My family and I moved to town
My family and I moved to town about a year and a half ago. With 2 small children, this was our first chance in months, with grandparents visiting, to go out on a "date". Our first time at Savini. Food, service, ambience excellent. Only thing, which is minor, is that their front entrance leads directly into a small, high-traffic corridor with waiters zipping back and forth. We actually thought we had gone in the wrong door until a hostess asked us for our reservation. Small thing, now that we know, and will definitely return.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good choice in Bergen County
Good choice in Bergen County and not having to deal with Route 17. Lovely setting, professional service.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a constant both food and service comfortable to be there.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent; service
Food was excellent; service was, too.
It was my birthday, and I didn't want a fuss. They honored that, and I was pleased. The staff left my man and me to enjoy a quiet, romantic birthday dinner.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
OUR PARTY OF FOUR ALL ENJOYED OUR DINNERS VERY MUCH. WE HAVE EATEN HERE QUITE A FEW TIMES AND THE QUALITY & PREPARATION OF THE FOOD WAS ALWAYS GOOD. THE SERVICE ALSO WAS EXCELLENT AND WE WERE NOT RUSHED THROUGH OUR MEAL. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food and romantic
Amazing food and romantic ambiance! Very attentive service, would definitely go back again!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was fabulous
I cannot say one bad thing about the restaurant. Service was friendly and fabulous and the food was delicious. Will definitely be going back again soon.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
They make the best grilled scallops around and a divine Caesar Salad. It's very enjoyable.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to Savini Restaurant on a Wednesday evening for an anniversary dinner. The flowers I ordered, when I made the Open Table reservation, were waiting and just as nice as in the picture. We had a nice table for two and all of the staff who came to our table wished us a Happy Anniversary. In fact Happy Anniversay was drizzled on our dessert plate and candles included. It was a great time and we will definitely go back and bring friends and family. Oh, and they made us another dessert to bring home for the kids.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent in every way-outstanding
Excellent in every way-outstanding food, efficient yet unobtrusive service, and a quiet comfortable dining room
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my family to diner for a special occasion, We were all very happy with everything. The food was excellent, the place clean and quiet. I will definitely come back to Savini.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have always had a wonderful dinner at Savini! The restaurant is beautiful with a hopping bar scene during the week and weekends. The food is delicious, the waiters are well mannered and cater to your every need. Want olive oil instead of butter, no problem they put a tall bottle on your table, great bread, and great cheese and olives to start!. And here's a secret... if you are a regular the valet guys get to know you and your car and you don't need a ticket to pick up your car! Spoil me I say!!! Want a favorite restaunt you can count on for a good meal, fun time and good service, then choose Savini!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local place
Nice dinner as always. Service perfect. Valet parking a plus on a rainy night. The Chicken Capricciosa (really Milanese) from the menu was quite nice.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food as always was delicious. Never had a bad meal here, can't wait to go back!!
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my girlfriend here for
Took my girlfriend here for dinner and we had a nice night out. We had calamari to start and then i had a filet and my girlfriend a chicken dish. The food was great as was the service.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love love love this place! Food is outstanding. :)
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I never write reviews but I felt obligated to do so. Savini is hands down the best Italian restaurant in Bergen County.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food are consistently excellent. This particular event was a business dinner and the atmosphere here is very conducive to business dinners and lunches.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time we come to Savini's the food is excellent, service top notch and prices reasonable. This is out go to place, we love it!!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A stellar dining experience
Dined at Savini with a party of 6 for a birthday celebration. We were impressed with the extensive menu, and in particular with the many fish options on the menu. Also a great selection of desserts! The fresh watermelon and crab appetizer was a big hit with our group. Best service I have had in a long time, attentive without being overbearing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for groups, but I think it would be very nice for a romantic dinner as well. Decor is upscale, but still comfortable and inviting. We will definitely return.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our 31st Anniversary. Once seated, our waiter presented us with menus which to our amazement there was a special's list that had our "31st Anniversary" wishes on the top of it. That was a nice touch by Savini to recognize our special day.
The food was outstanding, one of our appetizers was the best was the battered cauliflower stuffed with ricotta cheese, we ever tasted. Our main course, my wife had a veal piccata and I had the Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Both were plentiful & with suburb quality in consistency/flavors.
We choose Tartufo and our waiter had a plate decorated with a candle & Anniversary scripted.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is such a pleasure to dine
It is such a pleasure to dine at Savini because the food is always delicious and the waiters are fantastic. We had the duck with cranberry sauce which was tender and moist and the sauce did not over power the duck.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, nice atmosphere
Excellent service, nice atmosphere & delicious food. Thoroughly enjoy dining @ Savini's.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried and True
We have always considered Savini the choice restaurant of our No. Jersey region. Once again we were NOT disappointed.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real winner!
We celebrated a friend's birthday at Savini's last Tuesday night. From the moment we sat down (5 of us) the service was meticulous. They even put our friend's name "Specials for Debbie's Birthday" on the daily special list inside the menus. It was a great surprise, and our friend was delighted. The food was excellent and the ambience exquisite. This place is a real winner.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappoints -
If you are looking for a location with a great bar, top notch wine list, fabulous food, great wait staff and a hardworking host that is always looking to make each visit special - this is the place.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sensitive to food alllergies
I was so happy to learn that Savini's was going to be able to accommodate me since I am dairy-free and gluten-free when we came last week. They made me a delicious meal and my boyfriend got the full benefit of the regular menu and expansive wine and scotch list. We got the best table in the house and the service was very attentive.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The special Birthday Menu with my Wife's name on it was a big hit! Thanks for other reviews I had read to suggest I let the restaurant know it was a B Day dinner.
The review on the bread was also correct. A bit heavy on the crust.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My experience was one of satisfacti
My experience was one of satisfaction. The food was good as was the ambience and service. Very friendly staff. Though not extensive, the wine list consisted if some good and very good wines at reasonable prices. The matrie d (Sally) was very nice and made sure all was okay. I thought at first that he was the owner but I was wrong.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a great meal here.
And sunday's dinner wasn't any different....it was a last minute choice, and might I say, an excellent one!
Carl the waiter was great and so patient with my daughter...
We were so touched by having the manger buy us after dinner drinks.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gracious and Welcoming
The service here was flawless: perfectly timed, cordial. We were welcomed at the door, asked several times how everything was, and wished well as we left. The escargot was prepared beautifully. Must try: gnocchi in the house pesto sauce. Enjoyed the veal imperiale and duck entrees. Creme brulee for desert was creamy and delicious. The interior had divided spaces with openings, making the rooms seem cozy, yet with a feeling of space. We are sure to return to this very special place.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We held an anniversary dinner
We held an anniversary dinner here for 7 people and everyone left raving about the food & service - it was all excellent! Would definitely recommend this place for anything from a romantic dinner to a special occasion. Love the ambiance, love the food, love the service!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as usual, thank you
Awesome as usual, thank you for having us enjoy our anniversary in style.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always great! Gave us a awesome table for 4 in a quiet corner even though there were only 2 of us. Attentive service throughout.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious good and great service
Delicious good and great service made for a wonderful dinner!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Early dinner is nice and quiet
Enjoyed the evening with great food and conversation that could be heard with dinner partners while dining at 5:30 for a few hours.
We have enjoyed in the past and look forward to returning again soon. Service was special and class never left! How delightful. Keep the elegance going and continue to book the class crowd.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with friends
We met our good friends at Savini's since it is a mid-point for us. What a great place ! The food was excellent and the service staff was very pleasant and helpful. We had a wonderful evening and will plan another dinner together at Savini's.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday celebration w/ nice twist
It was my birthday. Made reservation
On open table. Later called restaurant
Directly to change time. No problem.
Host notice birthday request and asked
First name of birthday person. I complied.
When we were sitted and our group opened
Our menus my name was computerized
On the specials menu wishing me a happy
Birthday. Everything else was as attentive
Too. You didn't have to ask twice. Food
Was prepared nicely and plentiful.
Definitely a repeat performance.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a nice place to eat after a round of golf. Received a recommendation from an old friend. Four guys walked away thoroughly impressed. We all agreed to return. Class operation from the moment we entered.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
An afternoon delight
This was my mother's 92nd birthday and what a experience! First, she is handicapped and the accommodations were superb, A separate entrance in the front but not a back door! An entrance with dignity, the food and service as well as the ambiance were fantastic we already made reservations for her 93rd!!!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Savini's for the first time during Restaurant Week as a good way to try some place different. Thought it would be good but it was really fabulous! The food was perfectly prepared, artfully presented and delicious. Service was extrememly attentive but not "in you face". Will go back again and again and again.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
We just moved into the area and my son recommended this restaurant. We went with friends and we loved it. The ambiance was very nice. Th emenu had great variety and prices were reasonable. They had a good wine selection and not overpriced. The food was delicious and we were all impressed. We're lookinmg forward to a return visit to try other entrees.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Savinis never disappoints.
Savinis never disappoints. The fried calamari is delicious. Very light breading. Crispy. Light sauce. Lobster ravioli special was also delicious. Again. The sauce was light. The pasta firm. The lobster tender. I had the veal
Imperial. I could eat this every day. The veal was tender. The sauce was fresh and light. The crab meat a great topper. Olives and cheese to start. Well made cocktails. Delicious cheesecake for dessert. Service perfectly timed. I can't wait to go back!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated in the back
We were seated in the back room where tables are well spaced and it is comfortable to hold a conversation. Food was tasty and presented colorfully. Service was swift without being too fast or intrusive. This restaurant is one of our favorite Italian restaurants.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience for first time
We celebrated our anniversary there, and had a delicious meal with great service. We wanted to try a place that we hadn't been before, and after reading positive reviews we thought to give it a try. Our servers were very attentive and gave great recommendations from the menu. I had the Veal Romano which was the most tender veal I have ever had anywhere, and the Madeira Demi glacé was perfect. My husband had a salmon dish from that night's special menu, that he thoroughly enjoyed. It was nice that they gave us a personalized special menu noting our anniversary and desserts plates with candles and written message. This was our first dining experience but defiantly not our last. We look forward to having many more meals there.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Anniversary Dinner!
We decided to dine at Savini's to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. We had just spent a week in the French Riviera for our anniversary but wanted to have dinner on the eve of the actual date now that we were back home. We had a wonderful meal with excellent service and several very memorable personal touches such as a personalized menu that wished us Happy Anniversary and a dessert plate with Congratulations spelled out in chocolate. We really enjoyed our meal and will remember to keep Savini's in mind more often when dining out in the future.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had another amazing meal and experience at Savini. Went with my two toddlers for my birthday. There were 6 of us total and everyone enjoyed their meals. Best burratta app and pesto gnocchi ever. Our waiter was so sweet with our children as well can't wait to go back!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Night out needed
My wife and I were visiting some friends in Mahwah for a few days. We are from Massachusetts. Because we have two small children, we rarely ever get an evening out alone. Our friends recommended Savini and were more than happy to babysit for our seven month old while we went out for a few hours to eat a fancy dinner. First, the valet parking was excellent. When we walked in the restaurant we were impressed with the elegant, yet laid back tone. Our server was more than helpful. The manager made several trips to our table and made sure we had what we needed. He even insisted the chef prepare a special marinara sauce without garlic for my wife from scratch. (She's nursing and the garlic affects our baby). Overall, a wonderful experience!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding and
The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable! Our server was very friendly and super polite and appeared at just the right time each time we needed him. I have already reccomended this restaurant to quite a few people and I was there just two days ago.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A quiet evening
We chose Savini to celebrate my wife's birthday (we've been there before). It being a Monday we practically had the restaurant to ourselves. The food was very good (she had fillet mignon, I got red snapper) and the service was attentive. For desert we ordered cheesecake (very good) and cappuccino-flavored gelato (dense, closer to ice cream in consistency). Coffee was on the house (a nice gesture). Overall a very nice experience though a bit expensive for this type of cuisine (it adds up quickly with appetizers and wine).
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM