Popolari

4.4
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizza Bar
"Popolari! A Retro/Chic Italian Pizza + Pasta Bar, Serving Neapolitan Pizza, Classic American Pizza and Homemade Pasta. Outdoor garden, indoor dining with a pasta bar and a large parking lot in the back. Dine In • Catering • Delivery • Takeout"

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 31 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a friend to have a nice night out. We were seated outside on their back patio, which was so cute! Food was very good and portions were a good size. Service was on the slower side but the restaurant was very busy and our waiter (who was awesome) was responsible for a lot of tables. My friend and I didn’t mind waiting. Considering the lack of staffing and more people out dining again, they did a really great job and my friend and I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Date night with my wife; 1st in a long time. Service was over the top, even though they were understaffed. The food was very good. The ambiance is light and fun. We’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was pretty terrible. We arrived at 0745PM for our reservation and was seated promptly. We ordered and didn't get any food until 0915PM. Excuse from management was that they were "very busy." It was a shame because the food was excellent. Decor reminded me of those small cafes on the coast of Italy; well done! I probably wouldn't come back unless their time management was handled better; I'd definitely order takeout and wait for it at home or work.

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BloomfieldGirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Husband had to go to the counter to tell them we were ready to order after 20mins, no one bothered to come to the table, no water, wine glass etc.. It look 1hr and 30 mins to get our appetizers.. eggplant dip with only 3 little sluces of bread for a party of 3. i mean how are we supposed to eat that, dip our fingers?! i mean the basic customer service was nonexistent and the owner dont seem to care. Entree came 30mins after we finished our apps.. had to ask for water twice..had to ask for the check twice! Ddint enjoy the food coz we were so frustrated with the whole experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic. Had a great atmosphere and the staff was attentive and polite. The food was so delicious ! Can’t wait to go back to try more off the menu !

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RomeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there but certainly not the last. Followed the recommendations offered Cesar salad too die for; rice balls delicious and the pasta special mafaldine excellent.

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

Amazing food, great ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Popolari has good food and courteous service but really needs to work on getting the food to the guest sooner.
We ended up spending a couple of hours there.
We will be back, but we are hoping things will go a little more efficiently.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pastas are the star here. Good for

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AshleyD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful new restaurant, delicious meal and the service was friendly and very attentive. Will be back for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing attentive friendly and accommodating staff. Food was authentic and fresh! It was my husbands birthday and they put together a Nutella pizza with cannoli and Zeppoli’s. Absolutely fantastic!

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CodyC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, great experience and friendly service !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff & food. Will definitely be coming back

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GreatLunches
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

To start, really nice place. We have a puppy and it was great to be able to bring her and sit outside. Food is awesome. Pizzas phenomenal. Veal melts in your mouth.

Negatives: from sit down to begging for check to took 2 hrs and 30 minutes. We asked for the check when entrees basically just arrived. The waiter was horrible. Water glasses always empty. 2.5 hrs and I expect to have my glass filled at least 3 times. We are sitting outside forever. Pretty sure he forgot to put our appetizer order even in with kitchen. Appetizer came 1 hr and 35 minutes into the evening. Please get a different line of work for the good of all future customers.

The manager was a nice guy and brought out free food to many tables as we were all waiting. Even took money off check.

I hope they make it, new restaurant needs to iron things out. Would love to try it again in 3-4 months. Food was great, just not worth a three hours venture

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vipConnieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was beyond good. I have eaten pizza in Naples and it’s many dishes and here was good company.

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Elizabeth
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Pizzas brought out before our appetizers so were taken back. We had to ask for the pizzas after the appetizers were served as no one brought them. One was cold so had obviously been sitting the whole time. Not enough wait staff and very inexperienced

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Dylan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, nice decor fun atmosphere. Highly recommend it !!

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vipBernieS
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Loved the salads. The meatballs appetizer was cold. Like all new restaurants they’re working out some bugs and struggling understaffed due to the pandemic. But I’ll go back because I think the menu is different and creative. Nice owner. Nice staff. Not expensive.

JR
vipJRCC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Overall poor experience from start to finish. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Popolari opened about early June and they’re still working out the kinks. The food and ambiance were great, but the service was slow. I’m sure they will figure out the service issues soon enough, but my advice is to be patient and the food is worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very, very good definitely will go back. However, it took well over an hour for my table to get more water and our appetizers. Entrees (pizzas) came out very quickly after that. I understand that they were very busy with diners and take-out orders and are understaffed like all restaurants currently so it did bother us that much. Hopefully management will realize that it is better to stop taking take-out orders and walk-ins instead of overwhelming their whole staff like that.

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MarieD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meatballs , rice balls and pizza delicious
Would go back , and try some pastas , very pleasant staff they went out of there way for us

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vipAGM2018
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great specialty pizzas. Good service.

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was very attentive. Food was a bit slow, but we had appetizers and salads so that helps explain some of it. Atmosphere was great, staff were great. Food was great all-around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great new addition to the Bloomfield dining scene. Owner is welcoming and a great host. Pizza 💪.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!! Food was delicious, reasonably priced and BYOB. Waiter was helpful and attentive. Will be back.

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DAC1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Great for kids. And within walking distance of our house. We will be here a LOT!

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LDoh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and friendly staff - the chef greeted each table and clearly cares about the food he's making and the people he's serving. We'll be back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and authentic.

Unfortunately was on a time crunch but will definitely be back to try a lot more! (and hopefully the heat will be gone)

Hi from the Golden Arches!

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vipRehana
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a new place in Bloomfield and we decided to try it. It was simply put - amazing! The cube and decor is very casual and cool Italian. The food is delicious. The burrata prosciutto salad was so so fresh. The pastas were authentic and perfect. My husband ordered a burger against my advise (at an Italian place) and stated it was amongst the best he has had. Don’t miss the lemon sorbet which comes in a lemon at the end. Not to be missed. Loved loved the food and the ambiance of this place

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Nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. The food was incredible, the atmosphere was lively and beautiful, and the service was 5 stars. An elevated experience this neighborhood will truly appreciate. Must try.

FAQs

Popolari offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 338-0616.

Popolari is rated 4.4 stars by 31 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.