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We have been here quite a few times over the years and we have never been disappointed. This time we brought another couple who had never been here before. We are always hesitant to do that because everyone has different tastes, but they thought everything was excellent.
Food and service were excellent!
Good food nice experience
A truly great meal, from bread course through dessert. Fried calamari was the best we have ever had, anywhere. Salmon and veal entrees were superb. Waite staff was extremely polite and attentive, and the overall ambiance of the dining room was a delight.
Great food, great service and nice atmosphere. Food is prepared fresh.
Thank you for the great 5 star review Fred. See you for another amazing meal
First timer’s at this awesome restaurant! Seated at outside patio, which was gorgeous on this beautiful summer night. Our host Chris, and server Jimmy could not have been more informed, pleasant or knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. Very helpful regarding selections. We had guests from out of state who raved about this experience, and said it was some of the best Italian they have ever had. Must-haves are the Sicilian eggplant with the amazing cheese filling and world class béchamel sauce. The bronzino special was outstanding, as was the veal saltimbocca. Chefs trio dessert was spot on. Cannot say enough good things about this place. Can’t wait for our return visit! Soon!
Richard- Thank you for the kind words. I will be sure to share this review with Chris and Jimmy. See you soon for dinner
Old favorite haven’t been back since it’s been under new ownership and nothing has changed, sorry that we stayed away for so long!
Dear Joy- We were glad you came back in for dinner. See you soon for dinner
La Cippolina has now become mine and my husband’s favorite restaurant. The quality and freshness of all the food we ate was second to none. Our dinner was outstanding and we will definitely be returning. I would highly recommend La Cippolina to anyone!
Dear Jennifer- Thank you so much for your loyalty. I will be sure to share the kind words with the kitchen and dining room staff. Cheers
Fourth time dining at this BYOB gem tucked away (literally) off main street in downtown Freehold. Consistently great service and delicious food, most recently pork medallions for me, and veal scallopine for my dining companion. The (small) clam appetizer and cookie platter dessert were equally scrumptious. Recommended for sure.
Dear Friend, Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again.
Delish as always
Donald, Thanks for the excellent 5 star review!
We sat outside on the patio and had a great night. Food and service was excellent. Pleasant experience. Will certainly return
Dear Rosie- Thank you so much for the kind review! I will share your comments with the kitchen and dining room staff. See you soon for supper
My experience at this restaurant was great the food was excellent the ambience was very nice I give it five stars The service was exceptional
Dear Al- Thanks for the 5 star review! See you soon for dinner
Pleasant atmosphere. Friendly, professional staff. Matt and Kevin made the evening pleasant.
Thank you so much for visiting up for dinner! We hope we exceeded your expectations. See you soon for dinner
Only complaint was online menu was completely different from actual menu when we sat down for dinner. My wife had her heart set on an entree from the online menu but they did not have it. Dinner was very good though.
Dear Sean- We apologize if there was any confusion with a version of the menu you reviewed online. Always visit out website, that has the most current version of our dinner menu. Hope everything was enjoyable, and see you soon for dinner
We love going to La Cipollina! We are foodies and La Cipollina does not dissapoint! The staff are professional and friendly. The food is consistently delicious. Highly recommend La Cipollina! Enjoy!
Beautiful outdoor patio. Food excellent. Particularly mussels, seafood bisque and veal! Definitely recommend!
After posting a previous review I was contacted by the restaurant who wanted to know what they could do to improve our opinion of the restaurant. I explained what we had found lacking in the food and we were asked to return to try again. On our second visit we once again found the service to be superb throughout. We started our meal with the stuffed chicken legs (which we had found unusuaI and delicious on our first visit). I then had the bronzini special and my husband once again had the veal scallopini. The bronzini and accompanying risotto were very flavorful and my husband found the veal dish much improved from his first visit. We ordered the banana foster for dessert and found it to be a real treat. We had outside seating on this visit - highly recommend it for a lovely and romantic meal.
Dear Elaine Thank you for the amazing revised review! Hope we exceeded your expectations at dinner on 8/11/19. See you soon for supper.
Our meal was perfect. The halibut was so fresh and tasty. Everything was prepared to perfection and the service was great!
Thanks for the excellent words! I will share your comments with the kitchen and dinging room staff. See you soon for dinner!
Amazing!! Last Saturday we dined at La Cipollina and had a great evening. Excellent food, great company and live entertainment. We ordered the tasting menu and were wowed by it. It changed the way we will order. The pace of the dinner was perfect, the selection of courses was spot on, and the pressure of reviewing and selecting was erased. What a way to enjoy and evening.
We have celebrated many family events here and look forward to our next visit.
Dear Friend- Thank you for the excellent review! The tasting menu is for sure the way to go! See you soon for dinner. Matt
Father’s Day dinner but not over crowded. Service was friendly and they even made a special order pasta
Andy- Thanks for stopping in on father day! Cheers, and see you soon
Great soft shell crabs. Mussels great too. Service very good. Will definitely recommend and revisit soon.
Dear Don- Thank you for the excellent review! Hope to get soft shells in this week. See you soon for dinner
They were very professional and we would have stayed longer if we didn’t have a movie to catch!! The food was very good and the restaurant was set off the main road through nice alleyway. The outdoor area made us feel like we were dining in Europe!! Very nice!!!
Dear Friend- We greatly appreciate the 5 star review! See you soon for dunner! The outdoor patio is calling your name
As always food is amazing and the service and atmosphere is unsurpassed. This is a hidden gem , best Italian food in The area
Linda, thank you so much for these kind words. I will be sure to share with the kitchen and dining room staff. See you soon for dinner
Definitely recommend La Cipollina, great food and service. Only 2 things need to improve on, there outside seating needs new furniture especially the rusted chairs. Secondly the restrooms need to be maintained more often, even though sometime customers may misuse the restroom themselves and don't clean after. Otherwise, a very friendly and accommodating staff and food you know was made from the heart and all from fresh herbs that grow in there garden. Love It!
Dear Mital, Thank you so much for the excellent review! I have forwarded your comments to the kitchen staff and dining room staff. We will monitor the bathroom more closely as well as look into getting those new chairs! See you soon for dinner!
We received patio seating as requested even though it was a bit inconvenient for server who was very attentive Food was delivered promptly and was good, as described on menu. Explanation asked for were given and accurate
A very pleasant experience; we will definitely return
Dear Donald, thank you so much for the excellent review! We will see you soon for dinner. Cheers
Cheese plates are excellent and a must if you are dining here.
Thank you for the great review! Our cheese plate is one of the most popular ways for guests to start the evening! See you soon for dinner
The service was exceptional. Excellent dishes, and perfect for special occasions!
Dear Sean, Thank you for the 5 star review ! We appreciate your business!
Outstanding food, service and ambiance. One of the finest restaurants in New Jersey.
Dear Friend, Thank you for the 5 star review ! See you soon for dinner!
Overall outstanding. Service is great and food is exceptional. Would highly recommend.
Dear James, Thank you for the 5 star review ! Cheers See you soon for dinner
We went during restaurant week. They were terribly understaffed and also ran out of various selections on the Jersey Shore Week menu. However, everything we ate was excellent. The manager was very accommodating and we really did have a pleasant experience. We will definitely go back another time!
Dear Friend, Thank you very much for coming out during restaurant week. We will take your comments back and go over these details with he kitchen and floor in our next staff meeting, to further enhance your next dining experience. We looking forward to seeing you again at the restaurant!
A group of seven of us arrived late, about 9pm on a Sunday night. We had made a reservation on Open Table about an hour prior to that. The restaurant was empty so I assumed we would get the "rush around". Boy was I wrong. They treated us like stars, no rush, personal attention and spot on dinner suggestions. My chicken dish was very good, bread was very good and my Formaggi platter with 4 selections was excellent. It was thumbs up from the rest of the crew as well! What a surprise in Freehold no less! La Cipollina now has an official place on my small, select list of "go to" restaurants. Bravo! PS...It's a BYOB....
Dear Friend, Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. See you Soon for Dinner
As always the food and service were great.
Thanks for the 5 star review! Cheers See you soon for dinner!
We had a delicious meal and the service as usual was impeccable. The wait staff is courteous and friendly. It was my friends first time there and I know we will be back again soon. I am hoping to get them to a cooking class, which I thoroughly enjoyed. If you are looking for a wonderful food experience, you must go to LaCipollina.
Dear Jackie, Thank you so much for the excellent 5 star review. Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen.
This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in New Jersey and can compete with the big boys in NYC.
A few things about this place.
This is not a red sauce joint. If that is what you are looking for, go elsewhere.
If your idea of going out to dinner is wearing jeans or leggings, go elsewhere. Many patrons wears sport coats in the evening.
And if you ask nicely, the chef is willing to make you some of your favorite Italian dishes.
Most importantly, the food is exceptional. Clearly, this restaurant appreciates quality ingredients executed well. Enjoy!
BYOB. NO BAR very romantic with low lighting, candles. Service and food excellent. Liquor store a few doors away so no problem. Some patrons dress well but men with blue jeans & t-shirts also there on a Saturday night.
Amazing menu, impeccable service, and marvelous presentation as always!
The food was excellent. It's a pretty place, tables are close together which makes it a cozy feel and it has a moderate noise level so conversing is easy enough. Service wasn't bad, but inconsistent. It was either too attentive or not attentive enough during our almost two hours there and then when we were done eating and just looking to relax it almost felt like we were being rushed out even though the place was still half full and certainly no one was waiting for our table. Overall it was very good and we'll be back.
My wife and I enjoyed coming to this restaurant.It’s a very relaxing and romantic place.The staff will go out of their way to make you as comfortable as possible. You will always get a good meal here.
Overall very good
Thanks for the great 5 star review! Cheers See you soon for dinner
Great food, service , and atmosphere. Had the pre-fixe Valentine’s Day menu and it did not disappoint. Awesome accoustic duo playing to set the mood. Fresh ingredients and well cooked. Can’t wait to go back.
Thanks for the review Jeff. Great Catching up with you! Matt Higgins