Gia by Vincent and Mia Chiarella

Gia by Vincent and Mia Chiarella

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 6097292802
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 4:30pm - late nite (contact for daily hours)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: 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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  • Parking: Private Lot
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Gia by Vincent and Mia Chiarella reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (27)special occasion (23)fit for foodies (21)romantic (17)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was Resturant week and mom and I wanted to try a new place!! Gia's stood out to me because I seen it on tv for the best of the shore!! The moment we walked in and Gia greeted us she was amazing and friendly!! Our server was so nice and suggested the Resturant week menu!! Food was outstanding and hot!! It was very busy but a little to loud. We will be back for sure. So happy to found a excellent resturant!! Thank you Gia's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back.
    diamondbeachbum
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our service and food were excellent. We like the fact that it is a BYOB. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kathy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Horrible service, 9except from one waiter who wasn't our waiter ) Ran out of bread so substituted cucumbers ?? sloppy service, courses brought to table before finishing the one in front of us. appetizers good, main course bland. Would have been better off eating at a boardwalk establishment
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  • Great meal and wonderful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had a delicious meal at Gia The service was excellent Our waiter was John B They give u Nice portions so we took some home with us for lunch the next day Cost was not too expensive Compliments to the chef!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wilbur
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was good but wait time on courses very long. From order till appetizer took over an hour. Probably would not return.
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  • Overall Very Good
    Jacki
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food and service were excellent. The waiter's recommendations were superb from appetizers to desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is one of our all-time favorites and it did not disappoint. Large portions, great preparation -- a can't miss.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gia's Is A Rare Diamond - II
    Mark2Alexis
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My daughter & I made dinner reservations and we're greeted warmly by Beth Sobel Chiarella. Team Gia all stopped by and greeted us especially Devon, Crystal, Connor & our waiter for the evening Michael Gatto. The appetizers were scrumptious from shrimp to calamari - all Cheferella special creations and dinners were amazing as usual. Despite the restaurant being very busy, service was prompt, courteous and a delight. Team Gia makes you feel like a member of the family and the Cheferella Mia F Chiarella never fails to delight with her cuisine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gia's is a Culinary Diamond
    Mark2Alexis
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Gia's has become our favorite place to dine for fine cuisine. Since our first visit earlier this summer, we have repeatedly been impressed by the culinary creations of the Cheferella Mia F. Chiarella herself, the warm friendly ambiance and the overall sincere care provided by Team Gia.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!!
    Proll
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Do yourself a favor and check out this amazing spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Will not return. Cold food. Tasteless muscles. Wrong food order. Poor table service. Didn't even have the correct cutlery to eat with.
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  • Positive experience with few bumps
    Visitinginwildwood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Chicken parm was delicious, we asked for grilled chicken and while not on the menu they accommodated us. Chicken Milanese came out as a breaded chicken cutlet. The chicken was delicious, but not what was expected. linguini with spinach in garlic and oil had no taste. Fried calamari delicious, but plate was half empty. No bread served -- my daughters' noticed that other tables had been served bread. We agreed we would go again, but would ask questions and order differently.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Good Food, Overpriced
    LawHooVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was very good and tasty. However, it is ridiculously overpriced for what you get and where you get it. It is also BYOB and no liquor store close by. Lots of large tables which means a small party could get lost in the mayhem, but the service was right on point and attentive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Dinner!
    tneynop
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We visited Gia's for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience! We were met by Mia at the door, she was very gracious. Everything we had from the bread and dipping oil to our entrees was simply succulent! I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are interested in a very high quality meal! My wife had a veal dish that was unbelievable and my steak was tender, very tasty and cooked exactly as ordered! The desserts look delicious but we were so stuffed after our dinner, we didn't have room to try them!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Proll
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Do yourself a favor and try out this local gem that blows away any spot at the shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to end a vacation
    willgoback
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Gia's is a great italian restaurant. The sicilian calamari was spicy, but not too hot. The one order of this appetizer was enough for four of us. The fried provolone cheese with anchovies was another great appetizer our table of five shared. The entrees were great also. Three out of the five ordered veal sorrento and you did not need a knive. This dish was so flavorful and again the amount of food was very generous. Our server Giuseppe was the best. His knowledge of the menu was very impressive. He could tell you what every dish and how it was made. Even with the restaurant being as crowded as it was Giuseppe was right there for any assistance. We never feel rush, but definitely you felt welcomed. Everything was homemade even the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fine meal
    Tony
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our meal was excellent, service was great and as always we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kyle
    Kyle
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food was very salty. We had to send one entree back because it was very salty and unable to be eaten. The waiter told us that he had eaten the dish and it was always salty. They left the returned entree on the bill and I refused to pay for bad food. . It then took 17 minutes to get it removed from the bill. Maybe the management should spend less time drinking wine and keep an eye on its guests.
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  • Never ceases to amaze!
    brooders
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Right from the start we knew it was going to be a busy night at our favorite restaurant Gia's when we saw the party of 40. This didn't affect our service or our food one bit. Sicilian calamari was crispy not greasy, amazing marinara, hot cherry peppers and capers. Warm bread,wonderfully flavored dipping evoo and some of the best pickled cuke slices! Veal sorrento featured the most tender veal with spinach,prosciutto and mozzarella in a rich mushroom Marsala sauce was so delicious I was tempted to lick my plate. My BFF salmon lover ordered the special nut encrusted done to perfection. We were welcomed by the delightful owner/hostess and the owner/chef came out to say hello and check on our meals. Service was friendly and spot on!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but online menu is outdated
    NeverCook
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    As many other reviews noted, a good restaurant in the area. I suspect a lot of reviews on different sites were by friends/etc. . Too many reviews where they mention the owners and chef personally but in most cases, reviewers mention the "owners"or "chefs" not their personal names. The menu is outdated on the website and the prices are much higher (about 20%). I find this to be very misleading especially at the shore when so many families have kids and perhaps on a dinner budget. If they have time to have new menus printed, they certainly have time to update their menu online. With all that being said, the food was really good. The Sicilian Calamari was great. I had Chicken Tomasino and he had Veal Gia and we both enjoyed our meals.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dtownfam
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Been to Gia's several times. Like the new location much better. Delicious Italian food, very generous portions, reasonable prices for a tourist area. Hostess and waiter very friendly. We will be back next trip to the shore.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildwood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have been to Gia's many times and we are never disappointed. The ambiance, atmosphere and food are excellent. On our recent visit to celebrate a birthday, our server, Sean, was excellent. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JPAD
    JPAD
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Hard to find good Italian food in this neighborhood, Gia's food was delicious! Would go again.
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    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out at the shore
    JimMVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food and friendly, attentive service. Our waiter made excellent recommendations.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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  • Great food & service
    Jerseyfoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on a recent visit to Gia's. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was delicious and well prepared. The salad with arugula, pears and cheese was surprisingly good. The entrees were fresh and flavorful and provided generous portions. Our only complaint is the restaurant's setting. The room is dated and needs to be renovated. If the owners are able to update it or relocate, this restaurant would be a welcomed gem in the Wildwoods.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gia at the Sand Castle
    Patjphilly
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch Dining
    Sinner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try Gia - great find on the island
    Lsperbs
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Experience
    merchVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Falcon
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food was excellent (Italian) Outstanding menu during restaurant week and very reasonable
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food
    SteakEater
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lindylou
    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.
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  • Great food
    diamondbeachbum
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but very Italian
    miami307
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    Reggie
    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!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best of the Crest
    JimBiomed
    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!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Although very friendly, the wait staff was less than attentive and slow to react to special requests. Very likely to return.
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    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Gia's does it again and again!!!
    brooders
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly service
    njguy
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gia
    Eric
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!
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    good for groups
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