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da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana, Somerville, NJ
da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana, Somerville, NJ
da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana, Somerville, NJ
da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana, Somerville, NJ
da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana, Somerville, NJ

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana

4.9
4.9
702 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The idea of master chef Filippo Russo is to bring the Italian culture of gastronomy to Somerville, New Jersey. Through his philosophy, Da Filippo's Ristorante is recognized by European patrons spanning as far east as Japan and Singapore. With his profound knowledge in the culinary field Filippo Russo is able to present a level of authenticity through his dishes, replicating his mother's recipes as...well as the environment Filippo was exposed to in Sicily.

Over the years Da Filippo's Ristorante received numerous reviews from the New York Times, New Jersey Monthly Magazine and Zagat survey, The Star-Ledger and The American Academy of Restaurant and Hospitality Sciences. The most honorable recognition presentated to Filippo Russo is the Luigi Veronelli Award of Northern American fine Italian dining and Ignazio Miceli from Regaleali Winery Sicily. When guests arrive at Da Filippo Ristorante they are welcomed with European hospitality while finding themselves in a rustic ambiance

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Swiss
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: RESERVED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS
  • Phone number
    (908) 218-0110
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Filippo Russo
  • Catering
    Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Private party facilities
    Private room available. Please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Neighborhood
    Somerville
  • Cross street
    Meadow Street
  • Parking details
    Shared with other stores.
  • Entertainment
    Live piano music Friday and Saturday evenings after 9:00 pm.
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Somerset

    Best Food

  • Somerset

    Best Service

  • Somerset

    Best Ambiance

  • Somerset

    Hot spot

  • Somerset

    Neighborhood gem

  • Somerset

    Romantic

  • Somerset

    Italian

702 Reviews
  1. RAPM

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Will be back.

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  2. WVJr

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From the moment you walk in you are stepping into an Italian bistro. Whisked across the miles. Owners and staff are welcoming. Food is on par with any Michelin-starred Italian restaurant. The owner and chef ensure your meal is to your liking and takes pride in the fresh ingedients that they use in each plate made with Italian passion and love. A Sommerville neighborhood gem. veramente buono

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  3. DREWSIVE

    New York City

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, cooked to perfection by a caring authentic Italian chef. The staff is amazing. The arugula pattie’s are amazing.

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  4. SusanC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have eaten here several times and have returned for the great food and wonderful service. The owners are just wonderful! The only reason we did not give a 5 star rating was because of the noise. We were celebrating a special occasion with friends we had not seen in quite a while and it was almost impossible to have a conversation. It is a small dining room and it just takes a few loud people to make it difficult to gave a normal conversation. Add to that a pianist who played too loudly. The idea of background music is great but it has to be just that - in the background!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came in on a Friday night and was greeted by the chefs wife and seated. What wonderful service. The food was excellent! Will come back again!

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  6. Catrinka

    New Jersey

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite local Italian Restaurant. We feel like family when we dine at da Filippo's. We always start with the Bruschetta. We also tried the Burrata for the 1st time. So fresh and delicious. My husband enjoyed the barley soup. I tried for the 1st time Paccheri alla Francesca (beef ragu) Everything just came together on this meal. My husband had the Orecchiette con Salsiccie e broccoli ( Pasta, home made sausage, broccoli, saffron, cream) I have had this dish before - it's so flavorful and a comfort food dish. He enjoyed it as well. My go to dessert - I don't even have to look at the menu - Profiterol (dainty eclairs, whipped cream filling with raspberry essence chocolate ganache.) BYOB You definitely have to try da Filippo's - excellent environment, great food and service. Overall, dining at da Filippo's is a delight from start to finish.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly restaurant. I love the way the whole family makes you feel as you’re included at their dinner table. Down side: a little too noisy for me Upscale prices.
    da Filippo Autentica Cucina ItalianaResponded on March 11, 2024
    Thank you for your visit and for the kind comments. Keep in mind: upscale prices for upscale ingredients. Filippo

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  8. JohnM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing experience in Italian dinning! We had a wonderful lunch but are coming back for dinner, as the owner/Chief plays the piano too!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service. The prices were a little high, and the appetizer portions were small. Overall it was a great experience, the chef/owner was very personable as was his wife who was very attentive. I will definitely return.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best real Italian restaurant bar non…. Go there you will not be disappointed. JF

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  11. Perspective

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Steer clear for Valentine's if you value your wallet! Fantastic food and atmosphere, but christ on a stick, after gratuity everything was $200 for a date.

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  12. Rachel

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very impressed with da Filippo. The service, food, and ambiance were on point. We were immediately greeted by Filippo's wife and brough to our table. The food was very well prepared and portioned. At the end of the night the Chef Filippo came out and played the piano and sang. It was a great experience and we will definitely be going back.

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  13. AnthonyA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best Italian/Sicilian restaurant in our region hands down. Great food, great hosts, amazing experience every time.

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  14. lisah

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to this restaurant for years. The owners and staff are so welcoming and go out of their way to make your experience an amazing one. The food is delicious and freshly prepared authentic Italian cuisine. Everything was fantastic!

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  15. PaulC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were warmly greeted and offered a table of our choice for lunch. The food was excellent and the owner personally waited on our table. I would definitely recommend this nice little restaurant on the fringe of downtown Somerville.

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  16. lokeoman7

    New Jersey

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, service and ambience were incredible. The chef even came out and played the piano. A very comfortable, warm enjoyable evening with good friends and great food.

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  17. GaryM

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Filippo’s. Dinner was excellent and the service was even better! The atmosphere was great and we had an all around great time.

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  18. Demondog

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a nice relaxing meal, with great service and the owner/chef comes out and plays piano. Is a little small so suggest you make reservations.

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  19. MikeM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic charm with excellent hospitality and service. The food is wonderful homemade just right portions. The warm bread served initially we will remember and it's just bread! Make sure to try the dessert called millefoglie which is spectacular. I've never had it! Linger after dinner to hear the owner (I think) sing and play the piano and take you to Italy.

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  20. Ryan

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food with exceptional service. A restaurant that stands out in NJ

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  21. MichaelD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything at Da Filippo is fresh, delicious, and presented beautifully from appetizers to dessert. An authentic italian restaurant from the layout to the food to the service.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time dining at da Filippo, and I look forward to going again. We tried all three specials, and all were excellent. Dinner was special and was the best meal I have had in the Somerville area. The piano playing and singing only added to an amazing night.

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  23. rocqueD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Filippo is the best. After a wonderful meal, he jumps out on the piano for a few songs a great evening.

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  24. JJCP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly amazing dinner…food, hospitality and overall vibe all on point. And it’s always a treat to hear Filipo sing and play piano !

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  25. benjaminS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Filippo and Berti are awesome people who truly care about their patrons. The food, music, and ambiance was spectacular at Fa Filippo’s. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone who wants to enjoy the full Sicilian cuisine. Five star!!

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  26. SzymonD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant, first time in US I ate European quality food, great taste, all homemade, definitely will come back, very nice and helpful owners, they came to welcome us. First time I don't receive check before I ask, which is amazing and I really appreciate that, that's how it should works everywhere, look and learn Americans :)

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  27. RDP1

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Italian restaurants. Beats almost all places in Manhattan. It is really a gem. Second time dinning. The food is perfect . It is BYOB, so bring your wine. Everything we tried was amazing. Small me u and everything if cook per order. Best cream brûlée I’ve had in years. If you’re ever in the area, please try it.

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  28. PhyllisG

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our twins 54th b'day. The owner sang happy birthday to Dawn and Shawn separately. There were 6 of us, 3 had pasta dishes that were outstanding! The others had meat dishes that were superb. The hostess is very gracious and the service was excellent. Dessert was fabulous. We will definitly go back again.

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  29. JohnP

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner. My date had the Pork special and I had the Pork Saltimbocca. Both were delicious as were the Bruschetta and dessert. The staff also made my Spanish speaking date feel more comfortable by speaking Spanish with her and in Italian/English for me. Thank you!

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  30. JaniceK

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was prepared nicely. The prices were too high. $18.00 for a small bowl of vegetable barley soup, $36.00 for 3 eggplant rollatini with green beans (which were over-salted) and potatoes. $38.00 for rigatoni with ground beef is too much to pay. The server told us we could have one bread basket containing 2 rolls and then we would have to pay for any more bread baskets. Unfortunately the 4 people sitting at the table across from us were talking very loud and made the atmosphere less intimate. The 3 server assistants were standing in the dining room talking and a bell rings when the meals are ready to be served.
    da Filippo Autentica Cucina ItalianaResponded on December 17, 2023
    I would not recommend you to any other fine restaurant since you don`t understand fine high end quality ingredients. You request the salad with white balsamic vinegar dressing on the side, which we did, then you sent back. You got disappointed that the EVOO & vinegar was sent separately in ceramic ramekins, and you did complaint that was not the one in the plastic bottle which normally you`ll find on the shelf in any supermarket. Your inappropriate remarks on the 3 elegant, dressed server assistants and the beautiful classic sound of a bell shows how much you know about fine service. Filippo

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  31. BacktoJacks

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to host a small office dinner. Food and service were awesome.

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  32. TPCtrip

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience as always. One of our favorites!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Do not let the outside fool you, the inside is very nice. We were met by a young lady who asks for our reservation, she then seated us. She also opened our wine. Shortly afterward the owner waitress greeted us warmly. The garlic bread cheese and roasted tomato was delicious. Our entrees were very good. It a BYO so remember bring wine if you so choose. Prices are on the high end. After you eat the food you will understand why. Excellent all the way around.

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  34. MPhil

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Da Filippo’s was great as usual. Patrons are always made to feel welcome. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful!

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  35. caro

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute must. Best Italian cuisine and service.

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  36. kikosan

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We usually request the tasting menu. It is a marvel of originality on Filippos part. I would suggest that menu for anyone that is willing to try new dishes perfectly prepared.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for quite an impressive meal! From the moment you walk through the door, you are considered family. The service is outstanding and the food is prepared fresh to order. I came in for my birthday on a Tuesday night with a party of 9. We had their homemade bruschetta, burrata, and bread for the table. The dessert was outstanding! Highly recommend the Millefoglie Calda which is a very light puffed pastry filled with orange custard. BYO can't be beat.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is cozy and nice. Food is great. The chef/owner is very friendly and takes time out to chat with us a little bit. I would definitely come back.

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  39. MeirC

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is simply outstanding, with high-quality ingredients and excellent food, we were lucky and the chef also got on the piano for a few songs. It is BYOB and we didn't know it, so highly recommend stopping and buying a couple high quality wine bottles which will go well with the wonderful meal.

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  40. PaulieG

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. The owners are lovely and the food is great! It was a fantastic experience.

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FAQs

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 218-0110.

da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana is rated 4.9 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for da Filippo Autentica Cucina Italiana

132 E. Main St., Somerville, NJ 08876

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Meadow Street
  • Neighborhood
    Somerville
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: RESERVED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Swiss
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Shared with other stores.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Filippo Russo
  • Entertainment
    Live piano music Friday and Saturday evenings after 9:00 pm.
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (908) 218-0110
  • Catering
    Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Private party facilities
    Private room available. Please contact the restaurant directly.
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