all the time, mouth watering. I love veal and usually order one of their veal dishes. I am never disappointed. This time I ordered the beet salad with goat cheese and arugula which was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.