Ancona Bistro

4.7
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306 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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TB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 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.

JW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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

JK
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on February 22, 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.

ML
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing foooood!!

ED
New York Area
22 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.

GS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BN
New York Area
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.

LM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just average food nothing great .... disappointed

DB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food.

MS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

NR
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

f
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took 11 on NYE - everything was excellent

l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
29 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

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 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!

OT
New York Area
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!!

r
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JK
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal as always on a quiet snowy evening.

JK
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 16, 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.

MS
New York Area
19 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.

OT
New York Area
11 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.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food for the price

RS
Chicago
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.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food for the price

TE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JP
New York Area
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.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere good food

f
New York Area
6 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!

RP
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.

JK
New York Area
86 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.

DA
New York Area
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.

J
New York Area
26 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

B
New York Area
90 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.

M
New York Area
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.

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service!