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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.
Montclair, NJ 07042
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live jazz on Friday & Saturday evenings.
On and off-site catering is available.
Street parking is available, as is a public parking garage across the street.
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
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Palazzo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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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