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“Just a a Place to Eat Out”
Review of La Famiglia

La Famiglia
Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Bogota
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Just a a Place to Eat Out”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

This is basic Italian food at reasonable prices but they are bland and not very creative. I suppose for $18 with a small house salad you cannot expect too much but I would rather pay a few doaars more and have a Chef vs, a cook in the kitchen. The Hostess, the owner, is very pleasant and makes you feel welcome and the sewrvice is good if you get everything when you are served but try to get pepper or grated cheeze or whatever after the server has left and "forget it" it's likely not going not going to happen. The cannoli is very good because they are freshly squeezed most of the time. when they are not it is obvious. BYOB keeps the tab under $25/person.

  • Visited January 2012
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English first
Bogota, New Jersey, United States
1 review
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“Fantastic food!!”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

One of the best Italian restaurants in Bergen County. Great food. Big portions. Great variety of pasta, seafood and authentic italian dishes along with the staples of any great italian restaurant. BYO so prices are reasonable. Family owned an operated.

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Haworth, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian home cooking”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

La Famiglia seems to truly be an timeless family. This is a family-run business that seems to have been there forever and the food only gets better with time. When you arrive at La Famiglia, all of the guests appear to be in their own world - they all look as if they are at their own dining table at home and the loud chatter is probably the most noticeable thing about the ambiance.

It's BYOB and there is no shortage of large bottles of wine on the tables. It's good fo any party-size but due to the noisy and happy buzz it's probably not a first-date spot.

Especially for a non-Pizza Italian restaurant, the take-out scene is huge with streams of people pouring in to pickup telephone orders That said, the staff is usually running - literally - between the phone, the cash register and the tables. The kitchen staff seem to be able to keep up well but you should be prepared for a little wait between courses.

I've also been here to the upstairs room for a private party and I would give this an 'excellent' rating.

There is nothing exciting about the decor - basically 70s Italian-American, but the food is superb. The usual range of Parmegians, franceses etc.

Due to its popularity among locals this is not somewhere you can just drop in. make reservations of allow for a wait time. You won't be disappointed in the food.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Londonjack
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Place!”
Reviewed February 19, 2011

I was very pleased with the service and foods at this restaurant. As mentioned in the previous review, you'll need to bring your own wine.

They have an early dinner special between 4pm and 6pm. I don't remember exactly what you'll get, but I felt the price is excellent for what you'll get for about $14.

Highly recommended!

  • Visited February 2011
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2 Thank ClickMe
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“Nice local Italian restaurant with BYOB.”
Reviewed February 3, 2010

Nice local Italian restaurant with BYOB.

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