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Best Italian Restaurants in Highlands

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A photo of Semolina Restaurant restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3039)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Red Bank
Booked 50 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 Pazzo Restaurant restaurant
4.3
Awesome(4501)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Red Bank
Booked 44 times today
Pazzo Restaurant serves excellent Italian cuisine, as evidenced by the reviews that praise its generous portions of food, fresh ingredients, and homemade pastas. From Veal Marsala to Rigatoni Bolognese, each dish on the menu is a testament to authentic Italian culinary tradition. The variety of salads, appetizers, and desserts further enrich the dining experience. Reviews highlight the outstanding service, friendly staff, and the restaurant’s ambient setting. Pazzo Restaurant not only offers a delightful selection of meals but also a substantial wine list, which has been appreciated by many guests. The full bar, convenient parking, and prompt service make Pazzo a highly recommended spot for Italian food lovers.
A photo of Buona Sera restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1628)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Red Bank
Booked 29 times today
Buona Sera is an authentic Italian restaurant known for its fabulous food, exceptional service, and inviting ambiance. Customers heap praises on the generous portion sizes and the traditional Italian dishes on offer. Standouts from the reviews include Penne Vodka with Shrimp, Calamari, Stuffed Meatball, and Eggplant Rollatini which are beloved by many. The restaurant also features an impressive wine list and a variety of bourbons. Reviewers often highlight their special occasions spent at Buona Sera, touting it as a great place for dates or groups. It's clear that Buona Sera delivers quality Italian cuisine that leaves a lasting impression on its patrons.
A photo of Trama's Trattoria restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(2272)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Long Branch
Booked 91 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 Sirena Ristorante restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2130)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Long Branch
Booked 30 times today
Sirena Ristorante is praised for its outstanding Italian cuisine, particularly its seafood dishes, and boasts an oceanfront location on the Jersey Shore. Reviews highlight the superb consistency of their meals, the friendly and professional staff, and their ability to deliver a wonderful dining experience every time. Signature dishes like the bronzino and Frito Misto receive high acclaim, described as 'the best ever had'. Their outdoor seating offers stunning views of the Atlantic, enhancing the overall dining experience. The restaurant's exceptional service, delicious food, and breathtaking ocean views make Sirena Ristorante an unmissable destination for lovers of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Il Colosseo - New Jersey restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(796)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Red Bank
Booked 15 times today
Il Colosseo, located in New Jersey, is renowned for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Reviews commend the restaurant for its excellent service, with the wait staff receiving particular praise for their attentiveness and professionalism. Many diners highlighted the authenticity of the dishes, describing the food as "authentically Italian like back in the city". Signature dishes such as the Shrimp Scampi, Veal Marsala, and Chicken Marsala were deemed the best some patrons ever had. Also noted was the restaurant's accommodating nature, with one patron applauding the team's ability to cater to special requests not available on the menu. The restaurant, in spite of being situated in a strip mall, transports its patrons to a classic Italian trattoria, making it a beloved choice for Italian food lovers.
A photo of Monticello at Red Bank restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1600)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Red Bank
Booked 9 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.
A photo of Elli’s Backyard restaurant
4.5
Awesome(387)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Red Bank
Booked 9 times today
Elli’s Backyard in Red Bank is a phenomenal example of American cuisine done right. The charming decor and excellent ambiance captures the essence of an American backyard, providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Reviewers rave about the delicious food, with a particular shout out to the crunchy potato pancake appetizer and the Salmon salad. The restaurant's appeal lies not only in its fabulous food and atmosphere, but also in its excellent service that goes above and beyond. Notably, they seem to have a knack for special occasions with no shortage of praise for the staff's attention to detail and care. It's also a family-friendly restaurant with plenty of options for both kids and adults, making it a staple choice for locals.
A photo of Blu Grotto at Monmouth Park restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1105)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Long Branch
Booked 12 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
4.7
Exceptional(1121)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Tinton Falls
Booked 14 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.
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