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Osteria Cucina Rustica---Marlboro

davebyo Mar 14, 2013 10:38 AM

Does anyone have any details on the new restaurant that is moving into the building previously occupied by a bank on rt 79/Ryan Rd. in Marlboro? thanks.

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    MarlboroMan Mar 14, 2013 12:01 PM

    Another Italian restaurant? Wheeeee!

    Sorry, couldn't contain my enthusiasm.

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      erica1112 Jul 31, 2013 08:00 AM

      Looks like to should be officially open for business soon. There are no grand opening signs posted yet. But my husband indicated there were people dining al fresco a few nights ago, And yes, really... another Italian restaurant in NJ... groundbreaking.

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        sockster Jul 31, 2013 08:11 AM

        There were about four tables dining al fresco last night- when we asked about a table outside, the hostess said they were expecting a large party and there'd be no room outside. We were there for about an hour and a half....no large party showed up outside...

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          erica1112 Jul 31, 2013 10:15 AM

          Sounds like typical Marlboro. Go to Solo in Freehold Boro instead. Small, but nice atmosphere and good food without the Marlboro obnoxiousness.

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            sockster Jul 31, 2013 10:20 AM

            In all seriousness, we said the table next to us sounded like "housewives of Marlboro" and the large extra loud table sounded and looked like "housewives of New Jersey".

            This is not to say that it wasn't a nice crowd, which it was...it was just that some people looked and sounded like they were a TV show.

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              erica1112 Jul 31, 2013 10:48 AM

              That's hilarious! I think I will avoid the place for a bit. Portofino in Tinton Falls is very good (albeit pricey).

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                sockster Jul 31, 2013 11:02 AM

                Try AMA in Sea Bright- WONDERFUL food!! Fair pricing, beautiful room!! (best pasta anywhere)!!

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                  erica1112 Jul 31, 2013 11:10 AM

                  THANKS! I love me a good bowl of pasta. :) e

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                  jrvedivici Jul 31, 2013 11:28 AM

                  It's a shame because Portofino's is a good restaurant, but the downstairs is too "tight" for my comfort. I stopped going years ago for that reason.

                3. re: sockster
                  jrvedivici Jul 31, 2013 11:29 AM

                  Since it seems some of the NJ Housewives (and husband) are going to be going on "vacation" pretty soon, perhaps there will be more room here in the future!

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                    sockster Jul 31, 2013 11:33 AM

                    Cute...but somehow, even if some of the housewives and her spouse go away...there's always the relatives to deal with!

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