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Trattoria Bel Paese

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104 N Union Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016-2121
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rahway, New Jersey
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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231 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 other night. First of all, they were out of the first three things we ordered--stuffed... More 

1 Thank gkealy
Krakow, Poland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
new jersey
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 eating. The have no light fixtures in the place - just tall lamps like you... More 

Thank cindy9178
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 Golf! Everyone else that was part of the staff was dressed as if they worked... More 

Thank John F
New Jersey
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711 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 2 of pastas in each bowl (4 total). The pasta was tasty. This made for... More 

1 Thank CCG1982
Somerset, New Jersey
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 no protection from the elements, if you're lucky enough to get a table in the... More 

Thank Tracker129
Clark, New Jersey
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

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 place was still set up for that. A few tables were available and we were... More 

Thank Rookieoftheyear
Freehold, New Jersey
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 disappointed. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly. We were there until just... More 

Thank LovesMist
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?