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La Cipollina

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16 A West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728 (South St.)
+1 732-308-3830
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Monroe Township, Nj
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for the place for a special occasion, this is the place. If you are looking for a leisurely night out this is the place. The food is consistently good and it is the type of place where you feel pampered.We have been going there for over 25 years. We watched Chef Matt go from a polite... More 

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Thank Linda R
Jackson, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us dined there Saturday evening. The food was good, not spectacular, but good. They definitely give you the impression that the customer is there, not to be served, but to be impressed by the staff. A simple request to substitute pasta for risotto what was met with a gasp, how dare you. At $48 for an entree and... More 

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1 Thank Albert W
802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing these points to my attention. I will be speaking to all the individuals involved. With so many things going on, on a day to day basis, it is virtually impossible to be aware of all situations unless people like you step forward. So again thank you! In addition, upon your next return would be kind enough... More 

Staten Island, New York
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this lovely restaurant with my family to celebrate my birthday. It happened to be during Restaurant Week and so we took advantage of the prix fixed menu and the BYOB feature. We ordered the Pork Chop, Salmon, Chicken and Pasta dishes which were preceded by assorted appetizers and followed by various desserts. The food was excellent and Nick... More 

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Thank taxiluv2
802matth, Public Relations Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again More 

Manalapan, New Jersey
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017

My wife and I have been to this restaurant once in the past and has a pleasant experience and thought we would invite friends to join us for dinner Saturday night. We called and asked for reservations for 7:30 PM and were told no problem. We also received a phone call during the day Saturday reminding us of the reservations.... More 

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Thank Shawn3155
802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing these points to my attention. I will be speaking to all the individuals involved. With so many things going on, on a day to day basis, it is virtually impossible to be aware of all situations unless people like you step forward. So again thank you! In addition, upon your next return would be kind enough... More 

Freehold, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

We have been going there for a few years now and I wanted to share how wonderful an experience it is here. Plus the food is excellent. Everyone is so nice - I highly recommend making reservation to this great experience. It just feels good there as well !!

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1 Thank Linda D
802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. More 

Holmdel
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

La Cipollina is a small (~40 seats?), quiet restaurant tucked behind larger buildings in the center of Freehold. A nice place to meet friends to dine and talk (on weekdays when there isn't a crowd). Menu is somewhat limited but varied so should meet most people's needs. Specials were excellent. Food preparation and presentation is very good (better than average... More 

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Thank David D
802matth, General Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

Beachwood, NJ, USA
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

We tried La Cipollina and it was wonderful. The inside atmosphere, the music playing, it was so cozy inside. We thought we were in Italy again. The menu was nice and there were plenty of specials. You are not rushed, you have plenty of time to order and enjoy your meal. We enjoyed everything and will go back again.

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Thank sharon214
802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

Colts Neck, New Jersey
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Quiet atmosphere for conversation, where the wait staff remembers what you ordered three months ago, the dishes are excellent, prepared to perfection where they are eager to cater to special dietary requirements. The quality and service are outstanding, and it is a great place to discuss business (byob) and chat over a long pleasant meal. Desserts are also great.

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Thank Jim L
802matth, General Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

New Jersey
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

La Cippolina is a repeat stop for us, they continually update and change their menu and it is a BYOB which keeps the coat down, as the food is a bit pricey but worth it. The wait staff is always friendly. They offer off street parking. The daily specials are always my favorite

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Thank ljgrim123
802matth, Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Excellent meal for an MS dinner we went to, plenty of food, and everything was prepared with care and it was delicious.

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Thank Daniel M
802matth, Public Relations Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 A West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
    (South St.)
  • Public Transportation: New Jersey Transit buses service the "Freehold Center" terminal which is located a block away from La Cipollina Ristorante.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: +1 732-308-3830
Description
Zagat review: Now at the quarter-century mark, this dependable (if hard-to-find) Freehold Italian BYO maintains its old-world ways with a classic menu of quality items served by an excellent tuxedoed team. The elegant decor lends it special-occasion status and bargain prix fixe specials keep costs under control.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?