My date and I were treated
My date and I were treated like royalty. We were very well attended to and offered an entree, appetizer size complimentary. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very romantic. We were originally seated in the main dining area but then were moved to a secluded spot where they dimmed the lights and it was like we were the only ones in the restaurant. The assistant manager was very knowledgable about the wine list and the alternate we were offered from our selection was spot on. Our overall experience was definitely outstanding.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent restaurant w/an
Excellent restaurant w/an exciting menu. Very nice service all around. The only bad thing is that it is incredibly noisy. Hard wood and nothing soft along the walls to absorb sounds. Could hear every fork in the place hit the plates. This can never be a top-notch restaurant until that problem is corrected. But don't let that stop you from dining here. It's worth it.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Combination of superior food
Combination of superior food and service made for for any extremely enjoyable dining experience. I would recommend to all I know as a great spot.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love it! I had a great time.
I love it! I had a great time. I had my wedding reception here and my daughter baptism party too and the service is always outstanding.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food in comfortable
Very good food in comfortable setting. We love sitting in the outdoor garden but it was a bit wet and chilly out on our last visit. Looking forward to summer evenings outside.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant cared for not only us as customers, but as people. They treated the anniversary dinner I had reserved with respect and kindness. The service even though it was not a busy day, was still exellent. I have not and will not mention the food because of it were me I would want to rob anyone of the great experiance of Aquaviva
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my wife here for Date night, and had a wonderful time. The place has a NYC feel, but none of the hassle. Food came out perfectly done, and the staff made you feel very welcome but gave you nice distance and privacy. I will go back and recommend to all to go enjoy.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I were recently given a gift certificate to Acquaviva. We don't live in the area and made the trip over to Westfield to give the place a shot. We were both pleasantly surprised. The food was all delicious and fresh. The service was just as notable. The food/wine/dessert recommedations we received from the staff were all fantastic. It may be a little out of our way but, we will definitely be back for seconds at Acquaviva!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Dining Experience
Great food and service. Absolutely loved the outdoor patio! Will definitely be returning.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, nice atmosphere.
great food, nice atmosphere. dined outside. service initially slow but picked up to a normal pace.
will go back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was given a gift card so we gave it a shot. The food and service were well worth the cost. I had the scallops and gnocchi appetizer followed by the short rib dinner while my wife had the beet salad and the seafood risotto. Both meals were fantastic, the desert menu looked nice but we skipped it, we were full. Will definitely return.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We selected Aquaviva to take
We selected Aquaviva to take advantage of the end of summer good weather. It is BYOB outdoors on the patio and despite the pedestrian and side street traffic it was a pleasant dining experience. Our party of six all enjoyed their meals and remarked it was a good value considering the local options.
Parking was very convenient. After dinner we took a short stroll around the downtown Westfield area; did some window shopping and picked up a gelato for dessert on Quimby Street.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Acquaviva for restaurant
Went to Acquaviva for restaurant week and it was superb!We will DEFINITELY go back long before restaurant week comes round again. The food is farm-to-table, all made on the premises. That made for the best buffalo mozzarella this side of Italy. Dishes were presented well, well-sized and scrumptious. Mediterranean meatballs were quite good but beware - they are quite spicy. We shared the lemon sole and the grilled salmon - both delectable. Nothing missed a beat here. Service was attentive without hovering. Great meal! Great experience!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a great meal at Acquaviva. The restaurant itself has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere and all the staff members were personable, professional and appropriately attentive. The food was beautifully plated and delicious.
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was very pleased with everything the entire evening. I knew I made a good choice when I chose this restaurant. Will definitely return in the future,
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service. Food was delicious. Patient staff. We have a 3 year old which can make dinning out difficult at times. The staff was very accommodating and peaceful. Food presentation was high class. Portions at first seem small, but did the job filling us up. Great house wines. Nice looking bar professional guests. Far from a dive this us upperclass place but dress attire is casual. Would recommend this place for a great date night.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable and well priced
We went during the restaurant week special and had the $20 three course meal. Was v tasty and not rushed. Only issue was the pricing of wine at 3x that you pay for retail. Seems a bit steep
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
food is always above average
I've bee here a number of times over the last 10 years and the food is always excellent. One caveat is the portion size in the past few years has reduced considerably. :(
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was excellent and the
Dinner was excellent and the service was fine. Wine selections , however, are only mediocre, and by-the-glass- choices should be upgraded.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great Vibe
This place has a great atmosphere, the service was impeccable, and the good was just delicious. Great place for anniversaries and special occasions.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
It could be more peaceful
The old bank redo is charming. Definitely great food and friendly service.
The acoustics are just awful. Sound dampening is needed on the walls and ceiling at the very least.
We will be back, no matter.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. The
The food was excellent. The noise ws atypical because a large group of vibrant young women were seated next to us. Not ordinarily the case. Place busy, so service not up to customary level.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM