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Huntley Tavern or Bona Vita Osteria in Summit, NJ?

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jasmine Jun 29, 2010 07:25 AM

Yes, I know they offer different types of food but am looking for feedback on both places? Looking for a nice, casual place to have dinner with my mom this holiday weekend.

Thanks.

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Huntley Tavern
3 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

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    bropaul Jun 16, 2011 07:06 AM

    If you want Italian, Fiorino is the better choice. In my opinion they consistently have some of the best Italian in northern NJ. Huntley Tavern is hit or miss.

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    Fiorino
    38 Maple St., Summit, NJ 07901

    Huntley Tavern
    3 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

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      coldbeer Jun 30, 2010 06:10 AM

      Bona Vita is BYOB...the survivors of the Mama Tucci experiment gone awry in Livingston. It's fine, but nothing to rave about. I'm more of a fan of Fiorino's across the street. Full service bar there. The Huntley Tavern is a beautiful space, modeled after some place in Napa, but I have never, ever, ever, had a good meal there. Except maybe once for lunch at the bar. No, the soup was cold, so I take it back.

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      Fiorino
      38 Maple St., Summit, NJ 07901

      Huntley Tavern
      3 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

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        DRex357 Jun 13, 2011 05:08 PM

        I agree - go to Fiorino's or if you want BYOB, go to their sibling restaurant down on Morris Ave - La Focacia. BVO was not only nothing to write home about, I thought it was just simply bad. Step one should be to get rid of the micowave - nuked meatballs are downright tortious.

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        Fiorino
        38 Maple St., Summit, NJ 07901

      2. EthnicNJ Jun 29, 2010 10:42 AM

        I'm a big fan of Bona Vita Osteria. Fresh appetizers (the Grilled Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta is wonderful), homemade pastas, and creative desserts in a bright, unpretentious dining room.

        Have not been to the Huntley Tavern.

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        Huntley Tavern
        3 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

        Bona Vita Osteria
        37 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901

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        1. re: EthnicNJ
          briansnat Jun 16, 2011 07:56 AM

          I was about to reply to this when I realized it was nearly a year old. The OP was looking for recommendations for LAST YEAR.

          Why do people dredge up old threads and reply to them?

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            DRex357 Oct 22, 2011 04:01 PM

            What's wrong with adding to old threads? It seems like a good way to keep information about a venue, town or whatnot in one place. It seems so much easier than running through seventy threads on the same place. To each her own I suppose.

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