Limoncello Restaurant

4.4
242 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
LIMONCELLO RISTORANTE fine italian cuisine
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SK
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Fine food and great service. Staff is very nice. Not our first time, will definitely be back

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The only problem was that they were way overbooked! So we ordered to go and they were great. People were quite upset and hopefully they don't do that too often. We will go again and see what happens!

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a 7:30 reservation for the Saturday before Mother's Day which we made on Open Table. We arrived early. The place was full of people waiting and they were very behind in seating. We waited until around 8 and by then we determined that we were not going to be seated anytime soon, and I had two hungry teenagers with us so we had no choice but to leave. The host couldn't remember who had checked in or who hadn't. He also was not checking any computer, so he had no way of checking Open Table for reservations. If the host didn't see you, you were not on his list. They clearly overbooked. The place must have good food to be so packed, but we never got our chance. He just kept telling us a couple minutes. We won't be trying to this place anytime soon.

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L
Naples
36 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best food in Bergen County! A family run restaurant with that Old World feel. Can’t beat the value eithera, That’s why you’d better have a reservation, especially on the weekend!

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had to wait over half hour. My son sent her tuna back and my sole was not Good

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AG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were a party of 4 at limoncello at 6 PM on a Friday evening. We were promptly seated, but the restaurant was quite crowded probably due to the fact that they have a price fixed dinner that ends at 6 which is a very good deal. Everyone enjoyed their entrees which were chosen from the specials menu. Two in our group had sole livonese, one had grouper, and one had lobster ravioli. Each dinner came with a small salad, mashed potatoes, spinach, and garlic bread. After dinner we shared two orders of bananas in phyllo dough. Delicious! We were offered a small glass of sambucca or limoncello to complete the meal. A great ending for a great meal.

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J
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really like this place. It’s our second time in four months. We like how they give you complimentary garlic bread and Parmesan cheese chunks to start. They have an amazing olive oil in a pretty bottle on each table as well. It’s byob and you can’t go wrong with that.

We tried the fennel salad last night which was very good and the hot antipasto platter. Both of us tried specials and had the pistachio cheese cake for desert.

Will definitely be back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff is friendly, the dishes were prepared well, and prices are reasonable.

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HE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best in Western Bergen by far - noise level now a little higher.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Easter Sunday dinner. The service was excellent! Food was delicious! And they had s very busy restaurant that day, but you would never know it!
Limoncello is one of our favorites for casual Italian food. Nothing fancy, just good consistent meals and great service! And byob!

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PJ
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while now based on all the great reviews. We were not overly impressed with the food. The bread for the table was a nice, rustic Italian bread. Two of us ordered off the prix fixe menu: the artichoke heart appetizer was basically 3 canned artichoke hearts with a bit of breadcrumb mixture sprinkled on top with a light lemony butter sauce - just meh. My mother in law did like her chicken pizzaiola and my chicken milanese cutlet was cooked nicely, but the chopped salad on top was not good - I would have preferred the more traditional arugula, grape tomato, and shaved parmesan on top. Both our entrees came with green beans/carrots as the vegetable and they had no taste. My husband ordered the clams oreganata appetizer and it was just ok. His main dish was the shrimp fra diavolo which was barely spicy although the sauce in general was good albeit a bit sweet. The best part to me was my dessert - their limoncello cake is delicious! The wait staff were all helpful and polite - the owners very friendly and generous, offering after dinner aperitif more than once, which we graciously declined. I will say the special branzino dish that the table next to us ordered looked excellent as did a plate of fried zucchini. I would give them another try but overall was disappointed in our first visit.

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DG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The appetizers and entrees were excellent. The fish dinners that we ordered were delicious!! Very nice restaurant, just skip the desserts and have the Limoncello!!

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GA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm welcoming decor. Friendly efficient service. Food is excellent - prepared to perfection. Excellent value.

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LA
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Lots of choices and variety.

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SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family owned
Wonderful food and evening
Excellent service

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AG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner at Limoncello very much. The complimentary salad was small, but fresh. The entrees were delicious. Our shared dessert was amazing. We ended our meal with a complimentary cordial. We will be back!

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. We were well taken care of by all the staff. Nice option with BYOB. Place was a little loud and crowded for a Thursday evening. Overall an excellent experience and very good value.

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a
Naples
70 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Brought our friends who have never been here before and we all enjoyed the food very much!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic Italian, fresh, tasty, good size portions, sold out early on a Friday with locals and we managed to get in. BYOB wine store 3 doors down.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

At first I didn't expect much from this unpretentious storefront restaurant so I was surprised to have such an excellent overall dining experience. The food was delicious, very nicely presented, and reasonably priced. I also found the staff to be friendly, helpful and attentive. Particularly recommended is the mozzarella & tomato appetizer and the pappardelle (which was done perfectly 'al dente').

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BN
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service.

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sadly, had a 7:30pm reservation for two people. Restaurant knew we were there, we waited to 8:10 outside and were never seated. Yet , they seated two parties of 6 who had 8pm reservations at 8pm. At 8:10 we left cold and disgusted. Restaurant had no idea of servicing its reservations.

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BE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our go-to restaurant. Jimmy and Remy do a great job of making their diners happy. There are often creative specials on the menu like a fired avocado served with rock shrimp and a light sauce. Or how about fried ginger calamari in a tangy sauce.

I often order the 1/2 duck which is done extra crispy and is served with an apple-coconut fritter, mashed potatoes, and vegetables. There is also homemade gnocchi served with rock shrimp in a pesto sauce. Many of their desserts are homemade and show off the talent in the kitchen.

Service is excellent and the servers make sure your wine is poured and your water glasses are filled.
We enjoy coming to Limoncello and hope that you will enjoy your visit. Recommend reservations for seatings around 7PM

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. Great find. Will definitely be returning soon.

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DL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We made a last minute reservation, and when we arrived there was a crowd of people that extended out the door!!! We gave the host our name, and he sat us at the only available table right next to the host stand. We didn't care!! They made every attempt to make us comfortable, and we chatted with the people at the next table. The service was efficient and the food was one of the best meals we have ever had.....at a reasonable price too!!! I can only assume they are all family and they go out of their way to take care of their guests......we watched as they fed those waiting calamari...which was delicious!! They offered us an after dinner shot of sambuca/lemoncello and told us next time we would have a better table. My advice.....sit wherever....the food is great and worth every penny....Looking forward to going back.

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DH
Poconos
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The service was very unfriendly. Slapped the appetizer on the table. Tried to ram the salads down our throats because we hadn’t finished the appetizers. Never smiled. They just seemed miserable.

Honestly - it was the help that was very very disappointing. The owner and host were very nice. The help was so bad don’t think I’ll go back. Food however was excellent.

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DV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, It was a very nice experience. Food was very good and the service was prompt. Even on a Saturday night, we were not rushed out in order to turn the table over faster. Very enjoyable!
Thanks for a nice night, Limoncello!!!

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BI
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant fresh authentic food. Very well made, nice presentation, great service, nice people, and very good menu.

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LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always goo food!! Early bird menu can not be beat. Great value for the money. Byo also is a good thing.

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TK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Food is great priced right and owners are very cordial hosts!

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BI
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food service and menu are really great. We always enjoy going there but reservations are a must because it is so crowded especially on a Saturday night . Really enjoy this restaurant very much.

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DO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had an amazing family birthday dinner at Limoncello! They were very attentive and followed up with every need. Our apps, dinners and desserts were soo good, including their complentary limoncello or sambuca shots! We can't wait to come back soon! Thanks for a me memorable evening!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Place was packed on a Saturday evening!! Had to wait 20+ minutes even though we had a reservation. Service was friendly & timely. Fried calamari was crisp and perfect. Spinach sauté was delicious. Everyone was pleased with their entrée at our table. Tiramisu was light and fluffy with just the right amount of sweet. Cappuccino was frothy. Lots of tables sitting around enjoying late into the evening. We’d go back!

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice local restaurant with good food and fair prices.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was nice - we had a quiet table by the window it was perfect for date night!!

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TK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service and a byob to make it even better!!!

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f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, our go to place when people visit from out of town.

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MW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love to have dinner at Limoncello, never disappointed. Food is always good, if too copious. We never had a bad experience.

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LG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

We had the hot appetizer for two. It was ok but it was not hot. It wasn’t even warm. They did make up for it with the branzino special. It was excellent and was hot.
The restaurant itself was very loud and very crowded. This was our first time there. I would not pick this restaurant for date night. It’s really for a family meal.

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SJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been here 3 times and the food is always good. Even though they are very busy, the service has just the right amount of attentiveness. On this visit, we had the hot antipasto for 2 special...it could have been more generous, but the portions are otherwise quite satisfying. We will return.

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