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La Griglia

4.8
4.8
1643 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

With a unique combination of sophisticated atmosphere, an extensive wine list, and contemporary cuisine with a focus on seafood, La Griglia offers a taste of Italy far from the ordinary.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (908) 241-0031

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Tocci

  • Private party facilities

    We offer four different Private Rooms that can accommodate from 10-80 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ray: (908) 241-0031

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What 1,643 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Notable Wine List

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  1. AS

    AmyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything is always impeccable at La Griglia. We had another perfect evening!

  2. GG

    GinaG

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Love the cozy dining & ambiance. The food was delicious. The service was good, but it was difficult to understand the waitresses accent. Valet parking is nice touch & very convenient. Overall great experience.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place! Everything was amazing

  4. k

    keithb

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent attentive service and very good quality meals

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice and cozy atmosphere. Great service and such delicious food. Perfect for a date out.

  6. JS

    JoyceS

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For 26 years it’s always been great. Food service staff top notch.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal place.been goin here for 20+ years

  8. JP

    JoeP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is always top notch. Service is unbelievable and the food is always consistently fantastic. I highly recommend it

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food in the wine selection is superb

  10. JR

    JudyR

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always spectacular. Great ambiance and super service. It's a great meeting place for friends and family alike

  11. AS

    AnthonyS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Filet originally came out overcooked; however, this was quickly rectified. Excellent service and delicious meal. Highly recommended.

  12. NM

    NjMama01

    New York Area

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wonderful zucchini blossom and great wines by the glass. Pasta entree portion was huge. One of my favorite restaurants. Always go back.

  13. G

    Grivara14

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular food and service. Prices are getting expensive but if I have to pay increases then it will be at this restaurant

  14. M

    Mamy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food ! Great service lovely waitress . It made a great evening !

  15. SZ

    SZfromNJ

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dine here regularly and never get tired of it. The food is beautifully prepared and the service makes it worth coming back!

  16. J

    Johna

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Chicken in both Chicken Giambotta dishes was tough. Kale salad was so-so

  17. P

    Pastorles

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went there to celebrate my friend’s birthday. The menu was extensive but the server did a good job of recommending dishes. The food was prepared quickly and according to our specifications. The ambiance was nice and the drinks were also made well. Overall, it was a good experience and I would return.

  18. RO

    ROBIN

    New York Area

    761 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    761 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quiet dinner for two, lovely corner table. Service and food excellent.

  19. R

    Randy

    Miami

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always. Consistently excellent. Been coming for 25 years. Never a bad meal or bad service. Professiona, top notch management. Great menu and wine list!

  20. R

    Robert

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service our waiter Eduardo was awesome.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure and lovely dining experience. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was delicious as always.

  22. DH

    DavidH

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always. Their team is always on the ball to ensure you have a great dining experience. I always have a 5 star meal.

  23. SK

    SunshineKate

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gnocchi was perfect. Appetizers were delicious especially the salad and garlic shrimp. Softshell Crab and Filet mignon got rave reviews from the table. Always a terrific meal

  24. WW

    WilliamW

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    What a welcome surprise to see soft shell crabs back on the menu. Understanding this is a seasonal fare, it was wonderful to have. Raw bar was outstanding as usual, Bluepoint oysters and shrimp cocktail always satisfies. Concluding with crème brûlée and espresso made a perfect evening.

  25. A

    Adayjodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice service. Delicious food. Good value. Generous portions Nice ambience. Went for Mother's Day

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  27. P

    Peacock

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Excellent, attentive service. Nice ambiance, as always. Main courses a disappointment. Salmon was good quality, but a bit over cooked. Sauce was analogous to chicken broth; not an ounce of seasoning. “Bland” is being charitable. Chicken, sausage and peppers were mediocre. Dry chicken, average quality sausage. Again, bland sauce raised its mediocre head. Basically, all the positives of La Griglia are offset by the bland, spice-less sauces, which are common in the Midwest and in East Coast diners, but rarely found in East Coast Italian restaurants where the average entree is $35. Will pass going forward. Brick Oven and Ferraro’s in Westfield may not have the atmosphere or professional level of service, but the food is better, and that’s where I would recommend going if food is most important.

  28. TB

    TymereB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a phenomenal experience. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was amazing, and the service was amazing. I will definitely return and recommend.

  29. KD

    KenD

    New York Area

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Griglia is always excellent - great food, courteous service. We were upstairs in the smaller dining room which was nice, as it is quieter. My pasta started and soft shells were excellent, as was my wife's crab cake and short ribs. I always feel like I could order almost anything on the menu here. Nice little touches like terrific bread, tasty olives, and a choice of butter or olive oil. Desserts could use a little sprucing up. Another nice feature is excellent wines by the glass.

  30. MB

    MikeB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very nice dinner been there many times . A nice suggestion is to vary the menu seasonal . Would keep us coming back more !

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Somewhat pricey.

  32. a

    anonymous

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent! The service, drinks and food were all outstanding! We always come here for celebrations and are never disappointed.

  33. BC

    BillC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    I've eaten here many times and have always had a great Experience. I had the Dover Sole, and it was excellent!

  34. EC

    EricaC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Our server Jaime was incredibly knowledgeable and was so engaging. The food was delicious and not your typical meals you would get anywhere. It was cooked perfectly, generous portions and the flavor was unreal. We really enjoyed ourselves. Can't wait to go back.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great but a little pricey. However, not only ws the food delicious but there wa a lot of it so the value was fine.

  36. a

    alanb

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistently great food, service and overall outstanding.

  37. MZ

    MichelleZ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Just wish the bar was open later than 11:30 As we wanted more drinks and bar was not serving. Disappointed at that.

  38. BD

    BarbD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, our waiter took the time to explain options and pair my dinner with a great wine! Food was outstanding and overall service was top notch.

  39. ZW

    ZenaW

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wonderful restaurant anytime.

  40. JP

    JohnP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food is always top with a terrific selection available. Our waiter was clearly very experienced and non-intrusive, We have never been disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

La Griglia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 241-0031.

La Griglia is rated 4.8 stars by 1643 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for La Griglia

740 Kenilworth Boulevard Kenilworth, NJ 07033

Additional information

  • Cross street

    26th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Kenilworth

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Tocci

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (908) 241-0031

  • Private party facilities

    We offer four different Private Rooms that can accommodate from 10-80 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ray: (908) 241-0031

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