L'Allegria

4.5
664 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
L’allegria, conceived by brothers Saverio and Giovanni Allocca in 1984, experienced a meteoric rise to stardom. It has maintained its lofty status due to the Allocca’s dedication to optimum quality. The fashionable ristorante, with the casual feel of al fresco dining in a Mediterranean courtyard, features proficient, unpretentious European-style service, an award-winning wine cellar and a New York City trained kitchen staff. The delicate blend of exquisite renditions of authentic cuisine and wines from Italy’s diverse regions, coupled with L’allegria’s charming ambiance, create the quintessential Italian dining experience. As a result, L’allegria consistently wins the acclaim of restaurant critics and the applause of diners.
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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RobertB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday meal with my wife. Excellent food. Service attentive

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vipLindaA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Our go to place for Bolognese.

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BarbaraS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with interesting daily specials. Always a marvelous meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We loved it highly recommend. Everything was delicious and the people were so nice

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vipScottN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best business lunch spot in the area. Food , service and decor are tops.

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was very good. Very expensive.
Very poor service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic night out food was great and the ambiance was quiet but also interaction with the staff was sufficient to keep some energy in the room. Will definitely return and recommend

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vipdmsesq
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

L'Allegria is a wonderful restaurant. It is relaxing, the owners are welcoming, and the food is exceptional. My college graduation dinner was at L'Allegria. I am 54, and I still look forward to dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice meal. Great waiter. One of my regular haunts

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vipBruce
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food with perfect service. The restaurant offers a relax quiet setting for dinner.

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vipVincentM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Have been going here for years and was disappointed by the service this time. Felt neglected. But food was good as always.

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livingwell
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff accommodated our request for a quiet table. Extensive menu. Attentive and helpful service. Food was delicious. Definitely a place to visit again when traveling in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! The food was excellently prepared and beautifully presented. My husband had the veal which he found to be tender and flavorful and far superior to what he normally finds in upscale restaurants. I had the branzini and home-made pasta which were fabulous! The house wine selections were reasonably priced and complemented our entrees. Will definitely revisit the restaurant when we are next in NJ!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my mom here for her birthday and she loved it. Very cute and quiet place. Everything was a great. Definitely going back.

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vipjosephe
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent! we were 7 adults, 2 toddlers and 2 infants and everyone was served promptly. And the food!!! I asked for our group to be seated away from the other diners as not to disturb anyone else out for dinner and they gave us a great table that fit us all comfortably. The food was delish and authentic and I can't say enough about this place. go here to eat, you will love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good portion, great service.

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vipAthosA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most important thing for me and I was very impressed by it, it was that I asked via the Open Table for a special medical diet for the first time. In my surprise the manager came to me and ensured me that he would follow my wishes with the special diet and I should not worry. I appreciated that very much to the point that I booked another reservation for the weekend with my friends.
Thank yo!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Highly recommend. Owner highly involved with customer satisfaction.

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JackR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Service was too slow, but we could see that it was the result of inadequate help, a problem everywhere nowadays.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The made a reservation but had to wait for 20 minutes to get our table. When we got our table, it took another 5 minutes or so to get the menu. We didn’t get our food until an hour we arrived there. The restaurant decor is outdated. The food is good it’s overpriced for the things I mentioned.

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BRD529
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great with kids - no kids menu but easily accommodated our picky eaters by preparing spaghetti with meatballs, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food

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Foodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service. Would definitely recommend especially for a special occasion.

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vipdmsesq
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going to L'Allegria for years. The food and service are exceptional. We are treated like family. I celebrated my college graduation there and I am happy to say we just celebrated my 22 year old son's college graduation there. It's always festive and feels like a night out not just dinner. It's wonderful!!!

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vipDavidN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had never been. Looking forward to going back. Good and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!

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PaulNJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a group of ten for dinner to celebrate a graduation. The food and service were great. Most of us took home a portion of our meals because the portions were good but also because we filled up on appetizers and the delicious focaccia-type bread while waiting for the entrees. We ordered a few bottles of inexpensive but nice wine which added to the meal experience.
In my opinion the nice but dated interior and no byob (except on Mondays, I believe) may appeal to an older demographic but are a turnoff for younger customers, especially in NJ where byob is typical.
Overall a good place to have a special meal, but a little pricey for us to come back more regularly.

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vipKali
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Server was great!

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vipMatts
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are always on point. Great spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! The special appetizer figs stuffed with goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto was out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and service was awesome they were very friendly and could tell they loved connecting with their customers. Ambiance was nice/clean and the pianist was great. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipAubz
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, warm friendly service. Great food and drink. We will be back.

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KC2021
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It reminds me of a run down wedding venue. the food was average and expense for the quality. Just OK.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was as nice as possible

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vipmsull9269
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is consistently awesome. The food, the cocktails, & the service are fantastic

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vipTipperg
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a early Val day dinner excellent food

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vipCarolT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I felt like I was in Italy when dining here. The waitress Magda was amazing. The Veal Chop was fantastic along with the Chilean Sea Bass. I would definitely go back again.

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Athanas
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our go-to Italian restaurant in NJ. Excellent food, owner-curated wine list and service. Owner's passion for pleasing patrons is a big factor in this establishment's long-term success.

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vipCarolyn
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It has been 10 years since we have eaten here and I have no idea why. It will join our regular stomping grounds. Everything was great!

FAQs

L'Allegria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 377-6808.

L'Allegria is rated 4.5 stars by 664 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.