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168 Passaic Ave, Fairfield, NJ 07004-3503 (Directly across from the Essex County Airport)
+1 973-808-1414
11:30 - 00:00
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Verona, New Jersey
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This place has s new name and revamped menu Service was pretty sketchy servers on the night we were there seemed new and untrained. Very slow service , food was just ok With some fine tuning this could be a cool place There is a large bar and the service at the bar appeared to be quicker then at the... More 

Thank posterman1
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We celebrated family event. The service was terrible. The waiters were too slow. It was not a busy night at the restaurant, however we had to ask them several times to bring juice for our kid. They made several mistakes and did not even apologies. They did not serve cake to all of our guests. They also forgot to bring... More 

Thank Stanislav F
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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200 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Service is five star and the food is very good. We ordered the fried calamari and it was too chewy and they promptly replaced it with the Prince Edward Mussels. They were excellent and our Entree were very good.

Thank Harry S
Paterson, New Jersey
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Went with a Groupon deal with husband for a 5:30pm early dinner. We are the only customer in the dining room. There are many tables but we were seated in a small table closed to the kitchen. The food was disappointing: The bread was very hard and hard to chew (over baked) Appetizers: we had the mussels with clams to... More 

Thank 52Boulder
Garfield, New Jersey
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Went for the entertainment, Michael D'Amore and had a wonderful dinner as well. My guest started with a seasonal salad of Lump crab meat and watermelon with a balsamic dressing. My appetizer was a spicy Shrimp Cielo. Our entrees were "Chicken Scarpiello" (Boneless chunks of chicken breast sauteed with sweet vinegar peppers, onions, sausage and potatoes) and "Veal Parmigiano with... More 

Thank Albert F Z
Blairstown, New Jersey
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161 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Found out about Cielo's via Groupon and very glad we did. Take what you expect to find in an Italian centered Ristorante, but then add some very creative nuances to take the food from the regular versions of the dish to a new and much appreciated varietal. Couple this with a very well priced wine list and very pleasant but... More 

2 Thank DocRKS
new jersey
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

My wife and I ate there on a Friday night. My entrée had enough cut chili peppers to supply Mexico for a week. I like hot food (Thai, Indian, etc) but it was inedible. Advised our waiter Carlos that I did not care for it and he insisted decided I didn't have an area such as I pay for it... More 

Thank rich47buzz
West Orange
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129 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Stopped in for a drink and found a full bar. Extensive bar menu, and people were having appetizers and pizza at the bar. The shrimp app was very good. A staff of two kept up nicely with the demand for service at the bar. The crowd was very much into karaoke performance, and many were very good singers. All in... More 

Thank GreaterJersey
New Jersey
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136 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Picked this place for a birthday dinner. We had a 6:30 pm dinner reservation on a Saturday night. The waiter had ants in his pants. He quickly gave us menus quickly took our order and before we could enjoy the bread our salads and appetizers were on the table. I wanted to dip bread in the meatball marinara--I bent down... More 

2 Thank njtravelgirl03
New Jersey
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

My husband and I went to Cielo for dinner. From the time we walked in until we walked out, there was not one aspect of our experience that was good. The server must have been new, she didn't know anything. We ordered a bottle of wine, she poured me a full glass of wine, I looked at the glass and... More 

1 Thank Gigi1125

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Passaic Ave, Fairfield, NJ 07004-3503
    (Directly across from the Essex County Airport)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 973-808-1414

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