Press & Accolades


Anthony, I don't know where to begin in thanking you and Matt and your staff for Eve's spectacular surprise 60th birthday party. The assistance you all provided in logistical and menu planning was only surpassed by the food and service. Each course was better than the last. Our guests marveled in the taste and presentation. The service was as fine as I have seen. The managers and wait staff were beyond attentive and incredibly pleasant. And Eve was over the moon when Matt came out of the kitchen to greet her. Thank you again. I will most certainly be recommending La Cipollina for parties and dining. And we expect to be back to fine soon. - Steve


“La Cipollina has Fashioned A Menu That is Sophisticated and Appealing...It's Ability to Execute It is Just Another Bonus.” – Asbury Park Press


“The Weekend Waiters Were Unfailingly Professional and Impressive!” – The New York Times


“This Romantic Italian Oozes Luxury...The Price Fixe Dinner is the Best Deal for the Dollar at This 100 Seat BYO” – Andrea Clearfield


“A Pearl in Downtown Freehold” – The Star ledger


“Look at La Cipollina When Humdrum & Ordinary
Just Won’t Cut It” – Posted on App.com


“You will be very surprised at how beautiful this courtyard restaurant is inside. Heloise couldn’t give these guys any hints on how to be more couth. White table clothes, waiters dressed to the nines and food that would make Julia Childs blush await you in this hidden Freehold gem. Looking to impress? Take that significant other here!” – Posted on Zagat.Com


“The only competition this restaurant has is fifty miles away across the Hudson. The food is without question prepared by pros. The service is stellar!! Swarms of tuxedoed wait staff whirl at your every whim overseen by highly attentive ownership. The mozzarellas, gnocchi, tiramisu, banana foster are by far the best I ever ate. Oh did I mention the SERVICE!!! Ownership at other restaurants in the area should come here for lessons.” – Posted on Zagat.Com


“We are from NYC. This place has been our spot whenever we visit the Jersey Shore or Atlantic City for at-least the past 15 years. It gets better every year!! You will never have better food, nor service for a forty dollar price fixe. Young waiters execute service as if they have 20 years’ experience. Shh…don’t tell too many people, we don’t want to spoil our secret.” – Posted on Zagat.Com


Dear Mr. Braica, This is to thank you and your excellent staff for the wonderful job they did on November 29th for my wife's birthday party. All my dealings with Theresa, Sherri, Paul, and others for booking the party all the way through to its conclusion were handled in a manner both friendly and professional – an unusual combination these days. My guests complimented me on the food and the service you provided me and I would like to pass their comments to you. Compliments also – of course – to the chef.  Again, thanks for the memorable evening. Sincerely, Bernard Jacks


Dear Anthony: Maryann and I wanted to tell you again what a fabulous job you did on Jennifer and Jay's wedding. The work you did in getting the yard ready, setting up the tents, and making sure that all of the details were covered was even beyond the usual great job that we have come to expect from you. On the day of the event, everything was absolutely perfect. The food was extraordinary and the service impeccable. Every one of our guests told us how wonderful everything was, and what an enjoyable time they had. We, along with the Bride and Groom of course, were able to relax and enjoy the day as well, knowing that everything was in your hands. You, Teresa and your entire staff went well beyond what anyone could have expected in making this day perfect for all of us. Our sincerest thanks, Jim and Maryann Ferris


Dear Anthony and Staff: We just wanted to drop you a line to let you know we enjoy going to your establishment. We try to get there at least once a month and always save you for our special occasions. You, Paul and Sherry always make us feel like we are very welcome and make us feel like old friends. We love the way we are catered to and know when we are there we can enjoy a nice, quiet, relaxing night. We come often with our friends Luke and Fay Knox, who have also come back with friends of theirs', as well as my sister and her friend. Thank you all for making us feel special. With much gratitude, Artie and Linda Rad


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16 West Main Street | Freehold, NJ | Tel: 732-308-3830 | Email: lacipollina@optimum.net