Axton's by Chef Anton Testino

4.6
364 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
One of New Jersey's top Executive Chefs, Anton Testino, best known for competing on Food Networks Chopped, and Gordon Ramsay's Hells Kitchen. Welcomes you to his Italian Restaurant. Serving his extraordinary and unique style of cuisine which is infused with other cultural influences, creating an original one of a kind menu. Therefore making Axton's by Chef Anton Testino one of the only Rustic Italian Steak and Seafood Restaurants in Northern New Jersey. The inviting ambiance from the moment you walk through the doors and enter the dining room, you get a cozy and warm nostalgic sensation of an Italian small countryside village restaurant. It's intimate classically modern design with a full open kitchen view is perfect for couples and friends to have dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 364 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelissaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Food was delicious!

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KarinA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!!! Food is delicious! I definitely want to go back!

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RobertA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go here I get a phenomenal meal. The service is excellent and the food is unbelievable.

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AugieJ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat hands down
And all the food was great and service was great too

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Paul
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I go here every year for Valentine’s Day and every year it is a taste of perfection. The food is always amazing, the atmosphere is always great, they really decorate the restaurant beautifully. Coolest part is that they let you see into the kitchen so we get to see how everything goes down. This year they are renovating to make the place even better which is amazing, only complaints I ever heard about axtons were that renovations were still going on but if that bothers you then you have other issues to deal with, sorry. 10/10 every time (highly recommended)!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service were outstanding. Axton’s is my wife and I’s favorite place to dine.

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viprestaurantmom
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was absolutely amazing. We started with the hot antipasto which was plentiful and delicious - four of us were able to share it. My shrimp risotto was done right, flavorful and creamy. Portions were so generous that we all had plenty of food to take home. Unfortunately, we ended up seated at the table by the entrance which was a little bit cold and drafty. Hoping to score a better table next time.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service! Definitely will be dining there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Axtons never disappointed just love the flavors!!!

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FrankS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Chef Anton’s attention to detail is evident in every dish.

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Richard
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was a hidden gem. Will definitely be going back more often

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vippetert
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS EXCELLENT IN EVERY RESPECT. FOOD IS UNBELIEVABLE

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We went to dinner for the first time. Service started really well and then diminished. Waitress would not come over very often. We waited a really long time for her to take our order. We waited a long time for check to come. Food was nothing special. For the price I expected a really amazing meal. I have had better pasta from many places I have been to in the area. Everything was just okay. Pretty disappointed. I would give it a try again. I’m hoping that maybe it was an off night.

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vipBarryI
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always good. Service is friendly with a smile. Good job and we will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent, we loved everything about this place and will definitely be returning.

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Caitlyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service here, as always!

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axton's never disappoints. The pork chops are outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I always have a wonderful time at Axtons. We look forward to seeing the finished renovations

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet special was outstanding - mashed potatoes were creamy, the broccoli rabe was perfect, filet was cooked perfect at medium, tasty and tender, topped with shrimp. The ricotta/pistachio cheese cake was light and fresh tasting. So delicious!
Of course Fran our waitress is the best!

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vipCindyA
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific food and safe seating in these pandemic times. Really enjoyed it.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axton's never disappoints! The menu is exquisite with something for everyone. My wife and I have been here many times and the food, service and atmosphere are always phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic and outstanding food and service. A favorite restaurant!!!

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ChelseaP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible and so was the service. Susan was excellent!

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PhilipF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent service is great. Great Italian classics and great specials

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JoyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service ! So unique and the presentation was incredible

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MichaelD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Love the long hots. Spedini was great. Had the veal...To die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Entrance to restaurant is not inviting. Looks like they may be doing some kind of renovation.

Waited about 10 minutes to be seated. There seem to be some kind of confusion with the computer seating.

Tables were spaced apart nicely and big. Nice and comfortable.

The bread is AMAZING!!!! The best we have ever had at a restaurant.

Portions were large and tasty.

Wish we had brought a bottle of wine. Relaxing atmosphere and didn’t feel rushed.

Will be back.

MP
vipMarissaP
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience from making the reservation through to paying the check. It was easy to make reservations, even with COVID restrictions. I left a message as we had a larger group and someone called me back that same day. We had our temperatures checked when we arrived. Service was excellent - attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was great - very large portions.

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dk329
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Liked the varied menu, good for carnivores and vegans. we had the Jeckyll and Hyde calmari and stuffed eggplant to start. Then the shrimp and chicken special and the vegan ristotto primavera, which is hard to find, usually made with meat stock- Excellent and the portion sizes were huge!

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HollyW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fantastic food! Great place for special occasion, date night or meeting friends for dinner

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vipSheldonB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are regulars and that food was on point as usual. We always enjoy our meals here.

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , nice adult environment . Will be back

JB
vipJenniferB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There is nothing bad to say about this restaurant. Been there twice and both times the food and service was amazing. Will be back again for sure!!

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PhilipF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Appetizer longhots great. Always great specials. BYOB

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christ
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a grate time the food was awesome grate place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time dining at this restaurant and my wife’s first. I told her it would be amazing and it was. From the mussels appetizer to our entrees everything was perfect. Service was attentive and courteous. Highly recommend.

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Carlos
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again! An awesome dinner. Friends came with us for the !st time and loved it. We had Susan as our server (everytime we've been there). She is completey wonderful. Food was aewsome. Highly recommend.

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scottn
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always have a great meal when we go to Axtons. We eat there at least twice a month.

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

From First to last bite..absolutely delicious !!!!

FAQs

Axton's by Chef Anton Testino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 831-0037.

Axton's by Chef Anton Testino is rated 4.6 stars by 364 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.