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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (18)
Romantic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined on December 9, 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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·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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·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 11, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·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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·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 14, 2017

Great! Live it there. Always delicious and excellent service

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·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 6, 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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 (New York Area)·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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·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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·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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always love Lunello's. We go at least once a month.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We waited 15 minutes for a table, in spite of having a reservation, and waited at lease 10 minutes for a server, menu's, etc. after being seated. This being our first visit, I thought service was going to suck but they got it together quickly. A good thing too because the food was nothing short of excellent and it would've been a shame if poor service had ruined the experience. Fortunately, after what appeared to be an early stumble, they really turned it around and service improved dramatically. A little pricey but overall, a great experience; food was fabulous as was the service; definitely on the list of places we'll do again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Highly recommend ! Service, atmosphere, and wonderful food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

great italian restaurant where the owner is still there cooking daily!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I have been here at least 5 times and it is consistently very good. It's one of the best Italian restaurants (top in overall ambiance and food) in Northern NJ. To do better in my view, you have to go into the city and spend multiples of $. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food is consistently very good and they always have a ton of specials. I'm a fan!

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent food and service. Elegant decor! Fantastic selection of specials! Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Lunello is my favorite restaurant in New Jersey. Never disappoints and the food is outstanding. I only regret that I can only dine here when I visit NJ. Just the best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Get the stuffed Veal!! It is to die for! Best Italian food in New Jersey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

They have a good Wine list as well as a great Menu. The specials are the way to go- incredible that they remember them all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, prompt greeting and seating. Immediate service. Long list of specials and I wondered, out loud, why a list of specials was not available, I was immediately provided with one. Very interesting special appetizers. I had the fresh figs stuffed with a walnut and cheese, balsamic dressing and spicy pea shoots-delicious. I had the pork chop for dinner, with broccoli rabe and roasted potatoes. Very tender chop, nicely seasoned. My 3 companions all had pasta with truffles for their entree. My husband didn't care for the garlic with the truffles, too overpowering, but everyone else enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Fabulous! Reliable! Great business or Ladies Iunch venue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food is always good. Due to a party upstairs the service was extremely slow( over 45 minutes to get our appetizer). Not typical but annoying nonetheless.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food is always incredibly good.
Be prepared to spend. Five of us was $1k with tip
Worth it! 😉

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Always an amazing time at lunello. Staff is the best. Food is second to none. Best Italian food ever

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent we love it her friendly always and the food is always great very consistent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Never a disappointment. The staff is very friendly and their service is outstanding. The regular menu is not large. They offer a large variety of specials which are delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always the best.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Oustanding, highly recommend it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The stuffed veal chop and filet mug on with shrimp were excellent Very noisy which makes it difficult to have a conversation. Service was very attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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