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La Cipollina

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16 A West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728 (South St.)
+1 732-308-3830
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Sun 13:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to this restaurant once in the past and has a pleasant experience and thought we would invite friends to join us for dinner Saturday night. We called and asked for reservations for 7:30 PM and were told no problem. We also received a phone call during the day Saturday reminding us of the reservations.... More 

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Thank Shawn3155
Freehold, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We have been going there for a few years now and I wanted to share how wonderful an experience it is here. Plus the food is excellent. Everyone is so nice - I highly recommend making reservation to this great experience. It just feels good there as well !!

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Holmdel
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

La Cipollina is a small (~40 seats?), quiet restaurant tucked behind larger buildings in the center of Freehold. A nice place to meet friends to dine and talk (on weekdays when there isn't a crowd). Menu is somewhat limited but varied so should meet most people's needs. Specials were excellent. Food preparation and presentation is very good (better than average... More 

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Thank David D
802matth, General Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

Beachwood, NJ, USA
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We tried La Cipollina and it was wonderful. The inside atmosphere, the music playing, it was so cozy inside. We thought we were in Italy again. The menu was nice and there were plenty of specials. You are not rushed, you have plenty of time to order and enjoy your meal. We enjoyed everything and will go back again.

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Thank sharon214
802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

Colts Neck, New Jersey
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Quiet atmosphere for conversation, where the wait staff remembers what you ordered three months ago, the dishes are excellent, prepared to perfection where they are eager to cater to special dietary requirements. The quality and service are outstanding, and it is a great place to discuss business (byob) and chat over a long pleasant meal. Desserts are also great.

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Thank Jim L
802matth, General Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

New Jersey
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

La Cippolina is a repeat stop for us, they continually update and change their menu and it is a BYOB which keeps the coat down, as the food is a bit pricey but worth it. The wait staff is always friendly. They offer off street parking. The daily specials are always my favorite

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Thank ljgrim123
802matth, Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent meal for an MS dinner we went to, plenty of food, and everything was prepared with care and it was delicious.

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Thank Daniel M
802matth, Public Relations Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

Secaucus, New Jersey
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

You will not find a better establishment in Southern/Central New Jersey. The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. You have to try the Berkshire Pork Chop, and one of the specials was Angel Hair Pasta with crab meat. It was more like crab meat with a minimal amount of pasta. YUMMMM

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Thank Valjoy42
802matth, Front Office Manager at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went to a cooking class at La Cipollina and it was great. They show how to make some of their delicious apps, entrees and desert with plenty of wine. It lasted from 7 pm to 11pm. The food was some of the best I ever had and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend this place for a great... More 

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Thank riceng
802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

Farmingdale, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I went for lunch with my bridge group and was astonished to find this gem of a retaurant right under my nose. Both the food and. The service were impeccable from beginning to delicous end. I cannot wait to go back with my family.

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Thank schoenbloomers
802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 A West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
    (South St.)
  • Public Transportation: New Jersey Transit buses service the "Freehold Center" terminal which is located a block away from La Cipollina Ristorante.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: +1 732-308-3830
Description
Zagat review: Now at the quarter-century mark, this dependable (if hard-to-find) Freehold Italian BYO maintains its old-world ways with a classic menu of quality items served by an excellent tuxedoed team. The elegant decor lends it special-occasion status and bargain prix fixe specials keep costs under control.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?