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Monica's Italian Restaurant

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1 Lakeside Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442-1715
973-616-5457
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whenever we're in the area, we always plan a meal at Monica's and are never disappointed. Family style salad, complimentary bruschetta, and great bread are a wonderful way to start. There are nightly specials as well as an extensive menu. Service is excellent and this popular restaurant is always busy, so make a reservation.

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1 Thank Faith D
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The service was by the owner who's husband is the chef. The service was very good, the food quality, presentation and quantity was very good. Wine that compliments the food is available.

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1 Thank Leo C
Wayne, New Jersey
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119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

I usually avoid getting pasta but when I saw the lobster ravioli in pesto sauce topped with shrimp on the menu, I had to give it a try. When I got my dish, I was very happy with it. It was absolutely delicious. The pesto sauce was fantastic. The ravoli was cooked perfectly. The shrimp were decent size. The portion... More 

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2 Thank WrldTraveller67
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Food and service was very good. I had a chicken dish with spinach, mushrooms in a brandied sauce it was ok. The veal parm excellent. The 2 specials we ordered were a veal stew & a flounder, both excellent.

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1 Thank Manuel P
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great seating outside and food was good. Portions were large and didnt have room for dessert. We would go again for sure.

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1 Thank Kim R
Clifton, New Jersey
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245 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I like to bring business associates here because I know the food will be good. I love the soups and the pastas

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1 Thank jbmathusek
Riverdale, New Jersey
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Monica's has it all. Cozy atmosphere, interesting specials each night, varied menu with plenty of choices, full bar service and great service.

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1 Thank dannymack116
Wappingers Falls, New York
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243 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

We went there on a Sunday about 7:30, it was quiet with a few tables occupied. The menu has many of your Italian favorites, but the specials are really nice and different. Two bread plates are put on the table, one with Italian bread and butter, the other with Romano cheese pieces, olives and a garlic toast. The bus boy... More 

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Riverdale, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Service was great. The veal parmigiana was good except I didn't care for the way it was plated. One slice was laid on top of the other which left the bottom piece without cheese or sauce. It wasn't the worst I've had but it wasn't the best either.

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1 Thank tinky44
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Monica’s always provides an excellent meal. My girlfriend too me here for Valentines Day, and we really enjoyed it. We ate upstairs, which was the first time I’ve been up there, after years of coming here, and it was nice, much quieter. For a holiday, they didn’t rush us either, even though they had set seatings. I think we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lakeside Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442-1715
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Pompton Lakes
  • Phone Number: 973-616-5457
Description
973-616-5457

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?