L'Allegria

4.6
647 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
L’allegria, conceived by brothers Saverio and Giovanni Allocca in 1984, experienced a meteoric rise to stardom. It has maintained its lofty status due to the Allocca’s dedication to optimum quality. The fashionable ristorante, with the casual feel of al fresco dining in a Mediterranean courtyard, features proficient, unpretentious European-style service, an award-winning wine cellar and a New York City trained kitchen staff. The delicate blend of exquisite renditions of authentic cuisine and wines from Italy’s diverse regions, coupled with L’allegria’s charming ambiance, create the quintessential Italian dining experience. As a result, L’allegria consistently wins the acclaim of restaurant critics and the applause of diners.
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JackR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was too slow, but we could see that it was the result of inadequate help, a problem everywhere nowadays.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The made a reservation but had to wait for 20 minutes to get our table. When we got our table, it took another 5 minutes or so to get the menu. We didn’t get our food until an hour we arrived there. The restaurant decor is outdated. The food is good it’s overpriced for the things I mentioned.

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BRD529
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great with kids - no kids menu but easily accommodated our picky eaters by preparing spaghetti with meatballs, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food

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Foodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service. Would definitely recommend especially for a special occasion.

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vipdmsesq
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to L'Allegria for years. The food and service are exceptional. We are treated like family. I celebrated my college graduation there and I am happy to say we just celebrated my 22 year old son's college graduation there. It's always festive and feels like a night out not just dinner. It's wonderful!!!

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vipDavidN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been. Looking forward to going back. Good and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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PaulNJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a group of ten for dinner to celebrate a graduation. The food and service were great. Most of us took home a portion of our meals because the portions were good but also because we filled up on appetizers and the delicious focaccia-type bread while waiting for the entrees. We ordered a few bottles of inexpensive but nice wine which added to the meal experience.
In my opinion the nice but dated interior and no byob (except on Mondays, I believe) may appeal to an older demographic but are a turnoff for younger customers, especially in NJ where byob is typical.
Overall a good place to have a special meal, but a little pricey for us to come back more regularly.

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vipKali
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Server was great!

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vipMatts
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always on point. Great spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The special appetizer figs stuffed with goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto was out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was awesome they were very friendly and could tell they loved connecting with their customers. Ambiance was nice/clean and the pianist was great. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipAubz
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, warm friendly service. Great food and drink. We will be back.

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KC2021
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It reminds me of a run down wedding venue. the food was average and expense for the quality. Just OK.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was as nice as possible

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vipmsull9269
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently awesome. The food, the cocktails, & the service are fantastic

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vipTipperg
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a early Val day dinner excellent food

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CarolT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was in Italy when dining here. The waitress Magda was amazing. The Veal Chop was fantastic along with the Chilean Sea Bass. I would definitely go back again.

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Athanas
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to Italian restaurant in NJ. Excellent food, owner-curated wine list and service. Owner's passion for pleasing patrons is a big factor in this establishment's long-term success.

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vipCarolyn
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been 10 years since we have eaten here and I have no idea why. It will join our regular stomping grounds. Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Italian food, cute spot and our server, Alana, went above and beyond. For any special occasion, date night or just craving something fresh and delicious, I can’t say enough about this place. I’m not sure how we have never been here before now, but we will be back again and again.

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JackR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely surroundings with excellent food and a most pleasant wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. Our waitress Susan was exceptional

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vipChatham
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant, Menu, and Magdalena was awesome!

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ClintonM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience here, the food was top notch and I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Awesome drinks, great food, super friendly staff! Osso Buco is one of the best I’ve had!

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vipNancyI
Malta
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always consistently great quality food and service

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vipPamD
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times for dinner and are never disappointed. The food is excellent the service was perfect and the ambience perfect also.

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vipChrissyC
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect- food, atmosphere and service. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipThomasA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and fine food choices

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vipMickeyS
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food. The pastas, fish, seafood and veal dishes are perfectly prepared. Service is always friendly and attentive. What a great place to relax and enjoy with family and friends.

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LoriB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing, best tiramisu I have ever had!

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vipDearanij
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. We went on a Wednesday evening, and it was very quiet. Our waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable. We definitely will be back

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vipolehs
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always excellent it's the real deal. a resource in madison nj !!

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vipLindaA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great food! Great service!

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vipPamD
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get a good dinner, pretty place and very comfortable.

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Tess
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the restaurant and what a surprise. Great food, service and atmosphere. Very safe and the owner was welcoming. We'll certainly be back and tell all our friends and family about our experience.

FAQs

L'Allegria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 377-6808.

L'Allegria is rated 4.6 stars by 647 OpenTable diners.

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.