Italian Restaurants in Madison

Up to 51% Off Italian Cuisine at Trattoria Bel Paese

Cranford

$40 $20

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Classic Italian dishes such as veal piccata, fried calamari, and salmon with smoked mozzarella

Up to 53% Off Italian Dinner at Bella Gente

Verona

$58.85 $29

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Hot and cold starters such as clams and calamari precede classic pastas and meat dishes such as prosciutto-stuffed chicken

Up to 45% Off Italian Dinner at Sofia’s Ristorante

North Caldwell

$40 $22

BYOB eatery with shrimp risotto, veal specialties, and golden calamari, plus linguine prepared tableside in a wheel of cheese

Half Off Italian Food at L&D's Sapore Ravioli & Cheese

Middlesex

$30 $15

Nearly 100 kinds of pasta, including homemade lobster with champagne-dough ravioli; 15 freshly made sauces; and a breaded-veal sandwich

Up to 54% Off Southern Italian Cuisine at Amore Cucina

Wayne

$50 $25

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Southern Italian specialties such as eggplant sandwiches and rigatoni napolitana; three-course lunch, or two-course dinner with wine

45% Off Italian Food at Castalia 997 Restaurant & Lounge

Woodland Park

$40 $21.99

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Chefs curb evening appetites with platefuls of pasta, steak & homemade dessert, served inside dimly lit dining area with live entertainment

Up to 45% Off Italian Dinner at Al Cavaliere Ristorante

Middle Village

$67.85 $39

Inspired by the dishes that have fed Italian villages for generations, restaurant creates pastas, pizzas, and more amid warm Tuscan decor

Up to 53% Off Pizza and Sandwiches at Foschini's

Lyndhurst

$24.90 $12

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Brick-oven pizzas, wraps, paninis, focaccia, and family-sized salads

Half Off at Buon Appetito Restaurant

Bayonne

$50 $25

Chefs stock their menu with elegant Italian staples, including housemade ravioli with portobello-garlic cream sauce and veal parmesan

Half Off Pizza at Goodfella's Bayonne

Bayonne

$30 $15

Italian restaurant specializing in brick-oven pizza made with signature semolina dough, fresh mozzarella, and homemade sauces

Up to Half Off Pizza Meal at Famous Gyro & Pizza

Jersey City

$28.23 $15

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One-topping pizzas act as bedrocks to a meal accompanied by wings and garlic knot appetizers

Up to 58% Off at J. Michael's Northern Cucina

Fredon

$18.95 $9

Specialty pizzas feature creative toppings such as beet leaves, pork chop and apples, and mozzarella sticks

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Bensi

Whitehouse Station

$30 $16

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Each day the chefs roll pizzas by hand, blend handmade soups, and whip up housemade sauces to pour over made-to-order Italian cuisine

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At L'Allegria, founders Saverio and Giovanni Allocca seek to transport diners to an al fresco Mediterranean courtyard with their authentic cuisine and decor that evokes a breezy villa. The menu brims with classic italian pastas and succulent veal dishes, made with hormone-free meats. Extensive wine lists complement entrees with dozens of varietals from Italy and California.

Patrons sit upon floral-patterned chairs in the high-ceilinged dining room, amid beige walls and exposed brick. At times, a pianist's melodies reverberate throughout the eatery, relaxing diners and reminding the walls' paintings of a simpler time when they were young, impressionable canvases.

11 Prospect St
Madison,
NJ
US

The dough wizards at Papa John's Pizza hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.

6 Main St
Madison,
NJ
US

Beyond Tomato Pie of Morristown's French door façade, chefs mix fresh ingredients into a menu of signature pizzas and homemade Italian favorites. For starters, diced chicken and mozzarella cheese sing a duet in lightly fried balls of arborio rice served with marinara, or a chorus of Italian cheeses, meats, peppers, and beans rattle the antipasti platter with trilling operatic arias. To complement the Grandma pie's spread of gooey cheese and tomatoes over a crisp, rectangular crust, the circular tomato pie hosts hearty tomatoes and a selection of toppings ($2 each) such as artichokes, bacon, and sweet peppers. For dessert, rich slices of Nutella pie recall the sweet flavors of Italy's chocolate mountain ranges, and a sextet of zeppoles tops balls of deep-fried dough with spackles of fine powdered sugar.

20 South St
Morristown,
NJ
US

The Brick Oven of Morristown's dough-spinning doyens handcraft a menu full of crusted creations and authentic Italian eats. Commence chew-infused chats with a bowl of the pasta e fagioli soup ($6.95) before choosing one of the popular brick-oven-baked pizzas, such as the alla mare di mare ($16.95), which combines clams, calamari, and shrimp beneath a canopy of mozzarella and ricotta cheese, or the four-cheese alla jessabella, served on a sauceless crust ($10.95). Diners can also build their own customizable pie (prices vary depending upon ingredients) for a culinary construction more appetizing than a Quaker-made oatmeal cathedral. Or skip sliced fare altogether and tongue-dive into a hearty main course, such as a primo pasta ($11.95+) or the pollo della casa—boneless chicken encrusted with parmesan cheese and sautéed in white-wine sauce ($17.95). To complement meals, guests can bring their own bottle of wine or host a séance to summon the spirit of a vintage chardonnay.

90 South St
Morristown,
NJ
US

Every week, the chefs at Primavera Pizza Bistro offer a different specialty pizza, tossing pies with imaginative combinations of gourmet toppings and flavorful sauces. But their day-to-day selection of pies is equally as inspired—a colorful array of crispy-crust creations such as the Spinach Supreme, the chicken-parmesan pizza, and the Mediterranean Classic, speckled with artichoke hearts and salami. Beyond pizzas, the skilled chefs whip up a variety of authentic Italian dishes, including creamy alfredo bowtie pasta, crunchy homemade meatball subs, and zesty lemon-pepper salmon.

401 Speedwell Ave
Morris Plains,
NJ
US

More than a dozen sauces simmer in the kitchen at Galileo’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, ready to top unsuspecting pasta with rich flavors. In addition to classic francese, marsala, and milanese preparations of chicken, veal, and seafood, the restaurant also prepares various heroes, wraps, and paninis. There's gourmet pizza, too, such as Galileo’s Special, whose pepperoni, sausage, peppers, and mushrooms aren’t yet convinced that the Earth is round. A wrought-iron lamp hangs over the dining room, where black-upholstered booths are flanked by walls painted a rich chocolate brown or inlaid with stones.

1288 Springfield Avenue
New Providence,
NJ
US