Birravino, Red Bank NJ:
A Restaurant Review

183 Riverside Ave
Red Bank, NJ
732) 842-5990

Restaurant Highlights

Food Quality:  3 Stars

Service:  2 1/2 Stars

Decor: 3 Stars

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Well prepared food at a reasonable price

Ambiance ----- trendy, industrial chic

Poor acoustics, when restaurant fills up it gets very loud

Tables spaced close together., not a place for quiet conversation.

Fare:  Italian

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Value:  Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate - Very High

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For: Diners with a group of friends or relatives who enjoy good Italian food and beer/wine in a trendy industrial - chic setting

Not Recommended For: Diners who enjoy traditional Italian food in a quieter setting.

Recommended dishes:  When available, Salsiccia Grigliata ( grilled Italian sweet and hot sausage): The Strozzopretti Bolognese (beef, veal, pork, Italian tomato, fennel, Mascarpone) and The oven fired pizzas.

Liquor:  Good selection of home brewed, U.S & European craft beers and Italian wines

Restaurant Review

Birravino is a popular Italian Trattoria with a trendy industrial - chic atmosphere that features very good Italian food, good selection of wines and beer.

The restaurant is owned and operated by Vic Rallo who also serves as the host of the TV show Eat! Drink! Italy!

Vic Rallo is a frequent visitor to Italy with close relationships with the food, restaurant & wine industry in Italy to import quality ingredients and to maintain that authentic Italian dining experience. Vic Rallo is also the co-owner of Undici restaurant in Rumson.

The restaurant features both beer and wines --- hence, Birravino means Beer & Wine in Italian.

They serve their own brewed beer and crafts from around Italy and the United States. The wine list contains over 85 wines by the bottle from Italy & Europe, and over 15 wines by the glass.

Thy feature beers that are brewed in house and are of good quality and stands up well against the popular U. S. based craft brewers.

Great place to go with a large group of people or a small group of friends

They feature a selection of well prepared old-world-style pasta, seafood, and meats along with pizza, panini, salumi and antipasti.

The interior has an industrial chic style feel with open ceilings supported by wooden beams, exposed brick walls, and a vibrant bar scene with large display TV's.

The tables are spaced very close together, not ideal for conversation. There are also communal tables that can be shared with others.

If you value good conversation, ask for a table near the corner and away from the communal tables and the bar.

They have a small private room in the wine cellar that can be enjoyed by a small group.

(updated: October, 2016)

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