L'Allegria

4.7
643 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
L’allegria, conceived by brothers Saverio and Giovanni Allocca in 1984, experienced a meteoric rise to stardom. It has maintained its lofty status due to the Allocca’s dedication to optimum quality. The fashionable ristorante, with the casual feel of al fresco dining in a Mediterranean courtyard, features proficient, unpretentious European-style service, an award-winning wine cellar and a New York City trained kitchen staff. The delicate blend of exquisite renditions of authentic cuisine and wines from Italy’s diverse regions, coupled with L’allegria’s charming ambiance, create the quintessential Italian dining experience. As a result, L’allegria consistently wins the acclaim of restaurant critics and the applause of diners.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was awesome they were very friendly and could tell they loved connecting with their customers. Ambiance was nice/clean and the pianist was great. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipAubz
London
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, warm friendly service. Great food and drink. We will be back.

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kimc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It reminds me of a run down wedding venue. the food was average and expense for the quality. Just OK.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was as nice as possible

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msull9269
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently awesome. The food, the cocktails, & the service are fantastic

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vipTipperg
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a early Val day dinner excellent food

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CarolT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was in Italy when dining here. The waitress Magda was amazing. The Veal Chop was fantastic along with the Chilean Sea Bass. I would definitely go back again.

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Athanas
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to Italian restaurant in NJ. Excellent food, owner-curated wine list and service. Owner's passion for pleasing patrons is a big factor in this establishment's long-term success.

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vipCarolyn
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been 10 years since we have eaten here and I have no idea why. It will join our regular stomping grounds. Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Italian food, cute spot and our server, Alana, went above and beyond. For any special occasion, date night or just craving something fresh and delicious, I can’t say enough about this place. I’m not sure how we have never been here before now, but we will be back again and again.

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vipJackR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely surroundings with excellent food and a most pleasant wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. Our waitress Susan was exceptional

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vipChatham
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant, Menu, and Magdalena was awesome!

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ClintonM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience here, the food was top notch and I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Awesome drinks, great food, super friendly staff! Osso Buco is one of the best I’ve had!

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vipNancyI
Malta
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always consistently great quality food and service

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vipPamD
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times for dinner and are never disappointed. The food is excellent the service was perfect and the ambience perfect also.

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ChrissyC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect- food, atmosphere and service. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipThomasA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and fine food choices

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vipMickeyS
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food. The pastas, fish, seafood and veal dishes are perfectly prepared. Service is always friendly and attentive. What a great place to relax and enjoy with family and friends.

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LoriB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing, best tiramisu I have ever had!

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vipDearanij
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. We went on a Wednesday evening, and it was very quiet. Our waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable. We definitely will be back

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vipolehs
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always excellent it's the real deal. a resource in madison nj !!

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vipLindaA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great food! Great service!

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vipPamD
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get a good dinner, pretty place and very comfortable.

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Tess
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the restaurant and what a surprise. Great food, service and atmosphere. Very safe and the owner was welcoming. We'll certainly be back and tell all our friends and family about our experience.

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vipAnthonyF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Pasta with Crab & Sun-dried Tomatoes was outstanding. We dine there at least twice a month and we always have awesome meals with fantastic service.

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TracyB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always delicious! The service is top notch—the kind that remembers what you like every time—even if it’s been a while. They FP above abs beyond to accommodate allergies and food preferences. We love L’allegria! Go support this local restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely nice and attentive, and the food was amazing! Everything tasted very fresh, big selection of dishes.

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Eric
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely dinner with an old high school friend. It was cozy and attractive inside on a rainy night. The server was great.

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vipJess
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was mediocre and drinks weren't made too well.

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vipMickeyS
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely set up for outdoor seating
Food and service were top notch
Will be back very soon

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vipNJDiner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers did an excellent job and it was a great experience
We drove about 30 miles and glad we did

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the current circumstances, they are doing a great job.

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vipLindaA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining under the tent was a delightful experience. It was nicely decorated and service superb. And the food as delicious as always!

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MaryL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Had a horrible experience at a restaurant I have dined in at least 15 times. I went to This restaurant Saturday evening with my husband and 97 year old father. We were seated promptly at a lovely shaded table. That will be my last positive comment. Service was horrific. Waited 30 + minutes with out any communication from wait staff. When questioning waitstaff regarding excessive wait was told the manager didn’t assign table. We were promptly given menu’s and placed order. Fast forward 20 minutes, no cocktails or bread delivered to table. Finally questioned wait staff regarding status of order. Again was told no one was assigned to table. Finally bread and cocktails. We had 6:00 pm reservations and it was now 7:00pm. I could go on but we did have a well prepared tasty meal. When discussing the horrendous service to manager we were casually brushed off. Waitress was downright rude when we explained to her how terrible service had been. We did not”stiff” the waitress out of a tip. We left a respectable 20%. I hope to go back to this restaurant, but after this review I don’t know if I will be welcome.

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vipThomasA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
280 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience1

I had dinner at this restaurant and was very disappointed. They seated us at a table for 2 and 15 minutes later apologized we were at the wrong table. I noticed the table was empty until I left. The salad portion was small and the vegetables were very tiny. They were in a hurry to remove the bread plate when I wasn’t finished. The service was excellent and the small portions were tasty. I Also had a problem with open table points. They offer 1000 points and do not know how to put the points in. I will not be going back. It is to annoying when portions are expensive and small and they don’t have a clue how to use open table.

FAQs

L'Allegria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 377-6808.

L'Allegria is rated 4.7 stars by 643 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.