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L'Allegria

4.4
475 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Business Meals
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
**Lunch & Dinner service is from 12pm to 10pm

**Lunch menu will be served until 3pm
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Phone number
(973) 377-6808
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Private lot located behind the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays enjoy live piano from 7:00pm to close.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

L'Allegria offers private dining options for groups of 12 to 70. Whether a celebratory dinner with family and friends, or a business luncheon among colleagues, L'Allegria can accommodate all your needs. Contact us for further information.

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM

What 475 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was an excellent restaurant ordered spaghetti alla carbonara and it was awesome

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Definitely Overpriced although the food and the service was good

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My wife and I first discovered L'Allegria about nine months ago. Since then, we have dined at L'Allegria about eight - ten times.

The Wine List is extensive, with choices for both reds and whites covering an expansive cost range. The dinner menu is extensive and is supplemented by several specials.

The food - appetizers, salads, pasta, meats, chicken, veal, and fish - has been consistently well presented and delicious.

Server Rob goes out of his way to welcome us and serve us extraordinarily well. The other servers appear to be as equally welcoming and attentive.

My wife and I will return again and again.

Thanks, L'Allegria.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent food, wine very overpriced.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful service and very attentive staff

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Sergio and Alana did a great job for Gay's birthday diner.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

L'Allegria always pleases. Their spaghetti carbonara is a hidden gem as an appetizer or main course. The polenta with pancetta is another home run appetizer . Basically everything they serve is excellent and well thought out in presentation and taste. Their pizza is also a knock out.I have eaten at the other Italian restaurants in Madison and Chatham and they really do not hold a candle to L'Allegria.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Chairs dated and decor a tad gaudy, but fantastic food.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Love this restaurant! I would definitely recommend going here!!

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Haven't been to this restaurant in a very long time and we were quite disappointed. Our server was aloof, never filled our water glasses, forgot drink orders and was rude when we asked if they had blue cheese stuffed olives. Maybe he was having a bad day but that doesn't justify the bad food. Appetizers were bland and my dinner looked like it had come out of the garbage. Never again! Many, many years ago, they served very good food - don't know what happened.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants, especially for those special occasions. The service and food are outstanding and we have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We regularly dine at L'Allegria and it never disappoints. Excellent service, excellent food and a great experience. Going back on Saturday.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent dinner and service.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was mostly good, only 1 entree of 4 was not good. Service was terrible. Hardly saw our waitress. We were never told what the specials were, where the menus were. Sat for 20 minutes before anyone paid attention to us. Waited 30 more minutes for appetizers, then 30 more minutes for entrees. Had to request for bread and water, this should just be offered. Spent over 2 hrs for dinner without dessert as we just didn't want to stay any longer.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place you will not be disappointed. Food in phenomenal. Don't hesitate to make res. Not BYOB also.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Haven't been here in years and decided to try it again. Just as good as I remembered. Authentic Italian restaurant. Nice specials. Everything we ordered was delicious. Bartender makes a good Apple Martini!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food
Pricey
SMALL PORTIONS
server failed to offer to fill our empty glasses of wine or water unless we requested.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Already great food and service!!

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was good quality, not the portions I was expecting for the price, ( two small potato pieces with my chicken)
compared to other area restaurants. Needs a face lift.

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a 7:15 reservation last saturday night / got there on time. Hostess said 10 minute wait. At 7:35 asked again. Told 10 minutes more. At 7:45 asked again- told 10 minutes more but pushed for "honest" answer which came back "not sure". Seated a little after 8.
Bread came - went to pour the oil and the top of the oil "container" came off - the oil spilled thankfully only totally filling the bread plate. Told the waiter- who said - " oh, that has happened before!".
The service is slow - the people there are very nice. Pasta is very good. The wild boar over risotto was mediocre.
They need to figure their scheduling. Seating reservations 45 minutes late is not acceptable.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Another excellent meal with well thought out menu items. Always enjoy the baby octopus appetizer.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Good ambiance and great service. Overall I enjoyed our business meal.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Tasty authentic Italian food, beautifully presented in appropriately-sized portions. Very accommodating to gluten-free requirements.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Interesting menu choices; not cookie cutter Italian with lots of regional specialties. Everyones’ food came out luke wam, however. Great , personable service, cocktails, and wine list.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Menu extensive -quality of food outstanding— we had an excellent server but first course was very slow out of the kitchen-not inexpensive but satisfactory for the price

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great meal here! It was not crowded when we were there, although it’s unclear why because the service and food were top notch. I’d recommend this place to anyone looking for good Italian food!

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2017

I made a reservation on open table and left a comment that I was there celebrating my parents 40th anniversary. When we got to the restaurant, it had our name in the reservation book and what we were celebrating. The entire night went and not one person said happy anniversary or acknowledged the occasion. After saying something to the waiter they still did nothing.....didn’t even offer us anything. The food was eh and it’s very pricey. I cannot believe an upscale restaurant would act in this manor.

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1.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The worst dining experience I've had in years. Food took over 2 hours to arrive. Server only checked once with us to ask if we wanted dessert, and we had not received our entrees yet. They were totally disorganized. We left after 3 hours, 15 minutes. Food was bland and tasteless.
They tried to make amends by buying each of us a glass of wine and offered free dessert, but by then we were thoroughly disgusted.

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1.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was nice but very slow to arrive and very difficult to get the waiters attention

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Service can be hit or miss but food is always dead on. I love the live piano music.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2017

We went out for my husbands birthday. The food was excellent but my fish portion was small. The service was slow for an empty restaurant. It was a 1000 points promotion for that evening. It was a problem to receive my points due to incompatible computers Eventually I received it,

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Old-school continental cuisine restaurant. Professional, personable,courteous wait staff can’t compensate for the mediocre food at premium prices. We won’t be going back.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Nice atmosphere, live piano music, menu is rich and there are lot of daily specials. You can have also pizza if you don't find anything else to eat.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Really enjoyed. Thought food was delish and service was great. Will def be back.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Great restaurant all around. Food was delicious. Wouldn't change a thing!

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was awesome! Service was great and our Sarah our server was delightful!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Never disappoints! Service, food, ambiance were excellent! Made dinner with friends a great evening!

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Great consistent staple in north jersey and a really nice atmosphere

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3.0Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was very good and they had a large menu. It was a bit loud, but the restaurant was almost full. The service was fine, but very slow.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Never a bad time or food - very good service, reasonable and nice and quiet. Perfect.

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