La Fiamma Italian Restaurant and Bar
La Fiamma Italian Restaurant and Bar

La Fiamma Italian Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lafiammanj.com/
  • Phone: (973) 483-5455
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm,

    Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Piano Player on Friday and Saturday night!
  • Special Events: We have a Private Dining Space available - seating up to 60ppl comfortably! Call us for details 973-483-5455

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North 5th Street
  • Public Transit: Near Harrison Station Path train.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking in rear of the Restaurant
A word from La Fiamma Italian Restaurant and Bar
A Commitment to excellence has always been our guide in providing our guests with La Fiamma’s unique dishes in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. Our fine regional Italian cuisine and local culinary awards speak for themselves, but our greatest reward is making your visit a memorable delight. At La Fiamma Italian Restaurant and Bar, we have one goal in mind for you… Dining at its finest.
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La Fiamma Italian Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (5)romantic (5)special occasion (1)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Very well done.
    Meme2014VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Chose this restaurant on a rainy Saturday night. I am a resident of Newark, NJ and was in search of a new neighborhood restaurant to try. This was exactly what my boyfriend and I were looking for. A cozy place, with impeccable service, wonderful food and a lovely list of wines. The bread on the table was fresh and delicious, we chose the appetizer special of stuffed calamari with risotto and seafood topped with marinara sauce, and stuffed clams, both very tasty and fresh. Dinner for me was linguini with red clam sauce fra diablo that was beautifully simple and absolutely delicious, my boyfriend had the lobster ravioli with vodka sauce, which was also delightful because it was not drowned in sauce and in no way overpowered the dish.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    Dkfuball
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Was looking for a restaurant for a special occasion party of nine after a Red Bulls soccer game and La Fiamma worked out great. The staff was very attentive and the food was very good. This is my gem recommendation for an Italian restaurant in Harrison.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Very Good Meal Here!
    FFJimVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is very good in this small but cozy joint. Keyboard player on the weekend. The specials are always really good! I have a good time everytime I go. The Maitre'd is a great waiter & a food expert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • started well but........
    HomecookingVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    service was very spotty.......everyone around us seemed to get complimentary brushetta but we never did (and we were the first people sitting down to eat for dinner). We placed our order all at once since we were going to show over at the Rock, but they did nothing to make sure we made our concert (and we were late because of this).....we actually had to flag down waiter to ask where our food was. Food was good and place is charming (and great proximity to Prudential Center), but the poor service will probably disuade us from coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new Favorite Restaurant
    NightOut
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    After Visiting a Newark art gallery to see a friend's work we had no idea where to go eat and we were starving. So we picked several based on vicinity and reviews. What a gem only 5 minutes from Newark. This has been our third visit. We are always greeted and seated immediately. The service is impeccable and the two waiters are extremely friendly and funny. The food is excellent. I love the Italian fish special covered in almonds. The atmosphere is quaint neighborhood with cozy yellow booths and a beautiful wood bar. An unexpected bonus was the table top organ player who entertains with theme songs. And how nice to be able to hear everyone at your table talking. Desserts are delicious.. try the strawberries zabaglione!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 54 reviews are from the La Fiamma Italian Restaurant and Bar reviews archive.
  • Great "Go To" Place
    LOVE2EATVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The consistent food, terrific wine list and wonderful staff make this restaurant a perfect "go to" place for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    nagcmfamily
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went before a Red Bulls game. Food was hot and fresh and yummy. 5 kids and 4 adults- it was a great local spot to eat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lo mejor de Italia en Harrison NJ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Excelente ambiente , una comida de primera y una atención extraordinaria de parte de Angello ..recomiendo este restaurante la van a pasar genial ...
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Jay5466VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great spot if you are in the neighborhood for something (sports, arts, train station, or passing through). The place screams "locals welcome". The bar was filled with well mannered adults. Nice that they have their own parking lot out back too. Food was good, nice selections available, reasonably priced . We had a slice of homemade ricotta cheesecake that was excellent. We'll definitely return if our need to be down there exists.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Surprise
    JaisVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The restaurant was recommended to me many years ago and I never went due to friends food issues. However, I went with someone who can eat everything. Wonderful is all I can say. One would never know from the outside which looks like a bar. I am glad we reserved a table because every one was engaged by the time we left. Food was superb. Go is all I can say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place to eat!!!!
    uhlfelliVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Angelo was awesome...I would definitely go back and their tiramisu was to die for!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian gem near Prudential Center
    CrazyCanuck
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Quaint Italian restaurant within a few min drive from the arena. Dinner started off with an excellent complimentary bruschetta. The arugula salad with hearts of palm, apples, and feta was fantastic, and the misto salad with balsamic dressing was very good too. For main course, we had the veal marsala, which came with fresh veggies and roasted potatoes that were so tasty I could have eaten an entire plateful! But the best part of the dinner was their homemade desserts -- a creamy, decadent ricotta cheesecake and a delightful apple pie with the most amazing flaky crust. Angelo made us feel right at home...attentive to our every need. If we ever make it back out to Jersey, we will definitely go back to La Fiamma!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Gem
    JimG2VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Excellent local italian restaurant, more then red sauce, with great variety of specials;excellent service from staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food
    Hotdogs
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I felt I went back in time to the Fifties. Booths along the wall, Huge bar and tables in a row. I had the mushroom risotto and my wife had a shrimp dish and both were excellent. I would definitely recommend this neighborhood place and I will return soon. Service was well-timed and friendly, dishes were affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angel is the most welcoming host!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    This little Italian restaurant is what you think of when you hear "neighborhood Italian restaurant." Super welcoming and eager to provide a relaxing satisfying dining experience. We brought our whole team of 12 people all in Newark for the week, and everyone enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everyone should try this hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We live a good distance away from this gem yet it has become one our regular restaurants. The service is always excellent, the food (specials are always amazing) is always top quality, even the traditional dishes are outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second Time was Just as Good
    Kaileen
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    This was my second time at La Fiamma. The food was great, the service friendly and professional and they didn't rush us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quiet gem with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We were greeted warmly by management and staff, followed by a complimentary bite. The waiter explained the specials, look no further. The wine list was well priced if modest in size. Portions were substantial and well priced. This place makes for a convenient pre event dinner for events at NJ Performing Arts Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    MIke
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Been to La Fiamma many times and this restaurant/bar is definitely a hidden gem in Harrison, NJ. Angelo and his staff provide unmatched attention to every detail and service. The food is top notch and atmosphere is casual and comfortable. The experience is like going home to Mom's house and having a wonderful meal, while getting fussed over, all the while staying as long as you desire. Try and enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks OpenTable!
    90210VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    We had just suffered through an endless flight from LA to Newark and we were famished. Thanks OpenTable for pointing us to La Fiamma which we actually picked because it was close to our hotel. What a gem! This is a true "red gravy" old time restaurant - you would not be surprised to find Tony Soprano sitting at the next booth. The owner waited on us and he so loves his own food that he makes you want to order everything. We had a fabulous Caesar salad and two of the nightly specials. The food was perfection and the service was just spot on. We're not sure if we'll ever be back in Newark but we can't recommend this restaurant too highly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    This neighborhood gem is always outstanding. The service is as excellent as the food. I would recommend this place to any food critic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very good. The
    Kaileen
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    The food was very good. The waiter was quite familiar with the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rare find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    This is a rare gem. The food is always outstanding and the service is amazing. We would never have found this place if it wasn't for OpenTable and we are so glad we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first interaction/phone
    DJVinCTVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    My first interaction/phone call with the host/manager made me look forward to visiting La Fiamma. He was extremely polite and quite funny. They weren't taking any more reservations for the time I requested (due to a show nearby) but he made an exception and reserved a table for 2. Then, we were running late and he had no problem and held the table for us. So when it came to customer service this place deserves a 10! The food was very good from the salad to the main entree and was presented very well. Only complaint was noise level. This was due to 2 couples sitting at opposite tables having full on conversation with one another. Granted, that is minimal fault on La Fiamma, but it was quite annoying. Highly recommend La Fiamma!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    This is only our fourth time here and every time we come it amazes us that this restaurant is so fantastic in every way. If it were a little closer to our home we would be here every week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice neighborhood gem in Harrison
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    nice neighborhood gem in Harrison with excellent hospitality from Angelo.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful old italian charm,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Wonderful old italian charm, food was great, service was delightful,so friendly and helpful.Wish we lived closer,would dine there every week.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING FOOD AND SERVICE
    johnVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    from the appetizer to dessert was like home cooking
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite a pleasant surprise!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    This was my first visit and yet they made us feel like we had been coming for years! They are truly proud of their restaurant and pleasing their customers. It is a very tiny place so I can't even imagine what a zoo it must be on a weekend. One of my friends ordered the veal and was disappointed by its dryness. Another ordered the special chicken dish over linguini and stated the linguini was very, very bland. For those reasons, I could not give it the full 5 stars for food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wow what good food!!!!
    johnVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    what a nice spot the food was very fresh and tasty!! with service that was outstanding me and my kids love this place we dont mind the long drive to eat hear
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem! We loved the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    What a gem! We loved the cozy feeling of this small, intimate place. We will definitely return. Service was superb across the board - extremely attentive without being intrusive. Don't miss the homemade fettucine or the mozzarella & portabella napoleon. Wine list could be stronger but that's a minor point. We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Three little words ....superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Three little words ....superb all around. Must try.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    The service was great and the meal was delicious. If I wasn't visiting I would definitely go again. The bruschetta to start was great; we had mussels and grilled shrimp at the app were good. The main was great and finished with the tiramisu. The drink at the end was not the typically sweet drink; it was a refreshing crisp dessert sparkling wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I really don't understand
    johnVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    I really don't understand why this restaurant is not as known as I would think it was known. I went there with my grandma for her birthday. She does not like any place outside her own house. Once she tried her Entres, she stopped talking to me and just ate until her belly was full. This place has excellent service, excellent food and it's overall amazing. This place should be on Food Network for their food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We stumbled upon this lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    We stumbled upon this lovely little restaurant by accident; fortune smiled on us that night as the food was great; service excellent; a gem of Harrison, would return in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WHAT A NICE PLACE
    johnVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING SERVICE OUTSTANDING WE WILL RETURN
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to La Fiamma before NJPAC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Went to La Fiamma before NJPAC concert. very attentive staff and good good-looking some dishes amazing, some just good. would go again if in the area. Agree with reviewer that suggested as an alternative for NJPAC dining. Nice to have off street parking and quick drive to Newark
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Looking for a change from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Looking for a change from New Jersey PAC dining, we tried La Flammia and were blown away. The location is just past the PAC and very convenient with off street parking. Its a small bar and restaurant with classic New York style Italian food. Everything was prepared with care and portions were right sized. The wait staff went out of its way to assure that everything was perfect without being overwhelming. For us, its a definite addition to our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Like Nana Made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    The food and service were really excellent. Not since dinner at my Nana's house have I had such authentic Stracciattella (soup). We will return and have been recommending it to our friends.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small neighborhood place with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Small neighborhood place with very good food and most attentive service. Prices are somewhat on the high side given the location and ambiance. Nice bar with quality products. Would definitely recommend if you are up for a good meal with no fanfare.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate