Palazzo Restaurant

4.3
454 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Palazzo is an upscale Italian restaurant, using Mediterranean and carefully sourced ingredients such as octopus, whole Branzino, Ahi-tuna, Atlantic Salmon Angus beef, milk fed veal, homemade pastas and ravioli. Our delicious desserts stray from traditional Italian, but for good reason as the crème brûlée, bread pudding and tiramisu are outstanding. We also have live jazz on Fridays & Saturdays. Private parties can be accommodated on or off site.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Munoz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful later night meal here this week. The service was outstanding and both our meals were excellent . Live piano music was relaxing and the overall experience made for a perfect night out. We will certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and enjoyable atmosphere; good service despite the full house

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vipBeachEsq
New York Area
228 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What to palazzo for a business luncheon. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent food. Attentive, friendly service. Nice choice of luncheon 3 course fixe prixe, specials and regular menu.

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dvc1091
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. We’ve been there a number of times and it is our “go to” restaurant. It is a great byob location with the added bonus of a piano player. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Love the menu selection and every dish was prepared perfectly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for years, always excellent. Food, service terrific. We drive 25 miles to dine here, and it is well worth it. Don't miss it.

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Debbie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palazzo has turned out to be my favorite restaurant in Montclair. What ever I order there is great. The waiters are the nicest. James could not be nicer. Always a great time when we go there.

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Chmiel
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for dinner on a Sunday night in November. The place had few diners at 7 p.m. and we considered that a plus for us. It was decorated very tastefully, maybe even classically. I ordered the octopus and fava bean appetizer—my wife declared it awesome! She had the lobster spaghetti, quite good, and I ordered the pork chop special—again, awesome! The chop was thick with a cherry sauce, resting on a bed of spinach, next to mashed potatoes with fried flaked pancetta. We shared a creme brûlée that was delicious. We would love to go back. Also, the way the restaurant is divided, you could imagine very easily having large parties in different areas of the room.

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GabrielL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with very courteous hosts and wait staff. The food is good staple Italian at reasonable prices. They have a select wine list, but you can BYO. Ambiance is pleasant. Book for a weekend night because it does get crowded.

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vipJIllyS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant .
Host is as welcoming as he is sophisticated .
Food is superb, piano playing in the background is so nice

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vipLetseat
New York Area
300 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s always good. Have eaten here many times. Great food and I love John our waiter.

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JerseyGirl07407
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the calamari. I had it as an appetizer and really could have ordered it again as my main course and dessert, it was tastier than any I have ever tried. My main course was veal and shrimp in a wine sauce. Which was very good as well. Dessert was a chocolate soufflé and coffee which was just enough to go home happy. Atmosphere is pleasant, staff attentive and knowledgable. A former co worker and I get together every month for dinner, this was our second visit and plan our 3rd for next month. Excellent food and service. The photo below is the calamari which I would have been happy with alone, next trip that's my appetizer again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. The atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. We could actually hear each other talk. One of my favorite restaurants in town.

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vipmadelinem
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going to Palazzo the staff are true professionals and the food is always excellent!

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vipFjason
Philadelphia
215 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing! But very overpriced! Had a groupon and would be only way I’d go back. Service was pretty poor! Very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as usual, waiters there when you need always attentive with some piano music for ambience

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vipKatV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was wonderful , we had the Tuna Tartar as a appetizer . It was delicious . Main courses were excellent , I had the halibut . I would highly recommend this restaurant only negative was that the wait staff seemed a little disorganized .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been there several times and we are never disappointed! It is becoming our favorite restaurant!

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dvc1091
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I along with family and friends have dined here on numerous occasions and have always been satisfied with the food, service etc. I will continue to dine at Palazzo. It is a great BYOB location.

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Sammy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Loved the specials, pumpkin ravioli and salad special. Service was spectacular. Nice ambiance with a piano player. Would definitely recommend it to others.

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NYCdiner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was delicious and the entire staff was friendly and attentive.

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daras
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was mediocre and service was very slow. The music was way too loud and not even close to jazz as advertised.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Great food. Great value and was able to make a reservation for the time that I needed.

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vipHSS1
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service. Piano provided nice background music. Matre'd James was warm and inviting.

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vip1njgal
New York Area
516 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant...great food.. excellent service. Piano music weekrndd...BYOB...will return soon.

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DavidW
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Somewhat disappointed; reviews I'd read were generally very positive. Food was only okay. We shared a grilled octopus appetizer that was well seasoned but tough. I had a swordfish special that was dry although tasty and my wife had lobster spaghetti which she found underwhelming. On the positive side, service was excellent. There was a piano player who was good, but pretty loud; would not recommend it as a place for quiet conversation. Unfortunately, not worth the 30 minute drive from home.

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vipJayG
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good! We were a party of 6 and we had a table at the rear of the restaurant - which is generally OK. But with it being warm, the AC had minimal impact and was warm. If you have a party this size and want something more comfortable, be sure to request a table in the first 3rd of the restaurant.

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Karen
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and very good food!

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leonaB
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very nice and friendly good Food
Panino playing could be just little softer...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, excellent live piano music that just makes the experience perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Spent a quiet rainy Monday evening in the middle of summer having great food and excellent service. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. I'd come here everyday if I coukd💕🍴

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vipJIllyS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first person you meet is the most important in an establishment of any size.

Walked in and we immediately felt welcomed and significant by a prominent gentlemen with a healthy mustache. Class Act.

Salads were fresh , motzerella cheese homemade .

I was impressed with being asked how I liked my salmon cooked. It was Devine. Salmon was awesome, it was flavorful and tender cooked just right.

I felt that the Veal Scalopini dish lacked luster and flavor.

Loved the piano playing...

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Impeccable service .. Staff pleasant ..

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vipShariB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palazzo is our family's go to restaurant. We have tried many of the entrees and loved them all. The staff is friendly and the parking garage is close.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It's not what it was say five years ago. It felt like a good candidate now for a Gordon Ramsey Kitchen Nightmare episode (i.e., pedestrian menu options, over-salted dishes, dated decor, less than vibrant wait staff). Some people love it, so we wish it well, but we're done.

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BethW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here many times and have never been disappointed - it was my daughter- in-law's birthday so we chose this restaurant because we know the food is consistently delicious and as always, it was.
Excellent food and service, very good value.
If you haven't been here you should try it!

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vipAvonguy
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you are a fan of bolognese sauce, this is the best I have had. Their Caesar salad also excellent! It is a byo, but if you forget a bottle, they do serve some wine---how, I don't know.

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NYCdiner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was exceedingly friendly. The food was superb. Two enthusiastic thumbs up.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth visit there , always great food and service at very reasonable prices

FAQs

Palazzo Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 746-6778.

Palazzo Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.