Mare Monte

4.5
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132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Italian restaurant located on 1 Kings Highway East Haddonfield NJ, 3 miles from the Cherry Hill mall, just 1 minute walk from the PATCO station, 15 minutes from south Philadelphia and 20 minutes from Downtown Philadelphia. Our menu is going to consist of iconic italian dishes with a twist of contemporary innovations.
OPENED FOR DINNER
OPENING FOR LUNCH
What 132 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adults ordered fish entrees and kids ordered chicken parm and lasagna...everything was excellent! Wait staff is super friendly and attentive. Love this place!!

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vipLisaR
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s a nice and cozy place, BYOB, the host was gracious enough to get us a glass of wine. The servers were great, very attentive. They had an event going, so they were busy but I don’t think I’m going back. Food is overpriced, not enough flavors, undercooked pasta (not al dente) had better. I kept ordering different items and running up my bill trying to find a good plate to no avail. You might like it, try it!

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vipfoodie
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Arrived for an 8:15 reservation for two on Saturday night. The main dining room was totally full, the noise deafening. We were seated immediately where we sat for a long time before anyone approached us. My wife and I were yelling to one another but still couldn't understand each other. Eventually a waiter came by but it was impossible to hear him over the noise. He left and we never saw him again. I noticed several people walking down a hallway and went to investigate. Turns out there's another quieter dining room in the back. Now there about 20min but still no menus.

We asked another for a table there and moved. We asked for menus again and got them this time. The food was good. Not especially great. Dinner for two, no liquor, the restaurant is in Haddonfield $178 without the tip or desert but we did order three appetizers to try.

Won't visit again. Poor service, horrendous noise, OK but not great food at prices we would pay for really great food. Place just doesn't meet muster.

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PatriciaF
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and flavor. We went to restaurant week and there were a lot of choices.

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JoeC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We made online reservations, but were unaware the restaurant was participating in a local (Haddonfield only) restaurant week offering a limited prix fixe menu. That was disappointing but of course it was no one's fault. Food was very good; service was professional, but they didn't have enough servers to cover the room - resulting in long wait times and a 2 hour overall mealtime. The price was more than fair, at $35 for three courses.

I plan to return to Mare Monte on a regular service evening when they offer a full menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved it! The food here is excellent, and the deserts are to die for! Will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant just happened to come up on an ad regarding restaurant week, so we thought we would try it and we were blown away. The food and service were both fantastic, and very well priced! We will definitely be back! Mikail was our waiter and he was the best! Very nice, quick, and helpful when it came to the menu. I would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at Mare Monte in Haddonfield. We went for restaurant week, at the recommendation of a member of our party who’d been there the week prior. Selection of dishes was wonderful, atmosphere was nice (we reserved and were seated at a corner window at the front of the restaurant), and music not too loud. Food was top flight. Service was attentive and well-timed. We will be back.

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Food
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One more time excellent food and service.

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CraigS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok but not anything to write home about

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vipMindyD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner, we would absolutely recommend and return.

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
154 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely write reviews but felt I must this time because Mare Monte was so good. From apps to end of the meal every dish was terrific, and not run of the mill. We live on the other side of the river (Philly) and have eaten at most of the "go to" Italian places, and this was better than most of them. Lovely decor and terrific service. And BYO to boot!

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KK1097
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a triple date here with friends and we all LOVED our meals. Everything was amazing! Very loud, but just meant the whole restaurant was having a great time I guess!

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TammyMB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

There are so many really great italian eateries in the area. They are really going to have to step it up a notch to compete. Portions are very small/overpriced. Bread basket for 4 people consisted of 4, four inch square pieces of toast, yes, toast. No salad or soup included with entrees. I would think with the Small portion size of entrees that one or the other would be included at those prices. Dessert was not offered when we turned down coffee. Waiter just walked away and then brought check. They missed out on 4 dessert orders. Luckily, there were many dessert options walking down the shops on Kings Hwy. Overall, we were not impressed. It was a one and done for the 4 of us.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very pleasant and informative. There was never a empty dish on the table when u were done the wait staff cleared the dishes off very quickly. Very attentive to your water glass you never had to ask for a refill. Food and dessert was delicious and plentiful. Keep up the great work.

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vipJG1111
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I ordered a starter an octopus salad, it was for $15 but the dish was very small. I don't think it should cost $15.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
135 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

In summary, we won't go back. The best thing about the visit was the service -- very friendly and professional. They sat our party in the back room by the glass doors on a very cold evening. The quality of the food was inconsistent. For instance, the rollatini and polenta appetizers were tasty but the short ribs were tough and the broccoli rabe was very bitter and tough. The veal dish was good but the sauce was heavy and a bit congealed. The seafood, pasta dish was good, but the meatballs in the traditional spaghetti dish were very bland. The coffee/espresso wasn't good either and the desserts, again, were hit or miss. There are many good, nearby restaurants to waste our time and money here.

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Rikster
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I actually posted this already but to just repeat myself it’s my second visit there with my wife and the service, comfortable and a tad special feel along with of excellent value for the level of dining in my opinion make it a go back to regularly place in our lineup

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JW1225
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The restaurant is nicely decorated and the music being played was very good and at a perfect level. The staff is friendly but a little unpolished. The food was sub-par and so salty it was barely edible. My fiance had the special with 5 ravioli and three scallops in a pesto sauce. I had the Mare Monte seafood and pasta. The Special was small and the amount of salt in the sauce was ridiculous. Our water glasses were empty a good amount of the visit which did not help. The fettuccine in the Mare Monte was stuck together and hard. The seafood on top was very good. Mare Monte is BYOB but they do offer corking service.

Mare Monte charges quality center city restaurant prices but falls fall short in quality and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Mare Monte. The food was excellent and our waiter was very attentive. They had a great specials menu with great options.

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vipJeffT
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was very good.

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BScott
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! Highly recommend the duck. Ask to sit in the back if you can; it’s quieter and there’s more space between tables. Dessert was delicious but small.

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Paulene
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My boyfriend and I stopped in for dinner on Valentine's Day and were not disappointed. We ordered the bruschetta board, grilled cheese, marinara ravioli, chicken Parm, and one of the nights specials (can't remember what it was). Everything was absolutely delicious. The grilled cheese was essentially a giant square mozzarella stick, and I absolutely could've eaten 50 of them. The ravioli and the pasta were all handmade and were phenomenal. All of the employees were super friendly and I really enjoyed my time here. My only negative comment is about the music that was playing. It's a little weird to hear hip-hop/R&B at a nice Italian restaurant.

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vipCherryHill123
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The staff was incredibly friendly and the food was fresh and came out quickly. The only part that wasn’t great was how long we waited for a check considering there were only 5 other tables in the restaurant.

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Food
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there a week after I ordered some catering at the super bowl party I held at my place. The food is top notch, exquisite service. The decor is modern. Thank god the music was some Italian music that I never heard in other Italian restaurants before. Keep it up MARE MONTE !

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vipKristine
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Please tell the chef we said he is outstanding!!! Lorenzo and Kristine

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localdiner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time we dined here. We ordered entrees from the menu and two appetizer specials. We enjoyed the meal including the ambiance. We will dine here again.

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vipFredZ
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was not crowded on the night we went, so it was quiet. The food and service were both excellent. Our first visit and we will definitely go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific! Service was great. We’ll definitely go back.

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Food
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. food was excellent, always excellent service. Excellent fresh pasta. ❤️It

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Luvtoeatout
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and great price. Very enjoyable

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vipRosemaryL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I shared the kale salad, the homemade linguine with clams, the veal sorrento,and the blueberry panna cotta. The food was delicious and presented well. We did not leave hungry and the price for two was very reasonable.

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KimD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Been there twice, and both times very satisfied. Service was good as well. Well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good as we expected it would be!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good.Will definitely go back

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rachelb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Food was very good, but it was very noisy. Impossible to enjoy opera playing and difficult to hold an intimate conversation. Too much bustle around me as well. Ambience just wasn't there!

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Food
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and very friendly staff.
Very cozy atmosphere.

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vipDeeC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Couldn’t have had better service! Love Irene! ❤️ Would definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it just very noisy.

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Mare Monte does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mare Monte also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 528-2712.

Mare Monte is rated 4.5 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

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