La Cipollina

4.6
384 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Zagat review: After three decades, this dependable (if hard-to-find) Freehold Italian BYO maintains its old-world ways with a classic menu of quality items served by an excellent dining room team. The elegant decor lends it special-occasion status.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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vipVincent
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, and great ambiance. We love this restaurant.

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DanielO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an excellent meal with great service. Will go back again.

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JoeC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been back since the pandemic bean last year but food was even better than before. There for my wife's birthday and will be back for my birthday in a few weeks.

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SaliS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed the fresh and deliciously prepared foods we ordered. Our salads and first course Pasta Bolognese were delicious. Our main courses of Salmon and Chicken Scarpariello were perfectly cooked and were enjoyed by all of us. We will be sure to return and to bring family and friends with us. We also appreciated meeting Anthony who welcomed us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent, food, service!
Except the table next to us was too close.

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LarryM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant service was impeccable and food was better

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Livy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding - so nice to dine in a relaxed atmosphere while being given outstanding attention.
All of our entrees were 5 stars. Will definitely return!

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vipGreg
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food prepared and served looked beautiful and tasted delicious. Once a large group left it was quiet. The maitre d was knowledgeable, and the waiter Travis was delightful. The appetizers would have easily served two. We had a wonderful evening.

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vipPV723
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was our first time eating there, found the food to be very good, the service to be very good, and the atmosphere to be very pleasant and warm

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vipVincent
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was wonderful and I enjoyed everything I ordered. Always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only part of my meal that was disappointing was the salad and the dessert. The Caesar sale was supposed to have romaine and escarole and pancetta but there was no escarole and the pancetta was almost nonexistent. I was really hoping for authentic tiramisu but they didn’t have it so I settled for almond pound cake which was too dense for my taste.

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lovebug
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we made a last minute decision to go back to this place! The food was excellent! Service was very good as well! The specials were so unusual and most places don’t offer Ox Tail & Tripe. My husband eats that not me! Overall we were impressed with a local, hidden place in business for over 30 years! Anthony & Matt topped off the night with coming to our table to chat & make sure we were happy with the choices we made. They gave us a platter of homemade cookies & cakes! Just delish! We were very impressed! Thank you again for a great night! We will be back!

La Cipollina
Responded on March 11, 2021

Thank you so much for the excellent 5 star review! See you soon for dinner.

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DianeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve lived in Freehold for 22 years and for some reason, had never been to La Cipollina. What a hidden gem! Service, food and atmosphere excellent! Highly recommend!

La Cipollina
Responded on March 11, 2021

Thank you so much for the excellent 5 star review! See you soon for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner here every year. We love this place!!!!

La Cipollina
Responded on February 26, 2021

Dear Friend- Thank you for dining with us on Valentines day- See you soon for another wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place. Good food. The only issue I had was that my lamb was undercooked. The center was almost raw.

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PeteD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner - food was great, service was great and they didn't overcrowd which was refreshing to see esp on Valentines day. My wife left her pocketbook there. Owner called that night and let me know. I didn't get back to him until the next morning, and although the restaurant was closed for the next few days - owner went out of his way, met me close to my home to make sure I got it back the next day. I have been many times before and will def be back - and makes decision even easier when the staff and owner are such great people. Thanks Anthony - really appreciate getting back to me so quickly and going out of your way - will see you again soon.

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vipMaureenP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Valentine's Day dinner was over the top delicious!! The homemade mozzarella appetizer was the best I've ever had. We then followed up with Seafood Bisque soup with more seafood than I've ever seen, including lobster. Highly recommend La Cipollina!

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johnr
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous

La Cipollina
Responded on February 26, 2021

Dear John- Thank you so much for the 5 star review! See you soon for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love coming here for special occasions. This is such a hidden gem in downtown Freehold that more people need to come and experience. The food is amazing. The staff is always so kind. We never have a bad meal here. Everything on the menu is truly delicious. We will always come here for special occasions and celebrations!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ! Food and service were wonderful .

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vipVincent
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer specials and the dinner specials were delicious and memorable. The rack of lamb was well prepared and delicious. We ordered the pappardelle with bolognese sauce to go. One of our favorites. La Cipollina never disappoints. Will return soon.

La Cipollina
Responded on February 5, 2021

Thank you so much for the excellent review! See you soon for dinner

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KAMF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was great but social distance was not. Tables were tight and another group was placed within 3 feet this particular evening.

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vipgeorge
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new additions to the specials. Mac/Cheese and French Onion Soup were fantastic....as were the Pork Chop and Oysters.

La Cipollina
Responded on February 5, 2021

Cheers to a great review! See you soon

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Jude
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, service excellent and diners were safely distanced, will go back.

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John
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a great dining experience with great service e and an attentive owner at all times.

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vipMarie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service. Our favorite restaurant for sure!

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vipJoeM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at La Cipollina. The food and service are impeccable. Will definitely be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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vipGary
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service great as usual. Prefix dinner was a little expensive, but on New Year's Eve this is to be expected.
Was disappointed in the extremely noisy room due to one table and when asked to move was told due to covid and NY Eve that no other tables available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing waiter, great ambiance. Definitely going back!

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John
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the experience and food were great.

La Cipollina
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5 star review and for supporting us through these crazy times!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic and 6ft apart

La Cipollina
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5 star review and for supporting us through these crazy times!

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Bianca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anthony, Franco, and all the staff at La Cipollina made my mom's birthday super special! Thank you all for the great food, ambiance, and impeccable service.

La Cipollina
Responded on November 19, 2020

Bianca- Thank you so much for the 5 star review- I will be sure to share your comments with the dining room and kitchen. See you soon

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vipRobertP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Was asked sequentially by 3 teenage girls what my name was for reservation. I gave each my name. Plenty of tables available. Food was cold when served-chicken. Rack of lamb- 1 of 3 rare the other two medium rare as ordered. Asked by waiter, another teenager I believe, if we wanted more water. We had sparking water. Instead of poring he walked away and I pored my own. I asked at least 4 times for lemons for sparking water. Preferred limes and initially asked for that, but not available....... Not returning.

La Cipollina
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you so much for the 4 star review!

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vipGary
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very romantic experience. Great food.
Would definitely recommend.

La Cipollina
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5 star review!

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vipLocami
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional experience, great food and service!

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Karen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience! the service was beyond what I expected. My friends talked great about this place and I decided to check it out. I was not disappointed one bit! Anthony and his team are very welcoming and warm. Thank you for a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience as always at La Cipollina! I would highly recommend the Chef’s Tasting Menu - you will not be disappointed!!!

La Cipollina
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I will share your praises with the kitchen and dining room staff.

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La Cipollina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 308-3830.

La Cipollina is rated 4.6 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

La Cipollina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/la-cipollina-ristorante/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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