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Best Italian Restaurants in East Brunswick


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A photo of Fresco Italian Steak & Seafood Grill restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 16 times today
Fresco Italian Steak & Seafood Grill is celebrated for its authentic Italian cuisine. Garnering rave reviews, customers consistently commend their "solid Italian fare", beautifully prepared seafood, and perfectly cooked pastas. Many have noted the "abundantly portioned" dishes, with particular praise for signature items like the mango calamari, pappardelle bolognese and rib eye steak. The restaurant is often described as a "gem" and a "wonderful neighborhood restaurant", ideal for special celebrations as well as intimate dinners for two. The consistent quality of food and service led one reviewer to declare Fresco as their "go-to place for Italian". Coupled with its BYOB policy, Fresco Italian Steak & Seafood Grill proves to be a delightful dining experience.
A photo of Catherine Lombardi restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 3 times today
Catherine Lombardi is widely regarded as one of the finest Italian restaurants in Middlesex County. Its diverse menu filled with authentic Italian dishes like Arugula and Parmigiano-Reggiano, Mozzarella in Carozza with Prosciutto, and Wild Boar Bolognese is a testament to its unwavering commitment to Italian cuisine. Both patrons and critics laud Catherine Lombardi for its delicious food, attentive service, and beautiful atmosphere. As one reviewer puts it: "the food never disappoints, delicious." Another adds: "Food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable!" The fact that Catherine Lombardi is frequently referred to as a great dinner venue before shows at the nearby State Theater underlines its convenience as well as its culinary excellence.
A photo of Luca's Ristorante of Somerset restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 6 times today
Luca's Ristorante in Somerset is touted as an excellent choice for Italian food lovers. Known for its exceptional and uniquely crafted northern Italian dishes, the ristorante consistently offers impressive quality meals. An all-time favorite among its patrons, Luca's Ristorante's takes pride in delivering a diverse and delicious menu, from vegetarian options to mouthwatering dishes like rack of lamb with a mushroom brown sauce pasta. Impressive service and a cozy, quiet atmosphere further enhance the dining experience. Reviewers have acclaimed the restaurant's homemade pasta, and have even dubbed their meatballs as the best in New Jersey. Luca's Ristorante captures the essence of Italian cuisine, offering a taste of Ischia and Amalfi Coast right in Somerset.
A photo of Victoria’s Tratta Italiano restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 5 times today
Victoria's Tratta Italiano has garnered rave reviews for its superb Italian cuisine. Customers have lavishly praised their perfectly cooked filet mignon and excellent chicken Caesar salad, while hailing their pasta dishes as "really good". The restaurant also offers different selections of delicious pizza with a perfect brick oven crust, which have been highly recommended by patrons. Their large portion sizes and beautiful decor also add to the overall dining experience. Reviewers complimented the service, describing the staff as "helpful and courteous", and appreciated the convenience of easy parking. Victoria’s Tratta Italiano, formerly known as Panico's, is highly recommended for those seeking an authentic and enjoyable Italian cuisine experience.
A photo of Jasper Stone Italian Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Spotswood
Booked 29 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 Il Nido restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Marlboro
Booked 32 times today
Il Nido attains high marks for delivering an upscale, authentic Italian dining experience in New Jersey. As an acclaimed Italian gem, it consistently impresses with its fresh, well-prepared dishes that leave patrons yearning for more. The restaurant's ability to impress is evident in the numerous glowing reviews. Customers rave about the friendly and exceptional service, the cosy and inviting ambience, and its diverse range of dishes from the delicious halibut entrée to the tender Wagyu meatballs. While it's not a traditional Southern Italian restaurant, one review highlights Il Nido as serving some of the best Italian pasta they've ever had in their life. The experience at Il Nido is highly recommended, setting it apart as one of the best Italian restaurants in NJ.
A photo of Zinna's Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Cranbury
Booked 8 times today
Zinna's Bistro is celebrated for its exceptional Italian cuisine, with diners praising the authenticity and high quality of its dishes. The restaurant provides a warm, welcoming environment reminiscent of a traditional Italian home, evoking a sense of familiarity and comfort. The menu boasts a range of distinctive Italian dishes, from Stuffed Italian Sausage to Spaghetti Carbonaro, all of which are consistently lauded in reviews for their exceptional flavors. The restaurant also personalizes the dining experience for special occasions, enhancing its appeal. With friendly, attentive staff adding to the overall enjoyable dining experience, Zinna's Bistro has been described as one of the best restaurants in the area and a must-visit location for all lovers of Italian cuisine.
A photo of LouCás restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Edison
Booked 20 times today
LouCás, an authentic Italian restaurant, is highly praised for its excellent cuisine and service. Customers who have often traveled from far distances appreciate the authentic Italian experience they receive. Renowned for freshly prepared meals, LouCás garners praise for its homemade pasta, evidenced by reviews stating, "the pasta has to be homemade you can taste the difference." Loyal patrons emphasize that LouCás never fails to provide an excellent meal, with specials of the day regularly applauded. Its BYOB policy adds to its appeal. The excellent service, coupled with delicious and authentic dishes like the rock shrimp arrabbiata and Veal Milanese, guarantees a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Cafe Luna of Old Bridge restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Old Bridge
Booked 21 times today
Cafe Luna in Old Bridge is highly acclaimed for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Customers praise its extraordinary portion sizes and the tasty, 'light' Italian dishes on offer. This isn’t your typical 'heavy' Italian cooking, but something delicate and fresh. The grilled shrimp and Sole Oreganato come particularly recommended. The restaurant is also praised for its accommodating staff, who go out of their way to meet diners' needs, even those with food allergies. The establishment has a positive ambiance, not too noisy, with attentive service and weekly specials that never fail to impress. Whether it's a nice lunch or a fun night out, Cafe Luna seems to always deliver a great dining experience.
A photo of Metuchen Inn restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Metuchen
Booked 21 times today
Metuchen Inn is renowned for its exceptional contemporary American cuisine, as expressed through the glowing reviews of its diverse clientele. The staff's consistent warm welcome is noted, along with the remarkable quality of both their service and dishes. Over the years, Metuchen Inn seems to have established itself as the go-to restaurant for special occasions, with its inviting atmosphere and immaculate service. Reviewers laud the freshness and well-seasoned nature of their meals, ranging from Calamari and Eggplant Rollatini to Rack of Lamb and Black Cod, all paired fittingly with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Even the smallest details, such as the olives in martinis, indicate their dedication to a top-tier dining experience. The restaurant exhibits a certain charm that captivates diners for hours, leading to consistently wonderful meals and lasting memories. This commitment to quality and consistency in fine dining truly solidifies Metuchen Inn's place in American cuisine.
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