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Bursting at the seams last night--parties and a great time with wonderful food.
Not to mention the free parking lot. We had a family group of twelve and were treated and feted in a caring family style.

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Abbondanza had pretty decent chicken marsala, far better than what I had at some the restaurants in Little Italy. Not sure if I should be using this particular dish to benchmark Italian restaurants but it's one of the ones I really love.


Cue up the Little italy bashing now.

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Abbondanza had pretty decent chicken marsala, far better than what I had at some the restaurants in Little Italy. Not sure if I should be using this particular dish to benchmark Italian restaurants but it's one of the ones I really love.

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Agreed. Nothing special at all here from the ambiance, food or service in my handful of experiences. I always vow never to return...a vow I've broken several times. Better suited for a strip mall in a suburb somewhere.

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We had similar experiences. Went there twice. Both times the food was bland and the side pastas were way overcooked to the point of being mush. If a place is bad once, I'll gladly try again, but two times is enough not to go back.

Posted on: 2018/10/23 11:11
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Went here once several years ago - pasta was OK, meatballs tasted like wet cardboard. Haven't been back since and have no plans going in the future.

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Prestos was great!

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Not crazy about the atmosphere, only have been there twice. The first time I wasn't that impressed, the second time was much better but my go to place was always Presto's. Now since they are gone I do like the new place but am open to trying Abbondanza again.


I would never admit that publicly again. Prestos?? Talk about jarred sauce and microwaved garbage. Wow.

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This restaurant is nothing special... they have fairly average ratings on services such as Yelp and TripAdvisor:
- Foursquare: 3.4/5 -- below avg
- Yelp: 3.5/5 -- below avg
- TripAdvisor: 4.0/5 -- avg
- Google: 4.1/5 -- avg

There are far better Italian restaurants in JC ... let's take an example of Porto Leggero which has higher ratings in every way:
- Foursquare: 4.0 @ 50 reviews
- Google: 4.5 @ 239 reviews
- TripAdvisor: 4.5 @ 170 reviews
- Yelp: 4.0 @ 159 reviews
Also Laico's and others...

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Not crazy about the atmosphere, only have been there twice. The first time I wasn't that impressed, the second time was much better but my go to place was always Presto's. Now since they are gone I do like the new place but am open to trying Abbondanza again.

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Agree on the food but they need to dim the 100 watt lights a little bit. I get it, the clients are mostly old folks who can't see. But man, it really detracts from the ambiance.

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We had a wonderful meal last night at the restaurant--our favorite home style Italian place to eat.
Sadly, the place was practically empty. I hope that this was due to the horrific traffic on Grand Street due to construction or street work I guess. Hopefully, that's all it was because the restaurant is an old style gem.

Posted on: 2018/10/18 13:34
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