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Gia by Vincent and Mia Chiarella
7400 Ocean Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
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Gia by Vincent and Mia Chiarella Details
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 4:30pm - late nite (contact for daily hours)
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Gia by Vincent and Mia Chiarellaprovides on or off-site catering for any event no matter how small or large. Our chef will personally assist you in selections from our extensive menu or can accommodate your own personal choices.
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Hard to find good Italian food in
this neighborhood, Gia's food was delicious! Would go again."
Dined on 7/23/2014
Great food and friendly, attentive
service. Our waiter made excellent recommendations."
Dined on 7/19/2014
Gia's was delicious. We went for
our 30th anniversary and the hostess let us pick our own table. She was very friendly and funny. Our waiter, Devon, was professional in every way. He checked on us without being too intrusive. I had the salmon special, and it was cooked and seasoned to perfection. My husband's chicken parm was plentiful."
Dined on 7/14/2014
Gia's is an oasis in this area.
The savior to those who savor fine food! I highly recommend the restaurant to those individuals who want to stray from the normal offerings in the area. Typically, in a vacation destination such as Wildwood, dining on great food is a challenge. The area is littered with tourist traps. Places promising cheap deals on substandard food. Gia's is a place for which a romantic date, a family gathering, or a group of friends can dine happily. Food is the real treasure here. Appetizer portions are surprisingly large. They are nearly all about the long hots (peppers) in a variety of dishes. I had broccoli rabe, sausage, & long hots. Main course, NY Strip topped w/ blue cheese & crab meat. Absolutely superb!"
Dined on 7/10/2014
We are never disappointed. They
are open off season which is hard to find in the Wildwoods and the food is always very good. They can accommodate a group(call ahead) and they are very accommodating, BYOB doesn't change the value in this gem. Give them a try I promise you will come back!"
Dined on 7/9/2014
This restaurant was recommended by
friends. Was very disappointed from when we first sat down, having had a wine glass with lipstick filled with wine that we brought. Also the waiter was not familiar either how dishes were prepared. Had to constantly go back and forth to the kitchen. Parking is not the best. Food was mediocre and overpriced."
Dined on 7/4/2014
Food was excellent (Italian)
Outstanding menu during restaurant week and very reasonable"
Dined on 6/19/2014
If you are in Wildwood Crest GIA's
is the place to enjoy great Italian food with classy service. Their veal dishes are always outstanding."
Dined on 6/18/2014
we were a little annoyed that the
prices online are significantly lower than the actual prices. Food was not consistently good for our large party."
Dined on 6/18/2014
Six of us decided to try Gia's
during restaurant week and we all loved the food. We will definitely go back again after restaurant week. The restaurant week menu was limited, but everything we tried was delicious. Service was friendly and excellent."
Dined on 6/16/2014
Very Italian not a negative if you
are prepared for spicy, flavorful fare. The calamari appetizer was tender and spicy, the antipasto was imaginative and the Veal Sinatra was very good. Both my wife and I enjoy thin and tender veal and we were not disappointed. The portions were large, so unless you have a good appetite, be prepared to take a "doggie" bag home for next day lunch."
Dined on 6/15/2014
Arrived on a Sunday for Restaurant
Week and we were warmly greeted by Beth. The food from start to finish was excellent, veal and chicken saltimbucca along with salads and the sausage with broccoli rabe. Dessert was the icing on the cake. Highly recommended in a cozy neighborhood, don't forget to bring your bottle of wine!"
Dined on 6/15/2014
It was Dining week in Wildwood and
I can honestly say this was the best meal I had all week. Their food is consistently tastey and satisfying. We started with a salad and a marinated mushroom antipasta. For appetisers we had tender fried calamari with a spicy tomato sauce and sweet italian sausage with broccolli rabe. My daughter and I had the veal Sinatra and my wife had chicken Marsala as entrees (we took home doggie bags). The presentation is excellent and the portions are large. The wait staff are very professional and attentive but not obtrusive. No matter what the request their staff make you believe that it's never a bother. Overall a fantastic dining experience!"
Dined on 6/15/2014
Although very friendly, the wait
staff was less than attentive and slow to react to special requests. Very likely to return."
Dined on 6/7/2014
This is by far one in my top 5 ALL
TIME BEST restaurants!!! I travel to NYC and visit Philadelphia regularly and Gia's WWC never ceases to amaze me. A recent visit to a popular restaurant in NYC, spent $400 for 2, and the experience didn't even come close to Gia's. Bethie, the absolute hostess with the mostest, greated us with her beautiful smile. John, our server, was attentive, polite and throughout the meal met our every need. And now the food.......Mia "Chefarella" sent out delectable course after delectable course from succulent sausage and broccoli rabe to snapper w/ blk olive tapenade to tender Veal Sorrento to perfectly cooked seafood w/pasta. And the OLD SCHOOL antipasti from Vince blew our minds. Gia's is a MUST!!!! "
Dined on 6/7/2014
Enjoyed our meal at Gia, service
was attentive and friendly. Chicken was well seasoned and prepared well. House salad seemed to have been prepared earlier and was a little soggy, not as crisp as I would have liked."
Dined on 5/29/2014
The food was excellent but the
service was lacking. Very slow. Had to tell server twice that our pasta was not served with the meal. We had to walk to front to pay the bill. The noise level is unbelievably loud perhaps because several tables had large groups of people and the one behind us included a few loud, extremely drunk and obnoxious patrons. Our main server Fran was observed chugging a beer at a corner table of four girls. Probably the reason why the service was poor. The location is awful...inside a motel site. We sat at a table next to the motel pool. The shades were pulled down so that it was not as obvious but there was no view of anything nice. Owner was very nice. I would suggest ordering take out since the food was superb!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
most restaurants at shore
destinations are terrible. Gia's is great. If you go down Wildwood, don't go to gimmicks, go to Gia's. Scallops were great."
Dined on 5/16/2014
Gia is a can't miss,,,everytime.
We brought a couple down from Atlantic City. They've already said that they will be back. THe flouder, salmon and chicken were all excellent."
Dined on 4/4/2014
Second time eating at Gia's and
once again the food was fantastic!! One of the best meals we have ever had!!!!"
Dined on 3/22/2014
Were greeted and seated by a very
warm and engaging hostess. The food was off the charts delicious: Scungilli in a white buttery sauce was tender and great for dipping the crusty, heavenly bread served. Tomato and mozzarella- plentiful and fresh. The Piache Fish-- was so good I saved some for the next day. The Marsala sauce was not sweet enough but tasty Veal, plump, tender shrimp and perfect asparagus. Side of pasta should have been in a bowl- cooled too quickly, would have preferred Locatelli, not mozzarella... The marina was just ok and the preferred pasta is penne, not the mostaccioli that was served, as penne holds the gravy better. Dessert was delectable. Devin, his partner and bus girl-wonderful. We will be back!"
Dined on 2/22/2014
Gia is one of our favorites hands
down. The food is homemade and always great. They make you feel at home on every visit. If you are in South Jersey this is a DON'T MISS restaurant."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Another amazing dining experience
at Gia's! Food is ALWAYS delicious but I want to mention the quality of the ingredients. You really can taste the difference in their food. Their demand for only the best shines through with each mouthful. Mia seasons food perfectly, and I'm always one looking for the salt shaker elsewhere but not here. John, our server, was on top of his game as usual. Last but not least is the vibe. The hostess/co-owner Bethie makes you feel like you've walked into their living/dining room. She greets each customer as if she's known them for years and welcomes everyone with her amazing smile and graciousness. Thank goodness Gia's exists as there are few places in the Wildwoods with even decent food."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Had another great meal with good
friends. Their first experience was very positive and already planning our next dinner at Gia"
Dined on 1/11/2014
We were very last minute in
deciding to go out New Year's Eve.....there were not many choices on where to go so i went on Open Table and Gia's was available.. I have always wanted to eat there because of hearing great things about the place. Our food was excellent in preparation. I had Chilean Sea Bass...probably the best i have ever eaten and my husband had the Salmon...He also said it was probably the best Salmon he has ever eaten!! We will definitely be returning and i recommend this place to anyone! I should also mention the other entree's that were eaten by 2 other people at our table were excellent also. (Veal Marsala)"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Everything was fantastic as
usual!!!! Beth is a great host and has a excellent restaurant with great food. We have enjoyed every visit and I know we will have many more."
Dined on 12/27/2013
It was a quiet night at the SHore
two weeks before Christmas...but Gia still stands out among the best. Not many restaurants opens this time of year. THere were a few tables on this night so it was quiet...and very nice. The food was as it always is....OUTSTANDING! This is a can't miss restaurant regardless of time of year."
Dined on 12/7/2013
Mia, the executive chef, continues
to amaze us. The artichoke appetizer was delish with capers, black olives & sundried tomatoes. My rack of lamb was cooked to perfection with a great crust and I don't know how she gets the bitterness out of the broccoli rabe. Best I've ever had. My husband's veal chop was incredible. Perfectly cooked and the flavors melded together to make every bite delicious. Our friends filet with jumbo lump crabmeat and gorgonzola was a sight to behold! She couldn't rave enough about it. And lastly our other friend wanted chicken Sinatra but with veal and of course they were more than happy to accommodate. We were so happy to see our favorite server John. And of course the best host and hostess Vince and Bethie!"
Dined on 11/9/2013
Our waiter, John, was outstanding.
Beth's hospitality was very welcoming as usual. The meal by Vince and Mia was outstanding as usual."
Dined on 10/19/2013
We always feel welcomed by the
very open and friendly hostess. This was the first time at their new location, which is quite lovely. The food was yummy, as always. Love this place....."
Dined on 9/21/2013
We went there to celebrate our
25th wedding anniversary. Food, service, and atmosphere were perfect as usually. We have been there many times and are treated like family. Beth is a wonderful host and makes you feel welcome every time.."
Dined on 9/17/2013
Stopped in Gia on a Thursday night
and we were treated like royalty. The hostess is personable, staff is attentive and the food always outstanding. We got the spring salad with truffle oil, goat cheese and walnuts, next Veal Saltimbucca and of course we brought our bottle of wine as this is a BYO. Highly recommended."
Dined on 9/12/2013
We tried Gia's new location and
found the food as good as the original location. Good for large parties. Traditional good Italian food."
Dined on 9/2/2013
WANTED TO REALLY ENJOY AND SUPPORT
IT AFTER READING GIA'S STORY. THE ORANGE SALAD AT $9 WAS A HUGE LET DOWN BEING JUST AN ORANGE WITH MINIMAL GREENS AND DRESSING AND WASN'T EVEN SEEDLESS. THE FRIED PROVOLONE APP SHOULD HAVE HAD ANCHOVIES BUT CAME WITH LONG HOTS, MY WIFE'S STUFFED LONG HOT APP WAS STUFFED ROASTED RED PEPPERS INSTEAD, ALSO I ASKED MY INCLUDED PASTA NOT BE PUT IN WITH THE FAMILY STYLE BUT KEPT SEPERATE AND SERVED WITH JUST OIL AND WAS CHARGED AN ADDITIONAL $7. NO BREAD, ROLLS , OR CONDIMENTS WERE SERVED OR OFFERED NOR WAS THE RESTURANT WEEK MENU UNTIL WE REQUESTED IT WHICH ONLY MY WIFE ORDERED FROM. OVERALL A NICE PLACE A BIT PRICEY,BUT YOU NEED TO CHECK THE ACCURACY OF YOUR ORDER AND STAY AWAY FROM THE ORANGE SALAD."
Dined on 8/26/2013
We go to Italian restaurants a
fair amount. The food was okay. Most Italian restaurants would serve a small side pasta with a non pasta dish but we did not find that at Gia's. It was restaurant week so we got the specials for that but found that the dessert was very small and not that tasty."
Dined on 8/25/2013
Great BYOB. Found this place
vacationing in Wildwood. Would definately go back on my return."
Dined on 8/21/2013
We ate at the other Gia location a
few years ago and it was good. This time I think it was better. Chicken Sinatra was fresh and tasty. My wife had the olive oil garlic with pasta and walnut crusted flounder which both were excellent. The special strawberry salad with mixed greens was good but expensive, $15.00. The experienced waiter, Luigi was right on, something that is hard to find in Wildwood."
Dined on 8/18/2013
The kitchen was backed up when we
got there at 8 PM. I was surprised to find out they did take out. A huge order threw everything off. The server explained it was an order for a good customer. The owner went table to table saying how sorry she was. So after a fairly long wait we were served a great meal. It was worth the wait. If you go and you have to wait do it, I would wait again."
Dined on 8/6/2013
The food is terrific. The people
are friendly. I always feel like I am back in South Philly eating at a neighborhood Italian restaurant."
Dined on 8/2/2013
The food was excellent! Table
service was poor! We have TWO servers to Waite on us and could not get the orders straight when served. Now this is an Italian restuarant , and when the food was served, neither server asked if anyone needed CHEESE! Then no follow up to see if anybody needed dessert and/or coffee. I had to flag another waiter to get the check. Parking a major problem here. Meter parking all around. I put money in the meter, but went to get change from the restaurant, but was told they did not have any! How do you not prepare for your customers needs! Again food excellent- service lousy."
Dined on 7/20/2013
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