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Matthew's Italian Restaurant

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1131 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012-2305
+1 973-928-4300
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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130 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Matthew's restaurant is located in Clifton NJ. It is a very small intimate place. Probably about a dozen or so tables. Reservations are suggested. The owner is passionate about his restaurant and visits his diners tables to check their satisfaction. Food is very good and they have a nice varied menu. Good solid Italian food choice in Clifton NJ

Thank Poconop
Blakely, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Scranton, Pa, and found Matthews a few years ago! I love it! The atmosphere is beautiful! The service is phenomenal! The food, is the best I ever had! I drive two hours, just to eat at Matthews! I normally get a pasta dish, which is always delicious! I also love the lemon vinaigrette dressing on the salad!... More 

Thank Ejk1962
New Jersey
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434 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visitor. Great combo of cozy bar, nice atmosphere, really good food, big portions, and fair pricing! I HATE to pay for drinks with so many BYOB's in Bergen County, but this was definitely worth the short trip to come here. Matthew couldn't have been nicer - greeting you on the way in and out, and asking about your... More 

Thank XSki007
New York City, New York
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898 reviews
604 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 919 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met our friend Marion and wanted to go somewhere I had not been before for dinner, being in the mood for Italian she said she knew a place with really great food "let's just go and see if we can get in". So off we went to MATHEW'S. We arrived early, around 5 o'clock on a Saturday afternoon, As... More 

Thank jeremy t
new jersey
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166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met a friend here for dinner based on the reviews and we weren't disappointed. The food was very good as was the service. The place is small but tastefully decorated. The prices were reasonable as well. A great choice!

Thank wannatravelnow
Clifton, New Jersey, Usa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great place. The food rivals anything you could get in the City. Easy access off Route 3 in Clifton. It's small though so reservations recommended but a table for 4 or less could get lucky with a short wait. Even sitting at the small bar works too. Ask for olive oil with pepper and cheese to... More 

Thank 752HelenB752
Clifton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Small place, big flavor. Usually crowded due to family s long time reputation for great food. Excellent Italian food, friendly service.

Thank jfdunphy
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This place is really cool and the food is very consistent. The service is always on par and gloria never disappoints ;) Matt runs a very good operation. The place always provides a great venue for any type of occasion. I can only highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and have done so.

Thank tloth
Clifton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Plenty of this type of restaurant nearby but none are better. Great service, very attentive and friendly staff and the food is excellent. This is a don't miss kind of place.

Thank Joe A
Clifton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent service, good food and selection of Italian and American meals. Great staff and very friendly restaurant.

Thank Virginia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 Bloomfield Ave, Clifton, NJ 07012-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-928-4300

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