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“A positively epicurean delight!”
Review of Italian Villa

Italian Villa
Ranked #5 of 14 Restaurants in Cream Ridge
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
1 review
“A positively epicurean delight!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Every Sunday after church we (my family, friends, & relatives)all meet at Italian villa for lunch...we are always warmly greeted (BY NAME) and seated right away...the waitresses seem to always know when to check on us too!--they automatically refill our drinks, they serve our meals when hot and all together but the thing that amazes me the most, is they know what each of us wants and how we want it!!! For all they do, to memorize each persons likes/dislikes is BEYOND anyone's expectation...! There is variety in the menu and different "specials" each week. The cheeseburgers are the best I've ever had ANYWHERE! Their pizzas are fantastic and the pasta is excellent! The place is clean, the staff is attentive and the meals are reasonably priced...So treat yourself by stopping at Italian villa for a great meal with the ambiance included...!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

My husband and I have passed this restaurant many years and just never bothered to stop for a meal. I recently wanted to have dinner somewhere different so I suggested this restaurant, especially since we were returning from the shore area. Well this cute and cozy place is now our new, favorite Italian restaurant. We didn't know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised with our meal. Everything we ordered was delicious: the egg drop soup, the salad, the gnoccis and the meatballs. We loved their bread as well and were so overjoyed that it was delivered HOT. Many places serve their food "lukewarm" at best, especially soup. Their marinara sauce was great (very tasty and not salty at all; many chefs are heavy on the salt shaker). The gnoccis were so light and not heavy and the Ricotta Cheesecake was wonderful. We were so full after our meal that we brought the cheesecake home and ate it later that evening. And last but not least, our waitress was great - very attentive and personable.

  • Visited September 2013
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West Trenton, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A Little Bit of Italy in Cream Ridge, NJ”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Went to the Italian Villa on a Wednesday night to meet friends who live at the jersey shore. This restaurant is half way for both couples. I was shocked. What a wonderful little Italian restaurant in the middle of nowhere!
The food was terrific. Fresh, cooked properly, perfect temperature, hot crusty bread, and with the flair of one who knows how to cook authentic Italian. The folks who run this restaurant are ITALIAN, not Guatemalans or Mexicans as one usually sees in most Italian restaurants in NJ.
The prices were right on and it is a BYOB.
Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Warren S
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New Egypt, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
“Try the Grandma Pizza!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

What a great little place. Food is always fresh and delish. One of those places that everything on the menu is amazing! The Grandma Pizza is our family favorite. Crisp crust, fresh herbs, tomato chunks, quality cheese.....it is gourmet pizza!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Dominick C
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Red Bank, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“AVERAGE”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Average in general: service, food, value, atmosphere.
The home made pasta is $2 extra, did not notice the difference.
Would like to suggest that the person who makes the pizzas, do not handle the register.
(I did not see him wash his hands at all).

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank MAGDALENA B
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