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Trattoria Bel Paese

104 North Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ
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Ranked #15 of 61 Restaurants in Cranford
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We went here for an Italian cooking class, which focused on different sauce for pastas. George, our host/chef was very thorough and a good host. He made the process smooth. You make 8 sauces total and we were give two large bowls of pasta, with 2 of pastas in each bowl (4 total). The pasta was tasty. This made for... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A local place that could really use a bit of TLC, the walls are wainscot painted wood paneling (orange) with brick paneling above, vinyl floor blocks that have seen better days and water stained ceiling tiles, no table cloths or place mats. The entrance has no protection from the elements, if you're lucky enough to get a table in the... More 

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Clark, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Cranford is a nice town with plenty of dining options. This place kind of gets lost in the shuffle. For me it's a diamond in the rough. Dinner for four on a cold Saturday night. They had cooking classes there in the afternoon and the place was still set up for that. A few tables were available and we were... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were a group of 8 friends who wanted to meet for dinner at a central location. Someone in our group found good reviews on Trattoria Bel Paese and made the reservation. We all ordered a variety of tasty dishes and none of us were disappointed. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly. We were there until just... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went to this place with my boyfriend after finding it on LivingSocial. My boyfriend wasn't really a fan but I did like the pasta and fish we were served. Really well cooked. The interior could be improved and designed to modern state lol.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This place is a gem! The pasta, risotto and Italian Wedding Soup are all delicious. Staff was super accommodating. My two young daughters ate everything up. Will definitely take out the wedding soup for the girls school lunches. Awesome!

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Cranford, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had the Royal sauce on veal and it was absolutely amazing. But the salad was lettuce on a plate and the decor looks like it was never updated from the sub shop that was in that location before. For the expensive price, i expected more.

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Milltown, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

So, if you want a fresh and delicious Italian meal, this is the place. Small, intimate, lovely ambiance. PLUS consider taking one of Chef George's cooking classes right there in the restaurant. We took the Sauces class and learned so much while making 5 different Italian sauces. A real gem. Don't hesitate!!

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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174 reviews 174 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Since my favorable Groupon experience here a few months ago, we've gone back once and just last week I ordered delivery for the first time. I wanted a real lunch and knew my favorite meal -- the Royale -- would hit the spot. From their lunch menu, I ordered the Chicken Royale (veal was $3 more and I was more... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The $10.00 take out deal not worth the money.. the soup was nasty and the dessert was equal to a tablespoon of dough.

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Additional Information about Trattoria Bel Paese

Address: 104 North Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ
Phone Number: 908-276-3336
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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