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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed August 8, 2020

We dined at La Cipollina this past Sunday and it was delicious as usual. This was our 3rd time there since the pandemic. Really outstanding food, service and the timing of the meal was excellent. We were not rushed at all. They start you off...with crusty Italian Bread with sides of EVOO, Pesto Sauce, and Roasted Garlic. We then shared a Calamari App with pepperoncini, which is delicious and more than enough for two.. Ceasar salad and then we both had the Chicken Scarpiello with sausage and Risotto. Everything was excellent. Of course we will be back and my wife and I tell everyone we can about LaCipollina. Keep up the great tradition that you are known for. SamMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2020

Dear Sam- Thank you so much for the continued support.

Reviewed June 22, 2020

I had a party of 4 adults for Father’s Day. We had sat on the patio. Table was a little small for 4 people but otherwise comfortable. Our waiter Chris was very nice, and gave us excellent service. The food was delicious. Their eggplant I...believe is the best in NJ. We had baked clams. Not the average baked clams They were large and delicious with a generous serving. We all had different entre. Everyone was happy.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2020

Dear Friend- thank you for the excellent review. I will be sure to share your comments with the kitchen and dining room staff

Reviewed April 25, 2020

Tonight we celebrated my wifes birthday with the Saturday Night Feast. The food was GREAT as usual. During these trying times it is important to keep some happy and positive thoughts, LaCipollina has been a place for so many celebrations for our family,from our anniversary,...my daughters confirmation, my daughters bridal shower or just a great night out with friends, it is our go to place. The service is always top notch as is the food. PLEASE support our local restaurants during this difficult time so we can all enjoy them when we are past this virus and can go out and have fabulous dinner with friends and family. Once again THANK YOU for being there for us.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 30, 2020 via mobile

La Cipollina has been our favorite restaurant since we moved to Freehold 5 years ago. We went the Sunday before Posillipos had to shut down due to Caronavirus and we were treated like royalty. Christopher went above and beyond to make our experience nothing short...of perfect and so did the kitchen staff. Will be supporting them through this difficult time and will also be the first table when they reopen. Good luck guys and thank you for so many amazing meals!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

I can NOT say enough great things about La Cipollina. They helped organize and ran a seamless repast following my father's funeral for 60 people. Anthony helped me select all courses, that were served piping hot family style. Everything was delicious; our guests cannot stop...raving about the food: the clams, vegetable and mozzarella platter, and arugula salad starters were each amazing; followed by chicken franchese, pasta with broccolini and sausage, and rolled eggplant. The Chef's Choice of 3 desserts were all plated beautifully and very yummy. His staff were extremely responsive and handled our large crew graciously, and the price point was very fair. Thank you, we will be back again soon (under happier circumstances)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Dear Patricia- Thank you so much for hosting your event with La Cipollina. I will be sure to share your kinds remarks with both the dining room and kitchen staff. See you soon for dinner! Matt

Reviewed February 11, 2020

this is fine Italian food where you can order ala cart or 3,4 and 5 course prix fix dinners. Kinda pricey but great food and it is BYOB.

Date of visit: June 2019
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802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! see you soon for dinner

Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

Food was great, service was excellent. We were a large party of 18. They had a great space for us and service was perfect. The food was delicious. Everyone was happy with their meal and it was served perfectly. Ok

Date of visit: January 2020
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802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2020

Thank you so much for the amazing review! I will share your comments with the dining room and kitchen staff

Reviewed January 6, 2020

Last week our club had its holiday party at La Cipollina. First of all, the atmosphere is charming, warm and comfortable. The service was impeccable. We were 18 people and no complaints. Our food was scrumptious and abundant. There were many courses. Appetizers and Salads...were served family-style. There were many doggie bags. Take my word for it, it was just a good the next day. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant and I have been a patron for a very long time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2020

Thank you so much for the amazing review! We appreciate the business. I will share your comments with the kitchen and dining room staff.

Reviewed November 23, 2019

Ridiculous price for pasta $ 60.00 for pasta that was dry and had to actually ask for more truffles since so unfavorable Amazing they could actually charge 60.00 for this pasta dish We waited a very long time for our food then the pasta was...not hot they did not even give us the proper utensils to eat our pasta with!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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802matth, Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2019

Dear Friend, It is with much regret that your evening was not memorable. It is with even greater regret that we could not fix the problem the day of. I have read your letter in great detail and discussed it with all our people involved,...More

Reviewed November 4, 2019

We held a retirement party there Friday night. The food and service was outstanding. Be sure to try the rice balls, chicken meatballs and fresh mozzarella.

Date of visit: November 2019
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802matth, Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2019

Dear Sam- Thank you so much for the excellent review! I will be sure to share your remarks with the kitchen and dining room staff!

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