A Touch of Italy
A Touch of Italy

A Touch of Italy

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.touchofitaly.net/
  • Phone: 6096461855x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:45pm - 10:30pm,

    Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We offer the same excellent food to-go. Decide what you wish to serve, and for how many guests, we'll provide the trays of food.
  • Private Party Facilities: You provide the occasion, we will make it most memorable.


    We have 3 private rooms, and can accommodate from 10 to 100 guests.


    May it be Birthday & Anniversary parties, Rehearsal dinner, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Holiday Parties, Graduation or Retirement dinners, we make any occasion special.


    With our new Event Menu, we will customize your sit down dinner or elegant buffet to suit your every need and wish.
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Blackman 6096461855
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment 5 nights per week:


    Tuesday: Lisa & Bill - piano & vocals.


    Wednesday: Lew London & Bob Mower - guitar and vocals.


    Thursday: The Baltimore Boys - keyboard, sax, guitar, vocals.


    Friday: some of the best from our area

    Saturday: Gwendolyn
  • Special Events: Have your Event with us, birthday or anniversary party, business seminar, holiday party, baby or wedding shower, any occasion!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Farr Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot for 130 cars.
A word from A Touch of Italy
A Touch of Italy, family owned and operated since 1981.
Our Family Chef personally selects the freshest wild fish and creates made to order daily specials, as well as a tradition of great attention to detail with every appetizer, entree and dessert that we serve.
We are a long time South Jersey favorite, our family takes great pride in our food and service.
We welcome you to enjoy a true Italian dining experience, and to become part of our family.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
A Touch of Italy reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (30)good for groups (26)neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (16)romantic (12)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great food and atmossphere.
    AAAA
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The atmosphere and food were excellent however the service was only fair. Although the staff were friendly, they were not very attentive. Water glasses remained empty and were only filled after several requests, etc. We were there for a birthday and a special dessert was arranged with the manager and he forgot to provide it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very dispointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    5 in our group none of us were happy including table next to us food was adverage service poor. It's a very nice place inside but don't let that fool you, for prices they get food should be excellent. So many better places in area to eat
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rehearsal dinner
    Sunseeker
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    There were six of us dining and looking at the venue for a rehearsal dinner. We decided that evening to reserve the venue. It had all the components we were looking for. There were two rooms to pick from of which both came with fireplaces. The food and service were great. And Scott the manager was highly attentive and available to answer our numerous questions. We were quite happy to mark this off our To Do List!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, memorable dinner for two
    pepere
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dinner was great, with wonderful live music. Excellent halibut special dish. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummmmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great Italian and great service. Not only nightly specials, but good old traditional Italian dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place
    FluffVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Every time we come to NJ we always make sure we come for dinner at least once or twice. Got to know the owners and they always make it special for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and entertainment
    donna
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was good and so was entertainment. However, the bar area was not the place for a singer. The noise level drowned him out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Choice
    GPOP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Party of five, we were seated near the pizza ovens & bar. Extremely noisy from the bar area. The lone vocalist (?) was also loud with little or no back up and sang off key is frequently. Very difficult to engage in conversations at the table. Calamari was like rubber, too chewy. Salads okay. Entres ok nothing to write home about. Owner refused to move us to the main dining area, even though we were willing to wait for a table. Service was good, but little slow. Many people enjoying themselves, however, we definitely will not be returning. This was the wrong choice of restaurant for us.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best
    Buckeye
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What a wonderful experience! Requested a booth with my reservation and they had one reserved for us on our arrival...great food - rollitini appetizer was wonderful....chicken escarole soup was delicious, veal parm was pounded thin and huge...couldn't finish the portion. Excellent service ,,dinner music provided...another great experience that keeps bringing me back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites
    TonyR2
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Touch of Italy has great food and excellent service. We plan to dine there at least once on every trip we make to OCNJ. Make certain to make reservations as it is VERY popular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent attentive service. aiter Jadrie (sp.) Always a genuine home cooked Italian cuisine. Very good value with top quality and fair/reasonable pricing...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still remains good!!
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    we decided to try touch of italy again after many years and it was still the same good food!! At our table there was a variety of different entrees from salmon to veal Marsala to eggplant parm to steak and all were deliciously prepared! But the best of all was our server who was right there when we needed him and ready to take care of all our needs without a question! He had a lot of patience with the kids also THX to Miryan our meal was a success!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodFan18VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always good food. Is a bit pricey for the entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Evening
    goldenoldie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    There were five members in our party. We were in a side room, so the noise from the live music in the bar area did not interfere with our conversation. Our server, Claire, is a gem. She was very attentive to our needs. Everything was well prepared - from appetizers to dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in New Jersey
    Luvfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Been going to Touch of Italy for over 20 years. Best place in town. Great food, service, wait staff. Friendly atmosphere, lively and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Entertainment Too
    jplitch
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went on a early Thursday evening with a group of 14. Hung at the bar for Happy hour and were promptly seated at 6. Our server handled our group with ease and the food, which was good came out in a timely manner. There was music at the bar so we chose the Trattoria side rather than the dining room. A good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    shoresue
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We dine at The Touch of Italy quite often and are never disappointed. The service and the food are always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beth
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been coming to A Touch of Italy for many years and I always have an incredible meal. The service is excellent and the food is always outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Waiter
    bs1942
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    If it weren't for the Waiter I think his name is Carmine, I wouldn't recommend it at all. He was very professional and truly tried.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, noisy
    nurseroz
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten at Touch of Italy many times but this time we were seated at an area near the bar. It was too noisy to carry on a conversation. There was a small band and people were dancing and were very loud. It was hard to enjoy the dinner and try to talk, we were screaming at each other to talk. Next time I will reserve a table away from the bar...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stale odor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My first problem was a very bad stale musty smell throughout the restaurant that permeated into the food. The ambiance was a little dark and dreary. In general the food was average and service was adequate.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very consistently good food and varied menu.everything is fresh and very we'll made. Not an OMG kind of place,but always a very satisfying experience!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for group
    delvec
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    had a great meal, wasn't rushed through dinner and waitress was very responsive. Food was good and very reasonably priced. Will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice off-shore spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A great find off the island where you can enjoy a good meal on a Saturday night without the hustle of the shore restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Baron
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Nice spot to dine. Food was good, service ok. Very accomodating when i requested a table situated in a quiet area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eatout
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I always enjoy the food and service when I dine there. My guest and I really like the warm bread and the olive oil and hot pepper dip. Don't really drink so can't talk about the liquors. The deserts are also very good. The portion sizes of the meals and deserts are more than generous. The prices seem fair, bottom line we really enjoy eating there. Forgot to mention the salad also very good. Over all a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JoeOC1937
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our eating experience was wonderful, from the Mater' D to our waiter, who was very patient while we ordered our drinks and appetizers. Our meal was excellent, and the dessert's were delicious. I'm sure you will see us again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • chasnanVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food is always excellent I would recommend it in a heart beat veal dishes are the best
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SammieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Above average. Food good, tasty. Nice portions. Was not impressed with the hostess.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    FranS
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Awesome food and service here. Greeted by Scott and he took us to our table right away. I not think I ever had a bad meal here. Love the Veal Parm and love their fresh cannoli for desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    FinedinerVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We all enjoyed our meals and also the live music playing in the background.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I have been going to TOI for almost 12 years. This restaurant is consistently good. Great food and great family atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 187 reviews are from the A Touch of Italy reviews archive.
  • Great Find Coming Back from Shore
    MarlenieGSVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    A good friend suggested we try - he loves good Italian food and is usually spot on. We were happy to find this restuarant. Very attractive decor, nice bar and cocktail selection, large place with multiple dining rooms, we loved the veal - very tender - and several choices, mussels in red sauce quite good but small mussels, nice dessert tray. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent quality
    Buckeye
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Another great evening of good food and drink....service was slow due to a large party getting their order in before us...other than the hostess had a bad back..it was most enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day Dinner
    Phil
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Restaurant crowed for Father's Day and seating was a few minutes late. Service not as fast as past visits. My chicken parm was very good and my wife's Scallops and Flounder were good. My son's veal scaloppini was tasty but portion was much smaller than past visit with same dish. We had to ask for more bread and the requested butter was never delivered. Dessert was very good. I will visit again but not on a holiday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great meal
    Cba856
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Took Dad for Fathers' Day and he ordered one of the specials. We were all pleased with our choices and even had room for a special dessert to share. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Luvfood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food excellent. Hostess and waiters great. Very nice place to dine
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed diners!
    Unhappy4VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    . Our server took a long time to bring our drink order and seemed a bit hurried and haphazard during the evening. We were dining with friends and they had never been there before. We did enjoy our meals although service was extremely slow. While clearing our table at the end of dinner, our server spilled our friend's red wine all over him. His shirt and pants were covered in red and our server apologized and got him a glass of water to try to remove the stain. The owner did come over to our table and said she would dry-clean his clothing but never offered anything more. Our friends thought the owner should have offered a discounted dinner or something more to compensate the incident. Too bad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Fourth Return To "TOI"
    RealClassicMan
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My Fourth return to Touch of Italy Restaurant. Food was very good and priced fairly. THE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AT BAR WERE WAY OVERPRICED!!! Our table service in main dining room was mediocre to good. Our wait time for service seemed rather long, but then it was a crowded Saturday evening. I have recommended this restaurant to my friends and colleagues. Although upon my return here for my next dining experience, I will avoid the pricey bar for drinks and order a small bottle of cabernet at my table while dining. My previous experiences dining at this venue were in the booths in bar area with four people or less. For a less noisy experience I have recommended to my friends to book the bar area for their next dining reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chasnanVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food is great veal is the best service is very good would recommend it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.