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CJ's Italian Ristorante

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353 Old Post Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-1186
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rhinebeck, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have been coming to this restaurant for years and have seen the service level drop to it's current abysmal level. Why have I continued to come here, you ask? I keep hoping that there's been a turnaround and my bad experiences were merely an aberration....but most importantly, the food and especially the pizza is very good! So if you... More 

Thank romanh584
Rhinebeck, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

CJ's has been a Rhinebeck mainstay for more than 30 years...its family run by a super guy who is very active in supporting several different fundraising events. But, really, the food is what gets you here...I specialize in their Pizza and like their 'thick and chewy' version. Friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

Thank RhinebeckTraveler
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times and the food and service is always excellent. The location is convenient and the atmosphere is very cozy

1 Thank Joe D
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Enjoy their dinners pizza and wings. Great to call for pickup too. Good service and kid friendly. You get a lot for the money.

Thank Elvira C
Lewes, Delaware
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The pizza was cooked to perfection! Real mushrooms! Real delicious. Local and friendly. We pulled in on a whim and really enjoyed our quick lunch.

2 Thank Dianealbanese
Red Hook, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I eat here at least once a week, Almost all selections on the menu can be customized, as it is made to order. Great pizza and they also have gluten free pizza. LOVE the Chicken Mediterranean dinner and the CJs Italian Mix sub is my favorite sandwich!!

1 Thank bd7253
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203 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Located in Rhinebeck this old converted home with dark wood molding, chairs, tables, old kitchen and bar is quaint and cozy. It is suppose to be an Italian restaurant however it more like a wanna be Italian restaurant. The menu has many Italian favorite dishes. This is my second time at this restaurant. We walked in and was seated and... More 

2 Thank Albert F
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The food wasn't exceptional but the menu is varied and reasonably priced. Good for taking a couple of hungry college kids. The atmosphere is pleasant the service was good.

Thank hanhayes
Rhinebeck, New York
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a family type of place with basic food and service. It's great for a quick meal but don't expect any gourmet dining here.

1 Thank LaurenSwan
New York City, New York
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249 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

There are a number of Pizza options in Rhinebeck. This is one of them. I think its safe to say none of them have great pizza. But this is by no means horrible. The service, though, is quite good and friendly.

Thank Talal J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353 Old Post Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-1186
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rhinebeck

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