LuNello Restaurant

4.8
867 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Since 1990, Chef Seger's use of unique 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. You will not see seafood options on the regular menu for one reason; All our Seafood is wild not farm raised and we carry ONLY what is available and offer them as our daily specials.

LuNello has gone right to the source when purchasing ingredients and each dish reflects the attention placed into its preparation. All our meats in our menu have grown and purchased from meat purveyors that there is no use of antibiotics or hormones. Enticing presentation and courteous and professional staff are integral to LuNello's success. We are also excited to offer Wine Dinners and special events hosted in our private event spaces. We look forward to making your experience with us a special one, whatever the occasion.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

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Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM

What 867 people are saying
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MiMo
New England
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Making reservations was easy. Valet parking is convenient. Service and food was great. I love the menu selections. Would have liked to have a cocktail menu. All in all, would be coming back.

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RhondaC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was kind, professional and efficient. The valet parking was a bonus and the attendant was very nice.
The food was excellent.

MD
MelD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Dining room somewhat dark and could use candles on tables. Also we felt a little rushed for a Monday night and not very busy. Still a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to get dinner at LuNello. This was my wife’s birthday and first time and she loved it. Risotto was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Been coming for 25 years

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was excellent, as always!

JP
JPK61
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best and most authentic restaurants in the area. Moved a few years ago and every time I am back I try and visit. Today was one of those times!!!

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anthonyg
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, like being in Italy

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vipRonie
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner Food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive. We do wish they didn’t have to wear a mask..

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vipAhal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambiance was excellent. Highly recommend

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opinionation
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food---1st class service---beautiful ambiance---slightly expensive but worth it.

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vipSouthCountydiner
New England
32 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Laura makes an amazing vodka martini. Had the risotto with cremini mushrooms and steak tips. Mouth watering delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best food, atmosphere, and service!

DA
DebraA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

They were very busy. Took a long time to get drinks & menu. Was seated on time 6:30 but a waiter did not cone to table till about 7 to take drink order. Food was fabulous as always. Service not so much.

MW
MarkW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing baked clams, caesar salad, lasagna and the best ricotta cheese cake I ever ate.

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vipPostscript
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

LuNello is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in north Jersey. As usual, the food was very good. However, the service was spotty - to the point of being almost non-existent. The staff members were very nice (when they appeared on occasion) but otherwise absent and inattentive.

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vipAriadnaL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and had very nice food

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vipjaimej
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!

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vipeddr
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with great food, as always! This really is a neighborhood gem

CT
vipCTfoodlover
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and top notch service. Love this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service and food!!!

AI
AlanI
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to LuNello. We will definitely return. It is now our "GO-TO" restaurant. We loved it. My wife and I celebrated recent birthdays and were surprised by a dessert on the house.

We had appetizers of Soft Shell Crab and Zucchini Flowers. Our main courses were Bronzino and Short Ribs. All were Phenomenal!

Peter took excellent care of us throughout. Service was courteous, efficient, friendly;
in a work it was excellent. We weren't rushed and enjoyed a leisurely dinner. And the ambiance suited the food, the location and our celebration.

If you have not dined at LuNello Restaurant, you don't know what you are missing.

MC
MichaelC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here. Could not have been more pleased. I picked the perfect restaurant for our 15th Anniversary. LuNello surpassed all of our expectations.

Even the valet service was top notch. After dinner, the valet brought my car BEFORE I even had a chance to hand him our ticket!

Thanks LuNello for a wonderful dining experience.

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vipSklaub
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal

JH
vipJohnH
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food nice place
Was not blown away for the price
Not sure if I would go back.

AM
vipAlexandraM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was amazing, service was horrible. I would go back but definitely not top pick.

KM
vipKingM
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dinner s always

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vipTraveling1
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food!

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vipFeliciaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Excellent food. Ambiance is a little buffet hall, but food is excellent

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vipeddr
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service , neighborhood gem.

RS
vipRomanticSpot
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lu is amazing and accommodating. Served us personally, no one knows wines like Stefani.
Laura is makes da best drinks. 🦾👍

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Jules
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, consistently high quality over the years. Always a joy to truly be waited with exceptional waitstaff! The newly remodeled ambiance is perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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thomasf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A beautiful restaurant with a very comfortable atmosphere perfect for conversation and an amazing selection of food with TOP QUALITY SERVICE.

I would bring clients here which always impressed them. You always feel special and at home as a customer should feel.

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Mary
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food = AMAZING. And the owner gave our friend a tour of the whole place after dinner. The only thing off was the service during our meal. Since multiple servers were "sharing" our table, they forgot to take our drinks, forgot to refill our bread plate when we said we wanted more and forgot one of our drinks. But overall, we will 100% come back here because the place is super cute and the food was amazing.

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PeterQ
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in NJ - Never disappoints - 10 out of 10

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vipdini
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

hands down some of the best Italian food in the area. Wonderful service and always love the daily specials

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vipLetseat
Pittsburgh
303 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant with great food and service.
Lamb shank was excellent as was the branzino.
Can’t wait to go back.

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Mike
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous dinner to remember. All areas exceeded my expectations from the beautiful environment, to very attentive/courteous staff, to world class food. I acknowledge the chef and owners for an outstanding restaurant.

FAQs

LuNello Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 837-1660.

LuNello Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 867 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.