LuNello has gone right to the source when purchasing ingredients and each dish reflects the attention placed into its preparation. All our meats in our menu have grown and purchased from meat purveyors that there is no use of antibiotics or hormones. Enticing presentation and courteous and professional staff are integral to LuNello's success. We are also excited to offer Wine Dinners and special events hosted in our private event spaces. We look forward to making your experience with us a special one, whatever the occasion.
with white cennelini beans and spinach
Wild King Salmon
roasted and served with dijon mustard
sliced raw tuna, avocado, cucumber, tomato, green horseradish
Always a great meal
Wonderful variety of food served to perfection. I don't think I have recalled many restaurants that serve perfectly cooked sweet breads, which are not easy to prepare. Great variety of game and wonderfully fresh wild fish, no farm raised here. This has become one of our favorites.
We were there on a Monday and it was populated. Not all non-NYC restaurants can boast that.
A chef’s starter..an espresso cup full of consommé .. was served almost immediately. No description was given by the back waiter that serves it.
We each had a salad. Both the Caesar and the asparagus salads were very good. Our entrees were bronzini, veal parmigiana, and chicken Angelo. The latter was slightly above average with a real lack of direction of overall taste.
The waiters were a little obtrusive in that they were stalking to clear our plates. You can be attentive without standing over the patron. I did not get the sense this was the ‘A’ staff, given the night.
It was a very good meal, just not overwhelmingly so.
Always love going out to Lunello’s! One of our faves!!!
I chose this restaurant for a first date. The decor, atmosphere and incredible staff were nothing less than perfect. I was able to focus on a beautiful woman and the conversation we had and left the rest to LuNello and, it was a resounding success. The Frutti del mar Salad was unbelievably fresh and delicious and the Veal Shank fell off the bone and was incredible.
Excellent from beginning to end. Highly recommend!
Excellent service, superb fine dining, beautiful setting
Lovely dinner with friends. Our reservation was promptly honored. Our server was knowledgeable, attentive and professional. Food was delicious. Nice to be able to talk with friends at dinner.
Food was amazing.
Late valentines celebration
Well worth the wait!
Once we found the place, dinner was fantastic. There were 2 signs right across the street from each other and in the dark of night it was hard to tell which place was the restaurant and which was the parking lot. Service was attentive. The food was delicious. They have a great wine selection. All together a perfect combination that we didn’t want to leave.
Food was very good. Service was v good! Waiters very nice
LuNello’s is never a disappointment! From the moment you enter & greeted by Stephanie - you know right then & there, you entered a warm home filled with love & passion....The food is everything you dreamed of plus some! Thanks to the Chef and the many servers...always a special occasion! Thank you everyone for a fabulous Valentine’s Day celebration
Valentine’s Day. It was great. Great service, food and experience.
My first visit was much better. I think it was because it was a private event hosted by Chris Nowak. He loves LuNello. He knows the right stuff to order
Always a pleasure
My wife and i love this place. The Specials are outrageous and multiple.
This is our favorite restaurant.
We really enjoyed our dinner, the food was wonderful. My husband had calamari that was tender and crispy and my seafood salad was loaded with calamari, octopus, shrimp and lobster in a lovely dressing. My husband enjoyed a nice rabbit dish and I had a wonderful halibut, all was plated so beautiful. Just one little item, the bread on the table is always cold and and mediocre, such wonderful food and wait staff, maybe heat up the bread a bit?
Our waiter, Mario was very good and we enjoyed his service.
The reason for 2 star rating is because of the service we received from our server. To be fair, my compliments to the chef. Food is very good. As for service, we were not given any type of menus when we were seated. So when our waiter asked if we would like to order drinks, we could not answer. He seemed annoyed and walked away dismissively. When he came back with our menus, he simply stated “specials” are in he middle and walked away. The table next to us, however, received a full, almost verbatim, account of the specials. Maybe because we are Asians and he felt we might not understand? After pouring our first glasses of wine, he shake off the drips like he was shaking a ketchup bottle. Oysters and clams were not fresh. Cold and hot appetizers came out together. When they were placed on our table, the server slapped serving spoons on top of them, including on the oysters and clams ice tray. By the time we got to the sweetbreads, which was very good, the butter sauce has congealed. Entree did came out timely after apps were cleared. Again food was very tasty and well balanced. We made the best of our dinner despite of the service. Will be our first and last dinner here. Dining begins at the doors and ends when the guests leave.
The food was excellent, we ordered 3 pastas and they divided the pasta into a plate w (3) compartments so each guest would have a taste, professionally done.
The quality and taste was spot on.
Great wait staff.
Service is impeccable and the food is outstanding
Always terrific. Some of the best food anywhere. They prepare fish as well as any Italian eatery around
First time here and I will be back! The risotto special was wonderful and the bread pudding was amazing!
best Italian food in the area. very nice lunch menu with attentive staff
Very good meal as always. They always gave great specials.
Delicious as always!
We had a gathering of old friends and the atmosphere was perfect. The staff was attentive, the food delicious.
We were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time and the service was slow. Too much time between appetizer and entree and no drink refills, etc.
Always good and beautiful
Resting on its laurels a bit.
A shakeup of the menu might be interesting
Had Our holiday luncheon party there and the service and food were terrific.
Excellent service, very good food. We will definitely be back.
Thanks Lu. Ur da best!! 😋
Everything was delicious and the staff was on top of everything.
Great times, outstanding food
Fantastic. Can’t wait to go back again.!
Honestly it was average. I was hesitant to book a party of 10 based on the reviews but it was convenient. Waitstaff was lazy and you had to raise your hands to get the attention of the waiter who oversees the entire room with his peers who are too entitled to fill water or take questions while the food servers swirl around the tables. It’s all a little weird with eyes on you from a few tables of two men with their back to the walls not eating. I’ve eaten in a lot of Italians places in NJ/NY but this was a little over the top with “ownership” presence.
Every dish was swimming in sauces. No major complaints of food quality but menu is so vast that everything appears to be rushed and sent out to the masses. Brussel salad was salty and bitter. Cavatelli special was devoured by two kids. Steak looked good as did the tuna. I had salmon which was decent. Desserts average.
Wine list excellent and prices reasonable. Overall disappointed and they also tried to pull a fast one with the check as two of us tried to surprise the other by picking up the tab. C’mon man.
I love Lunello. The food is always consistent r and the service impeccable. My only issue this time was we had an 8:30 sitting on a Friday night and 3 items we wanted to order were sold out. They said there were two large parties. That was very disappointing to sell out is items so early in the evening and it was our an anniversary dinner otherwise maybe I wouldn’t have cared so much.
LuNello Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 837-1660.
LuNello Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 752 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.