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Pearl Restaurant

4.4
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212 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Pearl Restaurant is a rare find like a hidden gem found in an oyster!
Unlike many of today’s restaurants, Pearl does not use a microwave, fryer or a freezer. Rather, our chef prepares only the finest meat, fish, and vegetables selected from the market daily. Our pastas are homemade by Nonna Carmela. The freshness of the products coupled with the skill of our chef, will guarantee a meal that will delight your palate.

At Pearl, you will be greeted by Maximilian, a second generation restaurateur. Max will immediately make you feel at home with his gracious demeanor and friendly smile.

Dinner is served seven days a week in two of our elegant dining rooms.
Now Open for Lunch Monday thru Friday!!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 212 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGymplayer5
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was a nice experience except for the location of our table. We were by the entrance, so it was blustery and noisy when people were coming in.

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TamaraV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good. Finding a parking place in Ridgewood is the biggest downside.

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vipDrbillactor
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Up-scale Italian. Nonna watching over everything to make sure that all of her "guests " are enjoying dinner---we did.

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vipROCKEYMD
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

food has been consistently better than average.
A good BYOB though no inexpensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delish!!!!!

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vipHusbandWhoCooks
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've dined at Pearl many times for celebrations, special occasions, and just for family meals, and each and every time, we find something else to amaze us. From the food, to the staff, I can never find fault with our visits

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vipLSFAF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful Valentine's Day dinner. Crabmeat appetizer was just right and our two pastas were extraordinarily good. The service was friendly, efficient and nothing was rushed. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Max and his family are terrific proprietors. Service was outstanding food quality was perfect and the atmosphere is relaxing. If you’re looking for a great meal in Ridgewood do yourself a favor and go to Pearl

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vipAnneB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner out. Service was excellent and food was great. Look forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Felt a little squished at our table. Food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service at Pearl was above and beyond. The staff was warm and welcoming despite the fact that we had a very late weeknight reservation. They did not rush us in any way and were very attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. We can’t wait to return. It’s so nice to be treated with respect and feel valued as a customer when so many restauranteurs today do not feel the need to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

The atmosphere was quiet and cozy with a home style vibe. The owners (husband and wife) visited our table and welcomed us, they were very nice ! The food was excellent and plentiful; also for a good price. Although, wait staff was not educated with the menu when asked about certain menu items. Great food good time!

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MarcP
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Place was hopping maybe due to Ridgewood Restaurant week. Food was great, mom and papa hosts give it a family vibe. Probably could use another person taking orders.

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vipJason
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

This could have been a much higher rating, but making you wait 35 minutes for your 8 pm reservation is ridiculous, especially when you tell us the table paid their check 20 minutes ago. The food is very good and once we were seated, the service was good.

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vipRoMa
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Warm hospitality and service. Ridgewood restaurant meal. Was off reed the regular menu and had to ask for the restaurant menu. Spicy broth with beans and sausage made a delicious “soup” to enjoy after eating the mussels. Hot rolls. We tried two pasta specials. The pasta was superb. Carmela is a gracious owner/hostess. We will try her stuffed artichokes next time!

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MollyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We’ve been to Pearl before & loved it but we both thought this may have been the best meal we’ve ever had there!

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vipNancyD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Our waiter was charming and very attentive to dietary restrictions.

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JonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Some of the best grilled octopus we have ever had, also the handmade pasta is always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

The restaurant overcharged us by $60. They claimed it was a “calculation error,” but we knew it was intentional because $60 is too fixed of a number for a dinner bill. Also, based on what we ordered, $60 was so off-base that I knew the check was immediately wrong upon first glance. The restaurant merely said sorry and did not even offer anything. It was a terrible experience and I highly recommend that no one go or trust this venue. Always check your bills.

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Musicmaker
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful, relaxing and delicious dinner on New Year’s Day evening. Very attentive staff and great food. This was our second time at Pearl and we enjoyed just as much as the first. Love that it’s a BYOB!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm ambiance

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vipNJfriend
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and food was delicious as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing- food was delicious! It was our first time but we will be back!

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Orange
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

The staff were welcoming, but we weren’t impressed by the menu, and the food was mediocre at best, and inedible at worst—my meatballs were dried out, overcooked, and I couldn’t eat them. It was a birthday dinner so I didn’t want to complain or send it back.

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vipTTKB
Baltimore
89 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service here was excellent. The stuffed artichoke appetizer was fantastic but pricey. The grilled branzino was on the dry side and the fish portion small. Normally in places where I order branzino you get the whole fish, or the whole fish less the head and tail. At this restaurant I received just half the fish (one side of the fish) less the head and tail—-just a filet. It appeared to me to be a 4 or 5 ounce serving, pretty modest considering the in the $30’s price. The limoncello dessert was tasty but again the portion small for a $10 price tag. Other dishes seemed ok portion-wise and others in our party thought the food was very good. The real standout here, though, was the service so I would return and try again just on that basis.

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vipBrian
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

After hundreds of reviews on open table this is my first negative review and the second time I’ve ever written anything.

We had half of an extremely dry meatball and a few pieces of the artichoke and were so disgusted we asked for the check(which took some time). The fact that you could see how disappointed and frustrated we were and gave us our check after explaining our issues was insulting. To follow it with a very insincere apology as we left was just icing on the cake.

If Stella/no.12 are closed- go to Cafe 37 or anywhere else. You can get far better meatballs all over town, geez, the parkwood deli meatballs our son likes are gourmet compared to this place.

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YuliaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!

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LisaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Was a pleasant experience except for the parking. Don't think I will be returning because parking is miserable

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vipTheExplorer
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family restaurant! Max and his team do an incredible job serving their customers delicious food!
My favorites are the Bronzino, octopus and beet salad appetizers. BYOB too. Don’t forget the strawberry zabaglione! So delicious and unique- you won’t find that anywhere else!
Highly recommend if you are looking for quality food and courteous service. They also do a great job with private parties!

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is incredible! From superb service to the quality of the food, Pearl Restaurant is our new favorite authentic Italian restaurant!

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JeanF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a very nice meal. The food was well plated beautifully. My friends and husband liked their dishes very much. My dish of branzino was very skimpy at any price. The vegetables were small portions also.
We sat for quite a while and they did not rush us out

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JoanneG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great on all counts. The food was delicious and creative. The service excellent. The atmosphere was perfect. We were delighted by our experience at Pearl and will certainly return.

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JeffS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family owned and it shows. Friendly and comfortable vibe. At least two generations of the family are out interacting with the diners. Italian food well executed by people who live Italian food.

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DGDG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great little restaurant. Great food! Great staff!!!

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vipEliseB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great byob in ridgewood. Parking is difficult as always but the food choices were interesting and well presented.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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CristinaP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing, enjoyable, delicious. Great friendly service. Only little complaint was music was a bit louder than we like.

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ColombianaFromNJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food and very good service. I will definitely go back.

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lucysmom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I had the beet salad appetizer and pumpkin ravioli entree, my husband had the octopus and the ossobucco. My dishes we just “meh” at best, my spouse complained his octopus was tuff and the osobucco was fatty. All around a meh experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner!

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Pearl Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 857-5100.

Pearl Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.