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All 34 Closter Restaurants

Rudy's Ristorante

71 Closter Plaza, Closter, NJ 07624
201.768.8444
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Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Closter
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I know know, I know. It was not supposed to be like that, right? After all the place is basically a pizzeria. But despite of the good service, the pizza is board-line inedible: awful "cardboard" hard crust, topping falling all over, canned tomato sauce and old cheese. What a bummer! This is New Jersey, for God's sake.

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Dumont, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Granted we visited on a Saturday night, but the decibel level was off the charts! I couldn't even hear the people at my table. Rudy's recently moved to a larger space in the same strip mall and this was the first time I visited this location. The main dining room is a large open area with closely set tables and... More 

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Demarest, NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have lived in a neighboring town for over 40 years and always went to Rudy's for pizza only, never though the actual food was any good. The pizza was always very good. We stopped going even before they moved to the new location because we found that the pizza was not as good anymore. Our daughter and granddaughter came... More 

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Closter, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Seriously, I would rate this place 2 stars at best. The pizza is utterly disgusting considering it's a pizzeria the pizza SHOULD be good. The pasta is very boring and oily. I have no idea why people actually like this place. It is old and dirty in the actual place and it's not worth the price and eating dinner here.... More 

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Closter, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There is only one Rudy's. Every time I come here I feel like Whistler, the best is in your own backyoard.

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Demarest, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My wife and I and and two of our grandchildren had dinner at Rudy's tonight. The food was very good as usual but what really stood out was the caring. My grandson is allergic to milk and milk products and can have a very severe reaction if he eats any food with milk or butter in it. When I asked... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have eaten at Rudy's since I was a small child. I moved away in the early 1980's and this is my first stop whenever I come home for a visit. I was so sad when I pulled into the Closter Plaza last month to see the old Rudy's spot empty. Then I noticed all the cars on the other... More 

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River Vale, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have been going to Rudy's for many years, and no place locally compares to their food. In fact, they prepare "Southern Italian" dishes better than just about any place we've ever been--NJ, NY, California, anywhere. When we are at very fancy Italian restaurants in New York City, we always ask ourselves, "Is this place as good as Rudy's?" The... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Typically Italian dishes, cozy atmosphere, friendly owners, good cleaning and fair prices! The best in New Jersey!

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Barrow in Furness, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Italian restaurants in the UK are a little different than in the US; the Italian restaurants here tend to be, or at least used to be, positioned more upmarket than those over the pond, where they tend to be more family-style eateries. I prefer the US way of doing things, as there is something nice about getting a few large... More 

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Additional Information about Rudy's Ristorante

Address: 71 Closter Plaza, Closter, NJ 07624
Phone Number: 201.768.8444
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Closter
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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