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The Italian Bistro - CLOSED

441 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904-2739
+1 732-640-1959
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
25 Jul 2016
19 May 2016
“Very average restaurant ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
441 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904-2739
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

After being recommended by a friend , we decided to eat there on a Saturday night. Nice and clean , service was good , however the food portions were small and missing a good Italian restaurants flavors . Better Italian restaurants in the area .

Thank bandit132
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We went out with a group of friends early on a weekday night. The place was empty, possibly because it was early evening. The menu prices were steep for a neighborhood Italian restaurant. Those prices would be warranted for a special occasion site;the taste and...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Have been twice for dinner on a Sunday evening & loved! $25.00 for entertainment & dinner separate. Four piece band, Jim Nuzzo on keyboard, Mark Rivera, saxophone, (from Billy Joel's Band) Totally enjoyable! Beet salad w/ goat cheese delish. Chicken Parmesan, among the best I've...More

2  Thank Alyssa M
Reviewed 27 March 2016

What a great find, the menu has plenty to choose from and the food was very good, we didn't feel rushed, actually it felt as if we could of stayed at our little corner table and talk all night maybe order another bottle of wine...More

Thank Tracker129
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Me and My Honey love to go on music nights. Every meal we have had was perfect, even when asking for a Fra Diavolo Meal.

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The service was good, food was delicious and people are friendly. The menu is a bit limited. A descent wine list.

Thank JulesHP
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The place is set up nicely with a bar area and a piano for live music I assume (not the night we were there-Wednesday). The bread is amazing and the dipping oil served with it is probably the best I've had. I had shrimp scampi...More

Thank Lane B
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The live music is absolutely terrific! The Italian Bistro has consistently okay food. A weekly change of seasonal specials would be very nice. Also, more vegetarian options would be welcome.

1  Thank ShopLocalHP
Reviewed 31 January 2015

It takes us about 45 minutes to get to the Bistro; so, we don't go there regularly. We visited a few months ago for the first time and had a very good experience (see my Trip Advisor review). You always wonder if a place will...More

3  Thank TeamMan
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Best short rib entree I eve had! All members of my group were totally satisfied with their meals. Th wonderful Jim Nuzzo (pianist/vocalist) provided entertainment for hours. A wonderful experience!

Thank Michael G
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 441 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904-2739
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-640-1959
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