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Matthew's Italian Restaurant

1131 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012-2305
+1 973-928-4300
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1131 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012-2305
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Matthew's is a must have if your in the Clifton area, and an easy get to from New York City. They have a large menu with many different Italian favorites and it is super fresh. The staff is also incredible and makes the experience even...More

Thank Johnjohnjakes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Owner from family of restaurateurs, so food excellent, but space is small. Well known locally so it s a good idea to call ahead to see if space available. Recommended.

Thank jfdunphy1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent delicious food great ambiance. Service excellent and great drinks and wine list! Although Michael's is not a large restaurant the ambiance is perfect.

Thank JLSCOTT1
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Friday lunch...50 seats plus 7or 8 at bar. Nice crowd and friendly staff eager to please. Neighborhood setting adds to charm. White table clothes, great menu selections. Spouse chicken panini was excellent and only able to eat half. I had chicken Francese which of wonderful...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went there for the first time two weeks ago and can't wait to go back. The chicken scamp was perfect! i love the fact they cut the chicken up and served it over the pasta. It was nice and light and I enjoyed the leftovers...More

Thank tlotempi
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food is always consistently great. Nice ambiance, good service, nice drinks. Always have a good night whenever we come.

Thank Wilona
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I really had high expectations since the place is always crowded and had good reviews. Nothing special and the food was expensive. Service was really good with a nice staff.

1  Thank jfspin
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Had a birthday dinner for my wife's birthday, party of 6. As usual the food, service and hospitality were top notch

Thank Munson79
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal celebrating a family birthday. Service and food was wonderful. Stuffed mushrooms, eggplant rollatini were all excellent appetizer choices. We had pasta special, chicken parmigiana and filet as main entrees. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Would definitely come back.

Thank ColleenCL
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Matthew's restaurant is located in Clifton NJ. It is a very small intimate place. Probably about a dozen or so tables. Reservations are suggested. The owner is passionate about his restaurant and visits his diners tables to check their satisfaction. Food is very good and...More

Thank Poconop
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Anon8815
Is there a bar you can sit and order at?
14 April 2017|
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Response from JazzinInJersey | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Only seats about 10 though.
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Karenjoealex
Good for group of 23 ish for rehearsal dinner? Bar. Or. Byo?
9 May 2016|
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Response from Betsy D | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not good for that big a party. Its way too small. Try momma vittorias in Nutley. Excellent food and BYOB.
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dgrant11
le to accommodate a party of 10 next Wednesday May 11th - we should arrive before 6 pm - thank you.
3 May 2016|
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Response from Arlene K | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call to make a reservation. With a group that size, it's always a good idea to give the restaurant a head's up so they can be ready for you and your service will be better.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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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