Clarizio's Italian Ristorante, Freehold, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Clarizio's Italian Ristorante, Freehold, NJ
Clarizio's Italian Ristorante
3475 US Highway 9 N
Freehold, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Italian

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality:  2 Stars

Service:  2 Stars

Decor:  2 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

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

Value: Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a BYOB restaurant with well prepared tradional Italian food in a small, Cozy setting

Not Recommended For:  For diners who prefer eclectic, contemporary influences of Italian dishes

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Shrimp Fra Diavolo, The Lasagna, and The veal Francese

Liquor:  BYOB

Restaurant Review

Clarizio's Italian Ristorante opened in late 2017, and has quickly become popular with diners who enjoy well prepared traditional Italian in a cozy romantic setting.

Owned and operated by Daniel Clarizio, the location is in the former Fredo's restaurant, in a small strip mall. As you drive by, look closely as you might miss the very small sign above the entrance.

The dining area now occupies about half the size of the former restaurant with seatng for approximatley 50 spread over 15 tables. After entering the restaurant, there is a divider between the entrance area and the tables, where you will be greeted by the owner. There is no hostess.

The interior is done up with soft earth tone walls, with dark wood trimming and wood floors. Tables are set with white linen over cocoa brown table covering and cocoa brown napkins. The lighting is soft with backround music playing old traditional Italian favorites including the not to be overlooked Frank Sinatra.

The menu is traditional Italian with approximately 20 entrees complemented by several specials of the day.Chicken and Veal entrees in a complimentary salad using fresh high grade greens --- no dinjer quality iceburg lettuce here.

The meal gets off to a good start with the server presenting excellent warm, crusted Italian bread.

Service is friendly and attentive with wait staff dressed in all black shirts and pants.

Clarizio's Italian Ristorante has on-site parking.

Clarizio's Italian Ristorante is open six days/week, Monday through Saturday from 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm,    closed on Sundays.

(updated August, 2018

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