Osteria Crescendo

4.8
375 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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SLynn
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food with great service. Definitely recommend!

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vipDave
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside on a balmy end of summer evening, with a professional and friendly server and some yummy drinks, what could be better? The food was creative and delish, and we never felt rushed or ignored in spite of how busy it was. All in all, the best of my 3 visits to date!

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vipJBJB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Crescendo never disappoints. The food is wonderful.
The cocktails are superb.

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JohnS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding. Somewhere pricy but a great dining experience that was well worth the price

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AllyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was awesome, service was very attentive, and the vibe was spot on. Highly recommend for either a date night or night out with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Pork chop was the best I’ve ever had

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vipEric
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding!

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vipsujbo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the scallop dish was too small and there was not enough vegeatables and the flavor was just ok
calamari
and burrata excellent
bolongeses good

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HollyM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic upscale eatery. Great service Food is fresh and delicious.

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GregR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were excellent as they all worked together and were obviously well trained. So refreshing compared to many restaurants that use the lack of staff as an excuse for poor service and less than quality food.

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KelliD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite spot !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

delicious food, the prices were rather high for the amount of food you get though. Did leave hungry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Steak came out slightly under cooked. They took care out it immediately and the replacement came quickly and was cooked perfectly medium rare.
Staff was attentive and on point. The server allowed us to taste wines before ordering by the glass. This was our second trip. We will be back.

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KarynA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We sat outside so the noise levels were fine as the street traffic is pretty light around the restaurant. However, we found the menu to be pretty limited. I realize many restaurants have scaled down their menus. But the only side dish (which the entrees were a la carte, which is fine. But the only side on the menu was broccolini or French Fries... like really? Fries for $13? The pasta selections were rather limited as well. However, my husband and friends who ordered pasta, enjoyed their dishes. It seems that pasta is their specialty. The Burrata salad was delish.. the bread was toasty, warm and crunchy. The bronzini... just don't order it unless you are into it swimming in watermelon puree. I can totally handle sweet & savory flavors, without a problem. But it just didn't work for me. Way too much watermelon. I would not say the meal was bad, overall. But I'm not inclined to pay Osteria a return visit. For the money, there are far better restaurants in Bergen County. Sorry!!!

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thomasb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu is a bit limited overall but what was served was very good. Orecchiette/Sausage was very tasty and was split as an appetizer. Bread and oil was excellent. Enjoyed the pork chop which I don't normally order but was one of the best I've had. Thick sweet and grilled just right. My wife had chicken which was also very good. Desert was just ok. vanilla with a crumble.
Service was solid and the bar drinks were good. Id expand the wine list beyond Italian and add some martini's. Not crazy about the surcharge for using a CC , but that seems to be getting more popular. We'll go back...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had the mussels appetizer, and we each got one of their specials. Everything was amazing.
We also got the lemon olive oil cake & the panna cota which was also delicious. Everyone that worked there was super friendly & welcoming. Looking forward to going back soon!

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vipHungryh
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. So was the service. The waiter seemed to love the food and made it all sound delicious

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

would definitely go back, food ambiance and service was outstanding

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vipNaly
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, cocktails and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as it always is. The chef and staff are fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening. Everything was great…food, wine, service and the company

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AnneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was outstanding.

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DebraD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
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 on August 1, 2021
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 on July 30, 2021
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 on July 30, 2021
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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vipGreggG
New York Area
16 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
9 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
51 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
65 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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Osteria Crescendo is rated 4.8 stars by 375 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.