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“Above average quality food. Very fresh ingridents.”

Matthew's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 220 Restaurants in Clifton
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The food is simple but well above average. Our meals were served hot and were presented with care. Quite a step above a typical strip mall pizza joint that serves dinners. Value was reasonable for the quality. The only downside is the size of the restaurant. It’s very small, tables are close together.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Robert B
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Matthew’s has been open for about ten years. Through the hard work of Matthew and staff, it has truly become a staple of North NJ dining and a case study in how a neighborhood place becomes special to the community at large.

Matthew’s executes traditional Italian staples with their own flair that truly become pantheon standards. Try the veal rollatini and the chicken giambotta. And the weekly special soups. You will be hard pressed to find better - and find more fair pricing than at Matthews. It’s the one place that you could go 5 days a week and have something different each day.

The staff is wonderful and treats first timers like they e been coming in for a long time.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ryan P
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

I had not been to Matthews in about 5 years, so we decided to try it as everyone raves about the food. First and foremost the service is very good and the owner is involved at all times. This is a very “cozy” restaurant, yes it’s small but comfortable. Last night we had 2 appetizers, 4 main courses and 2 deserts. The best dishes were the hot antipasto and the bananas foster for desert. As far as the food go’s it was decent. With so many good Italian restaurants in North Jersey there are better choices.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank robertfc2016
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

They have the best Italian Food & great Service, the Waitresses are very nice & helpful.
Always have great Specials too.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Thank jackanrosemarie
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Small restaurant that is always busy. When I moved to the area I passed this place many times and no matter what day of the week it was, there were always many cars. The place is small, but cozy with a nice bar area. They don't take reservations for small groups so you may have to wait, but the food is really good and so is the service.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank Theresa S
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