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About LuNello Restaurant

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.

182 Stevens Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 837-1660

Website:
http://www.lunello.com/

Executive Chef:
Louis Seger

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

LuNello Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Louie and his staff never disappoint! It's perfect every time!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Cozy, Spicy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

A wonderful place to celebrate with wonderful friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I have been here at least 5 times and the food is always good and this time was no different. I would say it was a Tuesday night and the service was a bit off. Still good, but they never brought us water until my date was choking and I flagged someone down. Then, I asked for a bottle of sparkling and received tap! Overall, it's always good, but the service slipped this night in a few respects not just the water.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great coffee & bread pudding!
Wonderful service especially helpful to a vegetarian.
Beautifully decorated for Christmas.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Casual, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

As always the service was great, the food was stellar and we try to get there as much as possible

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our servers, Oscar and Mario were outstanding as usual. The fact that LuNello has such an excellent team of servers with many years of experience is a credit to this establishment. The exemplary customer service is also the perfect balance to the great food that is prepared. We have been customers for many years and have never been disappointed.

Our many thanks to Juan, Mario, Oscar and the rest of the service team for always providing friendly, efficient and professional efforts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, People Watching, Fun, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Organic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food and service were great. i really enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Been going their many years. Wait staff almost totally different then last time their. They were not as attentive. Menu is also pared down. A lot of specials (never know the price). Still good but not blow your mind away.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always Fantastic!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great restaurant. Food was fabulous. The specials are creative and delicious while the menu contains the standards. We chose salads and entrees from the specials and were very happy with our selections. The special prices were also in range with the regular menu. Just a bit higher. One thing I would change is that I would like a written list of specials. There were so many. They were hard to remember. I actually forgot what I wanted to order until I heard the maitre D saying specials at the next table. But great restaurant will definately be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent desserts

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Amazing meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Felt extremely rushed by the waiters. Food was excellent. Service was terrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great! Live it there. Always delicious and excellent service

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 9, 2017

WE HAVE DINED AT LUNELLOS MANY TIMES, BUT NEVER ON A MON EVE. IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY AND IR SEEMED THEY HAD THEIR WORST WAITERS ON DUTY. THEY ARE NOTED FOR BRINGING MINI ICE CREAM CONES AFTER DINNER THEY DIDNT THE AWITER SAID OH WE HAVE THE CONES WE JUST DIDNT FILL THEM ?

SO IT SEEMS THEIR 2ND STRING WAS WORKING MONDAY.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was fabulous‼️👍🏻 The stuffed pumpkin was to die for 😋

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We haven't dined at Lunellos in a while, but figured there was no better time than for our anniversary. We arrived early for our reservation, however, were seated promptly. The service was attentive and the food was just as good as we remembered. After dessert, it seemed as if we had to wait a bit for someone to come around and clear the table and offer us the check. Other than that, it was a lovely experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, right price !!! This place has proven over the years that consistency, high quality and word of excellence are their best values !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Service was slow - scallops were REALLY overcooked (like golf balls).

Disappointing- usually it's a pretty solid experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The service is always outstanding. Tonight's dinner was a bit off until we got to dessert and coffee.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Went with some friends as it was our first time and friends' second time. When my friend called up 3 weeks prior to our reservation to request the quiet smaller room, they said no problem. They said it was not available when we arrived and this happened once before when our friends requested the same room and they were not able to be seated there. Our friends were very annoyed and vowed not to return. I feel the same as they did us no favors. Food was average and dining took way too long which they said will occur. Much better other Italian restaurants in NJ. Lu Nello is over rated and should be no more than a 3 star place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The waiters are great. There are so many specials one better than the other. The food is better than most restaurants . I love the stuffed veal chop. Probably the best I've had. You feel special eating there. Even my adult children agree. This is my favorite restaurant in NJ.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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