Pieros Restaurant

4.3
178 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays

Piero's is an elegant restaurant and banquet hall located in Union Beach, New Jersey on Route 36. We have 2 full service bars located on floors 1 and 2. We also have a large banquet room located on the second floor that accommodates parties up to 85 people with a lavishing dance floor that gives your guests plenty of room to enjoy themselves and allows for live entertainment.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Continental, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 2:00pm - 8:30pm,

Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm,

Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 2:00pm-11pm.
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Phone number
(732) 264-5222
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Piero Oriolo
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Private party facilities
A private party room available . Call for availability.
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Private party contact
Piero, James, Anna or Stephany: (732) 264-5222
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Catering
Half and full trays to go.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Patterson Ave
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Parking details
On site parking is available.
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Entertainment
Every Friday and Saturday nights Piero's has live entertainment. Please call for details (732) 264-5222.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 178 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Sat by the band they were good but to loud, should have been seated away from the band in the front room. The flank steak special was over cooked and our octopus flavor was good but not tender too chewy.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Food and service were quite good. Some items were a bit pricey but for good, authentic cuisine, this is the place to go in this area.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Would go repeatedly. Excellent menu choices and well prepared and presented dishes

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Had the calamari, it was too rubbery, hard to chew through. Had linguini with white clam sauce, tasty but way to much sauce, had to pour extra sauce into bowl. Husband had veal parm and that was good.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Not worthy of the 4.4 stars given in open table. The food was average at best. I ordered an angry lobster for $42 and it was one of the worst I've had. I also ordered the bacon wrapped scallops and they had a very fishy smell and the taste was awful. We were a table of 6 and all agreed the food ranged from disappointing to average at best. For the money, I definitely would not go back. There are plenty of other Italian restaurant's in the area that are much better. Having said that, the staff was very friendly and we enjoyed the live music.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Made reservations to celebrate my son and his fiance's birthdays, along with their engagement. We had six in our party, and I didn't initally feel our table wasn't suitable, but within minutes we were placed at a larger table. The service was impeccable, and our meal was exceptional. Our kids even asked when we would be able to return. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

While the food was very good, the lack of service and tight dining room will not make me rush to return. We were there for over 2 hours and did not even have dessert. We were there later on Easter but it was not busy with most people leaving. Not sure if there were staffing issues but it just felt like we were being ignored as we saw little of our waitress.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was just okay. It was expensive for the amount of food you received. I wouldn’t go back.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

First time there and we really enjoyed it. Food was delicious!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food and service were outstanding! Our only unpleasant issue was not with the restaurant. At a neighboring table, the occupants forgot their manners and class. My wife and I endured a whole meal of foul language and rude comments. Very disruptive to a special occasion!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Always great food and choices. We have been dining at Piero's for 25+ years and even after the shift in ownership a few years ago we still thoroughly enjoy the experience. Miss some of the previous waiters who were always very attentive and made the dining experience a delight. I must admit however, our most recent dinner was abit disappointing on the service level. Our food did not disappoint, but I would suggest the wait staff could use a vitamin C shot to pay better attention to the customer instead of congregating at the podium with the hostess. Having to wait to get their attention for another cocktail or grated cheese is not what you would normally expect, particularly at the high prices Piero's commands. Overall a great place to dine just don't be in a hurry.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Went to dinner for Valentines day. The food is good but the service was horrendous! The worst service I ever had experienced in a high priced restaurant. One waitress handling 30 tables and she could not keep up. Waited 30 minutes after ordering a bottle of wine waited long time for the appetizers, waited a ridiculous amount of time for the entree. Couldn't wait to leave we were miserable having to wait so long. It looked like none of the servers went to work that day! The place was dysfunctional and unorganized. Clearly the manager doesn't know what he is doing. I will never go there again. Very expensive and the agonizing wait ruined our Valentines Dinner. The place better make sure they have enough waiters/waitresses for the prices they charge. They were understaffed for Valentines Day dinner which is absurd.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had Valentines Day dinner here and it was awesome! Great environment (we were upstairs) and had a nice and relaxing dinner while listening to some nice background music. Also were given complimentary flowers and chocolate covered strawberries at the end of the date. 10/10!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

They had sent an email highlighting their special Valentine’s Day dinner. Chocolate covered strawberries, roses etc. We wound up sitting in a brightly lit banquet room and there was absolutely no events or indication that it was even Valentine’s Day. Very disappointed!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food and great service. Everything tastes fresh

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Had lunch with friends. Everyone's meal was served in a timely but not rushed manner.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice dining experience. The food was delicious- I had the pork chop which was outstanding, my husband had the veal Milanese and my daughter had the filet mignon - all very good. Our server Mary was very good. My only criticism is that it’s a bit pricey and it’s not a BYOB. Otherwise, would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great staff and good place to hang out with friends. Food is outstanding! You can actually have a conversation and hear it.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My wife and I used to have dinner at Pieros once a month for a few years when first married.

Went back with our 16/14/10 year old kids Saturday night.

Meals and appetizers want from adequate to very good. Traditional Chicken Parmigiana was very good. Gnocchi and the linguini with red clam sauce were just ok.

Calamari was just as I remembered it from many years ago. Light and tender.

Deserts ( Italian Cheesecake) was interesting with espresso and cinnamon flavor. Creme Brûlée was Fair. The dipped ice cream dessert was really tasty.

Our server was pretty good. The time between courses was a bit lengthy. 7 pm dinner was a little more than two hours.

The entertainment was a trio, two guitarists and a gal singer. We were seated pretty much right next to them. They were a bit loud and conversation over a round table of five was somewhat strained.

I was pleased to be back. My wife was less enthusiastic about our dinner.

Three ish stars.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We have lived in the area for over 20 years. Many times we have driven past Piero's and said that we should try it. Well that time finally arrived this past weekend.

We arrived for your reservation and found that the restaurant was surprisingly empty for a Sunday evening. We started with two appetizers; Calabrese & Goat Cheese Arancini. Both were large enough to share between the four of us. The Calabrese was similar to a small antipasto and the arancini were exactly what we expected. For our entrees we ordered; Lasagna, Veal Saltimbocca, Veal Milanese, and Pan Roasted Chicken. I also had a very nicely done Caesar salad with anchovies and a side of pappardelle with bolognese. All of our meals were perfectly spiced and excellently prepared. The desserts were a bit of a disappointment. The portions were large but the desserts tasted manufactured not created on site. My wife and I shared the cheesecake cone, our daughter had the Italian Cheesecake, and her friend had Tiramisu. We would not recommend the desserts.

But all in all, we had a very nice evening and are looking forward to dining at Piero's again in the near future.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was really good. Waitress was and staff were really good

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was amazing. Service was terrific. Very nice ambience.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always excellent here.. Service on NYE was a bit touch and go but they were short staffed.. normally when you are downstairs service is first rate.. we were placed upstairs and unfortunately they were short staffed.. that said, our waiter was a great guy, and we felt bad, as it was his 2nd day on the job.. also the chef upstairs made an extra effort to help out, and even went back to the kitchen to make my little one his favorite lava cake which they thought they were out of.. all in all we will keep coming back, as their food is amazing.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We haven’t been there for a Couple of years due to lack of gluten free options (my wife and I are allergic). I called in advance and spoke with Mike the chef and he told me about what options they had available. We made reservations for New Year’s Eve and the food was excellent. The server was patient with us and very helpful. They were accommodating with adapting menu items to make sure they were made gluten free. We had a great time and we will definitely return soon!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for an early New Year's Eve dinner. I tried to get 6 p.m. reservations but there were only slots for 5:45 p.m. When confirming the reservation we were asked if both in our party could climb the stairs - to which we answered yes. Once there, I wish we hadn't because the upstairs room was lacking atmosphere for a dinner restaurant (fine for a private party). The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was very good at first, but by the time we were finishing, the room had filled up completely and our waiter was over-worked. It was hard to get his attention by that time and we ended up having to cancel our dessert order because it was taking too long and we had to be somewhere else. I would definitely try this restaurant again, but not for a holiday dinner.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We were at Piero's for Christmas Eve dinner. They had a regular menu in addition to specials. We ordered the 7 Fishes (cod, shrimp, calamari, clams, mussels, lobster and octopus). It was served in a light red sauce over pasta and was wonderful. Reasonably priced too.
Our reservation was for 5pm. By the time we left it was close to 7pm and the place was full!

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Beautiful restaurant great food nice holiday decorations and music. Very enjoyable.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was ok, but dishes took 45 minutes to come out. There were only 4 tables eating in the restaurant.

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Upstairs due to party downstairs. There was live entertainment which was too loud for the space, made conversation impossible. Service left much to be desired. Entrees arrived before we had place settings....had to wait and watch the food get cold.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant, everyone in our party said they couldn't wait to return! The service was friendly and knowledgeable,helping with suggestions. We had a fun time and we were probably the nosiest table in the restaurant just because we were having such a good time. The appetizers came quick,were the right temperature and did not disappoint. All the entrees were consumed with smiles all around. I ordered the filet mignon medium and it was a perfect medium and the cut was NOT butterflied and I appreciated that. Go and see for yourself,you can thank me later. P.S. some other reviewer said the Bolognese was salty? Not the night we were there,it was delicious.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Went there for a 70th birthday party. We have 7 people while the party next to us had 18 people. The restaurant had no problem handling the multiple parties and the other patrons. Food was excellent. The servers ere great!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

My Husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal, which was served without pressure. The staff is very friendly. Our waitress even anticipated my husband must have condiment: Red Pepper Flakes! Definitely, we will be returning soon.

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3.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was very good and cooked like we wanted it. The only bad thing I could say about it was a large bug crawling around the window. Service was ok but it seemed that at times she really only half-listened to what we had said. Overall, good place to dine.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was delicious. Our waiter was courteous and knowledgeable. Hostess and serve staff were extremely friendly and made sure everything was good with us.
Overall, a very good experience

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2.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Third time in this restaurant. First two were great. Last time , few days ago, it was terrible. We both got sick. Quality has gone downhill unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Never disappointed! The food is always fresh, the server always attentive and we never feel rushed. We have been coming here for more than 10 years.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Ask d for Olive oil to dip the bread. Don’t know what we were given, it was not olive oil and brought it in a soup bowl. Den it back and the waitress apologized said the other server gave us the wrong thing. Replaced it with Olive Oil. Two people ordered pappadelle with meat sauce and one ordered Veal Parmigiana ALL WERE TOO SALTY!!! 4 ordered cappuccino, not very good, served without teaspoons and no sugar on the table. Also, I was a waitress in my day and trained the staff for the Hilton Corporation. When a group of people order drinks let’s say 6 drinks and ice on the side. We would place all 6 drinks on a TRAY with the glass of ice and cocktail napkins to be placed under each drink . Why do your servers bring one or two drinks first.? Then two more, then go back again and bring two more and go back EVEN again to get the ice! She could have made ONE TRIP and everyone gets their drinks together. A TRAY is the answer AND cocktail napkins should always be placed under ANY DRINK to avoid condensation or anything dripping on the customer. It’s one thing if it’s a Fast Food Restaurant but fine dining should served like Fine Dining. You are not the only restaurant who has given up what creates fine dining. Many have and it’s a shame. But the ONE DRINK CARRIED OVER AT A TIME IS SIMPLY A WASTE OF TIME AND FOOTSTEPS.
In the business my entire life from server to bartender, to trainer to owning my own restaurant and Catering Hall.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place, great food, great service. I pass by all the time with the thought “we should try that place”. This time I did. Highly recommend. I woukd go back for sure

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3.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Food was quite good and the service was also very good. Overall, it is a bit expensive so we do not go there regularly.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

the fresh pasta was excellent as well as the goat cheese stuffed risotto ball. The martini was nice and perfectly chilled.

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