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Best Italian Restaurants in Bernardsville


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A photo of Ristorante MV restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Bernardsville
Booked 32 times today
Ristorante MV, located in New Jersey, has been acclaimed as "the best Italian food in New Jersey" and "one of the best Italian restaurants in northern New Jersey" by many customers in their reviews. The high quality Italian cuisine, characterized by fresh ingredients, delicious flavors, and beautiful presentations, has consistently impressed diners. The burrata, scallops, homemade pasta, special sauces, and even the desserts have received rave reviews. In addition to the cuisine, the impeccable service, warm atmosphere, and the dedication of the staff have further elevated the dining experience. Return visits are common, with customers eager to explore more of the extensive menu and daily specials. The food, ambiance, and overall experience at Ristorante MV are, indeed, "EXCELLENT."
A photo of Osteria Morini - New Jersey restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Bernardsville
Osteria Morini in New Jersey offers an incredible journey through Italian cuisine. Reviews repeatedly rate the restaurant highly for its wonderful dishes, excellent service, and innovative menu. As one of the few establishments in New Jersey that makes its own fresh pasta, Osteria Morini stands out for its dedication to authentic Italian fare. From spectacular roasted sardines and spaghetti pomodoro with a burrata topping to the special crab with bucatini, the inventive dishes leave diners craving for more. The friendly and attentive staff, coupled with an NYC vibe, further helps to craft a unique experience. Visitors highlight it as the best Italian restaurant in New Jersey and an actual 'hidden gem'. The "fresh pasta entrees, roast chicken, Chocolate pudding 'Budino' and Bombolini donuts" are reportedly phenomenal. However, it's not just the food that's impressive; the cocktails, drinks, and beautiful ambiance also receive enormous praise from guests.
A photo of Focacceria Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Basking Ridge
Booked 23 times today
Focacceria Ristorante is frequently lauded as one of the best eateries for Italian cuisine in central and northern New Jersey. The consistently high quality and freshness of the dishes set this place apart. Dishes like the mustard crusted salmon, lamb rack special, and graham cracker gelato receive glowing reviews from regular patrons. The outdoor patio, offering a romantic ambiance, is highly recommended for summer visits. The Thai chili calamari and rigatoni also come with strong recommendations. The establishment stands out with its friendly, professional service and value for money, which contribute to an overall outstanding dining experience.
A photo of Trattoria Mediterranea restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Bedminster
Booked 7 times today
Trattoria Mediterranea is a highly recommended Italian restaurant in New Jersey. With consistent praises about the freshness, quality, and authenticity of its Italian cuisine, it is clear that this establishment captures the essence of traditional southern Italian cooking. Particularly praised by patrons are the home-made pasta, veal chop parmesan, and seafood dishes. The reviews highlight the ample portions, with special mention of being "enough for 2 meals" and providing "a lot of food". The restaurant's ambiance is also acclaimed, described as happy, comfortably elegant, and making customers "feel like family". Despite its popularity, it is noted not to be "terribly expensive", particularly as it operates BYOB with no corkage fee. This family-owned gem offers an excellent dining experience, ensuring a warmth and welcome reminiscent of dining in Nonna's home.
A photo of RISTORANTE IL MONELLO restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Peapack-Gladstone
Booked 9 times today
Ristorante Il Monello is a renowned Italian cuisine destination known for its exquisite food and exceptional service. Its patrons are consistently wowed by the authentic flavors that transport them straight to Italy. Its unique additions like the cheese wheel and complimentary treats like cheese, salami, and zucchini, among other things, add to its charm. Patrons rave about the restaurant's "outstanding service" and "delicious food", with one even declaring it as a place worthy of rivaling any NYC restaurant. From seafood to pasta and veal dishes, every meal is brilliantly prepared. With a cozy ambiance to top, Il Monello offers a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Dante's Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Mendham
Booked 1 time today
Dante's Ristorante is highly spoken of by its customers for its excellent service and delightful Italian cuisine. Guests rave about the atmosphere and the willingness of the staff to accommodate special requests, even those not on the menu. Notable dishes include the Gamberi Scampi, Lemon Sole Oreganata, Chicken Breast with asparagus, and Fig and Goat Cheese Ravioli. The mention of Dante's as a 'neighborhood choice' suggests its local popularity, while the pizza receives specific praise as the best in the area. A standout aspect of Dante's is its BYOB policy, letting guests pair their meal with their favorite wine. With excellent food, service, and atmosphere, Dante's Ristorante certainly contributes to the good reputation of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Water and Wine restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Watchung
Booked 21 times today
At Water and Wine, one can always expect an impressive American cuisine experience, with a mouth-watering selection of dishes that are carefully prepared and beautifully presented. The restaurant has garnered high praise from its customers. One reviewer exclaimed that "Erica was amazing! Very attentive. Our food was delicious. Gordon Ramsay would be impressed." This sentiment is echoed by many other customers who have been delighted by the flavors, variety, and good portions on offer. Being situated on a beautiful lake, it also offers a serene and pleasant setting that enhances the overall dining experience. As one reviewer noted, "Water and Wine is in a beautiful location right on a lake. All of the tables have a water view… It is not inexpensive, but the overall dining experience makes it well worth it." Highly recommended indeed!
A photo of Portofino's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Morristown
Booked 8 times today
Portofino's is known as a stellar Italian restaurant, highly praised for its authentic dishes and warm ambiance. With menu offerings such as homemade meatballs, traditional pasta dishes, and mouth-watering rice balls, it has won the approval of discerning Italian cuisine connoisseurs. Customers frequently laud the excellent service and generous portions. The owner, Lisa, adds a personal touch, creating a comfortable, inviting environment that keeps patrons coming back. It's also a BYOB restaurant, which many appreciate for the savings. Reviews highlight it as the best Italian food in Morristown. Whether for a special occasion or just a craving for authentic Italian cuisine, Portofino's hits the mark every time.
A photo of Pavesi Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Morristown
Booked 19 times today
Pavesi Ristorante, nestled in the heart of Morristown, is a cornerstone for authentic Italian cuisine. Corresponding to several glowing reviews, the restaurant excels in providing the best-prepared and envisioned Italian food. Chefs are experienced and creative, consistently expanding their menu with innovative dishes that guests find phenomenal. Signature dishes such as Sole Francese, Short ribs, and Tortellini Pavesi are high in demand. Customers are particularly impressed by their excellent service, authentic Italian menu, friendly staff, and pleasant surroundings. Several patrons have made repeat visits, citing the outstanding food quality, impeccable service, and the warm family vibe that Pavesi Ristorante so effortlessly emulates.
A photo of L'Allegria restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Madison
Booked 8 times today
L'Allegria consistently proves its worth as a superior Italian restaurant through its exceptional service, authentic cooking, and welcoming ambiance. The restaurant has received rave reviews from many customers who emphasize the quality and authenticity of its Italian cuisine. Highlights include a black pasta with lobster special, a loved Bolognese dish, and a wide selection of pastas. Many patrons also hailed the seafood offerings as perfectly cooked. They often praise the restaurant's ability to cater to dietary restrictions whilst maintaining high flavor profiles. The inviting staff and owners contribute to the restaurant's appeal, making every dining experience memorable. Additional standout features include their extensive wine list, a dessert of pistachio iced rum cake filled with cannoli cream, which earned specific admiration from customers, and their flexibility with large parties. The consistent excellence in both food and service solidifies L'Allegria as a staple for Italian cuisine.
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