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Belmonte's

632 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
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Ranked #34 of 90 restaurants in Asbury Park
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: BYOB
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English first
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Belmonte's has been a favorite of ours for several years. After reading the mixed reviews from other Trip Advisor diners, we worried that something unfortunate had happened. We decided that we needed to check it out for ourselves so we went with friends on a Friday night for dinner. The restaurant was 75% filled when we got there so that... More

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Went last night with friends, not knowing what to expect. It was a great surprise. The fried calimari appetizer was huge- enough for 3 people. The marinara sauce was terrific. I highly recommend the Shrimp Natalie entree--it was outstanding- a shrimp scampi with lots of garlic and on a bed of spinach. My friends were pleased with their chicken francaise... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Mondays and Thursdays are half price pasta nights at this restaurant. Because of the 1/2 price it gets crowded. Actually for the price (1/2) that's all the pasta is worth in the first place. The pasta dishes we had were poor quality. I had the Cavatelli with broccoli rabe and sausage with garlic and oil. It was extremely dry and... More

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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

While not a standout in food and service, one could do worse. Belmonte's is a small trattoria located on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park. The offerings were standard fare and plentiful. We were able to take advantage of the half price pasta offer that is available on Mondays and Thursdays. Reservations are recommended for these nights but other nights you... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was at the restaurant last night for the first time. My first impression, I thought the lady named Frieda was very rude, unprofessional and obnoxious. I witnessed her and the staff to be friendly only to repeating customers which made me feel quite uncomfortable, and not welcomed. If it weren't for the fact that the restaurant was recommended, and... More

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I've somehow missed this spot in downtown AP, until tonight. Happened to walk in at about 7:30 and was able to get a deuce immediately (lucky?). Nice warm bread served at table, pear salad appetizer and pappardelle entrée (with shrimp, asparagus and mushrooms). Came out piping hot, and was quite delicious. Didn't know they didn't have a liquor license so... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

This place was highly recommended. I found the experience appalling. First the hostess asked if we could be done in an hour because she had a party coming in then with a reservation. I should have left. It went downhill from there. Never going back! Over priced.

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Oakhurst, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

What a shame. Good, crusty bread, nice salad, decent (but not great) soup, and entrees were above average. But this small storefront restaurant in the heart of Asbury on Cookman was just too noisy. I've eaten here twice... the first time was a few years ago, and it was so noisy, we couldn't have a conversation. Waited a few years... More

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tinton falls, nj
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

So disappointed last night!!!!! I had called to be sure that they had gluten free pasta and they said they did. We ordered at 630 and all out of gluten free pasta! how does a restaurant that has gluten free pasta not take an inventory on the day of half price pasta specials to be sure they have it stocked!... More

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New York City, New York
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186 reviews 186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We went for "Half Price Pasta Monday" and found every one of our entrees to be excellent. There was a bit of a wait, as each entree is cooked to order (so minor changes to the menu were easily accommodated.) The restaurant is loud. It's especially crowded on specials nights, and it's a good value (although the regular price of... More

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