Dominic's Italian Restaurant

4.1
42 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Dominic's Italian Restaurant opened their doors for business in 1985. Dominic's specialty is our Southern Neapolitan cuisine. In our Dining Room and Hall, we will provide you with quality service and meals that are rich in flavor. You can enjoy an intimate table for two, or host a larger gathering of up to 100 or more. Regardless of your dining requirements, our goal is to ensure your experience is superior. Since this is a BYOB restaurant located in Avenel, NJ, don't forget the wine! Secure your event in our dining hall for special occasions, business luncheons, and networking events. Also, be sure to check out our catering menu! To keep updated on our live music events, specials, menus, and to sign up for your free birthday dinner visit: dominics-italian.com Frank and the crew are here for you to provide you with the ultimate in dining experiences!
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Caprice
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dinner at Domenic’s we have been customers for 33 years!! Still gives a Salad with dinner and bread !!! ♥️♥️♥️

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DeborahK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food,service and atmosphere were good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Anniversary

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vipBiztravlr
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

First time dining here although I’ve driven by the restaurant many times Viewed the menu online It offered a wide assortment of interesting dishes We had the lemon calamari, sea bass oreganato and shrimp with mushrooms in a cream sauce Each was delicious. Well done chef .
Ricotta cheesecake dessert exceeded expectation
Service initially was very good but lagged at the end when we ordered an additional meal to go

We’ll be back … looking forward to trying other starters and entrees

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Christine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Since Covid, price increased dramatically. They no longer take Entertainment Book coupons. Bring cash as they now also charge 3.5% extra if you use a credit card. Given a choice, Dominics would be my last choice.

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Stifpusher
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish they would re institute the early bird specials up until 5 PM not at 4 PM!

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MariannF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the staff was so accommodating and it was extremely reasonable

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SusanF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and ambience!!
Prices are so reasonable for everything!!

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AKor
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and a terrific meal at Dominic’s

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food

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JenniferC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Dominics and we enjoyed the experience. Parking was not clear at first (it’s behind the building to its right) but plenty of street parking. It was a quiet evening, waitress was very attentive and helpful. Courses were spaced out appropriately and we did not feel rushed at all. Loved my lobster ravioli & family had plenty of leftovers 😬
Would definitely return.

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tonyc
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was good

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Maria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the food was amazing. Keep up the awesome work.

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BarryO
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast service. We were not rushed as salad, appetizers, entrees and dessert we're spaced out so it was an enjoyable experience. Have always had a good dining experience at Dominica.

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princess
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I found the restaurant by chance and we were very happ. The food was great and the service was great

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vipJohnQ
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent!

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Lisa
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good,,,service was very good...would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have never been to Dominic’s before and simply chose it because of location and other reviews. They accepted a reservation for our group so that made it easier too. Our group was seated immediately and the staff was extremely attentive to us the whole time. We never had to ask for anything because they were constantly checking on us throughout the meal. Everything was delicious from the tripe, hot appetizer, cold appetizer and clams oreganata to the dinners of chicken parmigiana, seafood risotto, osso bucca, lobster tails & seafood pasta. We also enjoyed many desserts. I would highly recommend this gem we found!

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Beth72376
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Servers were very unfriendly and the food was very bland and just thrown on a plate.

Used to be good I don’t know what happened. They need better chefs. Will not be returning

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Bens
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food was average restaurant needs to be remodeled very old and dirty carpet

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice outdoor seating, good value... We will definitely return.

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vipAnnieF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The restaurant itself was drab and dull; definitely in need of an update. The handwritten poster board on the wall in the dining room didn't help!
The waitress was incredibly rude which made our dining experience extremely unpleasant. She barely spoke to us and it certainly didn't go unnoticed that our table was the only table she chose NOT to pour the water for. She literally dropped the plastic water pitcher on our table, spilling a large puddle of it and simply walked away. When we asked for a to-go container she actually looked at us like we were speaking in an alien language!! The only time she actually had a small conversation with us is when she brought us our bill! Too late!!!

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DAVEV
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Dominic's Restaurant for 19 years. We celebrate all our families special occasions. The food is always delicious and the service is amazing. Dominic's is not just a restaurant, it feels like home.

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EileenS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for years, and have always been very happy with the food and the service. So have the guests that we have brought with us.

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ACDC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food at a reasonable price, with excellent service.

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PhyllisO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent definitely going back

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Joeiref
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went to dinner with 2 co-workers. Food was very good, just not exceptional. Portion sized were perfect and great value for the $. I was disappointed in the quality of service. Very "robot like" service with no personality. Felt like we were just a number in the establishment. Took a long time to get our check. Overall I' still rate them very good, but they should work on the service aspect.

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vipmarab
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

What an experience and not in a good way! We went there for my husbands birthday and don’t plan on returning! Besides the mediocre food and service, there was someone using a drill which we were subjected to during our dining. For a place with $18 entrees, the tiny piece of Chilean sea bass on the fish special was seriously overpriced at $31. Daily specials should be marked with pricing like all other entrees.

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Cecilia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal .. would recommend it to anyone.

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ACDC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good basic Italian food. Came for the carpaccio but it was not on the holiday menu. Later found out it was one of the specials that night. Would have liked to hear the specials when we ordered but service and food was still good.

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Ariesgirl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers. This is such an authentic Italian restaurant. As an authentic Italian myself, I am extremely critical about Italian restaurants. I have no criticism of Dominic’s. We will continue to go there whenever we visit our daughter in NJ. The food is delicious, the portions are more than generous, the service is excellent, although the waiters could smile more, and you can bring your own wine! No negatives!

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RalphS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorite restaurants
excellent food
great service
top shelf operation

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FranciscoV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had dinner for 8 but the service was just as good as it could have been with a smaller party. Food was great and we were not rushed to leave so could stay and talk and finish our wine (byob). All in all a very enjoyable night!

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PatH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the best Italian restaurant I've eaten at. My friends and I go there for special occasions.

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JerseyGirl246
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great local restaurant; consistent food and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent , service was very good , food was reasonably priced not too expensive

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JoAnnP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a mini HS gathering of about 22, Martha was wonderful in every aspect.
Food was delicious, great time by all. Thank you!

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jamesh
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been to Dominics at least 4 times and we have never had a bad experience. The food is very good and the service is friendly, fast, and accurate. We especially enjoy the specials and the early bird menu. Even though it takes about an hour to travel there we will continue to go as well as meet people there for a very good dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was great

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vipDomC
Tampa
58 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dominic’s is very good Ristoronte and had an wonderful experience. The food is very reasonably priced and portion are properly size. Service is very professional and the owner is always gives us an warm hello. We will returning to Dominic’s in the near future.

FAQs

Dominic's Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 726-3355.

Dominic's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.