This restaurant is the best in the area. The food is always top notch. The prices are reasonable. If you don’t see something on the menu, ask…most times they will make it for you. The owners are great and care about their customers. If there is an issue…they fix it. Love love love this place.
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Monica’s is a fine dining Italian cuisine restaurant. Located directly across from the old Pompton Lakes train station off Wanaque Avenue. Our vast menu includes a variety of hot and cold appetizers along with choices of our homemade soups. Entrees include pasta (some homemade), veal, chicken, seafood and a variety of specials made to order. At Monica’s our priority is customer satisfaction. We take pride in offering only the very best quality of food and excellent service that caters to your every fine dining fancy. Chef and owner Atila, personally shops for the freshest and best quality of all menu foods on a daily basis.
The dining décor is artistic with a warm candlelight romantic ambiance .Weather permitting, a beautiful outdoor grapevine covered enclosed patio with seasonal décor and a soothing water fountain is a charming dining experience. Monica’s offers a splendid extensive wine list. Spirits, mixed drinks, imported and domestic beers are also served for your dining pleasure. We want our customers to relax and enjoy a memorable fine dining experience. Reservations are recommended. An upstairs room is available for parties that can accommodate dining for a maximum of fifty guests. Off premises catering is also available.
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We had our wedding here on 2/22/18 and they were awesome!! The owner and his wife are so nice and welcoming. They let us set up the upstairs room the night before. It felt like the cozy, intimate ceremony and dinner that we had envisioned. The food was amazing from the appetizers to the penne vodka, (Caesar salad dressing tasted homemade) to the lovely entrees. My wife and our guests were completely blown away by their kindness, their food quality, and excellent service. We will be dining here again very soon as well as ordering take out from their exceptional menu. Eat here! You won’t regret it. Thank you again for helping make our special day a success!
Date of Visit: 2/22/2018
My dinner placeDate of visit: July 2012
Delightful Small Italian Restaurant in Downtown Pompton Lakes.
We return regularly with family and friends.
Notable are the salad served family style included with the entrée. Love the osso buco special. As a special item, grilled veal chop with mushrooms and cherry peppers, in a rich demi-glace brown sauce, was truly outstanding at $28. Most other dishes are less.
Wife ordered homemade Raviolis with asparagus, also outstanding and unique.
As a small restaurant, it got noisy once the tables filled up.
Last visit: $110 for 3 including tax, tip, and one round of house wine. No dessert or coffee.
Wine is good value, while other drinks tend to be over-priced.
Complimentary olive plate with provolone and olive oil is a nice touch.Date of visit: May 2012
A hidden gem! What a nice surprise this was. We have lived in the area for over 12 years and we just discovered our new favorite place. The presentation was awesome and the service (Elisa) was by far one of the best we ever encountered. She was so outgoing and passionate. Her recommendations were spot on 100%. The rib eye was sick! Tender and delicious. The seafood over linguine was outrageous! Excellent margaritas and the chocolate martini was one for the books. The cappuccino was one of the smoothest we’ve had in a very long time. This place is very quiet and very cozy. This is not to be missed. PLEASE, make it a point to come either on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and ask for Elisa. You will not be disappointed.
February 11,17 Another awesome visit. Fantastic food and great service. Awesome!
Date of Visit: 2/11/2017
I’ve been coming here for several years and I finally tried the Bracciole with Rigatoni…. it’s outstanding!
Tender rolled up beef with a delicious red sauce. I’ll definitely be ordering that again, hopefully soon. Update, we ordered take out the last two weeks and they are a pleasure to deal with. They bring the food out to your car with a smile. Lovely people and delicious food.
A great place to celebrate your spouse’ s birthday. A quiet, cozy place to enjoy some great Italian food. Parking is metered in front of the building, so finding a spot to park can be a challenge. Very friendly staff. Make reservations and sit by the window at street level. I’ll definitely return with a friend for his birthday, My wife enjoyed the experience.Date of visit: November 2019