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Best Italian Restaurants in Rutherford


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A photo of Song E Napule - Rutherford restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Rutherford
Booked 11 times today
Song E Napule in Rutherford is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons compare the experience to being in Italy, praising the restaurant's ability to recreate the authentic taste and beautiful decor. The restaurant is heralded for its wide selection of pastas and pizzas, made with fresh ingredients and unique recipes not commonly seen elsewhere. Regulars laud the freshness and lightness of the food, whether it's pizza, pasta, or desserts like the lemon sponge cake and limoncello flown in from Italy. While the restaurant may get lively over weekends, the ambiance, excellent service, and reasonable pricing make it a culinary treat worth revisiting.
A photo of Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Clifton
Booked 5 times today
Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas is a highly recommended Italian restaurant, lauded in reviews for its unique concept of Italian tapas and impressive variety of wines. Patrons rave about the delicious food being excellent for sharing among friends, with one reviewer having studied in Italy claiming the food never fails to impress. The staff are described as knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive, contributing to the overall pleasant vibe and excellent dining experience. A popular spot for late dinners and drinks, this restaurant is praised for its impressive food and drink options, as well as its innovative menu that always leaves customers eager to return for more.
A photo of Volares restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlstadt
Volare's Italian Restaurant, in Rutherford, is a local favorite for its exceptional Italian cuisine made with fine ingredients and served in a warm and charming setting. The mussels bianco in a sumptuous white wine sauce and the carpaccio di manzo sliced raw beef with provolone, capers and arugula make delectable starter choices. Some of Volare's Italian Restaurant's specialty entrée dishes include the spezzato murphy chicken sautéed with mushrooms, onions and cherry peppers, the sogliola con polpa di granchio fillet of sole topped with crab in a buttery white wine sauce and the vitello alla Toscano veal scaloppini with prosciutto, asparagus and fontina cheese. In the mood for pasta? Enjoy a hearty plate like the meat-stuffed tortellini in a white vodka sauce.Keep in mind that Volare's Italian Restaurant has a BYOB policy, so be sure to grab your favorite bottle along the way.
A photo of Vesta Wood-Fired restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • East Rutherford
Booked 2 times today
Vesta Wood-Fired is a highly regarded Italian restaurant known for its authentic Italian cuisine and excellent customer service. Enthusiastic reviews highlight the delicious authenticity of its dishes, with many patrons particularly praising the brick oven pizza, claiming it's just like in Italy. The menu offerings like grilled artichokes, calamari frittata, clams oregonata, and Italian meatballs have all been described as immaculately prepared and extremely delicious. The excellent service, with attentive and informative waitstaff, is regularly noted, enhancing diners' experience. The ambiance of Vesta Wood-Fired contributes to a lovely dining environment, making it a sought-after destination for those seeking a taste of Italy.
A photo of Il Villaggio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carlstadt
Booked 4 times today
Il Villaggio consistently receives glowing reviews for its superb take on Italian cuisine. Located in New Jersey, this restaurant is well-loved by customers who have praised it as "one of the finest Italian restaurants" and "a highlight among many Italian restaurants". Highly recommended dishes include the sausage and broccoli rabe appetizer and diverse fish specials. Reviewers also appreciate the extensive menu, including meat and fish entrées, and the delectable dessert options. The quality of service is another strong point, with reviews indicating that Il Villaggio's staff is welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. With an upscale ambience that enhances the overall dining experience, Il Villaggio promises a memorable Italian dining experience, whether for a casual outing or a special occasion.
A photo of Gianna's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlstadt
Booked 2 times today
Gianna's is a remarkable Italian restaurant that has amassed a loyal customer base over 15 years, as highlighted in the reviews. Diners consistently praise its perfect chicken parm, penne, and salad combination. The restaurant is described as a 'terrific local red sauce Italian' joint, with '5-star food all the time'. Despite being located in New Jersey, a mere 10 minutes from Wood-Ridge, some regulars didn't even realize it was there until recently. And they keep coming back for more. The food at Gianna's is consistently delicious, serving large, family-style portions that exude genuine Italian flavors, just like grandma used to make. The service is also highly commended, with the staff treating everyone like family. With high-quality, consistently good food and service, Gianna's stands out as a must-visit Italian restaurant.
A photo of Bareli's Restaurant - Secaucus restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Secaucus
Booked 1 time today
Bareli's Restaurant in Secaucus, New Jersey, is a praised destination for those seeking authentic and outstanding Italian cuisine. Reviewers commend it for its wide menu, fresh ingredients, and perfectly cooked seafood. There's a certain "energetic vibe" to the place, and the friendly, top-tier service contributes significantly to it. Many consider Bareli's the best Italian restaurant in North Jersey, and some customers would even travel to New Jersey just to dine here. Favorites from the menu include the finely cooked pasta, al dente, and the classic Italian dishes such as chicken francese and gnocchi. In the words of one satisfied customer, "fine dining is a lost art... but not at Bareli's".
A photo of Fanny's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Montclair
Booked 9 times today
Old School, New School Italian. Craft Cocktails & Curated Italian Wine List. Family Owned and Operated.
A photo of Bella Luce restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Nutley
Bella Luce is a highly recommended Italian restaurant, reputed to offer one of the best tasting Italian cuisines in New Jersey. Customers rave about the quality of the food, describing the dishes as 'amazing', 'well thought out' and 'full of flavor'. Many reviews highlight the exceptional and friendly service, including personal attention from the owner, Joe. The restaurant is known for its welcoming and vibrant atmosphere, deemed equally suitable for large groups, small parties or just a casual dinner for two. Customers repeatedly emphasize the authenticity of the Italian dishes, celebrating the adventurous and creative dishes that go beyond traditional Italian standards.
A photo of Vinoteca restaurant
Very Good(1)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Secaucus
Vinoteca is a unique, self-serving wine experience located at American Dream in East Rutherford, NJ. Our cutting-edge, interactive wine and beer machines offer 64 wines and 4 self-serve beer taps. The wine experience offers dispensing options of a 1oz. sip, 3 oz. taste, or 5 oz. glass of carefully curated wines. Vinoteca also offers a variety of delicious Italian fare ranging from authentic paninis to artfully crafted charcuterie boards.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Rutherford

Discover the essence of Italian cuisine in the heart of Rutherford, New Jersey, nestled within the vibrant Bergen County. Our selection of Italian restaurants offers an array of authentic dishes that cater to every palate, from traditional pizza and pasta to innovative Italian gourmet experiences. Each restaurant focuses on delivering high-quality, authentic Italian flavors, ensuring that every meal is both delightful and memorable. The dining scene in Rutherford is a blend of traditional charm and contemporary sophistication, making it a perfect destination for food lovers and culinary explorers. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner, a family gathering, or a special occasion, these Italian eateries in Rutherford provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere coupled with expertly crafted dishes. With a commitment to authenticity and excellence, each restaurant strives to transport diners straight to Italy with every bite. For an unforgettable dining experience that combines the best of Italian culinary traditions with local flair, Rutherford, NJ is your go-to destination.

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