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265 S New Prospect Rd, Jackson, NJ 08527-1762
+1 732-987-6200
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Howell, New Jersey
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96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

It was just average and that is probably why they closed. I called and told the owner the two meals I had there were average at best and he replied that they had the same cook as the old restaurant that they replaced. Thats baloney, the old place closed and nobody knows why but it was the best Italian restaurant... More 

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Aruba
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Tried to meet a friend here for dinner last night and Bella Gente was no where to be found on this road. We ended up at Brooklyn Pizza.

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Thank MJSweets
jackson
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

I went there last night the original owner is back which is amazing the food was incredible there was about 8 of us 4 adults and kids. it wasn't dead in there couple tables. but over all it was great experience I am definitely going back. only thing I didn't like was our waitress believe her name was Melissa or... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Had been wanting to try this for a while after getting a pizza once and chatting with the personable owner while waiting. Called for late Saturday reservation and was told to come on in! Seated immediately by a friendly waitress. Atmosphere was pleasant and nice crowd indicated good things to come. Waitress opened our wine and brought basket of crusty... More 

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Thank mamarose2
Jackson, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

I have mixed feelings about Bella Gente because my husband and I have been regulars there for the past 6 months and have had some great--and some not so great--meals there. It's a pizzeria, but also has a nice little dining room and dinner menu. From what I understand, it's changed owners a couple times recently, and we keep noticing... More 

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Hillsborough,NJ
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

Our son treated to dinner at this restaurant to thank us for baby sitting. I had white clam sauce and linguine. Since I was not all that hungry, I decided to share it with my 4 year old grandaughter. A pleasant surprise when the clam dish was already split into to serving dishes.(less whining,you know) There were plenty of clams... More 

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Thank Hillsborough_NJLaLa
Woodbridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

I stopped in last night for the first time the employees were very friendly. the place had a very cozy and welcoming feel. the food was out of this world it tasted like something you would get at a five star restaurant. Everything tasted that it was fresh and you can tell that it is made to order and not... More 

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1 Thank Rich F
Jackson, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

Place was empty on a saturday night. Took forever to get food. Ordered Shrimp Parm, house salad (comes w entree), and a crab melt for an appetizer. Shrimp Parm came out 90 minutes after about 30 minutes spacing between ordering, appetizer, salad, then dinner. Sauce tasted like complete salt water, the shrimp werent even breaded and looked boiled which is... More 

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1 Thank city1347
Jackson, New Jersey
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2011

Bella Gente recently opened on S. New Prospect Road in Jackson about 6 months ago. It occupies the former location of Bella Napoli but with a complexly different owner, menu, dacor and staff. Since its opening we have become regular customers and greatly enjoy the food and friendly service provided by the owner Vinnie and his staff; many of whom... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 S New Prospect Rd, Jackson, NJ 08527-1762
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 732-987-6200

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