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Ninette's Italian Restaurant

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980 Shrewsbury Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
(732) 542-4344
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great for a Casual Night Out

Needed to eat late. Tried one Italian place...closed already at 9pm! Let's try Ninette's! We've heard plenty about the place over the years so I finally got to try it. It's situated off Route 35, in the back of a shopping plaza so you'd never know it's there. They have a green and white... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Kathy A
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Eatontown, New Jersey
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Eatontown, New Jersey
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139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Needed to eat late. Tried one Italian place...closed already at 9pm! Let's try Ninette's! We've heard plenty about the place over the years so I finally got to try it. It's situated off Route 35, in the back of a shopping plaza so you'd never know it's there. They have a green and white check theme inside instead of the... More 

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Thank Kathy A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a great family restaurant that invariably provides wonderful food at a great price. This has been a family meeting place for many years.

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Thank Charles R
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Usa
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I used to praise Ninette's as being the absolute best pizza around. However, quietly, it seems that new ownership took over within the past year or so. The pizza is lackluster, to say the least. It's as if the new owners cut corners in quality. The pizza is oily, doesn't have much substance to it, and is nothing like the... More 

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Thank RonboNJ
Manalapan, New Jersey
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have been eating here for about 12 years. Their pizza's are great! Very thin crusts! Linguine and white clam sauce is good. I really like their chicken parm. I LOVE their salads for lunch-especially the gormet salad and I always add grilled chicken-very very satisfying. I haven't ever had a bad thing over all the years-and real butter is... More 

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Thank Gabagail
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I have used Ninette's for team dinners for the various teams I have coached. I know a number of other coaches that have done the same. The pizza is reliably good. I haven't eaten much else besides that. The staff was always friendly and helpful.

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Thank Coltergeist
interlaken, NJ
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

A good Italian friend took me to this neighborhood spot. At first blush I had my doubts, but after meeting Paul the owner and his daughter Judy, they were the real deal. Don't be deceived by the red checkered plastic tablecloths , the penne a la vodka is excellent. The Classico pizza packs in the flavor, ask for fresh basil.... More 

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Thank Hutch531
Tinton Falls, NJ
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Ninette's is a family owned establishment that prides itself on good homecooked food. The wait staff is also family, and they will guide you on house specialities like the Broccoli Rabe with linguini! The pizza is a nice thin crust and the toppings are plentiful. It can get a bit noisy on the weekend, and there may be a bit... More 

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1 Thank Bevi1083
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I'm not sure if they drugged the food or if the people giving positive reviews are actually serious... The atmosphere reminds me of the former Mike & Nelly's on Rt.35 in Ocean (which, if anyone remembers, was shut down after being featured on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares): They play the same CD every night in the same order, the carpets are... More 

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2 Thank Nicoley90
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It's a pizzeria on one side, dining room to the right. Good Italian food. The chef will change up your order for you if you want, say, extra spicy or something like that.

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Thank Louanne S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Ninette's delivers again! This was our third time here and the food was unbelievably good. We are Italian, so the standards are high, but Ninette's hit the mark for sure. Paul, the owner, even brought a couple of the dishes out himself and made recommendations on what to order. Don't miss out, get to Ninette's ASAP!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 980 Shrewsbury Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Tinton Falls
  • Phone Number: (732) 542-4344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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