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Best Italian Restaurants in South Orange

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A photo of Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(441)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • South Orange
Booked 4 times today
Giorgio's Ristorante, located in South Orange, is widely acclaimed for its authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant boasts a variety of dishes, with reviewers particularly endorsing the chicken caprese. Compliments on service and food are recurrent in the reviews, with mentions of friendly and attentive staff, efficient service, and large, worthwhile portions. The restaurant is described as a neighborhood gem, housed in a lovely home environment, perfect for an intimate dining experience. Guests appreciate the family-owned appeal and the freshly prepared food. Some even venture from Staten Island to savor Giorgio's Ristorante's offerings, testifying to its commendable reputation for delicious, generous, and well-priced Italian cuisine.
A photo of The Highlawn restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1259)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • West Orange
Booked 31 times today
The Highlawn is acclaimed for its distinctive American cuisine. The restaurant has received rave reviews from customers, emphasizing its excellent food and service. One patron noted, "the food was really good and would definitely come back," while another celebrated the restaurant's "typical American fare." A variety of dishes like the Black Sea Bass and the Chilean Sea Bass, oysters, and tomahawk steak are praised for their quality and taste. The restaurant’s high-quality service is consistently pointed out in reviews, with one customer stating: "Service was amazing. The food (crabcakes, tuna tartare, steak) were all excellent and cooked to perfection." Its ambiance and stunning views of the NYC skyline further enhance the dining experience at The Highlawn, making it a must-visit for lovers of American cuisine.
A photo of Basilico restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1583)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Millburn
Booked 17 times today
Basilico stands out in the realm of Italian cooking, consistently praised for its high-quality cuisine and exceptional service. The menu, extensive and diverse, is brimming with delightful Italian offerings such as Piatto Vegano, La Parmigiana, and Branzino alle Erbe. From the creamy Carbonara to the tantalizing Ravioli ai Porcini, every dish is crafted with expertise and precision. Reviews echo a similar sentiment, repeatedly highlighting the delicious food, professional service, and inviting atmosphere. As stated by one frequent diner, "the food is always fantastic" and "the atmosphere is inviting and comfortable." Truly, Basilico captures the essence of Italian gastronomy to perfection.
A photo of La Pergola BYOB restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1558)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Millburn
Booked 17 times today
La Pergola is lauded by patrons as a must-visit destination for authentic Italian cuisine. Guests often emphasize the restaurant's homemade pasta, fresh seafood dishes, and delicious desserts, with repeated praises for the lasagna, pasta, and limoncello cake. Interestingly, several reviewers mention experiencing a touch of Italy while dining at La Pergola. The restaurant is praised for its ambiance, with many reviewers admiring the romantic and calming atmosphere, frequently likening it to a secluded Italian garden oasis. Additionally, patrons appreciate the attentive service and express high admiration for the restaurant's outdoor setting. For many, La Pergola is truly the best Italian experience in Millburn.
A photo of La Griglia restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(2020)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Kenilworth
Booked 2 times today
La Griglia is an exceptional Italian restaurant celebrated for its refined cuisines, attention to detail, and warm hospitality. Numerous reviews praise the restaurant's excellent service, from the bar's unique cocktails to the host's professionalism. The diverse Italian menu caters to a wide range of taste buds, with several dishes including the Endive Salad and veal bone in parmigiana mentioned in glowing terms. Their wine list is robust and carefully curated, focusing mainly on Italian wines. Reviewers note that the food is consistently high-quality and beautifully presented, often mentioning the freshness and flavor. Diners frequently emphasize their return intentions, indicating La Griglia's consistent ability to provide a remarkable dining experience.
A photo of Mama Dag's Seafood & Pasta Bar restaurant
4.5
Awesome(96)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • West Orange
Booked 1 time today
Mama Dag's Seafood & Pasta Bar is highly praised for its exceptional and diverse seafood cuisine. Despite occasional shortfalls, such as certain dishes not being available, customers rave about the quality and variety of the seafood, like the red snapper special, lobster rolls, and crab cakes. The calamari starter with fresh tomatoes and grilled octopus received notable commendation. Reviewers also applaud the restaurant's inviting ambiance, with a blend of local, welcoming atmosphere and superb food. The service is appreciated as well, regarded as personable and attentive. This is underlined by one review stating, "Our first time Anthony was charming and a gracious host total hands on owner." Despite its small size, which sometimes leads to noise, Mama Dag's Seafood & Pasta Bar has successfully established itself as a gem in the community, offering great seafood cuisine in a lively atmosphere.
A photo of da Benito Ristorante restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(815)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Union
Booked 2 times today
Da Benito Ristorante is a gem of Italian cuisine, notably acclaimed as one of the finest Italian restaurants in New Jersey. Its consistent excellent food and service have earned it high praise from its patrons. The restaurant’s inviting atmosphere and attentive staff contribute to its reputation as a local favourite. Customers rave about the ahi tuna tartar, the creatively prepared 4 cheese tortellini, and the exceptional Berkshire pork chop special. The consensus is clear: Da Benito Ristorante is a must-visit establishment for anyone seeking authentic Italian cuisine, as one reviewer eloquently expresses, "you can taste the love that goes into each plate served."
A photo of La Famiglia Ristorante and Pizzeria - Maplewood restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Maplewood
Booked 3 times today
Sure, here's a possible description of your Italian restaurant:Welcome to our Italian restaurant, where we celebrate the vibrant flavors and rich culinary traditions of Italy. From the moment you step inside, you'll be transported to a cozy and charming setting that evokes the warmth and hospitality of the Italian countryside.Our menu is a carefully crafted selection of classic and modern Italian dishes, made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients available. Start your meal with one of our delicious antipasti, such as our crispy calamari or our creamy burrata with tomatoes and onions.To complement your meal don't forget to save room for dessert - our tiramisu and cannoli are not to be missed.Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for two or a lively gathering with friends and family, our Italian restaurant is the perfect destination. We can't wait to share our passion for Italian cuisine with you
A photo of Par 440 restaurant
4.1
Excellent(298)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Short Hills
Booked 2 times today
Par 440 is a celebrated American cuisine restaurant known for its impressively diverse menu and vibrant atmosphere. From pizzas to pastas, burgers to entrees, the menu boasts a wide array of scrumptious dishes. It also features much-appreciated American classics like BBQ ribs and prime rib, while offering a diverse selection of seafood. According to reviews, diners have highly appreciated the food, service, and ambiance at Par 440, with special mention of the "top notch food" and "excellent service." The restaurant is also praised for its live music, fostering a lively atmosphere that guests find enjoyable. The good pricing and comfortable environment further enhance Par 440's reputation as a prime location for great American cuisine.
A photo of Salute Bistro restaurant
4.3
Awesome(0)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Livingston
Booked 1 time today
At Salute Bistro, we've dedicated ourselves to crafting a culinary experience like no other.Our story began with a passion for bringing the flavors of Italy to your table, and it continues with a commitment to excellence in every dish we serve.Join us in a journey through taste and tradition, where every bite is a celebration of Italy's rich culinary heritage.
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