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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Paterson

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A photo of Felina - Ridgewood restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(755)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Ridgewood, New Jersey
Booked 19 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 LuNello Restaurant restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(1109)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Cedar Grove
Booked 4 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 Fusion 27 restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(208)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Totowa
Booked 4 times today
Fusion 27 is an acclaimed purveyor of Italian cuisine, offering a unique combination of Italian and Latina flavors that has impressed diners and critics alike. As its name suggests, the restaurant excels in blending the two cuisines. The restaurant is widely popular for its fresh food, generous portions, and friendly staff. Standout dishes include the halibut special, parmesan crusted stuffed chicken breast, and short ribs. It has consistently garnered positive reviews for its attentive service and high-quality, well-presented dishes. The fusion twist on Italian delicacies, often praised by guests, reflects its commitment to providing an exceptional culinary experience. It's a favorite spot for many who praise it as the best place they've been to in years.
A photo of Nanni Ristorante restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(631)
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 Fresco Da Franco restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1435)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Montclair
Booked 9 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 Walnut Street Kitchen restaurant
4.5
Awesome(330)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Montclair
Booked 4 times today
Walnut Street Kitchen is a highly-acclaimed dining destination in Montclair renowned for its top-tier Contemporary Italian cuisine. Many patrons attest to the exceptional quality of the dishes, with favorites including the swordfish, crab cake, and the pork chop. The chef's innovative culinary approach is highly praised, with dishes showcasing unique flavors and fresh, local ingredients. Diners find the menu to be creative with incredible attention to detail. Customers also commend the wonderful service and relaxing ambience, with one calling it a "true gem." The restaurant also caters to vegan customers, offering a good selection of vegan options on the menu. Walnut Street Kitchen is also noted for its excellent, specialized vegan options, making it a versatile dining spot.
A photo of Fig & Tomato restaurant
4.2
Awesome(160)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Hillsdale
Booked 8 times today
Fig & Tomato is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, garnering rave reviews from customers. Patrons praise the restaurant for its delicious food like chicken parm, penne vodka, lobster ravioli with shrimp in a vodka sauce, spaghetti and meatballs, shrimp parmigiana, and penne ala vodka. The mussels fra Diablo, fig and buratto salad, and pasta special with filet of sirloin tips and shrimp are also a highlight. The restaurant's service receives equally high remarks. From friendly and knowledgeable servers to accommodating staff, customer satisfaction is evidently a top priority. Fig & Tomato offers a BYOB option, which guests considerably enjoy. Despite a few minor criticisms, most customers look forward to returning to try more dishes, further attesting to its quality and charm.
A photo of Frank Anthony's Gourmet Italian restaurant
4.5
Awesome(290)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Verona, New Jersey
Booked 4 times today
Frank Anthony's Gourmet Italian is widely heralded as a gem within Essex County for its exceptional contemporary Italian cuisine. With a menu boasting classics such as Veal Parmesan, Spaghetti & Meatballs, and Chicken Marsala, coupled with unique offerings like Pork Chop d'Lupo and Frank Anthony's Filet Mignon, it's clear why reviewers characterize this restaurant as unbeatable in its category. The effusive praise extends beyond the menu, with reviewers lauding its fast, pleasant service, generous portions, and consistently fresh food preparation. The restaurant's extensive, flavorful offerings, commitment to excellence, and warm, inviting ambiance secure it as a standout favorite for those seeking quality Italian dining.
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