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Ristorante MV, Bernardsville, NJ

Ristorante MV

4.7
4.7
406 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Ristorante MV is an up-beat and modern eatery, with a stylish bar, that encapsulates the old-school energy of Italian dining. Bringing you traditional and home-made family recipes prepared by father and son team, right in the heart of Bernardsville NJ.
A 2 hour table Limit has been put in place for groups of 4 or less.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (908) 766-7979

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Pasquino Vitiello

  • Neighborhood

    Bernardsville

  • Cross street

    at Anderson Hill Rd

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 406 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FM

    FredM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter Rich was outstanding!
  2. PP

    PaulP

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MV food experience wonderful, for us as good as it gets. MV is a premium price dining experience, great for special occasions. Entire menu is spectacular with fresh cheeses, salads and pastas among our favorites. Look forward to enjoying again!
  3. MB

    MichaelB

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Amazing place. Atmosphere was great. Parking staff was excellent, host was not very friendly. Bar staff helpful but not very talkative. Waiter was one of the worst I have ever had. He dropped off menus then disappeared for quite a while. Waited forever for drinks, no discussion of specials nor the menu. I usually like to get the question, "have you dined with us before?" Nothing!! We ordered appetizer, he brought the wrong one and acted like it was our fault. Overly very cold and unfriendly person. The female assistant waitress was friendly and pleasant. She was obviously not a full service waitress, but she was much better than the unfriendly waiter. I would like to try it again, but I will wait until maybe some staff changes!!
  4. PS

    PatriciaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A few weeks ago my friend introduced me to Ristorante MV. We had a fantastic meal and I was very impressed with the service, atmosphere... the entire experience. Last Friday evening, I gave away my reservation to my 20 year old son, for an evening with his girlfriend (one year anniversary celebration). The staff treated them like royalty and following an amazing dinner (he texted me a great photo), they were presented with a celebratory dessert and candle. How great is that?
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here and the food was fantastic!
  6. WB

    WarrenB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional ingredients and service. Simply prepared.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere loved the music being played in the background . The food is very good though def a bit pricey . The service is efficient friendly and timely
  8. FV

    FrankV

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    See my Yelp review. Frank V.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect place to come and enjoy time with friends - service is always constantly great, the food is delicious- if you’re looking for a great Italian spot this is the place to go !
  10. MG

    MargaretG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This was a milestone birthday celebration for a family member. The food and service were outstanding. Expensive. The one downside - and it’s a big one for this upscale restaurant- is the incredibly LOUD music ranging from pulsating disco to Big Band. Crazy loud like a nightclub. It really cast a pall over what would have been a delightful meal.
  11. b

    boots

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    good food. better service. Nice that he made chicken scarpariello on the bone. Only way it should be made and being from Brooklyn, they know that. Winelist a bit too pricey. Overall very good and i will come back.
  12. AJ

    AmyJosephine

    Jackson Hole

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience every time we come!
  13. M

    Meaty1972

    New York Area

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome fresh pasta. The halibut was exceptional.
  14. RW

    RayW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, delicious food, wonderful service. Our waiter, Rich, was excellent!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our compliments to the chef! Each course was beautifully presented, perfectly prepared, highest quality and delicious. The service was just the right amount of attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back and highly recommend to friends and family.
  16. LZ

    LyndaZ

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service great vibe! Looking forward to revisiting soon.
  17. DR

    DonnaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think it's the best Italian food in New Jersey. The service is top notch and I can't wait to go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Food great as always. Didn’t like them cleaning and picking up and moving tables over head to prepare for new years .
  19. DK

    DrKathy

    New York Area

    298 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    298 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ristorante MV nestled in the town of Bernardsville, New Jersey is a hidden gem. My friend Elvis told me back in September that he loves this restaurant. We were meeting up with dear friends that live in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and wanted to meet up for lunch. They asked if I could find a restaurant in the middle-somewhere between where we live in NY and where they live. So I looked up Ristorante MV and it was perfect in terms of distance for both families. We arrived and first made a visit to Barbara at Trattoria MV-a more casual dining area. She was so friendly and greeted us with a smile. We then made our way to Ristorante MV-a beautiful destination to dine. Our waiter-Michael was amazing! He was professional, courteous and knowledgeable about the restaurant’s history and cuisine. We all loved the incredible array of bread, appetizers, and entrees. I absolutely loved the Chicken Parmigiana-the best I have ever tasted! My friend Ro-Ro loved the Spaghetti Carbonara. Everyone enjoyed every element of our dining experience. I highly recommend if you are in NJ, make a reservation at Ristorante MV, you will love it! Thank you Ristorante MV for a spectacular lunch today!
  20. C

    Crwmack

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere but food not anything to write home about. I ordered the pork chop special and my wife veal. Pork came out raw. When I cut it the server ran over and grabbed the plate saying don’t eat that it needs to be cooked more! It was raw. I have never had that experience before in any restaurant. 20 minutes later my pork was finally done. My wife had finished her meal by then. When the pork came out it was average at best. Wife’s veal was ok she said. Dessert was average. For a $400 meal they could have done much better. Honestly don’t know what all the rage about this place is.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Was nice atmosphere
  22. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The restaurant was overbooked and the hostess did the best she could under the circumstances. What was the most upsetting part of the evening was the 150 charge per person plus an automatic 20% Gratuity. If the menu had been anything exceptional, possibly that price could be somewhat justified. What the menu offered was insulting, not choices for what is to be an upscale restaurant. Not one piece of meat, mediocre pasta and fish, limited sub standard appetizers. The patrons at this dinner were exploited. We were 3 people looking at probably at least a $650 bill for an orange salad, cavatelli bolognese, and a piece of cheesecake. Very upsetting. We walked out and at this point it was too late to go anywhere else.
  23. JK

    JimandKathy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    First I must say was that the food, as always, was fantastic! We had a wonderful time last year on Christmas Eve and were hoping to repeat the experience this year. We made our reservation MONTHS in advance and arrived 30 minutes early for our 7PM reservation. It was very busy (Christmas Eve) and they asked us to wait in the bar for our table, and kept telling us it would be soon. We saw friends in the bar so we enjoyed chatting until our table was ready. It took 2 HOURS! We were finally seated at 9PM. We knew it was a Prix Fixe dinner at $150 per person for the 3 of us. When the bill arrived we were charged $750 for dinner ($250 per person), plus drinks! I pointed this out to the waiter and the bill was adjusted back to $150 per person. I can understand small errors in a handwritten dinner bill but a small part of me thinks that someone was trying to slip something past us. Again, it was Christmas Eve and it was packed...but this sounds like poor table management and somewhat suspicious accounting! YOU WILL LOVE THE FOOD....JUST CHECK THE BILL CAREFULLY!!
  24. MA

    MaryAnneD

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    Xmas Eve Dinner was disappointing! Had a prefixed menu, very limited and $150 per person without tip or drink. I could not get macaroni w my dinner! It was so cold my daughter ate w her jacket on. It felt very rushed and had to order three courses as soon as we were seated. Saw one family get up and leave after looking at the menu. Wish we had followed them! They should have mentioned the limited menu on Open Table or their website! Not cool and we typically love MV. ;(
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  26. j

    jannat

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Overall a very nice experience with the helpful and friendly staff. The ambience of the building inside and out was charming. The problem with this visit is the primary purpose for being there. The food. This where disappointment entered. Unfortunately, the executions of flavor was extreme to the point of disguising the core substance. In this particular case, chicken and fish. Both were prepared to the point of being unsatisfactory. In layman’s terms, dry and tuff. The appetizer of zucchini was visually intriguing but the oil content could have been extracted to lubricate my car engine. This food establishment introducing themselves as a choice venue to this community fell short in delivering culinary expectations. Just my opinion from my first visit.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Upon arriving for my birthday dinner we were seated next to the kitchen. I asked the hostess if there were any other tables available so we weren’t sitting near the kitchen. She said she would check for us however she never returned even to tell us it wasn’t available. Our server was cold and unfriendly. Not helpful with the menu or suggestions at all. We had to ask an assistant to find our server so we could order our dinner after 30 mins. The food was very good however for the level of dining to warrant such high menu prices, I would expect much better quality of service. I was very much looking forward to this very special birthday dinner but I doubt I would recommend or return.
  28. a

    allaboutthefood

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our overall experience! The place was decorated for the holidays so got a festive vibe; the service was attentive and ongoing through the night. The food was absolutely fantastic from start to finish; from the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts! The star of the night was their Carbonara which is phenomenal!!! It's really worth the trip! The only thing that was confusing is the entrance, both for the restaurant and the valet parking; it's not very well marked and does not really offer options for not valeting. I ended up parking across the street which worked out well.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my fathers 75th Birthday at the restaurant. It was wonderful. The food, simply amazing.
  30. RS

    RobertS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went for lunch on a Friday 12/09/22 at 2 pm. The restaurant was busy with a few large groups that looked like holiday parties. We were greeted and seated immediately. (We had reservations) The bread platter had a variety of fresh breads, which included a tasty tomato focaccia bread, wheat bread, Italian bread, taralli, and bread sticks. All were very tasty! My wife had the Insalate Mista - The greens were fresh and crispy and the dressing was not overwhelming. I had the Fried Zucchini which was more than enough to share. For the main course, I had the Special Pasta with the Bolognese sauce that was outstanding. My wife had the Pasta with Clam Sauce. For dessert we shared chocolate ravioli with cannoli cream which was very interesting and wonderful. Ristorante MV delivers high quality Italian cuisine from beginning to end.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant! It’s a beautiful restaurant and the food and service are superb!
  32. d

    denises

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner..this was our first time and it did not disappoint. Menu was extensive. All of our food was cooked perfectly. Can’t wait to go back.
  33. C

    Calliope

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent food generous portions their home made mozzarella is the best. Service was impeccable, Pricey for sure, but worth the price as well
  34. LO

    LOUISV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and the table service was great. Unfortunately the hostess was not truthful. We asked for a table for two in another part of the restaurant (rather than in the front with low ceilings) and she said two tops are only in the front portion of the restaurant. Later when I went to the restroom I saw tables for two in the more open ambient part of the restaurant.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What lovely dinner my husband and I had celebrating my birthday. The restaurant is decorated so nicely for the holiday. We will be coming again!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. The food was amazing- just perfect. The atmosphere and ambiance were wonderful. The valet was excellent. The service was good but extremely slow but maybe that was purposeful in order to allow you to savor each course. We waited an extremely long time to get a dessert menu and we had to flag down a waiter to get one. We will definitely be back and just be prepared to allow ample time.
  37. DD

    DonaldD

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing . Pork chop with balsamic and prosciutto was amazing .
  38. CR

    CatherineR

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from service to food was exceptional. I brought my mother in for her birthday dinner on Thursday and she is still talking about it. Thank you.
  39. SM

    StephanieM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe is very cool, the staff super professional, the food delicious and plentiful, the prices actually reasonable given the quality. Brought a foodie for the first time who was very impressed.
  40. D

    Dish

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic-food, drinks, service and atmosphere

FAQs

Ristorante MV offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 766-7979.

Ristorante MV is rated 4.7 stars by 406 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Ristorante MV

1 Mill St, Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2227

Additional information

  • Cross street

    at Anderson Hill Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Bernardsville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pasquino Vitiello

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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