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

Clarizio's Ristorante: Highlights

Fare: Italian

Price: Moderate

Food Quality: On a par with Freehold area traditional Italian red sauce restaurants

Service: Welcoming, attentive, with a good knowledge of the menu.

Ambiance/Decor: Cozy, with soft lighting.

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

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

Noise Level: Moderate - Loud

Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who enjoy a BYOB restaurant with well-prepared traditional Italian food in a small, cozy setting

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer high-end eclectic, contemporary influences of Italian dishes

Recommended dishes: When available, The Shrimp Fra Diavolo, The Stuffed Pork Chop, and The Lasagna.

Liquor:  BYOB

Restaurant Review

Clarizio's Italian Ristorante opened in 2017, has become popular with diners who enjoy well prepared, competitively priced, traditional Italian food 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 small sign above the entrance.

The interior is done up with soft earth tone walls, with dark wood trimming and wood floors. Tables are set with white linens. The lighting is soft with background music playing old traditional Italian favorites including the not to be overlooked Frank Sinatra. The patrons tend to be mostly 55+.

The menu is traditional Italian with approximately 20 entrees complemented by several specials of the day. All entrees include a complimentary salad using fresh high-grade greens. The food quality is on a par with other traditional neighboring Italian red sauce restaurants, and competitively priced at or less than other comparable restaurants.

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

Service is friendly, attentive with a good knowledge of the menu; wait staff dressed in all black shirts and pants.

Clarizio's can also accommodate group and large private parties from 14 - 65 guests in a private dining room.

Clarizio's Italian Ristorante has on-site parking.

Reservations are highly recommended. There is a $25 per person reservation nonrefundable fee for cancellation within 24 hours.

Clarizio's Italian Ristorante is open for dinner six days/week, Tuesday through Sunday, closed on Mondays.

(Updated November 2022

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