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Best Italian Restaurants in South Plainfield

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A photo of Metuchen Inn restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1722)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Metuchen
Booked 16 times today
Metuchen Inn is renowned for its exceptional contemporary American cuisine, as expressed through the glowing reviews of its diverse clientele. The staff's consistent warm welcome is noted, along with the remarkable quality of both their service and dishes. Over the years, Metuchen Inn seems to have established itself as the go-to restaurant for special occasions, with its inviting atmosphere and immaculate service. Reviewers laud the freshness and well-seasoned nature of their meals, ranging from Calamari and Eggplant Rollatini to Rack of Lamb and Black Cod, all paired fittingly with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Even the smallest details, such as the olives in martinis, indicate their dedication to a top-tier dining experience. The restaurant exhibits a certain charm that captivates diners for hours, leading to consistently wonderful meals and lasting memories. This commitment to quality and consistency in fine dining truly solidifies Metuchen Inn's place in American cuisine.
A photo of Saly G's Restaurant & Tavern restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(667)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Warren
Booked 14 times today
Saly G's Restaurant & Tavern, located in Warren, NJ, is consistently praised for its authentic Italian cuisine and excellent service. The restaurant is particularly renowned for its magical gnocchi, prepared by Chopped champion Joe Gramaglia. As one 100% Italian reviewer stated, Gramaglia's gnocchi is nothing short of baffling – light and akin to 'pillows'. Other praised dishes include parma sandwich, flounder special, and daily specials like lasagna and short ribs. While known for its traditional Italian meat, seafood, and pasta dishes, Saly G's also offers creative reimaginations of Italian fare. The welcoming atmosphere, generous servings, and professional servers further elevate the dining experience. Whether you're planning a special occasion or simply want a quality Italian meal, Saly G's is a great choice.
A photo of Catherine Lombardi restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2336)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 3 times today
Catherine Lombardi is widely regarded as one of the finest Italian restaurants in Middlesex County. Its diverse menu filled with authentic Italian dishes like Arugula and Parmigiano-Reggiano, Mozzarella in Carozza with Prosciutto, and Wild Boar Bolognese is a testament to its unwavering commitment to Italian cuisine. Both patrons and critics laud Catherine Lombardi for its delicious food, attentive service, and beautiful atmosphere. As one reviewer puts it: "the food never disappoints, delicious." Another adds: "Food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable!" The fact that Catherine Lombardi is frequently referred to as a great dinner venue before shows at the nearby State Theater underlines its convenience as well as its culinary excellence.
A photo of Victoria’s Tratta Italiano restaurant
4.0
Excellent(71)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 9 times today
Victoria's Tratta Italiano has garnered rave reviews for its superb Italian cuisine. Customers have lavishly praised their perfectly cooked filet mignon and excellent chicken Caesar salad, while hailing their pasta dishes as "really good". The restaurant also offers different selections of delicious pizza with a perfect brick oven crust, which have been highly recommended by patrons. Their large portion sizes and beautiful decor also add to the overall dining experience. Reviewers complimented the service, describing the staff as "helpful and courteous", and appreciated the convenience of easy parking. Victoria’s Tratta Italiano, formerly known as Panico's, is highly recommended for those seeking an authentic and enjoyable Italian cuisine experience.
A photo of Ovations restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(279)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 2 times 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
4.7
Exceptional(66)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • South Bound Brook
Booked 4 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 Water and Wine restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2906)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Watchung
Booked 28 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 LouCás restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1016)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Edison
Booked 19 times today
LouCás, an authentic Italian restaurant, is highly praised for its excellent cuisine and service. Customers who have often traveled from far distances appreciate the authentic Italian experience they receive. Renowned for freshly prepared meals, LouCás garners praise for its homemade pasta, evidenced by reviews stating, "the pasta has to be homemade you can taste the difference." Loyal patrons emphasize that LouCás never fails to provide an excellent meal, with specials of the day regularly applauded. Its BYOB policy adds to its appeal. The excellent service, coupled with delicious and authentic dishes like the rock shrimp arrabbiata and Veal Milanese, guarantees a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Fresco Italian Steak & Seafood Grill restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(961)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 12 times today
Fresco Italian Steak & Seafood Grill is celebrated for its authentic Italian cuisine. Garnering rave reviews, customers consistently commend their "solid Italian fare", beautifully prepared seafood, and perfectly cooked pastas. Many have noted the "abundantly portioned" dishes, with particular praise for signature items like the mango calamari, pappardelle bolognese and rib eye steak. The restaurant is often described as a "gem" and a "wonderful neighborhood restaurant", ideal for special celebrations as well as intimate dinners for two. The consistent quality of food and service led one reviewer to declare Fresco as their "go-to place for Italian". Coupled with its BYOB policy, Fresco Italian Steak & Seafood Grill proves to be a delightful dining experience.
A photo of Luca's Ristorante of Somerset restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1123)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • New Brunswick
Booked 6 times today
Luca's Ristorante in Somerset is touted as an excellent choice for Italian food lovers. Known for its exceptional and uniquely crafted northern Italian dishes, the ristorante consistently offers impressive quality meals. An all-time favorite among its patrons, Luca's Ristorante's takes pride in delivering a diverse and delicious menu, from vegetarian options to mouthwatering dishes like rack of lamb with a mushroom brown sauce pasta. Impressive service and a cozy, quiet atmosphere further enhance the dining experience. Reviewers have acclaimed the restaurant's homemade pasta, and have even dubbed their meatballs as the best in New Jersey. Luca's Ristorante captures the essence of Italian cuisine, offering a taste of Ischia and Amalfi Coast right in Somerset.
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