L'Antica Trattoria, Marlboro, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

L'Antica Trattoria, Marlboro, NJ
L'Antica Trattoria
Willow Pointe Shopping Center
184 Us Highway 9
Marlboro, NJ
(732) 617-1700

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Italian

Price:  Expensive

Food Quality:  2 1/2 Stars

Service:  2 Stars

Decor: 3 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

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

Food is well prepared using fresh ingredients

Attractive, rustic decor

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Moderate - High (Especially when seated next to a table of six or more)

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy a BYOB with well prepared Italian food without heavy sauces

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer a red sauce Italian restaurant serving huge portions

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Scaloppine Di Vitello (veal Scaloppine) served in a white wine sauce with lemon and capers; The Fettucine alla Bolognese with their house made meat sauce; and The Bronzino Mediterranean Sea Bass cooked intact with head, tail and bones, and served de-boned.

Liquor:  BYOB

Restaurant Review

Formerly Brioso Trattoria, L'Antica Trattoria is one of two of the Dimaggio  family restaurants in Marlboro owned and operated by the Dimaggio brother's; Raffaele , Pietro, and Calogero.

The other of the two restaurants, Brioso Ristorante, is located five minutes south on Route 9.

L'Antica Trattoria, of the two  Dimaggio  family restaurants,  is a BYOB and serves a more creative and higher quality menu.

The interior consists of three dining areas, attractively done up in a rustic, yet elegant decor, Walls are earth tone stucco with stone trimmings, and dark earth tone tiled floors. Tables are set with linens and candles.

Starting with their bread which is high end quality baked in Brooklyn, then continues on to the entrees which are well prepared with fresh ingredients, light on sauces, and attractively presented.

The dining experience also ends on a positive note with a complimentary serving of a small dish of biscotti.

The kitchen and the excellent food they prepare is the bright spot and the reason to come to L'Antica Trattoria.

While the Kitchen very efficient and in prompt filling of orders, when the restaurant is full the service tends to slow down.

L'Antica Trattoria is child friendly.

L'Antica Trattoria is open six days/week: Tuesday- Thursday for Lunch 12 PM - 3 PM; Dinner 4 PM - 10PM
Friday & Saturday for Lunch 12 PM - 3 PM, Dinner 4 PM - 11 PM
and Sunday 1 PM - 10 PM.

(update October, 2016)

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