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Trattoria Mediterranea
Trattoria Mediterranea

Trattoria Mediterranea Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoriamediterranea.com
  • Phone: (908) 781-7131
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michele
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Trattoria Mediterranea
We are a family style Italian Restaurant known for our tasty food. We proudly recreate the flavour of our traditional dishes, while we are creating new ones.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food is excellent, along with the service. Nice ambiance."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Not only was the staff welcoming, but they were knowledgeable of the menu and the specials. The food was delicious. I had one of the fish specials and was so pleased with the dish. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Have been going here for years. Never disappointed. Consistently excellent. Food better than in Italy"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "It may not seem like much from the outside at a first glance, but the food is what really matters and it's certainly 4+ stars. From the starter to the entrée, the use of Jersey tomatoes with other fresh ingredients, and sauces perfectly balanced with spices, made a delicious summer meal. What I experienced is cooking by people who really love what they do."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We have been here several times and I think the fish and pasta's are the way to go here. I only gave the service a 3 star because I think our waitress went home and they totally forgot we were the last of two tables in the restaurant and disappeared. Otherwise, dinner was great. I love the mussels and clams in white sauce, and I always love their homemade lasagna, even the bread is good. Mu husband had the gnocci with eggplant, which we really couldn't find the eggplant, but he enjoyed it. He had the special which was eggplant cake for an appetizer and it was absolutely delicious. We will be back. Love the BYOB and that you can make reservations on Open Table."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Purely elegant Simply delicious Vibrantly outstanding"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Took friends who had never been there and they loved it also!! Salads were superb. For our entrees, I had the monkfish and my husband had the branzino and they were both fantastic. We will return and return and return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This place is a find, a true diamond tucked away in Bedminster. We have gone here several times. On Saturday nights my husband and I go with friends. We also have gone with our kids for an early dinner on Sunday and the chef made whatever our girls wanted. The food is all homemade authentic Italian, homemade sausage and pasta, our favorite! Everything is fresh and savory. The restaurant is owned by two brothers who truly care about their customers and work to exceed expectations, affordable and BYOB."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is always delicious and brought to your table piping hot. Creative menu, well prepared and excellent quality. I highly recommend Trattoria Mediterranea."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have become reglaulars and experience is always outstanding. Food is better than most 'fancy' places. Staff genuine and friendly. The casarecce pasta is my favorite and all fish dishes are prepared perfectly. Salads are fresh and not overly complex. This is the best restaurant in the area and a hidden gem!! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Everything was very good,service was great,it was quiet,will go back soon again"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Made a reservation for Mother's Day since we would be visiting in the area. There was something for everybody on the menu. Chicken Sabitina and salad options were well done. Hazelnut Gelato & lemoncello were the perfect finish. The attentive server's really made the experience a positive one. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great place for a good meal. Pasta is homemade, appetizers are fantastic and employees/waiters are top notch. If you live in area, give it a try...it is worth it."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we will return. The appetizers (salads) and main courses, pasta dishes, were excellent and highly seasoned. The service was also attentive and dinner was leisurely. Thee wait staff accurately described the food taste (intense flavors/highly seasoned); same with a dessert. We ate in the small area near the kitchen, and once the large family party with lots of kids left, the noise level dissipated allot. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We ordered many times from their pizzeria next door and decided to try the restaurant. We were a party of six and everyone loved the food and the service was outstanding! I am sorry that we didn't try it sooner. Will definitely go back again and again!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Tratorria Mediterranea and the meals continue to blow us away!!! Fresh made Pasta, seafood fantastic..... You can not go wrong with anything that is ordered The Staff make you feel like Family"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We've been here numerous time sans always enjoy the food"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Restaurant is noisy, pricey, and without a liquor license. Bring your own wine."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "love the food here -great homemade pasta's and fresh ingredients- we had our grandmother's 100th birthday here and everyone thought the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Recommended by friends this is a top restaurant in the area. Food is well prepared, and served hot. Lots of specials and a good menu as well. Definitely worth a trip back."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food here is always excellent! We especially enjoy the pastas, and the specials have never disappointed. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were with a group of 6 people on a Saturday evening. All of us found the food and service very good. However, the noise level was so high that we couldn't wait to leave the restaurant. We had been told that it's much quieter during the week. We will try it again on a weekday. never on the weekend again. None of us enjoyed eating in such deafening noise."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We met friends from out of state--a mid-way location for all of us. Perfect place for a fine evening together. Not feeling rushed, and wonderful service, along with wonderful food. We'll meet them there again next year (and dine there again before that time)."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great restaurant. The owners and staff are wonderful. The menu and ingredients are first rate."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Delightful in downtown Bedminster. Ambience is very nice. Service is quite good and professional. Food impressive. If a steak tartare fan, do not miss this one! Portions are larger than they need be, guess that means good for leftovers. BYOB is always a great NJ option. First time, and we intend to come back many times. Some large groups in that night, and in NJ that means very loud. Overall, still a great impression, experience, and hats off to ownership and staff for a top shelf restaurant out of NYC in the beautiful Bedminster area."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Arrived early, early on a busy Saturday night at a place clearly frequented by many regulars. Staff did a good job attending to us and explaining the list of specials--tho there were too many for my taste considering the extensive menu. Entree's ranged from C+ (homemade but overcooked spaghetti and less than meaty meatballs) to B (Zuppa di Mare special) to A (lasagne special, seafood and mushroom linguini). Outstanding desert gelato, excellent salads. Not far from 78/287."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wonderful food and great during the week or for lunch. Stay away on Friday/Saturday nights as it gets very crowded and the noise level is so great that you cannot even hear folks at your own table. We had a table for 4, sat across from each other and could not hear. Had to talk very loudly, as did everyone else ....."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Trattoria Mediterranea for the first time and it won't be the last. The servers were top-notch and the entire staff works as a team anticipating every need or request. Extremely attentive without being intrusive. The actual menu is limited but the specials were numerous and meals well prepared. Lisa went table to table asking how she could be of service and was most gracious to all the diners. The only thing we weren't aware of was the BYOB policy but since neither of us are huge drinkers, it really wasn't an issue. So we know for the next time for celebratory occasions, as it was my birthday, to pick up a small bottle."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Love the lighting, nice and low. The food is creative including my veggie stuffed baked orange pepper as a starter. Husband and I both had the fish specials which were fresh with nice sauces. Service was professional and not over bearing. We will return!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "very active spot on a Saturday night.. we travelled 45 miles to get her on rec from local friend. woth the trip and a good halfway meeting point for friends that live in nyc suburbs"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Superb food! Great service !!! Generous portions!!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was fabulous. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and had wonderful Italian accents addng a great touch to the ambiance. The menu was different, creative. I had an Arugula Pear Salad. My entre was thick pasta (Casarrecce) with small meatballs and diced eggplant in a light tomato broth. Dessert was a gem. Hazlenut gelato in a ball with a chocolate center and dusted in cocoa. Off the charts Awesome. Never had any of these three dishes that I can recall. My wife was equally impressed. Bring your own bottle, saves money. I cannot wait to return again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I were there for dinner on Valentine's Day. The food was pretty good but will not be recommending this restaurant because of the service. Waiter put in this wrong dinner order for husband. Took a long time to bring out the correct dish so we ended up sharing my entree and wrapping his to go. Not only did the waiter not comp anything for his mistake but they wrote in 20% tip on our check!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our second visit, for my mom's 80th birthday. The food and service were just as excellent as last time, and the staff went out of their way to make my mom's 80th birthday very special indeed."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The family is direct from Italy, and it shows in the food. The pasta is made by a family member every day, and the sauces are varied and delicious. Food is fairly priced, and combined with byo wine it makes the price for the evening out to dinner more than reasonable."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This restaurant continuously provides an off the charts dining experience with each visit. Staff is so very welcoming and caring...as though you were a beloved family member coming for dinner! And the food is simply extraordinary...this trip we had the grilled swordfish and cod livornese and could not have been more satisfied. An eggplant cake appetizer and a house salad were also better than good. Please don't slip dessert! The friendly and talented young woman who crafts all their desserts is truly an artist...we've never tasted such an extraordinary chocolate cake. Even on a cold and snowy Saturday, the place was packed, so be sure to make a reservation. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "With the exception of the noise level (which unfortunately was not atypical for an increasing number of restaurants these days), our dining experience was extremely positive. From appetizer through dessert, the food was tasty, well-prepared and well-executed. The appetizer and entrees were served piping hot. The dessert we selected, apparently a recent addition to the menu, was an excellent choice for the end of the evening. We appreciated the fact that the cappuccino was served quite hot - and a few minutes before the dessert. From start to finish the service was outstanding in every way. We actually made a return reservation before we left!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "By chance, I happened upon this restaurant on the internet as a halfway meeting distance with another couple. The food was absolutely wonderful. Each of us ordered something different (2 fish dishes, 1 pork and 1 pasta) and it could not be any better. The antipasta for four was also excellent, as well as the deserts. If I ever want to take a ride to Bedminster, I would definitely dine there again. A little side note... It appears that reservations are necessary on a Saturday night. We had reservations, thank God, as we would have not been able to be accomodated. The restaurant was packed. No fault of their own, but the noise level was quite loud, but very expected with a "full house.""
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Always a great meal and service when dining at Trattoria Mediterranea! It is the closest I have ever had to my Mom's cooking!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Some friends told us about the great food and service, so we decided to give it a try for my wife's birthday. The food is excellent, as is the service. The price is very reasonable for the quality of food. We didn't know it was BYOB, but that didn't detract form the overall experience. This will be a regular eating place for us, as it seemed to be for the many regulars dining there that evening."
    Dined on 1/10/2014