Osteria Crescendo

4.8
264 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Osteria Crescendo is the second restaurant from Chef Robbie Felice and his team. Bringing the best of Italy to Westwood, New Jersey in an inviting, chic, and modern atmosphere. Inspired by rich old-world flavors and regional culinary traditions, Crescendo enriches its menu using locally sourced ingredients from family farms, serving large dishes meant for sharing per la tavola, including in house dry-aged steaks, and whole fish, Cicchetti, meaning "snack" is chefs take on Italian style street food, and a craft cocktail menu with an Italian influences.

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vipWilliamK
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service! Will definitely be back again!

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SamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the service is impeccable.

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HenryZ
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service outstanding I had a nice dinner nice place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! 2nd time we go and, didn’t disappoint. We took friends for them to see the amazing food, we keep talking about it.

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NickG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was an awesome waiter. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Food was incredible! Will be back certainly, was our first time.

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AngelG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Osteria Crescendo is always top notch. This time we had a prix fix Valentine’s 3-course menu that was amazing and a great value. The Dry-aged Old Fashioned is unbelievable with the bourbon being purified in dry-aged beef fat. I especially loved the beef crudo with quail egg and chips. It was so fresh tasting. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipSamS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very impressive. The food was delicious.

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AngelicaSM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance. The arancini balls and prosciutto toast were simply divine. We will definitely be back for dinner!

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Richard
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. Totally worth the price. Fun atmosphere too!

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Core
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to find a GREAT cocktail that is truly special. Cocktail menu is amazing! I had the Dry Aged Old Fashioned and it was delicious! The food was an experience!! Starting from the appetizers our party ordered (calamari, arugula salad, burrata and beet salad), 2nd course of pastas, and our main courses; beef short rib special, scallops, and the Branzino ... so good, so amazing tastes. Wine list was small but very nice and fairly priced! Our waiter made a very nice recommendation for a particular wine (grape) I was not familiar with AND it was great, perfect choice for our food selections.

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vipAmyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was delicious. Very unique flavors. You will certainly enjoy the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, drinks and food absolutely amazing. One of the best meals we have ever had!

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Carrie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Crescendo has quickly become our favorite restaurant in the area. The food is exquisite. My partner and I shared the arugula salad for appetizers (it is simple but so delicious), and we each had a pasta dish for our mains. I know that the restaurant is known for its meat dishes, but you really can't go wrong with the pasta dishes either. The service is always efficient and friendly. We've been a few times now and the staff remember us and treat us like old friends. I can't recommend this place enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food and service was great besides for the lamb ragu. The saffron was incredibly over powering. There was tons on top which was nice but it was also infused into every bite which didn’t appeal to me.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, we will be back

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CristinaP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible experience from the moment you walk in, they’re carefully cocktails are a must and menu is fresh and approachable from top to bottom. Must visit again

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vipheather
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond incredible. The service was truly one of a kind. Wow. It’s a must go to restaurant. Can’t wait to go back again.

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JOBYJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and my brother in law and his wife went to Osteria Crescendo for dinner to celebrate their birthdays. The food was amazing especially the apetitizers (the server mentioned that it was the best calamari in NJ and we definitely can vouch!). We have been to Robbie's restaurant in Wayne (Viaggio) multiple times before but this was the first we went here and we were highly impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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EvelynP
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely outstanding! Best mussels ever. The waiter was professional courteous and knowledgeable. Highly recommended and we will go back

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vipMikeS
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was awesome. Will dine here again.

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AllieK
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very nice evening out. The food was definitely on the trendier side, but was fantastic. It was really nice to leave satisfied and not “stuffed”. Good luck to Chef Robbie. Wishing much success.

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vipKarenN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the cocktails very original!! we had the truffle pizza and it was delicious!!

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LizO
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal here. The place itself is cute, great cocktails, food was delicious. Servers attentive. We weren't rushed. And -- sadly, I have to add this because 2020 -- we felt completely safe. Tables were spaced out, restaurant was not at 100% capacity, everyone in masks. Well done!

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vipimnj
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing! Everything we had was delicious and flavorful.

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JustinElmendorf
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious menu, incredible specials, fantastic drink menu - what a great night out with friends to celebrate the holidays!

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vipJasonB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffles were incredible as was the service and the house wine was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mackenzie was awesome! Pastas are so good. Great restaurant over all!

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vipDeirdreT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The arrancini was amazing as was the fried calamari. I had the gnudi which was also excellent. The olive cake with an apple compote and vanilla gelato made the chilly end to an outdoor Oct dinner a happy one :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out

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vipdavidm
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the must tries for foodies, incredible menu both unique and extremely well executed.....welcoming/professional/fun staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Chef Robbie Felice and his crew are absolutely outstanding. Everything was delicious and service was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding. You could tell each dish was hand crafted. Plating, flavors, portion sizes, all perfect. Service was a little on the slow side, but not bad overall. Ate outdoors-admittedly not the best outdoor setup, but would not stop me from returning.

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AmiraE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were with friends and they said it’s the best ravioli they ever ate ... we all were completely satisfied with our choice , but next time we are going for the ravioli.

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CarolK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed dining outside for brunch. Our brunch was a bit of a twist on standard favorites and was delicious and plentiful. Our server was lovely and attentive and helped to make the meal even more enjoyable.

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AnneP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, exquisite food, lovely staff, upscale atmosphere... highly recommended!

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Foodie25
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the Beverage Manager who was responsible for buying their wines. He was excellent and knew what wines would be best with our dishes. He made great food recommendations and was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent as it was on our last visit with very creative dishes. High end Italian with out of the box recipes. Tables were very far apart inside so dining was safe.

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VallaDee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tough times for restaurants due to restrictions. Service was great. Menu was a bit limited. Had the homemade pasta which was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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vipHungry4more
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was wonderful. Some of the outdoor dining table locations make you feel a little isolated. Our sever Makenzie did an amazing job explaining the menue and making ouf evening special.

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Osteria Crescendo is rated 4.8 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.