LuNello Restaurant

4.7
609 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
LuNello Restaurant believes the enjoyment of fine food is among the finer things in life. Since 1990, Chef Seger's use of out-of-the ordinary ingredients, homemade pastas, and innovative specials has created a loyal following. His modern flair mixed with traditional culinary skills has created a whirlwind of praise. The menu has Italian classics as well as contemporary specials featuring the finest ingredients. LuNello has gone right to the source when purchasing ingredients. Each dish reflects the attention placed into its preparation. Chef Seger believes buying local ingredients ensures the ultimate freshness of a dish. Enticing presentation and courteous and professional staff are integral to LuNello's success. The elegant setting is the perfect complement to the menu. Whether dining in the Dining Room or enjoying wine and cocktails in the handsome bar, we work to create the ultimate experience.
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CL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there before and it never disappoints! We are going back again next week:)

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great drinks and fantastic service make Lunello one of the best restaurants in NJ.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service spot on!

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JP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If you want to have a special night out, meaning not your local Italian restaurant but upscale, find another place. Service was great. Oscar entertaining as always. Food not worth the high price. Lou needs to get back in the kitchen.

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this has become a 3 to 4 day habit. The food and the staff are what make us come back so often!

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T
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and outstanding food...my favorite restaurant in NJ.

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RS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The chef (Lou Nello) is very creative and always has unique items on his special menu. This time two of the choices were frogs legs or sauteed zucchini flowers with prosciutto and sharp Italian cheese. I had the zucchini for appetizer and veal Oso Boco for my main dish.

LuNello's is a can't miss restaurant. One that I always look forward to visiting.

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great service food and staff had the seafood salad it was outstanding as were the zucchini flowers

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian in nj , do yourself a favor and go

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SY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love this place... well worth the ride if you do not live close.
High end, but no more expensive than any other nice restaurant, and a comfortable ambiance!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wait staff congregated two tables away to chat. Made it unnecessarily noisy.

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PC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had dinner to celebrate my birthday which is 5 days before Christmas. The room we were put in was very loud with big groups at tables. Seemed like a a few office holiday parties at once. Our last visit was Christmas Eve 2017 which was lovely. We were seated upstairs in a beautiful open room & excellent service.

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EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my coworkers out for a holiday lunch. Everything was fantastic - from the service and the pace of the meal as well as the lunch portions of the food that were just right.

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RS
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lu is the best!!! I love this place. Great wines CHRIS

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r
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NEVER DISAPPOINTS- VEAL CHOP THE BEST A+++++ FOOD SERVICE EVERYTHING. GOOD VALUE ALSO

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AN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restautant. Great food and great service!

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JM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Go here about 4-5 times a year. Food just wasn’t up to normal. Service was lacking from usual also. They had a lot of Christmas parties that required more attention than a couple out for dinner.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing fresh food! Reliable & Consistent. Best food in Nj

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D
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service is consistently excellent

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and everyone is so attentive. Definitely will return

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GL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We got together with friends and since this is a nearby restaurant, with reliably good food, we decided to visit.

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always consistently great: service, food and atmosphere

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HR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've had numerous meals at LuNello and have never disappointed. Every aspect of the meal is near perfect. I currently live in Colorado and return to the NY/NJ area for business. I go out of my way to have a meal here on every trip. Is one of the finest restaurants in NJ.

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S
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute "Home Run" restaurant with exceptional food and service with incredible ambiance...A must for the discerning palate.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marty Kelly & I have known (Lou & Karen) for so many years that I have to smile on all the fond memories recalling the wonderful dishes we have shared with friends , family and business associates .

When you can blend business and pleasure (A WONDERFUL MEAL) it's a "touchdown".

Yesterday I invited a team of insurance professionals from Selective Insurance. You & your team delivered a lunch that was memorable for all of us.

Best regards,
John R. Lawrence
Pres. Surety/Insurance
Otterstedt 973.768.5587

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RS
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lu you and your restaurant are the best. Chris knows his wines. I love this place!!

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JD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place. I have been there before and always excellent. For some reason the service was a little off and took about 20 min to get my bill. I plan on going back again and know it will be better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Business Lunch

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TW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoy dinner here, with that said they r always late with the table as they want u to have a 30 min or pit stop in bar. My husband hates that.

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service . Owner and staff was attentive to very detail

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

LuNello never dissappoints. My husband and I shared 3 appetizers because we could make a decision. I had fish, he had steak and we shared dessert - something we never do.

All of their food selections are wonderful. My new dream is to try every appetizer on the menu from first to last.

Great night!

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Certainly not the fine dining experience of the historic intimate Totowa location, when Richie, the maitre d', insured impeccable service to all patrons and where Chef Seger was creative and was focused on giving his patrons a unique dining experience.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been eating here with family and friends for many years and have never been disappointed!!! Lou the chief and owner is one of the very best at serving some of the best food I have ever eaten!!!! His staff is so awesome and especially Oscar our waiter who knows all the daily specials by memory!!! Very very impressed by that for sure!!! Our favorite restaurant ever and I highly recommend you go and have a unbelievable experience and meal!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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B
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

This is my 5th time to this restaurant. The service was so bad...I was shocked. We sat for 15 minutes and no one came to the table. I had to ask for menus, the special menu and for drinks and water. We had a young waiter who seemed like he could care less about our table. It was the worse service I ever had at LuNello. I was so embarrassed because we had taken my parents out for a special evening and we had told them how amazing the place was in terms of service and food. I felt so badly that we were basically ignored the entire evening. We had to ask the waiter 3 times for the check. After wAiting 20 minutes we asked the manager for the check and finally got. I was sincerely floored by how bad the service was. Really disappointed. We will not be back. You need to fire that waiter!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super delicious dinner as always!

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R
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very solid upscale Italian. Seems to be resting on its laurels a bit though.

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PD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lou and team killed it as usual!!! Can’t find any better Italian food in NJ.

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NJ
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal.

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RH
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Food was delicious! Oscar was fabulous

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