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Ancona Bistro

4.6
4.6
307 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

We offer takeout from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm. You can check out our Takeout Menu on our website, www.anconabistro.com

Ancona Bistro is the newest addition to Morris County’s stylish restaurant scene bringing wonderful flavor and ambiance. The sophisticated interior is warm and welcoming and the staff extends that feeling to each and every patron.

Ancona Bistro offers an array of beautifully presented antipasti, salads, entrées, and desserts. The cuisine is a combination of traditional northern Italian classics and state-of-the-art fare. All of the dishes are prepared with an emphasis on using on the freshest, prime ingredients, keeping the integrity of traditional dishes while incorporating a new style, with the focus on taste.

The menu at Ancona Bistro represents food in its finest form, showcasing the best ingredients that can be found and marrying them together in a way that is simple, natural, and barely manipulated.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner Tuesday Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm Sunday 2:45 pm - 9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (908) 647-5755

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Stirling

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

Menu

Appetizers

  • Eggplant Rollatini$9.95

    Ricotta and mozzarella cheese in light tomato sauce

    • Calamari$11.95

      Fried or sauteed in fra diavolo sauce

      • Mozzarella en Carozza$8.95

        Light tomato sauce

        • Crab Cake$11.95

          Served with saute spinach

          • Clams$11.95

            In fra diavolo sauce or garlic and white wine sauce

            • Grilled Shrimp$12.95

              Over grilled vegetables

              • Grilled Seafood$12.95

                Shrimp, Scallops and calamari with spinach and white beans

                • Polenta$8.95

                  Crispy,pecorino cheese in bolognese sauce

                  • Stuffed Mushroom$8.95

                    with grounded root vegetables

                    Salads

                    • Caesar Salads$7.95

                      With classic caesar dressing

                      • Baby Greens$7.95

                        Danish blue cheese, walnuts and pear in balsamic vinaigrette dressing

                        • Mozzarella Buffalo$8.95

                          Roasted pepper and sliced tomato

                          • Arugula Salad$7.95

                            Cucumbers, feta cheese, olives,peppers in extra virgin olive oil

                            • Spinach Salad$7.95

                              Breaded goat cheese, asparagus, roasted pepper and fresh mango in lemon

                              • Beet and Goat Cheese Salad$8.95

                                In white sherry vinaigrette

                                Soups

                                • Pasta Fagioli$5.95

                                  Pasta and bean soup

                                  • Stracciatela Romana$5.95

                                    Egg drop and spinach soup

                                    • Minestrone di Verdura$5.95

                                      Fresh vegetable soup

                                      Pasta

                                      • Capellini Primavera$15.95

                                        Julianne vegetables sauteed in olive oil and garlic

                                        • Linguine al Vongole$17.95

                                          With red or white clam sauce

                                          • Rigatoni Ancona$15.95

                                            Sweet sausage, green peas in pink sauce

                                            • Fettuccine Bolognese$15.95

                                              Fresh ground beef and tomato sauce

                                              • Goat Cheese Ravioli$15.95

                                                Black olives and golden tomato sauce

                                                • Spinach Ravioli$15.95

                                                  Light cream and touch of tomato

                                                  • Gnocchi$18.95

                                                    Potato dumplings w/ shitake mushroom asparagus and diced shrimp in scampi sauce

                                                    • Eggplant Parmigiana$15.95

                                                      Over linguine

                                                      Entrees

                                                      • Chicken Scarpariello$16.95

                                                        Chicken w/ cherry peppers, sausage rosemary,garlic in white wine & lemon sauce

                                                        • Chicken Parmigiana$16.95

                                                          Over Linguini tomato sauce

                                                          • Chicken Paillard$16.95

                                                            with portobello & roasted pepper in balsamic sauce

                                                            • Chicken Ancona$16.95

                                                              Grilled,topped w/ eggplant, roasted pepper & goat cheese in brandy sauce

                                                              • Chicken Alba$16.95

                                                                Topped with Mediterranean salad

                                                                • Veal Francaise$21.95

                                                                  Veal scallopini w/ white wine & lemon sauce

                                                                  • Veal Ancona$21.95

                                                                    Veal scallopini with chopped shrimp & asparagus in light tomato sauce

                                                                    • Veal Parmigiana$21.95

                                                                      over linguini red sauce

                                                                      • Veal Funghi$21.95

                                                                        Veal scallopini with wild mushroom & truffle oil

                                                                        • Veal Sorrentina$21.95

                                                                          prosciutto, eggplant,mozzarella cheese, light red sauce

                                                                          • Shrimp Fra Diavolo$24.95

                                                                            Jumbo shrimp with fra diavolo sauce over linguini

                                                                            • Grilled Seafood$26.95

                                                                              Shrimp, scallops, calamari & tilapia in fresh herb sauce

                                                                              • Shrimp Scampi$24.95

                                                                                Sauteed in olive oil & garlic, over linguini

                                                                                • Salmon$23.95

                                                                                  Horseradish crusted, sundried tomato, bean puree, mustard champagne sauce

                                                                                  • Tilapia Almondine$22.95

                                                                                    roasted almonds in francaise sauce

                                                                                    • Ribeye Steak$27.95

                                                                                      Topped with melted gorgonzola cheese

                                                                                      • Lamb Shank Osso Bucco$24.95

                                                                                        Over mushroom risotto in demi-glaze

                                                                                        • Pork Chop$23.95

                                                                                          Topped with saute onions, mushrooms, peppers & sausage in baralo wine sauce

                                                                                          What 307 people are saying

                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                          4.6
                                                                                          4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                                                          • 4.6Food
                                                                                          • 4.7Service
                                                                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                          • 4.5Value

                                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                                          1. TB

                                                                                            TomB

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 16, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            The food and service were outstanding as always. If you appreciate this restaurant as much as I do get some takeout during our collective crisis. It will help them stay open and you will get a tasty treat.

                                                                                          2. JW

                                                                                            JeffW

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            We live local and dine here several times a month, always a good meal and Tom's attention to his customers is second to none. We really like the fact that it is a BYOB

                                                                                          3. JK

                                                                                            JandKD

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            95 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            95 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Again we had a very nice evening. Food was delicious as always, service was outstanding, and we weren't rushed. Tom is just the most warm and welcoming person. He always goes out of his way to make the evening perfect. Thank you and we'll be back again soon.

                                                                                          4. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Great food

                                                                                          5. ML

                                                                                            MelissaL

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            As always amazing foooood!!

                                                                                          6. ED

                                                                                            EdwardD

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Four of us for dinner. Atmosphere cozy and romantic. Food was superb. Extremely delicious. Service as exceptional. Great restaurant for date night as well as for table conversation. Thoroughly enjoyable. A real neighborhood gem.

                                                                                          7. GS

                                                                                            GregoryS

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Food was amazing. The service was impeccable. And the prices were fair.

                                                                                          8. BN

                                                                                            BarbaraN

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Love this restarant -- and it's less than a minute away by car! The staff is always courteous and willing to accommodate special requests.

                                                                                          9. LM

                                                                                            LaurenM

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                            Solid local restaurant. Comfortable, good food and nice atmosphere.

                                                                                          10. CM

                                                                                            ChrisM

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                                                            overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                            Just average food nothing great .... disappointed

                                                                                          11. DB

                                                                                            DrewBiomed

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            Excellent service and good food.

                                                                                          12. MS

                                                                                            MargaretS

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            Delicious food with good presentation, plentiful portions, friendly service, reasonable prices. A neighborhood gem.

                                                                                          13. NR

                                                                                            NewRestaurantThursday

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            This was our second time at Ancona and once again the food and service were outstanding.

                                                                                          14. f

                                                                                            fmas

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We love Ancona Bistro. The food and service are excellent. The owner Tom is personable and always makes us feel so welcome. We highly recommend.

                                                                                          15. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Took 11 on NYE - everything was excellent

                                                                                          16. l

                                                                                            lindee

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            first time there.......servers very polite...............food delicious...........will go again......very good

                                                                                          17. GF

                                                                                            GeorgeF

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Great place, great food, nice and personable staff. Go there

                                                                                          18. DL

                                                                                            DeborahL

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            41 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            41 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Daughters bday and requested we go back to Ancona. We have patronized this restaurant for many years and highly recommend to Our friends Food was very good and selection wide. Service spot on and accommodating. Tom the owner was present and as always, greeted us like we were family . We have had a few parties over the years and this a perfect restaurant for an intimate get together . The best

                                                                                          19. J

                                                                                            Jamela

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 25, 2019

                                                                                            overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                            We chose Ancona because we love this restaurant and thought it would be a perfect cozy place to enjoy Christmas eve dinner with our 2 adult children. Unfortunately, we were the second seating group and had to stand and wait with many others while the first group finally finished and left. Because they had a full restaurant it took much to long to refresh the tables and prep food for our seating. We were disappointed. We realize the staff did the best they could under the circumstances, and we imagine they will take what they learned and adjust for future holidays and special events. The owner is so warm and welcoming ever time we go, and is also willing to prepare foods and make changes to menu items when possible. I was just there with girlfriends and everything was perfect! I will continue to enjoy Ancona as one of my top choices for great food and presentation!

                                                                                          20. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 20, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Wonderful service, you are treated like family. Very attentive service, fantastic food and amazing desserts!!! You will not go wrong going here!!

                                                                                          21. r

                                                                                            rtpn

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            26 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            26 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                            Good food we had salad calamari app n pasta. Friendly professional service. Good value

                                                                                          22. AS

                                                                                            AnneS

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            As always, the food and staff were excellent! Thank you!

                                                                                          23. JK

                                                                                            JandKD

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            95 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            95 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on December 1, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Delicious meal as always on a quiet snowy evening.

                                                                                          24. JK

                                                                                            JandKD

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            95 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            95 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Wonderful as always! They were very busy therefore service was a little slower than usual which suited us because we were enjoying the evening chatting with friends.

                                                                                          25. MS

                                                                                            MargaretS

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                            Delicious sauces and presentations, friendly service, good value BYOB. Very busy Saturday night, which the kitchen seemed to have trouble keeping up with. Worth a trip. A neighborhood gem.

                                                                                          26. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We always have a great meal when we come here. The staff is very attentive and the food is very good. It’s also a plus that they offer varying specials, so even though they have their staple menu items, the menu always feels fresh. The owner is the best- always making sure things are moving quickly, but still finds the time to make everyone feel special dining here.

                                                                                          27. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on November 8, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Good food for the price

                                                                                          28. RS

                                                                                            RSider

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on November 3, 2019

                                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                            Came on a Sunday evening. Restaurant signage was not lit so we missed it in the dark. Service was pleasant, but somewhat slow. Food was well prepared classic Italian fare. BYOB, and the people there seemed like regulars. I enjoyed the meal, but would not go out of my way to go again.

                                                                                          29. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on November 2, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Good food for the price

                                                                                          30. TE

                                                                                            TedE

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on October 31, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Always delicious, staff attentive. For us a goto restaurant with guests!

                                                                                          31. RO

                                                                                            ROCCO77

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Excellent service excellent food excellent experience always treated With top-notch service

                                                                                          32. JP

                                                                                            JoeP

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            We went to Ancona to celebrate my partner's retirement from our ambulance squad. The staff set up a table for the 9 of us in a quiet part of the restaurant. Service was outstanding, very attentive, yet not over baring. Food was service all at the same time, no one waiting, food was hot and delicious as always.

                                                                                          33. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on October 11, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Great atmosphere good food

                                                                                          34. f

                                                                                            flowergirl

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on October 4, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Great BYOB spot and affordable yet delicious Italian food! Highly recommend the Chicken Ancona. My husband enjoyed the calamari and the limoncello cake for dessert was spectacular. We went on a Friday night, it was crowded but not packed and a good volume to converse with your table without yelling over other tables. Can’t wait to go back!

                                                                                          35. RP

                                                                                            RosemaryP

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on September 24, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We go to Ancona frequently and always have a great dinner with fine and very welcoming service.

                                                                                          36. JK

                                                                                            JandKD

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            95 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            95 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on September 14, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We got to sit outside on one of our last beautiful summer evenings. The food was delicious as usual, and Tom and his staff were very welcoming as always.

                                                                                          37. DA

                                                                                            DebA

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on September 6, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Ancona has become my "go to place" for a relaxing, friendly and a most welcoming environment. The food is very good, made fresh and the pasta is homemade. The service is excellent - my husband and I feel like a part of the family. It is just not us, my friends say the same thing. It is rare to find a place such as Ancona.

                                                                                          38. J

                                                                                            Jeff

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on September 1, 2019

                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                            We asked for outdoor seating and were quickly accommodated. We changed our minds due to the weather and again there was no problem. Food was served at proper intervals and was very tasty. Would return to this establishment

                                                                                          39. B

                                                                                            Brittany

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            97 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            97 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                                                            overall3food3service1ambience5

                                                                                            The Saturday of Labor Day weekend and we were a large group of 8. It appeared there was only one other table occupied, perhaps 2, we were t checking but it was pretty empty. Just so so food when other times food was incredible. Service was very poor. No attempt to refil water, offer wine buckets, etc. I would go back in hopes that it was just a bad night.

                                                                                          40. M

                                                                                            Marcia

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Love this new local restaurant.... whether we want a nice dinner alone or meeting friends; Tom and his staff always make it a special night. Food is delicious, fresh and well presented and if there are any special dietary restrictions, the chef is always willing to make something to please.

                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                          Ancona Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 647-5755.

                                                                                          Ancona Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                            Stirling

                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                            Lunch: Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner Tuesday Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm Sunday 2:45 pm - 9:15 pm

                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                            Italian

                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                            Fine Dining

                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                            Private Lot

                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                            Banquet, BYO Liquor, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

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