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Osteria Giotto



Osteria Giotto

Average entree price $21.00 or moreAverage rating 3.95 from 39 votes.Average rating 3.95 from 39 votes.Average rating 3.95 from 39 votes.Average rating 3.95 from 39 votes.Average rating 3.95 from 39 votes.
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21-23 Midland Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
(973) 746-0111
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Closed

Map showing Osteria Giotto

Cuisine: Italian

Serves Lunch Serves Dinner Indoor Dining/Seating Area BYOB Permitted Accepts Credit Cards0
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Authentic Italian Cuisine.
Osteria Giotto serves authentic Italian cuisine; everything is fresh and made in house. The decor is simple and pleasant. The service is attentive and efficient. The food is delicious and is served in satisfying portions. This is one of the more expensive Italian restaurants in Montclair, but one definitely gets what one pays for.
Posted by Marc on 08/14/2016
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Great food and friendly service at a reasonable price/
Posted by cathy R on 06/10/2013
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Reservations are worthless
We dined here last fall, had reservations and had to wait over an hour once we arrived. The food was good, so we decided to give it a second chance. Went back this weekend with out of town guests, assuming the kinks would be ironed out, and had the same problem. The wait time was almost comical. We won't be back. Reservations are nonesense, everyone is treated as a walk-in. They really need to get their act together or they will be a failed Montclair restaurant.
Posted by 2xneveragain on 04/02/2011
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Very Nouveau
We go to a restaurant for the quality of the food, the wine list and the service. The food was ok as was our choice of wine. The service was good, but there were too many loud and self absorbed people eating there which ruined the experience.
Posted by J & J S on 02/01/2011
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Outstanding! Delicious inventive specials and fantastic friendly sercvice
The food is consistently wonderful, the staff is friendly and warm no matter how busy the place is and it is busy all the time because of the high quality of the food! Such a gem!
Posted by Stephanie on 11/17/2010
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Large portions to compensate for poor quality.
I went to Giottas for my anniversary. I ordered an appetizer portion of their gnocci which I requested to be served in a pesto sauce & for my entree I ordered the osobocco. The gnocci was submerged in olive oil, and the pasta itself was very chewy. I expect pasta of this quality to come from a pizzeria and not from a highly rated Italian restaurant, especially in Montclair. Gnocci is supposed to melt in your mouth, and not have a chewy consistency. The Osobucco was decent at best. The sauce lacked flavor, and the spinach mashed potatoes were very starchy. The portions were humongous, which to me is a turn off, because usually big portions mean poor quality, as in this case. My wife ordered the tri color salad and the shrimp scampi. Both dishes were bland, and easily forgotten. My wife also said that the shrimp was chewy, similar to the Gnocci dish that I had ordered. The only good thing about this experience was the service. The waitstaff was fast, friendly, accommodating, and very professional. I don't understand how Giottas has gotten such high ratings from Zagats, as I was very unimpressed.
Posted by David Mando on 08/18/2009
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Awesome dinner!
I had an amazing dinner here the other night and was thoroughly pleased with my experience. The service was professional. The appetizer (I can't remember the exact name, but it was a tuna carpaccio recipe) was AMAZING. Entree's were tasty. Would definitely recommend this for a gathering with friends or for a special date night out.
Posted by EAS on 07/28/2009
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AN OUTSTANDING FIND
THE ONLY THING THAT IS BETTER THAN THEIR FOOD IS THE SERVICE.
Posted by Mr. and Mrs. S. Rubi on 05/26/2009
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Not a great experience
I went here last week with my boyfriend for dinner. I have been here a couple of times and things were better. For some reason this time it seemed so unappealing, noisy and the service was not great. I had pasta in a red sauce that was very acidy my boyfriend had the veal which I think would have tasted good if it wasn't over cooked. There just is no ambiance here, no music, nothing . Not one time till we were paying the check did anyone ask how our meal was. The only thing that was really good was the chocolate mouse. I don't think I'll be coming back. In this economy I have to feel like I'm welcome.
Posted by Jeanette on 03/25/2009
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betty
What exactly is the hype of this place ?? i ACTUALLY HAD TO TRY IT TWICE because i thought it was an unusual experience . I was so unimpressed with being crammed into our seats, the loudness, the publike atmosphere, the rude staff , and the horrible food. I will never be back don't believe all the hype its all false.
Posted by betty on 02/20/2009
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Posted by Zsofia on 02/01/2009
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Nice Place
I've been here twice and had good experience both times. Food seems consistant. I'll be back
Posted by Jeanette on 01/30/2009
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Fish specials are always interesting. Risotto is hearty and pleasing. Great dinners!
Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Milkman on 01/23/2009
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The food is excellent but don't get stuck outside with the flaps down. It gets very hot sitting in the sun and it's crowded.
Posted by Wolfe on 07/26/2008
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food is amazing every single time and fresh!
Posted by maya on 04/25/2008
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Consistently terrific
Posted by Henry Genn on 01/21/2008
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Best Italian in the area. Creative menu that isn't for everyone. Service is only OK; having a hard time coping with demand.
Posted by Chris on 12/01/2007
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phenomenal food and value!
Posted by Alice on 12/01/2007
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Great Food
Posted by Natalia on 04/25/2007
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EXCELLENT VARIETY OF FOODS. GREAT SERVICE
Posted by ANTOINETTE on 01/23/2007
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So disappointed! Had heard only good things but when I went with three friends on Saturday we were all greatly under whelmed.
Posted by Monica on 10/31/2006
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Very Salty !!
Posted by KEVIN on 10/30/2006
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Our server, Justin, was attentive, polite and knowledgeable about the menu. Loved the fish special and the salads. Would definitely return
Posted by Lynne on 09/16/2006
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wonderful! lunch is not crowded and a real bargain, but we loved dinner, too.
Posted by Pat on 07/08/2006
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We usually go in the summer. The restaurant has changed and I wonder if the chef has too. We will not be back
Posted by Steve on 04/07/2006
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Great food
Posted by MC on 04/02/2006
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We went last night with another couple and it was a bad experience.
Posted by adam on 03/25/2006
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The food was o.k. but the service was terrible!! The restaurant gets too much hype
Posted by Kara on 03/11/2006
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Best restaurant in town. Hard to get a table
Posted by Bernie on 03/06/2006
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Excellent
Posted by Henry Genn on 01/27/2006
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Very dissapointed. Heard such good things about this place but when I went with a party of 5 we were all unhappy with the food. Good service
Posted by Ken T on 01/05/2006
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Posted by Anonymous on 12/14/2005
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Excellent food and menu, friendly service staff
Posted by Sandie on 11/12/2005
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amazing, intersting and fresh every time, yum yum
Posted by branka kurta-ali on 11/09/2005
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very good food & service!
Posted by Marie on 10/14/2005
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Not bad, but not in the same class as Alans or Fascino
Posted by Anonymous on 09/03/2005
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Simply the Best!!!
Posted by Lucille Di Giovine on 08/17/2005
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Absolutely fantastic food, excellent Italian seafood dishes, lovely atmosphere
Posted by Jennifer on 05/07/2005
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Can be very croweded and tight yet the food is great.
Posted by Johnny on 05/06/2005
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