La Cipollina

4.6
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312 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Fri 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM 9:15PM - 11:00PM

What 312 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food

RE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding!...so was our waiter Matt!! Loved our experience there & will definitely return!

B
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never lets us down. The most Fairly priced gourmet Italian restaurant in the area. Solid menu. Solid service. Solid host. Just go.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This birthday celebration was beyond compare ... the food is delicious and always impeccably presented. This is the most cost ant restaurant in Freehold. Never a bad selection on this menu.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years. Very, very good food, service and value.

La Cipollina
Responded on 3 January 2020

Dear Friend- Thank you so much for the 5 star review! See you soon for dinner. Cheers

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JC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

New Years Eve dinner was very good. Food and service were great and never felt rushed like someone needed our table.

La Cipollina
Responded on 3 January 2020

Dear Joe- Thank you for ringing in the new year with us. See you soon for dinner!

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding from the food to the service. I always enjoy myself at LaCipollina!

La Cipollina
Responded on 3 January 2020

Dear Friend- Thank you so much for the excellent review. We appreciate the continues business. See you soon for dinner

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu was spectacular, food was delicious and our waiter, Franco very professional and personable. We will be back!

La Cipollina
Responded on 3 January 2020

Dear Lisa- Thank you so much for the kind words and for spending the Holidays with us. I have shared your comments with the dining room and kitchen staff. See you soon for dinner

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

dinner was great, service about average and should have requested a better table. Table was located right by the entance aisle and service station (to much traffic). My fault for not requesting a better table...next time.

La Cipollina
Responded on 3 January 2020

Dear Mike- Thank you so much for the kind words and excellent review. I will be sure to share your comment with the dining room and kitchen staff. See you soon for dinner! Next time, email me at info@lacipollina and we will be sure to select a better table for you

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RC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time at La Cipollina, and it did not disappoint. As opposed to my last visit, when one of the entrees was barely enough, we could not finish all of our food because there was too much of it. Everything was delicious. The filet mignon was to die for. Our server, Chris, made our night as special as it could possibly be. Our crème brûlée dessert was simply divine. I simply cannot say anything bad about this place, which is quickly becoming my favorite place to eat dinner. Recommended to all.

JC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were great but I could have done without the classical guitar player. Restaurant was not large enough for live music. Joe

MA
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to La Cippolina every year on our anniversary. This time I had the papardella bolognese. It was probably the best bolognese sauce I’ve ever had. So delicious I was sad when it was finished. Loved it!

La Cipollina
Responded on 3 January 2020

Dear Marilyn- Thank you so much for the kind words and excellent review. I will be sure to share your comment with the dining room and kitchen staff. See you soon for dinner!

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N
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was hot and well prepared. Restaurant could use some renovations. Our tax on the bill was miscalculated. Really ????????????

LM
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dinner I wanted a dish prepped a little different. Chef quite accommodating.
There’s a guitar player on Saturday which added a nice touch

RC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I actually give this place 4.5 stars. The only reason it wasn't perfect was because the desserts were just good instead of great, and one of the dishes may not have been a large enough portion for a big eater. My dish size, however, was adequate. That being said, the ambience of this place was very nice. The wait staff was outstanding, especially Chris, who took very good care of us. The acoustic guitar playing throughout the meal was very delightful. The hostess came over to ask us how everything was, which I always like. The food was very good. The prices were fair. I would recommend this place to anyone.

OT
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Server Chris did an outstanding job. We visited on a week night and we would to re-visit on a Saturday

La Cipollina
Responded on 6 December 2019

Thanks for your 4 star review! I will be sure to share your comment with Chris

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v
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, ambiance, and service were wonderful. Our server, Chris, was great. Look forward to returning soon.

La Cipollina
Responded on 6 December 2019

Vincent, Thanks for the amazing review. Chris will be sure to receive praise for his great service.

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p
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible place and food. Our new place!! And Chris is an amazing host.

La Cipollina
Responded on 6 December 2019

Cheers for 5 stars! See you soon for dinner. I will share your comments with Chris

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing meal and service. This is now our spot for everything!

La Cipollina
Responded on 6 December 2019

Cheers for 5 stars! See you soon for dinner

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. We want to thank Chris for making our experience so special.

s
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding - no one makes mozzarella as good and the pappardalli was fantastic. Enjoyed every minute of our visit.

JM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the special Salmon livornaise. It was excellent. Also had an appetizer special with fresh mozzarella. Their fresh mozzarella is by far the best anywhere.

JM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an excellent meal with great service.

La Cipollina
Responded on 15 November 2019

Dear Joe- Thank you so much for the great review! Cheers

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C
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

All meals were very good. We went during restaurant week. The dessert trio was delicious

La Cipollina
Responded on 15 November 2019

Dear Christine- Thank you so much for the great review! Cheers

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WZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The maître d had an attitude problem. When asked to change our table to an open table out of the path of the servers because it was our anniversary, he said, "NO!" rather emphatically. Then when "others" asked the same thing, they were accommodated. Not a good way to get return customers, when your food is only just okay.

LC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most amazing dinner with amazing service. They now have a small wine list but you can still byob. I can't wait to go back!

La Cipollina
Responded on 24 October 2019

Dear Linda- Thank you so much for the excellent reviews.I will share your remarks with the dining room staff. Se you soon for dinner

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. Service and food always excellent. Would highly recommend.

La Cipollina
Responded on 24 October 2019

Dear Cheryl- Thank you so much for the excellent 5 star review. See you soon for dinner. Cheers

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Food and service is always wonderful. Loved Chris our waiter!!

La Cipollina
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thank you so much for the excellent 5 star review! Cheers

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Waiter was excellent but bus boy not attentive with drinks.
Food was very tasty, but in the pricey side.

NG
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere are wonderful. Friday entertainment also adds to the experience.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

There was no parking nearby and was sn issue with my girlfriend wearing heals. We were not rushed and enjoyed an excellent meal. Will return for another special occasion.

AC
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is good, generally. Service is bad, generally. There’s a ton of staff, but we always seem to wait for attention.

There are exceptions. I’ve been there and had sub par food and excellent service, great food and bad service and, once, a great experience altogether.

top 3 restaurant in freehold. Arguably number 1.

RR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here quite a few times over the years and we have never been disappointed. This time we brought another couple who had never been here before. We are always hesitant to do that because everyone has different tastes, but they thought everything was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

PP
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food nice experience

g
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A truly great meal, from bread course through dessert. Fried calamari was the best we have ever had, anywhere. Salmon and veal entrees were superb. Waite staff was extremely polite and attentive, and the overall ambiance of the dining room was a delight.

F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and nice atmosphere. Food is prepared fresh.

La Cipollina
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you for the great 5 star review Fred. See you for another amazing meal

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RD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First timer’s at this awesome restaurant! Seated at outside patio, which was gorgeous on this beautiful summer night. Our host Chris, and server Jimmy could not have been more informed, pleasant or knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. Very helpful regarding selections. We had guests from out of state who raved about this experience, and said it was some of the best Italian they have ever had. Must-haves are the Sicilian eggplant with the amazing cheese filling and world class béchamel sauce. The bronzino special was outstanding, as was the veal saltimbocca. Chefs trio dessert was spot on. Cannot say enough good things about this place. Can’t wait for our return visit! Soon!

La Cipollina
Responded on 16 August 2019

Richard- Thank you for the kind words. I will be sure to share this review with Chris and Jimmy. See you soon for dinner

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JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Old favorite haven’t been back since it’s been under new ownership and nothing has changed, sorry that we stayed away for so long!

La Cipollina
Responded on 16 August 2019

Dear Joy- We were glad you came back in for dinner. See you soon for dinner

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JM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Cippolina has now become mine and my husband’s favorite restaurant. The quality and freshness of all the food we ate was second to none. Our dinner was outstanding and we will definitely be returning. I would highly recommend La Cippolina to anyone!

La Cipollina
Responded on 16 August 2019

Dear Jennifer- Thank you so much for your loyalty. I will be sure to share the kind words with the kitchen and dining room staff. Cheers

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