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
34 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (10)great for outdoor dining (8)great for lunch (7)special occasion (7)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)romantic (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
  • 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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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 93 reviews are from the Gaetano's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gluten Free Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My compliments on a good menu for those who need a Gluten Free meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    DInesoutoften
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Ate here before seeing a show at Count Basie. Food was great and not too expensive. Nice ambiance. We asked to sit in the room to the right which was nicer. BYO too which we like.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, service was lacking
    Janene
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Busy night but the service was lacking... Food was fast though
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food- Good Service- BAD
    foodiefAshionista
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The food itself was good. Many of us did a preset menu with salad, entree, & desert. The service, however, was horrible. The restaurant was full & there were only 3 servers. She was clearly overwhelmed & food came out late,wrong,& people were eating courses when others were not. It ruined the entire experience. We had to remind her about bringing out a drink 4 times before it finally arrived an hr into the meal. When it was time for desert, we asked her to take it to go due to the ridiculous wait times & she got upset with us after bringing the wrong one (I had just reminded her of the order). No one comp'ed anything-no one apologized. There was no manager in sight. I don't believe I would return because of this- especially on a busy night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We Were Really Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had heard from a friend that Gaetano's was a good place to dine. Not so! The food was not hot when it arrived and our waiter was barely visible all night long. I tried to find him several times and he must have left for a break. Our broccoli rabe was seasoned with so much hot pepper that I could not even taste it. The menu did not indicate that this was a spicy dish. I requested my pasta al dente and it was mushy. I also asked it served in oil and garlic but it arrived in a soupy creamy sauce. When our waiter finally appeared, he offered to clear our dishes and never asked why we hardly touched our meals. I have gotten better service and hotter food at Pizza Hut.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was excellent and so fresh!! My husband and I really enjoyed our meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We've been to Gaetanos a few times and always a great experience. The bread is amazing, as well as the linguine with clams, pizzas and dinner specials. W always pick up some of their house olive oil and other goodies in the marketplace. Highly recommend for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quiet dinner
    Judy
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We had a very enjoyable meal. The service was very good and food was delicious. I liked the fact that there was a choice for a price fixed meal which included salad, entree and dessert. THe space was quiet, even thought other diners were present.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choices!
    Gail
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Food is excellent and well priced. Good for families and large groups as well as just two. You can bring your own wine, which keeps the price down. Very friendly atmosphere. I like that they would change the sauce for me on the dish I wanted to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was very good. Service was great. Absolutely would return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • group gathering
    luv2dine
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Had a "cousins" dinner and this place worked out great! Was there on a saturday once and it was very noisy so this time we met on a sunday late afternoon which was quieter but we were able to have great conversation and everyone could be heard (total 11 of us). Service was great and so was the food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For almost everyone
    BillZap
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    With high-quality gluten-free options, a large but not overwhelming set of selections, fresh ingredients and careful preparation, Gaetano's always makes it a special night out.
    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.
  • One of my favorites
    Krisb181
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Gaetano's is one of my go-to restaurants in Red Bank. They are always willing to adjust the meals to your liking. The food is always great. Can be noisy and hard to hear each other at your table at times. Never had a bad meal yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Elkd20
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Everything we had was absolutely delicious. Service was great too. I will definitely dine here again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    ken29VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The hostess was very nice. Showed us the specials. Ask what room we wanted to dine in and also asked what table. I did like having a choice. food was great as was the service. Will go back during summer to dine outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Surprise
    Lourg
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We received a gift card to Gaetano's and decided to use it before Holiday Express. I made a reservation on Open Table which made it very easy. The hostess and server were very friendly. . When we told our server that we had time constraints he was very considerate about getting us out on time. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Gaetano's might be our new favorite restaurant in Red Bank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.