I came here expecting a nice meal based on the reviews I read on a few sites. The space is very nice, easy to get to and plenty of near by parking. The decor is nice and the staff from hostess, bus boy to waiter were all excellent. My only complaint was that my food was very salty. I had black been soup which was on the salty side. I had salmon over risotto with scrimp but the salmon was too salty. I only eat half and did not take the other half home. The good thing was that my date's meal was very good. She has a lobster/crab bisque and a veal which were excellent. Dessert Tiramisu was also excellent. I'm going to give the place another chance. Question it was a Monday was the chef off and someone else cooked? Price was right also and BYOB.
The food and service were very good. However, Saturday night is not the best night to get together with friends to catch up, because the noise level is LOUD. The live pianist doesn't help, though she was very good. The pianist should be off to the side, not in the center of the restaurant. Everyone was forced to speak over the music, so everyone was speaking much louder to be heard.
We always enjoy the food and service. Will return again.
Sub-par food and the piano playing in the center of the restaurant was much too loud and distracting.
This is one of our favorite restaurants and they never disappoint us. We have been going here for 8 years and it is always good.
Very good restaurant. I believe it is under new management and service and food have improved.
This was my first time dining here and the experience was fantastic! The food was excellent, service was stellar and they had a piano player made the whole experience that much better. I would definitely come back here. It is also easily accessible to the local parking garage so you don't have to stress about parking far from this location. I would definitely return to this restaurant.
Love this place! Great staff, amazing food, and always a good time! One of the best BYOB restaurants in Montclair!
Enjoyed the piano player, Betty
Have reviewed Palazzos many times over the last few years. Have never had an even "just ok" experience. Always great food, wait staff, host. Will continue dining there whenever we can.
Had a great office holiday celebration! Staff and food were excellent! Thank you
Wonderful meeting friends at this gem! Good food, good service and a piano player added to the ambiance as we waited at the bar!!
You can never go wrong at Palazzo. Always friendly with good service and live music (piano) on the weekends. Never had a bad meal there.
Excellent food, live piano, attentive service, great atmosphere, convenient location, and superb menu.
Always terrific. Have dined here for several years and never less than great. Service, food, staff - all top notch. BYOB. Especially nice in good weather, since Montclair is a walking town with lots to see. Highly recommend.
Food, service and ambiance all excellent. My branzini and my wife's duck were both prepared very well. Very friendly and pleasant staff, but very professional too.
Always has been a good Montclair restaurant with very attentive service and updated menu selections. It would be good for any occasion.
Palazzo remains a favorite for lunch, dinner and special gatherings. The food is prepared creatively but with tradition in mind, always tasty and soothing. The waiters and waitresses, warm and accommodating, reflect a sincerity to please. And entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights is an additional sweet dessert!
Great food and atmosphere along with an attentive staff. I've eaten here a few times and will be back. Great BYOB restaurant
We've eaten here numerous times. The food has consistently been excellent and the prices are reasonable. Last time the service was a little inattentive which is quite unusual. Could have just been an off night for the waiter. Otherwise, I would highly recommend Palazzo to anyone looking for a delicious meal at a good price. By the way, it's a BYOB.
Went with close friends prior to seeing a show at the Wellmont Theatre. For anyone not familiar with the area, parking is a consideration so get there plenty of time in advance especially during prime time (when the restaurant called to confirm the reservation they even impressed this upon me). First off I love the fact that this is a BYOB as I supplied the wine. The restaurant is small so some may feel cramped whereas I felt it had more of a cozy feel. Our server was excellent and I appreciated the fact that she asked us if we were going to the show and what time we wanted to leave. The food was enjoyable, although not memorable, but this evening was more about being with friends and that was memorable! I would go back.
The food choices were excellent. The customer service was delightful. The staff were friendly and very cordial. Made us feel at home.
This is one of my favorite places to visit with a business guest. It's very quiet and has excellent decor and milieu. The restaurant is also very accommodating for special cuisine requests. Highly recommend.
A nice comfortable restaurant with good food and excellendt desserts
I have been there several times and always enjoyed it. I went for my birthday and had a special that I was very disappointed. The strip steak was so very tough. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal and the service was great as always. I just picked the wrong thing.
Service was poor and the waitress had to many tables. Salmon was dry and the veal chop was a little overdone and the rissotto was under done. disappointing!
We have been here several times and have always enjoyed our meal.
Great service & great food.
Nice quiet dinner for a good value. Went on a Monday night before the show. It is one of the older Italian restaurants, so it was not crowded as it is not trendy. However, this was pleasant as it was quiet and the food was good. Compared to some of the other places in Montclair, this is a good place to get good food for a good price!!!
Host was very friendly and we were seated right on time- Saturday night.
The food preparation and presentation was great. Roasted Duck was fabulous
We traveled to this area from MA for parents weekend at Montclair State. The place is quant and comfortable. The service was outstanding. The help exceeded our expectations. The hostess went out of her way to make our evening memorable. The desserts were outstanding.
Look forward to my next trip back to NJ to dine with these people again. Thank you!
This was a great place for dinner before a show at the Wellmont Theatre!
Delighted with my pick. We were seeing a show in town and had a long drive to get to the restaurant and the food and service didn't disappoint. The veal and the monk fish were both great choices. If we ever go to a show again we'd definitely return.
The app (burrata and tomatoes) and entrees were very good, as was the overall ambiance (decor and piano playing) and the maitre d, but the waitress was atrocious. She just asked, "Are you ready to order?" not asking if we wanted to hear about the specials. Thank god for the very kind, accommodating maitre d, who refilled our prosecco and stopped to chat, asking us how everything was. He was great, and a major reason why we overlooked the waitress's poor service!
I've eaten at Palazzo a few times now and will definitely be back. The service and food are great. Selection is good and there are always specials. There is a piano player on the weekends. It is also a BYOB restaurant which is even better. Highly recommend!
The entire experience was great. We were welcomed warmly, and our waiter was great. He was friendly, informative and humorous. The food was great; we had no leftovers. All in all, a great experience and we'd go back in a heartbeat.
We dine out frequently but have never been to Palazzo's. This was our first experience and we found the food delicious (two of us had the pork chop). The salad I believe it was called "autumn" salad was excellent. It's a bring your own which is an extra perk. We highly recommend Palazoo's and will return shortly.
I had their today's special of Pumpkin Ravioli and it was delicious!! I would definitely recommend you to try this dish but its a very small portion. I'm rarely disappointed with the menu items chosen. I have to come on Friday to see what their live music event is like.
As usual, my dining experience was exceptionally excellent! I love that they make the zucchini cakes at my request. It's a delicious former menu item and I'm hoping it will return back on the menu. Along with the zucchini cakes, I had their delicious salad that consist of feta cheese, walnuts, raisins, arugula lettuce, and it was very good. I love the portions because you don't feel overly stuffed. Love the place is quiet and favorite seating available upon request. Love the waiters and hostess. They are very friendly and accommodate with ease.