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Ristorante Sicilia Cafe

4.0
75 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Indulge in savory Italian fare at Ristorante Sicilia Café. Operated by renowned chefs Fernando, Sergio and Ivan (brothers), this quiet trattoria serves up a fine array of Sicilian dishes as well as classics from other parts of Italy. Ristorante Sicilia Café also offers a special pizza menu, which features a nice range of options including the Palermo pie—a local favorite. Visit for lunch or dinner and indulge in some purpu aniato or pasta con sarde. Finish it off with a sweet dessert, like the restaurant’s popular homemade gelato.

An ideal pick for an Italian home-style dining experience, this restaurant has a BYOB policy, so diners can bring their favorite bottles to complement their meals. Ristorante Sicilia Café also offers catering services as well as private facilities that can be used for parties and social events. This restaurant is open Mondays to Sundays.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Sicilian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
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Phone number
(732) 383-8473
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vincenzo Sorriso
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Private party facilities
We offer our room and patio for private parties and events.
Please contact us for further information.
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Private party contact
Vincenzo: (732) 383-8473
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Catering
We offer off-site catering for private parties events etc.
From sandwiches and paninis, to our signature pastas and meats.
Pastries and gelato are available for catering as well.

Gelato Cakes are also available for parties or catering. Just give us a call and you can pick the size and flavor of the Gelato cake you would like for your party!!!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broad st. and Peter's place
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Parking details
We have a parking lot behind the restaurant, as well as parking on the street in front and on the side of the restaurant
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Special events & promotions
We offer our Homemade GELATO for any occasion (weddings, birthdays, private events). Our gelato cart will be able to come to your event anywhere in New Jersey. Choose from 4 to 7 different flavors to be in your next event, along with a server .

Additional
BYO Liquor, Cafe, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Takeout
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.1
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4.1
service
3.6
ambience
1.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MrandMrs1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 28, 2015

I love Cafe Sicilia, the food is really good, nice ambiance, but...my most recent visit, the service was very slow. There weren't a lot of tables filled, but it was still slow.
So, Go! But be patient.

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Jackson (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 15, 2015

Food quality and price per.serving lacking. Listed on menu home made macaroni when asked they said the didn't get any in. What does that mean? Guess they don't make it in house not good, not made to order. Very disappointed for restaurant in Red Bank.

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Fruendly (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

We met some friends here, we were promptly seated where we asked to be. The Server Andre was friendly and attentive without being over bearing. We had 2 appetizers for 4 of us. eggplant, and melon with proscutti. The Griggliatta de Carne was great for Meat eaters, the pasta and fish dishes are great choices as well.

we will be back.

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vipghof (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

Went for Christmas Eve - glad the place closed . The waiter stood next to us as we reviewed the bill and took out our wallets and discussed tip etc. The meals were horrible we had been there the week before and the same dishes were totally scimped on like used baby shrimp instead of regular size - no wonder they closed down - horrific !!
We suggested and it was an embarrassment !!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 16, 2015

We really wanted this to be better than it was. The food was mediocre and there are much better restaurants in the area. Perhaps I was an off night?

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Pete (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2015

Also, you could enjoy the company of your guests because it wasn't noisy. Highly recommend it.

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vipRayN (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

Food was good quality and portion. Asked for chicken with my pasta special and they served on side. Should have been mixed in.

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vipAugie (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Been trying to get to this restaurant since it opened. Finally made it there last Saturday. Food was very good. Service was very good. Looking forward to going back.
Thank you.

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Allie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

The food is fresh and delicious. We three different pasta dishes. Linguine with clams, linguine with shrimp and broccoli rabe, and spaghetti with pesto, marinara, and ricotta cheese, were served hot and were delicious. We also had the arugula salad with pears and balsamic glaze which was great.

This is a nice bring your own restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious fresh meal.

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vipchasjude (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2015

Overall, excellent Sicilian restaurant, homemade pastas. Menu has many items not found in other Italian restaurants. Wonderful, best around gelato. Friendly, charming owner. Nice atmosphere. Great outdoor space. Parking available.

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vipkelley (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 19, 2015

Ate here the other night and it was delicious. Had the eggplant for appetizer and altho the dish was hot, the eggplant was lukewarm but very good. My entree was gnocchi and it and the sauce was delicious. I must say here the waiter and busboy was terrific. Every thing I asked for came immediately and with a smile. I realized we were running late for an appointment, mentioned that to the busboy and was handed my check immediately. There were two difficult patrons in the restaurant that evening and the wait staff continued to be friendly and courteous.
I will definitely return to this restaurant.

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dbug216 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 15, 2015

My husband and the other couple loved the food and would definitely return. Their only complaint was that the ambiance was lacking. I don't necessarily agree. They thought the lighting was a bit too bright. Maybe it could have been more candlelight. But I truly enjoyed my evening and would recommend this restaurant. If you want great food, and real Italian gelato for dessert, this is a definite. I think it's the only true Italian place in Red Bank.

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vipMarkW (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 17, 2015

Early evening Friday meal, seated immediately. Few other diners. Service was good, until place filled up within the hour (by 6:30PM). Appeared that kitchen could not keep up with getting food out timely. Waiter was apologetic and tried to service to our needs. Establishment is BYOB, and they cater to your needs (opening, glasses, refills, etc.) there. Food quantity was on par for price, however, everything was bland / underseasoned. Desserts were highlight of the meal.

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Emilio (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 11, 2015

food was ok nothing to brag about
a bit pricey for what you get
service so so

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vipbussyfugger (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 5, 2015

A very good Italian restaurant in an unprepossessing setting. This was our second time eating here and with a group of seven including three kids we had a lovely Easter lunch. The gelato is especially notable as is the service. But don't forget your wine, especially on Easter Sunday when all the local liquor stores are closed.

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bcmod12a (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 7, 2015

Went to dinner here on Saturday evening with my wife and two teenagers. We all had apps, entrees and a dessert. The food was average. Not bad, but not great. Foodies would be disappointed. My wife and I had a spinach salads to start and again -- OK. Tasty but not great. I do like BYOB aspect of this corner neighborhood place, but the food brings you back. Likely will return at some point but in no rush to do so.

I will say the service was very good. Very attentive. High marks in that aspect!

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Cudagirl1973 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 7, 2015

My husband and I liked the food. The place was small but nice. We did not like the preparation of the swordfish. The menu did say breaded and grilled but when we asked the waiter he said that there was just a sprinkling of breadcrumbs on top of the fish. It was not a sprinkling. The breadcrumb coating masked the flavor of the fish. A simple olive oil, thyme, lemon and caper dressing would have been much better. Also, the eggplant caponata appetizer was good but the grilled bread that accompanied the dish should be scaled down. Way too big and too much. Overall, we would go back and probably bring some of our friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 6, 2015

Incredible dining experience. The level of service and hospitality by ownership, wait service, and staff is unmatched by any other restaurant in Red Bank. The food in consistently top quality and fresh. The daily specials are innovative and delicious. I Highly recommend the Sicilia Cafe!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 27, 2015

Delicious meal, attentive, staff and a very pretty view of Broad Street lit up at night!

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Emptynesters (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

We made a reservation for 6:45. Upon arrival, we were told that we had to wait for our table. The wait was 15 min.. When we entered the dining room there were two empty tables with "reserved" signs on them I had made a reservation. What was up with that? When seated, we were greeted by our waiter who opened our wine and took our order, but then seemed to forget about us. We had to ask another server for water and bread. The second server delivered our meal, but I don't recall anyone "checking in" with us again. The food was just okay.

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