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Thu, 5/24
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LuNello Restaurant

4.6
533 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(973) 837-1660
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Louis Seger
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 533 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

As always great food and service. LuNellos always delivers!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The place is a true gem. Food is outstanding. Can it be beat , best Italian in New Jersey / New York area. Awesome, traditional Italian

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The soft shell crabs were to die for! The food never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Bringing out the flavors is what they do here. The veal here is better then most. The specials are always excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service and food were perfect. We had an early seating the night before mother's day, I thought we were going to be rushed so they could turn our table over, it was quite the opposite. We were not rushed at all. I highly recommend the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We live in Florida, and ALWAYS eat at LuNello's when we are in the area. It is in the top five to top 10 restaurants we call our favorites during our 40 years of marriage! It is the best of the best Italian food you will find anywhere!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The food was excellent! We were very happy from the appetizers to dessert. Our waiter was very kind and knowledgeable! Only disappointment is I specified on the reservation that it was our anniversary and it was not acknowledged.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Our anniversary dinner was lovely! Great food and service. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

It never fails! Each time I go I try something new and it's always amazing. My husband & I went with another couple who has always wanted to go. They are planning on going back. I would have given the ambiance 5 stars but it was a little on the loud side. It's always packed. I'm looking forward to going back. Here's a little tip...I just found out that they have a written menu for the specials, so if you miss what the waiters said or forgot (because there are so many specials) you can just check the menu!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Everything was great until when I got home I noticed that the valet service damaged my right front wheel and didn’t say anything. Now I have to get it fixed.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We had a delicious meal. Food was very fresh. Fish cooked to perfection. Pasta al dente. Didn't miss a beat. Will go back for sure!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

While we have great Northern Italian in Morris County, NJ, for my birthday I decided to try what is consistently rated as the best Northern Italian restaurant in neighboring Essex County. It was worth the trip. The food was outstanding and precisely prepared and the service was attentive and courteous. The only odd thing was that the specials menu was almost as large as the regular menu and was so large that it actually existed in printed form so that the poor waiters wouldn't have to repeat it. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent food. Definitely a place to come back to in the future. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent grilled octopus,so tender! The house made cavatelli with crab meat was fabulous also
Definitely will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Perfect dinner as always! A truly great experience each and every time.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wonderful staff great food good wine selection

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A consistently great experience food and service-wise. So many dishes are phenomenal that you'll always find somehting outstanding. Several special Italian pasta dishes you don't usually see too often--and they are exceptional. I'm at lots of busines dinners in Manhattan at some very fine restaurants and I will say that Lunello's is as good as any of them. The blueberry cheesecake and the bread pudding are two favorites for dessert. The level of service is impeccable and they are always focused on making sure you are satisfied with everything--extremely attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Would highly recommend for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great list of specials recited by ingredient from the professional waiters. The stuffed veal chop was excellent as was the gnocchi special.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

LuNello is always a great place for a great lunch or dinner. Special occasions, too. Food and service are impeccable. Great ambience, too.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We went for our anniversary. Very good food. The bread pudding was so good. Make reservations if you plan on going on a weekend.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food and the service was outstanding. We totally enjoyed ourselves.
A truly good time.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Lunello's NEVER disappoints. By far one of the best restaurants in northern NJ! Looking forward to our next dining experience there.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Upscale restaurant with very good service and great food. The waiter recites about 15 specials (by memory). Afterwards he gives you a hard copy of the specials with the prices . I liked that. I chose one of the special appetizers. Seafood Salad. Real good. Reminded me of the salad my grandma made when I was a kid. I ordered another special for dinner. Veal Valdostana. It was incredible. A little pricey but worth it. I will go again and would recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great meal.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Pleasure to come here again! The service is always great and the food delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I took my husband for his 50th birthday! Food and service were amazing!!! I would recommend this place to anyone and definitely be back. Cheers!! Lisa

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Lunellos never disappoints! The appetizers which included burrata, caeser salad, scallops and calamari were delish! The branzino was cooked perfectly and the bread putting was a perfect finish!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

TOO MANY SPECIALS!!!
There must have been 20 items on the specials list. The server even admitted that these specials were there almost everyday. Service was okay, disorganized at times. We noticed a crowded bar and people waiting to be seated, but many empty tables. We were glad we came before the rush.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

All the reviews were spot on. Service is great. Layout is great. Food is spectacular. The specials are the best. Listen and try something new. You can’t go wrong. Want something a little extra. Ask. They are always willing to please. I’d eat here every chance I had. Very very good restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there for early New Years Eve din we. Food was exceptional. Service outstanding! Been there many times. It never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Best restaurant in New Jersey. Consistently delicious food prepared to perfection. Amazing fish selection that is flown in daily. Great meats and pastas. Specials are always on point. You will not be disappointed. Priced accordingly, but worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food with a lot of specials. Really different and delicious. I would highly recommend it for a special occasion or a nice family meal

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Lu is amazing.
My friend and I arrived and he simply asked what we were in the mood for.
The rest was a dinning extravaganza
Wow.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Had an excellent meal! There were 8 of us and everyone loved it.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was amazing and the staff was very friendly. We will definitely be returning.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

They are attentive and offer plenty of choices
To eat. Solid choice

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

One of my absolute favorite restaurants. I’ve never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Been going to Lunellos for many years and the food has always been very very good. My biggest pet peeve is they should have a print out of the specials since there are always so many which is a great thing. But with the waiters accents its sometimes hard to understand everything they are offering. This last visit seemed to be an off night for our servers.

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