Trattoria Mediterranea
Trattoria Mediterranea

Trattoria Mediterranea

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoriamediterranea.com/
  • Phone: 9087817131
  • Payment Options:
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Trattoria Mediterranea reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (23)fit for foodies (22)great for lunch (14)good for groups (13)romantic (10)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • always a lovely experience!
    jerseydiner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have been here many times with retired lady friends, in groups of 3 to 8. We have probably dined here 10 times as a group. This week, I finally took my husband and another couple, and TM did not disappoint. The food is always excellent. They are able to accommodate special requests (within reason), the presentation is a treat. The menu is not extensive, but everything is wonderful. we suggest: Braciole, lasagna, pork milanese, antipasto misto, fish. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You always get the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If you want to eat something authentic, something Mediterranean, something Italian, something served well without waiters pushing you out the door, here is you choice. a well kept secret for a long time, but now the cat is out of the bag. You do need a reservation or you probably will not be able to be seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and Terrific
    Deborahevents
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Trattoria Mediterraea once again was amazing. We went this time with my children... Beyond accommodating. Their specials are so tempting it is difficult to decide on what to get... Cant go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointing!
    Hairslisa4u
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food is prepared w/ a true love and respect for what is to be served to guest! And you are treated like a welcomed valued VIP guest! I have never taken a friend there that hasn't returned on their own.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding experience will return
    Jackvz
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have been wanting to try this restaurant for several years, its in a small shopping center, very close to some larger restaurants, parking isn't plentiful, but once inside the host and hostesses were very friendly and any entrée we considered ordering was explained in detail. They bring out complimentary bruschetta. My wife ordered homemade ravioli, they were a lot larger than normal size ravioli and so fresh, they must have been made that day. I had the thin veal wrapped with prosciutto, came with roasted potatoes, and veggies. Both of us enjoyed everything on the table. Even the desserts didn't disappoint. Its a BYOB, which we prefer. We will definitely return ASAP.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Restaurant!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is excellent, along with the service. Nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Have been going here for years. Never disappointed. Consistently excellent. Food better than in Italy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    wineanddineVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local spot
    RitzVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfectly prepared Italian cuisine
    Fivestarconnoisseur
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Purely elegant Simply delicious Vibrantly outstanding
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have Never Been Disappointed
    jojo
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unbelievable great find
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    Dunwalke
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food is always delicious and brought to your table piping hot. Creative menu, well prepared and excellent quality. I highly recommend Trattoria Mediterranea.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding every time!
    NantucketSamVIP
    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!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was very good
    diamarimp
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Everything was very good,service was great,it was quiet,will go back soon again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unexpectedly nice little place
    smoserenity
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice find
    lee123
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food- good value
    NJMikeS
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the Trattoria Mediterranea reviews archive.
  • Great Find
    tahooey
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We're in Love
    Luv2dine
    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
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Nancy
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We've been here numerous time sans always enjoy the food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BYOB
    RainyNight
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Restaurant is noisy, pricey, and without a liquor license. Bring your own wine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • authentic italian
    lindarVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Find
    Polaris
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - a local favorite
    Binky
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food here is always excellent! We especially enjoy the pastas, and the specials have never disappointed. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Knitwit
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    tbmbbppp
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our new favorite!
    MSIN13VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great restaurant. The owners and staff are wonderful. The menu and ingredients are first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful in downtown Bedminster.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm, welcoming, good menu, BYOB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and great during
    DinearoundVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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 .....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad we went
    Dorcan
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great byo
    Bufrport
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • suburban gem
    Deedeedina
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    Doco888
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Superb food! Great service !!! Generous portions!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return
    Bill
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best in Bedminster
    DerickW
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a real Italian restaurant
    Norm
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.