ROUTE ONE

4.2
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13 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Route One is a “family style” restaurant featuring a variety of Italian cuisine, each prepared like it was a Sunday afternoon at Grandma’s. We bring the style and comfort of Italy to our patrons with hearty and generous platters of pasta, seafood, meat entrées and decadent desserts - all meant to be shared amongst family and friends.

What 13 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.0
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Prepare yourself for an excellent meal. We started with salad. Everything was finely chopped and mixed at the table. My husband said it was the best salad he ever had. We added salami and cheese and that was as finely chopped as the rest of the ingredients. We both had the branzino...mine broiled, his oreganato and both delicious. The service was very attentive and the prices reasonable. This is not the place for a romantic evening because they do attract a crowd and lots of families so the noise level is more than what you might want for that type of evening. Try it...you will love it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

It took over 2 hours to get our main dishes and no one seemed bothered by that. We didn’t need free dessert. We needed our food in a timely manner. It took 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Will never go back.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration

AH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I liked the food, the service and the place. Didn't like having to pay extra for the vegetables and that nothing came with the entree

AR
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and the service was great but I felt something should come with the main meal, vegetable or salad.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time! Both the service and food were excellent.

p
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

over salted entrees (chicken francese/ veal sorrentino), a bolognese that is at best just a simple red 'meat sauce' but not a true bolognese & stale 'toasted' Italian bread that can chip your teeth served by a clearly unseasoned, but friendly, staff should not be charging higher than average prices - as high if not higher than a place like Lusardi's. they aim to please - no question - but ease off on the salt a bit and lower the prices a bit and you'll be in great shape but for now 'buyer beware' - this place is just not ready for prime time yet - I'm sympathetic for anyone that runs restaurants these days - a thankless stressful ambition, but for now, my taste buds and wallet are offended

JG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice sized portions. Everyone was very nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific atmosphere with terrific food and service makes for a great combination. Couldn’t have had a better experience.

DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first thought is fabulous... each course was delicious - the fried zucchini is the best we ever had, chopped salad was a great mixture, pasta was perfectly cooked "aldente" and the shrimps oreganata and chicken Francese were delicious as well. We were stuffed and have doggie bags but had to have dessert so we had the homemade cannoli and cheesecake and both were a win. We did order more than we needed but were interested in trying different dishes and don't mind leftovers. The staff is friendly and efficient and Dario the owner is a true hospitalian, so genuinely friendly and welcoming you'd want to come back just for him but the food makes you want to return very soon. Route One has the whole package, a definite must try and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Most family style restaurants will offer salad besides bread- if we were offered a salad or vegetable salad I would've given 5 stars as the food was excellent but the value was not good- if u buy alacarte you get alot of food but no vegetables or side dishes- otherwise the Sunday pasta is the best I've had the service is excellent and the owner is awesome

LP
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Went to Route One as I used to go with family to La Riserva all the time. Found the staff confused about the family style service that they now offer that they did not before. A Half portion is enough for one person. Get your pockets prepared- everything is a la carte now. So if you order veal or chicken, the half portion you get is two pieces of meat. No sides. No pasta, no rice or potatoes, no salad. You have to pay for everything extra. I ordered veal limone, was way too salty. My party and I split a family style serving of cauliflower, paying extra. It was good cauliflower, but it was a lot for two. I ordered pineapple sorbet for dessert. While it was lovely in that it was presented in a pineapple boat, it was so frozen solid that I could not cut it with a knife. I had to send it back for them to slice it into pieces. And what was most disappointing is that it tasted like sugar water and pineapple artificial flavoring. It did not have any fresh pineapple or juice in it at all. Other parties came in and were served and left before my party of two was complete, servers were nice but not very fast. In my opinion we should have been in and out much faster. Should not take two hours to eat dinner for two people. I will say that it was clear the servers and management were very concerned about our experience, but actions speak louder than words.

A
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The staff needs more grooming. The noise level is, well, I could have turned around and joined in any number of conversations. I know they just opened this restaurant within the past few weeks, but they own another on Long Island and I heard that one is excellent. The food saves them. It is excellent. Pasta is perfect, calamari fresh.