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About Palazzo Restaurant

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.

11 South Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Bloomfield Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(973) 746-6778

Website:
http://www.palazzonj.com/

Entertainment:
Live jazz on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Catering:
On and off-site catering is available.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available, as is a public parking garage across the street.

Executive Chef:
John Giglio

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.

Private Party Contact:
John or Jim: (973) 746-6778

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Palazzo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Casual (13)
Special Occasion (11)
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Live Music (10)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Live Music, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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 .

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

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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·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Live Music, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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

Great menu and very good food!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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...

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food! Impeccable service .. Staff pleasant ..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

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

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Palazzo has excellent food, service and ambiance. I really like that they will customize the menu items, if you don't see exactly what you want (e.g. roast potatoes, instead of mashed potatoes).

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The pasta was prepared perfectly; al dente. The vegetables were also cooked well; not mushy. The service was friendly and attentive. Sorry, too full for dessert, so can't comment!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Everything was very good
The Maitre'd was exceptional
Only 'complaint' was that the piano player's volume should be lower as it sometimes intruded on the conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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