Trattoria Mediterranea

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582 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
We are a family style Italian Restaurant known for our tasty food, friendly service, lively atmosphere. The restaurant exterior is representative of traditional Italy while our interior greets guests with an antique chest on which to sit on to observe Chef Michele at work.
"Start with the finest and freshest natural ingredients then cook with love, knowledge, and devotion. Serve everyone as if they were the most honored guests ever to come into your home and then you have the recipe for fine food.
With its bring your own wine concept, it's no wonder there's a queue for a table.
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D
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food consistently good here. Noise level is very high. We were there on a Sunday evening. There were 4 tables of people and we were all seated at tables close together in the same spot. Extremely loud and was difficult to hear people at our table. Had the rest of restaurant empty so would have been much better if people were spread out to diffuse the noise. That is the only complaint I ever have about this restaurant is the noise level can get really obnoxious which is reLly too bad because the food is great.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service excellent...... noise level high, difficult to have dinner conversation.

AF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Was noisier than usual and we were on the quiet side. Unusual for your restaurant, my husband had part of his de mare dish smell fishy. My pasta side was not hot and the pasta needed more cooking.

PF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding as usual. Our favorite local BYOB Italian restaurant.

M
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful and delicious. The love and care taken to prepare the food is so evident. Great service. Lisa is a wonderful hostess and server. Never disappointed in this neighborhood gem

SC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than, ever with a menu and service that is second to none. Fortunate
to have such a great place nearby. Worth a trip if not in the neighborhood

KH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the menu isn’t extensive, the specials always come through. My wife had the bronzini and thought it was the best she ever had, I had chicken and it was quite good

ML
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here a ~1 year ago and it was nothing short of great...this year to celebrate our 37 years together we decided to come back. The hallmark of a great place is consistency. Again the service was wonderful, the food was spectacular...this has turned into our go-to place!

EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall. First time there. Just passing through area. Would definitely visit again if ever in the area.

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu was varied, food was well-prepared, ambiance was just fine, service was very good. Net-net, a win for us.

JD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit in one week. The food is fresh and delicious, the specials are worth trying and the prices won’t break the bank. I recommend reservations. The restaurant was 3/4 full on a Sunday evening

d
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday. Great food and nice service.

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Never disappoints! Best food always. Wish it wasn’t so loud.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with wonderful friends

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delicious meal. Love it every time we eat here.

z
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food. Was cold in the Main dining room and they quickly accommodated us in the smaller room.

D
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is wonderful. Lasagna is always tasty. Pork Chop Milanese was really flavorful. Only issue with this restaurant is the noise level is so high it is tough to talk at a 4 person table. I try to avoid weekend nights for that reason. We were there on a Thursday this time but it was packed and also with 2 large parties. Could not hear tablemates. Lunch is much quieter! Other than the noise, a super food experience.

M
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and seasonal menu. Very attentive wait staff. A true gem.

RV
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a business meeting . Very helpful staff

P
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Never had a poor meal here.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My only complaint is the noise level. At times it was deafining.

SM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! We love this restaurant...and have been going there for 20 years...highly recommend.

KB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Trattoria Mediterranea for many years. First time we have had the grilled octopus. Oh MY! Fabulous! The rest of our meals were wonderful as always.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant meal ! Desserts are wonderful too! Highly recommend the homemade gnocchi

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was superb, service was ok, we thought the server seemed disappointed that we didn’t order more, and his attitude for the rest of the meal changed

Food was absolutely fantastic, fresh and wonderfully prepared

M
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding! Great food and service. Love the local specials and ingredients.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious and wonderful every time we go there! LOVE this restaurant and the owners are so nice and accommodating!

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, creative menu.

g
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight!

j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good food

H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Chef mad home made macaroni. Dish was superb!
Home made stuffed zucchini flower. Only in true Italian restaurants!
Anita, great server!!!!

DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Truly a gem in Somerset County. Street appearance is very unassuming, but once you step inside, you are immediately engulfed with delicious smells. The restaurant is bright, the pasta (which is all homemade) is outstanding. The nightly specials were interesting; great presentation; portion size ample. Also, it's a BYOB! Highly recommend.

f
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Our only regret is we didn’t have enough room for dessert.

BB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great experience. Food is fantastic. Service is friendly and knowledgeable. Love this place.

s
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Italian food and service!!

C
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always a great choice - fresh and delicious specials complement the already excellent menu. The eggplant cake is excellent and the fresh pasta never disappoint

M
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. The daily specials are outstanding and delicious. This place never disappoints. It is a gem!

RR
10 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great, noise level loud, service good, price value excellent!

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the play best Italian food in Somerset County

MW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were awesome. Bummer that they don’t have a liquor license, which we didn’t realize. We were able to run across the street and get a bottle of wine.

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