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Matthew's Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1131 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012-2305
+1 973-928-4300
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Clifton, New Jersey, Usa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is such a great place. The food rivals anything you could get in the City. Easy access off Route 3 in Clifton. It's small though so reservations recommended but a table for 4 or less could get lucky with a short wait. Even sitting at the small bar works too. Ask for olive oil with pepper and cheese to... More 

Thank 752HelenB752
Clifton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small place, big flavor. Usually crowded due to family s long time reputation for great food. Excellent Italian food, friendly service.

Thank jfdunphy
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really cool and the food is very consistent. The service is always on par and gloria never disappoints ;) Matt runs a very good operation. The place always provides a great venue for any type of occasion. I can only highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and have done so.

Thank tloth
Clifton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Plenty of this type of restaurant nearby but none are better. Great service, very attentive and friendly staff and the food is excellent. This is a don't miss kind of place.

Thank Joe A
Clifton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent service, good food and selection of Italian and American meals. Great staff and very friendly restaurant.

Thank Virginia S
Northern NJ
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

First - I want to say that Matthew is very hands on. He greets you at the door, shakes your hand or gives you a hug if he recognizes you as a familiar patron. We usually grave a seat at the bar and the bartender/waitresses are always excellent! Prompt service, the food is unbelievably delicious and they are very accommodating... More 

Thank JazzinInJersey
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The entire experience was wonderful. The food delicious, the coziness of the restaurant and the service outstanding. I wish I visited my family more often because we always come here. Would love to have you open in Portland, the restaurant capital of the USA.

Thank pdxmudricks
Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Was looking an Italian restaurant near Montclair University to take out son to dinner. Can't say enough wonderful things about this charming restaurant. Service, staff and food were wonderful. Matthew the owner personally comes over to your table to make sure everything is OK. Nicole, our waitress was also as sweet as can be which made out experience even better.... More 

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New York
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Why haven't I revised this before? I have been there over 25 times. The answer is because you are made to feel like you are eating in your own personal restaurant. Matthew himself, greets you personally, insists on exceptional quality in both food and service, and the staff is energized by his professional presence. BTW he personally escorts you out... More 

Thank freq-trvlr47
New Jersey
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842 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We came to Matthew's around 5:45 on a Saturday night thinking it would be easy getting a table. Even though it was early the place was packed. We sat at the bar instead. We started with the hot appetizer sampler, which included stuffed mushrooms, stuffed artichoke, stuffed shrimp, clams, and mussels. While all were pretty good, none of them really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-928-4300

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