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Osteria Crescendo, Westwood, NJ

Osteria Crescendo

4.6
4.6
606 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 722-1900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robbie Felice

  • Neighborhood

    Westwood

  • Cross street

    Corner of Jefferson Ave & Center Ave

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    1 Block from the Westwood Train Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with a different twist on Italian. Service was also excellent. Fresh homemade pasta is all great. And good value on the wine menu.
  2. l

    laxdad21

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Calamari was delicious, especially the pickled garnish but crème sauce on plate was not great. Small swordfish portion. Chicken was delicious.
  3. IH

    IreneH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a constant great meal!
  4. RR

    RobertR

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food is fantastic
  5. PM

    PMVa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is outstanding, every item we ordered was wonderful. The cocktails were great too. Service was excellent.
  6. LL

    LyndsieL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good experience! Food was flavorful minus one pasta dish but id come back! Service was exceptional. Very on the ball and checking in constantly, fresh plates, and silverware, etc
  7. KO

    KathyO

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great time with an old friend
  8. K

    Kathleen

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks are delicious!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    The meal was good but the service and being rushed was horrible. 2 drinks. Appetizer and meal were all brought out within 35 minutes. After along work week, relaxation was what was wanted. That did not happen. Raymond
  10. s

    sc1961

    New York Area

    351 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    351 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Had a very disappointing experience
  11. AV

    AlexanderV

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Calamari was cold, carpaccio tasted more like freezer, pasta was harder than aldente. Usually we have a 5 star meal… I’ll brush it off as a one off.
  12. ND

    NickD

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience once again. Service was fantastic and attentive. Food was 100% on point and better and better at every turn. Cocktails were a winner. Can’t say enough about our meal.
  13. ER

    EddieR

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service outstanding, as usual. T-Bone was massive, and Pork Chop always a crowd favorite. Had the swordfish for the first time, which was delicious. Wine pairing/suggestions from our server were spot on.
  14. JP

    JP16

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Food was good but not stellar. Very loud and didnt appreciate being seated next to a loud baby. Servers were friendly but did nit clear the table promptly. Empty bottles left while they brushed off crumbs I had hoped for a nice evening out but seems more like a family place since we were seated In between two babies. Will not be going back
  15. JG

    JenniferG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. This restaurant does a great job of creating a casual atmosphere but executing at a fine dining level. Definitely a gem in the Westwood area worth visiting. Can’t wait to go back!
  16. BA

    BandA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem of the Westwood dining scene. Fantastic flavors in a lovely setting with friendly, attentive staff who don’t rush you — all contribute to a special night out. Don’t miss trying out this restaurant!
  17. MM

    MelissaM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service on Christmas Eve. Food was delicious! Lots of awesome signature cocktail choices. I had the “amoxicillin” at the recommendation of our server and I was not disappointed. Beautifully decorated. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  18. KW

    KellyW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner was phenomenal. The special holiday menu offered a lively variety for all tastes. Our server Derek was a pleasure to deal with. Cannot wait to return to this gem in Westwood.
  19. ST

    SteveT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, fantastic service , can't go wrong.
  20. JB

    JohnB

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service. If I didn't live a half hour away I would be there weekly. It's just that good!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are impeccable. Great specials.
  22. PF

    PhillipF

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    First time dining here and was disappointed. For starters, they charged $9.00 per shirly temple for my girls x 2 which is $18.00 for basically a glass of soda and food coloring. They charged 4% (not 3 or 3.5%) for use of debit card and they charge $2.00 upcharge for block ice for my bourbon, which I have never experienced an upcharge for a larger cube of ice! While food was OK, $400 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children is crazy. The place was not busy at all, which I now understand why. One and done, will never dine at this place again.....
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe, cocktails & the food! Everything was amazing!
  24. K

    Kait12

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The tagliatelle and swordfish were very good. Cocktails were also great!
  25. J

    Judi

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my friends birthday, and he absolutely loved it It was a little noisy, but the place was packed. The food was delicious. I would recommend it highly.
  26. DR

    DennisR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Limited menu, if you don’t eat pork you may want to skip this spot. Excellent food quality, same for the service. Noisy, and the dinning area had the ambiance of a cafeteria. Not sure I’ll be back. Try it and decide for yourself.
  27. J

    Jasey

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is very creative and very good. Little gem salad is great. Calamari came out cold but they replaced it with hot crunchy calamari. Was delish. Pizza is also great. Pork chop is a 10. Gnudi was lukewarm but very tasty. Swordfish was ok. Will def go back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our server was great, but the same can't be said about other parts of the service experience. The bar was way behind and the host looked on the verge of tears the entire night. It was a bit awkward. Food was average. We likely won't be back
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    First time there and we ordered specials ,One was a speciality oysters little dud we know after ordering a dozen which only 9 came the price was $14 an oyster then to top it off a bowl of spaghetti with truffles $125 these were specials and we had no clue of prices which would of been helpful knowing . Three of us with a bill of 400 the other two people only had a chicken dish and a ravioli dish which both was soaking in liquid chicken a brown sauce and pasta a butter cheese sauce . I never write reviews but this was extremely disappointing. The waiter I must say was excellent and so was the bread . We did mention that prices should of been given as these items were not on the menu . We never would of ordered knowing these outrageous prices .
  31. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food and service. We always leave anxious to come back
  32. JV

    JavierV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, memorable food quality with service that exceeded expectations, to match. Was our first time but will definitely be going back to this gem.
  33. JH

    JamesH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The calamari is delicious Gem salad is fantastic All pasta dishes r perfectly cooked👍
  34. GG

    GreggG

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always this restaurant never disappoints .. the chief made a super moist and flavorful turkey dinner.. the drinks were awesome .. can’t say enough about this place
  35. J

    Jerseygirls

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    My husband and I ate here for the first time ever with friends! It was ok. Like so many restaurants in our area it was good but not great and we really wanted to love it. We all ordered cocktails off the menu and we all regretted it. Nobody really loved their salads/appetizers. The main courses were very good indeed although I found the menu to be a bit small. The waitress and overall service were excellent. The decor was very hip and well thought out but it was a Saturday night and the lights were on very bright which very much killed the vibe and made the atmosphere feel very casual.
  36. AJ

    AvaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took a friend for a birthday celebration and it did not disappoint. The food was outstanding— the calamari alone is enough for me to return. It took a bit of time for the food to arrive. But the Service was excellent and we would definitely come back.
  37. P

    Peter

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Servic was excited. I didn’t feel rushed. The lighting was perfect! One needs to make reservations because The restaurant was full . We went there to Celebrating our 24th anniversary and it was very enjoyable. It did get a little notice towards the end of the night so it's better to make earlier reservations or go on a slow night . If there is one.
  38. l

    luv2dine

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    It's a beautiful restaurant but the music is too loud to allow for dinner conversation. It has to decide what it is; a bar scene, or a nice restaurant.
  39. HM

    HelenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta dishes are the star of the show, they can’t be missed, we enjoyed every morsel. Would love to see the Secondi courses changed up a bit, or more protein specials. But overall an amazing restaurant.
  40. d

    doriz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish, from appetizer through dessert, was excellent and the service impeccable!

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Osteria Crescendo is rated 4.6 stars by 606 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 11 times today
Google Map for Osteria Crescendo

36 Jefferson Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of Jefferson Ave & Center Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Westwood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    1 Block from the Westwood Train Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robbie Felice

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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