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Matthew's Italian Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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SALADS‎
11
String Bean
potato, tomato & red onion in a lemon vinaigrette
14
Cobb
chicken, romaine, bacon & avocado, ham, swiss, egg, tomato, bleu cheese in a house vinaigrette
12
Pasta
penne, fresh mozzarella, tomato, onion, basil, olive w/ a balsamic vinaigrette
12
Chop-Chop
mixed greens, chick peas, olive, tomato, onion, cucumber in a house vinaigrette
12
Vegetable
baby greens, warm mixed grilled vegetables, fresh mozzarella, balsamic glaze
13
Harvest
bibb lettuce, candied cashews, granny smith apple, gorgonzola, in a balsamic glaze
Salad additions Chicken 4 Shrimp 7 Calamari 6
PANINIS & SANDWICHES‎
(choice of mixed greens or house cut fries)
12
mixed greens
house cut fries
Pollo Pronto
chicken, provolone, arugula, onion, sun-dried tomato w/ pesto
12
mixed greens
house cut fries
Vegetariana
grilled mixed vegetables, mozzarella, basil mayo
12
mixed greens
house cut fries
Capri
prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato, mixed greens, basil olive oil
10
mixed greens
house cut fries
Cubanita
roasted pork, ham, swiss, pickles, mustard
14
mixed greens
house cut fries
Bistecca Verde
filet mignon, fresh mozzarella & broccoli rabe
12
mixed greens
house cut fries
Americano
smoked turkey, bacon, tomato & herb mayo
12
mixed greens
house cut fries
Meatball Parm Italian
style meatballs w/ tomato sauce & mozzarella
12
mixed greens
house cut fries
Eggplant Parm
sliced eggplant, mozzarella & tomato sauce
12
mixed greens
house cut fries
Sausage & Peppers
sliced sausage & peppers sauteed to perfection
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting in town for just one night and tried Matthew's on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. After a full day of travel we enjoyed a wonderful meal. Excellent food, excellent service, reasonable prices - all in a comfortable...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ontheroadforgci
Reviewed May 3, 2019

Matthews is a very popular Italian restaurant in Clifton conveniently located off a exit of Rt. 3. It has a large menu for lunch and dinner and everything we tried was excellent. The service was friendly, attentive and efficient. The portions are large, so you...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank riny
Reviewed April 29, 2019

I requested a reservation online for a large family meal after an interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Our family was flying in from all over the country. I was very impressed that the owner called me right away and confirmed the reservation after offering his...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank FarmingtonAttorney
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The food is simple but well above average. Our meals were served hot and were presented with care. Quite a step above a typical strip mall pizza joint that serves dinners. Value was reasonable for the quality. The only downside is the size of the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Robert B
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Matthew’s has been open for about ten years. Through the hard work of Matthew and staff, it has truly become a staple of North NJ dining and a case study in how a neighborhood place becomes special to the community at large. Matthew’s executes traditional...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ryan P
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

I had not been to Matthews in about 5 years, so we decided to try it as everyone raves about the food. First and foremost the service is very good and the owner is involved at all times. This is a very “cozy” restaurant, yes...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank robertfc2016
Reviewed February 12, 2019

They have the best Italian Food & great Service, the Waitresses are very nice & helpful. Always have great Specials too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jackanrosemarie
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Small restaurant that is always busy. When I moved to the area I passed this place many times and no matter what day of the week it was, there were always many cars. The place is small, but cozy with a nice bar area. They...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Theresa S
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Love love love Matthew’s. The restaurant is small and quaint . This is what makes your experience extra special. Matthew is always onsite to make you feel at home . The food and daily specials are wonderful. He also offers take out . I extremely...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 92,501
Reviewed January 8, 2019

This is truly a wonderful restaurant. Even though it is small, it has parking, nice bar and lovely atmosphere. The menu is wonderful along with the fantastic specials. Have never been disappointed with anything we have ordered. The owner is always so gracious. A must...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank janie51
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Travel36977
October 21, 2018|
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Response from 445beverlyz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure.But I would think similar menu...larger portion at dinner time.
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bofffman4
March 22, 2018|
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Response from 123dubdutch | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call to confirm but they do have gluten free pasta.
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Heather M
September 28, 2017|
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Response from TravelingJeff2000 | Reviewed this property |
There is emergency door on the main street level, which may get you in. We were sitting at the door area, that's how I remembered.
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