Birravino, Red Bank NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Birravino Restaurant is a Popular Red Bank Dining Spot For Diners Who Enjoy Well Prepared  Italian Food In A Rustic, Vibrant Setting

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

Birravino Restaurant:  Highlights

Fare: Traditional Italian


Food Quality:
 Their home made pastas prepared with imported ingredients are well-executed.

Waitstaff is friendly and attentive

Dark rustic industrial chic with a festive atmosphere

Overall Rating:
2 1/2 Stars

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

Fare: Traditional Italian

Price:  Expensive

Noise Level:  Moderate - High

Dress:  Casual

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

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

Recommended dishes:  When available, 
The Black Squid Ink Spaghetti w/ squid, Italian tomato, Fresno pepper; The Black Angus Hanger Steak w/ roasted rosemary potatoes, pickled onion, salsa verde; and The oven-fired pizzas.

Liquor:  Good selection of home brewed, U.S & European craft beers and Italian wines. American Wines not available.

Birravino is a popular Italian Trattoria with an industrial-chic atmosphere that features good Italian food, and a good selection of Italian wines and locally brewed 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.. Vic Rallo is also the co-owner of Undici restaurant in Rumson.

They serve a well-executed traditional Italian menu. Many of the dishes are created with imported ingredients. Homemade pasta and pizza are excellent. The menu includes a selection of old-world-style pasta, seafood, and meats along with pizza, panini, salumi, and antipasti.

The menu items on occasion may be limited in offering main ingredients such as veal, shrimp, or lobster dishes.

They have well-executed, daily specials that complement the listed offerings.

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. American wines are not available.

The featured beers are brewed in-house are of good quality and stand 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.

The interior has a darkened industrial chic style feel with exposed brick walls, bare floors, brick walls, and metal-topped tables, and a vibrant bar scene with large display TVs.

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.

During the summer months, there is outdoor dining. A plus in the Red Bank area is its large, on-site parking lot.

Open seven days/week for lunch and dinner.

(updated: March 2024)

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