Trattoria Mediterranea

4.8
806 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
***COVID UPDATE***
DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, A TIME LIMIT FOR RESERVATIONS WILL BE ENFORCED. ALL RESERVATIONS FOR GROUPS SMALLER THAN 4 PEOPLE WILL BE ALLOCATED 90 MINUTES FOR DINING AND GROUPS LARGER THAN 4 PEOPLE WILL BE ALLOWED TWO HOURS.

We are a family style Italian Restaurant known for our tasty food, friendly service, lively atmosphere. The restaurant exterior is representative of traditional Italy while our interior greets guests with an antique chest on which to sit on to observe Chef Michele at work.
"Start with the finest and freshest natural ingredients then cook with love, knowledge, and devotion. Serve everyone as if they were the most honored guests ever to come into your home and then you have the recipe for fine food.
With its bring your own wine concept, it's no wonder there's a queue for a table.
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dessertmavin
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Party of 4 - We waited a long time (1 hr.) to get our entrees - they may be understaffed. Most of us liked our entrees but the gnocchi special that night was not very good. 2 of us ordered hazelnut gelato for dessert - it was not creamy, tasted like ice milk not ice cream.

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vipLED1
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service are very good - noise level is very loud, which can make it difficult to enjoy conversation with friends. BYOB is a plus!

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vipMeaty1972
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Love this place. A real gem in NJ

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vipMarcnvinny
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly family casual Italian dining. Awesome staff and service with a great chef. Every dish was delicious!

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LauraS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food is fresh and delicious, prepared and presented to perfection. All staff are friendly and make guests feel pampered and special. A true family owed gem. Highest recommendation!

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vipKevinH
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife had the sea bass my son had a chicken dish off the menu and I had a special meatball/sausage/brasiole pasta dish all were great.
You can't go wrong when you come here... never disappoints, and its a BYOB

SM
vipSafetyMan
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Italian food. You must visit Trattoria Mediterranea if you’re, Italian, love Italian food, have been to Italy, or would like to visit…this is a touch of being there, or at mom’s table.

Our meal consisted of the house antipasto ( which is authentic, and not several chunks of cheese and cold cuts), but includes caponata, potato croquettes, house made sausage, dry sausage, fresh mozzarella, etc.), we also enjoyed house carpaccio.

Main course included house lasagna, and a special of ricotta gnocchi in a sausage arugula broth…incredible!

There were so many great specials, we took home a special pork braciola in a brown sauce with house made bucatini…that’s tonight’s dinner.

Oh, leave for dessert…the house made gelato will bring you back to Italy.

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vipJoeBurdi
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a 5 Star Experience here. Food & Service!!!! Outstanding. Friendly & attentive team of professionals.

I & my family love it here! Our “ Go Too “ local spot!

JP
vipJPass
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent in terms of menu choices and delicious food. Has been my go-to place for great Italian food for a long time.

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DouglasS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We always enjoy anything we order, consistently superb!

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vipBackdoc
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been regulars there for several years. Never had a bad meal-the food, especially the fish is always fresh and delicious. You can tell they take pride in what the do. We go often.

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vipgreatFoodCasualValue
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We reserved for outdoors however they don’t have outdoor dining after November 1. It would have been better to know that up front. They did call to let us know and seated us in a corner so we weren’t surrounded by tables.

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Perianne
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

By far the best Italian meal around and the staff always makes you feel like family!

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Larryr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the veal parm fantastic

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LaLa63
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined here a few times and always had a great meal. The food is always fresh and the servers are attentive. We live an hour away but it's well worth the drive!

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MAL1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and were regulars before the pandemic and have just started going back. We catered a few times in between. Regulars are treated like family as we were on Saturday. If you go you'll go back and become regulars as well.

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vipMeaty1972
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding as always. A pleasure to eat here!

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vipNazarioP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food in the state. All homemade pasta, high quality ingredients, and a really great staff. I've been coming here at least once a week for the last 2 years and will continue to do so. I've introduced many of my friends and family to Trat Med and they all agree it is one of the best!

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vipelaines
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time…my in laws recommended it and we loved it. Food was delicious! Good service and a cute little restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waited 30 mins after our reservation to be seated.

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Mulker
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers were as good as I've had anywhere and showed how much care this chef takes with all his work. He raises the zucchini in his own home garden and picks them himself. There is a home-like rapport between the staff and guests. This is an inviting place to go back to over and again.

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RickR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and friendly environment. We are customers for over 25 years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a wonderful time going to Trattoria! The food is always fresh and delicious. Michele always makes us feel like family whenever we go and it was so nice to dine in again after a crazy year!

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viprbeauch
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and awesome friendly service! Fresh homemade meals! Outstanding gelato and other desserts.

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RossB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the prices reasonable. Service and staff were very pleasant

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vipfitfoodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single bite was delicious. Zucchini flowers and antipasto to start were perfectly done. Veal Voldestano was tremendous and cheese ravioli with an incredibly delicious pink sauce. Hazelnut gelato was fabulous. Great service in spite of a very busy evening.

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vipRichW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent home made Italian food. Family owned and run. Truly makes you feel at home and that you are part of the family! They not only remember that my wife is gluten free but they remember what she’s eaten recently! Deserts are also home made and delicious. Can’t say enough good about this local favorite.

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vipLori
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was the first time that we dined here. We were seated immediately, everyone was very attentive. The food was amazing. We even ordered two pasta dishes to go to serve over the weekend. We will totally be returning soon!!!

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vipschristie00
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always, consistently excellent meal with another great overall experience!

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vipMangiabene
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Delicious!

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viptandt
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate outside and it was lovely. It was our first time and won’t be our last! Food was very good as was the service.

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vipLovetoTravel
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistently good. The service is wonderful and it’s a BYO. Perfect trifecta for a great night out.

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RichardR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. I loved the special appetizer of zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta. My husband had the pork chop and I had the calamari and shrimp over pasta. Both excellent dishes. My sons dinner- the braciole special was exceptional. Service from waiters and staff was perfect. Celebrated my husbands birthday and we were very impressed that the hostess looked at the occasion in Open Table and brought him a special dessert. Cannolis which were amazing ! We will definitely be back !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food, lots of choices. Desserts excellent! Waiters were above exceptional! Thank you for a great evening!!

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CandaceC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Worth every penny-food, service and ambience. Love it!

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LindaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal! Anita is an absolute treasure!

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JackieO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always delicious! Perfectly prepared and presented! Waitstaff is friendly and efficient! Always crowded on weekends, a little less so during the week. One of our very favorite places to dine!!

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DeanR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food home pasta and sausage and more the place to go for the best Italian dinner great service too. Why go anywhere else?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. It was a bit hectic but they got it together a s delivered a good meal and service. Definitely recommend.

FAQs

Trattoria Mediterranea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 781-7131.

Trattoria Mediterranea is rated 4.8 stars by 806 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.