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Il Monelo

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89 Main St, Peapack-Gladstone, NJ 07977 (Holland Ave)
+1 908-470-0005
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We've been to this restaurant a number of times in the past couple of years. As I and other reviewers have said, the food is great, the service is terrific and the little extras before you order make it an even better experience. So why the 'but'? We were with another couple and like most people we split the check,... More 

Thank Roger B
Sao Paulo, SP
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Il Monello has been a wonderful find in the Bernardsville/Bridgewater area. It has a great service at no extra cost topped with an excellent attention by its crew, who is always attentive and trying to make your stay pleasant. The food is delicious with many options which are not on the menu - just ask which ones are available and... More 

1 Thank Carlos23
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

After a while finally we had a chance to stopped for dinner with a friend It's very cool and cozy place well decorated BYOB Italian restaurant As you can see from my pictures . We had home made ravioli and home made motzeralla buratta as an appetizers. Well done Mr. Ram My main course was turbot fish was great Breaded... More 

1 Thank tigujeykhan
Chester, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We recently dined here for a weekday luncheon. We were warmly greeted and seated at a beautiful table. Complimentary cheese slices (carved tableside from a wheel), genoa salami pieces and crusty fresh bread was the beginning of our culinary delights. They were very accommodating to split the salad for us, and the timing for our entrees was perfect. Our two... More 

1 Thank kriccjtms
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great ambience, extensive menu selections and great food with attentive service. Food is a step up from the typical Jersey Italian.

1 Thank AlexanderDC1
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

First time at Il Monelo. We did not have reservation but arrived after 8:00 and the restaurant was packed with several tables finishing up. The owner Martino asked us if we could wait 10 minutes. We were able to browse the menu during our wait. Outside seating was comfortable and the trees that surround the patio provide perfect privacy. The... More 

1 Thank Dee Z
Far Hills, New Jersey
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Food was prepared perfectly, Great menu, euro style service, so if you want the check wave you hand :-), remember its a bring you own.

1 Thank bert f
Morristown, New Jersey
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My husband I have been going to dinner here for years and each time it is a very pleasing experience. Never rushed, specials are always a bit different and very pleasing, the portions are huge. The wait staff are always very attentive and well versed in the menu. The owner always comes by and engages with his customers - very... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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174 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We've been dining here since it opened under a different name. The quality and service have always been very good. Martino is always a pleasure to deal with and is a very accommodating and gracious host. However, we dined with two other couples and the food quality was average. All of our meals were not impressive as we're used to... More 

1 Thank Judge_Smails-BR
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Went last night with another couple. We had been to this restaurant several times before, both on the weekend and during the week. The reservation was for 6:30. The restaurant was already almost full and once we were seated, we were all feeling like we were being rushed, not something you want going out on a weekend. The food is... More 

1 Thank Roger B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Main St, Peapack-Gladstone, NJ 07977
    (Holland Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Peapack-Gladstone
  • Phone Number: +1 908-470-0005

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?