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Best Italian Restaurants in New Jersey


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A photo of Cafe Luna of Old Bridge restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Old Bridge
Booked 6 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 Il Nido restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Marlboro
Booked 15 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 Feast Italian Kitchen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Old Bridge
Booked 12 times today
Feast Italian Kitchen has made a name for itself in the culinary scene for its authentic Italian cuisine. Many customers have praised this place as their favorite go-to spot for exquisite Italian fare, including wood-burning oven pizzas, Italian ribs, and the traditional staple –Sunday Sauce. Reviewers rave about the signature dishes, such as the Steak Pizziola and the unique Sausage and Peppers Eggroll. Moreover, the superior service offered by the staff, particularly servers like Nick and Desi, is frequently highlighted in the glowing reviews. The ambiance provides a genuine Italian experience, with many diners already making repeat reservations. Don't miss out on the Rainbow Cake, dubbed by one diner as the 'go-to dessert.' The Feast Italian Kitchen consistently delivers stellar dining experiences, from the first greeting by the hostess to the final check.
A photo of A Salute restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Matawan
Booked 6 times today
A Salute is highly esteemed for its exceptional Italian cuisine. This restaurant, adored by patrons, provides a unique dining experience in a beautifully repurposed church, offering a beautiful and rustic ambiance. The food consistently receives high praises with diners enjoying a wide range of dishes from pastas to gourmet pizzas. The restaurant's fig pizza has been specifically highlighted as phenomenal. The restaurant's excellent service also receives consistent recognition, with friendly and attentive staff that add a personal touch. Reviewers frequently recommend A Salute, emphasizing its superb food, service, and atmosphere. Whether for special occasions or everyday dining, A Salute offers a fantastic culinary experience that continually exceeds expectations.
A photo of Nonna's Citi Cucina restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Englishtown
Booked 14 times today
Nonna's Citi Cucina consistently impresses its customers through its authentic and delicious Italian cuisine, a sentiment echoed in the numerous reviews. The food served here is a blend of traditional Italian dishes, prepared with an intricate understanding of ingredients, evident in each bite. Patrons appreciate the numerous options and variety provided in the menu, with dishes like the best Frutti di mare and Veal Chop Parmigiana that are to die for. Even amidst the pandemic, they managed to maintain the same exemplary food quality and service. So whether it's a casual meal or a special occasion, Nonna's Citi Cucina stands out as a good go-to restaurant for a remarkable Italian dining experience.
A photo of Ponte Vecchio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Old Bridge
Booked 8 times today
Ponte Vecchio is highly praised for its exceptional contemporary Italian cuisine, serving large portions of authentic Italian dishes and fresh seafood. Guests commend the restaurant's comforting ambiance and exceptional service, with many highlighting the attentive, helpful staff. The menu offers a vast variety of dishes, from signature Italian classics like Veal Parmigiana, Linguini White Clam Sauce and Papardella Bolognese, to fresh seafood including Grilled Swordfish Steak, Maine Lobsters and Shrimp Scampi. Reviewers particularly relished the Baby Lamb Chops and Cod over lobster risotto. Ponte Vecchio consistently impresses diners with its delicious food and warm, friendly service, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
A photo of Limoncello at Piazza di Roma restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Matawan
Booked 1 time today
Since 1997 Piazza di Roma has been the Ultimate Space for amazing Weddings, Events and Corporate Functions. In 2020 Life Gave us Lemons & we created Limoncello at Piazza di Roma. A full service picturesque garden restaurant, featuring our own organic seasonal farm to table vegetables & imported Italian ingredients. Come enjoy our incredible authentic Sicilian/Italian cuisine and be transported to the back streets of Italy. Try our Nonna's traditional Bracciola, Veal Spiedini, or our popular Double Bone Stuffed Pork Chop and there is always room for Nonna's Sunday Sauce (not gravy). Full service cocktail bar available. Try our signature Limoncello Spritzer, Espresso Martini or Aperol Spritz. Seasonal outdoor dining available, first come first service based on the weather. But don't let the weather deter, indoor dining always available. We require a credit card to secure reservations. No shows or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will be subject to $25 per person c
A photo of Aunt Butchies of Brooklyn - Englishtown restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Englishtown
Booked 4 times today
Aunt Butchies of Brooklyn - Englishtown is highly praised for its outstanding Italian cuisine in Central Jersey. The restaurant consistently earns rave reviews for its exceptional dishes, including the stuffed meatball appetizer, veal parmigiana, and chicken limone. Patrons also appreciate the extraordinary food in a community with numerous Italian eateries. The customer service provided is exceptional, described as 'wonderful' and 'excellent' in reviews. Notably, the restaurant offers the convenience of bringing your own bottle (BYOB) and it even has a full Italian bakery inside. Excellent food, remarkable service, and a friendly family-style vibe make Aunt Butchies a beloved go-to spot for Italian food enthusiasts.
A photo of Osteria Cucina Rustica restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Marlboro
Booked 6 times today
Osteria Cucina Rustica is renowned for delivering outstanding Italian cuisine experience, remarked as the "best Italian cuisine in NJ" and the "best Italian restaurant in Monmouth County" by its patrons. The restaurant has been lauded for its consistent quality, authentic Italian food, and attentive service, underlined by numerous reviews that assert, "Osteria never disappoints". The ambiance, styled with picturesque interior and exterior and perfectly accompanied by beautiful lighting, also contributes to the overall dining experience. Customers are particularly pleased with the restaurant's menu selections, with the seafood bouillabaisse and Fritto misto appetizer receiving high praise. The staff's excellence in service, along with the delightful cuisine makes Osteria Cucina Rustica an unmissable locale for Italian food lovers.
A photo of The Hudson Square restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Old Bridge
The experience at Hudson Square was created for incredible times and unforgettable moments. Hudson Square promises an elevated dining experience alongside redefined contemporary American European cuisine. Our approach to this concept is simple. American fare coupled with the flavors and influences of classic European and Mediterranean style cooking. The merging of dining experiences from the global community, our carefully crafted menu, and locally grown seasonal ingredients, promise customers a truly unique dining experience. From the moment you enter, the glow of our dining room with its chic European interior, will create a whimsical romantic atmosphere. Destined to be of New Jersey’s most premier establishments.
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