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“Always a great experience”
Review of Cafe Graziella

Cafe Graziella
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Ranked #6 of 73 Restaurants in Hillsborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hamilton Rd
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always a great experience”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We have been going here for the past 15 years, always great food and service, can't ever remember having a bad meal.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ron F
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English first
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Reliably good”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I've been here many, many times over the years because Cafe Graziella is one of the best restaurants in the area. I've been here for work luncheons, birthday celebrations, meeting friends, you name it. Food and service are both always good, and it's a BYOB which really helps keep the meals affordable. They always have good specials. Ambiance is nice too. It gets crowded on weekends so plan accordingly.

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Little Italy in Hillsborough”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

That's what this place reminds me of. Like one of the great small places crammed into that downtown NYC neighborhood. Great food and BYOB - what a nice combination. I had the Veal Saltimbocca. It was served with vegetables and a demi-glaze sauce that I enjoyed thoroughly. My wife had a Spaghetti Bolognese that I know she enjoyed too.

The wait staff are friendly and helpful.

Prices are moderate, but we found a coupon. I recommend reservations, because this place does get crowded, especially on weekends. We like the weekday evenings because it doesn't seem so rushed or busy.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank corptool
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delicious food, awesome staff and it's BYOB!”
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
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Belle Mead
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“Excellent food and service”
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
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