Cafe Graziella

4.4
339 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Cafe Graziella Cucina Italiana, located in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Our restaurant is open seven days a week, and features a beautiful main dining room, event room, and a diverse menu to cater to a wide variety of tastes and tradition. We also offer catering packages to help you plan your next event. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
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PhyllisP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entrees were excellent. I had Papperdelle, my husband a veal dish which he always orders at this restaurant. Service was excellent.

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IdaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always wonderful when we go to Cafe Graziella. We have been going here for many years and have had large family parties there also. They are easy to work with and always very accommodating.

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Beaner
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made the reservation, it was confirmed twice for llunch at noon. i got to restaurant and it was closed until 4 pm....Was this an Open Table issue or restraurant issue??? either way, i am not impressed.

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Foodlover
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great staff, food was disappointing. The calamari was not that good, and such small portions as the old joke goes. My husband did not enjoy his chicken dish (I think it was Sorrentina) The seafood risotto was a good size portion, but the seafood choices (gummy calamari, tiny shrimp, tiny clams, mussels, bay scallops) were lacking flavor and not cleaned properly. Risotto should not be sandy. The dessert (limoncello cake and lemon sorbet)and cappucino were outstanding though.

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vipEdWardP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food snd great service

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vipneverhome
New York Area
929 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely evening. We really like a BYOB restaurant like this. The complementary bruschetta was excellent. We started with clams in white wine and garlic. The variety was called Mediterranean and were small and sweet. The bread helped sop up some of the sauce. Entrees were lobster ravioli and veal cutlet simply breaded. We could not resist the ricotta cheese cake for dessert.

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vipDREWSIVE
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu has been the same for a long time. Lots of good choices and specials for the day. I ordered a special which was Branzino which was a good size dinner but fish was overcooked. Probably will go back again.

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JeanR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Service is understated and efficient.

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vipMortgagemaster
Dallas
104 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall a very nice visit. There were a few items that they were out of and that was a disappointment. What we did receive, however, was all very good, and we will certainly return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Father’s Day
The food was just ok
Small portion

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PreetiR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We preferred outdoor seating and felt very safe . We had good time and the food was delicious. The pricing is on the higher side though.

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apw2121
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was awful.

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FrankS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don't judge this book by the cover. The outside isn't impressive, but the food - which is why you go to a restaurant -is. Sunday was our first visit, and we were impressed. The pappardelle, Caesar salad and mushroom appetizers were excellent, as were our shrimp, veal and pasta entrees. Try the lemon cake for dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food and service were great.

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JimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was very well prepared. Swordfish over broccoli rabe. Service was prompt and attentive. Recommended.

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LaurenI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around

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Lunch
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food did not come out hot. The waiter was very nice. He gave me a glass of wine even though it was byob.

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JamesT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a regular for years Great place, never disappointed.

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vipDebH50
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Graziella has been a favorite of ours for years. The service is exceptional, the menu expansive and the food is excellent. We love the cozy atmosphere and quiet ambience. Our go to appetizers are mozzarella en corazza and provola affumicata.

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DocT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING food, excellent service in a special atmosphere. We go there for all of our special occasions.

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vipRoseK
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Graziella is consistently great. Terrific!

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0man
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was just amazing. I would grade outstanding but dessert was slightly frozen. A great find, much better than anything else close by

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Local favorite for great Italian food. BYOB. Chicken with spinach and ricotta with onion/mushroom sauce was tender and delicious. Salmon special also did not disappoint! Alberto was helpful and attentive without being overbearing.

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MMVD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant. Great food, service and ambiance!

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DebB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have an early Valentine's dinner. I went onto Open Table and was able to make a reservation for that same evening. We arrived and were sitted immediately, adequately from other diners. The staff was attentive but didn't rush us. Everything was delicious and we'll definitely be going back soon.

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josephm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal with great service. Will definitely return.

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NancyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner Saturday night. You have done a wonderful job providing a safe dining experience. The only recommendation I would make is to dim the lights a bit in the second room and play nice background music.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here a few times and we are never disappointed. The service was excellent and the food, as always, was delicious.

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JeffP
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was practically empty because of COVID, so it was like we had both a personal chef and waiter.

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GeorgeP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was extremely good and the service was outstanding.

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vipHappy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff very attentive. My pasta dish was a little on the bland side. Not sure how much they follow the maintenance protocal relative to the Coronavirus on the inside seating.

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Hatcarau
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Table was not reserved for our party when we arrived, not enough waiters, staff was working hard but because of the number of tables they had to take care, the service was mediocre. Food was generally good, reasonable pricing.

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LouiseM5163
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, I rediscovered this local gem two weeks ago when returning home from my daughter’s house. I was in the mood for good Italian food. I often would pass the restaurant and think to myself-I have to get back to that place. You see, the last time I ate at Cafe Graziella up until two weeks ago was back in 2004. I had a great experience then. I don’t know why it took me so long to go back. I am happy I did. So happy in fact that my girlfriend and I returned the following Wednesday for another fabulous dinner. Vincenzo is always a gracious host and the service very attentive. I also love that it’s a BYOB.

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KJLW
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Second time we’ve been here! Six of us ate outdoors due to Covid so the ambience was just ok — in the parking lot. However, our waiter, Alberto, was personable yet knowledgeable, efficient and professional. Everyone’s meal was delicious. Bread was authentically Italia — crusty on the outside yet airy on the inside. You gotta go!

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susanT
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love Cafe Graziella, so glad they opened outdoor dining again. It has been a long time favorite for parties, New Year's Eve and everyday dining & the food continues to be
top notch.

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Crockett99
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful staff. Delicious meal. Loved the clams and muscles appetizer!

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StephenL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb
Service was great
A wonderful opportunity to celebrate a special occasion

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job making the outdoor seating area attractive and comfortable.
The food was delicious, and the service unobtrusively attentive.

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johns
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing was very present and very comfortable. Outdoor seating was great because the evening sun was behind the building and we were in shade on a really hot evening. Food was excellent and service staff was great and attentive.

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JohnH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was fine. The ambiance outside was as good as can be expected during Covid days. No complaints. We've been here before and probably will be returning.

FAQs

Cafe Graziella offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 281-0700.

Cafe Graziella is rated 4.4 stars by 339 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 bookings at the moment.