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168 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004
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Ranked #8 of 49 restaurants in Fairfield
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Directly across from the Essex County Airport
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21 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

we dined on the patio recently, the atmoshphere is ok, but the chairs don't work well for the patio- impossible to slide to get into or out from- and they are folding chairs. not a good recipe for a cobblestone surface! the food was fine, but not memorable. oddly enough, the item i liked the best was the sauted eggplant... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A weeknight dinner for three, recommended by a friend. We all enjoyed our courses at this more-than-the-usual-choices Italian restaurant. The standout for me was the inside-out meatball (spaghetti-stuffed) with the most delicious red sauce I've ever had. Other pasta (probably homemade) and fish dishes were very good too, and the tres leches cake was a winner!

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15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to Cielo for what was to be an enjoyable dinner on the outside patio. The patio is really pretty. The waiter seemed nice enough, but apparently didn't' quite understand my order. I ordered veal saltimoboca, which by nature comes with spinach. I asked the waiter if I could get a side order of pasta instead of the mashed... More

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Horrible table service. The waiter never bothered to ask how everything was while we ate and never bothered to ask if he could wrap any leftover to take home. We had to constantly ask that our water glasses be refilled. I ordered the NY Strip and after being served, they never brought me a steak knife. Once again, I waited... More

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Northern New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had my husband's birthday party at Cielo's on Saturday afternoon. The food was so delicious and plentiful that my guests are still raving. The waiters were very attentive, ensuring that everyone's experience was pleasurable. Chef Anthony planned a menu of all our favorite menu items and made some excellent suggestions to round out the buffet. We have never been... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Just delicious ... Wine, food and people are great. Going back tomorrow. The eggplant appetizer was wonderful. The interior is beautiful. Tables are not on top of each other.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

The food was pretty good took forever to get bread drinks and food. Prices are outrageous won't be back would rather pay that amount and go to a four star restaurant

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Cielo's has excellent, creative food! Try the stuffed mac and cheese meatballs. They also have anice happy hour with specials on food and drink.

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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262 reviews 262 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

After appetizers and Chicken Scarpiello entree and a very pleasant experience with both the server and the chef (Anthony) I left with mixed emotions. The food just didn't have that Wow factor. The sauces were mild to the point of bland and the chicken felt a bit over cooked. The bread was exceptional as was the atmosphere in the place.... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Met up with 4 other friends last night, and we were all coming from different directions. We had reservations at a restaurant but after walking in, we knew it was not what we wanted so we left. We didn't know any other places in the area but someone had remembered passing Cielo so we gave it a try! What a... More

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