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Grano Italian Tavern, Scotch Plains, NJ

Grano Italian Tavern

4.7
4.7
119 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Grano Pizzeria & Italian Tavern specializes in classic Italian dishes, hand tossed pizzas, a comfortable bar atmosphere and catering for holidays and special occasions.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (908) 322-4808

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We specialize in party trays, sandwich platters, desserts & more! Call today to speak with a catering specialist!

  • Private party facilities

    Let Grano be a part of your special day. Grano has wide ranging and full customizable private event packages!

  • Neighborhood

    Scotch Plains

  • Parking details

    Municipal lot located in the rear of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • BRUNCH

    Multiple dates available
    Weekends are for brunch! Brunch menu available every Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-3pm. Bottomless prosecco, mimosas & bloody mary's!

Popular dishes

What 119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is very cute. The place is small, so need reservations. Started with an adult mozz stick and the portion was HUGE! Nice selection of moderately priced wine and cocktails. Our waitress was very nice. I enjoyed my food- chicken parm, my fiancé had the shrimp scampi and debated sending it back, he really didn’t like it, said it tasted overwhelmingly of lemon and was paste like in consistency. It was pretty loud inside and it was so hot. It was a hot day out and the pizza ovens are next door but man…it was toasty.
  2. EK

    ElinK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is small, so make sure to make your reservations. Food is great, staff is exceptional.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! We will be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. We will be back!
  5. W

    Wotan

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time here for dinner and again s fabulous experience. The food is outstanding and ample portions and presentation is 👍 Our waitress Lauren, who served us both times, was wonderful and amiable with a bright smile. This definitely one of our favorites for dining and we have recommended it to friends.
  6. SW

    SteveW

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Read a lot of mixed reviews about this place but decided to give it a try on a Friday night. We were not disappointed. Service was excellent, cocktails were wonderful and the food was tasty & delicious. My only complaint was the music. There are a lot of options on the menu - something for everyone and the pizzas looked amazing. We can’t wait to go back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and portions
  8. b

    bailey

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Service was perfect! Thank you
  9. MS

    MaryS

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, ambiance and food are all amazing! Fair pricing for high quality food!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service! We had a wonderful time celebrating Mom’s birthday. Thank you!
  11. r

    robert

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Food was tasteless. Service was good. We had pastas and salads and all were bland. Go elsewhere
  12. J

    Jacqueliner94

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Drinks were great. Portions were big. Ambiance was really nice. I would definitely come back ! My chicken dish was great , perfectly cooked, pasta excellent !
  13. W

    Wotan

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and a fabulous experience. Great and delicious food and ample portions. Our waitress, Lauren was an angel and provided us with great service. We definitely will be back.
  14. TP

    TimothyP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing find in the area with a full bar, wonderful staff, and meal was delicious
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food! The fried polenta, breakfast pizza, and waffles were all delicious! Nice sized portions, and a cool ambience!
  16. M

    peggyM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food lacked flavor which was very disappointing. Nice setting but won’t be heading back!
  17. RM

    RobertM

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing meal. Excellent authentic Italian food reminiscent of my childhood. Great vibe in the place. Excellent drinks. We’ve eaten here many times and continue to return.
  18. DG

    DebbieG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Old friends getting together to catch up. Our waitress was excellent; sweet an arugula salad with salmon, delicious and lemon spaghetti with shrimp, also delicious and huge portion.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I was very disappointed. should have ordered pizza, which there were a lot of choices for. the pasta was cool and only OK.
  20. MK

    MicheleK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went here for Brunch, had a great time! Little on the pricer side for brunch but food and atmosphere were great!
  21. PS

    PeterS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We have been to Grano several times and this time I felt as if we were rushed. We ordered an app and salads with our main entre'. The app and salads came out together which signaled that our meal was not far behind. Mind you we weren't seated more than 10 minutes when both items were served. Sure enough, we we just getting into our salads and the food runner was coming with our entre'. he made eye contact with me and saw that I was not pleased and turned around and took them back to the kitchen which meant the sat under warming lights for approx 10 minutes. Then the entre was served and sure enough was only warm and not steaming hot as it appeared to be when the 1st attempt to serve it was made. Needless to say, I wasn't as pleased as previous visits. When we go out on a Saturday evening, we don't want to be rushed and have to plow through out food. As a result, we consumed to much food to fast and skip dessert which we always have. This cost the restaurant a loss of revenue as a result. No smart if you ask me. Oh BTW the Veal Parm was just ordinary and I have had better at competing restaurants in the area.
  22. MS

    MaryS

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance of the space is warm, comfortable and chic. Service was outstanding and the food was fabulous. We only had pizza and arugula salad but everyone enjoyed it immensely! And the Prosecco on tap was amazing! I’m thrilled to have this neighborhood gem nearby!
  23. SF

    StillFab

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. My chicken Milanese was phenomenal as always. My two friends had never been there and were pleasantly surprised.
  24. L

    Lilah

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Brunch was amazing!! Huge portions!
  25. MR

    MikeR60

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really good, we especially liked the limon pasta and the snapper francese. Quite generous portions, comfortable space that's not too loud despite being at full capacity. Nice cocktail menu and reasonably priced all around. Two thumbs up from us!
  26. A

    Alyssa

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch
  27. M

    Manny

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was extremely slow
  28. TO

    TOMW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food on their IG looks much better than what you get on your plate
  29. NJ

    NJFoodie83

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff. Always a great time!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    First time there. Excited to have a new place in our neighborhood. The calamari was truly amazing. One of the best I’ve ever had. Only complaint was the lack of clearing dishes from the table. We sat with dirty appetizer plates our whole meal. But- was pleasantly surprised by the special Birthday Dessert platter for my husband that came with a large sparkler. It was awesome. And I didn’t even have to ask for the hook up. They must have read the note I put in Open Table about the Birthday
  31. RM

    RobertM

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to eat. It has everything…great food, incredible drinks, great vibe and excellent service. Veal chop parm is out of this world. All of the apps are great. Definitely try the sausage and broccoli rabe app and the whipped ricotta. We’ve told sooooo many friends about it and they’ve all loved it.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Entrees were too salty.
  33. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and we will definitely be back. Food and service were great.
  34. MS

    MaryS

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place!!! Although they were serving brunch we were able to get items from the regular menu, as well. The server was very friendly and efficient! Food was fantastic! If you haven't tried this place I would highly recommend it. You can get anything from a pizza or pasta to a porterhouse steak! And the bar area is super comfortable with beautiful seats and white quartz countertop.
  35. DL

    DanielL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location. Food was spot on. Had plenty of food left and was full. Atmosphere was romantic. It was a little tight but it was still nice
  36. TM

    TraceyM

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my new favorite spot to meet friends. It's quaint and food and drinks are amazing! I always look forward to going to Grano.
  37. JD

    JoeD

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Menu had many dinner choices. Portions were big and delicious. Needed to take some home. Our waitress Brigit was knowledgeable and attentive.
  38. b

    bailey

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Server was amazing!! Thank you
  39. TM

    TraceyM

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Hearty portions, bar drinks are good and amazing service. It’s amongst my favorite “go to” spots - never disappoints.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Made a reservation for dinner on a Friday night. It was our first time dining in here. We were seated promptly. Atmosphere was nice. Everyone enjoyed their food and the portions were large (which meant leftovers - yay!). We will be back again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grano Italian Tavern using the Order Online button. Grano Italian Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 322-4808.

Grano Italian Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Grano Italian Tavern

435 Park Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-1715

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Scotch Plains

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Municipal lot located in the rear of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (908) 322-4808

  • Catering

    We specialize in party trays, sandwich platters, desserts & more! Call today to speak with a catering specialist!

  • Private party facilities

    Let Grano be a part of your special day. Grano has wide ranging and full customizable private event packages!

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