Pizzeria Bel Giardino

4.3
21 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Our family invites you to join us in a truly unique authentic Italian experience. Pizzeria Bel Giardino has something for everyone including traditional and gourmet pizzas, classic Italian flavors, one of a kind specialties, and the finest imports from all over Italy. Here at Bel Giardino we hand select every ingredient in each dish for freshness, quality, and authenticity. So whether you are looking for some slices on the go, a new gourmet experience, or a truly authentic Italian specialty you love, we have you covered. Bel Giardino offers the finest gourmet pizza, authentic Italian fare, certified imported Italian specialties, ready to go meals, fresh pasta, and so much more. Come down today to experience the Soul of Italy in the Heart of Cranford!
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.0
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipth454sa
Atlantic City
70 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place... It is so cozy and the service is the best... The food wonderful.. I love this gem...

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Lisa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...always fresh & tasty...never disappoints...
Owner very nice & accomodating...prob one of the best restaurants in Cranford for
italian food.

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DeborahT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was going on a date for the first time and needed a place to meet in between us.
I did some reviews and found Pizzeria Bel Giardino.
This place was amazing food, great service, beautiful decorations for the holidays (thanks to his wife LOL great job.)
I so enjoyed my time and i have already recommend you to so many of my friends.
I will see you very soon.
deborah

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Mike
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It’s a no frills restaurant. The backroom has more privacy for dinning. We were a party of four and everyone’s food was delicious 😋

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vipbgreenbe
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Found this place through Open Table. Decided to give it a try. When entering you think it is a plain pizzeria - tables, chairs, counter with pizza slices.. but then you are led into the dining room, which transports you to a courtyard looking environment. It is quite nice.
The food is good. I had rigatoni with eggplant, and my hubby had Veal Parmesan. both portions were plentiful. We had a special Cesar salad, and special garlic bread - really good.
Service was attentive.
When our bill came, we were charged for the 3 additional refills of soda that we had - totaling $11! This was quite annoying, since the glass was filled with mostly ice, quite annoying! This left a bad taste in our mouths. Although the restaurant would be considered a neighborhood gem by me - this is a place that I will not return to - I can find another restaurant that does not nickel and dime its patrons.

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Mapper
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for the first time...wasn’t sure if we were going to stay when we pulled up, but we did. Glad we did because the food was delicious. Tried about 7 different things n a pizza. Everything was very good and we would definitely go back again!!

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, was just hot in there! Not a deal breaker will definitely go back and soon!

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ChelseaN
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a birthday dinner and enjoyed our experience. Second time being there since the change in chef, and the food was amazing. We enjoyed the tower of mozzarella and eggplant for an appetizer, and the entrees of veal Marsala and chicken Parmesan were delicious. We will be going back!

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Binnyb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Could be very good. Sat in the charming backroom which was stuffy and smelled of old cleaning mops. Service was professional and friendly. My appetizer was a miss. I ordered burrata with fresh tomatoes, olive oil and olives. The cheese was excellent but the tomatoes were a pale reddish-yellow and tasteless. Since the appetizer only had two main ingredients, both should have been excellent. If not, it should not have been served. Our mains were good - tasty farfalle with cream sauce, tortellini with pesto and chicken with prosciutto. All mains were well balanced, artfully presented and enough to take home. We were too full for dessert. A very friendly staff made the evening special. Will visit again.

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rich
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had to sit next to where the pizza ovens were it was a little hot while we were waiting !!young girls waitresses were good but a little unsure of them selves but very nice . They happen to have a party booked in the dining room so we could not get to sit there we ate in the Pizza parlor part of the restaurant !! overall I would definitely go back

Pizzeria Bel Giardino
Responded on July 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your food and hope to have you back again real soon! Thanks for dining with us!

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IsabelM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very bland food. Not difficult to make flavorful Italian food yet out of 4 entrees none were tasty. Meatballs not made from scratch. There are better options in Cranford.

Pizzeria Bel Giardino
Responded on July 13, 2019

Isabel, I am very sorry you did not enjoy our authentic Italian cuisine. Our meatballs are actually made fresh by hand using our chef from Sicily's grandmother's recipe. We are sorry you thought the food was bland, please let us know what you had so we can evaluate with our chefs and taste and flavor are everything to us and we want all of our customers to be happy and enjoy!

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vipheleneg
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent
Staff great
Kyle was super made you feel at home
Will become regulars

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AllenB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

More interesting menu than many of the local Italian places, and prices are very reasonable. And it's BYOB.

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vipAlR23
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle and Enzo are welcoming and great chefs, consistently good Italian dishes

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KrisP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice little spot, noce staff, worth a shot, low key. Enjoyed the dishes

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vipCornus
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit and it was as good as the first! Looking forward to a third!

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Richard
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had dinner on Valentine's Day - excellent!

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vipCornus
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. We started by sharing a garden salad and eggplant rollatini...both delicious. I may get a double eggplant rollatini next time as my entree since it was so good! This was followed by sole francese with a side of pasta with marinara sauce for me, and my dining mate had salmon with ravioli in a light sauce...seemed like a strange combo but it was very good. We finished by splitting a cheesecake...next time I think I'll try one of the chocolate selections. Two more pluses for this restaurant: it's right across the street from the movie theater, and it's a BYO! Our waitress and the owner were both very friendly and made us feel *at home*. Already looking forward to another visit!

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's the detail to ingredients that make the food taste so darn good. A perfect blend of flavors to make each dish.

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ACDC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The seafood salad was one of the freshest I ever had and tasty.

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Vanessa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. We had reservations on a Friday night and were seated promptly. This place is also BYOB, which is a plus in our book! I had the chicken via Allison and it was delicious! The portion size was the right amount. For dessert, we had the cannolis. The filling was to die for!

Our server was very attentive and friendly. The new owner came to greet us. He has a great personality! Overall, we had an amazing experience. We will be back very soon!

FAQs

Pizzeria Bel Giardino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 272-2500.

Pizzeria Bel Giardino is rated 4.3 stars by 21 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.