Matta Donna

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$30 and under
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Italian
Matta Donna is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria in a casual yet elegant atmosphere featuring fresh salads, seafood, pasta dishes, steaks, pizzas and other unique offerings. Owner operated for 5 years.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.9
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4.5
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Bobby, was awesome and recommended the best pork chop I've ever had!

JP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service staff very friendly and cordial. Food was sadly generic. Pink vodka sauce redundant on various pasta dishes. Had mussels as appetizer they were microscopic. A baked penne entree equivalent to a frozen Lean Cuisine meal. Wife had sage chicken, with cafeteria grade rice pilaf and a dallop of spinach. Looked like a hospital meal. All palatable but nothing to memoriable or imaginative that would make you want to rush back with friends....and we won't. Menu is pretty routine. Nice ambiance (though they do get a "come as you are bar crowd trickeling in) and again really nice staff. Decent wine by the glass, they make pizza too - cant speak on that nor dessert or coffee so cant paint a full picture. Overall pretty disappointing italian food, many, many, better choices in a ten mile radius at this price point. Unless we hit it on an off night (late during midweek). I would give this two thumbs down.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little noisy, but great food. Wait staff was attentive but spread a little too thin.

v
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

My dinner was lukewarm, my husband’s chicken was full of gristle & our waitress chatted with another table for over 15 minutes while we waited for our check.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and can’t wait to go back. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Save room for the cheesecake

JS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place for a quiet business meeting or to meet up with friends.
Pork chop entrees always excellent!
Zach is a gracious host & his Mom’s deserts are terrific!

PD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We all had great meals. The staff was fun and friendly. Already told people to go and check it out! Thank you Matta Donna for a fantastic night

JM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matta Donna was fantastic restaurant for Valentines Day! Ambiance was 👌. Couldn’t ask for a better place/experience.

LW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and pleasant service. We stopped in the bar area for an after dinner drink and enjoyed good conversation with the bartender, manager, and a few other customers. This was my second time there and both times I enjoyed it. I will definitely be back again.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come from sunny Florida we order every time the crispy chicken and it is outstanding!

RR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are very local but haven’t been in for years. Very pleased and will return soon. We were sat right away. Waiter was very professional.
They were busy, which is a good thing, but we were very pleased with the service. My spaghetti bolognese was among the best I’ve ever had.
My girlfriends chicken dish was very tender, delicious. We both took half home and had another meal. This could become a regular local
“Go to” place for us.

S
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Sadly, this was our first, and likely last visit. On a busy Saturday evening, there were only two waitstaff for the full dining room-they simply could not keep up. My husband had a super pasta dish, however my meal was disappointing, a surf and turf, the steak was so burned on the exterior, I had to cut the crust off. We won’t be back.

RF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and high quality food. Dedicated ownership. We go there often and we see the owners working hard to get it right. Excellent chocolate martini’s !! Nice bar area. Went there with my son and his fiancé this past Friday night they thought it was great as well. Highly recommend Matta Donna.

M
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Got right in, 6 friends and I. Food was amazing & they even gave us a round on the house after dinner. Food is a little pricey nothing crazy but so worth it! Will definitely be back.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When we arrived for our reservation, we spoke to Zach, I think he was the owner. He was very pleasant. We had a quick laugh about how open table booked the reservation when they were already booked. Zach accommodated us anyway. We were sitting down before or scheduled reservation time. Our waiter was very easy going, and had a great personality. The food was excellent. The shrimp appetizer was delicious. My wife isn't a fan of lemons, but she loved the dish anyway. Our dinner was phenomenal. We had a couple glasses of wine, and then Zach came by at the end of our meal, and talked to us for a few minutes, where he then offered us a free after dinner drink. He recommended the Ferretti biscotti(I think that's how it's spelt). That drink was one of the best after dinner drinks I have ever had! Served over rocks, and it tasted exactly like a biscotti. We will definitely be going back there!

BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a disgrace that I was not notified that there were on vacation. Terrible.

LW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and friendly service. The 4 star rating for service (vs. 5) was due to our waiter being a little too inexperienced and flighty but he was very nice and overall did a good job.

VD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matta Donna serves excellent meals at very reasonable prices for the quality you get. Service was exceptional with an owner’s personal touch. Everyone in our party said the same thing and we’ll all be back.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matta Donna is one of our favorite local restaurants that probably gets overlooked since some may feel it's just a pizza place. While it does have amazing pizza, it offers so much more. Their Specials are always fabulous as well.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was our first time at your restaurant. It was a while before we were greeted, even though the restaurant wasn't busy. The service was a little slow, but we were talking, so it wasn't too bad. My dish, citrus tagliatelle, was underwhelming. I don't know if we would come back.

WA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it! Great spot to go to with friends! We always have a blast and have never had a bad dish.

NJ
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Cold pizza. Waitress trying to cover up mistake rather then apologize. The wrong wine. And just ok food. Won’t be back.

TM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Matta Donna has delicious food with a lovely presentation. Our young waiter was very attentive
and very thorough. The atmosphere was nice and quiet as it was a tuesday night. We will definitely be returning!! loved it.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The resturant first impression was great. We were seated next to the bar, the staff was so loud with the customers at the bar it made for an unpleasant dinner. The food for the value was not worth it. I had eggplant , it was tough. I might go back to sit at the bar and try pizza. But that is about it.

BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Wait staff were friendly and attentive. Food was just average. Prices were reasonable. Not terrible, but all four in our party agreed we wouldn't go again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is extensive and the food was very good. Would definitely go again!

AV
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matts Donna is a great place to dine, the food is great and the people are friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. A+rating

b
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when we arrived for our confirmed reservation.
Unfortunately we could not and will not ever taste the food, view the decor, rate the service or expience the noise level.

BZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall was good. Chicken was dry but quiet night

N
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Matta is consistently good. I had the skirt steak the other night and it was grilled perfectly. so delicious. We always love their pizza, it is thin crust and the best around. The grilled asparagus brushetta is great. They will make any dish how you like it. Great find in the Montville, Boonton area.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We were a party of 9 and the service was amazing and staff super friendly! Food was typical Italian but good for the price. I would go back if in the area.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matta Donna never disappoints. Gorgeous clubby-meets-classy craftsman style dining room and bar, fresh seafood, meats and vegetables and interesting pizzas, thin or regular crust. And hands down, the most attentive. team-oriented service in the Boonton area. Highly recommended.

AS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food ,nice atmosphere ,friendly attentive staff. Fine deserts.

PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice place. Service is wonderful & so is the food!

SG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience with food and wine every time we have visited. They are very accommodating in making changes in their menu items for special requests. Staff is very friendly. I would definitely recommend to others.

HA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food has always been good and the service has improved to match it.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. crispy chicken is a great dish. It is very unique

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good Italian food, great pizzas, friendly service. Like that you don't have to shout to hear your dining partners. Nice place and we come back often

OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They honored the reservation which was important because I was with my handicapped mother.
The young lady, Alex, who waited on us was very sweet and efficient. She let us pace our meal and didn't rush us.

The food was delicious!

I would recommend this restaurant highly!

MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely. However, wish it had gluten free and vegan options on the menu or as specials. Really only need one or two. They happily made a vegan entree for us but it would be nice to have it available and not a special order. Great place