Mario's Tutte Bene Classic Italian Restaurant

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The smooth, heart felt voice of Jersey Boy, Frank Sinatra, floods your ears as you enter Mario’s Tutte Bene. The dim lighted, dining room with hanging Tiffany Lamps and era style tables from the 1940’s, takes you back into an era of glamor and organized crime. The half-moon Italian leather booths that surround the outmost of the dinner room are soft and comfortable. The authentic Italian foods such as Penne Vodka, Chicken Saltimbocca, Shrimp Scampi and Veal Parmigiana engulf your sense of smell and make your mouth water. The rich Red and White wines that are imported directly from Italy sing a symphony across your taste buds. This is New Jersey dining at its best.

Mario’s Tutte Bene is the very image of Italian beauty, comfort and cuisine. The walls are painted a dark wine color, with deep brown woodwork adorning the walls and doorways. The long dark brown bar that stretches out before you is sculpted by hand and polished to a high gloss, reflecting your very image off of it, like a mirror. There is a sleek, shiny, black Piano in perfect opposition of the bar, set up on a small stage, enclosed by wood banisters that stand guard on either side of the stairs polished in the same deep hew of the bar. The half-moon Italian leather booths surround the outmost area of the dining hall, leaving room for tables, large enough to accommodate 8 – 10 people in the middle.

If you prefer to enjoy your meal outside, the hostess walks you through double glass doors out onto the veranda. Hand painted walls showing the beauty of the Italian wine country surround you. The tables here are small and intimate, set up for a two person dining setting. Tables are lit by candlelight and there is a canopy covering the veranda to protect...

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...nd potatoes and you will most definitely have a happy stomach. All meats are bought locally to guarantee freshness and help stimulate the local economy. Nothing is microwaved, but is all cooked fresh, when ordered.
The service at Mario’s Tutte Bene is superb. Your drinks are refilled before you even need to ask. The house drink specials are wonderful and inexpensive, perfect if you’re looking to just spend time in the bar. If you’re looking for a weekend hangout, enjoy Karaoke every Friday and Saturday night after 7:00pm. Even if you’re not up to singing, there is usually at least one patron that is guaranteed to make you laugh with their undeniable singing ability. If you’re looking for a romantic night out, Sunday’s feature live music from the piano bar with a list of local talents that sing various era style music. It is a lovely way to end your week.

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