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Bon Giovanni

61 East Main Street, Ramsey, NJ
(201) 825-1111
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Ranked #13 of 73 restaurants in Ramsey
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Beaumont, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very welcoming atmosphere with a huge variety of meals. Sam & his wife Maria makes you feel like relatives instead of customers. Its BYOB and no matter what wine you bring in there is something on the menu for an excellent pairing. All food is cooked when you order it and the chef is very obliging if you want to... More

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had a less than desirable dinner at Bon Giovanni. The first negative was that the restaurant was empty, at 6 PM. We were the only people in the restaurant. We looked at the menu, which was very limited, and decided on a meal. My issue with the restaurant was not the food itself, the food wasn’t’ bad. It was... More

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Ramsey, New Jersey
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This BYOB is a small boutique restaurant in Ramsey, NJ that features a well rounded Italian menu -- And with a Brazilian Flair! If you do not see your favorite dish, mention it to the owner and chances are that they can make it for you. They are also great at making salads and dressings to your needs. My husband... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I did not expect this local spot to be as good as it was. the food was very good and the service was very good. I will definitely give them a second opportunity

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Allendale, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went here on New Years Eve with 3 other couples. The place was busy but we were seated right away since we had reservations. I had the grilled swordfish which was excellent. The prices were reasonable and portion sizes were good. The service was good although we did wait about one hour and fifteen minutes for our meals. Then... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Having had lunch here on two prior occasions with good results, I took two friends there last night, Jan. 4, 2014, for dinner. Made a reservation one week in advance for 7 P.M. but we were ready to dine by 6:15 so I called and they moved the reservation up to 6:30 P.M. We were seated upon arrival at the... More

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new york
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We have been to Bon Giovanni several times now. Since the first time we walked in the door, not only did Sam, the owner, make you feel at home, but the staff have remembered us everytime we've been back. We've brought people to the restaurant and everyone has enjoyed We arrived once to Bon Giovanni withour a reservation. Sam offered... More

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Sloatsburg, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Had the pleasure of dining with a group of about 50 for our Christmas Luncheon. The atmosphere is quaint and well-done. All the staff are friendly and extremely helpful. Our menu choices were picked prior by our Coordinator and they were varied. All at my table chose differently and no one was disappointed. Then the icing on the meal was... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Went out to eat with a friend who lives in Ramsey. She loves this place. I would have also, had I not had the misfortune of choosing what I did. I ordered the pasta with shrimp & scallops. Waitress comes back & tells me they're out of scallops. So I took clams as a substitute. I took a bite &... More

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Ramsey, New Jersey
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Forget any negative reviews--This is an amazing petite restaurant. It reminds me of the 5 star Cafe Panache across the street (both BYO), but SO much more friendly. Sam, the owner, has a great talent of making you feel like family. It is like I am in the "Old Country" once again. The Eggplant Parm is the best we have... More

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