La Cipollina

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Zagat review: Now at the quarter-century mark, 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 tuxedoed team. The elegant decor lends it special-occasion status and bargain prix fixe specials keep costs under control.

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JM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal with great service.

C
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

All meals were very good. We went during restaurant week. The dessert trio was delicious

WZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The maître d had an attitude problem. When asked to change our table to an open table out of the path of the servers because it was our anniversary, he said, "NO!" rather emphatically. Then when "others" asked the same thing, they were accommodated. Not a good way to get return customers, when your food is only just okay.

LC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing dinner with amazing service. They now have a small wine list but you can still byob. I can't wait to go back!

La Cipollina
Responded on October 24, 2019

Dear Linda- Thank you so much for the excellent reviews.I will share your remarks with the dining room staff. Se you soon for dinner

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Service and food always excellent. Would highly recommend.

La Cipollina
Responded on October 24, 2019

Dear Cheryl- Thank you so much for the excellent 5 star review. See you soon for dinner. Cheers

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Food and service is always wonderful. Loved Chris our waiter!!

La Cipollina
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the excellent 5 star review! Cheers

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waiter was excellent but bus boy not attentive with drinks.
Food was very tasty, but in the pricey side.

NG
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere are wonderful. Friday entertainment also adds to the experience.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There was no parking nearby and was sn issue with my girlfriend wearing heals. We were not rushed and enjoyed an excellent meal. Will return for another special occasion.

RR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here quite a few times over the years and we have never been disappointed. This time we brought another couple who had never been here before. We are always hesitant to do that because everyone has different tastes, but they thought everything was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

PP
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food nice experience

g
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly great meal, from bread course through dessert. Fried calamari was the best we have ever had, anywhere. Salmon and veal entrees were superb. Waite staff was extremely polite and attentive, and the overall ambiance of the dining room was a delight.

F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and nice atmosphere. Food is prepared fresh.

La Cipollina
Responded on August 16, 2019

Thank you for the great 5 star review Fred. See you for another amazing meal

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RD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer’s at this awesome restaurant! Seated at outside patio, which was gorgeous on this beautiful summer night. Our host Chris, and server Jimmy could not have been more informed, pleasant or knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. Very helpful regarding selections. We had guests from out of state who raved about this experience, and said it was some of the best Italian they have ever had. Must-haves are the Sicilian eggplant with the amazing cheese filling and world class béchamel sauce. The bronzino special was outstanding, as was the veal saltimbocca. Chefs trio dessert was spot on. Cannot say enough good things about this place. Can’t wait for our return visit! Soon!

La Cipollina
Responded on August 16, 2019

Richard- Thank you for the kind words. I will be sure to share this review with Chris and Jimmy. See you soon for dinner

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JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old favorite haven’t been back since it’s been under new ownership and nothing has changed, sorry that we stayed away for so long!

La Cipollina
Responded on August 16, 2019

Dear Joy- We were glad you came back in for dinner. See you soon for dinner

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cippolina has now become mine and my husband’s favorite restaurant. The quality and freshness of all the food we ate was second to none. Our dinner was outstanding and we will definitely be returning. I would highly recommend La Cippolina to anyone!

La Cipollina
Responded on August 16, 2019

Dear Jennifer- Thank you so much for your loyalty. I will be sure to share the kind words with the kitchen and dining room staff. Cheers

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M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fourth time dining at this BYOB gem tucked away (literally) off main street in downtown Freehold. Consistently great service and delicious food, most recently pork medallions for me, and veal scallopine for my dining companion. The (small) clam appetizer and cookie platter dessert were equally scrumptious. Recommended for sure.

La Cipollina
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear Friend, Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again.

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DA
Oxford
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish as always

La Cipollina
Responded on August 2, 2019

Donald, Thanks for the excellent 5 star review!

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio and had a great night. Food and service was excellent. Pleasant experience. Will certainly return

La Cipollina
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear Rosie- Thank you so much for the kind review! I will share your comments with the kitchen and dining room staff. See you soon for supper

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AF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at this restaurant was great the food was excellent the ambience was very nice I give it five stars The service was exceptional

La Cipollina
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear Al- Thanks for the 5 star review! See you soon for dinner

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant atmosphere. Friendly, professional staff. Matt and Kevin made the evening pleasant.

La Cipollina
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting up for dinner! We hope we exceeded your expectations. See you soon for dinner

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only complaint was online menu was completely different from actual menu when we sat down for dinner. My wife had her heart set on an entree from the online menu but they did not have it. Dinner was very good though.

La Cipollina
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear Sean- We apologize if there was any confusion with a version of the menu you reviewed online. Always visit out website, that has the most current version of our dinner menu. Hope everything was enjoyable, and see you soon for dinner

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SE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cipollina in Freehold is the finest in the area. The ambiance is quiet, romantic, and inviting. The staff is well-trained, attentive, and treat you like family. Most importantly, the food is exquisite, as Master Chef Matt Higgins leads his talented team with creative culinary genius, normally reserved for Manhattan's most exclusive and excellent restaurants.

VR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to La Cipollina! We are foodies and La Cipollina does not dissapoint! The staff are professional and friendly. The food is consistently delicious. Highly recommend La Cipollina! Enjoy!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio. Food excellent. Particularly mussels, seafood bisque and veal! Definitely recommend!

EH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

After posting a previous review I was contacted by the restaurant who wanted to know what they could do to improve our opinion of the restaurant. I explained what we had found lacking in the food and we were asked to return to try again. On our second visit we once again found the service to be superb throughout. We started our meal with the stuffed chicken legs (which we had found unusuaI and delicious on our first visit). I then had the bronzini special and my husband once again had the veal scallopini. The bronzini and accompanying risotto were very flavorful and my husband found the veal dish much improved from his first visit. We ordered the banana foster for dessert and found it to be a real treat. We had outside seating on this visit - highly recommend it for a lovely and romantic meal.

La Cipollina
Responded on August 16, 2019

Dear Elaine Thank you for the amazing revised review! Hope we exceeded your expectations at dinner on 8/11/19. See you soon for supper.

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L
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was perfect. The halibut was so fresh and tasty. Everything was prepared to perfection and the service was great!

La Cipollina
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thanks for the excellent words! I will share your comments with the kitchen and dinging room staff. See you soon for dinner!

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s
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Last Saturday we dined at La Cipollina and had a great evening. Excellent food, great company and live entertainment. We ordered the tasting menu and were wowed by it. It changed the way we will order. The pace of the dinner was perfect, the selection of courses was spot on, and the pressure of reviewing and selecting was erased. What a way to enjoy and evening.
We have celebrated many family events here and look forward to our next visit.

La Cipollina
Responded on July 19, 2019

Dear Friend- Thank you for the excellent review! The tasting menu is for sure the way to go! See you soon for dinner. Matt

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A
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Father’s Day dinner but not over crowded. Service was friendly and they even made a special order pasta

La Cipollina
Responded on July 19, 2019

Andy- Thanks for stopping in on father day! Cheers, and see you soon

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DQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great soft shell crabs. Mussels great too. Service very good. Will definitely recommend and revisit soon.

La Cipollina
Responded on July 19, 2019

Dear Don- Thank you for the excellent review! Hope to get soft shells in this week. See you soon for dinner

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were very professional and we would have stayed longer if we didn’t have a movie to catch!! The food was very good and the restaurant was set off the main road through nice alleyway. The outdoor area made us feel like we were dining in Europe!! Very nice!!!

La Cipollina
Responded on July 19, 2019

Dear Friend- We greatly appreciate the 5 star review! See you soon for dunner! The outdoor patio is calling your name

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LG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food is amazing and the service and atmosphere is unsurpassed. This is a hidden gem , best Italian food in The area

La Cipollina
Responded on August 2, 2019

Linda, thank you so much for these kind words. I will be sure to share with the kitchen and dining room staff. See you soon for dinner

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MB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend La Cipollina, great food and service. Only 2 things need to improve on, there outside seating needs new furniture especially the rusted chairs. Secondly the restrooms need to be maintained more often, even though sometime customers may misuse the restroom themselves and don't clean after. Otherwise, a very friendly and accommodating staff and food you know was made from the heart and all from fresh herbs that grow in there garden. Love It!

La Cipollina
Responded on June 14, 2019

Dear Mital, Thank you so much for the excellent review! I have forwarded your comments to the kitchen staff and dining room staff. We will monitor the bathroom more closely as well as look into getting those new chairs! See you soon for dinner!

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d
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We received patio seating as requested even though it was a bit inconvenient for server who was very attentive Food was delivered promptly and was good, as described on menu. Explanation asked for were given and accurate
A very pleasant experience; we will definitely return

La Cipollina
Responded on June 14, 2019

Dear Donald, thank you so much for the excellent review! We will see you soon for dinner. Cheers

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cheese plates are excellent and a must if you are dining here.

La Cipollina
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for the great review! Our cheese plate is one of the most popular ways for guests to start the evening! See you soon for dinner

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. Excellent dishes, and perfect for special occasions!

La Cipollina
Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Sean, Thank you for the 5 star review ! We appreciate your business!

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RV
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance. One of the finest restaurants in New Jersey.

La Cipollina
Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Friend, Thank you for the 5 star review ! See you soon for dinner!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall outstanding. Service is great and food is exceptional. Would highly recommend.

La Cipollina
Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear James, Thank you for the 5 star review ! Cheers See you soon for dinner

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HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went during restaurant week. They were terribly understaffed and also ran out of various selections on the Jersey Shore Week menu. However, everything we ate was excellent. The manager was very accommodating and we really did have a pleasant experience. We will definitely go back another time!

La Cipollina
Responded on April 12, 2019

Dear Friend, Thank you very much for coming out during restaurant week. We will take your comments back and go over these details with he kitchen and floor in our next staff meeting, to further enhance your next dining experience. We looking forward to seeing you again at the restaurant!

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