Rick Ravon--5 star Absolutely fabulous. Incredible food, impeccable service. And for sure the nicest owner in the business.
Greco--5 star This place is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the food!!!!!!!!!!
Carmen O'Keefe--5 starMike, You already know how much I love your restaurant and your cheesecake even more! But I think everyone should know what a great place you have an run so superbly. Your food is absolutely delectable and your service is warm and impeccable!!!!! We had such a wonderful time so "THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!"
Maria Posse--5 starTHE best Italian restaurant I've visited, in NJ and NYC... Absolutely amazing authentic Italian food. The Vodka sauce is so good you can drink it from a cup, (I've done it) I tried ordering items i'm not necessarily a fan of, as to challenge them, but they still blow me away. This is a hidden perfect gem of a restaurant.
Jenny Sebik--5 starAfter driving by La Venere Ristorante & Pizzeria in North Arlington, NJ on multiple occasions I finally decided to give them a try for my father’s 69th Birthday party. Reviewers and all alike please keep in mind that my father is probably one of the pickiest and most critical eaters around. Even though La Venere’s received pretty high ratings online this played a minimal part in my decision making process because this method had previously failed me numerous times before.
On September 9, 2014 I placed a somewhat above average take-out order so I and my family could try a multitude of items on La Venere’s menu. The two items that my super critical father did try was the Regular Pizza and the Tiramisu dessert.
I shockingly was surprised to hear that my father thoroughly enjoyed the Regular Pizza. He said it was very, very tasty and done right. And the Tiramisu he said was very moist, light, creamy and not overly sweet. My father said he could taste that La Venere’s Regular Pizza was made with love. To hear my father give any restaurant establishment a compliment is a rarity. So to hear these words come out of my father’s mouth it means it is something of value, extreme importance, and something that should be recognized and that is why I feel compelled to share this information.
I, unlike my father tried numerous items on La Venere’s menu. Some of my sampling included the Meat Lasagna, Gnocchi wrapped with Eggplant, Margarita Pizza, Eggplant Rollatini, and cheesecake. I must say that I was extremely pleasantly surprised and extremely satisfied.
The Meat Lasagna tasted not only super fresh but also like it was definitely made from scratch with lots of love. The proportion of meat to ricotta, to noodles, to sauce was just perfect.
The Gnocchi wrapped with Eggplant was absolutely fabulous. The Gnocchi’s were done to perfection – not too wet and not too dry – just right. The sauce smothered on my Gnocchi’s was very tasty – not too spicy and not too mild – just the right balance of sweet, savory, and fresh ingredients. The Eggplant that was wrapped around my Gnocchi was the icing on my cake. The Eggplant just gave my Gnocchi an added kick. And the Eggplant breading surprisingly was not soggy nor soaked in oil – it had just enough of spices. The Eggplant itself was cut nice and thin and then dipped into a breading that held on extremely well.
The Margarita Pizza was perfect – not too much sauce, not too much fresh mozzarella, and just enough of basil. Not one ingredient over-powered the other. All the ingredients on my Margarita Pizza tasted very fresh and homemade. The Dough was absolutely amazing. Not only did I eat all the crust on every single slice but I also dipped it into La Venere’s extra delicious marinara sauce.
My Eggplant Rollatini was simply delicious. The breading had just the right balance of seasoning and held on nicely to my perfectly thin cut eggplant. I also enjoyed the nice surprise of meat that gently hugged my eggplant. The Ricotta was extremely rich, creamy, and fresh tasting – definitely the best tasting Ricotta I have had thus far.
La Venere’s Cheesecake is like no other I have ever had. It is to die for. It is silky, rich, and creamy, but not overpoweringly sweet with added amounts of unnecessary sugar. And the crust – fuhgetaboutit – there are no words to describe the heavenly crust. The cheesecake definitely tasted like it was homemade with massive amounts love. Eating La Venere’s cheesecake was like walking on Cloud Nine – it is just that good.
I also must add that all of La Venere’s portion sizes was very generous at a very reasonable price.
All I must say is that I am extremely happy with La Venere Ristorante & Pizzeria in North Arlington, NJ. All the food I tried was amazingly awesome. And even though I had a slightly above average take-out order size La Venere’s kept their word on when my order would be completed. La Venere also complimented me with complimentary bottles of Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water, a variety of Coca-Cola’s, and plentiful amounts of utensils and napkins. This was all greatly appreciated. La Venere also had a nice gentleman staff worker who was kind enough to carry my box of extra-scrumptious food to my vehicle.
I, without a doubt, will highly recommend La Venere Ristorante & Pizzeria to all my family and friends.
Keep Up The Great Work!!
Your Very Highly Satisfied Customer,
Karen Rubertone--5 starA gem of a restaurant! I give it 5 stars and I cannot wait to go there again when I am in Lyndhurst, NJ. Exceptional food and service. I highly recommend this wonderful family restaurant! *****
Melissa Burrofato-Gann North Arlington, NJ 3/9/13 "I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to La Venere for catering my son's Baptism last week. The food was absolutely delicious! All of my guests cannot stop raving about how great the food was! Wonderful job, thanks again!!"
Gary Giordano, North Arlington, NJ 3/8/13 "I eat out so much I could work for Zagat this place rates 4 stars great food and service never steered wrong try it!"
Mario Del Regno, Lyndhurst, NJ 3/1/13 "Great Food, Great Service, & Great Value - One of my favorite places to dine."
Kerry Trombetta Coiro, North Arlington, NJ 2/17/13 "Amazing catering today for my daughters 4th birthday!! Thank you so much! Everyone was going on and on!"
Monica Tripodi 9/30/12 "As always the food was delicious!"
Cheryl Kennedy 7/24/12 "ordered two pies from here today and I must say that it's the best pizza I've had in a long, long time!"
Maria Bizzarro Liloia, Nutley, NJ "We ordered from La Venere this past Sunday. We had a specialty pizza that was fabulous, fried calamari was perfect, and pasta dish was simple and absolutely delish. Our next visit will def be dine in!!!!"
Phyllis Esnes Varga 6/30/12 "I must say that your Branzino last night was FANTASTIC. We had other things too (vodka chicken, calamari...) and as always it all was FAAAAABULOUS. Last night though it was exceptionally good!!"
Davina Coiro Daura Sparta, NJ 2/16/12 "awesome.. amazing food.. the penne vodka is the best ! Buonissimo sapore!"