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About Due Mari

Due Mari is an authentic modern Italian restaurant featuring cuisine from award winning Chef & Owner Michael White. Due Mari presents an atmosphere of comfort, while providing outstanding food, a wide variety of wines to pair, and service that is passionate, attentive, and knowledgeable. With hand-crafted pasta, and fresh and seasonal ingredients, Due Mari takes pride in offering a true fine dining experience in a comfortable casual setting.

78-80 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday - 11:30 am to 2:45 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday - 3:00 pm to 9 pm
Dinner: Thursday - Friday - 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dinner: Saturday - 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Cross Street:
Neilson St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 296-1600

Website:
http://www.duemarinj.com/

Catering:
Yes

Parking Details:
Parking deck available on Church Street and at the Hyatt Hotel on Neilsen St.

Public Transit:
New Jersey transit - Train (NE Corridor) and bus

Executive Chef:
Chef Owner: Michael White & Executive Chef: Bill Dorrler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sat 8:45PM - 10:30PM

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Due Mari Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

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4.1

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
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Good for Groups (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (7)
Casual (6)
Seasonal (5)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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Quick Bite (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very nice Sunday dinner after the Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra concert at the State Theater. Salads are large and fresh. 1/2 portion of Ravioli, a pre dinner drink and a glass of wine. Delicious and reasonable. Excellent service as well.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was cold
They forgot to bring birthday cake
Very disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We like Michael White restaurants, especially the Italian ones. Due Mari is nice for a pre-theater meal. The staff is attentive .My husband had the 4 course prix fixe - romana salad, gnocci, brodetto and sorbet, which he loved. I had a poached pear salad which was dressed nicely, and my main was halibut, made gluten free for me - very good.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

A lovely place all around. The staff made us feel very welcome, and the food was delicious and interesting. For example, the squash soup had 4 rolled pickled squash ribbons standing in the bowl. The waiter poured the soup over the ribbons at the table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We use to love this restaurant. We went on a Sunday. On Sundays, drinks at the bar are half-price. We decided to have a glass of Prosecco. It should have been $6.00 a glass. When our bill arrived we noticed we were charged $12.00 a glass. We ordered a bottle of wine which arrived after we had finished our appetizers. Unacceptable. My gnocchi, although very good, arrived lukewarm. My entrée, Brodetto, which is a fish stew, had cold fish. They came and poured hot broth over it but it didn't help very much. I think a restaurant of this caliber should be serving hot food. At least heat the plates. We will not return, which is disappointing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Due Marie is always excellent, never disappoints. For a jaded New Yorker I’m always relieved knowing Michael White brings his magic to New Brunswick, NJ not just the city.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Overall great experience, the only complaint I have is that the chicken was dry

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Outstanding food and service (compliments to Raymond), interesting combinations of flavors. A bit pricey, but worth it for special occasions or business expense accounts.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Continues to offer excellent food.
Disappointed that at 6:30 PM, the pasta I chose was no longer available.
After the first course, they set up a table behind me that was so close that multiple servers and guests bumped into me.
Despite the shortcomings we enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were seated at a private table with access to windows which allowed us to watch people passing by. The service was fine and our meal nicely presented. Our only complaint was that we were asked multiple times if this was a special occasion and each time, we answered yes,so we presumed they would acknowledge it, however, that did not happen. Disappointing end .

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The experience was marred when our server dropped my date’s entree next to her seat, which stained her pocketbook. The manager was very apologetic, and I expected some accommodation on the bill, but that did not happen. Otherwise, our food was fine and I will go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was excellent and the bar menu was very creative. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and drinks. Expensive like a good NYC restaurant; but it felt like I was in NY. Highly recommend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Just love this place. The food is never anything short of delicious, no matter what we order, whether it is seafood or pasta or veal, etc. Only complaint is it can be loud from time to time...we were in the lounge area once and there was a singer which didn't seem necessary. Literally the only bad thing I can say. The food is on point every single time. Will keep coming back each time I'm in the area. Wish I lived closer!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

awesome restaurant and tasty food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I like this place. This is out third time there.

Maybe I have forgotten about the past two visits, but the menu seemed a bit limited this time. Not sure way.

The food is always good and the service is excellent (we had a special request for two extra chairs for friends that just dropped in for a drink) and they were able to accomodate us easily.

Wine list is good (not outstanding if you're a wine person) with some different selections. We ordered a pinot bianco (which is not common) and it was very good.

I would go back and recommend, as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The meals were excellent, very tasty. The service was timely and the servers were very friendly and helpful. Overall, the meal was a great success!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food and service are always great at Due Mari. I like coming here for a splurge with my friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Quite good food; surprisingly fine choice for Rutgers area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

They have great wine!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Have been here several times over the years. Always a special occasion as we meet friends and family here. Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent value, food and service great exceeded expectations!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were there for lunch on Saturday, however, there was only a Brunch menu....disappointing

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food, wonderful service. As previously, the vocalist overwhelmed table conversation. She is not on the Broadway stage.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I worked with the restaurant ahead of time to plan my father’s 85th birthday and they made it such a memorable experience! We had the perfect table, special printed cards in our napkins, and custom printed menus to take home! I would highly recommend any special occasion there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wonderful!! Definitely will go again soon!!! Loved the bar and the bartenders were excellent. Food was amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food and service were very good. A bit overpriced.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Due Mari was a great experience. Service was excellent even though dinner was served slow due to some large dinner parties.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Server was poor, had no discretion or sense of urgency on a non busy night. Made errors throughout. Poured wine to push consumption. Constantly bothered and interrupted by server and bussers inattention when pouring or serving. One of my clients was speaking to the table and was literally interrupted by busser "would you like more water sir?" Ordered moderately and paid $700 of which $100 was a begrudged tip

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very pleasantly surprised by this restaurant The menu was derverse and interesting. When one of my friends had a problem it was taken care of immediately. The food was great and enjoyed by all We will definitely return

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very good, interesting food. Service was disorganized and some of the servers seem new or not fully trained. There were only 3 other tables in the place and it took over 15 minutes to get our first glass of wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The bones of this restaurant are good. They promote a fine dining experience and inexperienced staff greatly lessens the experience. First server had a problem understanding basic cocktails. But when served they were very good. Server pushed the 4 course offering (probably a good value if you eat that much) but we ordered a full pasta to split. it was great, server was completely inept with my wine. Didn't know what Amaraone was, finally brought the wine to present it. Left the table to get it uncorked. Returned to pour spilled it on the table and outside of the glass, I cleaned it up and had to ask for a new napkin. Not good. I ordered the swordfish my companion the filet. Both served and filet under cooked. They took it back to complete the cooking while mine sat to get cold for 15 minutes. His properly cooked filet phenomenal. My Swordfish cold and a little fishy. Server never checked. The home made doughnuts also were great, kudos to the pastry chef. Not sure if I would return as there are several good Italian restaurants in New Brunswick, when you spend over $300 for dinner for two it should be flawless.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Horrible service - waiter forgot to submit our order. About 30 minutes later, our entrees arrived; scallops weren't all that great... have had better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This was the first time my wife and I ate at this restaurant. We usually eat in New York. We were surprised that this restaurant delivered extremely good food with outstanding service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food was exceptional. We did the pre-fix and the portions sizes were big. We were full by the 2nd dish. The lamb chops were delicious and don't skip the dessert. It was absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We liked Due Mari so much we went there two nights in a row, bringing a friend the second night. High ceilings, soft lighting and sound absorbing ceiling panels give Due Mari a personal space even when the dining room is crowded. My wife and I sat across from each other on a busy Saturday night, never had to raise our voices to be heard. Food was excellent, beginning with the warm, crusty foccacia and tart olive oil for dipping. The barbabietolia salad featured fresh beets, peaches and got cheese and disappeared quickly. The branzino sea bass was perfectly cooked with fresh seasoned vegetables and the seafood risotto was fresh, piping hot and full of shellfish. But the piece de resistance was the tiramisu, covered in dark chocolate with crunchy caramelized bits and vanilla ice cream. Truly perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had brunch here on weekend. Food taste very average, nothing impressive. Friend and I both had stomach pain 1 hr after the meal indicating poor quality sea food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Fresh, imaginative, perfectly prepared. The wait staff are really gregarious and attentive

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Hostess was friendly and efficient, wait staff was attentive, drinks were outstanding, appetizer arrived quickly and was amazing, house-made pasta was great. We highly recommend Due Mari.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We spilt the fried squash blossoms, which were delicious. Then pasta for each of us, done perfectly. We had excellent wines from the coravin. Mario was very helpful in helping obtain a bottle of the Ben Rye.

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