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Barilari's Restaurant

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755 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013-2038
+1 973-928-4500
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Passaic, New Jersey
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a stall Italian restaurant that is not fancy. The service is always good and the I have never had a bad meal here. Its relatively inexpensive and the servings are more than adequate.

Thank Njlou1
Clifton, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

I frequent Barilari's almost every Friday with fellow teachers. The staff is friendly, informative and accommodating. The chef is great! Some of my favorites are their rigatoni bolognese, chicken scarpariello, eggplant florentine, and pizza. Portions are large and generally come with a salad or pasta, also generous in size. Their food is fresh, served by an excellent staff and always... More 

Thank Tbake
Clifton, New Jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

I have been going to Barilari's since it has opened and there hasn't been one time that I have been disappointed by the service or the quality and quantity of the portions. The pizza has to be the best in the town. They have the most incredible sicilian and pan pizzas and their Nona pizza and Margarita is to die... More 

Thank anthonybender923
Paterson, New Jersey
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great italian food, specials were on the blackboard and were very good, sauteed chicken with veggies were great, as was chicken parm. Pizza was good as well, tasty and good quality ingredients.

Thank Ken W
Passaic, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great food but the most unreliable service ever! They have gotten something wrong in my order 9 times out of 10 and that is just unacceptable...but I guess that's what happens when you let 18 year olds run the place. I cannot be the only one this happens too! Make sure to check your food when ordering take out or... More 

3 Thank Jessica C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the food good prices great place to stop for a bite to eat. Comfortable atmosphere good place to have a date night casual and easy.

Thank vlemoine3
Clifton, New Jersey
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Been coming here since it opened.Clean and food is very good. Pizza is great. They deliver which is very good. Staff very friendly and meals are very good.

Thank Larry C
New York City, New York
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139 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

They deliver, too, really nice people working there. One time, though, I was ignored waiting for a seat. It was pretty aggravating, so I left. But, if you get pick up or delivery, it should be fine. DELICIOUS pizza. AMAZING mozz sticks and salads. Definitely give them a try. They are one of my favorite places for a meal! Definitely!

Thank stephanie649
Montclair, New Jersey
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326 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Since they have opened we usually order take out or delivery which had always been great, but last week we are in this little gem and were amazed at the quality of the food, we ordered the soup to start , great homemade mushroom , followed by rigatoni Bolognese , OMG soooo good and penne vodka , so creamy, the... More 

Thank mauinokaoi1973
Northern New Jersey
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149 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

I ordered linguine with clam sauce and it came with 4-5 cloves of garlic-- too much for me. In volume the garlic was twice the amount of clams! I prefer pasta al dente so I considered it wobbly and overcooked. This is just a small neighborhood place and I didn't expect gourmet food, but for a $14 entre it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 755 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013-2038
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-928-4500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?