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259 Johnson Ave, River Edge, NJ 07661-1907
201-342-1233
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere.

Have been 3 times for lunch in the last month, great food each time. Had the veal special and it was phenomenal. A pasta special last time was fresh and a great portion. Room is a little tight, but the other patrons are half of the ambiance. Bar is lively, service is good- not overbearing but not 5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2014
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cjsmithnj
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100 reviews 100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Have been 3 times for lunch in the last month, great food each time. Had the veal special and it was phenomenal. A pasta special last time was fresh and a great portion. Room is a little tight, but the other patrons are half of the ambiance. Bar is lively, service is good- not overbearing but not 5 star either.... More 

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Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Entrance is down a few stairs (basement) which leads straight into the bar area with a few tables on the right side. More tables are situated in the back of the restaurant and there are some tables upstairs. There is parking on the restaurant property (not a large lot) and some street parking (difficult to find). Standard chicken parmigiana (large... More 

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Dinallo's is a great Italian place. The food is excellent and portions are well-sized. The bread is phenomenal! The restaurant has a full bar and could get noisy for dinner, but service is awesome, and I have never had a bad meal there. Enjoy!

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New Jersey
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238 reviews 238 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My friend and I were driving back to NJ from a NYC event. He remembered this place he had not been to in many years. It was a Thursday night and we got there late (like 9ish) and the place was PACKED at the bar and in the regular dining area. There was entertainment and dancing. We were lucky to... More 

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New York City, New York
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1,870 helpful votes 1,870 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I ate at Dinallo's for the second time Saturday night with my wife and friends. this time I had Shrimp Parmigiana (Gamberoni alla Parmigiana) really tasty and a generous portion. The other dishes were fillet of Sole, rack of Lamb and some pasta dishes. I tested all and they were so good I am not sure what to order next... More 

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New England
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38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Upon checking intothe Paramus Courtyard I requested a list of local restaurants. After reviewing I asked the clerk which Italian restaurant was the best in her opinion. She replied that the best local Italian restaurant was not on the list and referred me to Dinallo's. Had the absolute best chicken parm ever ! Yes, the place is small and crowded,... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I go here every time I am in the area, so once every couple months and love it. This family runs place has superb service and food. Now don't get me wrong, you give attitude they may snap back, it is Jersey... But seriously the food is prepared fresh to order. It is great Italian. The deep fried mashed potatoes... More 

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Northern New Jersey
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114 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

It's small, crowded and noisy. So know that going in. And the bar scene can be a little over the top (check that one out for yourself). But Dinallo's generally serves a very good meal and while a bit expensive, uses fresh ingredients and you won't leave disappointed! Recommended!

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Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Was having a wonderful dinner with friends one Sat, food was great, place was crowded. We had 6:30 reservations and hostess came over to us at 8:30 to tell us we had to leave because they had a reservation at that table for 8:30. Manager claims he told her to offer us a drink at the bar, but she didn't,... More 

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New York City, New York
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689 reviews 689 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Being originally a Jersey Boy (Englewood) I see friends across the river quite often. Last night (Friday Night) We went to this place to eat until we could eat no more. My friend Steve ordered fried Calamari for the table, a great choice. I had the shrimp parmigiana, talk about large portions of food you cannot stop eating (it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 259 Johnson Ave, River Edge, NJ 07661-1907
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  River Edge
  • Phone Number: 201-342-1233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?