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RosaLuca's Italian Bistro

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1114 State Route 173, Asbury, NJ 08802-1124
+1 908-238-0018
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17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We decided to try this place after living in the area for 17 years. We were enticed by a great deal that we found on groupon along with the reviews posted on trip advisor. To say the least, we were VERY disappointed with our dining experience. Our first impressions: 1. average aesthetics and ambiance (outdated but clean). 2. greeted by... More 

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1 Thank MICHJOHN2
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Real Italian food. Delicious. Plentiful. Family atmosphere with what appears to be family photos on the walls. Try the fresh figs with Gorgonzola And prosciutto. I could have stopped my meal there and been in heaven. I decided for linguini and little neck clams. Beautifully played with what had to be a dozen clams around the outside of the plate... More 

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Thank scott t
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Rosa Lucas on Saturday for dinner and it was GREAT. I love farm to table and organic local produce etc . Especially that they have their own garden 12 miles down the road. Fresh local trout was cooked perfectly. The side tomato salad tasted like it was picked that day! Everything was amazing and fresh. One of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Defiantly having more of a romantic setting this little find has some very special cuisine hidden in its back roads of jersey. It's hard to tell when you get there that there's a restaurant inside, it's cozy and the lights will sometimes flicker which gives you the ambience of a very old time restaurant and meal. The food is to... More 

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Thank Rene A
Robbinsville, New Jersey
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Took advantage of a Groupon coupon on Sunday of Labor Day Week-end. Although a distance from our home, we made a day of it by walking around Clinton and then went to RosaLuca's arriving around 5:00..When we arrived we were the only customer's there but when we left the place was filling up. The food was excellent, the staff very... More 

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Thank Laura R
New Jersey
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. Our starters were the Beet Napolean and Polenta Dumplings. Lasagna and the Pan Seared Scottish Salmon Filet were the mains. We finished an excellent meal with cannoli and mint-chocolate chip ice cream as our desserts. All of our food was excellent, both in preparation and presentation. The service during our visit... More 

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Thank Jim_A_NewJersey
Stockton, New Jersey
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This restaurants receives high marks for great food and service and so I was pleased to see a Groupon purchased it so we would finally try Rosa Luca. Perhaps it was an off day? The food was acceptable; nothing was really bad. The service was accommodating. However, I have to say, I was disappointed. The zucchini flowers were way too... More 

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Thank Leslie B
Clinton, New Jersey
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384 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

When on a Saturday night and the restaurant was pretty crowded. Recommend making reservations a few days before. Overall, food is good (not great) service is attentive, and ambience is casual. For my liking, lighting was on the dark side. We had the zucchini flowers, which were tasty, but on the oily side. Pizza with arugula was very good. Pasta... More 

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Thank AndiamoAMagna
New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Food is always creative and perfectly made. Husband wife team are welcoming and make any occasion special. Halibut special was amazing and the lasagna is extraordinary.

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Thank Margret T
Clinton, NJ
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

My husband and I have dined at Rosa Luca's for many years. We are known by the owner as well as the table we prefer. Although the food is nice, when my husband was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2, we had to eliminate all starch and most carbs from the diet. We asked for a substitution of extra vegetables in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 State Route 173, Asbury, NJ 08802-1124
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Asbury
  • Phone Number: +1 908-238-0018

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