La Famiglia Ristorante
107 E Main St, Bogota, NJ 07603
Phone: (201) 489-4449
Fax Number: (201) 489-4449
La Famiglia Ristorante Itln
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Italian, European, Continental
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: No
04/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is the best place to eat if you love home cooked Italian food! Family owned business with Mama running the show on the floor. The Husband cooks and so does another family member if not mistaken. The daughter helps out too. The family is very friendly and love to strike up conversation with all the locals! I had my wedding rehearsal dinner in the upstairs room. The service was great, relaxed and very porfessional. We are regular customers! You should call for a reservation though because they are almost always booked, especially on weekends! The Shrimp in garlic sauce appetizer is delicious! Not too much garlic and the shrimps are a good size. Sauted escarole is also delicious! Comes out nice and hot and cooked to order! A definite must order! Cold antipasto, mussels and soup of the day are also worth ordering. Two can share most of the appetizers on the menu. Some main coarses are Shrimp or chicken any way you want it and to me a signature dish of Filet of Sole Franchaise. It is to die for! You get two huge pieces in an exceptional sauce along with pasta or vegetable. The fish is very tender and not dry. Portions are a good size and you are not bumbarded with a large amount of food that needs to be taken home after the meal. Salad does come with each meal and as a previous reviewer had mentioned is not served to you. So what? I am capable of serving myself some salad come on... Dessert is also tasty. Many varieties of sorbet, cakes and Italian pastries on the menu. The cannoli actually is not as bad as previous poster also stated. Yeah there are better, but at least there is none of those gross fruit pieces in them! The shell is crisp and not soggy like some and the cream is on the tasty side too. It is Bring your own alcohol, but there is a liquor store right across the street for your convienience. So if you want a nice relaxing great home cooked meal where you can talk and have a good time, go to LaFamiglia! Won't be dissapointed!
03/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We ate here on Saturday night with a reservation and were seated right away. The restaurant is very typical NJ Italian Decorating with a great feeling of family and good atmosphere. Lots of large parties and looks as though everyone is having a good time. The restaurant is very warm in the temperature. Do not sit along the window in the corner farthest from the door you will roast.
We had appetizers to start stuffed Portobello mushroom (which you only get one large mushroom, only two people can really share) the stuffing was good, but it was full of bell peppers which can throw off the flavor of the crabmeat. The fried zucchini sticks are good, but I do not believe they make the coating. Our entrees consisted of Linguini with white clam sauce, Veal Saltimbocca, Broiled fish platter and the Red Snapper special. All of the meals were good, I was a little disappointed in the sauce on the Veal and clam sauce was good but not great. We had desert, the sorbets and gelato are the best choices. The lemon gelato and the orange sorbet are very good. I believe the sorbet is a Bindi product, which are very good. We also had one Cannoli, which was disappointing and surprising, they have three very good Italian bakeries very close, and they should have a good Cannoli.
The service is good, in the end, the server was somewhat sluggish and she even told us, in the beginning of the meal, she is the chef?s daughter, which surprised us due to the service becoming slow in the end. She also seemed unenthused by us, when we go out we like to laugh and have a good time.
Overall, the restaurant is BYOB, which I do like, and the bill was $120.00 plus tip for four on a Saturday night. I would not rush back but if we wanted casual Italian this is a place we might go over to for a meal.