Alfe's Restaurant

Alfe's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alfesinwildwood.com/
  • Phone: 6097295755
  • Hours of Operation:
    Summer Hours: Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm – 2:00am Winter Hours: Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm – Midnight, Friday – Saturday: 4:00pm – 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Alfe's can accommodate up to 150 guests. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathleen Santilli 6097295755
  • Entertainment: 70's to current live music with various artists. Please see www.alfesrestaurant.net for specific artists. Friday - Saturday plus Sunday during summer.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Alfe's Restaurant
Alfe's has been serving the Wildwoods the best of Italian cuisine since 1985, during this period the same family has operated this Wildwood landmark. Alfe's strives to maintain the high standards of quality & consistency that was offered from their 1985 opening.
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Alfe's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)neighborhood gem (12)special occasion (11)fit for foodies (10)romantic (9)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Long time Classic Italian at the
    2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Shore. Can't go wrong at this long running wildwood icon Italian. Long hots stuffed with cheese and Italian ham are a winner. Clams and linguini also very good. Others enjoyed their meal as well. Extensive menu which will please every palate out there. Prices are reasonable including the wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food!
    Lovedit
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Every year we look forward to visting Alfe's! It's the highlight of our dining experiences!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We go for the Veal
    bdjrln7
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Have been going here for 20+ years. We specifically order either the Veal Patricia or the Veal Jackie. These are two signature dishes. The veal is always very tender and the seafood topping is delicious. Both dishes have a seafood topping containing shrimp and scallops cooked to perfection. The Patricia sauce has tarragon (my favorite) and mushrooms. The Jackie (my wife's favorite) has tomatoes (diced), mushrooms and basil. We don't care for the tomato (marinara?) sauce here, it is too acidic for our taste. The wines by the glass are quite good. The prices are under $25 for the veal and less for other dishes. they also offer several fresh fish dishes every day. We are told they are very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Wildwood Restaurant
    SeashoreDiamondsVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Alfe's never disappoints. Food is great. Service is great. Weekends are alway lively with entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Have been coming here for many years, have always liked it here. Was in wildwood for the weekend. Came to ladies and they hit it out of the park. Best meal I have ever had here. Good job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kutch
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was really amazing! It's hard to get in in the summer with the crowds. Very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian Seafood
    Shelly
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our service was wonderful! Food fantastic. I had Veal Scallopini and my husband mixed scallops, clams, shrimp, calamari over linguine. Portions were large with a delicious homestyle salad. For groups of four and under, we were seated in a very romantic, quite room, decorated in grape vines and a real Italy feel, white table linens, candles, dim lights. An adjacent room was much larger hosting tables of six to 20. This room was noisier, with a filled capacity of happy diners. There was also live music which could be heard in our room. The menu offers many seafood dishes. The night we visited you could have six different fish dishes cook to your liking. Recommended by locals, on site parking, a must visit for that Italien Seafood Lover!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok this time not the best!
    Melissa
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Chicken pram tasted very fishy and sauce was a bit tart I do dine here frequently but after Mondays food I would keep it on the back burner! Waiter was excellent though!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 176 reviews are from the Alfe's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Always a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I have been to Alfies multiple times and have never had a bad experience. The staff is always very friendly and the food is superb. Their house salad is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PartyPattyMD
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Very good food at reasonable prices. Steak specials were priced too high though ($41). Service was a little long in between intermezzo and entrees. And then a rush to move us out. But it's Memorial Day weekend and you can't expect perfection. This is still one of the best on the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best filet!
    mfspada
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I had the most delicious filet Ive ever tasted.Whenever Im at the shore,Alfes it is! Always delicious no matter what I order, seafood,steak or pasta!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    QueenMJ
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Whenever we are at the shore, Alfie's is a must! Food always good, service usually good depends if it is a holiday. We were there on Saturday, no issue, we had reservations. Seated immediately. Love the veal Jacki style! The salad is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was very average in general, and antipasto salad was way too heavy on salami and cheese, house dressing is very oily and garlicky.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant in North Wildwood.
    Monica
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our family has been dining at Alfe's Restaurant for the past 19 years. We happen to stumble across it one year while vacationing in Wildwood, and have continued the tradition of returning each year while on vacation, as well as, making a stop or two during the course of the year. The staff is friendly, the service is great, and the food is always delicious, especially starting with the house salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alfie's
    jrl1211
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Although we had to wait after our reservation time, the food made up for it! I took my mother in law for Mother's Day and she enjoyed it very much. Everything was spectacular!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant shore spot
    Gkienz
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Everything here was ok, and that is really the problem. Ordered Clams on the half shell and we were not sure how fresh they were. Ordered an eggplant parm appetizer and it seemed to have been frozen and just reheated. That having been said, the house veal special was very good and mother loved the coconut shrimp.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Work Dinner... a bit disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I took my staff to Alfie's for a dinner out because of it's proximity to the bowling alley. The prices were a bit more than moderate, but the food left much to be desired. Evidently, the are known for their veal, but I had the chicken parm, a dish hard to mess up. I only ate two bites. The salad however was tasty along with the appetizers we had for the table. The server was fantastic and everyone in the restaurant had a welcoming attitude, 5 for service. Other diners stated they enjoyed their food, so I'll give them a three overall.
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  • consistent
    renee
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    we have absolutely NEVER had a bad meal in this restaurant...no one that we have recommended alfe's to has ever been not thrilled. what more can you ask for consistently excellent food and service and bartenders and family.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would go again
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Decor outdated. The server we had did not listen too well when we ordered our main course and the wrong meal came out, but he was friendly. We would go again and also recommend to others but, they over fry there fried fish dinners. I would either not get fried or tell them a lighter fry.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Wildwood Restaurant
    SeashoreDiamondsVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Alfe's is a terrific restaurant. Never had a bad meal meal there. Food was great. Our waiter Steve was terrific. He was very attentive and catered to all our needs very timely. Rose Alfe runs a first class operation.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    MazzVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The place was buzzing! It was the Saturday before Easter and the place was packed. The provolone/roast pepper/soppressatta platter was very large...I couldn't finish it! The House salad...Excellent with the "secret dressing"! And the veal Jackie was unbelievable...and I don't even like seafood (you have to see it to get what I mean!). The veal was tender and the seafood on top was very fresh...It is the signature dish. Our Server, Michael, was right on top of everything and took great care of us. This was our third time there and we will be back. They also have live entertainment starting at 9PM. This place is a must.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a very nice dinner
    luv2eat
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We had a very nice dinner at Alfe's. We ordered from the Sunset Dinner menu. Although the food was very good we found that the chicken used in the chicken parmesan meal was a bit overcooked and the edges were actually burned a bit. One person in our party of 4 ordered a different meal and that one was just fine. The service was just great. Our waiter, Roger, was very attentive and stopped by often to make sure we were doing ok. We plan on going there again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Alfe's
    hbruce
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We live in North Jersey 35 minutes from NYC, no shortage of great Italian restaurants. We were in Cape May- Wildwood area and could not find an Italian restaurant we were happy with. We found it now! Homemade Homemade Homemade! Great server! A definite stop for us when we are in South Jersey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious homemade pasta
    BobK
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was our first dining experience at Alfe's and we were very pleased with the food. The homemade gnocchi were delicious and the tomato sauce was top notch. It was one of the best Italian meals that we have had at the shore.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alfe's Restaurant
    Wildwood
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening in late November. I found the food to be well prepared but the entrees were very overpriced. I ordered Chicken Marsala and was charged $23.50 for this type of entree which came with a side of linguini. I asked the waiter if I could change the pasta to a penne pasta - but was told that would be an extra charge of $1.00 to do so. This is crazy. Chicken is so fairly priced and to be charged such a high amount for two small pieces of chicken with a Marsala sauce is extreme. I have never eaten here in all my years of going to the Jersey shore - and found it to be very over-priced.
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  • Excellent
    Menzano
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Excellent as always!!! Great good with great family and friends!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food
    NannyMoe
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We were looking for a good Italian restaurant for a home-style meal, and we found Alfe's. So glad we did. thanks for a great meal. Will go again whenever we are down the shore.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husband left hungry
    hammertime
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    I have had the opportunity to frequent this establishment through the past thirty years being a local resident. Alfes has always been a favorite on our list of places to go for special dining,but for the last couple of years quantity has been a problem. If you are going to charge 24.95 for stuffed flounder,you should atleast receive two and not one small one with a potato. My mothers veal parm was the size of a small envelope no joke!! Quality and service was five star.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday night quiet dinner
    Time2eat
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    My husband and I decided to go to Alfe last minute on a Thursday evening in late October. We were able to get reservations and had a lovely quiet dinner. It was just what we needed. Our servicer suggested we try the stuffed long hot peppers, they were wonderful....we are actual trying to figure out the ingredents so we can try them at home! We have been to Alfe's many times and it always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We had dinner at this restaurant last weekend after reading some good reviews. It was not an acceptable experience. The service was poor. Our waitress, Kelly, provided some of the worst service we have seen in quite a while. After ordering we realized she never mentioned the specials. Plates were not cleared appropriately. She dumped what looked like a tiny cup of butter with a spoon in front of me after the salad and silently ran off. She comes back later wondering why I didn't eat it. It was only then that she told me it was lemon sorbet. Water was not refilled. She took good care of her table of 8 however. Hope they tipped you better than my 10%, Kelly. You were lucky for thst much. The food was average, overpriced. Won't be back.
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  • We were staying in Cape May
    JandK
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We were staying in Cape May and had the seafood and steak the 2 previous nights and wanted Italian on our last night. This restaurant It was recommended to us by a hotel guest. The food was absolutely outstanding. Portions were a good size. Only downfall is if your looking for a quiet place to eat this is not it. We went during a rainy night on Columbus day weekend so we were able to get a table very quickly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Always Good and Consistant
    Princess
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Alfies is always good and very consistant. Never had a bad meal hear.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average at a HIGH price
    LovestodineVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    The food was good but there are better ..even in Wildwood. We eat out daily and were shocked at the prices they charge for average food with average atmosphere. I can rattle off 3 or 4 local restaurants offering better Italian food at much lower prices. (Ninos, Piros, Ravioli House). What can I say? There is no reason other than they are often the only thing open this time of the year or late night. I guess it's a convenience charge. Our bill was over $80 for 2 people eating PASTA...no dessert and only 1 glass of wine. We won't be returning any time soon.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Menzano
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    My husband and myself celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary at Alfe's on Saturday and it was wonderful as always, we had some other choices on our list to go to but decided everytime we go to Alfes its always great, so let's just go there, and once again everything was wonderful!!! Thank You!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We go to Alfe's every time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    We go to Alfe's every time we're in Wildwood. As always, the food was excellent and the service attentive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff was great. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Wait staff was great. Very enjoyable experience. We love that they serve full dinner late evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent food. Outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    I got raviolis with sausage. Sausage had a hint of heat. Ravioli were from the ravioli house and ok but nothing spectacular. Wife got mahi mahi prepared with the special sauce. The name escapes me but it had crab meat, shrimp and scallops. She loved everything but the fish because it was over cooked. Salad was crisp and flavor was good. Server was Rodger who was very attentive, friendly and helpful. I read the reviews about service and based on the two servers I saw, I wouldn't worry. The owner wasn't over the top welcoming but was more reserved. May be just her personality but Roger more than made up for that. I'd recommend for a nice, romantic dinner.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We wern't disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    What a great little Italian restaurant. After a long day on the beach, it was relaxing to sit down and enjoy a delicous dinner without all the noise andcomotion of other tourist trap places. reasonablly price quality meals and servers didn't rush to get you out the door and flip the table. Would definitely go again
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alfe's Always Great
    Boomers500
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    It had been about 15 years since my last visit. Place was crowded, good service, excellent food. Great for dining with the family or a romantic dinner. Frank Sinatra music wafts in from the bar and makes you want to dance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Alfe/s
    Patti
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    WE enjoyed our scrumptious meal. Service was outstanding, but we had to wait for each portion of our meal. Apparently kitchen was very backed up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.