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.
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 !
Love the food, lots of choices. Desserts excellent! Waiters were above exceptional! Thank you for a great evening!!
Fabulous! Worth every penny-food, service and ambience. Love it!
Always an excellent meal! Anita is an absolute treasure!
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!!
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?
Food was very good. It was a bit hectic but they got it together a s delivered a good meal and service. Definitely recommend.
All a fantastic meal! Sat outside , beautiful evening.
Excellent menu & food!!! 5 Star!!!! Authentic, flavorful & healthy…
Great food, excellent personal
This was our second dinner at Trattoria Mediterranea, and it was just as wonderful as the first! Excellent food (nice variety of menu dishes and plenty of specials), friendly and efficient service, ambiance befitting a cafe in Italy, and festive diners. We weren't rushed nor were we ignored. Servers were there with a smile and helping hand when we needed them. Can't wait to return. Thank you!
Everything was fresh and delicious. It’s a rarity to find a place that is consistently excellent and this is one of them. If you haven’t eaten here yet do yourself a favor and give it a try. You will not be disappointed.
Amazing first time experience!!! Definitely will be back !! Food, service - top notch !!!
It's good local place. I was a little disappointed as the stuffed zucchini flowers were over the top and everything else was good. The pork chop parm at the next table looked amazing and I will be back to try that
What a find! This BYOB gem has an amazing menu with regular specials and the staff is super friendly and attentive. This Italian is definitely a notch above the rest and worth every penny. Linguine with white clam was delicious with plenty of clam, and the shrimp fra diavlo what a great spice kick to it. Highly recommend!
The best restaurant around. Food is delicious and always fresh.
The Best in all that they do.
Always great. Friendly staff. Our favorite local spot.
Good food, slow service
Always a pleasant dining experience here. Chef owned so food is always freshly prepared with nice presentation. Friendly staff and courteous service also a plus.
Food & atmosphere were very good. Will definitely return if I am in the area again
We have been going there since 1994 when they first opened. Been going ever since then and even after we moved out of state in 2011. Whenever we are back in Nj to see family or for business I make my goal to have dinner or lunch there
We are never disappointed!
Always the best, consistently good. Best Chicken Parmigiana I have had out besides my own.
We were celebrating a birthday here which we have done a number of times in the years since the restaurant opened. Lovely neighborhood restaurant , great people, great food for anytime dining!
wow! post-covid and these guys had a TON of service folks! I couldn't believe how attentive they were! didnt wait and we werent rushed. It was fantastic! Food and menu was excellent! (and we're both italian) , portions huge and prices good! what a great surprise!
Food was not the simple Italian food I enjoy - way too many creamed sauces. There was not a single chicken option that didn't have cream, cheese or meat and the same for the fish options. The waiter was attentive and helpful. The price tag was expensive for the area.
Great food and ambience. Excellent service and reasonable prices.
I don't go to restaurants for service and sometimes things happen that can't be confirmed. Bottom line Chef Michele kills it with her food. Fresh ingredients and extra love can be taxed in every bite! Highly recommend home-made pasta.
Food was good. Prices on the Specials seem to have really gone up. $36 for a cod dish . With no salad or pasta seemed excessive.
Food and service were excellent. Restaurant refused my master card because it was an Apple Card, no explanation given. Was disappointed.
First time back to one of our favorite places since the pandemic and we were remembered by the waitstaff. We were welcomed back like family. We weren't going to order dessert because we were pretty full (the food is good and portions are appropriate), but our waitress brought us a complimentary dessert to share as a welcome-back gesture. Who doesn't want service like that!
When my family has dinner at Trattoria Mediterranea, we always get treated kindly, and nothing is ever terrible here. Love it
Awesome food and service! Never disappoints
Had forgotten how amazing this place is. Exceptional meals all around. Service was quick and remarkable and friendly. FIVE STARS!!!
Food was perfect. Hot and tasty. We’ll done.
Service is always great.
Delicious spinach salad with pear and swordfish and shrimp dinner special! Energetic atmosphere sometimes makes conversations challenging with reopening capacity at 100% and people excited to be back to dining out. Like that you can dine inside or outside.
As always, superb
The one thing I did not like was the entryway. When you first arrive there is no signage indicating which way to go to see the hostess for seating. That's a bit awkward. I didn't love the layout of the restaurant but the atmosphere was nice, the food was delicious and the pricing was reasonable. I would definitely recommend to a friend and would love to try it again some time.
I’ve never had a bad experience here. Excellent hidden treasure.
Trattoria Mediterranea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 781-7131.
Trattoria Mediterranea is rated 4.8 stars by 777 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.