Trattoria Mediterranea

4.7
555 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
What 555 People Are Saying
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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, creative menu.

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g
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight!

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good food

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Chef mad home made macaroni. Dish was superb!
Home made stuffed zucchini flower. Only in true Italian restaurants!
Anita, great server!!!!

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DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Truly a gem in Somerset County. Street appearance is very unassuming, but once you step inside, you are immediately engulfed with delicious smells. The restaurant is bright, the pasta (which is all homemade) is outstanding. The nightly specials were interesting; great presentation; portion size ample. Also, it's a BYOB! Highly recommend.

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f
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Our only regret is we didn’t have enough room for dessert.

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BB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great experience. Food is fantastic. Service is friendly and knowledgeable. Love this place.

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s
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Italian food and service!!

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C
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always a great choice - fresh and delicious specials complement the already excellent menu. The eggplant cake is excellent and the fresh pasta never disappoint

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M
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. The daily specials are outstanding and delicious. This place never disappoints. It is a gem!

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RR
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great, noise level loud, service good, price value excellent!

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the play best Italian food in Somerset County

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MW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were awesome. Bummer that they don’t have a liquor license, which we didn’t realize. We were able to run across the street and get a bottle of wine.

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RB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service, nice atmosphere, good food. Was not wowed by my pasta dish, but the prices were reasonable. I would try it again when in the area.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Trattoria never fails to deliver. All of the food was amazing, as was the service. Our favorite.

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SA
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tattoria is the best and most consistent restaurant we go to. The food is always great and was again on this trip. The staff is excellent and friendly. The prices are very fair and much less then I've paid for food and service that was not nearly as good. We have introduced Trattoria to many friends and even business colleagues who now make it a regular stop. There are new specials all the time and all are excellent!

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M
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. This place is my go-to bistro. The food is original and plentiful. They never disappoint. Keep up the marvelous work

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KH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Haven’t been here in a while due to a family illness, food was fantastic as usual, weekly specials were fabulous, my wife had the red snapper and I had the pork braciole, both outstanding

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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PL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first experience at Trattoria Mediterranea. It was a good 1/2 point to meet another couple. 3 of the 4 entrees were very good (2 veal and 1 chicken). The calamari and shrimp entree was disappointing. It was dry and without flavor. We will most likely try it again, however avoid the seafood dishes.

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KT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as usual. Food is outstanding - we had veal parm and the swordfish special - both were delicious.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owners make this dining experience excellent. The food is outstanding.. Always look forward to our next visit at Trattoria Mediterranea!

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VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had dinner with another couple at Trattoria Mediterranea. The food was good. Ordered the cod fish in livornese sauce. A little strong on the capers so don't order if you don't like capers. The service was very good. Waiters were friendly and attentive. I thought it was a bit pricey considering it's a BYOB. However, would recommend.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Son and Daughters Birthday’s

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MB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, great service, very nice owners!

Noise level was terrible with the full restaurant. All surfaces in the restaurant are hard - floor tile, walls and ceiling. As the restaurant filled, the noise volume rose as patrons spoke louder to be heard. I suggest they install carpet and acoustic panels on the wall or ceiling.

Besides the noise, an excellent restaurant.

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LT
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent. They offer very good gluten free pasta. And it is a BYO. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must.

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JA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too noisy, no ambiance at all! Salad was delicious. Did not care for the swordfish with shrimp, or the mixed seafood with pasta. Cheese was not fresh grated Parmesan, just a big bowl of cheese. Ricotta cheesecake with berries was delicious. Owner is lovely. I would say with so many good restaurants in the area, this one is nothing special.

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I ordered the eggplant parmigiana as an appetizer which was made perfectly with a light breading and ricotta cheese. We ordered off the specials menu and I had the short ribs with polenta and broccoli rabe and my husband had the monk fish with shrimp and a pink sauce over pasta. Everything was delish! We’ve been here many times and always enjoy our dinner. The service is superb and our food always comes out quickly.

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had not been here in several years, not for any particular reason. We enjoyed thoroughly. Decided to go early as did recall it can get way too loud. That is still true, as when we were leaving, the noise level was too much for us. The food, service and selection is what brings you back! Everyone is friendly and welcoming and we will go back soon.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, very consistent.

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M
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful place to eat. The monkfish was excellent and so was the service. A very special place to eat. I have been coming here for 5 years and have never been disappointed. Bravo!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here for years. Very very good Italian food.

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DK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a nice place to enjoy a good meal in a comfortable environment! The chef is receptive to preparing special orders even though the menu is varied and there are several specials daily. The service is always attentive, friendly and courteous. You are able to dine without being rushed or served too slowly. The desserts are made on the premises and are delicious. Enjoy!

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CC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Nice selection and very comfortable atmosphere.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food love going here and everyone is extremely nice!

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KT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Located in a small strip mall this is a hidden gem that has a dedicated following. We shared the clams and mussels in a light tomato broth appetizer and while the seafood was perfectly prepared the sauce is the star here (make sure to ask for extra rolls). Moving on to the main course we had the Veal Valdastano (served with veggies and roasted potato) and Veal Parmesan with homemade rigatoni. The quality of the veal was outstanding and both dishes were delicious- might be the best veal parm I have ever had and pasta was cooked to perfection. Portions are generous also. Its quite noisy so if you like quiet dining this is not the place for you. Reservations are a must on weekends. BYO.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service! So glad we went to experience a new place for our byob dining. Wish i had know it was there all these years!

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RE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific and the service was excellent. In particular, Anita who was attending to me was superb in her manner and efficiency.

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TC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do yourself a favor and go to this place. Amazing food.

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w
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Just way to loud!!!! I couldn't hear anyone talk.
My rigatoni would have been good but I had about 1/4 pasta and 3/4 baby meatballs which aren't very good.

But food is decent usually. Servce wasn't great this time.
But I cant go back just because of the noise level.

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