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“What a find!” 3 of 5 stars
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Ninette's Italian Restaurant
980 Shrewsbury Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
(732) 542-4344
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Ranked #14 of 32 Restaurants in Tinton Falls
Cuisines: Italian
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Horsham, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“What a find!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

One of my friends found Ninette on line and we decided to try it while we were in the area on a saturday night. We tried to get a reservation for 6 but were told they didin't accept them. However, they had a table set up for the 6 of us when we arrived. Our food was very good and plentiful. There were only 2 wait staff so service was very slow. We had asked for individual bills but denied. They did divide the bill for us - my eggplant dish was charged $1 more than listed on the menu. The waitress seemed too rushed to care. Our take home boxes were prepared by the owner (?) and graciously delivered. I'd go back again for the food - it was worth (especially noted by the packed tables in the restaurant - it seems to be well known in the area).

Visited April 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Eat in or Take Out - Great Family Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I have been going to Ninette's with family since I was a kid and it continues to be our go to Italian restaurant. Now that we live out of state, it seems to be a constant when we visit NJ, either eating in the restaurant or taking food to go.

Overall, they have excellent marinara sauce, and consistently good pasta dishes and pizza. Whether we eat in the restaurant or do take-out, the food is always consistent. In general, we tend to order the same things and have really enjoyed the stuffed shells, eggplant rollatini, baked ziti, and the pizza.

Ninette's is also BYOB and they are happy to open any wines and beer for you (a liquor store is in the same shopping center).

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Fantastic food....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Ninettes is my go to Italian restaraunt when I go back to Jersey for great Italian food. It's a local favorite with a casual atmosphere. The bread is hot and crusty and sooooo good. We has 3 loaves and could have eaten it all night. We ordered mussels and calamari for appetizers and they were both great. My daughter and I shared baked ziti and veal parm. Normally, I am not a big ziti fan but it was really delicious. You would have thought we hadn't eaten in days. The veal was so good we brought 3 orders home to Maryland. Just cannot get this quality of Italian food in Maryland.

It is BYOB and there is a liquor store in the same shopping area. We were there on Saturday night and noticed that there is an Italian singer as we were leaving.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Classic Neighborhood Italian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

This is classic NJ neighborhood combination pizzeria and restaurant. The fare is everyday Italian with the usual range of pizzas, pastas and variations of veal and chicken. The food is fresh and well-prepared. Like many restaurants in NJ, it does not have a liquor license, so you are welcome to bring your own wine or beer and will receive beverage service at no charge. A liquor store is close by.

The atmosphere is casual but festive. Often families will celebrate special occasions there. The owner mingles with regular patrons, while his daughter and brother often wait tables.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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