Bellissimo

Bellissimo

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+1 201-746-6669+ Add website
Hours
Sun
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant serve Sicilian food?
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles252 reviews
Excellent
139
Very good
73
Average
27
Poor
7
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Beth D
Arlington8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
First I will focus on the positives. The food was outstanding. We had mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat and mussels in white sauce to start. The bread was warm and crusty and perfect for dipping in the mussel broth. My mouth is watering just thinking of it! The service was exceptional. We were told about the specials, which were pan fried grouper and gnocchi with shrimp, sausage, chicken, mushrooms in an amazing creamy pesto sauce. We ended the meal with a round of espressos and coffee. It literally was one of the most amazing meals I've had at a restaurant recently. BUT - We were there on a Saturday for lunch. I guess they don't offer the lunch menu on the weekends (?) because we were provided the dinner menu. OK - that's OK. A little surprising since it doesn't say that anywhere on their website. We ordered the specials and neglected to ask the price (assuming they would be somewhat comparable, maybe a little more, than the pasta or seafood items on the menu. However, instead of paying the pasta dish prices which were $18 on average, the gnochi was $34 and the grouper was $36! Somewhat in shock when the bill came, we just paid and left. I guess it's our stupidity for not asking the special prices, but it also seemed somewhat exorbitant. Oh well - live an learn. And it really was an amazing meal. Bon appetit!
Written February 8, 2020
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Explorer239750
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Food is good, service is good but owner could use a little etiquette education, on how to get rid of customers , more diplomatically, so they can make room for more, before we had completed our order. In my 60 years I have never been rushed when I go out to eat, this has happened twice to me at this restaurant, and my husband with his friends several times. I do not want to go back here.
Written February 21, 2020
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msgluck1981
Fair Lawn88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 family
My wife and I have been starting to go out a little more now that the pandemic restrictions are starting to ease up a bit. We had been to this restaurant a few times before with friends, but have not been there in a long time, so we decided to try it again. There is plenty of outdoor seating and there are a few tables inside available now also. The menu has a wide variety of dishes, and everyone should be able to find something they will enjoy. There are daily specials as well. My wife had Cappellini Bellissimo, which is capellini with shrimp and arugula sauteed in a light tomato sauce. My wife said there was plenty of shrimp in the dish, was flavorful and delicious. The portion was large and she couldn’t finish it. She took what was left home, and is enough for her to have dinner tomorrow. I had Pecan Chicken in a Honey Dijon Mustard Sauce. There are two good size cutlets and comes with potatoes and mixed vegetables. It is an excellent dish. The pecan coating was light (not oily or greasy) and there was just enough sauce to give it more flavor. It wasn’t “swimming” in sauce. I did ask for a little additional sauce though. The only compliant I would have about the dish is I wish there were a few more potatoes. Our waiter was Josh, and he was wonderful. He was friendly, pleasant and definitely made our dinner more enjoyable. My wife had some questions about a few dishes on the menu, and he answered them immediately (he didn’t have to check with someone or ask someone else to answer her questions). The way he answered my wife’s questions and how he spoke with her, made it easy for her to decide on what to order. Definitely worth trying and ask for Josh as your waiter. I think he is usually there on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Written September 8, 2020
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Jennifer LP
56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
This place had such great reviews and I was really holding out hope it would be good. Love that it's a BYOB, but maybe everyone is drinking too much wine to really taste the food. We ordered mussels as an app which was average at best. I ordered a chicken entree which was less then average and my husband ordered veal which was definitely a better choice. Chicken was very thin and small portions (which honestly I did not mind considering the lack luster taste), but the huge turn off, was the frozen vegetables served with my meal!!! Really?!?! Frozen vegetables? That was the deal breaker for me and considering the average taste in food... Service was decent and prompt, but I would def not return.
Written February 18, 2020
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loridimi
River Vale38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Everything was so delicious. The warm Italian bread and olives to start were enough to keep us satisfied until our fried calamari arrived. It was crispy, tender, and so fresh, not greasy at all! We all had different meals and we all devoured it! The beef short ribs with gnocchi, salmon, lobster ravioli, and my balsamic chicken was so full of flavor. Instead of having it with potatoes and a vegetable, I asked for it over pasta. And may I say the desserts were just as fantastic. Just a wonderful dinner with great food, and great service. You'll spend a few more dollars here, but I promise you, it is well worth it. It's a BYOB and there is a liquor store right next to the restaurant, how convenient!
Written January 27, 2020
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Patricia S
Woodcliff Lake24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 friends
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.
Written December 29, 2021
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psudino
Weehawken4390 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
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.
Written November 14, 2020
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Hockeylover59
New Jersey436 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 friends
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.
Written July 15, 2021
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Momof4
New York City5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
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.
Written June 26, 2021
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Marie N
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
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.
Written July 29, 2022
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Carrera
New York City380 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
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 goodness
Written November 22, 2021
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Jean R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
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 place
Written May 9, 2022
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Stuart D
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 none
Friday Evening Family Birthday Dinner for 4. Horrible Experience!! Arrived at 6pm and left at 8:45pm. (Appetizers): Escarole with Garlic Oil was not tender was not sauteed enough the other Appetizers were OK. Waited over an hour and half for the Entrees 3 out of 4 were horrible. The 2 Veal dishes were cold/lukewarm and one was specified for gluten free pasta both came out with vegetables. Capillini dish for Argula came out as Broccoli Rabe - not good. Other entree was OK. Dessert asked for 2 Brulee Cheesecakes only 1 was. The other was subbed unknowningly with just a cheesecake. Bottom line is errors were to make sure we'll never going back - No worries formerly enjoyable is turned BAD!! Goodbye.
Written September 17, 2022
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John M
Pearl River3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 solo
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 McCarthy
Written November 13, 2020
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Joseph B
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
My family took me there gor a birthday dinner. The place was full when we didn't see one person of color there we knew something was not right. My family suggested that we weren't staying I insisted because we were giving a table. The waiter told us about the special we ordered two zucchini something. A split zucchini baked with ground beef and cheese, ok. We ordered 3 main courses two bellissimo something and one fettuccini. The fettuccini is just boil pasta with alfredo sauce and cheese. Bellissimo angel hair pasta boiled with tomato with a handful of baby shrimps and spinach in the water it was boiled. We ate the baby shrimps as much we could of the pasta. Two waiters asked to pack the rest for us to take home we said no thank you! We didn't even touch the water they served us he was talking over our table we felt his spit on us. No drinks no desert $132+ $20 on the table. We went home upset and laughing at ourselves.
Written August 15, 2023
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