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500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent neighborhood restaurant

Love this small delicious restaurant with excellent food and warm and welcoming staff - particularly Alberto. The Rock Shrimp (as a dinner or appetizer) is excellent as are the veal and chicken dishes. The salmon stuffed with crabmeat is delicious and the menu is enormous. Their drinks are good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Delray Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here a number of times in the past and always get a fabulous meal. Service, quality of food, and people are just great. You won't be disappointed. Reservations are highly suggested.

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Maplewood,
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love this small delicious restaurant with excellent food and warm and welcoming staff - particularly Alberto. The Rock Shrimp (as a dinner or appetizer) is excellent as are the veal and chicken dishes. The salmon stuffed with crabmeat is delicious and the menu is enormous. Their drinks are good size and the portions are large. They serve pizza as an... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The food is always great here and there is a wide variety of choices. They have a small bar and they serve great drinks. The service is very good.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had dinner with a group of four on a recent Friday night. Much to our surprise there were tables empty and honoring our 7:30 reservation was not a problem. Was underwhelmed by the food. Branzino was unremarkable to me and the rock shrimp were soggy. The waiters were kindly but there was no follow through on our requests. I see... More 

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New Jersey
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have been here once before and loved it and decided to try it again. It was just as great as the last time! As usual, I tried one of their specials, a grilled Cajun Salmon, which was just spectacular! I have to say, one of the best grilled Salmons I have ever tasted! We were a large group of... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have been a patron of this restaurant and Primavera at the Wilshire hotel for for many years. I prefer this locations, because it is smaller and cozier. Seafood is GREAT, the rock shrimp fantastic and the veal dishes and second to none. On a weekly basis I dine with 6-8 golfing friends from a nearby country club and they... More 

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New Jersey
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We came here for a birthday celebration with a group of 12 people and had a wonderful time! The food was delicious (very large proportions), and the service was excellent! I personally chose one of their "specials", the Sole Almondine. It was deliciously prepared and served perfectly over Angel Hair. A wonderful presentation! All of our group had a lovely... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've eaten at this restaurant numerous times. Great Italian food, Great Staff. I would highly recommend.

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West Orange
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A quiet little table in the corner made for a romantic evening for two. The staff was very attentive. The menu had nice variety. The rock shrimp are fantastic as were the salad and pasta dishes. Would definitely return.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Ate at the bar. The staff pushed out the three customers staying in the hotel at 9:15PM and asked us to hurry up and leave because they had no other customers and wanted to get home at 9:50PM . To the Owner: Wonder why with great food and good location you have mediocre business? You have a horrible reputation with... More 

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Address: 500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: 500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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