Popolari

4.3
44 reviews
$30 and under
Pizza Bar
"Popolari! A Retro/Chic Italian Pizza + Pasta Bar, Serving Neapolitan Pizza, Classic American Pizza and Homemade Pasta. Outdoor garden, indoor dining with a pasta bar and a large parking lot in the back. Dine In • Catering • Delivery • Takeout"

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 44 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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TriciaR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Authentic Italian restaurant- the food was absolutely delicious. You feel like you are eating in Italy and the owner made my parents 60th Anniversary very special -delicious desserts, music and sparklers!Will definitely go back.

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Customer
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

I also didn’t like the fact that when you ask for a check, the waitress stands on top of you with a credit card machine.

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Richard
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Food took way too long to be served. Was delicious, though.

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BrookeB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Calamari was over cooked or possibly freeze dried? Pizza was cold and chewy. “Carbonara” (using air quotes bc that is what they called it but that isn’t what was served) was mor like an Alfredo sauce. Was very soupy cream based sauce not at all what carbonara should be.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was great, the service was totally fine but the wait for the food was crazy. It took at least 1.5 hours to get our main course. They were totally slammed. They were very nice about the wait- and seemed frustrated themselves. I’d try again but they need to hire more cooks- they were working so hard and crazy cranky people everywhere who were hungry.

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vipLDMC0208
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

This place is adorable. Excellent pizza. A bit pricey and we had to Wait a while for our food. But they brought us garlic knots and that made us happy. I will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and the chef was super nice and came to our table. The ambiance was great and the prices don’t break the bank. Awesome spot- definitely going back !

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vipLorraineM
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hip spot with quality eats. Retro vibe with decor to match. Must haves include the rice balls, carbonara and popolari pizza! Definitely coming back to try other offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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vipSunshine
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great time at Popolari. Started with a salad - it was huge!! We shared the gnocchi pesto & the spicy rigatoni with breaded chicken - outstanding, not a bite left. The owner was great and stopped by our table s few times to see how everything was- great customer service. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The food was amazing, but the service was terrible. I would give it another try because I’m hoping it was a bad night

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with a friend to have a nice night out. We were seated outside on their back patio, which was so cute! Food was very good and portions were a good size. Service was on the slower side but the restaurant was very busy and our waiter (who was awesome) was responsible for a lot of tables. My friend and I didn’t mind waiting. Considering the lack of staffing and more people out dining again, they did a really great job and my friend and I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Date night with my wife; 1st in a long time. Service was over the top, even though they were understaffed. The food was very good. The ambiance is light and fun. We’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Service was pretty terrible. We arrived at 0745PM for our reservation and was seated promptly. We ordered and didn't get any food until 0915PM. Excuse from management was that they were "very busy." It was a shame because the food was excellent. Decor reminded me of those small cafes on the coast of Italy; well done! I probably wouldn't come back unless their time management was handled better; I'd definitely order takeout and wait for it at home or work.

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BloomfieldGirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Husband had to go to the counter to tell them we were ready to order after 20mins, no one bothered to come to the table, no water, wine glass etc.. It look 1hr and 30 mins to get our appetizers.. eggplant dip with only 3 little sluces of bread for a party of 3. i mean how are we supposed to eat that, dip our fingers?! i mean the basic customer service was nonexistent and the owner dont seem to care. Entree came 30mins after we finished our apps.. had to ask for water twice..had to ask for the check twice! Ddint enjoy the food coz we were so frustrated with the whole experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was fantastic. Had a great atmosphere and the staff was attentive and polite. The food was so delicious ! Can’t wait to go back to try more off the menu !

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RomeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there but certainly not the last. Followed the recommendations offered Cesar salad too die for; rice balls delicious and the pasta special mafaldine excellent.

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JenniferO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Popolari has good food and courteous service but really needs to work on getting the food to the guest sooner.
We ended up spending a couple of hours there.
We will be back, but we are hoping things will go a little more efficiently.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pastas are the star here. Good for

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AshleyD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful new restaurant, delicious meal and the service was friendly and very attentive. Will be back for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing attentive friendly and accommodating staff. Food was authentic and fresh! It was my husbands birthday and they put together a Nutella pizza with cannoli and Zeppoli’s. Absolutely fantastic!

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CodyC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food, great experience and friendly service !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff & food. Will definitely be coming back

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GreatLunches
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

To start, really nice place. We have a puppy and it was great to be able to bring her and sit outside. Food is awesome. Pizzas phenomenal. Veal melts in your mouth.

Negatives: from sit down to begging for check to took 2 hrs and 30 minutes. We asked for the check when entrees basically just arrived. The waiter was horrible. Water glasses always empty. 2.5 hrs and I expect to have my glass filled at least 3 times. We are sitting outside forever. Pretty sure he forgot to put our appetizer order even in with kitchen. Appetizer came 1 hr and 35 minutes into the evening. Please get a different line of work for the good of all future customers.

The manager was a nice guy and brought out free food to many tables as we were all waiting. Even took money off check.

I hope they make it, new restaurant needs to iron things out. Would love to try it again in 3-4 months. Food was great, just not worth a three hours venture

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vipConnieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was beyond good. I have eaten pizza in Naples and it’s many dishes and here was good company.

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Elizabeth
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was terrible. Pizzas brought out before our appetizers so were taken back. We had to ask for the pizzas after the appetizers were served as no one brought them. One was cold so had obviously been sitting the whole time. Not enough wait staff and very inexperienced

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Dylan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly service, nice decor fun atmosphere. Highly recommend it !!

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vipBernieS
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Loved the salads. The meatballs appetizer was cold. Like all new restaurants they’re working out some bugs and struggling understaffed due to the pandemic. But I’ll go back because I think the menu is different and creative. Nice owner. Nice staff. Not expensive.

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vipJRCC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Overall poor experience from start to finish. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Popolari opened about early June and they’re still working out the kinks. The food and ambiance were great, but the service was slow. I’m sure they will figure out the service issues soon enough, but my advice is to be patient and the food is worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very, very good definitely will go back. However, it took well over an hour for my table to get more water and our appetizers. Entrees (pizzas) came out very quickly after that. I understand that they were very busy with diners and take-out orders and are understaffed like all restaurants currently so it did bother us that much. Hopefully management will realize that it is better to stop taking take-out orders and walk-ins instead of overwhelming their whole staff like that.

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MarieD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Meatballs , rice balls and pizza delicious
Would go back , and try some pastas , very pleasant staff they went out of there way for us

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vipAGM2018
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great specialty pizzas. Good service.

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was very attentive. Food was a bit slow, but we had appetizers and salads so that helps explain some of it. Atmosphere was great, staff were great. Food was great all-around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A great new addition to the Bloomfield dining scene. Owner is welcoming and a great host. Pizza 💪.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot!! Food was delicious, reasonably priced and BYOB. Waiter was helpful and attentive. Will be back.

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DAC1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent. Great for kids. And within walking distance of our house. We will be here a LOT!

FAQs

Popolari offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 338-0616.

Popolari is rated 4.3 stars by 44 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.