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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Manalapan


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A photo of La Lupa restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Manalapan
Booked 18 times today
La Lupa, based in Manalapan, is reputed for its authentic and exceptional Italian cuisine, as evidenced by its highly positive reviews. Customers consistently laud the restaurant's fresh, high-quality food, ranging from excellent pizzas to perfectly cooked steaks, surpassing those found in renowned steakhouses of Monmouth county. The innovative and seasonal menu offers a plethora of dishes to satisfy diverse palates. The service is notably attentive and professional, contributing to the overall outstanding dining experience. With regular patrons deeming La Lupa "one of the top restaurants in NJ" and "next level," its well-earned reputation speaks volumes to both the superior culinary experience and excellent service it provides.
A photo of Brio Italian Grille - Freehold restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Freehold
Booked 19 times today
Brio Italian Grille - Freehold is recognized for consistently delivering high-quality Italian cuisine alongside exceptional customer service. Patrons commend its "excellent food", "wonderful atmosphere", and the "creativity of the menu" which they describe as a unique blend of traditional Italian recipes with a healthy flair. The restaurant's dishes are often highlighted in reviews, with meals such as the lamb chops, crab&shrimp crusted salmon, bruschetta, and spinach artichoke dip earning high praise for being "fresh", "delicious", and "perfectly seasoned". The professional service is also frequently mentioned, with diners noting that the staff are attentive, efficient, and friendly - enhancing the overall dining experience. Whether for a dinner date or a family gathering, Brio Italian Grille - Freehold emerges as a much-loved choice for Italian food enthusiasts.
A photo of Jasper Stone Italian Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Spotswood
Booked 27 times today
Jasper Stone Italian Steakhouse is a celebrated establishment lauded for its high-quality Italian cuisine. Patrons praise the restaurant's ambience, describing it as "intimate" with "perfect" lighting. Customers repeatedly highlight the outstanding, unique food and attentive service, with menu favourites including the NY Strip, Filet Mignon, and Tiramisu. They particularly appreciate the direct involvement of the owner, who personally greets diners, adding a warm touch to the experience. Even though it's located in a nondescript part of New Jersey and may be a bit of a drive for some, patrons affirm that the culinary experience is absolutely worth the journey. The place is also a BYOB establishment, adding to its appeal.
A photo of A Salute restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Matawan
Booked 17 times today
A Salute is highly esteemed for its exceptional Italian cuisine. This restaurant, adored by patrons, provides a unique dining experience in a beautifully repurposed church, offering a beautiful and rustic ambiance. The food consistently receives high praises with diners enjoying a wide range of dishes from pastas to gourmet pizzas. The restaurant's fig pizza has been specifically highlighted as phenomenal. The restaurant's excellent service also receives consistent recognition, with friendly and attentive staff that add a personal touch. Reviewers frequently recommend A Salute, emphasizing its superb food, service, and atmosphere. Whether for special occasions or everyday dining, A Salute offers a fantastic culinary experience that continually exceeds expectations.
A photo of Ponte Vecchio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Old Bridge
Booked 15 times today
Ponte Vecchio is highly praised for its exceptional contemporary Italian cuisine, serving large portions of authentic Italian dishes and fresh seafood. Guests commend the restaurant's comforting ambiance and exceptional service, with many highlighting the attentive, helpful staff. The menu offers a vast variety of dishes, from signature Italian classics like Veal Parmigiana, Linguini White Clam Sauce and Papardella Bolognese, to fresh seafood including Grilled Swordfish Steak, Maine Lobsters and Shrimp Scampi. Reviewers particularly relished the Baby Lamb Chops and Cod over lobster risotto. Ponte Vecchio consistently impresses diners with its delicious food and warm, friendly service, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
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