Price: Moderate - Expensive
Food Quality: 2 Stars
Service: 2 Stars
Decor: 1 1/2 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Flexible in accommodating diner requests for an item not on the menu.
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who enjoy good traditional Italian food served in large portions
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer eclectic food preparations served in a trendy, chic ambiance
Recommended dishes: When available, The Pesce, Daily Fish Special; The Farfalle All 'Ammiano Bowties, shrimp, scallops, seafood in a secret family sauce; and The Bistecca "Fiorentina" Con L'osso - Aged Angus Porterhouse brushed with Tuscan olive oir with garlic and rosemary
Liquor: BYOB, if you forget your wine, there is a liquor store across the street.
The Solo Trattoria is a popular, long time Freehold favorite restaurant, at the high end of the many of mediocre Freehold Italian restaurants that are enjoyed by locals who come for old world style, traditional Italian dining.
Owned and operated by Piergiorgio Ceciarelli who is apt to be at the entrance offering a friendly welcome greeting as you enter.
The decor has soft earth tones and soft lighting with three dining areas, with the middle dining area being a long narrow shaped room. When making reservations, for quieter conversation, ask for the back room.
Solo Trattoria serves good traditional Italian food . While they attempt to use fresh, farm to table quality ingredients when practical, many of the dishes are prepared with heavy sauces to enhance the taste.
However, they are very flexible in going out of their way to accommodate diners with a request for an item not on the menu.
Taken as a whole, they have risen a notch above the pack of mediocre Freehold BYOB Italian restaurants.
At the start of your meal, soft bread rolls,several of which resemble small cuts of Sicilian pizza, are accompanied with roasted garlic in oil is tasty.
Solo Trattoria has a good selection of Italian entrees with excellent price value for under $25.00. This is especially true for lunch, and offers good price/valued. Pastas are homemade.
Their lunch sandwiches are excellent with generous portions served on a choice of Tuscan Bread, Pita or Hoagie Roll, with a Small Salad and Rosemary Parmesan Potatoes
The desserts are basic Italian, similar to what you can purchase at the local pastry shop.
Service is friendly and attentive.
Solo Trattoria is open seven days/week.
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm, Friday: 11am - 11pm, Saturday: 12pm - 11pm, & Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
(updated December, 2016)
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