Axton's by Chef Anton Testino

4.5
344 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
One of New Jersey's top Executive Chefs, Anton Testino, best known for competing on Food Networks Chopped, and Gordon Ramsay's Hells Kitchen. Welcomes you to his Italian Restaurant. Serving his extraordinary and unique style of cuisine which is infused with other cultural influences, creating an original one of a kind menu. Therefore making Axton's by Chef Anton Testino one of the only Rustic Italian Steak and Seafood Restaurants in Northern New Jersey. The inviting ambiance from the moment you walk through the doors and enter the dining room, you get a cozy and warm nostalgic sensation of an Italian small countryside village restaurant. It's intimate classically modern design with a full open kitchen view is perfect for couples and friends to have dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 344 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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vipCindyA
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific food and safe seating in these pandemic times. Really enjoyed it.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axton's never disappoints! The menu is exquisite with something for everyone. My wife and I have been here many times and the food, service and atmosphere are always phenomenal.

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ChelseaP
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible and so was the service. Susan was excellent!

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PhilipF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent service is great. Great Italian classics and great specials

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JoyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service ! So unique and the presentation was incredible

MD
MichaelD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Love the long hots. Spedini was great. Had the veal...To die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Entrance to restaurant is not inviting. Looks like they may be doing some kind of renovation.

Waited about 10 minutes to be seated. There seem to be some kind of confusion with the computer seating.

Tables were spaced apart nicely and big. Nice and comfortable.

The bread is AMAZING!!!! The best we have ever had at a restaurant.

Portions were large and tasty.

Wish we had brought a bottle of wine. Relaxing atmosphere and didn’t feel rushed.

Will be back.

MP
vipMarissaP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience from making the reservation through to paying the check. It was easy to make reservations, even with COVID restrictions. I left a message as we had a larger group and someone called me back that same day. We had our temperatures checked when we arrived. Service was excellent - attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was great - very large portions.

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dk329
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Liked the varied menu, good for carnivores and vegans. we had the Jeckyll and Hyde calmari and stuffed eggplant to start. Then the shrimp and chicken special and the vegan ristotto primavera, which is hard to find, usually made with meat stock- Excellent and the portion sizes were huge!

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HollyW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fantastic food! Great place for special occasion, date night or meeting friends for dinner

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vipSheldonB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are regulars and that food was on point as usual. We always enjoy our meals here.

MS
vipMichaelS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , nice adult environment . Will be back

JB
vipJenniferB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There is nothing bad to say about this restaurant. Been there twice and both times the food and service was amazing. Will be back again for sure!!

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PhilipF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Appetizer longhots great. Always great specials. BYOB

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christ
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a grate time the food was awesome grate place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time dining at this restaurant and my wife’s first. I told her it would be amazing and it was. From the mussels appetizer to our entrees everything was perfect. Service was attentive and courteous. Highly recommend.

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Carlos
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again! An awesome dinner. Friends came with us for the !st time and loved it. We had Susan as our server (everytime we've been there). She is completey wonderful. Food was aewsome. Highly recommend.

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scottn
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always have a great meal when we go to Axtons. We eat there at least twice a month.

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

From First to last bite..absolutely delicious !!!!

ME
vipMichelleE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Long wait bc of limited seating but they were very kind and obviously doing their best. Food is great as always

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Notimpressed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was OK. We tried the Calamari as seen on Chopped. Calamari was floury tasting, not crisp and light, as we prefer.

They ran out of scallops, and could only substitute more shrimp, which was a disappointment. Our table was near the kitchen, which was noisy and there was an angry staff incident.

The bread was as warm and lacked flavor, though there was a balsamic dip which was minimally supplied.

The frozen dessert (sorbet?) had good flavor and texture.

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TimothyR
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The specials were exquisite. Most dishes have mushrooms, so if you don’t like them, don’t be afraid to ask them to leave them off.

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Micheletee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I have heard so much about Axton’s from family and friends. My husband and I thought it might be the perfect place for our anniversary celebration. Axton’s did not disappoint! We shared an order of the Jekyll and Hyde calamari, which was tasty. Then it was a filet mignon for him and Axton’s pork rack for me. I love good food, my husband doesn’t really care. He’s as happy at a diner as he is at fine dining. Surprisingly, he loved his filet and I thoroughly enjoyed my pork!! Dessert was chocolate lava; good, but I wish I ordered cannoli dessert.

The only reason I did not give 5 stars is the service and ambience were not up to par. We will go back again 🥰 because good food is most important!

JB
vipJenniferB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside because it was a beautiful night. They did a nice job segregating the outside eating area from the parking lot. The food was phenomenal and the portions are large. Very excited to find this BYOB and will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!! We will certainly be back with friends.

HW
HollyW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Date night it was perfect!! Love the Jekyll and Hyde calamari was delicious!

MS
vipMichaelS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Can’t beat it

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Sharonp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Been there numerous times, and have never been disappointed

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danielp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual!

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BrianA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and Francesco was great! Very nice evening for our wedding anniversary!

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LouS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anton is always very innovative with is specials. Scallops over apple fig risotto was delicious.

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debram
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant great food! Will definitely go back again.

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vipnjfoodlover
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Best chef in the area.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I always judge a restaurant by the meatballs they make. I ordered meatball as a appetizer and was very disappointed. They were very dense and hard in texture, not good at all.

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vipReneeO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axton’s never disappoints. Love coming here to dine as the food is amazing

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Anton
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The greeting from our arrival on was outstanding. There was very little wait time. As a matter of fact we were given a special seating because oneof our party was in a wheelchair.

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vipStevefromRockland
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner, one of the best that we have ever had. Service was great and the food was exceptional! The Hot Antipasto appetizer was perfectly prepared, and the sauce was great. My main course, Casanova steak, was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and my GF's Ravioli were great. Crepe Cannoli for desert was shared and we fought over it. Highly recommend Axton's!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The chicken dishes we ordered were good, the salmon was more risotto than meat pretty disappointing. Dessert was generous. Main issue was the service, not even half the tables were full, we were the first ones there for dinner and the waitress was extremely pushy trying to get us to place our food order. The entire staff remained pushy trying to wrap our food while we were still eating and we weren’t even there an hour at that point. Just felt very pressured and like they just wanted to flip the table, wouldn’t return.

MS
vipMichaelS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Excellent and friendly service. All at an affordable price

FAQs

Axton's by Chef Anton Testino offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 831-0037.

Axton's by Chef Anton Testino is rated 4.5 stars by 344 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.