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RosaLuca's Italian Bistro

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1114 State Route 173, Asbury, NJ 08802-1124
+1 908-238-0018
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Asbury, New Jersey
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had a date night at Rosa Luca's and the food was fantastic! I'm second generation Italian, and it's not easy finding Italian food done this well in Hunterdon County. We have also used Rosa Luca's for catering - the service, selection, and taste never disappoints AND they are a lovely family!

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JCAsbury, Owner at RosaLuca's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleases you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you in the very near future! More 

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169 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not for he reasons that you think. They take plastic so no fear there. More about the cash later. Service is top notch and very attentive Food is delicious and authentic and homemade. Baked eggplant Cavatelli with sausage and broccoli rabe. Started with the oysters that were cold, opened perfectly and Brine and sweet. Cavatteli is al dente in a... More 

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Thank scott t
JCAsbury, Owner at RosaLuca's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us, so happy you enjoyed yourself! In this world of plastic we have found it challenging to continue to operate with the continued rising cost of credit card fees. Rather than roll those fees to you (NJ now allows businesses to tack on a "convenience fee") for the use of cards, we came up with... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

My husband and I were in for the saturday before Valentine's Day, in which we had called a reservation ahead of time (good idea since they were packed for our 6:00 reservation). We each have visited RosaLuca's before with our newborn, and its nice to see that the whole place is very family friendly. For dinner we had the Trout... More 

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JCAsbury, Owner at RosaLuca's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much fir your kind words! Hope to see you soon! More 

New Jersey, USA
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant a few times over the years with poor experiences but we decided to try again. Unfortunately this last visit was more of the same. I would call the food average. He liked his veal Milanese but my paste with broccoli rabe and sausage was not as good as our local Italian place. It was bland... More 

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Thank ALM54
JCAsbury, Owner at RosaLuca's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

So sorry you did not enjoy your experience. We strive to please everyone, but it is impossible at times. We have been operating for 18 years now and hope we are doing something right! We hope you will come see us again. More 

Pittstown, New Jersey
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great staff and meals. A bit on the expensive side but very autenthic and freshly made food. Great for special occasion.

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JCAsbury, Owner at RosaLuca's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed yourselves! More 

Belvidere, New Jersey
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Rosaluca's for dinner and used a Groupon, which we were delighted we had. I had a stuffed artichoke and eggplant rollatini appetizers. My husband had shrimp risotto, All dishes were wonderful. They also give you homemade bread to dip in Rosemary olive oil and you can even take homemade sauce home. They are definitely... More 

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JCAsbury, Owner at RosaLuca's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much, glad you had a good experience! More 

Annandale, NJ
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best Italian restaurant in Hunterdon County. I eat here about once a month. I try to get something different every time and I've never had a bad meal. The food is always fresh and delicious. Very nice ambience. Some if my favorite things to get here are the oyster appetizers, pizzette appetizer, and linguini & clams in... More 

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JCAsbury, Owner at RosaLuca's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you !!!!!!!! Glad you had a great time! See you soon! More 

New Jersey
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427 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We have passed this place many times usually early in the day but not around dinner time. I saw a Groupon and thought that it would be incentive to make plans to finally eat there. I had made a reservation in advance which was good since the restaurant in not that large. They sell jarred homemade sauce which you will... More 

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JCAsbury, Owner at RosaLuca's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm the kind of large in charge person who seated you. Not sure why my physicality was part of your review, but in any case, it's the result of working hard long hours to provide a fabulous dining experience you described. We are so pleased when diners are content and happy. Thanks for being our... More 

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169 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Everything was perfect from searing to dessert. Let's me start backward with a banana sorbet and a pote de chocolate. Shared among four of us as it was so good. The entrees are all Italian and are cooked to perfection. I had the salmon and was seated and seasoned perfectly. Wife had the eggplant and kids had the gnocchi. Each... More 

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JCAsbury, Owner at RosaLuca's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much!! Hope to see you real soon! More 

Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We decided to try this place after living in the area for 17 years. We were enticed by a great deal that we found on groupon along with the reviews posted on trip advisor. To say the least, we were VERY disappointed with our dining experience. Our first impressions: 1. average aesthetics and ambiance (outdated but clean). 2. greeted by... More 

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JCAsbury, Manager at RosaLuca's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Good day, I've been wanting to respond to this review for awhile, and finally had the opportunity. Customers dine with us for the simple comforts that we have established. Clean, warm and not too much fuss. They come for the service and the food. 18 years here at this location, we obviously are doing something right. In this business, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 State Route 173, Asbury, NJ 08802-1124
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Asbury
  • Phone Number: +1 908-238-0018

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