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Matthew's Italian Restaurant

1131 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012-2305
+1 973-928-4300
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1131 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012-2305
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Reviewed yesterday

You are treated like royalty here and fed like it too. I cn whole heartedly reccommend the calamari, the arugala salad was one of the most simple yet best salads I've ever had, fresh lemon juice and lightly dressed honors the arugala and it was...More

Thank Rich D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great local restaurant. Great to visit with family and friends. Excellent service and alway accommodating. Very busy but you still don't wait long for a table. Small bar area to enjoy while waiting. All your favorite dishes prepared like home made.

Thank pete d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matthew's is one of those places that always out does it's self. The food is outstanding, always so fresh and beautifully prepared. The owner "Matthew" is always on site and takes great pride in his restaurant and it shows. It is a small quaint restaurant,...More

Thank D G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there several times, food is good, it is a small restaurant and can get very noisy...but the service is good...enjoyed it very much

Thank redhead315
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the area and were looking for Italian restaurant. We were surprised to see the clean and nicely decorated place. In the midweek place was full. The place is small, and this is it's charm. Kind and helpful service. And of course,...More

Thank 551,951
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Matthew's is a must have if your in the Clifton area, and an easy get to from New York City. They have a large menu with many different Italian favorites and it is super fresh. The staff is also incredible and makes the experience even...More

Thank Johnjohnjakes
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Owner from family of restaurateurs, so food excellent, but space is small. Well known locally so it s a good idea to call ahead to see if space available. Recommended.

Thank jfdunphy1
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent delicious food great ambiance. Service excellent and great drinks and wine list! Although Michael's is not a large restaurant the ambiance is perfect.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Friday lunch...50 seats plus 7or 8 at bar. Nice crowd and friendly staff eager to please. Neighborhood setting adds to charm. White table clothes, great menu selections. Spouse chicken panini was excellent and only able to eat half. I had chicken Francese which of wonderful...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went there for the first time two weeks ago and can't wait to go back. The chicken scamp was perfect! i love the fact they cut the chicken up and served it over the pasta. It was nice and light and I enjoyed the leftovers...More

Thank tlotempi
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13 April 2017|
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Response from JazzinInJersey | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Only seats about 10 though.
8 May 2016|
Response from Betsy D | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not good for that big a party. Its way too small. Try momma vittorias in Nutley. Excellent food and BYOB.
2 May 2016|
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Response from Arlene K | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely call to make a reservation. With a group that size, it's always a good idea to give the restaurant a head's up so they can be ready for you and your service will be better.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-928-4300
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