Family friendly restaurant in downtown Cranford. Great food & fantastic service!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Quiet, Kid-Friendly
Bel Paese is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food is great and we always feel comfortable bringing the kids. Last time we went, we brought the grandparents too for Sunday dinner. They loved the food and loved how quiet it was because they didn't have any trouble hearing the dinner conversation. I always feel like it's the town's best kept secret.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, small and quiet, very concerned service. I would recommend
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife here for her birthday. The food was outstanding and the service was very good. They have the best veal I have ever tasted. The place is a bit outdated, but the food quality makes it all worth while. Open Table could use a better way of notifying the establishment of special occasions, as in the reservation I had stated that it was my wife's birthday, and our waitress had no idea.
If great Italian food is what you are looking for, then this is the place to go!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old fashion roman trattoria
Unpretentious - simple decor- clean - emphasis on quality of food vs quantity here
A menu with enough interesting items to keep you coming back.
Prices are reasonable and portions are enough . We sampled the stuffed artichoke- splendid- excellent !
Penne vodka was vg- bouliabase was vg - we will return to sample more from a very interesting menu
Trattoria by definition- slightly chipped plates- personable owner and waitress- great simple fare
Much more extensive menu than a typical trattoria
We we look forward to our next visit ! This - our first.
For those who want mountains of food regardless of quality - this place is not for you
Casually elegant - the byob concept makes the wine list the best and most reasonable one can find !
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food
We had a delicious meal but the service and ambience were only average. This is a casual restaurant, no tablecloths or cloth napkins. It so a BYO which is always good. When the waitress took away my fork after I had salad I had to ask for a fork to eat my entree. We enjoyed our food so we will return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my first time going but it was definitely worth it, I personally will be returning and telling friends of my visit
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful local restaurant
If you're in the mood for good Italian food and don't want to "get dressed to impress" this is the perfect place for you! Extensive menu, perfectly prepared and served by a friendly & efficient staff.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Liked
Food was excellent. Liked the specials. Owner came around to schmooz. like the BYOB. Recommend making reservations on weekend it gets crowded. I had the OssoBuco it was excellent.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM