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Best Italian Restaurants in Somerville


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A photo of da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Somerville
Booked 4 times today
Da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana is a hidden gem when it comes to Italian restaurants. Located in Somerset County, it provides an authentic Italian experience as advertised. Patrons have hailed it as the last example of fine Italian dining in the area, appreciating its focused menu, elegant yet simple food, and exceptional quality. The restaurant's welcoming ambiance is further elevated by personal service, a charming décor, and the unique touch of Chef Filippo himself playing the piano and engaging with guests. The dining experience at Da Filippo is highly recommended, with many visitors keen to return for more.
A photo of Social restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Somerville
Booked 6 times today
Located in Somerville, Social's exceptional Contemporary American cuisine has garnered enthusiastic rave reviews from its patrons. The impeccable service, combined with a comfortable environment, makes it a great spot for both business and romantic gatherings. The food is consistently praised as outstanding, with guests highlighting dishes such as the short rib, seafood risotto, lobster/crab ravioli, and calamari. The caliber of service is seen as a key factor in the restaurant's charm, with the staff being described as friendly, attentive, and making everyone feel like old friends. With generous portions, a full bar, and a variety of delicious drink options, Social is assuredly a go-to spot for a fulfilling culinary experience.
A photo of Cafe Emilia restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Bridgewater
Booked 8 times today
Café Emilia, located in Bridgewater, New Jersey, offers an outstanding Italian dining experience that has captivated its patrons for years. Customers consistently rave about the delicious, authentic Italian dishes, with the Veal Parmesan being touted as the best in the area. Its "friendly and professional" staff, who make diners feel like part of the family, are also a significant draw. The great cocktails, extensive wine list, and delightful desserts further set Café Emilia apart. As reflected in the reviews, the restaurant's exceptional food, service, and atmosphere continue to make it a reliable choice for a special occasion, date night, or even a business meeting. Whether dining indoors or on the beautiful patio, visitors to Café Emilia can expect a truly amazing Italian dining experience.
A photo of Cafe Venezia restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Martinsville
Booked 8 times today
Cafe Venezia comes highly recommended for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Multiple patrons have praised the restaurant's ability to deliver delicious, traditional Italian dishes, with comments highlighting the excellent quality of the food. Reviewers have also noted the superb service and welcoming ambiance, commending the friendly and accommodating staff. Standout dishes mentioned include the grouper special, homemade pasta, calamari with balsamic glaze, red snapper and scallop special, and a unique chicken dish. Cafe Venezia is also celebrated for its desserts, with the creamy cannoli and tiramisu receiving rave reviews. Furthermore, diners appreciate the restaurant's flexibility in catering to dietary needs, enhancing the overall dining experience.
A photo of Dolce Bene restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Bridgewater
Booked 5 times today
Dolce Bene has quickly become a beloved fixture among Italian eateries in central New Jersey, earning rave reviews for its outstanding meals, friendly service, and inviting ambiance. This local hotspot serves up consistently high-quality dishes, with a menu and daily specials that have yet to disappoint a single patron. Whether you're enjoying the Fettuccini Ala Genovese or the Brie for dessert, each bite is a testament to the restaurant's dedication to Italian culinary tradition. As multiple reviewers have noted, the restaurant’s owner, Benny, frequently visits tables to ensure an ideal dining experience, further enhancing the restaurant's homely, yet elegant atmosphere. From business lunches to casual family dinners, Dolce Bene is a true gem in Italian cuisine.
A photo of Ovations restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 1 time today
Ovations has made a name for itself in the realm of Contemporary American cuisine. Many reviews highlight the incredible food and service as standout characteristics of this restaurant. Customers are consistently impressed with the quality, presentation, and variation of food, including standout items like the swordfish special with sesame crust and balsamic reduction. Ovations caters to varied tastes with a menu that includes a range of dishes from sushi and quesadillas to steak and pasta. Reviews also commend the fresh ingredients and top-notch preparation, citing the food as "delicious," and far superior to that of a chain restaurant. The atmosphere is described as upscale, yet comfortable, and the staff is lauded for being welcoming, attentive, and efficient. With "outstanding" food and drinks, excellent service, and a relaxing ambience, Ovations has carved out its place in the world of Contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of Uncle Tanks Kitchen and Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • South Bound Brook
Booked 5 times today
Uncle Tank's Kitchen and Bar is renowned for its exceptional Pub cuisine. Patrons note the broad spectrum of delicious choices on the menu, often leading to a delightful conundrum on what to order. The King Charles III speciality cocktail and the La Familigia roasted pork sandwich were among those highly recommended. The porchetta sandwich and chicken Pisa have also been lauded for their exceptional taste. Critics often praise the innovative twist on pub standard food choices. The ambiance, decor, and music add to the pleasant dining experience, with many customers eager to return. Furthermore, the staff's friendliness and the overall atmosphere make it feel like a warm neighborhood spot.
A photo of Cafe Graziella restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Hillsborough
Booked 2 times today
Cafe Graziella is a beloved spot for authentic Italian cuisine, as evidenced by glowing customer reviews. Patrons speak highly of the dining experience, singling out the outstanding service, generous portions, and the warm, inviting ambiance. The restaurant is praised for its wide range of delicious menu options, from appetizing starters to delectable main courses like the renowned mushroom risotto and veal dishes. The cafe is also appreciated for the BYOB policy, adding a personal touch to the dining experience. Given the consistent rave reviews, Cafe Graziella is a must-visit for anyone in search of a wonderful Italian culinary experience.
A photo of Focacceria Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Basking Ridge
Booked 36 times today
Focacceria Ristorante is frequently lauded as one of the best eateries for Italian cuisine in central and northern New Jersey. The consistently high quality and freshness of the dishes set this place apart. Dishes like the mustard crusted salmon, lamb rack special, and graham cracker gelato receive glowing reviews from regular patrons. The outdoor patio, offering a romantic ambiance, is highly recommended for summer visits. The Thai chili calamari and rigatoni also come with strong recommendations. The establishment stands out with its friendly, professional service and value for money, which contribute to an overall outstanding dining experience.
A photo of Water and Wine restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Watchung
Booked 37 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!
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