Top 10 Italian food in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States

November 9, 2019 Phylicia Berquist

Discover Restaurants offering the best Italian food in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States. Franklin Lakes is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough's population was 10,590, reflecting an increase of 168 (+1.6%) from the 10,422 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 549 (+5.6%) from the 9,873 counted in the 1990 Census. As of the 2000 Census, Franklin Lakes had the 18th-highest per-capita income of all 566 municipalities in the state. Nationwide, Franklin Lakes ranked 17th among the highest-income places in the United States with a population of at least 10,000. Becton Dickinson, a Fortune 500 company, is headquartered in Franklin Lakes.
Things to do in Franklin Lakes

10. Cafe Amici

315 Franklin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481-2096 American, Italian Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, BYOB +1 201-848-0198 http://cafeamiciwyckoff.com/
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4 based on 102 reviews

Cafe Amici

Reviewed By U3499ANmichaelh

Was recommended to grab lunch here and it was a solid choice. Not terribly busy on a summer Friday, but the service was great and so was the food. We both had the jicama salad special with grilled salmon; it was very fresh and the fish was cooked perfectly. Nicer atmosphere, folks seemed to be enjoying their food and conversation, would be appropriate for a business lunch as well. Lunch was on the pricey end of the scale but worth it.

9. Cenzino

589 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ 07436-2817 Italian Dinner, Lunch, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 201-337-6693 http://cenzinos.com/
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4 based on 103 reviews

Cenzino

Tel: 201-337-6693

Reviewed By AnneC229

We recently met some friends here for a mid-week dinner. The place feels like you're arriving at somebody's house and has a little old-timey truck cutely situated out it front. Inside the decor is muted and sophisticated with lots of dove gray and creamy white colors, punctuated by amber glass ceiling fixtures that looked to me to be Venetian. This is a white tablecloth restaurant that has enough formality to make it feel special yet has friendly service so that it still feels easy-going.Our waiter was attentive and had good timing, plus he seemed enthusiastic about the place, especially in his descriptions of the night's specials. I should mention here that this restaurant has a full bar, so no need to BYOB as one must in so many restaurants in our area. I had a lovely glass of Pinot Noir and others at our table seemed happy with their wine as well.The food here surprised us in a great way, although now that I've read that the executive chef is from Naples, Italy, we should not have been surprised! I loved my special burrata salad and the fettuccine with a mushroom sauce. Everyone else loved their meals as well. The only disappointment surrounded my vanilla gelato. First, uncharacteristic for the rest of the evening, everyone's desserts were delivered except for mine. Then when I got the waiter's attention and he saw to it that my dessert was brought out, the gelato really tasted like grocery store vanilla ice cream. Outside of this gelato disappointment, the rest of the entire experience was terrific and we look forward to returning here soon.

8. The Original Franklin Lakes Pizza & Restaurant

799 Franklin Ave Ste 15, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417-1370 Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 201-891-3366 http://www.franklinlakespizza.com/
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3 based on 21 reviews

The Original Franklin Lakes Pizza & Restaurant

Reviewed By robcurtross

Very popular, not only take out but also table service -- basically self service, but always friendly.Wide range of pizzas -- and special orders always welcome. Good cleanliness -- a Franklin Lakes institution.

7. Il Sogno Pizza & Restaurant

840 Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417-1334 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations +1 201-560-0023 http://www.ilsognopizza.com
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4 based on 13 reviews

Il Sogno Pizza & Restaurant

Reviewed By gregG0368

We eat in here on occasion, and order take out from here frequently. Everything is great whether it be Pizza, sandwiches or Italian dinners. We are never disappointed with the food and the staff is great and really friendly. We are always greeted with a friendly smile and they always remember us.

6. Pizzeria Mandara & Ristorante

319 Franklin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481-2068 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, BYOB [email protected] +1 201-848-9336 http://pizzeriamandara.com
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4 based on 105 reviews

Pizzeria Mandara & Ristorante

Pizzeria Mandara & Ristorante is a Southern style Italian restaurant in Wyckoff, New Jersey—located in The Boulder Run shopping center. Serving authentic Southern Italian cooking and New York-style pizza, our menu draws its inspiration from our beautiful

Reviewed By Kahnman1938

Service was so-so. Noisy beyond belief. Prices a bit high for a local establishment in a shopping center. They did honor our reservation for 8 without a problem. Mussels were good. Marsala sauce could have been better. Nothing we had amongst us all stood out as fantastic. Have several other Italian Restaurants within 2 miles that are better and less expensive.

5. Tony Lip's

829 Franklin Lake Rd, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417-2113 Italian, Pizza Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, BYOB [email protected] +1 201-904-2166 http://www.tonylips.com
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4 based on 27 reviews

Tony Lip's

Reviewed By robcurtross

We had lunch in this relatively new Italian joint in Franklin Laiks last week, and enjoyed it very much. My friends both had well-prepared fish, while I was satisfied with an excellent bean and pasta soup.The place is very clean, is run by the son of a actor who appeared in the Sopranos, and has a very strong movie theme. Excellent service, and the rest room was very clean.

4. Pazza

794 Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417-1379 Italian, Pizza, American BYOB http://www.pazzanj.com/
Pazza

Reviewed By Sheryl T

My friend and I tried to come here twice on a Thursday night. Luckily the second time we tried we got in here. I had the chicken milanese cutlet with mozzarella in a sandwich and it was a delight. It was big enough that I had the leftover for lunch the next day.

3. Savini's Restaurant

168 W Crescent Ave, Allendale, NJ 07401-1541 Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible 201-760-3700 http://www.savinirestaurant.com/
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4 based on 215 reviews

Reviewed By Joanne072054

It was my daughter’s choice to go to Savini to celebrate her birthday and I have to say...this restaurant has so much class. We were welcomed so warmly as if we were family with extended birthday wishes to my daughter. Service was exceptional! We were all surprised when we were given our menus with a personal Happy Birthday written on it (I mean talk about class!). We each ordered something different and no one was disappointed. We finished with a round of Cappuccino and, again, a personalized happy birthday dessert! This restaurant serves not only delicious food but the attention to detail and service sparkles! Nicely done Savini! Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations and especially on such an important occasion as your daughter's birthday. We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a range of options available to you when seeking out a business to meet your needs. Therefore, your praise today means more than ever. Thanks again and hope to see you soon!

2. Cafe L' Amore

455 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ 07436-3414 Italian Dinner, Lunch Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, BYOB [email protected] +1 201-337-5558 http://www.cafelamoremenu.com/?utm_source=organic_tripadvisor&utm_medium=ta_website
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4 based on 141 reviews

Cafe L' Amore

Cafe L'Amore is currently located at 455 Ramapo Valley Rd. The Passion For Great Food Come enjoy the reasonably priced yet 'excellent' Italian food at Cafe L' Amore and meet the always friendly and outgoing owners, Michael and Mark. Rated 'excellent' by t

Reviewed By AisleSeat01

This is a return visit. Enjoyed our dinner at Cafe L'Amore.We chose Melanzane (eggplant) alla Parmigiana, thin Fettuccine alle Vongole (fresh clams), and a fish of the day.Friendly, attentive service. Lots of families dining out on this early Saturday evening, easily accommodated by calling ahead. Good value overall.Cafe L'Amore is BYOB without corkage fee. Most diners brought wine.Ongoing Gripe: As someone who prefers not to use valet parking, parking is tight and too small for a restaurant this size. Limited parking is reserved for valet.

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1. Uncle Louie's Pizza

754A Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417-1352 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Table Service, BYOB [email protected] +1 201-485-8840 http://unclelouiespizza.com/
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4 based on 46 reviews

Reviewed By vzescape

This was one of the few places open on Sun night while traveling along I-78. We were unable to load the menu from their website on our iPhones from the highway to check it out beforehand but we had already exited and it was getting late - after several minutes we realized their menu page is blank. 1 of us ordered a panini which was brought to our table on a ceramic dish. 3 of us ordered pizza - each slice brought on paper plates and personal pie was brought out on the aluminum pan it was cooked on. The utensils were cheap quality so I struggled cutting the pie on the pan. The eggplant topping was sparse and paper thin. I thought the pizza tasted the same as 100s of other pizzerias, so there was nothing that impressed us. Pizza was ok. The staff seemed to be typical for NJ.

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