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“Delicious food, awesome staff and it's BYOB!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Graziella

Cafe Graziella
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Ranked #8 of 73 Restaurants in Hillsborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hamilton Rd
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious food, awesome staff and it's BYOB!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Café Graziella is our favorite restaurant! We live in town and appreciate a place that you can BYOB. They offer specials, which the waiter recites when they greet you at the table. Prices on the specials can sometimes be pricey, but I've never been disappointed in any I've ordered. Prices on the specials are not recited, so you'd need to ask if it's an issue when ordering. The Mozzarella Caprese appetizer is phenomenal....haven't had it better anywhere else. They are great about making minor changes to the dishes, such as having a veal dish over pasta instead of with vegetables. Their service is fantastic, very attentive. We regularly visit on Friday nights, and they offer coupons for 15% off for paying cash on a Friday or 20% off during the week and you can use a charge card. We regularly order their fish specials and veal. We've also had parties there and everyone loved the food! I never hesitate to recommend Café Graziella!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belle Mead
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Staff very friendly and helpful. Daily specials are recited by the waiter. Wait staff is very attentive, checking the table and constantly refilling water or beverages. If you have a question or have a special request, the chef comes out to speak to you. No problem with special requests. My daughter and I are vegan and they are extremely accommodating. We've been going here for 15 years and love it. The decor is upscale contemporary, cloth table cloths and napkins, big wicker chairs with big pillows. Very comfortable. Dimmed lighting in the evening with candles on each table. Very pleasant decor italian village type decor. Not your typical italian restaurant fare. Lots of fresh vegetables. Usually a few fish specials on the menu and they are fresh and delicious, especially the sauce with the capers. Fresh Cappuccino is great. Nice selection of deserts. For a while they stopped carrying decaf tea and substituted green tea (which has caffeine), then they started having decaf tea again so don't know what the status of that is. Plan to spend some time here because everything is made fresh and takes a little while and staff does not rush you out. Some people used to dress nice but casual but lately I see people with jeans and shorts. This is not a restuarant for a rushed meal and then to catch a movie. Plan to spend some time here and relax and enjoy the meal and atmosphere, as well as each other's company. Oh, almost forgot, BYOB. If you arrive for dinner at 5 you will beat the crowd. Great place to hang with friends for a while. Usually kids get spaghetti with red sauce or butter. Generally you don't see large families with lots of small kids. It's more of a quiet place for adult conversation. More like couples, groups of adult friends, families with teen agers.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa T
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great service, great food, authentic, nice atmosphere!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

I have been to this place about 10x. I live in town and it is a wonderful place to go to for a quiet dinner or on the weekends, a little more upbeat dinner. Lighting and decor is nice, waiters are great and the food is excellent. The veal chop on the menu is great as are all of their seafood dishes. You can order ahead the stuffed veal chop with spinach, cheese and Italian meats I think. We also had my father in law's b-day in the backroom and they fed us family style. It was a blast. They also do coupons during the week for 20 percent off. Love this place. Be nice and you may get a special side to your espresso. Oh yeah it is BYO.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Grolsh
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Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food in a shopping center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Mostly Italian food. Chairs are a little uncomfortable since they put you in a reclining position. Service is OK and food has always been good.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Matt D
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Skillman
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Good in every way except one - I feel they use too much oil on some of their dishes. My sister in law ordered a meal that was absolutely swimming in oil. Other than that - very good. If you get a meal that uses oil you might want to tell them to go easy on it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank halwas01
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