Osteria Crescendo

4.8
353 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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What 353 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was outstanding.

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DebraD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your typical Italian restaurant. Tasted as fresh as if you were eating in Italy.

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BrianW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary on a rainy Sunday night and Osteria Crescendo was a ray of sunshine. The food was truly excellent and the service was exceptional. I will recommend it to friends and certainly be back often.

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KC78
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent & waitress was so knowledgeable & great. Chocolate martini was terrible. Very loud inside but nice ambiance. Will definitely be going back again & highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and delicious food and creative and delicious drinks. Dinner and appetizer portions are not sufficient for the price.

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Christian
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want authentic Italian food (the kind you find in Italy), then this is the place to go.

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vipGregoryR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

No issues with service or food. Both were excellent However the dining room was uncomfortably warm The other issue is they need to have their espresso machine serviced. The cup I had was watery and without creama It means the machine is not operating at the correct temperature

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DAVEL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was both exciting and relaxing. Staff was extremely attentive without being overly so. All of the food my fiancé and I ordered was amazing (we highly recommend the ravioli), and the cocktails even more so. Osteria definitely landed toward the top of our regularly attended restaurant list.

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vipElizabethM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten! Am definitely going back!

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JillC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. It was full of flavor and the portions were just right!

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GreggG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is above and beyond with the knowledge of the way the meals are made. The flavors are awesome. It is an experience to dine here..

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vipAprilL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food! Very clean !!

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AdamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Great food and atmosphere!

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Whitebread
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails al fresco and beautifully plated food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went out to dinner for grandma’s birthday. Had spaced out outside seating. Chef was fantastic delivering delicious and authentic Italian food using quality fresh ingredients. We will definitely be back with more family members! Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Calamari fritti was divine.

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vipwannabeafoodcritc
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was delicious. Wonderful layers of flavors! We had the mussels and calamari appetizers and both were amazing. My husband and I shared the scallops, cooked to perfection and the Bronzino which was perfect and served with this wonderful Watermelon gazpacho sauce. It was Yum. Our Waitress was awful. Not at all personable. We expected more from this restaurant as it is on the pricey side.

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RoseannL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food is great. Portions are small. Server was not good at understanding the simple needs of the guest. It made ordering very complicated .and btw shouldn’t every restaurant today have skim milk and milk alternative for cappuccino ? Seems like table takes to me . I was embarrassed because I recommended it after 2 good visits.

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JacquelineD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal I ever had. Service was exceptional. The food was over the top delicious. It was an experience I won’t soon forget. Tommy Voter was attentive and our server Sam was a great. Cannot wait to come back and am telling all my friends to go! 👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌

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MadelineW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Westwood is a great town.

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vipDojo
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the Italian Job off the cocktails menu. The food was delicious and creative. The bread was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside and served with a generous helping of tasty olive oil. The pasta dishes were fresh and perfectly cooked. The Branzino was delicious and worthy of licking the plate. The staff was attentive and polite, but Matthew was a standout. Gave us perfect recommendations and he made you feel comfortable.

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vipTheresaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!

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AliciaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Cannot wait to return to Osteria Crescendo!

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LARRYW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and excellent service. The noise level is a bit high but the entire experience was great. It poured as we were having dessert and I am sure they had a reservation for our table, but they never rushed us out. An excellent restaurant close to our home is a real benefit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every minute of our meal. We literally wanted to lick the plates!

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BarbaraA
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was excellent. It was a great experience and will definitely go back.

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vipWendyS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cocktails, calamari appy and perfectly prepared pork chop!

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vipJeanetteJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, terrific service. Will certainly return with friends.

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vipLizS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not your typical Italian restaurant. Food is creative and amazing quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the single greatest dinning experience of my 43-year-old life! A++

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vipDkstar1
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Calamari proportions were noticeably smaller though.

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Delicious
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the trip. We traveled about 50 minutes to get here for a Father's Day dinner and it did not disappoint. From the moment we got there to the moment we left the staff was very friendly and nice. the drink specials were so good, might just go back for them, Food was delicious!! everyone really enjoyed their meal and my daughter who is a vegan, was catered to as well.
Can not wait to come back up and experience all over again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and amazing service!

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KenH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Birthday dinner Great service and food

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing food! Nice ambiance.
A bit pricey

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal. Best calamari we’ve ever had! Excellent food selection with great tips from the waiters. We highly recommend. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow incredible food! Just perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Osteria Crescendo! I had the gnudi cacio e pepe for a first course and the hanger steak for a main. Both were outstanding. The negroni cocktail I had prior to dinner was well-crafted. I highly recommend this restaurant to foodies and those interested in some thoughtful, delicious food.

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PeterC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in bergen county without a doubt!

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vipebnyc
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bartenders were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. The bar was super busy, but they took it all in stride. They made good recommendations. The gnudi is outstanding, and the cocktails are fun. They know their stuff, and I look forward to going back.

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vipjodij
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried OC because we love Viaggio. The food was outstanding! The oyster special had a foam that elevated the delicacy to a new level. Everything else, 2 pastas, steak, chicken, scallops and 4 desserts had layers of flavor. There was not a morsel left over. The food is a bit pricy and having a bar can make it an expensive night, but the quality justifies the price. This is a top NJ restaurant. We will be back.

FAQs

Osteria Crescendo is rated 4.8 stars by 353 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.