La Couronne, Montclair, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

La Couronne, Montclair, NJ

La Couronne
23 Watchung Plaza
Montclair, NJ

La Couronne: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Traditional Northern Italian

Price: Moderate

Food Quality: Decent. Large menu, well prepared in huge portions, though lacking in creativity and inspiration.

Service: Friendly and attentive. Owner is hands on, friendly and welcoming.

Ambiance/Decor: Old World dated with unpretentious ambiance.

Overall Rating: 2 stars

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

Value:  Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Older diners who enjoy a BYOB restaurant with a traditional Italian menu in an old world setting.

Not Recommended For:  Younger diners who prefer a contemporary menu and being served a cocktail or craft beer in a trendy setting

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Linguine Marechiara, a Classic seafood pasta featuring chopped clams, rock shrimp, mussels & scallops in a light tomato white wine sauce; The Garganelli Bolognese,  a hand rolled Quill shaped pasta served in traditional Bolognese sauce; and The Veal Supremo,  Scallopini of veal with fresh crab meat, asparagus & shiitake mushrooms in a light cream sherry wine sauce.

Liquor:   BYOB

Restaurant Review

La Couronne is a low-key Italian restaurant serving traditional Italian dishes. The restaurant is popular with older, loyal diners who come to enjoy old world dining with a reasonably priced menu. 

Owned and operated by Chef Luis Dominguez who has taken over the restaurant from the original owner, Joseph Latona, Jr. who passed away in 2012, serves up a huge menu of classic Italian dishes.

The menu items are decently prepared  though lacking in creativity and inspiration. Homemade pasta is well prepared.

Deco is dated, with styling from several decades back.

The service is friendly and attentive. Owner is hands on, friendly and welcoming.

Located in Watchung Plaza offering ample free parking

(updated: July 2021)

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