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“ALWAYS A SUCCESS”

Figaro 3 Ristorante Italino
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Very good food for the type of place. Owner is always present. Pasta is fresh.
Reviewed May 23, 2013

I've had the pleasure of business lunches/dinners, functions, and personal dining at Figaro many times and today's visit was as always, exceptional with some new specials tried for the first time. The food never misses, the staff is professional and the 3 brothers who run Figaro are always on top of all details. The thing in my mind that sets Figaro apart from so many other restaurants of all types is their preparation of seafood. Whether fin fish of shell fish it is always cooked to perfection and presented creatively and with imagination.

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Thank Jack M
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

While on a business trip, the reviews on Tripadvisor brought us to this wonderful Italian restaurant one exit from our hotel -- and thank you to everyone whose recommendation brought us to this place! From the moment we entered the door we were received like welcome guests, not just two more paying customers. Before long we felt like we were back in Italy, not in a colonial themed shopping center in New Jersey. As other diners trickled in, many were welcomed by name as long-standing customers.

While Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Christmas carols played in the background, we enjoyed large glasses of their chianti house wine which was wonderful, along with homemade bread. Deciding on a dinner was really tough -- there were at least 7 different specials on this Tuesday night, including lamb shanks and numerous fish entrees, and each one sounded very appealing. I finally settled on a menu item: Pollo Leon -- french cut chicken stuffed with fresh mozzarella, spinach and roasted peppers in a Madeira wine sauce. My husband chose Veal Milanese -- breaded veal cutlet with arugula, onions, sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette. The presentation of both was beautiful, and the flavor was heavenly!

After a leisurely meal, we enjoyed coffee with large slices of delicious chocolate mousse cake and moist rum cake. The limoncello was the final touch -- especially when our previous night's sports bar restaurant didn't even stock limoncello for a lemon drop martini.

I sure wish this was 800 miles closer to home! What a treat -- and the prices were very reasonable and the service was stellar. Highly recommended!

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Thank tribblet
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

What a surprise Figaro is, in a very typical NJ mall setting. You walk in and all is transformed, into a quiet, subtle, comfortable place.

Service -- top notch, with none of the pretentiousness that is becoming more common. And while not a large wine list, they had multiple options that were not on the list, and recommended an excellent bottle, Italian red.

Dinner -- hmm -- awfully hard to top the warm figs with goat cheese and balsamic reduction appetizer. The server well remembered that my partner is garlic adverse, and while mine had garlic in the spinach, my partner's didn't. Great! Between us we had the Pollo Basilo and the Shrimp Figaro. The pollo was a great combination of subtle flavors, with wonderful pieces of juicy chicken (perhaps brined?). The vegetables were crisp and tasty. The shrimp was generously topped with crab, on a bed of fresh spinach. Wonderful sauces on both, on everything.

And a shared piece of rum cake -- moist, not too sweet, just right. Coffee very hot, just like we like it.

WOnderful evening and would highly recommend!

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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Although my husband, daughter and I dine out several times a week, we always look forward to returning to Figaro 3. Frank and Benny always go out of there way to make our dining experience a special one, even when it's not a special occasion. In the five or six years that we have been going to Figaro, I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience.

The ambience is quiet and elegant, the food consistently superb. This is a dining experience not to be missed!

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

We had a party for 10 here yesterday and couldn't be more pleased. Very attentive staff but not overbearing. We share a number of appetizers that everyone raved about: eggplant rollatini, stuffed mushrooms, calamari, tomato/mozarella dish. There were 8 or 9 specials including 4 fish specials, so many of us didn't bother with the menus. The grouper was outstanding. We spent about 4 hours there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice atmosphere, waiters were very helpful. We'll definitely be returning.

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