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Rinaldi's Italian Bistro & Steakhouse

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24 N 20th St, Kenilworth, NJ 07033-1614
+1 908-272-2180
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Diamondhead, Mississippi
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The ravioli dough was thick and tough. The meatballs were dry and tasted like they were frozen, one woman had Saran Wrap in hers. The sauce was thick and did not taste good. Making a reservation was more than a chore. There are definitely better italian restaurants than this in the area.

Thank KEinMS
Springfield, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My new favorite Italian restaurant in the area!! best calamari i ever had! ordered shrimp parm great crispy and you can taste the freshness of the shrimp!! nice size portions!! service was great! very nicely decorated. will be back soon!!!

Thank bizzaro16
Union, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I went with my wife and friend that where visiting from England I wanted to treat them to an Italian restaurant never been there before was recommended by friends who told me to try this place.! We ordered a few appetizers the calamari cino unbelievable calamari topped with chopped tomatoes onions, peppers, mangos, strawberries and some other fruits topped with... More 

Thank Rvette55
westfield, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

a VERY mediocre meal at more than mediocre prices! We had fried calamari, pork chop murphy, chicken murphy, shrimp parm and lasagna, there was not one dish that was outstanding! we ate it all (with the exception of the pork chop-tasted funky), but everything was heavily breaded and calamari was hardly visible through the breading and tasted "fishy". Service was... More 

Thank Pamela R
New Jersey
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Service was great, food was so so. Jeff was our server and he excelled at taking care of our needs of course for the entire night however I will not there was only 1 other customer table. We were there from 6pm to 9pm and they had only 1 other customer. It also makes you think when restaurants like this... More 

Thank travel101nj
Union, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Each time we go, I try another dish and each one is far better than the previous the chicken rinaldi is so memorably delicious--its my husbands favorite as well! I cant say enough about this quaint, romantic family owned italian restaurant. A lovely experience each time we go and did I mention about the staff--they are so caring, pleasant and... More 

Thank 318maryannb
Monroe, New Jersey
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

My wife and I had lunch at Rinaldi's and we both loved it! I can now stop searching for the best calamari ... Rinaldi's has it ... light, flavorful, tender, perfect. Every dish is made fresh, and made exactly the way you want it. I asked for a layer of sausage in my Eggplant Parm ... no problem ... and... More 

Thank Capebum
Cranford, New Jersey
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Had a coupon to try this place. I was very happy with their food. There was only one person serving, she did a very good job. The food came out in a timely matter.

Thank vicki k
Cranford, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We expected to be able to get a sandwich or pizza at any time based on Facebook posts on their page. It was definitely more of a 'meal' place. It was decent food but nothing special. Other local places had similar or better food for a few dollars per entree less. I doubt we'd go back, but if we were... More 

Thank shoebedo22
Roselle, New Jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

My husband and I dined at this restaurant about two weeks ago because we had a Restaurant.com certificate. My expectations were not high because of some of the reviews I read and the place was fairly empty for a Thursday night. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the food and service. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 N 20th St, Kenilworth, NJ 07033-1614
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Kenilworth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-272-2180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?