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“We walked out when they couldn't bother to take our order.”

Torino 2 Restaurants
Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Metuchen
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Torino Restaurants offers superb authentic Northern Italian cuisine that reflects the family’s origins in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The cuisine is a combination of traditional classics and state-of-the-art fare. All of the dishes are prepared with an emphasis on using on the freshest, prime ingredients, keeping the integrity of traditional dishes while incorporating a new style, with the focus on taste.
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“We walked out when they couldn't bother to take our order.”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

We decided to try Torino 2 last night after a short walk around downtown Metuchen. All the sidewalk tables were full, but they told us there was no wait to sit inside. We were ushered in by a hostess barely old enough to work and left to wait for 10 minutes while they set a table for 2 that had already been cleared. There were at least 3 other empty tables (for 4-6 ppl). After several reminders from the hostess as to how to set the table, the bus boy (also looked barely old enough to work) finished and we waited an additional 5 minutes to be seated. The hostess seated us and the waiter asked us about our water choice and disappeared. We were ready to order almost immediately and tried to tell him so, but we were ignored. We did receive our water & bread but were still ignored, and after 10 minutes the waiter from the table next to us asked if he could get us anything. We said that we would please like to order and he said that he would get our waiter. We watched our waiter breeze past us 3 more times with out acknowledging our presence before we walked out.

We had a wonderful dinner with the best homemade ravioli at Serata Restaurant on Main St.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very Good Food”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

I liv e in Rhode Island and visit my family in Edison NJ. We ate in Torino 2 twice . The help is very good and their dishes are excellent Italian food. Dessert is wonderful. They do not have a bar but it is bring your own wine etc. It is small reservations are recommended especilally after 6.

  • Visited November 2011
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Quite possibly the best Italian food in Central NJ”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Oh, it's not what you think. You don't have to deck out nad the waitstaff is not obsequious and it's BYOB... but the limited menu is executed to perfection. I've been eating regularly here--every two weeks or so--since I found the place a couple of years ago. I've eaten my way through the menu but go back to the chicken Milanese because it is so darned delish! The guys running the joint are friendly and accommodating and the place is clean as can be. The interior is minimalist, with the murano sconces being the only adornments, so the dining experience is serene. These is no detraction form the star: the food. Low key, reasonably priced and always fabulous, this place has moved up to the top of my list of Italian. The outdoor seating is an added benefit, though locals also treat this place as takeout--once again confirming that you get great bang for you dining buck here.

  • Visited September 2011
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