July 12, 2022

"This is a fantastic Italian restaurant, and certainly the best in the Peapack-Gladstone area (which has some tough competition), in terms of all aspects of dining: food, service, atmosphere. The outdoor garden is dreamy. The cuisine represents a blend of Italian-American and Adriatic traditions. Very refined. BYOB."
July 6, 2022

"We had a delightful meal recently at Il Monello! The service was excellent - very friendly and attentive- they seemed to appear whenever a glass went low or we wanted anything. They gave us 2 different complementary appetizers while we perused the menu - and then brought out a great wheel of Italian cheese and carved each of us a slice. The meals were delicious- I started with a Burrata salad and my wife had an amazing watermelon and fennel salad. Then I had a wild boar Osso Buco and my wife had a Parmesan crusted Turbot - they were amazing! They let us relax and talk throughout and after our meal, as we finished our wine (BYO - there’s a wine shop up the road). There are several excellent choices in Gladstone but, Il Monello is a bit of an undiscovered gem! We will be back soon!"
June 1, 2022

"One of our favorite places for good local Italian food!"
May 9, 2022

"Very warm and welcoming, I loved it from the moment I walked in. The food is exquisite. It’s a no brainer."
May 8, 2022

"Wife and I had a nice, quiet, intimate, and delicious Mother’s Day dinner last night. Calamari was served hot (rare in my experience) with multiple complimentary appetizers (bread, pickled zucchini, and a nice slice of dolce pecorino for each of us. Mains were great: I had the chicken scarpariello and the wife had veal Parmesan"
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