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Palazzo Restaurant

455 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Romantic (7)
  • Live Music (6)
  • Good for Anniversaries (6)

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm,

Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 1:30pm - 9:00pm,

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm,

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(973) 746-6778
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Giglio
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Private party facilities
Palazzo offers a fresh take on skillfully prepared Italian & world cuisine. The atmosphere is stylish and sophisticated yet warm and relaxed. Whether it be graduation, birthday party, family gathering or office function, Palazzo specializes in private parties both on and off premises.
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Private party contact
John or Jim: (973) 746-6778
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On and off-site catering is available.
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Cross street
Bloomfield Ave
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Parking details
Street parking is available, as is a public parking garage across the street.
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Live jazz on Friday & Saturday evenings.
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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timetogether (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

i had the black linguini . it was all I could hope for . The clams , mussels , shrimp and calamari were all cooked to perfection . My wife who is less adventuresome had the Rigatoni Bolognese which was very pleasant . The touch of cream made it rich but smooth .These are dishes that we will order again .

vipJSP2GV (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Good piano music but hard to hear. Service was well-done.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Terrific meal and BYOB. We (4 of us) were looking for a BYOB restaurant that we hadn't been to before and Palazzo was a great find. We were greated immediately and everyone was friendly and attentive. They asked if we were going to the theater nearby and when we said no they were thrilled that they were our choice. We were treated to a very nice dining experience with no rush to leave. The food was terrific. The Acorn squash soup and portabello mushroom appetizers were the best apps. We enjoyed the duck, branzino, tuna special and pasta bolognese entrees. Definitely a return trip in our future.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

I enjoyed the atmosphere which is quietly entertaining and not rushed and intrusive. While my mother loved her meal. I was a bit disappointed in the spaghetti lobster, which could have used more flavoring, i.e. garlic, sun dried tomatoes and even a smidgen of marinara sauce. The crab cake salad was delicious!

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2017

Excellent service, piano bar, great food!

DavidMaplewoodNJ (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2017

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.

vipKimball (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

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.

vipoldtimer (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

We always enjoy the food and service. Will return again.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

Sub-par food and the piano playing in the center of the restaurant was much too loud and distracting.

vipRobert (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

Very good restaurant. I believe it is under new management and service and food have improved.

MarkR (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Love this place! Great staff, amazing food, and always a good time! One of the best BYOB restaurants in Montclair!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

Enjoyed the piano player, Betty

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

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.