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“Almost awesome!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ron Jillians

Ron Jillians
853 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842
603-929-9966
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Ranked #30 of 103 Restaurants in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Jackson, New Hampshire
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96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Almost awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Riding to Boston on old route 1 we came across this restaurant which was a fantastic find. The ambiance the waitress and the food were all a very pleasant surprise. You don't always find good food when walking into a restaurant blind... no recommendations from a friend and not checking trip advisor first. The bread was actually the only thing that I really didn't like. I had the Bolognaise sauce and it was by far one of the best I have had. I requested it over angel hair pasta and everyone knows that is one of the toughest things to get cooked just right when dining out... but it was perfectly cooked. Oh sorry... forgot to mention that prior to the main dish you have a choice of salad or soup. I chose the beef veg soup which was just like mom cooks. Wow... loved the soup so much I would go back just for another bowl. There is a good size bar that entwines with the restaurant so that you can watch the Bruins win! My husband got the Squid with penne in a butter and oil sauce that he said was an unbelievable surprise on how flavorful and perfectly cooked it was. He said we will be back (to the waitress) as we were settling up.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Raymond, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We went on a Wednesday seated rite away. Placed our order an received our salads rite away.
Good size portion. We ordered pasta with chicken an eggplant parm. More then enough for two. Also had bread an cheese sticks wow were they large could have made a meal on them with the salad.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“New facility great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

New facility, across the street from the old, is very nice and can accommodate more people. Food always good and good value

Visited January 2013
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“great place for an appetizer and a beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Nice bar the dining room is a little off especially if your sat near the bar area great for a beer and apps but if your looking for great Italian food go somewhere else.( I ordered antipasto and got sandwich cold cuts )

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Laconia, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Great!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Sauce may be bitter to some, but it is good for me. Eggplant and veal are awesome! ! This is in my opinion, the best Italian restaurant in Hampton.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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