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Solo Trattoria
Solo Trattoria

Solo Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.solotrattoria.com/index2.html
  • Phone: (732) 780-2337
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Piergiorgio Ceciarelli
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: On and Off premises Catering available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room up to twenty available.
  • Private Party Contact: giorgio (732) 780-2337

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main street 79
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking lot at rear of restaurant with back entrance.
A word from Solo Trattoria
Welcome to Solo Trattoria!

Located in the heart of Downtown Freehold Borough, we deliver a memorable dining experience. With a pleasant atmosphere and delicious unique dishes, yours will surely be a night to remember.

In the Fall of 2005, Piergiorgio Ceciarelli opened a restaurant with a goal - to serve the best food with the warmest service and atmosphere. Piergiorgio Ceciarelli formed the heart and soul of Solo Trattoria. Piergiorgio Ceciarelli has been a restaurateur for 20 years. He started in South Florida where he built a reputation for excellent food, warm and fun atmosphere, and genuine heartfelt service. Winning the award for "Best Restaurant Owner 2001". Citi Link said, "…always has a warm smile when he greets you and a grateful thank you when he bids you 'Ciao' at the end of a meal". Originally from Rome, he has lived in California, Mexico, Florida, and now New Jersey, where he resides with his wife and children.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This Italian BYOB has some of the best food around. They offer several unique dishes including an appetizer of homemade potato chips drizzled with gorgonzola. On Tuesday night's they have a large selection of pasta dishes for 50% off. Everything is very fresh cooked to order. The staff is efficient and friendly."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Always meet our friends here. The food is always consistent with good service and reasonable pricing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been here before and it was excellent so we came back. Service was good but the food was really nothing special. Sauce had a very weird taste and the seafood in our dishes was almost non existent so basically we had a plate of pasta with some strange tasting sauce. We also felt rushed when ordering as we were advised that they were going to be really busy shortly!! We had a 15% off coupon that had no stipulations except not on weekends and for no more then 6 people. We were 5 people and it was a tuesday night and they would not allow us to use it! Said it was graduation in town so it was a special day and they were not accepting coupons that day! I had called prior about it and was advised it was ok since it was not a weekend."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "What a great place for all occasions. We celebrated four birthdays. Each was very happy with his/ her meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "When my Uncle comes to visit, we must go to Solo. Like many of my friends, they make Solo a regular stop. I wont complain. Solo is my favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "WENT TO MEET A FRIEND THERE TO CATCH UP AND WERE NOT RUSHED AT ALL? THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE WERE FANTASTIC. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "No, I don't mean dining alone . . . bring a partner or some friends and try Solo Trattoria. The potato pizza is a must every time for an appetizer! The specials are always good and they do offer some interesting dishes, such as a lobster crepe which was a special on our last visit. The service is warm and welcoming. Truly a nice local place to bring friends and a good bottle of vino!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Solo. The waiter was friendly and very attentive. It was a birthday dinner and we were seated right away. We were immediately given a warm bread basket with an assortment of great breads. Our appetizer, buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto was generous enough for two, the calamari was crisp and the sauce tasty. The dinners had a generous portion more than enough to take home to enjoy the next day. We did not have dessert, lemon pound cake was waiting at home. Overall, this was a pleasant experience. We would go again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had'nt been to this place for a couple of years. Gave them another chance. Waited half hour for our table with a reservation (strike one). The maitre'd (owner) was apologetic. The menu was short on choices, and there were only a couple of specials. None sounded appealing enough (strike two), so ordering off the menu I had the marinated skirt steak which has some greens and dressing on top. The waiter realized I needed a steak knife, but never bothered to get me one so I wrestled with the steak with the butter knife and finally gave up halfway through (STRIKE THREE). Now I remember why we hadnt been back for so long. They will not be seeing us there again. Dont bother with this place. There are plenty of better restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What was advertised as tuna chunks on the menu seemed more like shredded canned tuna. We have dined at Solo several times in the past and I think they are starting to skimp on quality a bit."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Attractive restaurant, convenient to theatre. The service was pleasant enough. The pasta dishes were okay, the pork medallions were to be stuffed, only one was and they were tough and overcooked. The caesar salad was very bland and one of the diners told the staff that it was tasteless yet no one seemed to care. The bill was pricey for mediocre food. I would not recommend this restaurant. The food was served so quickly that you questioned whether it had been precooked."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Vodka Penne and a Chicken with Mushroom and Pasta were wonderful"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The food was delicious and our waiter Chris was great. Would definately go back again and again. I would also without auestion recommended this to everyone."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Recently dined here with a friend based on a recommendation. Food was excellent. Low key atmosphere with a small house wine list and BYOB option. A great local place for authentic Italian cuisine."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have been at the spot many times and it always reliable. The food is good and the place is big so you can usually get a last minute table on a Saturday night. The service is uneven though. Our waiter started off great but disappeared way too many times. Good thing we were not in a rush."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Homemade chips are a must for an appetizer! 4 of us dined and each ordered something different. We all really enjoyed everything. Great service too! The canolis....OMG!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Byob; italian menu has many different selections and preparations than the usual. Bolonese sauc delicious, not as heavy with meat as most; veal dishes were great. looking forward to returning. spent a delightful Sat evening here; were not rushed. Service pretty good."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "What a perfect way to spend a pre-Valentine's Day dinner. The food was amazing and we had a great time."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We have been there several times and have been pleased with the food and service. Better than average Italian food. Obviously, we will be returning in the near future."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We go to Solo frequently and have never had a bad meal. Their Veal Milanese is the best I've had. It is so large, I have the leftovers for two days after. Their steak special is served on a cutting board - and it is always cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly and the owner always stops by your table to see how everything is going. I definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Very good food and service.... Great for date night!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We had a November anniversary gathering at Solo Trattoria with 6 of us. We ordered up 3 appetizers (fried calamari, fried veal meatballs & sauted clams & mussels). The meatballs and the clam/mussel combo were very good but the calamari was bland and a small portion. For main course, 2 of us had farfalle & seafood. This was a very tasty andp erfectly cooked meal. Two others had eggplant entrees which were pretty good. One morehad th eir award winning rigatoni bolonese and said it was super. The last entree was a pasta dish with chicken and spinach and it was stated to be lacking taste. Deserts were small & not special, except for the $7.00 price. Service was a little slow & we had to remind our waiter for things we requested."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "What a nice lunch experience. Great soup, homemade pasta with sausage, and a very fresh salad (added for an extra $2). A solid 4 stars on the food, and a great value for money. As others have said, they are now selling wines, but one can still bring a bottle (as I did with beer)."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "A local place I can count on for excellent food. Giorgio, the owner and host, is a heckuva nice guy and makes sure everything is just right. The food is CONSISTANTLY great, in a small, local flavored spot that is BYOB. Good food value as well~"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Our meals were fantastic. The only thing that was missing was Italian cheesecake on the dessert menu."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Bucatini Amatriciana was excellent, I felt like I was eating in Rome."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "This is the third time I have eaten at SOLO and it has never disappointed. Tuesday is half price pasta night and the food was great. Just a little too noisy sitting near the open sliding window."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "Had dinner there on August 10, 2013. We had Ben as our waiter. He know the menu and was patient with our requests(can we hear the specials again!) It is a BYOB - with a liquor store across the street. Had salad with walnuts and blue cheese and it was divine(lightly dressed with oil and vinegar) My entrée was one the specials: swordfish with tomato and onions. It was cooked just right. We did not order dessert. I am looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "It's been awhile since we've eaten here. It has good gluten free pasta for my daughter She bad the penne vodka and my husband had the orrecirte which had nice porcini clavor.The last time I really loved the dish I was craving this Ike but from what I remember It did not live up to the memory. The dish had tomatoes in it which I don't recall Originally. I'd still go back. Service was good, our waiter was wonderful."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "We have been going to Solo for many years and always find the food to be very good. The real secret to this restaurant is the owner, Georgio. He is always present, warm, friendly and welcoming to his guests. Whenever you come back it feels like you are returning to a relative's home where you are greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. Even though its sometimes a little loud and service can get slow when it's very busy, the hospitality never wanes and, end the end, it's a great dinner!"
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Just happened to find this place on open table.com. I was looking for a place to take my family for my wife's birthday. Plenty of parking, the food and the service was great. We will defiantly be making Solo a monthly stop."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "A very nice meal in a relatively quiet, yet busy, atmosphere. My clams in red sauce appetizer was quite good, though I'd recommend thinning the sauce a bit. My branzino, however, was exceptionally good, and our friend who had it had the same reaction. All four dinners were well prepared and tasty, and the desserts were good too. All in all a very positive experience. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Return visit. Food was excellent. Service was very good. You can always rely on the quality of their food and service."
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "Giorgio went out of his way to help prepare my wife and me for Rome. He even printed a list of his top favorite restaurant of Rome (My wife and I are going soon). Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "In order to prove that I had a reservation, I needed to show hostess e-mail with open table conformation. If I did not have it with me, there would have been a problem. The reservation was never written. Once shown, NO apology was given but we were shown to a table."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "This is our in town go to place. Took some new friends here, loved it, food was wonderful, fresh and our waiter was informative and very pleasant. The trainee however was a different story, and altho he was trying hard, he was failing royally even to the point of insulting ( indirectly) my husband and one of our friends. It was unintentional and funny in a sense, but sometimes things are better left unsaid. Food however was just as wonderful as always and will always go back until that changes, hopefully never as Freehold lacks places to eat that hold any merit."
    Dined on 5/2/2013
  • "Food is always good. Service is always good. Bread with garlic olive oil always yummy. We called to ask if we could come in earlier than the reservation and they accommodated us."
    Dined on 4/7/2013
  • "I hadn't been to this restaurant for a few years and my last experience was not memorable. I saw this listing on Open Table for Valentine's Day dinner with my wife and kids. We could not of had a better experience. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. We will be going back shortly."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Food was terrific. We have been there many times in the past. However the waiter was polite but he hardly came over to us. We wanted the check but didn't see him for probably 15 minutes. I saw him service other tables but he appeared to overlook us all night."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "solo trattorio is a wonderful restaurant for all occassions. the atmosphere was pleasant & quiet. the food was tasty, nice portioned & well presented. the wait staff was exceptional being helpful & friendly. it's a byob so that's an added plus. i would certainly visit again."
    Dined on 1/14/2013