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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Oakhurst


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A photo of Piccola Italia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Asbury Park
Booked 3 times today
Piccola Italia, nestled in the heart of Jersey Shore, offers an exceptional contemporary Italian dining experience. Many reviews endorse it as their favourite Italian restaurant, mentioning impressive dishes such as the Eggplant Rolatini, Piccola Italia Chicken Parmesan and Perciatelli Carbonara, which one reviewer hailed as 'the BEST pasta dish he ever had.' The chef also received high praise for his creativity and attention to detail. The excellent service, beautiful setting and large portion sizes at reasonable prices also contribute to Piccola Italia's popularity. This family-run establishment is a hidden gem that consistently delivers world-class, authentic Italian cuisine.
A photo of Trama's Trattoria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Long Branch
Booked 67 times today
Trama's Trattoria has established itself as a star of Italian cuisine in Monmouth County, as reflected in multiple glowing reviews. Its menu showcases a variety of appetizing Italian dishes, ranging from Eggplant Parmigiana to Rigatoni, with diners praising the authenticity of the cuisine, specifically mentioning the outstanding ravioli, spaghetti, and marinara sauce. Visitors consistently note the freshness of the ingredients used and the superb flavor of the dishes. The desserts, from Tiramisu to Panna Cotta, also receive high praise. Further accentuating its excellence, the restaurant also offers a selection of wines and cocktails, enhancing the dining experience for customers. The attentive and professional service is often emphasized, contributing to the overall positive reviews and high recommendations.
A photo of Blu Grotto at Monmouth Park restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Long Branch
Booked 15 times today
Blu Grotto at Monmouth Park is well-regarded for its authentic Italian cuisine. The ambiance and exquisite service further enhance the dining experience, creating a sense of being back in Italy. Reviewers have specifically praised the restaurant's innovative appetizers, such as white asparagus with jumbo lump crab meat and stuffed zucchini flowers. The genuine Italian vibe is emphasized in their food, with dishes like fried buffalo mozzarella with eggplant carbonata, swordfish Milanese and Shrimp with risotto receiving commendation. Patrons are also captivated by the "excellent service" and "extraordinary food". The restaurant also offers outdoor dinning on a spacious deck. The consensus among reviewers is that the Blu Grotto provides an unforgettable dining experience, making it a must-visit for lovers of good Italian cuisine.
A photo of Gargiulos Tinton Falls restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Tinton Falls
Booked 19 times today
Gargiulos Tinton Falls is a must-visit for anyone seeking authentic Italian cuisine. Highly praised by customers, the restaurant boasts an old-world charm, with a comfortable and romantic ambiance. They serve an array of exceptional Italian dishes, ranging from delicate scallops to perfect mussel fettuccine. According to reviews, the soft shell crabs are a standout, described as "the best ever had." The service is often noted as personable and professional, contributing to the overall quality experience. The owner's personal interaction with guests shows the restaurant's commitment to customer satisfaction. Counsistently praised for their excellent service, delectable food, and impressive wine list, Gargiulos Tinton Falls truly creates a memorable Italian dining experience.
A photo of Semolina Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Red Bank
Booked 28 times today
Semolina Restaurant, located in the heart of Red Bank, is a gem that consistently serves impressive farm-to-table cuisine. The menu, which changes often based on season and available fresh ingredients, showcases an array of dishes made from locally sourced produce. Known for its exceptional service as noted by many reviews, the staff is not only attentive but also knowledgeable, expertly guiding patrons through their food journey. It's particularly praised for its homemade pasta, fresh seafood, and innovative flavor combinations. Customers have deemed Semolina the "best execution of farm-to-table menu in Red Bank", and have fondly lauded the "creative dishes" and the "fresh delicious food". The restaurant's commitment to freshness and quality is further emphasized by their practice of indicating the source farms of their ingredients. Semolina Restaurant is a must-visit for anyone seeking to enjoy a remarkable farm-to-table dining experience.
A photo of Monticello at Red Bank restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Red Bank
Booked 12 times today
Monticello at Red Bank, with its consistently good Italian food, is undeniably one of the favorite dining spots in the area. Reviewers highlight its fantastic food and service, characterizing the place as having an upscale New York vibe. The menu includes a wide variety of expertly crafted dishes like the Faroe Island Salmon, Chef's special double cut pork, and the mouthwatering Seafood Arrabbiata. Despite being a 'bring your own bottle' establishment, Monticello has managed to create a cozy atmosphere that only adds to the charm of dining there. One reviewer notes, "The food was phenomenal; beautifully prepared, scrumptiously delicious, and nicely portioned." This quaint restaurant, located in the heart of Red Bank, delivers a great dining experience with its delicious Italian cuisine.
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