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Rigoletto Trattoria

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418 Route 35 N., Middletown, NJ 07701
+1 732-842-2277
16:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I attended a family birthday party at this restaurant on Saturday, September 17, 2016, and had a less than favorable experience. Due to my allergy to gluten, I spoke to the host of the party to confirm whether or not the restaurant offers gluten-free options and when she called the restaurant to check, was told that it was something they... More 

1 Thank Christine L
Middletown, New Jersey
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Second time there. First time was a private function. The food impressed us so much, we had to go back. Glad we did!

Thank Mike S
Middletown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Been here twice before based on proximity. Figured we would try it for a holiday meal and made a 7pm reservation. When we were finally seated at 7:20, waiter retorted, "It's mothers day everyone is hungry" when asked if we could have some menus. Who says that!?!?!? How about "Sure, I'll be right back with them." Anyway, it lead to... More 

1 Thank Corey S
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112 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We have been going for years to Rigolettos and have enjoyed the experience always. The chicken scarlino is out of this world. The pork cippolina is my daughters favorite. My only criticism would be that they could use a few more waiters. The food is fantastic. Also BYOB is something that is also great. I would recommend going.

Thank Eforce1962
New Jersey
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We were 3 couples all there for the 1st time on a recommendation. BYOB. The waitress was very nice and knew her stuff. We began with the Fried Calamari family style. It was tender and done just right. We ordered entrees such as Lobster Ravioli, Salmon Nicoletta, Chicken Romano, Monk Fish (out of Sea Bass) & Osso Bucco. Everything was... More 

Thank Mike_Drummer
Secaucus, New Jersey
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Could not eat the fish I ordered. I usually add a small amount of salt but this was excessive. I will try this restaurant one more time as it is convenient for me.

1 Thank Valjoy42
Holmdel, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

The atmosphere & staff are good but the food is excellent. The calamari is a must start appetizer. You're better off going here with a small group so you can try as many entrees as possible.

1 Thank 771payitfwd
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent pasta dishes and a new wine selection (in addition to BYOB) Great service and unique atmosphere This is why we love NJ - you can get more Italian than Jersey this side of the Atlantic !

1 Thank CountryVet
Hazlet, NJ
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We have been dining here for many years and we consistently have great meals. The menu has something for everyone including kids! It's a BYOB which we prefer and the wait staff is friendly and attend to all your needs. The lunch menu is affordable and delicious.

1 Thank CSellitti822
Middletown, New Jersey
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Gave it try even though most said owners and Maria were rude. Can tell they have an edge to them, and the conversation can go either way, good or bad. Maria was our server (can't tell if she's the owner ) and she was a little edgy in her tone, but was nice to the kids and my wife. Food... More 

3 Thank Walter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Route 35 N., Middletown, NJ 07701
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 732-842-2277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?