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La Cipollina

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16 A West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728 (South St.)
+1 732-308-3830
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Sun 13:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife arrive at 550 pm no reservation We were seated in 3 minutes but got nervous we were only ones in restaurant Not to worry in a short time people started to arrive. By 8pm place was packed and people waiting. Entertainment started at 7 and was at an enjoyable level Out food was excellent and Service impeccable. Would... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had wanted to try for a while so when sister's came up to visit off we went..1st off; use parking lot off south st. They do have a coat check. Remember byob..I didn't, but there's a wine shop within walking distance. . (Yey) Ambiance upscale/warm.. tables not too close. Went on a wed nite not too busy. One of the... More 

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Thank bagdiva
802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here with two other couples. First I must mention that one couple in our party had a last minute "issue" which made us about 20 mins late for our reservation. We called the restaurant a few minutes prior to our reservation time and they assured us that our tardiness was not a problem as they were not fully booked... More 

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802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. More 

Jackson, New Jersey
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there for my birthday dinner, and, I can only regret not going there sooner. Be prepared for some of the finest, tastiest food this side of Manhattan. If you've never been, place it on your "bucket list". If your intentions are to impress a companion or a co-worker, maybe, just a nice treat for you and yours, bring a... More 

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Thank Ray H
802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Dear Ray, Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I never heard of this small, tucked away restaurant in Freehold until recently. We went the other evening and I was so impressed with the quality of the food (so good I cannot begin to explain), the service and the friendliness of the staff. I overhead who I think might have been the Head of the Wait Staff patiently explaining... More 

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802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Chef Matt Higgins More 

Monroe, New Jersey
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202 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited this woderful place for the first time this weekend for our anniversary. A friend suggested it for our special occasion. Reservations were made on line, on their website, they responded in about 15 minutes, very quickly and confirmed the reservation a few minutes later, very well done and a good sign of things to come. We arrived on... More 

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freehold, United States
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

food was fine but nothing to make it remarkable.The presentation was good and the desert of three sampler cakes was excellent

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Mozzarella is homemade and the freshest around. Inviting atmosphere, service is second to none and Paul is the nicest maitre di you'll find around here. Mushroom risotto is amazing!! Leave room for dessert because the hazelnut chocolate mousse is worth every calorie. Live entertainment is great and not overpowering.

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Thank Cassie S
802matth, Owner at La Cipollina, responded to this review

Dear Friend, Our work here is extremely rewarding, and kind words from people like you are always appreciated. I will forward your comments to the dining room and kitchen. Your effort and time for the review was so much appreciated. See you soon for supper, and thanks again. Regards, Anthony Braica We Cook It…We Live It…We Love It 16 A... More 

Millstone, NJ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We moved here 16years ago and used to frequent LaCippolina on weekends for fine food and dining with friends...we met Matt as a bus boy working for his dad and saving up for a ski trip...Much has changed since then. Matt is now owner and his Executive Chef Kitchen skills have brought this restaurant to a new level. We very... More 

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Hamilton, NJ
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516 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 548 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Since our first visit to La Cipollina about four moths ago, we have visited the restaurant four more time, which is not that bad considering our 40 minutes' drive. No regrets, the place is getting better and better, though it was great to start with. In our first review we mentioned the fact that La Cipollina is a bit pricey.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 A West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
    (South St.)
  • Public Transportation: New Jersey Transit buses service the "Freehold Center" terminal which is located a block away from La Cipollina Ristorante.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: +1 732-308-3830
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?