Solo Trattoria
Solo Trattoria

Solo Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.solotrattoria.com/index2.html
  • Phone: 7327802337
  • 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 7327802337

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.
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Solo Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (3)special occasion (2)romantic (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Eh...
    Corey
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Was hoping to find a great italian restaurant but unfortunately it was mediocre at best. Atmosphere was nice but food not so good. Had a chicken special that was pounded chicken over arugula. When it came out it had so much garlic on top of it I thought it was parmesan cheese. Sent it back and it was taken off the bill. The owner was there and it was pretty slow, thought it would have been a nice gesture for him to have stopped by the table to see what I didn't like about it and maybe if there was something else he could get for me but that didn't happen. Oh well, glad I tried it but won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great
    brodotavern
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Two new dishes... Roman food at its best. I hope the two new dishes stay. Literally, I was just craving the simple pasta dish with cheese and pepper. Mmmmmmmm
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our group of 5 felt rushed and our meager salad for the table was $36. We were disappointed and will not be returning.
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  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I was in the neighborhood and needed to kill some time between appointments. Found this restaurant on Open Table so I gave it a try. Food was good, especially the salad. Tuesday night's specials are great, 25%-50% off pasta meals. Great value. Only wish I'd known they didn't serve wine. The website pictures showed wine glasses so I assumed wine was on the menu. It's a BYO restaurant. Staff was attentive, but not intrusive, which I appreciated. Will definitely return when I'm back in Freehold.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foody
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Enjoyed the dinner. Service was good. Very friendly staff. We're not hurried and were able to enjoy food and sociability in a pleasant setting
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  • Great itialian food !!
    Tsurf
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is a must place if you desire good , classic itialian food. The pasta dishes were outstanding, great balance of flavor , just the right amount with pasta that was done aldente !
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of our favorite places.
    Acasualgourmet
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Narf
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Always meet our friends here. The food is always consistent with good service and reasonable pricing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • familyoutingVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance2.5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 41 reviews are from the Solo Trattoria reviews archive.
  • always good
    brodotavern
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    What a great place for all occasions. We celebrated four birthdays. Each was very happy with his/ her meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When Uncle comes to town
    brodotavern
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    jonio
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try Dining "Solo"
    Sammie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 STARS
    mtweety
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    EXCELLENT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE.VERY WELCOMING UPON ARRIVAL.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - Great Service
    JBone
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had'nt been to this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
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  • Very average food, great service
    Sttlers
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 6
    nightowl87
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
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  • Excellent Pasta
    val13
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Vodka Penne and a Chicken with Mushroom and Pasta were wonderful
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My review
    Valentine2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local trattoria
    DebbieNYNJ
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    DaymondawgVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Craigswifey
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Byob; italian menu has many
    Bonita
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Valentine's Day
    brodotavern
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    What a perfect way to spend a pre-Valentine's Day dinner. The food was amazing and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been there several
    MustangmaggieVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    DisDineVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday night dinner
    Toni
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Very good food and service.... Great for date night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solo Trattoria is a place to eat
    BiggerFish
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Freehold
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS delicious
    Dave
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    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~
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Our meals were fantastic. The only thing that was missing was Italian cheesecake on the dessert menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bucatini Amatriciana was excellent,
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Bucatini Amatriciana was excellent, I felt like I was eating in Rome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • My Best Meal of 2013
    val13
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long time since last year
    Kama
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feels like family
    JerseyshorefoidieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice meal in a relatively
    1stimerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visit. Food was excellent.
    MustangmaggieVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Return visit. Food was excellent. Service was very good. You can always rely on the quality of their food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate