Grano Italian Tavern

4.7
42 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 42 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Grano! First visit there last night. Stylish decor, comfortable vibe and the food was very good! Amelia, our server, had the right combination of attentiveness but not hovering. The portions are literally huge so we split an entree between 2 people and brought home leftovers. John, the manager, was there to do anything for you. At the end of the meal, you’re offered complimentary limoncello, sambuca or zeppoli’s.

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ElaT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely space, lively bar scene, great meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, mom, kids and I wanted to try out the “new” place in town. Pleasantly surprised by everything. The prices were slightly higher than I expected but the portions were very large and the quality was outstanding. It was more than worth it. Best of all was our server. She was incredible and put the cherry on top of a wonderful experience. We will be back!

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CherylB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service!

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vipDSLandCJL
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Place and we really enjoyed it. Very small, but they did a nice job with the location. Noise is a bit much as there are a lot of hard surfaces, but the food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, helpful service and beautiful decor and atmosphere! We can’t wait to go back again

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vipScottFLL
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff was very pleasant. Chicken parm was too well done, but otherwise food was okay. Nothing special to make me want to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. (The shrimp scampi was more like a shrimp francese . Good, but not what we expected). Wine was nice as well. The decor is fabulous! Great atmosphere and the server was very attentive. Music was fun too. I’m definitely going back.

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ElaineD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there last night for the first time. The food, service and drinks were really great. We will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was terribly overcooked

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MikeandMonica
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and loved it! Great food, nice decor and ambience, and amazing service. ❤️

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vipjacquelineg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Sleek setting with nice bar, too. Highly recommend!

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PAM1
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was just OK… I’ve been here where it’s been much better. The broccoli rabe was tasteless (needed garlic), the Italian wedding soup was basically out of a can and the pizza was also fair..very little taste. The meatballs and ricotta were delicious and my favorite, the garlic lot knots, did not disappoint. The service is consistently very good and the restaurant and ambience are wonderful. Perhaps just an off day with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service! Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Honestly, the Chicken Franchaise had very little sauce and the sauce on the plate was gelatinous and coagulated like it had been around sitting for a while. A hit of lemon flavor like someone squirted some on to freshen it up at the last minute. I ordered grilled chicken on my arugula salad, which was really hot for a second then cold— it 100% was out of the microwave and 100% was not cooked then. The flavor was just off, maybe the microwave reheating over however it was originally cooked? The meatball appetizer was excellent! Going to give you guys another try because we just like you!!!

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vipJenn
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, service was excellent, and the vibe was fun. We will definitely be back!

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Gratefulfood
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Third time here this month, great addition to downtown

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vipPeterS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our 1st time there and we were very pleased. My entree Seafood Arabianta was excellent. My wife ordered Veal Saltimbocca and was disappointed that they ran out of veal so she had to find another item on the menu which was chicken Marsala . She was please in the end and we will go back.

Overall nice restaurant with a good menu and staff was excellent.

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Fran51
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The drinks were original and very good, the salad was also very good. Our meals were quite large and we took home leftovers because it was that good. Service was timely and very friendly and helpful. Will return for another fine meal.

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viprichp
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent but the noise level was high. Overall very good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere !

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BillP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, large portions, and great service!

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CarolineP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. Eclectic and beautiful interior design. Sat at high top table which was comfortable. Wide variety of menu choices at reasonable prices. Yummy Limoncello martini. Meal was complete with a complimentary shot... choice of Limoncello or Sambuca. This is a neighborhood gem.

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Parisfan2
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Well done interior, friendly, warm, efficient service, good food, interesting beverages. Enjoyed our 2nd visit as much as the first.

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vipMeredithD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place. The service is terrific - they really try to get to know you. The food is great and the portions are substantial - we always have leftovers. We brought friends recently and they loved it, too.

Grano Italian Tavern
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hello Meredith! Thank you for your valued patronage and for your amazing feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed your Grano experience! Hope to serve you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day was wonderful thanks to the team at Grano!!

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vipTerriT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for mother's day lunch and it was great. We all had enough leftovers for a second delicious meal. The service was excellent and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience here!! The ambience is so fun, full bar, great drinks, food was delicious, and the service was excellent. Loved the whipped ricotta appetizer, burrata appetizer, and short rib lasagna. The whole staff made it such a fun night for our group - sending over firework candles and shots for our table! Truly made for such a memorable night. Would definitely go back!

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BillP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mia was an excellent server! Management came by to see how we were doing and bar manager was awesome! Excellent food and desserts. Great value. And the entire restaurant is beautiful. Just what Scotch Plains needs!

Grano Italian Tavern
Responded on May 11, 2021

Hello Linda! We're thrilled you enjoyed your Grano experience! Hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service and food was incredible.

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vipStillFab
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner here. So happy with this addition to our town. The Chicken Milanese is the best I’ve ever had. And the rice balls were yummy!

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vipsusan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can't wait to return! Our dinner was perfect from start to finish. Our server Mia was outstanding, cocktails and quality of food were fantastic. The restaurant is very inviting from a design perspective. Comfortable chairs, subdued lighting and background music played at the right volume. Just needs a better draft beer selection. Shout out to John, the manager too. Checked on guests periodically and pleasant to chat with.

Grano Italian Tavern
Responded on April 25, 2021

Hello Susan! Thank you for your valued patronage and for taking the time to share your experience! We're thrilled you enjoyed your Grano experience! We'll be sure to share the amazing review with John and Mia! Thank you again and hope to serve you again soon!

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vipKimP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not wait to go back! Everything was excellent

Grano Italian Tavern
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hello Kim! We're thrilled you enjoyed your Grano experience! See you again soon!

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Tracey
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is legit. Great addition to the neighborhood.

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MaryS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped at Grano after wedding dress shopping. The atmosphere is a fabulous mixture of old world elegance and modern finishes. The minute we walked in the door we were impressed by the warm and inviting ambiance. The menu has a surprising mixture of offerings from salads to porterhouse to pizza. The bar has extensive choices and our cocktails were excellent. Service, ambiance and quality set this place above others with the added advantage of parking in the back. What a great addition to the neighborhood!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this place! Everything is wonderful - from the decor to the staff, service and FOOD it is a bit to be missed location!!

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vipmaureenm
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Food outstanding

Place is so small and u feel like u are sitting and dining with strangers. Too smalll. Will do order out in future

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vipBenjie
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful now! It was renovated from the previous restaurant and is now City chic. The menu is diversified. We had veal chop Parmesan and snapper piccata. Both were excellent! Our waitress, Mia, was so delightful. Great experience.

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vipcarol
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been here a total of two times, so far, and both times in the same week, it's that good. The service is seamless, the food delicious, and the ambience is nice (we bet the ambience will only get better once they're allowed to have the stools back at the bar). We've had the fish special, pizza, dessert, salads - we're trying it all. We're going again. We're aiming to become regulars so we'll be able to score a table once everyone else finds out about this place.

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vipSamantha
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was a little mixed. I ordered the arancini to start. It was smothered in sauce so wasn't crispy at all. For main I had the bucatini carbonara. They must have run out of bucatini because I got spaghetti (would like to have been told as would have changed my order) and the sauce was a little bland. To start my husband had the sausage and broccoli rabe which was good followed by the chicken saltimbocca, just OK. We saw many dishes coming from the kitchen to other tables that looked great so we would give it another try. The decor, ambience, cocktails and service were all great.

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Grano Italian Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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