LuNello Restaurant

4.7
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770 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Since 1990, Chef Seger's use of unique ingredients, homemade pastas, and innovative specials has created a loyal following. His modern flair mixed with traditional culinary skills has created a whirlwind of praise. You will not see seafood options on the regular menu for one reason; All our Seafood is wild not farm raised and we carry ONLY what is available and offer them as our daily specials.

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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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vipMichaelF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience2

Food is great... NO such thing as social distancing, and the management couldn't care at all

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice experience regarding the circumstances.
Will be back.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and service was excellent. To bad we still need to dine outside, can't wait for an end to covid.

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EthelH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My third visit in 2 wks and i tried the same appetizers i ordered the last 2 visits. My favorite softshell crab came without the sauce or dip, which it came with the last 2 times. And i know for a fact it makes a difference. I asked the server for this who decided to argue first before finally agreeing to serve us what i was asking for. I found it unnecessary for him to argue with a customer, who told him she has been there twice and was missing something in her meal. Our main server was different from the last visits, maybe because we came for dinner this time. The servers during lunch were more attentive and pleasant. I also want to mention that the free bread they gave us was cold, not like the second visit when they were served fresh and warm.and crunchy. I wonder if they have been sitting outside for sometime before they got served. I expected a better service for the price i paid especially that we were the only customers at that time. It will take me a long time before i decide to come back here just to try the appetizers again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience definitely coming back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and service

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EthelH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

After a week, i came back and was not as satisfied. I came back becuase of the 2 appetizers i ordered the last time, which to me was a reason to go back at Lu Nello. However, the grilled watermelon with crabmeat did not taste the same. I am not sure if the chef changed or there is an ingredient that was missing on this visit. Also, i found it unbelievable that the iced tea that i ordered which tasted more like water and is not big enough as a regular glass costs 4 dollars and each refill was charged the same. I think it was a rip off. Paying more than 150 bucks for lunch for 2 people with no alcoholic drink served was very pricey. But, the service was good. And i still liked the softshell crab. Will still try the restaurant another time.

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ChrisV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was such a treat to finally get back to LuNello. Dinner was fabulous as always.
Already looking to make my next reservation.

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Caralina
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

We were very reluctant to dine during this pandemic, but we decided to try the outside dining at Lu Nellos since we loved it. Started out OK, Juan F. was our waiter and we ordered calamari,duck and salmon. Calamari arrived on time was was delicious. Tent was crowed with people and there were several large tables of women. We waited for a while for our main course and it finally came. My husband's duck was ordered at medium rare and arrived medium well, almost well done. I never was asked how I wanted my salmon but it arrived very dry and over cooked. I noticed on the bill it was marked down as medium well cooked. We ordered more wine and after the wine was brought that was it for the waiter. My husband did order another glass of wine during the meal, and we probably should have said something about the meal. I ordered cappuccino and gelato and that arrived. We had to wait for a very long time for the check. I had also ordered a seafood salad to go and, perhaps, that held up the check, but Mario said it was ready. We got the check and paid and left. I know it is probably very difficult for the restaurant to cook the food and bring it out to the tent, but we were very disappointed. I really didn't look at the check until later and then I saw we ere not charged for one glass of wine and gelato. We should have asked but it was difficult to get people's attention. I was wondering if that was from the restaurant or just forgotten. We decided not to go back until service was inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love LuNello, loving the outdoor experience

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EthelH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceeded my expectation. Every food we ordered was excellent. The watermelon with crabmeat salad was the best i have had. Will definitely dine again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Food and service were solid. Too many customers were walking to or from their table without a mask. Restaurants need to enforce the mask wearing. It’s not fair to all the patrons who are being careful. If a customer does not wear a mask, they shouldn’t be allowed in. Also, some tables were not six feet apart.

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vipReginaS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Outdoor dining was set up perfectly. The servers were efficient, pleasant and helpful.
Varied menu and each dish delicious.

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GailP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outdoor dining was as good as it could be outside.

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janice
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! The outside dining area was pleasant and the staff could not have been better.

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ROSARIO
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best!! Always outstanding and always delicious.

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MariaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time

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parkgirls
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner in the outsude ding room set up by Lunello
The food as always was excellent,we had rhe Tagliolini with halibut and Pasta with crabmeat,as well as the watermelon salad.
They should alelways have the outside dining available in years to come

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vipmarkv
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal

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Caralina
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipmk201k
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

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vipGidget54
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love going out to Lunello’s! One of our faves!!!

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JosephB
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Unquestionably recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent from beginning to end. Highly recommend!

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CMGrl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, superb fine dining, beautiful setting

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vipBethS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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AnitaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing.
Late valentines celebration
Well worth the wait!

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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TerryG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very good. Service was v good! Waiters very nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipAmilli
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day. It was great. Great service, food and experience.

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TomW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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

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ChristinaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure

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Dennis69
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and i love this place. The Specials are outrageous and multiple.
This is our favorite restaurant.

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Caralina
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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QTran
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

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.

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vipHKMK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipInnovativeCuisine
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is impeccable and the food is outstanding

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vipGkienz
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always terrific. Some of the best food anywhere. They prepare fish as well as any Italian eatery around

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VickieC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time here and I will be back! The risotto special was wonderful and the bread pudding was amazing!

FAQs

LuNello Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 837-1660.

LuNello Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 770 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.