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Best Italian Restaurants in Cranford


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A photo of Garlic Rose Bistro - Cranford restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Cranford
Booked 6 times today
Garlic Rose Bistro in Cranford stands out for its exceptional contemporary Italian cuisine. With an ambiance exuding an old-school Italian bistro feeling, the restaurant is highly favored, and reviewers frequently praise the excellent service, warm atmosphere, and the outstanding food. While the menu may not be extensive, it boasts a variety of not-so-typical Italian choices, many with a garlic flair, staying true to its name. Dishes such as the creamy eggplant rollatini, flavorful pasta, stuffed mushrooms, and teriyaki scallops come highly recommended. Even garlic lovers and non-lovers alike leave more than satisfied. With excellent service, great Italian food, and a wide range of wine selections, Garlic Rose Bistro certainly deserves its high standing among Italian food aficionados.
A photo of Il Gabbiano New Jersey restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Cranford
Booked 2 times today
Located in the heart of New Jersey, Il Gabbiano offers a remarkable Italian dining experience which is reflected in its consistently high praise from customers. The restaurant is celebrated for its excellent food and service, often described as a hidden gem in the area. The dishes maintain a strong relevance to authentic Italian cuisine, with the eggplant parmigiana being a notable favorite among patrons. It's not just the food and service that make Il Gabbiano stand out. The charming ambiance, with options for both indoor and outdoor dining, adds to the overall pleasant experience. Furthermore, it offers great value for money, highly recommended by numerous reviews for its quality fare, delightful atmosphere, and professional, courteous staff.
A photo of Ciao Bello restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Cranford
Booked 3 times today
Ciao Bello, an exquisite Italian restaurant located in the tranquil town of Cranford, NJ, shines brightly in the realm of authentic Italian cuisine. Diners have praised its excellent food and attentive, professional service. Patrons particularly celebrate the delicious pizza, desserts, and the penne with vodka sauce. Whether you are dining al fresco on the lovely outdoor patio or in the immaculate and comfortable indoor space, the ambiance doesn't disappoint. Whether it's a family dinner, a large party, or a romantic date, Ciao Bello consistently delivers a superior dining experience. It is also a BYOB establishment allowing guests to bring their favorite wines. The noteworthy comments about reasonable pricing, excellent food, and outstanding service make Ciao Bello a highly recommended Italian restaurant.
A photo of La Griglia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Kenilworth
Booked 5 times today
La Griglia is an exceptional Italian restaurant celebrated for its refined cuisines, attention to detail, and warm hospitality. Numerous reviews praise the restaurant's excellent service, from the bar's unique cocktails to the host's professionalism. The diverse Italian menu caters to a wide range of taste buds, with several dishes including the Endive Salad and veal bone in parmigiana mentioned in glowing terms. Their wine list is robust and carefully curated, focusing mainly on Italian wines. Reviewers note that the food is consistently high-quality and beautifully presented, often mentioning the freshness and flavor. Diners frequently emphasize their return intentions, indicating La Griglia's consistent ability to provide a remarkable dining experience.
A photo of Taormina Ristorante restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Union
Booked 1 time today
Taormina Ristorante is an acclaimed Italian restaurant celebrated for its authentic cuisine. With a glowing reputation, it has received high praise from its patrons who have consistently celebrated it for over 20 years. The restaurant exhibits a warm and welcoming atmosphere, lauded by guests who applaud the sincere welcome from the owner at the front door. The food is consistently referred to as 'amazing', 'delicious', and 'outstanding'. Special mention is given to signature dishes like Sal's cheesecake, tiramisu, and braciole. Taormina Ristorante promises not just quality food and service, but a memorable experience that keeps visitors coming back.
A photo of da Benito Ristorante restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Union
Booked 1 time today
Da Benito Ristorante is a gem of Italian cuisine, notably acclaimed as one of the finest Italian restaurants in New Jersey. Its consistent excellent food and service have earned it high praise from its patrons. The restaurant’s inviting atmosphere and attentive staff contribute to its reputation as a local favourite. Customers rave about the ahi tuna tartar, the creatively prepared 4 cheese tortellini, and the exceptional Berkshire pork chop special. The consensus is clear: Da Benito Ristorante is a must-visit establishment for anyone seeking authentic Italian cuisine, as one reviewer eloquently expresses, "you can taste the love that goes into each plate served."
A photo of Ferraro's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Westfield
Booked 3 times today
Ferraro's is a highly praised Italian restaurant located in Union County, New Jersey, and Westfield, garnering unanimous acclaim for its excellent cuisine and service. Reviews consistently commend the restaurant for its quality dishes ranging from non-deep fried eggplant parm to gluten-free ravioli. Its friendly and attentive staff add to the great dining experience, making customers feel like family and ensuring they're well-catered to, even those with special dietary needs. The establishment's commitment to authentic and healthy Italian food, combined with a comfortable atmosphere, makes Ferraro's a favorite among many and "the best authentic Italian food" spot for some.
A photo of Casa Di Pietro restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Kenilworth
Booked 1 time today
Casa Di Pietro, nestled in the heart of Kenilworth, is a haven for authentic Italian cuisine. The reviews from regular diners vouch for its diverse menu, featuring homemade gnocchi, specials with risotto, and succulent pork chop dishes, paying homage to the rich and vibrant flavors of Italy. The establishment is also recognized for its service-oriented team, managed by Victor, who ensures each patron's dining experience is memorable. Customers rave about specials of the day and their tiered tiramisu, a quintessential Italian delight. Unique to its appeal is the BYOB feature, adding a personalized touch to the Casa Di Pietro dining experience.
A photo of Basilico restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Millburn
Booked 14 times today
Basilico stands out in the realm of Italian cooking, consistently praised for its high-quality cuisine and exceptional service. The menu, extensive and diverse, is brimming with delightful Italian offerings such as Piatto Vegano, La Parmigiana, and Branzino alle Erbe. From the creamy Carbonara to the tantalizing Ravioli ai Porcini, every dish is crafted with expertise and precision. Reviews echo a similar sentiment, repeatedly highlighting the delicious food, professional service, and inviting atmosphere. As stated by one frequent diner, "the food is always fantastic" and "the atmosphere is inviting and comfortable." Truly, Basilico captures the essence of Italian gastronomy to perfection.
A photo of NOAH restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Elizabeth
Booked 37 times today
NOAH restaurant is acclaimed for its excellent Italian cuisine, with numerous reviews attesting to the high-quality, delicious food. Customers describe the ambience as "pleasing" and the service as "friendly and attentive", with one even stating they "would give [NOAH] six stars if possible”. While some patrons noted the temperature was sometimes uncomfortable, all agreed the culinary experience was remarkable, with one guest loving their meal of "salmon, asparagus, and fried calamari". The lively atmosphere, marked by entertaining music, a DJ and exceptional customer service, complements the dining experience, making NOAH an irresistible destination for Italian cuisine lovers.
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