Il Colosseo - New Jersey

4.6
234 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 234 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is top notch and food is amazing. One of my favorite places. Love that it’s a byob.

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vipBarbaraC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the food was delicious and the service impeccable.
Will definitely take more friends here for dinner.

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BonnieF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints, food and service excellent and the Chef extremely accomodating with my request for an old special

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vipNanniemac9
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS ONE OF MY FAVS ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food absolutely delicious. Service stellar too.

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DanielleD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the area. I know it from Brooklyn. I’m very glad it’s here in NJ. Wait staff is exceptional.

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Tom64
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Was so excited but, front staff was disorganized on where to seat us. Only 2 waiters on a Saturday night. We waited forever to get the entrees and mine was wrong. I ordered a pasta special and was given filet mignon. I didn’t fuss but took the filet. Extremely noisy where you couldn’t hear yourself think. Certainly not worth the $

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Ria4
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were really looking forward to dining here after it’s reviews and reputation in Brooklyn. We were a little disappointed. Our appetizers were amazing , but 2 out of the 4 dinners were disappointing (Sicilian veal spiedini) . It was dry , had way too much cheese and was very salty. I think we would have gotten over that since the other two entrees were very good , veal Marsala and pasta dish with filet tips - but the service was terrible. Our waiter was not attentive at all , took forever to order , never asked us if we wanted dessert and took forever to get our check. We had an early reservation so it wasn’t very crowded yet. We will try it again though, we understand that many restaurants are short staffed due to covid.

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vipJosephS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, one of the best in the area we will continue to go here

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vipChiChi
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went for a birthday dinner with 2 friends. The food was great! I had the wild red snapper, it was fresh & delicious. One friend had the octopus and the mushroom risotto. The octopus was grilled perfectly tender. She also loved the mushroom risotto. My other friend chose the plant-based dish of eggplant which she raved about. The service was very good. It’s a BYOB which is nice. It can get a little noisy when it’s a full house especially. Overall I would definitely recommend it and go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here twice. Service is excellent, food is delicious.

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LoriE
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent! Service was even better!

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vipChefny
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were Outstanding. There are no other restaurants in the area that compare.

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vipBRob
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appetizers were very good, entrees were OK

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vipAngelo
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was Mom's birthday. Food was delicious and great to see the restaurant packed...we did wait about 10 minutes to sit but no problem as it was well worth it. Service was great. Calamari, grilled octopus and zucchini flower appy's were delicious. Pescatore main dish was terrific as well.

Definitely will be back to this restaurant as all around terrific night out with family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food. I don't mind the noise but it's a lot, not a quiet romantic place. If you are looking for a really good meal. Stop in. Service was a bit on the slow side but it's okay when the food is good, it spaces out the apps from the main course from the coffee and dessert.

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viplou28
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as always

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DMWV
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unfortunately it was so loud our party of 5 couldn’t really talk to each other because it was so loud. Service was great & so was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and great service.

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vipSaliS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, wonderful presentation, and excellent Wait staff! We enjoyed our dining experience and will continue to frequent this establishment and bring our friends! We liked that we were not rushed and our waiter was excellent.

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vipdinewithfriends
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Way too loud for conversation but great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wait staff was experienced and fun! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will be back.!

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johnk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came early but the dining room was filling up pretty quickly as we enjoyed dinner. The service was excellent, as was the food quality.
We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The food was very fresh and delicious. Everyone who works there is always so kind and welcoming. Definitely recommend this restaurant to all.

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Gladys
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was our first time at the restaurant. We were not disappointed. the room was packed at 6:30pm on a Sunday night and there was a steady stream of tables being turned while we were there. there were several large parties when we arrived, so the noise level was high, but it was all celebration excitement. The food, portions, staff and service were really outstanding. its a nice touch that Pasquale (owner), makes
it a point to visit each table to be sure his customers are enjoying their experience.
We enjoyed our evening and spreading the word about this hidden gem so close to home. We'll definitely be repeat customers.

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LisaD
Poconos
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Can’t wait to go back to try more of their wonderful menu.

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vipMTG82
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations 2 weeks in advance. Arrived 10 minutes prior to time. 45 minutes later, we were told by Hostess, “we will try to accommodate you.” Owner was looking at his seating computer with no accommodation in site. Party of 6,8, and 12 left, we still did not sit down!!

After leaving almost an hour of waiting, Owner calls and said our table was ready. Really Pasquale?! Terrible service. Will never come back.

Oh, and we cancelled our NYE party of 10 reservation.

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vipKarenK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner last night. The service was top notch. I’ve been to fancier restaurants that do not have service like we had last night. Food was delicious. Will be back very soon.

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vipLisaroma
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was excellent and the place was bustling and lively. I loved it and am looking forward to going back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George our waiter was outstanding from start to finish! Brought friends from Brooklyn and they loved the food!! Will definitely go back!! Great addition to Middletown!

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Beachtrl18
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I'll keep it simple, the food and service was top notch. Based on that alone I would highly recommend. However for those of you who avoid restaurants that are extremely loud making conversation challenging this place is not for you at least on the weekends. Can't speak to weekday dining but assuming it may not be as bad. I just don't understand why the owner wouldn't attempt to cull the noise level...

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vipLUVFOODTRVL
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Ridiculously loud- you can’t hear across your own table. Food was fine although it took forever for each course to come out.

Also, no masks anywhere from staff to guests.

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RolandE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Proud to call myself a regular!
Tuna tartare is fantastic!

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DawnC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times and never disappoints. Owner Pasquale regularly visits tables to greet customers, top notch service and delightful food, regular and special items. Just love this place highly recommend

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vipTravrler260
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, just he noise level gets a little loud

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vipsavoca56
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food, attentive service. Will definitely be back soon!!!

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LindaG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service , mazing authentic home made Italian food

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Gman
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by the hostess and wait staff upon entering and enjoyed a great evening of delicious food and exceptional service.., wine and water glasses always filled .. generous portions , nice presentation and very fresh offerings .. seems like everyone was feeling the same in the restaurant.. I had heard great reviews from friends and was not disappointed.. tends to get a bit loud but no different than any other establishments.. check em out !
Our waiter was outstanding

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Kris0525
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive setting. Staff were very attentive. Food was delicious and good portions. A little noisy but was still enjoyable. Will definitely go back.

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DanielleD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides the amazing food. Alfredo makes the experience more amazing!

FAQs

Il Colosseo - New Jersey offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 383-5373.

Il Colosseo - New Jersey is rated 4.6 stars by 234 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.