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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Lodi

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A photo of Nanni Ristorante restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(634)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Rochelle Park
Booked 7 times today
Nanni Ristorante, one of New Jersey's best Italian cuisine destinations, has received rave reviews for its exceptional food, service, and wine. The restaurant, appreciated for its authenticity, is often cited as a family-run business that provides an atmosphere equivalent to dining in an Italian family's home. The reviewers emphasised the high-quality meals - from pasta to seafood to steak - and the outstanding service. The restaurant's offerings are also praised for their value, with generous servings and reasonable prices. With a rich history that spans over 35 years and continued patronage from long-time customers, Nanni Ristorante never fails to deliver a top-notch Italian dining experience.
A photo of Carmine's - 44th Street - NYC restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(28689)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Theater District
Booked 377 times today
Carmine's on 44th Street in NYC is renowned for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Customers frequently rave about the 'real Italian food' and its 'surprisingly delicious' flavours, describing it as 'simply the best'. Reviewers laud Carmine's for the traditional family-style Italian dining experience, with 'big and tasty dishes' that are 'perfect to share'. The Penne alla Vodka is specifically highlighted as 'delicious and flavourful'. The wine list is no less impressive with a vast selection of Italian wines like Sangiovese, Chianti Classico, and Amarone della Valpolicella. The bustling atmosphere, friendly service, and huge portion sizes add to the quintessential New York dining experience. According to many of the satisfied visitors, no visit to NYC would be complete without a meal at Carmine's.
A photo of Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(540)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 78 times today
Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience is a gem for Contemporary Italian cuisine, as indicated by numerous glowing reviews. The restaurant offers a unique blend of interactive education and fabulous dining, providing an engaging and enjoyable experience that extends beyond the simple act of eating. As customers often remark, the pasta-making class is a fun experience, with friendly and knowledgeable instructors. They ensure visitors not only learn how to make a variety of pasta shapes but also immerse in the richness of Italian cuisine. Following the hands-on lesson, guests are treated to an exceptional meal. Reviews laud the food for its amazing taste and generous portions, some even asserting that Aunt Jake's is superior to any Italian restaurant in New York City. Whether you're looking for a unique date night, a memorable birthday celebration, or simply a delightful culinary adventure, Aunt Jake's Pasta Experience comes highly recommended.
A photo of Felina - Ridgewood restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(766)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Ridgewood, New Jersey
Booked 35 times today
Felina - Ridgewood has been lauded as a jewel of contemporary Italian cuisine, particularly commended for always evolving menu and the way it harmoniously integrates American influence. The emphasis on seasonality, sustainability, and support for local farmers and foragers is highlighted. Exceptional service, a standout feature of this restaurant, is made evident with numerous praises for the staff, including the general manager, Frank, and wait staff, Kathy, Matt, and Ms. Rosalina. Patrons hail the ambiance and value for money, with a special mention of the rooftop lounge. The unique beverage and wine program, the detail-orientated experience and a particularly praised Italian cookie favor, work together to create unforgettable dining experiences, only exemplifying the restaurant's excellence.
A photo of Carmine's - 91st Street - NYC restaurant
4.5
Awesome(8327)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Upper West Side
Booked 89 times today
Carmine's - 91st Street - in NYC is an exceptional example of fine Italian cuisine. This restaurant offers a diverse array of dishes from Steak to Seafood, and Desserts to Drinks, encompassing the very essence of Italian flavor. As per reviews, the restaurant is commended for its "great food, great employees, great atmosphere" and the "authentic Italian food" served in family style. The Lasagna is deemed as the best, with the eggplant parmigiana being so good, it's referred to as food made by angels. Another fan-favorite is the world-class Carbonara. With the consistency in service, taste, and portions, Carmine's has been praised as "outstanding" and "the best Italian in NYC."
A photo of Piccola Cucina Uptown restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1942)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Upper East Side
Booked 89 times today
Piccola Cucina Uptown is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, consistently garnering high praises from patrons who laud it as one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The diners particularly appreciate the warm hospitality, efficient and friendly service, and the casual, yet cozy ambience. The menu features a wide range of delectable offerings, including fresh, handmade pasta, high-quality seafood dishes, and creative salads. Past patrons rave about the restaurant's Italian wines, with numerous reviews complimenting their excellent selection. Moreover, the seafood crudo and delectable tiramisu have also been highlighted for their outstanding taste. From the reviews provided, it's evident that Piccola Cucina Uptown proudly delivers an immersive and enjoyable Italian dining experience, making it a must-visit destination for all food lovers.
A photo of Mama Mia - 44sw restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1243)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Hell's Kitchen
Booked 7 times today
Nestled in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, New York City, Mama Mia - 44sw stands out as a favorite Italian restaurant amongst locals and visitors. Renowned for its tantalizing and varied menu offering such as 'Pizza 44', 'Shrimp Toscana', 'Chicken 44' and 'Fettuccine Champignon', and the celebrated 'Homemade Tiramisu' for dessert. Patrons consistently rave about the excellent service, live music, and romantic lighting. Most notably, a review lauded Mama Mia - 44sw for offering "great authentic Italian foods served in traditional style" while others dub it as "the best Italian in Hell's Kitchen." Mama Mia - 44sw has not only created a classic Italian culinary experience but a sense of community and familiarity where "the staff, Angelo and Victor were extremely friendly and welcoming."
A photo of LuNello Restaurant restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1121)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Cedar Grove
Booked 11 times today
LuNello Restaurant is frequently praised for its remarkable Italian cuisine. Customers regularly rave about the "delicious orichetti, sausage, and broccoli rab", and it's well recognized as one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. The menu offers an impressive range of dishes that are described as "extraordinary Italian food". From the meticulously prepared salmon and veal valdostano—an overall crowd favorite—to a great range of meats, salads, and a wonderful wine list. The quality of service also contributes to its impressive reputation, with the staff often described as outstanding and attentive. Customers constantly express their anticipation to return, making it clear that LuNello Restaurant never fails to exceed expectation.
A photo of Fresco Da Franco restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1443)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Montclair
Booked 11 times today
Fresco Da Franco, located in Montclair, has received an outpouring of rave reviews for their exceptional authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant is renowned for a well-rounded menu boasting of traditional Italian dishes infused with unique flavors and sauces, as well as unusual brunch options like chicken & waffles. Patrons lauded the aesthetically pleasing ambiance and the top-notch service. They also complemented the fantastic dining experience, gluten-free options, and the large portions. Highlights included pesto shrimp pasta, grilled peach and Gorgonzola salad, salmon dish, and octopus appetizer. Many reviewers tagged it as an ideal place for date nights, meetings, and friendly gatherings.
A photo of Stella 34 Trattoria restaurant
4.3
Awesome(3414)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Midtown West
Booked 28 times today
Stella 34 Trattoria provides an excellent blend of traditional Italian dishes with creative touches that make it stand out. Situated on the 6th floor of Macy's Herald Square, this restaurant surprises customers with its high-quality cuisine and warm ambiance. The reviews speak volumes - customers rave about the "excellent service and food," with a particularly fantastic review for the chicken milanese, described as a regular's ‘go to’ for lunch. Pasta dishes are also frequently highlighted, with one party ordering every pasta on the menu and finding them "all fantastic!" The view of the city and the elegant atmosphere further enhance the dining experience at Stella 34 Trattoria, proving it to be a hidden gem of Italian cuisine.
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