Pieros Restaurant

4.4
188 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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 188 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RF
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Piero’s was one of our favorite places but no longer. The service was slow - drinks were good but came out one at a time. Menu selection was limited and priced high for the quality. There was no salad served with any of the entrees. Only one dish out of four was prepared correctly & enjoyed. Pasta dishes were very salty.

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service friendly service great for dinner

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CT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is fantastic, can’t wait to go back. Worth every penny

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MP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As usual food was very good and the service was friendly and professional. We will visit again and you should too.

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BP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazingly good food. If you are in the area don't overlook this one. Might not look like much on the outside but you will be happy inside!

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G
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Jessie. Great food. Nice atmosphere. Quiet.

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MP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent; nicely prepared and presented. The only issue we had was the temperature. The place was a bit cold for pur liking.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The veal was a little salty, but otherwise ok. The low point was when I asked the hostess to please reduce the music volume so we could converse in a normal tone. She lied to us , saying she wasn't authorized to do that. Only the manager could do that, and she is not here. I later asked one of the servers to reduce the volume a bit, and she cheerfully did so.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a most delightful meal at Piero's to celebrate a birthday. My pasta bolognese was the best I've ever had and my sister-in-law raved about the pasta with red clam sauce. Our server, whose name I did not get, was charming. Perhaps I should just say that the guy in the turquoise earrings did a wonderful job for us. Many thanks.

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My meal was outstanding. Started with the bacon wrapped scallops and main was the eggplant tower. The 2 with me weren’t happy with their meals. They had the clams oregenata. Both claimed they were dry. They didn’t like their entrees either.

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OT
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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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MP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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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RF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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LL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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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JD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations to celebrate our 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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KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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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f
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

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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RD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

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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RR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

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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G
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service. Everything tastes fresh

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EL
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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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FD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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V
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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GJ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

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

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P
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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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e
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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