Assaggini di Roma - Hazlet

4.4
133 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem
Located in Hazlet NJ. Serving fresh Italian favorites with our own signature dishes. Make a reservation today to try the best Italian in the area!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Dinner:

Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 335-5900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 133 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

two couples went on a saturday night. Reservations are a must. Despite the restaurant being full, our service was attentive and not rushed. The food was excellent. IT IS A BYOB.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

First timers, but the restaurant came highly recommended. Everyone was attentive and looking to make sure you have whatever you need. The food was delicious! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Have gone here many times and never disappointed! Always has delicious specials. Can’t go wrong with this gem! Such a friendly staff and owner! BYOB too! You won’t be disappointed!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our only negative is that two members of our party arrived early and was seated to wait for the rest of us. When we arrived we were seated elsewhere in the restaurant and were not told that our two guests were already in the restaurant. After 15 minutes we called our friends and they said they were in the restaurant for half an hour. The restaurant should have been more careful to make sure each portion of our group was aware the other people had already arrived.

Food, service as always was excellent.

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We had been here before and it was always a very good meal for the money. However, we dined there this past Saturday night and it was nothing short of horrible. From the appetizer to both the entrees. The calamari was mushy and over salted. The past dish was not edible because of the salt content and over cooked pasta. The chicken was tasteless. Our service on the other hand, was very good. We will not be back

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Assaggini is an undiscovered gem. Hidden in a nondescript strip mall, it’s a charming delight. The restaurant is lovely and the service attentive and enthusiastic. The menu is old school Italian American (stuffed artichokes!). Although you won’t find many surprises, the food is well made and flavorful. One modest misstep was an appetizer of roasted peppers and anchovies. It appeared to be a small jar of peppers upended on a plate with 4 anchovy fillets surrounding it. It was not on the level of the other dishes. However, the rest of the meal was very satisfying. Save room for their desserts!

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Arrived around 8:30 on Saturday Sept 9th. Server greet was not bad around 10 minutes. Seated along back booth area. Server took order around 8:45 which included salads. Came back to our table at 9:05 and asked what we ordered again?? Had to give her order again and waited another 14 minutes for salads. Meals came around 9:35pm. I ordered the vodka sauce chicken parmesan. Received regular chicken parm. Did not want to send back at this point. Overall just not a good experience. Usually better.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We have eaten here before however this time the owner/manager was very rude. We had a reservation for 6:30 and arrived at 6:25. At this time the place was fairly empty. We asked for 1 side of the restaurant and she proceeded to put us on the other. We asked to move and she mumbled that we were only 3 but both tables were 4 tops. We were rushed through our food and although she stopped by every other table she ignored us completely. We did nothing wrong and we were no treated nicely. Won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Dee is the best 😘 we always have an incredible meal cooked by her sons. Great people great food great times. We love Assigini

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Always enjoyable! Always great service! Always great food!Never disappointed! !! Our favorite place! My husband had the Veal parm. Said it was outstanding ! I had the chicken romona..cream sauce with mushrooms! It melted in my mouth! Can't wait to go back! Thank you for always making us feel so special!

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Service was excellent. Staff was attentive and professional. Food was served quickly. Prices are good but our food was mediocre at best. Veal dish was tasteless. Shrimp parm was good but somewhat overcooked making for rubbery shrimp. The place is very loud. Could not hold a quiet conversation. Have been in sports bars quieter than this restaurant. If we ever go back it will not be on a Saturday night. BYOB is a nice feature.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We love it here! The food is excellent, the place is beautiful, the music is great and the live music is fantastic too! The employees are all so nice and accommodating. This is our favorite place to go and we brag about how great it is.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent food and fresh quality..cant wait to return...rbk

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food!Great service! Great entertainment! Can't wait to go back! Our favorite place in New Jersey!

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Tacky.... Embarrassing entertainer singing in very small venue. We would never have gone if we knew that was happening. Loud, awkward. Food mediocre. Very bland from seafood to bolognese to scallops....

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and a fun place with live entertainment. And it’s BYOB! Will be back again very soon.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent service; great food; can’t wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very good meal for reasonable price. Love the fact that its BYOB.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We made reservations and were seated immediately. However it took a while to be waited on, even to receive water and have our wine opened. It was pretty busy. The food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I found this place on Yelp and decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed.
I went on a Tuesday nite since I read that it is very busy on the weekend.
No regrets. Food was great and the server was friendly and courteous.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I have been here several times for dinner and also once for a catered party. They never fail to meet my expectations. The food is always well prepared and flavorful, served hot, and generous portions. This restaurant is well worth a visit for any occasion. My highest complements to the owner, manager, and last but not least the chef.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food. Calamari was unbelievable. Bring wine

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Pasta with vodka sauce was great. Didn't love our dinners as much as usual tonight. But we'll still be back. Maybe just an off night.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere! Great service! Great food! One of our favorite places to dine! My husband enjoyed the New York Steak! Cooked perfect! Did not need a steak knife to cut it! It was so tender. ..I enjoyed the chicken with sautéed mushrooms in a lite cream sauce. .The BEST! !! Can't wait to go back! !!!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was our fourth visit, but the food was not as good as on previous occasions. Maybe if our waitress had shared the day's specials with us, we would have enjoyed one of those more. After we had ordered, we overhead as a nearby table was being told. The spinach also did not have the same flavor as on previous visits. Good this time, but far from great.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Vodka chicken parm over angel hair pasta was delish. Lasagna was awesome as well.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Table for five please!!

Outstanding first experience at this hidden gem on Rt 35.

Made Open Table reservations the night before and snagged a table for 6:30 with my wife and three children.

We were greeted by the front desk as she was helping out the wait staff. Seated promptly.

We were served a delicious bruschetta as we looked over the menu and specials. We ordered calamari and long grilled hot peppers for an appetizer. very nicely done calamari with hot sauce was great. Tender

My wife enjoyed the eggplant Parmesan, my daughter had Quattro Frimmagio pasta ( outstanding), my 14 year old loved a special chicken Parmesan with vodka sauce over angel hair pasta, my youngest loved penne with meatballs and ricotta cheese.

I had veal Parmesan and it was outstanding.

Best local Italian restaurant I’ve been to in years. We went to an old favorite Pieros a month ago and this was far better.

We will return for sure. The 20 minutes from old Bridge well worth the drive.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Food is amazing and staff is equally amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We have been here many times and have never been disappointed with any meal we have ordered!! Food and service always good! Very friendly staff and owner! What a great neighborhood gem! And it’s BYOB to boot!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

As usual, we were not disappointed. Each and every time I have been here, I have had a great time enjoying the atmosphere and food.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We are new to the area and this place was recommended by a family friend. I’m sorry to say our overall experience was not good. They had an extremely loud singer, too loud for the restaurant and appeared to be very short staffed. We waited 90 minutes for our entrees with no apology and had to ask numerous times for water refills . To be fair I will say the food did arrive hot and our party of 4 did enjoy the food. Since the food was good I would possibly consider giving it a second chance but with so much competition in the area I’m not sure I would go back before trying other places. One more positive it was very affordable.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful place. Great food. .Great service! Love this restaurant! !

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great, ordered an appetizer that was never delivered, yet still appeared on the bill. They promptly removed it, but still lol

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Always good food and great service. Can be mobbed on weekends so make a reservation. B.Y.O.B. is a plus. Can get very noisy.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We took our sons out for dinner. The food was wonderful and byo made it very reasonable for the evening. We have been here twice and will return. Highly recommend this restaurant even though it is hidden in the back of a strip mall.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Always a perfect meal.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Our visit was great. Started with the hot pepper appetizer. Salad was good and the veal parm was tender. Good sauce on the pasta. Large portions so we had no room for dessert.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

service was wonderful. food great. Loved that they didn't hurry us.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We went to celebrate a birthday and were pleasantly surprised to enjoy a night of music as if it were our own private party. The food and the service was wonderful too!

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