Trattoria Bel Paese
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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104 Union Ave N Cranford, NJ 07016, United States
104 Union Avenue NorthUSNew JerseyCranford07016
$$Italian Restaurant, European RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 2:00 – 10:00 pm
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Classic Italian outfit morphing from daytime deli into a sit-down spot for Sicilian meals at night.- Google
"And the bread and yummy garlic oil they give you to dip in was amazing too!"
"This place is about 1 thing only, AUTHENTIC Southern Italian Food!"
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Chavonne Harvey
a year ago
This was an interesting experience. When you are dining here the lighting is very dark inside, super dark don't know why there were quite a few people dinning. The food tastes awesome!! I had lasagna it was beyond delicious!! and the bread and yummy garlic oil they give you to dip in was amazing too!! The food is great!! But the portions are tiny and expensive. For 16 bucks I got the smallest slice of lasagna. It was so small that if you got that at home from someone you'd look at them like they were crazy. It was very small and slim. Like a tease. This is the kind of place you go not to eat really but to look like you are not too into eating but you wanna go somewhere fancy. If you are actually hungry and have a normal appetite, this wont work. And certainly don't take a man here jeez. If you want serious portion control then ok. I ordered some homemade vanilla ice cream, it was the tiniest portion imaginable for 7 bucks! I wanted to send it back. I mean it is insane how little food you are given for so much money and the place is small inside with mainly booths and hardly any lighting so it aint fancy at all. So I don't get it. But the food is so amazing it's unfortunate it's not worth my time or money due to the child like portion sizes for insane prices.
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Dan Black
2 years ago
they used to have decent food for a reasonable price although you had to deal with the obnoxious owner (who could be fine one day and a lunatic the next) and sub par decor. i think they recently changed ownership, but the food has gotten worse. we ordered their takeout specials for dinner and they were not good. you would have better luck at lunch time with their sandwiches and deli counter.
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Jeremy West
2 years ago
I had the Tilapia Francaise and it was great! Would recommend to anyone. The service was speedy and very friendly staff.
A Google User
3 years ago
The food in the evening at Bel Paese is outstanding! Easily the best and most authentic Italian food in the metro area. the Sicilian specialties are off the charts good. My standards are high as someone who dines in Italy and Manhattan regularly.
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Kyle Zuhl
a year ago
Great food and Enzo always makes you feel like family. If you want a stuck up suit and tie dinner, go somewhere else. This place is about 1 thing only, AUTHENTIC Southern Italian Food! Best in NJ!
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fili zayas
2 years ago
in june pass went to restauran little food they service more expencive and the taste is terrible now that's what happens.
A Google User
2 years ago
This place has the most AMAZING FOOD!!! I've been looking for an Italian restaurant to just blow me away and this is the place. I've been there twice and have tasted 4 dished and one soup. Their "basic" chicken parm if perfect. Tender, juicy, brilliantly fired breast with the most delicious tangy yet sweet tomato sauce. Mmmmm. Their Linguini with white clam sauce is briny, garlicky and super duper full of real tender clams. All of their past is actually cooked right - perfectly al dente. Perfectly! I can go on about the food which is truly outrageous, however the really cool thing about this place is the $10 lunch and $10 Dinner (take out only for dinner). These special comes with so much food: all entrees come with veggie, yummy roasted potatoes AND pasta, plus soup or salad. The decor of the place can use a redo, but it doesn't matter to me if they continue to cook this good.
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A Google User
2 years ago
Liberal BYOB. A round top had a bottle of Black Lable.