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The Reservoir Restaurant

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106 W South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1730
+1 973-763-1488
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 15:30 - 21:30
Mon 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Wed - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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South Orange, New Jersey
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Dropped by for dinner on a Friday night. Dropped over $50 for a salad and two entrees. Thought it seemed high then we realized they were charging us $2.50 for each soda refill for a small cup. Food was just mediocre. Bread was served hot on outside but frozen on the inside.

Thank Kathy S
Clinton, New Jersey
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423 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

If you like pan pizza, then the reservoir is good place to go. Pizza is a bit oily, but tasty. Bottom crust is on the soft side and crust is crispy. Mozzarella sticks were tasty. Service is typical reservoir style, a bit on the rude side and hectic. Waiting area is tight and narrow. Overall, restaurant looks messy. Late at... More 

Thank AndiamoAMagna
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This great Italian restaurant has been in South Orange for many years. It is casual, fun, friendly and the food is consistently great. I highly recommend it!

Thank Jane E
new jersey
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147 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

my daughter just moved to south orange and we finally got to experience the Reservoir restaurant. You will have a great meal and be totally satisfied with the large portions which really can be shared to keep it a little lighter fare. the lasagna is so homemade and hard to stop eating. good old fashioned home cooked chicken parm always... More 

Thank honest46
New Jersey
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this spot for quite some time however lately I notice a big change. The waitresses are beyond unprofessional! i witnessed them actually mocking customers. Our waitress was very rude never came back after we received our entree. Until we wanted the check. I will never set foot in this place again ! The management is... More 

1 Thank AmyRiv
West Orange, New Jersey
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Good choice for pizza and salad or special dishes. Large portions of simple but tasty food. Nothing fancy but good Sunday evening option.

Thank hmd55
Maplewood, NJ
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I am always somewhat suspect of reviews based mostly on service, more than food. But when service is so rude, inconsiderate and unconcerned that it affects getting your food, then it must be flagged and and shared. Our waitress forgot to come by to get our entree orders after we ordered an appetizer. So ordering the entrees after the appetizer,... More 

1 Thank DianaID19
South Orange, New Jersey
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Long time South Orange Italian restaurant. Local friends of mine that grew up in the neighborhood have been coming here for over 25 years. The restaurant has a very loyal following and although I have not dined here, I regularly order Pizza for pick up or delivery. Consistent service and reasonable prices.

Thank Albert N
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Although the pizza is THE BEST, and food usually good, the service and atmosphere are terrible...consistently. After 7pm on weekend nights, the noise is too loud to even hear the person sitting across from you. Obnoxious patrons abound don't help matters. Definitely NOT what it used to be 20 years ago when the establishment seemed to care about the patron's... More 

1 Thank NJGirl135
Boynton Beach, Florida
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149 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The food, ambiance and service is very good at The Reservoir Restaurant. It is very small and parking could be challenging so keep that in mind when going. They treated me and my family very well whenever had dinner there with my aunt, uncle and cousins.

Thank Marcia A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 W South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1730
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 973-763-1488

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