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Osteria Crescendo, Westwood, NJ

Osteria Crescendo

4.7
4.7
500 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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Booked 15 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

  • Calamari Fritti$16.00

    lemon butter | shallot | chili

    • Cozze al Forno$17.00

      mussels | saffron | fregola

      • Arugula Insalata$14.00

        arugula | parmigiano reggiano | aceto balsamico

        • Little Gem Insalata$15.00

          whippped goat cheese | heirloom radish | chardonnay | herb breadcrumb

          • Burrata$17.00

            carrot | roasted beet | almond | herb vinaigrette

            • Prosciutto Cotto Wrapped Asparagus$16.00

              charred scallion | garlic crema | breadcrumb

              • 12" Housemade Salumi Pizza$19.00

                soppressata | prosciutto | calabrese

                Primi

                • Tagliatelle$30.00

                  "carbonara" | pancetta | ramps | uovo | meyer lemon

                  • Orecchiette$26.00

                    pork sausage ragu | broccolini | parmigiano reggiano

                    • Paradiso Ravioli$24.00

                      formaggio | sicilian oregano | un filo d' olio Calabria | limone

                      • Francoboli$23.00

                        caramelized onion | balsamic brown butter | ricotta salata

                        Secondi

                        • Roasted Swordfish$40.00

                          English pea's | asparagus | pickled radish | fagioli

                          • Tuscan Rubbed Lancaster Amish Chicken$35.00

                            israeli cous cous | heirloom carrot | herbs

                            • Hanger Steak$40.00

                              garlic potato alla panna | funghi misti | jus

                              • Branzino alla Griglia$34.00

                                cauliflower fritti | almond | capers | currant

                                • Berkshire Pork Chop$40.00

                                  honey black pepper glaze | gnocchi alla romana | romanesco | chili

                                  Contorni

                                  • Broccolini$9.00

                                    garlic | espelette | limone

                                    • Potato Fritti$9.00

                                      parmigiano

                                      Last updated: April 23, 2022

                                      What 500 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
                                      • 4.8Food
                                      • 4.8Service
                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                      • 4.3Value

                                      NoiseModerate

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                                      1. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        One word. Pure excellence!!!!!!

                                      2. CR

                                        ChristineR

                                        New York Area

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Everything was wonderful! Our waiter, Sam, explained all the specials so well that we wanted them all! Delicious and wonderful evening.

                                      3. AB

                                        AliciaB

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Our waitress Taia was knowledgeable and very attentive.

                                      4. JH

                                        JeffH

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Best pizza in the world, great service and all around restaurant

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                                        London

                                        8 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall4food3service5ambience2

                                        service was great. The room is really loud. Second time here. Will stick to pasta next time. The fish we had had an unusual texture for swordfish - on the overcooked dry side. The little gem salad was great. I had that and a pasta last time.

                                      6. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        Amazing food. Second time here and can’t wait to go back.

                                      7. RB

                                        RichB

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great service. Delicious food and cocktails. Cool place.

                                      8. D

                                        Danny

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic food and service. Every detail is well thought out. The servers were energetic and helpful. Great spot for a fancy meal.

                                      9. G

                                        Glenn

                                        New York Area

                                        16 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent food, great service. Very nice place.

                                      10. KB

                                        KathyB

                                        New York Area

                                        23 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        23 reviews

                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Best restaurant in tri-state area - worth traveling for!

                                      11. GA

                                        GeorgeA

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                        overall2food3service1ambience1

                                        Wanted to like this place but portions perfect if you’re a bird, waiter obnoxious and loud

                                      12. JA

                                        JaneA

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Everything was outstanding. I really appreciate it. Thank you.

                                      13. RM

                                        RoniM

                                        New York Area

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food is 5 star. Small menus but I can tell everything is made to perfection. Very cool atmosphere. Great service. You are not rushed and your not waiting for your food either. Great balance. Highly recommend.

                                      14. PM

                                        PMABor

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                                        overall1food1service3ambience2

                                        Unfortunately we had a bad experience. They were out of everything, we did not enjoy the food or atmosphere. Would not recommend or return.

                                      15. i

                                        irag

                                        New York Area

                                        12 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                        An NYC restaurant without the hassle of driving in there! Super food, service and vibe!

                                      16. WF

                                        WayneF

                                        New York Area

                                        33 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        33 reviews

                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Absolutely incredible service!! The wait staff refills your water and beverages just as they begin to get low. Extra bread, no problem. Concerned about any allergies among the guests, no problem. Food is amazing with wonderful salads, and all kinds of creative dishes. We had comfortable seating with plenty of light and large picture windows. I will return many times

                                      17. S

                                        Sandy

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always an amazing experience at Osteria! Top notch across the board! Special shout outs to Tommy, Rodrigo, Sam, Peter and Charles!

                                      18. R

                                        Robert

                                        New York Area

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Osteria Crescendo is our favorite local restaurant. All of the dishes are special and the ingredients and flavors are amazing. We brought my parents here for my mother’s birthday and they loved all of the food.

                                      19. LN

                                        LoriN

                                        Atlantic City

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        OC is always a total experience from the staff to the food to the vibe. Oh, and the cocktails too. Definitely try their specials when you go. The staff is so excited to explain the facets of the dishes, which helps you understand just how much thought goes into every offering. Pacing of courses is consistent and the staff is attentive…friendly, down-to-earth and just formal enough so you know you’re somewhere special. Notable choices: calamari, oysters, gnudi. Cheers and enjoy!

                                      20. DH

                                        DavidH

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Everything great but I thought the martinis were on the small side

                                      21. m

                                        madge

                                        New York Area

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                        excellent food. very limited menu so if u go back often u r eating the same thing unless they change to a seasonal menu. service was very pleasant.

                                      22. a

                                        althea2001

                                        New York Area

                                        32 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        32 reviews

                                        Dined on March 25, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        We had another wonderful dinner for our anniversary. Our server, Sam, was so knowledgeable about everything. Looking forward to our next visit!

                                      23. JA

                                        JenA

                                        New York Area

                                        3 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Had an amazing experience. Food and service was perfection

                                      24. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was delicious and service was impeccable.

                                      25. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New York Area

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We were at a perfect table near the window and shared delicious apps and drinks! The dinner entrees were fabulous! The food is prepared with the excellent ingredients. The staff was so helpful and accommodating! We will be back often.

                                      26. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New York Area

                                        11 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        Dinner was fantastic but a little on the expensive side for the portions. Cocktails were fantastic and the staff was very pleasant. I’ll definitely be back

                                      27. GG

                                        GreggG

                                        New York Area

                                        20 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        20 reviews

                                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Birthday dinner for my wife … as always drinks were awesome and the food is beyond expectations

                                      28. ER

                                        EddieR

                                        New York Area

                                        5 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on March 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was our third time, and we were not disappointed. Service is great, really informed and helpful, even with great wine suggestions. Calamari is amongst the best we’ve had, as was the pork chop. The pastas are always great and big servings. We’ll be back soon.

                                      29. m

                                        mariau

                                        New York Area

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Good food, and drinks, service was excellent, very attentive

                                      30. L

                                        Larry

                                        New York Area

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 10, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Dinner again delicious . Brought our friends this time. . Sam our waiter .(Has waited one us several times ) Sam is so knowledgeable of the menu, and how the food is made and prepared. He went over several specials with us. . He suggested several wines for us, and we had bottle of white and red . Both were great. We had 3 appetizers, which everyone enjoyed. Dinner was 3 pasta dishes and a fish special. We all enjoyed our meals and did not have room for dessert. This is an awesome place, with great staff, food, and service. Looking forward to our next time back, already!

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New York Area

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on March 4, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Another fantastic meal!

                                      32. E

                                        Eaterchica

                                        New York Area

                                        29 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        29 reviews

                                        Dined on March 4, 2022

                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                        Very nice modern room but the service is too casual for the high quality of the food. Food presentation could be improved.

                                      33. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New York Area

                                        5 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on March 4, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The menu is limited but the food is fantastic and definitely a notch above other local Italian restaurants.

                                      34. C

                                        Chiligirl

                                        New York Area

                                        24 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        24 reviews

                                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                                        overall4food4service2ambience4

                                        This is really is a good restaurant - high level food, stylish dining room, fun bar. Unfortunately, for the level of dining experience I think they hope to provide, the service is that if a more casual restaurant - plates cleared while others at the table are still eating, plates taken without asking, waiting too long for check. Not the end of the world but these are finer points to enjoy at a really good restaurant.

                                      35. BM

                                        BridgetM

                                        New York Area

                                        6 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Osteria Crescendo. I booked an early dinner (5:30 pm) at a high top in the bar. Sam, the assistant manager, was our server and he was fantastic. Talked through all the specials, made excellent recommendations and checked in regularly without being intrusive. We shared the NJ Barnegat oysters, arugula salad and the bread….all DELICIOUS! I ordered the Beef Wellington and my husband had the short ribs ravioli. Both were unbelievable but the Beef Wellington was off the charts amazing. Sam recommended both and we were not disappointed. We shared the lemon olive oil cake for dessert and it was so tasty. We love OC and will be back again!

                                      36. R

                                        Robert

                                        New York Area

                                        12 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Osteria is our favorite restaurant in Westwood. It’s pricey, but their dishes and cocktails are always special. They make the best homemade pasta I’ve ever tried - both here and in Italy. You must try it with an open mind and not expecting a traditional Italian restaurant.

                                      37. A

                                        Anna

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It is the best restaurant. Taste, service, price, and location are the best.

                                      38. MG

                                        MikeG

                                        New York Area

                                        12 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        On a Saturday at 5pm decided to have some drinks at the bar. Matt at the bar made some of the better cocktails we have tasted. Professional and friendly service. We asked the manager Tommy if he could arrange for a table in the dining room for dinner which he took care of for us with no problem. We moved into the dining room.. a nice table for 2 near the window. Sam our server was extremely efficient, attentive but not overbearing and knows the menu well. Some good menu suggestions were given. We thoroughly enjoyed every one of our appetizers. Our main courses... Berkshire pork chop cooked perfectly, and short rib ravioli were excellent. Desserts were also very good. We look forward to returning.

                                      39. AL

                                        ALLE

                                        New York Area

                                        10 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on February 25, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Food and drinks are always amazing. Pasta is so fresh.

                                      40. KB

                                        KathyB

                                        New York Area

                                        23 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        23 reviews

                                        Dined on February 25, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        One of the best restaurants in the tri-state area - definitely on the Mount Rushmore of best restaurants in the area.

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                                      Osteria Crescendo is rated 4.7 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                      Booked 15 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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