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Locale Ristorante - Locale Ristorante, Closter, NJ

Locale Ristorante

4.2
4.2
624 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
In the heart of the charming and diverse suburban town of Closter, New Jersey, where cobblestone streets wind their way through historic buildings adorned with vibrant bougainvillea, there lies a culinary gem named Locale Ristorante. Nestled against rolling greens and overlooking the Hudson River, this eatery is more than just a restaurant; it celebrates Italian tradition, love, and gastronomic excellence.

The All-New Locale Ristorante was born from the passion and vision of a local family, culinary virtuosos with roots deeply embedded in the rich soil of Italy. Inspired by the flavors of the extraordinary Italian kitchen and the warmth of Sunday family gatherings, The Mazon family dreamt of creating a place that served exquisite Italian cuisine and embodied the essence of the Italian way of life.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (201) 750-3233
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Private catering available with full waitstaff and tent rental option.
  • Private party facilities
    Your table is waiting at Locale, our upscale-casual eclectic modern Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, our charming dining rooms with exposed brick fire places and a great bar area, are perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Vinnie: (201) 750-3233
  • Neighborhood
    Closter
  • Cross street
    Ruckman Road
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking Thursday-Sunday
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 624 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Good for groups

  • New Jersey

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Bergen

    Good for groups

  • Bergen

    Great for fine wines

  • Bergen

    Great for outdoor dining

624 Reviews
  1. Rich

    New York City

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New owners are making the right moves. We ate at the bar. Food terrific. Staff terrific. GM Mike introduced himself and is very knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent , and our food was outstanding . We will defiantly be back. Can’t wait till the patio opens !

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  3. FancyNancy

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish had bones & other meal did not had side that was part of the meal. Soup very spicy. Wouldn't go back.

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  4. Reviewman

    New York City

    462 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    462 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm not a fan of leaving bad or mediocre reviews so please read this entire piece to understand why I'm giving this place two stars. We had dinner here for Thanksgiving and it was great. Food and service. Wonderful. Apparently the place underwent a management change in December and this weekend (Feb 10th) saw a "soft opening." They really should have been better prepared. Things started out rough when the woman who checks people in wasn't there. Turns out she was in the toilet with no back up at the height of reservation times (6:30). Following a 10 minute wait and more and more people coming in just standing there, we were seated and waited another 15 minutes for a wine list, which we were told "was being printed!" Funny thing is, a pile of papers with the list on them was right at the front while we were waiting for the toilet woman. Anyway, ordered a burrata starter and entrees. Waited a half hour and were told they didnt have any prosciutto (which was part of the burrata dish) and we could wait or just have the entrees! We opted for just the entrees but somehow the burrata came with some other type of ham. (No charge for this). The entrees were delish. Then we ordered tiramisu for dessert and after maybe 7 minutes were told they didn't have any! Why is it on the menu? Full disclosure, we didnt get charged for the starter nor the dessert and they were very apologetic saying this was the soft opening. I'm not sure where things were going wrong behind the scenes, but it seems to me the new management needs to get a lot more involved in the day-to-day business or this place is going to fold. And it's too bad because the food really was great and this would be a place we could go to regularly. But not until they get things ironed out. As of now, I couldn't imagine going here for Valentine's Day. In good faith, I cannot recommend Locale until they get their act together.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delicious meal at Locale last night. Caesar salad and Branzino were both well prepared. Everyone at table enjoyed their meals. Service was great and the owner came over to introduce himself as well as give us a dessert on the house. Will be back

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  6. AdrianB

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    New Year’s Eve so we got an early reservation, upon being seated we were told to order quickly as they have a busy night ahead , We ordered our food , and had a drink , we had to draw the attention of the waiter to get another drink before dinner came out, Food came out over done and dry Very disappointing as we have been there on several occasions and was not at all like this,

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  7. FitGuy

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time back in a few years after I moved away. The restaurant had recently been sold and just reopened Christmas weekend. The owner Mike is very nice. When we had an issue with our dinner he went out of his way to make it right for us. I wish him the best of luck, hopefully he will iron out the kinks. Its to bad he couldn’t keep the old staff. Give it a try

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was awful, no one seemed to know what they were doing. Granted, this was Christmas Eve, and I’m sure the day/night was busy and long. However, the restaurant should not seat an amount of people they can not support. This is also the second time I’ve had to send food back- once, salmon was not cooked fully, and this time, pork was not cooked fully

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  9. SeemaP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is absolutely delicious. Great variety of dishes.

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  10. lovetravel

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely family dinner on a quiet Saturday evening. They sat us at a cozy corner table, and let us sit and talk long after our mail was finished. Our waiter was outstanding, and helped us navigate the menu for gluten-free options. The food was delicious, and the Chianti perfect!

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  11. Reviewman

    New York City

    462 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    462 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time -- this one for Thanksgiving dinner -- Good choces on pre-fixed menu. Nice place. The food was real good. Service great. Plan to come back during a non-holiday tosee what's happening,

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  12. HART

    New York City

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all enjoyed dinner at Locale. Food and service were great. In the past the restaurant was noisier with both rooms full of diners. Only one room was in use. I hope business picks up. I will definitely return.

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  13. DanielD

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was mediocre, and kind of over priced for value. Very banquet like

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was poor. Food good but not great as in the past. Nobody ever stopped back to check on our meal. I told them it was out 10 year anniversary and nothing was done. We even ordered dessert and our basic modification of chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla was not done.

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  15. Pearl

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend has health issues with her diet, and they were beyond extremely accommodating to her

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  16. JenniferB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated on immediately for our 6:30 reservation. We enjoyed delicious sangria, lobster bisque soup special before our main dishes of short ribs and black linguine with shrimp and crab. The short ribs were so tender and flavorful served with delicious sweet parsnip purée and crunchy vegetables . Black linguini had a generous amount of seafood…my husband was thrilled ! Service was great

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service. Fun place, very pretty outdoor eating!

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  18. LauraL

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an enjoyable delight to spend a Sunday evening at this restaurant, especially dining outside on a perfect day.

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  19. CandyW

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always having wonderful time eating here!

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  20. NewspaperReader

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It's fine. Pleasant. Past its glory days. No greeters at front. No manager walking the restaurant. One hard-working waiter. Similar dishes but not presented as beautifully as years ago. Reminds me of a used car.

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  21. TomC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They did not have any fish specials. They had had swordfish but ran out,disappointing.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Services was really slow and food was great ! The ambiance, hmm well a lot of mosquitoes But other than that. Place is great

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. A little too expensive for me. I will probably go back.

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  24. MLK20854

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! Chef accommodated our allergies (no onions or shellfish). We ordered three dishes and each one was delicious. The pasta was so good. Patio seating was wonderful - a party was happening so music a bit loud but it was fun! The only complaint was it took a bit to get a waiter to take our order and the owner(? )came by when he saw us waiting and took care of that for us.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Way way understaffed. They were running half an hour behind at least on our reservation. When we got there the parking lot was full and the hostess was no where to be found, because apparently she was bussing tables. The servers themselves were very nice, they just seemed completely overworked. We won’t be back.

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  26. IvyZ

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely evening sitting outside and having drinks and an amazing meal with friends and family

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  27. Jeffrey

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Order a bottle of Riesling JJ plums end up the server bring me a relax Riesling, I don’t what to says. The shrimp’s Cocktails are very basic, Jumbo Shrimps with ketchup and the mussels smell faintly, the ribeye steak are not tender and and not in medium rare. What an experienced.

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  28. KarenE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the meal. A little pricey but worth it.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The shrimp ravioli were tender, light and flavorful. A great way to start a meal. The filet mignon special was perfectly cooked. Another amazing dining experience. Great job Vinnie!

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  30. DivaRJ

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Locale. Great service and ambiance. Best lychee martini around. Been coming here for years.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we sat down they brought over bread and some spreads which were delicious. We opted for sangria. Our dinner came within 20ish minutes of ordering and was delicious. My husband got the pasta bolognese and I got shrimp with blackened pasta i think the name was. Food was delicious and portion was just enough. Service was attentive and we will definitely be back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was fantastic. Great food, great service . Definitely a place not to miss.

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  33. 6801

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For the first time in a very long time the Pasta was way over cooked and there were very little amount of Manila clams in my dish.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday for grandma.

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  35. LSFAF

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great pasta and warm, friendly service. A favorite.

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  36. 6801

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistency always perfect, food is always seasoned correctly and the service is excellent.

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  37. Steve

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters are AMAZING!

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  38. IdaP

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the server was very friendly and helpful. Overall a very reliable and solid restaurant. Great experience.

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  39. Authentic

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated on time. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable about menu items. The room was lovely but could have a little more seasonal decorations.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful meal and everyone was super nice.

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FAQs

Locale Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 750-3233.

Locale Ristorante is rated 4.2 stars by 624 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 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Locale Ristorante

208 Piermont Road, Closter, NJ 07624

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ruckman Road
  • Neighborhood
    Closter
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking Thursday-Sunday
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (201) 750-3233
  • Catering
    Private catering available with full waitstaff and tent rental option.
  • Private party facilities
    Your table is waiting at Locale, our upscale-casual eclectic modern Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, our charming dining rooms with exposed brick fire places and a great bar area, are perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Vinnie: (201) 750-3233
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