Dominic's Italian Restaurant

4.3
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22 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
What 22 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.0
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KathyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAnnieP
New York Area
22 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
2 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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marab
New York Area
3 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
21 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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mismac
New York Area
37 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Not our first time here but this visit was awful. We arrived at 5:30pm so our children would be eating at a decent hour we thought. Despite putting our order in at 5:45pm We didn’t get our appetizer until 6:20pm.
Our dinner didn’t arrive until 6:55pm! We waited over an hour for our meal and by that time my young children were starving.
Our waiter was difficult to get hold of and there was no apology about such a delay. I’m very disappointed and I won’t be returning especially to celebrate a birthday again.

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FranA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is a great place to relax and enjoy good Italian food with lots of menu choices.

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 4.3 stars by 22 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.