Pearl Restaurant

4.7
298 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Pearl Restaurant is a rare find like a hidden gem found in an oyster!
Unlike many of today’s restaurants, Pearl does not use a microwave, fryer or a freezer. Rather, our chef prepares only the finest meat, fish, and vegetables selected from the market daily. Our pastas are homemade by Nonna Carmela. The freshness of the products coupled with the skill of our chef, will guarantee a meal that will delight your palate.

At Pearl, you will be greeted by Maximilian, a second generation restaurateur. Max will immediately make you feel at home with his gracious demeanor and friendly smile.

Lunch & Dinner is served seven days a week in two of our elegant dining rooms.

We Accept Reservations of 2 up to 8 people!

Walk ins are always Welcome!

Conveniently located next door to the brand new Hudson Street Garage!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 298 people are saying
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OpenTableDiner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Ridgewood. The food is always fantastic and no matter what I order I am always delighted with my meal! Servers are also great and always efficient, happy and polite. Can’t wait to return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to eat in Ridgewood.

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OpenTableDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! Atmosphere is chill and cool but the staff is also really friendly. They know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. Food is phenomenal, some Italian classics and some twists, and for their prices it’s 100% worth it.

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OpenTableDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cozy restaurant has left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation and wonderful dessert. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again.

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OpenTableDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend had the halibut special which was amazing! I loved my dish the homemade Pappardelle Bolognese .... we finished it off with the key lime tart! perfect date night spot

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OpenTableDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great staff and awesome vibes... we look forward to coming back again

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OpenTableDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place... Loved the swordfish and my date enjoyed her filet mignon it was cooked to perfection and very tender. Already looking forward to making our next trip here. The service was wonderful and not intrusive.

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OpenTableDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect date night meal here. The swordfish was outstanding and they even served us Strawberry Zabaglione tablesde! Great night out that was long over due. Thanks for making it memorable. We will be back

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OpenTableDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved into town and I feel like I found my second home coming here. Best Italian food hands down. Marino came to the table and prepared his special scallops dish for us. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipNASN
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It can be any way dining special occasion or just a date night lovely outside area

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BettyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Was expecting more after reading reviews. Was sitting next to parking garage nothing to block view. You would think they would make it feel more inviting not the case. Looked right into the kitchen, no portion to obstruct the view.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They exceeded our expectations. It was our first time and my family loved everything. They made us feel like we were in our own home. Can’t wait to come back. Great spot.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner and the service was friendly and courteous. The outdoor setting is amazing.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Filet Mignon I’ve ever had hands down! I could cut it with a butter knife it was so tender

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Highly recommend. Chef Marino and Host Massimiliano go above and beyond for you.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s surprise birthday dinner here. The food was outstanding and the service was friendly.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To our surprise they have dollar oysters on Mondays! They were fresh and amazing. This is our new Monday night spot!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner al fresco! Love the outdoor setup they have. It’s open airy and green! Be back soon

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local go to spot for Italian food. Love this place

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

Went here on a Monday and they offer dollar oysters every Monday all day. The key lime meringue tart was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time coming to Pearl and we loved it! The food was awesome. We almost licked our plates. Can’t wait to come back again and bring my friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local neighborhood gem. My go to place for Italian food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. We had such a wonderful evening and the food was delicious! Nonna even came and sang to me. She’s such a sweetheart she reminded me of my grandma :)

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vipHusbandWhoCooks
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go, we find something new to love about this place... we will continue to spend our celebrations and date nights here as often as we can

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

Celebrated Mother’s Day here with my family. We had a fantastic meal and the service was impeccable. They even gave my mom and grandma roses!! It was a nice touch and surely impressive. Thank you again to everyone at Pearl

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vipDrBob31
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent place to go, especially in the plastic igloos. Food is great!

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vipDiningwfamily
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and we were able to eat outside in a heated igloo. Waite staff was so attentive, food was delicious and plentiful. Every mom receives a rose (it was the night before Mom’s day). Have always had a wonderful experience at Pearl!

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CAE123
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We will be definitely be back here again, we had such a great experience. We had an early dinner so it was quiet yet lovely. Overall service was attentive. Next time we would order a different pasta entree as it was not the best item we had that evening, but was recommended to us by a friend that thought it was amazing. To each their own! The red pepper white bean dip for our bread was a great touch. Meatballs are incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my husband for our wedding anniversary and had such a wonderful experience. The food was delicious. Thank you so much to the staff for everything. We will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and friendly owners! Get the mussels

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Denise
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pearl is one of our very favorite restaurants. They excel in all categories!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family loves this place! Scallops were cooked to perfection! Will be back soon

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vipArmi58
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience! Food is good, especially the fresh pasta prepared by Nonna Carmela! I praise that they use local produce and good quality food like Berkshire pork chops!
My husband had cavatelli with broccoli rabe and he said was the best he ever had! I had salmon and was very good
For dessert, we share a tiramisu and was perfect! We are Italian, born and raised in Italy so we are very picky when comes to Italian cuisine, but we were impressed !

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TheBaconator
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. Outstanding service. Spectacular food.

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

The pork chop is amazing!

DB
vipDrBob31
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Wonderful family and personal cooking.

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patrickg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food in a very nice calm environment. The service is very attentive. We had excellent appetizers (you should definetely try the meatballs), and both a steak and seafood entre. The entrees were excellent. It was finished with a great desert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I cannot stop raving about this place! Authentic homemade Italian food just the way I like it! The music is amazing and the staff was wonderful. Can’t wait to come back again. Thank you Pearl!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best food we have had since moving to New Jersey. Better than NYC. From the service to the food it was a great experience. Outdoor, indoor and igloo seating. We started with the Stuffed artichoke and steamed little neck clams and soaked up every bit of the broth. For dinner we both had pasta and loved every bite. For dessert the tiramisu was absolutely perfect with a cappuccino to finish the night. It was the best date night meal we have had in years. We will be back and telling all our friends and family to make a reservation.

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willr
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh, delicious and easily made this restaurant my new favorite place to dine. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was just perfect. Highly recommend this place for celebrations, date nights and more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Easter dinner with my family and I highly recommend this place! Great Italian food and friendly service. I felt like I was at home.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pearl Restaurant using the Order Online button. Pearl Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 857-5100.

Pearl Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 298 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.