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  1. Distance: 3.39mi
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About Osteria Cucina Rustica

Osteria translated in Italian literally means "a place where the owner hosts his guests." At Osteria Cucina Rustica we follow in that tradition. Life long friends Steven Botta and Angelo Bongiovanni have collaborated to design and recreate an authentic Osteria. A warm atmosphere along with impeccable service and family recipes make for an unparalleled dining experience.
We begin with the freshest ingredients of the highest quality all prepared to order using family recipes passed down from generation to generation. The astronomic experience begins with the hospitality from the moment you walk through the iron forged doors. Next is the food where the love is present in each dish. The house made pasta to the freshest seafood to the dry aged steaks and our unique deserts made daily by our pastry chef make our uniqueness discernible.
The Bongiovanni and Botta families welcome you to Osteria, where we promise that you will come as a guest and leave as family.

91 S Main St
Marlboro, NJ 07746
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wed - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Ryan Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 577-8288

Catering:
Full service off site catering available.

Private Party Facilities:
Private room for up to 70 ppl.

Private Party Contact:
Angelo Bongiovanni: (732) 577-8288

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Osteria Cucina Rustica Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (9)
Special Occasion (7)
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Good for Groups (6)
Authentic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Romantic (4)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Business Meals (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

First time having eating at this restaurant and overall we were pleased, and would recommend to others

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Went here for B-day party dinner for daughter and her cousins, nine people in total. Everyone found the food and service to be great. Would highly recommend this restaurant to all. My only ding on value was the $12 charge for a Tanquery and tonic and the $12 Tito's and club. But... that won't stop me from returning as my overall experience and that of the others was great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I had the pounder pork . It was very good and would recommend it. Wanted to take leftover home. When I got home I founderstand they had cut it off the bone. I really wanted the bone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Anniversary dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We have enjoyed our last few meals there but pricey.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our dinner was delicious . Food spectacular especially the shrimp and calamari . I had the pappadela with mushrooms and others the sea bass and the gnocchi. No complaints and the Nutella pizza for dessert was a great thing to share.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Had a family dinner here celebrating our twin. The atmosphere was energetic the moment we walked in. Had cocktails at the bar and enjoyed conversation with the family as well at the staff and other patrons. Was seated at a spacious table for nine. Started with appetizers that included the usual favorites and some special things you don't always see on the menu. My favorites were the fried artichokes and the stuffed peppers. Dinner selections also included a wide array of choices but not overwhelming. Pasta is all fresh which I loved. Service was great. We spent several hours and did not feel rushed at all. Went through a few bottles of wine, dessert and coffee. Price was great. Would definitely recommend this place for anyone who enjoys Italian food. Will be back soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Very nice experience- the wait staff was very attentive and the food was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Always amazing food, impeccable service and great atmosphere. You can come her for an Italian feast, top of the line angus beef, or a glass of wine and an artisan pizza. Never disappoints !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I hadn't been to Osteria in over a year, but I needed a special occasion restaurant very close to Freehold. The food was the best it's ever been, the service was cheerful, and the anniversary couple and their special guests were very happy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We enjoyed our first visit to Osteria Cucina and will definitely return. Portions were ample, service was great, and the quality of the food was tasty and fresh.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

We went there because we had a gift card to use. The place is very nice inside. Reminds me of a restaurant in NYC. Tables are a little too close together & it's pretty noisy. My major complaint is regarding the cost of the Porterhouse Steak for 2. It was one of the specials but our waiter did tell us that it cost $110. Ok so we went with it. I have to say it was good but definitely not worth $110. Way over priced. Also, I ordered the polenta as an appetizer. It was so soupy I had to use a spoon to eat it. Very tasty but also very soupy. I have never had polenta like that before. We ended up spending $200 and that's without dessert. All in all, it's a good restaurant but way overpriced for the area

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

I had not been back here for over 3 years but on the recommendation of a friend I tried it again. Simply I was disappointed. The menu is extensive and perhaps this is the issue. I kept it simple with the squid for an appetizer and the really simple spaghetti with olive oil and pepper. The squid was ok as it should have been a bit softer but I was confused in why it was served with mashed potatoes. The simple pasta was all pepper and more pepper and too dry. It was no where near how the dish is served in Tuscany. If you want ok you will have no problem.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Price was right but the food did not live up to the expectations. Food was dry and not hot. pasta was dry did not have enough of sauce. Had to ask for additional sauce and they only brought a little cup for three people to share.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Our party of six family members chose to sit outdoors on a beautiful Sunday afternoon - big mistake because we couldn't hear each other over the loud music. I asked the waiter twice to please lower the volume to no avail. The waiter kept referring to my 16 year old daughter as "babe" or "beautiful" - again annoying and took away from our experience. The food was good to very good except for the over priced steak. That cut of steak is no where near a $75 value. It is a $35 value, no more. Overall - with all the choices of restaurants in the area we will not return to Osteria.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Love special nights at Osteria Cucina. We sat outside where there was live music and had an amazing steak, that pizza that you can't beat and some wine. It was just lovely. We love the pasta there too but you can get an unforgettable steak here. One of my favorite places for a summer night meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great place to have small family birthday parties and enjoy food at the same time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Food and service were good but nothing special and not at all worth the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Excellent dining experience all around the polenta appetizer was outstanding . The specials were one better than the other . Will definitely return and reccomend

Tags: Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Service was poor but the owner provided us with a gift card and assured us that next time we come in service would be good.
The other tables around us were provided with decent service but this particular waiter did not provide the service we have had in the past. It was disappointing because the food is very good and the place is on the more expensive side.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Excellent Italian food and amazing steaks. Service is great as well.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food is always exceptional even if not having steak. Girls had lobster gnocchi and we had Porterhouse for 2. the Nutella and cannolli cream zeppolis are a must for dessert.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Great Experience, homemade pasta was delicious, as was the Meatball appetizer and Steak. Desert was also great and wines were reasonably marked up. Overall a great experience

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Everything was perfect , food, service ( it was a Monday night, not a crazy weekend night) atmosphere. The only issue was I did not ask the price for the special I ordered & it was not told to me. It was a $50.00 dish. A little pricey.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 10, 2017

The food was pretty good. Nice job on the Branzino with lentils. The aged porterhouse was good but a little over prices for the area. The place has nothing to absorb sound, so it is really noisy. Too noisy for any sort of table conversation except the person right next to you. Annoyingly, as people left the restaurant toward later in the evening, the staff turned up the music and so it never got quieter. If you're looking for a party place, this a good choice. If you want a nice dinner with friends where you can chat, you'll have to go somewhere else.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I had the duck over polenta
And my date had the bacon and egg ravioli,she is still talking about this dinner.

Service was fantastic very informative well versed in the menu items and patient and not to pushy. I have always preferred waiters to waitress's myself.

Can't wait for my return visit, I even had a guest pop in for a drink and he was also accommodated

Very well done

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Celebrated my Son's birthday. Excellent food and service. I highly recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

As usual, the food was excellent. The two other people we were with had not previously eaten in the restaurant and also found the food excellent. The veal dishes are large portions and taste great. We did have trouble hearing each other as the noise level was very high. We also had a little trouble with the service, as we waited a while to get our check. Although the food is pricey, it is worth the price, especially on special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2017

We had a nice time during our visit. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The one thing that i didn't like was that the daily specials were presented without prices. While I may still order a dish that I want regardless of price, I prefer to make that decision and not be surprised at the end of my evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Good food. Generously sized portions. Nice menu selection. Free parking. Very noisy.

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

Pricey but sooo worth it. Every dish is upscale gourmet. Wish I could dine here everyday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

The specials were very good and the table side prepared Caesar Salad was delicious

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Great atmosphere, great service and the pricing was fair compared to the quality of the food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and excellent service. Food was delicious with very large portions.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great food. Great service. Second time and still just as great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Great food, great service friendly atmosphere. Love going here for date nights with my husband.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went out for valentines day dinner and wasnt impressed. The waiter spoke 80 miles an hour had to have him repeat it 2x and still spoke 80 miles an hour. I had a steak for 80.00 which was in my opinion over priced along with the rest of the over priced dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Delicious food, homemade pastas, colossal shrimp. Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

As usual, the food and service was excellent. The veal on the bone is the best. Fish is also outstanding. Large portions. The prices are a little high for a local restaurant, but worth it. I highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

A frequent customer of osteria and just are there last night found a hair in my food and when I told the waiter he took the plate but no one came over to apologize or to offer anything for a disgusting plate. What a shame such an expensive place my plate alone had to be over $80 and I didn't even eat that night but no hospitality at all.

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