Montclair is a foodie destination, and the restaurant search here can be a serious task. But this is where to go if you commit to dining out. It’s easy to spend a fortune on fine food here, so we picked a few options that won’t immediately break your bank.
Most cuisines have a formidable representative around town, but for a tasty, reasonably priced dinner, Leone’s is a great spot. The Italian joint just off Bloomfield Avenue was featured on Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” in 2011, and since the remodel has become the place for delicious pizza and pasta. The restaurant is BYOB.
Fun fact: This reporter has first-dated at Leone’s. Memories of the meatballs are fonder than the relationship’s ultimate fizzle — but do not let that discourage you.