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About Runway 22 Casual Italian Bar & Grill

Runway 22 Casual Italian Sports Bar & Grill features Chef Anthony Pucciarello's menu favorites: the signature pot of meatballs, veal cutlet sandwich with long hots and fresh mozzarella, homemade sausage and Lobster BLT made to order. The newly renovated bar and restaurant has an energetic feel featuring 24 TV's with NFL Sunday Ticket, a jukebox, an outdoor patio and family-style menu options in a homestyle atmosphere. On & Off premise catering available.

168 Passaic Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Italian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday - Noon -9pm
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4-6:30pm

Cross Street:
Directly across from the Essex County Airport

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 808-1414

Entertainment:
Jukebox, 24 TV's, NFL Package for all your sporting events

Catering:
Full Service On & Off Site Catering available, as well as Trays To-Go

Executive Chef:
Anthony Pucciarello

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Runway 22 Casual Italian Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.6

service

3.6

ambience

3.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (3)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Live Sports (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Business Meals (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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Tapas (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Unlike other reviews, we found the service to be very good. Our server, Paul, was appropriately attentive. Our appetizers were very good. We had the arancini and truffle fries. The only drawback was the entrees. They were in need of some seasoning. We had the southern fried chicken and veal scallopini, both of which could have been improved with some punch. We will definitely return to try other dishes on the menu.

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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

It can get a little busy sometimes but the servers really step there game up. You can see that they want to make everyone expirence a good one. Also the itiailian food is 5 star

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The waitress spilled the entire tray of water on my back, she did apologize, but nonetheless I was wet and uncomfortable. Never came out with replacement waters, appetizer took over an hour to come out, the entrees took another 35 minutes after the appetizer was cleared away. Waitress would go MIA, never checked back and we overheard her ask someone else to watch the table while she went for a cigarette break.

We received the check and nothing was comped after slow service and water all over my jacket and back. Overall, although the food was good, our party would NOT return back.

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food2
ambience2
service1
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This place was a complete disaster on Saturday night. We got there at 6:15 and didn't get done till 8:45. The service wasn't slow it was glacial. Our server did the best she could but the kitchen was just so slow. Tons of mistakes on our orders, drinks were incredibly slow as well. Tho the menu was extensive and prices reasonable, it just isn't worth your time or effort.

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food3
ambience2
service1
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Extensive menu. Many choices from apps to burgers ,salads and dinners. Our waitress Donna was very pleasant . Would go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The seafood salad, adult grill cheese and filet mignon sandwich all were very good. Waiter was very pleasant and did not rush us. Would definitely return again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fun, Tapas, Business Meals, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Runway 22 is a great addition to the Fairfield dining scene. The casual but refined atmosphere is good for all ages. The bar has great happy hour specials. The bartenders and the wait staff are all very friendly The menu is varied with most items under $20. I have been here a couple of times and both times I ordered off of the daily specials menu. This time I went with a delicious ahi tuna entree. The sauce was spicy but not too hot. The entrees come with a house salad which is a nice touch. Also, be sure to download their app. I cashed in a $5 discount from the app plus I got another punch on my punch card so I am three entrees away from a free one. Will definitely return

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

The salad dressing was great. We didn't live the appetizers we got which were rice balls and filet mignon meatballs. Entrees were better. Good drinks. Very nice waitress.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Casual
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food3
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2016

My husband and I came here with a friend for the first time. Not knowing what to expect of the food, we all took a chance and ordered fish. Our friend had the catfish bites and the fish scampi--he said the scampi was excellent. We shared the snapper livornaise, which was also very good. We also shared the angry clams and mussels appetizer, which was perfectly spicy and delicious. Our server, Mark, was nice, attentive, and very patient, since we took a long time. Anthony, the owner, came over to chat. He's very personable. He told us the story of how he changed the name of the restaurant from Runway 44, because local pilots complained to him that the actual runway at the airport across the street was #22.

We won't hesitate to come back. Very good food and service and very reasonable prices.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Casual
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food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants. The food is top notch, staff are very nice. My only complaint (not really complaining ) is the noise level.

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food5
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Probably the biggest disappointment was the service. Our waiter was not very attentive. It took a while for him to get there. He was not very friendly or helpful. We had to call him over a few times when we needed things because he never came over to ask if we needed anything. The food was ok but one of the meals came out relatively cold.

We won't be going back.

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food1
ambience3
service1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Disappointed. Asked for a table rather than a booth or half-booth. Seated at a half-booth.
My wife asked for a baked potato, they don't have baked potato's. The server suggested Russet Potato's, she got French Fries. I had Chicken Scarparello. The sauce was good, the Chicken was dry. Otherwise the dish did have good taste. I know they have just switched to a "Sports Bar/Restaurant", maybe they need a little time to get things right. The servers need to be more familiar with the menu and what is or is not available. Overall it was comfortable and the bar area looked very attractive.

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food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2016

This restaurant was fantastic. Traditional Italian with an expert culinary touch. There was almost too much food and the Chef even came out of the kitchen to see how our food was prepared. The guys even got to watch the game while the wives chatted all from the same table.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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