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4/08/14 – 4/11/14
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More than 20 years ago, three Italian boys from the Jersey Shore met on the baseball diamond, intent on dominating their local little league division. Now, they are returning to their roots, intent on dominating the New Jersey restaurant scene. Celebrated chef Matthew Zappoli, brother Paul Zappoli, and lifelong friend Michael Cacciuttolo have opened Tre Amici, or "Three Friends," on Ocean Avenue in Long Branch. The three graduates of Middletown High School North, after making their careers elsewhere, have come home to Monmouth County. Executive Chef Matthew Zappoli, a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, hails from the kitchens of some of America's most celebrated restaurateurs - including Charlie Palmer and... Read More
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Reviewed by JoanneM650204 on 07/15/2010.
Member since October 2002, Total Reviews: 33 (Franklin Lakes, NJ)
Very good Italian food. The quality of the food (home made pastas, fresh fish, high quality antipasta ingrediants) makes your meal a good... Read more | Add Your Review to Zagat
Reviewed by Sctymac3rty3 on 05/31/2010.
Member since December 2007, Total Reviews: 50 (Male, 30s, Glen Rock, NJ)
The food at this Long Branch restaurant really lived up to the hype. The fresh pastas, amazing seafoods, and home made... Read more | Add Your Review to Zagat
Reviewed by cailinf9495 on 12/05/2009.
Member since December 2009, Total Reviews: 1
Tre Amici is my favorite restaurant to go to. The food is amazing and the owners always make you feel welcome and at home. The atmosphere is classy and relaxing. I have never been one bit disappointed with my meals ever. My absolute favorite ... Read more | Add Your Review to Zagat
Reviewed by Stephanie Z.
I see all of these sad sap reviews and I honestly can't say that I agree with any of them! I had a wonderful experience and I really enjoyed the food that was served to me the night that I decided to dine in a place that went highly recommended by all my friends.
My family and I decided to start our night off with an appetizer of fried calamari (my father's favorite). The batter was light, crisp, and the calamari was tender inside. It was not heavy in the least and cooked just right. They gave us two different marinara sauces to dip one hot, which was amazingly good and one sweet which was also very flavorable but not to my taste.
The special that night was seared Chilean sea bass over creamy rich shrimp risotto. The Chilean sea bass was perfectly seared on both sides and super flaky and meaty on the inside. The fish actually melted in my mouth with every bite. The shrimp risotto was savory and super flavorful. The shrimp burst with every bite and the rice was creamy, soft , and delicate. Highly recommend when on special.
My Mom and brother decided to order the braised short ribs over a butterbut squash risotto. This is the real deal juicy, buttery, and fall off the bone melt in your mouth comfort food dish to the max. It was awesome. The meat was so wonderful and rich and the risotto was full of so much spice and love. The butternut squash added a wonderful texture to the risotto.
Our meals were very carefully done and well executed. We enjoyed ourselves, the wine that we brought (BYOB!), and our plates were wiped clean and left us longing for more. I will be definitely be eating here again. I am definitely still thinking about the sea bass and expecially thinking about the braised short ribs!
Reviewed by Lisa S.
Was staying overnight at a B&B nearby in Long Branch. I was excited to eat here after seeing the chef was a winner on Food Network's Chopped. The food was good and the service was excellent! Tre Amici is a BYOB, so we brought some white wine which went well with our salads and entrees. I had a red and gold beet salad with goat cheese, my better half had the poached pear with gorgonzola salad. For entrees, hubby had grilled salmon with horseradish, I had the roasted chicken with mushroom risotto. My chicken and risotto were excellent. I tasted the salmon entree and we both agreed where was the horseradish crust? It was almost nonexistent.
The salmon was on a bed of kale which looked good. All in all there are a good selection of apps, salads and entrees to choose from. Homemade pastas. And the vanilla creme brulee dessert was outstanding, as was the attentive staff. Will be back to try some of the homemade pastas and desserts. A pleasant dining experience with a relaxing atmosphere.
Reviewed by KitKat on March 3, 2014
A Neighborhood Gem!
I would recommend this to a friend
"Excellent menu options made it difficult to decide! Enjoyed the hanger steak special served with fresh seasonal vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes. Steak cooked to perfection. Our server, Erin, was exceptional - attentive, provided descriptive menu offerings, offered substitution for sides very professional. Highly recommend and we will be back!"
Special features: fit for foodies,good for groups,neighborhood gem,special occasion
Reviewed by Foodie on March 9, 2014
Four Clean PLATES
I would recommend this to a friend
"TABLE OF FOUR FOODIES AND WE ALL WALKED AWAY HAPPY. FOOD CHOICES WERE VARIED CHEF WAS WILLING TO MAKE CHANGES FOR FOOD RESTRICTIONS. WILL BE BACK"
Special features: fit for foodies,good for groups,neighborhood gem
July 21, 2010—Chef Matthew Zappoli has been named by Bon Appétit magazine as one of "Five Chefs to Watch," has been called a "Rising Star Chef" by Restaurant Hospitality magazine, and has been honored by the James Beard Foundation. Now he can add another accomplishment to his resume: Chopped Champion.
Chopped, Food Network's chef competition program, has showcased top-flight culinary talent since its debut in January 2009. Read More