D'oro, Chatham, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

D'oro Restaurant, Chatham, NJ
Doro (D'oro) Restaurant
219 Main St.
(973) 701-6990

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Italian

Price: Moderate

Value: Good

Food Quality: 2.5 Stars

Service: 2.5 Stars

Decor: 2 Stars

Overall Rating: 2.5 Stars

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

Service is Old school charming

Noise Level: Moderate - High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who enjoy a BYOB serving Northern Italian food with "Old World" service.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy a modern, trendy setting with alcohol.

Recommended dishes:  When available, Spaghetti con Granchio  with lump crab meat, yellow and red grape tomatoes; The Dentice Livornese,  with Red snapper, onions, tomato, capers and olives: and The Lombata di Maiale Giambotta,  center cut Berkshire pork chop with peppers, pearl onions, mushrooms, cherry vinegar peppers and potatoes, and balsamic vinegar reduction

Liquor:  BYOB

Restaurant Review

D'oro Restaurant popular with diners who come to enjoy a BYOB serving Northern Italian food with "Old World" service. Dining patrons tend to be aged 50+.

The restaurant os owned and operated by Sam Bruncaj. Prior to opening D'oro, Sam Bruncaj was maitre d' at Benito's in Union and general manager at Tosca in Kenilworth.

The dining area is spread out in a large rectangular room with a two-table alcove near the entrance. While not quite elegant, the atmosphere is enhanced by soft lighting, warm yellow walls adorned with scenes of Italy, wooden chairs, tile floors, and comfortably separated tables with white tablecloths.

The old world service is what distinguishes D'oro restaurant from other mediocre fine dining Italian restaurants. It begins when you enter and are most likely greeted by Sam Bruncaj, and continues on from the opening of your BYOB wine and throughout your dining event as he and his staff oversee the dining area to ensure patrons are receiving a rewarding dining experience.

The menu offers a large variety of Northern Italian dishes that are well prepared and priced for good value.

In addition to some of the recommended dishes above, most of the desserts at D'Oro are made on the premises. The recommended choices are: The Tiramisu; and The Flour less chocolate cake.

If you need a bottle of wine, there is a liquor store with a decent wine selection about 150 feet from the restaurant's back door. Municipal Parking is behind the building one block away.

D'oro is open seven days/week.

Not recommended for children.

Updated: November, 2016

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