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Decent Italian in Monmouth, Middlesex or Mercer?

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Does anyone have suggestions for good italian food in the area?I know, its nearly impossible to find good italian around here but I was hoping something have have popped up that I haven't heard of recently.

Villa barone is ok
Pino's is ok
Brioso is very hit or miss, more so miss lately
Jimmy's was ok
Buona Sera was horrible
Sam Vera very average
Christie's very average

btw.. if you happen to be in Princeton around lunch time try Nassau Sushi, their spicy tuna roll is excellent and not made like any other place I've been to in the area.

184 Rte 9 N, Marlboro, NJ 07746

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  1. My two favorites are the following:

    Rigoletto Trattoria , a BYOB in Middletown - www.rigolettotrattoria.com

    Piccola Itlaia - in Ocen - www.piccolaitalianj.com

    1. Much better than "decent" .... Casa Giuseppe.

      487 Route 27 (1/2 mile east of the GSP)
      Iselin, NJ 08830 (Middlesex County)

      (732) 283-9111


      Casa Giuseppe
      487 Rte 27, Iselin, NJ 08830

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      1. re: njfreqflyer

        Casa Giuseppe

        Casa Giuseppe
        487 Rte 27, Iselin, NJ 08830

        1. re: njfreqflyer

          With the rollback pricing (50%) on food & wine, now is the best time to give Casa Giuseppe a try or to return. Wonderful restaurant!

          Casa Giuseppe
          487 Rte 27, Iselin, NJ 08830

      2. Rigoletto an old favorite and a BYOB

        Mosutto's our new favorite offers their wine for sale with dinner at very reasonable pricing or if you care to BYOB you may but a corkage fee is charged.