Gargiulos Tinton Falls

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$31 to $50
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Italian
After serving classic Neapolitan Cuisine for over 50 years in Brooklyn, three generations later, the Russo family has decided to bring the Gargiulo’s to Tinton Falls, New Jersey! Bringing along the food you love, the family traditions you cherish, and new memories that will last a lifetime – all without having to cross two bridges!’
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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was in need of seasoning, everything needed salt. The wine list was overpriced. Definitely not a $200 meal for two people. There are so many excellent restaurants in Monmouth County this is not one. Lubrano‘s in Wall far exceeds the food and the value here. Not somewhere I am anxious to go again.

DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our abji

JL
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent and server was great. We will def return.

MM
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly owners and great service.

KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was overcharged for drinks and when brought to the attention of the owner, we were given attitude. I just wanted to see the refund which they wouldn’t give us! Working in customer service, I know how important it is to provide good customer service and they don’t have it! Close to a $400 bill and just ok food with bad customer service I can safely say I will NEVER be back! Ciao

JD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

There were some great dishes and some were ok.
My side of pasta was cold.
I will try it again.

MM
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So happy to have Gargulio’s from Coney Island here in Tinton Falls! It was a terrific dinner

MH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard so much about Gargiulos in Brooklyn. Pleasantly surprised in Tinton Falls restaurant. The sauces were light, tasty and not salty something we look for when we dine out. Portions were good size. Staff was friendly and accommodating. 👍

CC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable dining with excellent food and service. Good variety on the menu with an excellent wine list. My second visit and will definitely go back with friends.

G
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were concerned that Gargiulos of Tinton Falls would pale in comparison to the original. We were not disappointed it’s true that Coney Island has history having been in its location for years the new location has its own ambiance and will bring its own history. Looking forward to many more meals

SS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Sorry but our food was not good at all. Chicken Parm didn't seem fresh and was near inedible. The sauce on this dish looked and tasted exactly like ketchup! The rest of the dishes (chicken scarp and chicken w artichokes) had little to no flavor. Lamb chops were OK. Salad was bland and fresh peppers and mutz also very bland. Ironing the bugs out of a new restaurant is understandable but this place is allegedly owned by a 3rd generation restauranteur! How they survived in Brooklyn with this chicken parm with a ketchup like tomato sauce is mind boggling. Crazy wine list for experienced restauranteurs also; either really high end high price or real "value" type wine.

B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food lukewarm at best, bland flavor, pasta over cooked like mush, this was for all entrees. Service was surly, told "we would live" when complained about food temperature, desert menu thrown on table without a word.
Pricing very expensive very poor value.
I understand that it is only open for about a month but this was one of the worst meals in a long time. We will not return in the foreseeable future!

CC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated upstairs. Prompt, efficient service (Mike). We had wine, appetizer, salad and two entrees. The food was delicious. The pace of the meal was perfect - not rushed at all. Two of the owners came over to great us. All in all a delightful meal and experience.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to our next visit

C
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Will definitely be back soon. Amazing food, awesome staff and beautiful atmosphere. Very impressed.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I expected a much different experience. The menu was unexceptional really quite boring. The food was bland with no depth to the sauce on the veal parmigiana and my risotto had no flavor except cheese. Very disappointing. Was looking forward to a restaurant that was a wonderful as Portafino.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Service very slow and forgetful and food not even hot!

MN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just a big ok.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

very disappointed having been to the coney island location numerous times in the past. The food was bland and there were no specials
we shared the rice balls which had no flavoring, raviolli which appeared to be bought in a supermarket with gravy from a Ragu jar. The meatball sides must have purchased from Costco

will go back again in 6 months or so since they just opened and hopefully have a better review

CA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Old style Neapolitan food at its best. Takes us back to our childhood in Brooklyn

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Too new of a business
Food was not up to expectations nothing like the original Gargiulos in NY
Verdict - can’t duplicate a business that is NY run for 100 years by putting New Jersey staff in charge and expecting same outcome Staff was overwhelmed
Prob won’t go back

Gargiulos Tinton Falls
Responded on September 16, 2019

My Name is Nino Russo, I am Co-Owner of Gargiulo's in Coney Island and I am venturing out to were I Live to better the lives of my family! Like every other leap of Faith, I knew there would be challenges. The building is old, I endure many complications, So YES - Overwhelmed would describe what we are going through. If you choose to come back that would be your decision? I wish you the best and I hope that if you ever decide to try something new people are not as critical to you!!

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VM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went their with some friends. Service was excellent as was our food. Highly reccomend the Chicken Tommaso.

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nino has done an exceptional job , transporting the tastes of Brooklyn down to the Jersey shore. The authenticity of the meal was captured in every bite. Our waiter was extremely attentive, informative and exceptional. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and very warm and inviting. I had the Veal Marsala , and i can tell you , it is the best veal marsala that i have had down here in NJ and ive been living here for 24 years. My wife had the filet of sole , franchese style. It was exceptional. We will definitely be going back and welcome to NJ Gargiulos!!!

JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience love the restaurant couldn’t wait for it to open.

MO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch. Will definitely go back. Food exceptional and staff professional

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

TEH CHOICES AND FOOD IS AWESOME!! THE RICE BALLS IN THE APPRETIZER ARE THE BEST I EVER HAD. EVEN THE CHOICE OF SOLE IN MARICHIARA SAUCE WHICH IS SO RARE TO FIND ANYWHERE WAS DELICIOUS, WE ORDERED LAMB/WEAL PARM AND SEAFOOD FRADIAVLO AND EACH DISH WAS FANTASTIC!!!

D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had dinner Sunday night. We were so excited for a new restaurant in the area. I will be kind because all new places have kinks to work out... We arrived on time and were seated immediately. We were welcomed by I will assume one of the owners she was very pleasant.
Our server was awful..I ask for a drink while we looked at wine list...took forever..wine list overpriced we opted for wine by glass...then we asked for bread...we are here 30mins at that point...we each ordered an appetizer..baked clams and escarole with bean soup. Appetizer prices high for this area...Fried calamari $23.00... we both ordered entrees Linguine with white clams and Mushroom Risotto. Husband's Linguine had many pieces of shell. I thought Risotto was bland.
The wait between courses very long...had to keep asking for drinks..and bread "he forgot"...
Server was just awful...never asked why I left an almost full plate of food nor did he ask if i wanted to take it...I will assume he wanted us gone because there was no offering of coffee or dessert...I wanted a port but had second thoughts...we paid and left very disappointed.
We are very friendly and not usually concerned with cost..but maybe some adjustments for local competition...we always give a place a second try if disappointed...I think we will wait awhile before we do that..and the bread was cold. 🤷‍♀️

M
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service very good, enjoyable afternoon meal

VM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! I'm so happy they made it out to New Jersey from Brooklyn. Highly recommend the veal and stuff shrimp!

MF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Food was delicious. Nice little place with valet parking. Yes they also have a bar. The veal was amazing!

OT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding!!! Service could use some improvements and times for meals but it was the 3rd day open so i would hope to see improvement with the service

TT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Server Ben was fantastic. It was the third day it was opened. I felt service was a little slow as far as food coming out. But I would definitely go back. Enjoyable experience. Just one thing bread was cold and hard. Warm Brooklyn bread please.

i
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

a wonderful dining experience.
gracious hosts with good service and delicious food.
a welcome addition to the area.
congratulations to the Russo family.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfetto! Looking forward to making memories here.
Thank you