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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were with about a dozen people for dinner. Everything at Bellissimo is excellent. The food, the selections, the service, and the setting. We ordered Veal Funghi and the Veal Al Antonio. The Veal Funghi was a simple but tasty entree. It had veal and...mushrooms in a rich Madeira sauce. The veal was very good. The Veal Al Antonio is very similar to Veal Sorrentino at other restaurants. The entree had thinly sliced veal layered with eggplant, prosciutto and mozzarella in a delicious tomato sauce. There was a choice of pasta included with each entree. We ordered angel hair and rigatoni, respectively. A salad is included. The service was excellent. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu. We enjoyed our meals. There is outdoor dinning available. The patio is fairly large and each table was covered with an umbrella. The interior dinning area is very large and tended to get very loud and noisy. It seems There is, at least, one small dinning area for private parties.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enter at your own risk!!! Be aware and observance of the employees such as the waiters and the hostess (blonde hair). They can be unfriendly and condescending. The environment can be unwelcoming and dull as well. I was a new customer and began coming here...recently, July of 2022. I came here about a week ago or so to try a dinner entrée for a change instead of a Caesar salad. I clearly ordered Shrimp Scampi with vegetables instead of pasta which are optional. The waiter served me Shrimp Scampi with pasta instead. I told the waiter I ordered vegetables and not pasta. He came back with entrée with hardly any scampi sauce on the shrimp so I as for extra scampi sauce on the side which came thereafter. I began to eat and taste the food. The vegetables appeared and tasted exactly like frozen vegetables sautéed. This is evidenced by the appearance, taste and textures of the vegetables. The shrimp tasted and smelled too fishy. I could no longer proceed with the Full entrée and offered to pay half to support the business. The manager said no and told me to leave and just go. I complied with expressions of shock and awe. This was clearly NOT my fault! So I decided to come here today and just order The Caesar Salad and I was declined by the hostess (blonde hair). I should not be penalized and declined of services for the errors of the waiters and chief employed by Bellissimo Restorante located at 12 S. Kinderkamack Road, Montvale, NJ 07645. They should be held accountable for their mistakes, NOT ME! I did absolutely nothing wrong to be treated in this manner. This exceeds beyond discrimination and unprofessional customer service. I have eaten at many Fine Restaurant over the years and rarely experience such unprofessional customer services, overall. Move on to better establishments that appreciate you business, obliviously Bellissimo does not.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022

Recently had a dinner here for a group of 12 for a special occasion. The appetizers were a big dissapointment. The fried calamari was stale and chewy and even the kids didn't like the mozzarella in corozza. The salads were great and it was nice...that was included with each entree. The entrees were not fine but not great. We were overall not impressed and won't return.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022

We are always welcomed in and escorted to our table right away. The food is always on point 100% savory and delicious! Always more than you can eat. The options are so tantalizing youjust want to say, "I'll take it all." THanky ou guys for...that. That's why we love it here. You can;t shake us. Cheers to the chef. We appreciate you! The first time our waiter Omar served us, he was the absolute best! He was patient, helpful, and accommodating. Though we have been to Bellisimo before, he always makes it feel extra special. Omar keeps a pleasant smile on his face while answering our barrage of questions from my family gently, accurately, and politely, and I don’t know how he does it and keeps his cool. He not only has a profound knowledge of the restaurant, but he will also mesmerize you with his thoroughness. He explains the special of the day at just the right pace and will repeat it as many times as requested without becoming annoyed, takes our drink orders without pause, and is just so nice and cool without forcing it. We are never rushed, and our food and drink are always absolutely perfect. The different entrees manage to come out quickly, but not too quickly. The dude’s got it down to an art form. Omar is the quintessential server and most appropriately represents this highly reputable establishment with class. My family loves coming here for the delicious food, but Omar makes the meal and the experience that much better! cant get enough of this placeMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022

Excellent service, tablecloths, venue welcoming, light music background. Surprisingly at 1 P.M. place was full. Food excellent. BYOB. plenty of parking.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 7, 2022 via mobile

I was very pleased with my takeout order tonight. I had an appetizer consisting of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, roasted pepper and prosciutto. My dinner was veal scallopini with eggplant, prosciutto and mozzarella. It was a generous portion and more importantly it was delicious.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

I hosted an anniversary dinner here for 18. Jay was fantastic and patient with us. We did apps - the calamari is excellent. Everyone enjoyed their selected entree, which isn’t easy with such a large group. Desserts were delicious as well. Super nice people, no...one rushed us, and we got to enjoy our celebratory dinner. BYOB - the liquor store a few doors down makes grabbing whatever you need really easy. They have a good wine selection. This is definitely a wonderful choice in this area. We have been before this and we will most certainly be back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021 via mobile

Today my friend and I had a most marvelous lunch to celebrate the holidays. We had a fish on the special over a bed of sautéed spinach topped with crabmeat. We started with the lentil soup and a salad that were so tasty. I had...a teramisu and cappuccino and my friend had a cannoli and great coffee. It is affordable, they serve the bread right away and the service is excellent, no matter how crowded it gets. It’s byob and a good place to go when you are celebrating.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 22, 2021 via mobile

Ok we could deal with the 40 min wait (even after we called 1st to gage the wait they said 15 min or less on phone) We are italian and cook so we know food. We had a yen for Linguine and Clam sauce. So...we ordered two ,,ok it was bland! Not enough Garlic, Parsley, Clam juice and NO WHITE WHINE! It was horrible. Simple, if you don't want to dip your bread in the broth, it's bad. Place has lost its original goodnessMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 15, 2021 via mobile

Very average at best. The menu is very basic and the specials not much better. They say they make their own pasta but it didn't taste like fresh pasta to me. I got a special that sounded good though odd. It was a pop Riddell...with filet mignon tips and onions and peppers and some sort of cream sauce. Definitely did not expect to see green peppers in any sort of Italian pasta sauce. And either the filet mignon with significantly overdone or it wasn't filet mignon cuz it wasn't tender at all. The sauce was extremely heavy and definitely not a dish I would ever get again. After the service had to be amongst the worst service in any restaurant I've ever been to.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021

Called to see if we need reservations and they said for 630 pm and only two then no. Been there before two years ago and it was great. We get there and they start seating people that walked in after others already waiting. They were...not nice about it when it was brought to their attention. We chose to eat outside because it was a long wait. It was a special night for us and we couldn’t even stay for dessert because the table was covered in insects and they were crawling on my husband as well. Waited a long time for our check and we couldn’t wait to get out of there. The salad and dressing hood, salmon bland, veggies good, potatoes tasteless, pasta good, appetizer good, no bottled non carbonated water option, seemed understaffed and host and manager not friendly. No dessert was offered by waiter and didn’t check on us at all.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

Visited with a large group of friends , there are LOTS of very good Italian restaurants in the area so the standard is generally high. This restaurant was busy which is always a good sign . Our table wasn’t large enough on arrival despite us...informing them how many of us there would be and they seemed happy to let two people sit at one placing…… we asked several times for an additional table and one was finally found . The Food was generally ok (tbf to them the lamb shank was incredible !) but my special pasta main had zero flavor ……… however, the service brought whole experience down and the food took an age to come out . I think we were checked on once, No one asked if we needed anything, plates were slapped down and they rushed us at the start demanding we order apps and mains at same time even though we weren’t quite ready then. It generally seemed a real Inconvenience for us to be there …… At the end they made us hang around for ages and getting the check was a drama as they couldn’t understand how to split the total between cards and cash . The whole meal we were there for over 3 hrs …… !!! So would we go back………. ? ………..only if we wanted lamb shank….More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 18, 2021

I just had lunch with my girlfriend and it was a most enjoyable experience. Everyone was warm and welcoming and it seemed like three people were waiting on us and catering to our needs. I had the muscles, shrimp and calamari over linguini, which was...superb, and they gave us a salad and soup before. The limoncello cake was divine. It is bring your own, but a liquor store is a few feet away.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2020

I've been here a few times and thought the food was very good, but after this last experience there are plenty of other Italian places within a few miles that will get my business. 5:00 pm: Called to place order 5:45 pm: Time they told...me to arrive 6:00 pm: Asked for an update, was told kitchen is behind 6:15 pm: Asked again, was told told kitchen is behind. (There is behind schedule and didn't make the food, 30 minutes late sound like they forgot my order) 6:20 pm: Gave me the food. No apology. No hint of money off or a any sort of good customer service And just to make matters worse, our order came with 3 salads and they gave us only 1 container of salad dressing. What a disaster.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 13, 2020

Received stale bread on two outgoing recent orders. A real deterrent for future orders. Tony puts his head in the sand with no correction in sight or to consider change. Should not happen at their elevated prices. Move on to better establishments that appreciate you...business, obliviously Bellissimo does not. There are numerous fine restaurants in the NJ/Bergen area that cater to the Seniors and have the BYO wine etc. The food is ok but the details to customers is lacking. Jack McCarthyMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Not sure on the Gluten Free as well......however, great food, great service.....
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Just to follow up. The restaurant is totally kid friendly. We werent the only ones there with our children there. No kids menu but they do child portions of everything on the menu.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5