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Best Italian Restaurants in Ocean Township


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A photo of Brando's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Asbury Park
Booked 38 times today
Brando's, situated in Asbury Park, NJ, has earned a reputation for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Endorsed by customers as the "best Italian restaurant in Monmouth County" and even the "best Italian at the shore", Brando's is held in high regard for its variety of succulent dishes, such as the Pork Chop Brando, Rigatoni Vodka, and Veal Napoleon, to name a few. Several patrons have commended the attentive, professional service, which enhances the overall dining experience. The restaurant's warm ambiance, coupled with an authentic touch of the Godfather playing on the TV screen, adds to its charm. Whether for fine dining, special occasions, or a homely meal, Brando's is a choice that "truly never disappoints".
A photo of Flavia's Cucina Romana restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Asbury Park
Booked 33 times today
Flavia's Cucina Romana is renowned for its great authentic Roman-Italian cuisine. Patrons consistently praise the food as exceptional, highlighting the perfectly cooked pasta, especially the homemade gnocchi served with a variety of exquisite sauces. Many assert the dishes here mirror the tastes found in Italy itself, with special praise given to the Ragu and Truffle Cream sauces. The restaurant consistently delivers outstanding service, with a comfortable and contemporary atmosphere. A BYOB policy and exciting menu variety further enhance the dining experience. Customers frequently express a desire to return, vouching for the restaurant as a place where authentic Italian food is served at its finest.
A photo of Trama's Trattoria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Long Branch
Booked 73 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 Skratch Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Bradley Beach
Booked 25 times today
Through a lot of hard work and trial, we created our custom designed rustic menu to ensure you will enjoy high-quality food with memorable flavors.
A photo of Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Asbury Park
Booked 32 times today
Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant is a beloved establishment known for its genuine Italian cuisine. The excellence of both its food and service is consistently highlighted by patrons. With dishes described as "outstanding," "prepared in true Italian style," and "always cooked perfectly," Stella Marina exemplifies the true essence of Italian cuisine. As one review states, "Most of the menu IS as you would find it in most common eateries in Italy, well done." Moreover, the service is said to be professional, charming, and efficient, demonstrating the caliber of employees at Stella Marina and their care for customers. The atmosphere and location, right on the boardwalk, add to the overall appeal of the restaurant. With the custom of always pleasing its clientele, Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant has established itself as a go-to place for great Italian food at the Jersey Shore.
A photo of La Dolce Vita of Belmar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Belmar
Booked 38 times today
La Dolce Vita of Belmar is an authentic Italian restaurant that is consistently lauded by its customers for its exceptional food and service. Located by the sea, the restaurant offers an oceanfront atmosphere that greatly enhances the dining experience. Patrons praise the food for its freshness, preparation, and sizable portions - with special mention given to the classic Italian dishes, seafood, veal francaise, and pork chops. Other highlights include specialty drinks, personable and memorably attentive staff, and a pleasing ambiance. Notably, first-time diners and regular patrons alike applaud the restaurant for its consistency and overall quality, making La Dolce Vita a beloved Italian spot on the Jersey Shore.
A photo of The Squire at Branches restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Long Branch
Booked 6 times today
The Squire at Branches is highly acclaimed for its exceptional American cuisine. The restaurant is frequently lauded for its divine dishes including the halibut, scampi, pork chop, and more. The intricate use of ingredients such as chocolate in the martinis and grilled peach in the salad showcase inventive and palatable American culinary skills. Reviewers consistently commend the "outstanding service", "tasteful and perfectly prepared" food, the inviting atmosphere, and the "beautiful" bar area. Particularly notable is the praise for the excellence and consistency of the cuisine, with customers repeatedly returning for meals of the "highest quality". Thus, its admirers affirm that The Squire at Branches offers an exquisite dining experience in American cuisine.
A photo of Piccola Italia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Asbury Park
Booked 2 times today
Piccola Italia, nestled in the heart of Jersey Shore, offers an exceptional contemporary Italian dining experience. Many reviews endorse it as their favourite Italian restaurant, mentioning impressive dishes such as the Eggplant Rolatini, Piccola Italia Chicken Parmesan and Perciatelli Carbonara, which one reviewer hailed as 'the BEST pasta dish he ever had.' The chef also received high praise for his creativity and attention to detail. The excellent service, beautiful setting and large portion sizes at reasonable prices also contribute to Piccola Italia's popularity. This family-run establishment is a hidden gem that consistently delivers world-class, authentic Italian cuisine.
A photo of Belmonte's Ristorante restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Asbury Park
Booked 9 times today
Belmonte’s Ristorante crafts fine Italian cuisine in its elegant and charming eatery, located in the seaside resort town of Asbury Park. For starters, the portabella mushrooms stuffed with eggplant, spinach and mozzarella and the battered artichoke hearts Francese make excellent choices. If pasta is what you are craving, Belmonte’s Ristorante has many delightful choices, such as the potato gnocchi in a meaty Bolognese sauce, the shrimp pappardelle Roma with mushrooms and asparagus and the fettuccini Frankie with crumbled sausage, escarole and beans. Some of Belmonte’s Ristorante other specialty entrées include the chicken Philadelphia sautéed with shallots, mushrooms and green peppercorns, the filet mignon in sherry wine sauce and the prosciutto and mozzarella stuffed pork chops in a madeira sauce. Be sure to enjoy your sumptuous Italian meal and the beautiful ambience with a glass or two of a fine wine.
A photo of Cipriani's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Neptune
Praised by diners for its delicious and authentic Italian cuisine, Cipriani's Restaurant is a standout establishment. Patrons rave about the "exceptional" food and "amazing" service, citing dishes such as the freshly baked Italian bread and the "delicious and plentiful" entrees as some of the highlights. The friendly and attentive staff have garnered positive feedback, and the generous portions and excellent price-value also consistently impress customers. Notable mentions highlight the "amazing garlic sauce," the chicken parmigiana, and the gavatelli bolinaise as must-try dishes. With customers commending their first-time experiences and promising returns, Cipriani's Restaurant comes highly recommended for those seeking a true Italian feast.
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