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Best Italian Restaurants in Scotch Plains


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A photo of Grano Italian Tavern restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Scotch Plains
Booked 9 times today
Grano Italian Tavern, located in downtown Scotch Plains, is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine. This local gem consistently impresses its guests with a warm, comfortable, and chic ambiance. Numerous reviews echo the praise for the generous portions, reasonable prices, and outstanding service including knowledgeable servers and bartenders. The food is beautifully presented and top-notch, with patrons particularly commending the Arancini appetizer, Chicken Milanese, Ricotta Ravioli, and a variety of specialty pizzas. Despite its casual yet modern setting, Grano Italian Tavern manages to deliver an exquisite dining experience that reminds patrons of traditional Italy, making it a favorite among many.
A photo of Water and Wine restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Watchung
Booked 27 times today
At Water and Wine, one can always expect an impressive American cuisine experience, with a mouth-watering selection of dishes that are carefully prepared and beautifully presented. The restaurant has garnered high praise from its customers. One reviewer exclaimed that "Erica was amazing! Very attentive. Our food was delicious. Gordon Ramsay would be impressed." This sentiment is echoed by many other customers who have been delighted by the flavors, variety, and good portions on offer. Being situated on a beautiful lake, it also offers a serene and pleasant setting that enhances the overall dining experience. As one reviewer noted, "Water and Wine is in a beautiful location right on a lake. All of the tables have a water view… It is not inexpensive, but the overall dining experience makes it well worth it." Highly recommended indeed!
A photo of Ferraro's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Westfield
Booked 21 times today
Ferraro's is a highly praised Italian restaurant located in Union County, New Jersey, and Westfield, garnering unanimous acclaim for its excellent cuisine and service. Reviews consistently commend the restaurant for its quality dishes ranging from non-deep fried eggplant parm to gluten-free ravioli. Its friendly and attentive staff add to the great dining experience, making customers feel like family and ensuring they're well-catered to, even those with special dietary needs. The establishment's commitment to authentic and healthy Italian food, combined with a comfortable atmosphere, makes Ferraro's a favorite among many and "the best authentic Italian food" spot for some.
A photo of 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Westfield
Booked 4 times today
16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro exhibits the best of American cuisine, receiving high praise from patrons. The reviews glowingly describe the "great food", "well-priced drinks", and "efficient wait staff". Whether you're dining for a "Mother's Day dinner" or simply enjoying the "live music", the warm and inviting atmosphere of this restaurant is notable. Patrons rave about the "delicious" offerings, from "lobster risotto" to "hanger steak to mussels"; everyone finds something unique and satisfying. The attentive service and the exquisite food make it a "wonderful wine bar". This is a place where you can experience genuine American cuisine at its finest.
A photo of Garlic Rose Bistro - Cranford restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Cranford
Booked 9 times today
Garlic Rose Bistro in Cranford stands out for its exceptional contemporary Italian cuisine. With an ambiance exuding an old-school Italian bistro feeling, the restaurant is highly favored, and reviewers frequently praise the excellent service, warm atmosphere, and the outstanding food. While the menu may not be extensive, it boasts a variety of not-so-typical Italian choices, many with a garlic flair, staying true to its name. Dishes such as the creamy eggplant rollatini, flavorful pasta, stuffed mushrooms, and teriyaki scallops come highly recommended. Even garlic lovers and non-lovers alike leave more than satisfied. With excellent service, great Italian food, and a wide range of wine selections, Garlic Rose Bistro certainly deserves its high standing among Italian food aficionados.
A photo of Mosaico restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Westfield
Booked 2 times today
Mosaico is a highly recommended Italian restaurant loved by locals. Visitors commend it for its consistent quality Italian food and professional service staff. The menu selection is expansive, and the food is always outstanding, fresh, and authentic. The service is frequently praised; one reviewer even describing their waiter, Oscar, as having a sparkling personality. The ambiance contributes to the experience with a lively, friendly atmosphere and a nice bar. There's also live music for entertainment. One happy customer mentioned Mosaico is their new local Italian go-to place, while others keep returning for the daily specials. Undoubtedly, Mosaico excellently represents Italian cuisine.
A photo of Bistro 1051 restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Clark
Booked 7 times today
Bistro 1051 is a highly regarded establishment known for its superb Italian and Japanese cuisine that never fails to delight patrons. The positive reviews echo the consistency in taste, food quality, and service. Whether it's their Italian offerings, notably the clams in white sauce and the veal, or their sushi, every dish is prepared with care and skill. Customers also commend the accommodating and courteous staff, and applaud the restaurant's BYOB policy. The resonating theme from the reviews is the delectable food, large portions, reasonable pricing, and the extraordinary service which have made Bistro 1051 a favorite dining spot for many.
A photo of Il Gabbiano New Jersey restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Cranford
Booked 2 times today
Located in the heart of New Jersey, Il Gabbiano offers a remarkable Italian dining experience which is reflected in its consistently high praise from customers. The restaurant is celebrated for its excellent food and service, often described as a hidden gem in the area. The dishes maintain a strong relevance to authentic Italian cuisine, with the eggplant parmigiana being a notable favorite among patrons. It's not just the food and service that make Il Gabbiano stand out. The charming ambiance, with options for both indoor and outdoor dining, adds to the overall pleasant experience. Furthermore, it offers great value for money, highly recommended by numerous reviews for its quality fare, delightful atmosphere, and professional, courteous staff.
A photo of Ciao Bello restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Cranford
Booked 2 times today
Ciao Bello, an exquisite Italian restaurant located in the tranquil town of Cranford, NJ, shines brightly in the realm of authentic Italian cuisine. Diners have praised its excellent food and attentive, professional service. Patrons particularly celebrate the delicious pizza, desserts, and the penne with vodka sauce. Whether you are dining al fresco on the lovely outdoor patio or in the immaculate and comfortable indoor space, the ambiance doesn't disappoint. Whether it's a family dinner, a large party, or a romantic date, Ciao Bello consistently delivers a superior dining experience. It is also a BYOB establishment allowing guests to bring their favorite wines. The noteworthy comments about reasonable pricing, excellent food, and outstanding service make Ciao Bello a highly recommended Italian restaurant.
A photo of Ancona Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Stirling
Booked 1 time today
Ancona Bistro is widely recognized as a beloved local Italian restaurant. It offers customers a warm and friendly atmosphere, where they are always welcomed and attended to generously. The Italian cuisine is described as refined, healthy, balanced, flavorful, and always consistently great. Classic Italian fare is presented elegantly and brings delight to all who try it. Despite being a casual dining restaurant, the Ancona bistro delivers a somewhat refined dining atmosphere. Patrons have praised the food as being amazingly tasty and genuinely authentic. As illustrated by the overwhelmingly positive reviews, Ancona Bistro is a gem in the community, always providing outstanding food and service.
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