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Trattoria Bel Paese

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104 N Union Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016-2121
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
Feb 2, 2016
“Average food”
Jan 11, 2016
“What a disappointment.”
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104 N Union Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016-2121
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Reviewed February 2, 2016

I placed the order thru GrubHub for delivery to Rahway. Meal sizes were a bit small. I ordered the family size Chicken Marsala figuring an Italian restaurant would know how to make this. AVERAGE. I've had better at many other places.

Thank Steven G
Reviewed January 11, 2016

So this restaurant has been around for years. It used to be one of my favorite, but just had a bad experience. The owner is the same. We had a $25 restaurant.com gift certificate that I bought some time ago for $15. Went there the...More

1  Thank gkealy
Reviewed August 8, 2015

We have not been back here since the new onwner came in but we thoroughly enjoyed our food when we made a return trip. WIll be back.

Thank jm2432016
Reviewed March 13, 2015

We've been here 3 times, each time trying to give it another chance. The food isn't anything special, service is slow - a bunch of teenagers who all stand around talking to each other. They take forever to bring your check when you are done...More

Thank cindy9178
Reviewed February 14, 2015

The Restaurant was referred to us by a friend. It is Valentines Day so we didn't expect a lot knowing how busy this day is for restaurants. We placed our order with a waiter whom looked like he was going to play a round of...More

Thank John F
Reviewed January 24, 2015

We went here for an Italian cooking class, which focused on different sauce for pastas. George, our host/chef was very thorough and a good host. He made the process smooth. You make 8 sauces total and we were give two large bowls of pasta, with...More

1  Thank CCG1982
Reviewed January 21, 2015

A local place that could really use a bit of TLC, the walls are wainscot painted wood paneling (orange) with brick paneling above, vinyl floor blocks that have seen better days and water stained ceiling tiles, no table cloths or place mats. The entrance has...More

Thank Tracker129
Reviewed January 11, 2015

Cranford is a nice town with plenty of dining options. This place kind of gets lost in the shuffle. For me it's a diamond in the rough. Dinner for four on a cold Saturday night. They had cooking classes there in the afternoon and the...More

Thank Rookieoftheyear
Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were a group of 8 friends who wanted to meet for dinner at a central location. Someone in our group found good reviews on Trattoria Bel Paese and made the reservation. We all ordered a variety of tasty dishes and none of us were...More

Thank LovesMist
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I went to this place with my boyfriend after finding it on LivingSocial. My boyfriend wasn't really a fan but I did like the pasta and fish we were served. Really well cooked. The interior could be improved and designed to modern state lol.

Thank Beverly B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 N Union Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016-2121
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranford
  • Phone Number: 908-276-3336
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