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Scala del Nonna

32 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2702
+1 973-744-3300
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
32 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2702
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food This place has tasty pasta dishes and good service staff. I would definitely go eat again. Great outdoor scenery

Thank OnAir826161
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Each one of our courses was delicious and well prepared. The second course took so what long to come out but all in all that happens sometimes and all in all we forgave them because we enjoyed our food so much! It was fine Italian...More

1  Thank lovtotravel01
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Scala del Nonna is absolutely one of Giovanna’s and my favorite Italian Restaurants. Being a bit snobbish about Italian food this says a lot! Giovanna has old world recipes from her Nonna and other family members and is an excellent cook... That said, you cannot...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

1st time here, a special dinner celebration for a 30th anniversary. We were 8 people, a great table ready when we arrived. The service was great and the meal delicious. We all enjoyed our picks for dinner. It's a byob.

Thank mickeynj1
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here on Thursday night. There were 4 of us including a toddler (very accommodating) we made a 7:00 o’clock reservation to be safe and it was the right decision. By 8:00 there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. We ordered the...More

1  Thank MGNYC9
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Every summer when I visit my family in NJ I must go back to Scala del Nonna! I literally crave their food and wish that they were in California so that I could taste that mouth watering food whenever I want it. That delicious home...More

Thank Donna p
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at Scala del Nonna several times and it has been consistently excellent. When we ate here with a friend who is gluten-free she was very impressed with how well cooked the gluten-free pasta was. Our waiter was very helpful to her with...More

Thank NormanLa
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here this evening with an old friend. The restaurant has both inside and outside seating and since it was such a nice night we sat outside. The service was wonderful. The waiter explained in great detail all the specials. They...More

Thank jadmar01
Reviewed 3 June 2018

4.5 stars! Food was delectable. I thoroughly enjoyed the specials. The flash fried shrimp was amazing as well as the pasta special. They both had great flavor and the pasta special had just enough kick to make for a tasty entree. The NY strip steak...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Aside from making us wait a half hour past our reservation, ( a no no ), we had a great time. Ask to sit downstairs in the middle of the room so you can see the nice vaulted room. Food is excellent. They give you...More

2  Thank lfbmonkey
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20 June 2016|
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Response from Bob_Storm | Reviewed this property |
You will probably be ok for two. The food is very good but the service leaves much to be desired.
12 March 2015|
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Response from guy7265 | Reviewed this property |
smart casual
Karen J
17 December 2014|
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Response from TravelFoodWineGolf | Reviewed this property |
Yes! To Barbara K -- Why would a BYO place ask you to taste the wine before serving? They didn't choose the wine; you did. And what if the wine has 'turned'? Would you blame the restaurant?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2702
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-744-3300
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