From Scratch

From Scratch

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tue
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Is this restaurant good for lunch?
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles65 reviews
Excellent
36
Very good
18
Average
7
Poor
3
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

XSki007
New Jersey1312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
Amazing, amazing first experience with these delightful pinsas! The quality of the ingredients far outweighs anything else locally that you might compare these to. It isn’t pizza, or flatbread. I honestly have to read more about these, however just one is large enough for 2 people. Fantastic choices. Go on the website and look at the pics!
Written July 9, 2021
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Mark R
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
It's been more than a year since my last visit and I was finally able to bring my daughter this time. Claudia and Roberto have been at this for long enough, and have built a strong enough reputation, that they could easily elect to coast a bit. Not a chance. The food and service were as impeccable as the first time I visited, which was very soon after they opened. I highly recommend From Scratch; with a good bottle of wine you'll think you were in Italia. The menu is limited, but purposefully: so that every dish can be delivered perfectly executed. And the pear cake is phenominal. Bravi a tutti e grazie ancora!
Written December 18, 2019
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claudiarJ3838MM
Thank you so much for your nice words ..I hope to see you soon!!!
Written December 20, 2019
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machkasdad
Ridgewood24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 family
From Scratch is our "go to " place for dinner. The food is always great and the atmosphere makes us feel like home away from home. The wait staff is always friendly and attentive. For as many times as we've been here I can't pick out an evening that wasn't totally enjoyable.
Written October 14, 2019
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claudia r
Thank you so much for your nice words and I hope you can have always more and more of enjoyable dinner at From Scratch . See you soon!!
Written October 15, 2019
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Ed P
Ridgewood9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
Updated atmosphere very appealing from the old From Scratch. This is authentic Italian cuisine as my Wife born an raised in Italy will testify, For a unique experience at a reasonable price try this authentic Italian restaurant.
Written October 8, 2019
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The Pammers
Oakland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 business
This is a very cozy restaurant with authentic and handmade cuisine...literally everything is prepared "from scratch". Very small in terms of spacing and seating but worth the squeeze. My office had our Christmas party there and needed every table/chair. If you enjoy Italian, handmade, authentic cuisine, this is a must try!
Written July 23, 2019
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Anne C
Glen Rock1133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 friends
We have tried this restaurant a number of times over the last few years and have always felt that it doesn't live up to its "promise" of homemade authentic Italian food with personal service, but some friends really wanted to go back here, so we went, hoping for the best. We did not get the best. Our arugula salad with pear, walnuts and cheese was not flavorful. It tasted like we were in some sort of chain restaurant in the middle of winter where the produce isn't at its peak, and the salad dressing didn't make up for it. Three out of the four of us wanted to order a ravioli dish and were at first told that there were only two portions left, and then it turned out there was only one portion left. They did offer a fettuccine substitution with the same sauce which my hubby accepted. My cacio e pepe was slightly imbalanced but good, not great and very small. Hubby felt the same about his dish. The apple cake hubby and I split was quite tasty, though. In addition to the "OK" food we experienced frustrating service. One of the waitresses was just awful. My husband noticed that throughout the night the other waitress was doing all of the work and was very pleasant and the other one was the opposite. For example, we arrived when there were very few people and we clearly had wine in a wine caddy yet she didn't offer to open it or chill it for us. She sneered when we asked for more water. Even worse, when we ordered dessert we asked for more ice and another bottle of water and she looked at the tiny amount of water still in the bottle (not enough for a quarter of a glass) and said something to the effect of "why don't we just use that water!" Seriously? We felt badly for the other waitress who was clearly working hard to make sure all of us were attended to. And, to top it off, this place is not inexpensive (appetizers run $16-$26, pastas run $20-$24). We don't mind paying for quality, but paying for mediocrity coupled with hostile service is just out of our depth. It's inexplicable to us that the dining room ended up filling up with patrons while we were there and wondered if this was a case of "The Emperor's New Clothes" where everyone believes something is good because they think everyone believes something is good. We've told our friends we aren't coming here anymore.
Written July 5, 2019
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Josh G
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 couples
Went to From Scratch last night for the first time and there are few comments / critiques. Wait service - excellent Appetizer - Warmed Bread with Veggies and Cheese - Excellent Entrees - Ravioli - While the Ravioli was tasty, there was 6 pieces for $24, leaving me quite upset that this appetizer side dish was an entree (I went to Panera after for another sandwich) Branzino Fish - Served with Potatoes and a Side, one problem, there were no potatoes as they stated that they ran out (on a Friday night - seems kinda strange). Secondly, the plate and Fish was littered and totally covered in Oil, I am talking a full cup of oil. The chef deemed this to be water from the oven, but, in no world in which anyone has ever cooked fish, did a full cup of oil ever come out of it - this rendered it barely edible. We left very hungry and upset that no price reduction was offered on a dish that had no potatoes and was totally destroyed via oil, insane!
Written June 29, 2019
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Jake23
New Jersey6843 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 couples
This was our first time here. Overall, I felt that it was ok. I understand everything is homemade and that is pretty awesome. We started with the crostino, which was very good. It was toasted bread topped with cheese, filled vegetables and basil infused oil. As entrees we ordered the carbonara and pasta with tuna. The carbonara was light and not too creamy. It was topped with crispy pancetta. Very good overall. The pasta with tuna was accompanied by a tomato sauce and was a bit heavier than I expected. It was above average though. It is a small place and everything is made to order and cooked in front of you. To avoid waits it’s easiest to make a reservation.
Written June 8, 2019
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machkasdad
Ridgewood24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 family
We go two to three times a month. The pasta is wonderful, the desserts are great and the owners and staff are very friendly. Couldn't think of any way to make it better
Written May 29, 2019
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Peter H
London94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 friends
I’m from London and the lasagna from scratch was worth the journey in itself. Creamy, homemade and cheesy. Friendly service. Loved it
Written March 9, 2019
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Peggy C
New York City44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 couples
The food is very good here. The space is small. They also cater. Everything was tasty but the portions are not very big.
Written February 19, 2019
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XSki007
New Jersey1312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 friends
Four of us for dinner. Everything is so fresh and of such high quality. The menu is small however everything that was presented looked and tasted great. The 2 apps were enough for the four of us and these dishes were standouts. The fish entree was superb as was the lasagna.
Written January 31, 2019
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claudia r
Thank you so much for your review and we hope to see you soon!! Claudia
Written February 1, 2019
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jmeyers548
Midland Park2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 none
Everything about it was wonderful the food, the service, the atmosphere. Every dish was perfectly prepared and it was truly fresh and delicious. I look forward to our next visit this place is a gem.
Written November 6, 2018
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Daniel A
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 family
Wow! Really don’t get the high ratings for this place Small restaurant always full that’s why I wanted to try it. Very bright and a super clean look inside which I like. Free chilled Poland spring water on the table what’s not to like about that We had an arugula salad with dried beef the one dish I really enjoyed and a chickpea soup bland. Now this place I guess is supposed to be known for pasta so I try the pappardelleal ragu a very thin chop meat bolognese I had better out of jar ( sorry but true ). Also had Black Sea bass nice piece of fish if you like a small portion covered in a thick kind of lemon sauce. We skipped desert. This was at 6 pm very nice staff and you can see hard working people. Go if you must I would never return.
Written October 7, 2018
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lfbmonkey
794 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 friends
Tiny restaurant that seated us on time which is a plus. The owners are from Rome, Italy and make everything "from scratch". Pastas were homemade and very good such as the red sauce with tuna and the raviolis. The fish in foil on sliced potatoes and herbs was fresh and delicious. Homemade desserts of a Nutella pie and a fig fruit tart were exceptional served with fresh whipped cream. Even the decay espresso had a lovely creama. Our waitress was very pleasant.
Written August 19, 2018
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