Mirabella Café
Mirabella Café
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Mirabella Café

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mirabellacafe.com/
  • Phone: 8563541888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joe Palombo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: If you're hosting a party, Mirabella offers full service, on- or off premises (drop off or pick up) catering, from hors d'oeuvres to full-course meals. Our Seven Fish Dinner To Go If you want to celebrate the Seven Fishes Feast at your location, speak with one of our catering specialists to select from the 35 to 40 fishes we prepare. We highly recommend booking your order early for this popular event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our banquet fare, for up to 100 people, makes your special occasion an event to remember, including Christenings, graduation parties, showers, holiday parties, business meetings, rehearsal dinners, Communions, anniversaries and birthdays, just to name a few.
  • Special Events: Christmas Eve-Our Christmas holiday is crowned with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a modest but steady flow of assorted fishes celebrating an Italian holiday custom. If you're dining at our place, you'll choose from 10 to 12 different varieties of fish.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kingston Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mirabella Café
Walking into Mirabella Cafe is like going to your grandmother's home in South Philly for dinner. At least, that's the experience that Chef Joseph Palombo is trying to recreate with his trattoria-style Italian restaurant. For a special treat, you can choose to dine at the chef's table, where you'll feast on a 12-course, authentic Italian dinner. Or join us come every Sunday for Mama's Sunday Gravy or participate in any of the charity events we sponsor on an ongoing basis. The Mirabella Cafe, which is a non-smoking BYOB restaurant, accepts reservations for all size parties on regular dining nights & requires reservations for holidays as well as charity & other special events. Contact us to buy gift certificates or join our mailing list.
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Mirabella Café reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Outstanding Italian Food!
    Kath
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    My husband and I recently had lunch at this restaurant while out shopping in the area. It was so delicious that we have returned for another lunch and then dinner with friends. I love everything that we ordered! Beginning with the bread and dipping oil that is served on every table, A crabcake with two special sauces on the plate, meditteranean seafood salad, house salad with fresh cheese, baked manicotti, gnocchi's, brocolli rabe. All So deliciuos, tasty and fresh! Our waitress was very helpful,she recommended a place nearby to run and buy wine since it is BYOB. The only comment as far as ambiance was that I felt a bit cold in the room. Otherwise, it is pretty with the white lights all around. Can't wait to return for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Me and my love went for valintines
    bjmc3208
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Me and my love went for valintines day dinner to try a new resturant that we saw often. It was a great time with fabulose food. I can not wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was attentive but
    thoughtfulfood
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Service was attentive but not overdone. Food tasty and well prepared. Atmosphere was pleasant but a bit crowded on Valentines Day. Overall very nice and would recommend highly.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • as always, Mirabella's did
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    as always, Mirabella's did not dissapoint on valentine's day. Joe did a menu of his specials form the previous year, and the worst part was having to only choose one. Everything was delicious as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good and the
    friendly
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The food was good and the staff was very friendly; however I was a little surprised that they charged for a refill of hot tea. A restaurant of this caliber should not be charging for refills in my opinion
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  • Absolutely fabulous meals.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Absolutely fabulous meals. service and surroundings
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was outstanding,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    The food was outstanding, however, the service was arguably not very good. Our party arrived twenty minutes ahead of our reservations, and since it was only around 4:20pm, there were not many diners in the restaurant, so we were seated right away. The swiftness of our service at first seemed like a blessing, but as we got into our meal, the whole experience felt very rushed. Our salads were brought to us within 10 minutes of our arrival, but then before we even finished, our plates were rushed away. Within 2 minutes of finishing our salads, our entrees were brought out, which, in some ways could be a good thing, but I would have preferred have had more space in between each part of the meal. Our plates were removed too hastily as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our very favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/26/2011
    One of our very favorite restaurants and worth the hour drive from Toms River!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • great food, really great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    great food, really great service, Our server was jake and kitchen backed up due to crhistmas eve. Jake was very informtative to us and making sure we were fine. food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had to wait for 40 minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    We had to wait for 40 minutes after our reservation to be seated and the restaurant ran out of mussels, clams and calamari. I would go back but not on Christmas Eve.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • way too crowded, felt like
    Donna
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    way too crowded, felt like I was eating for an audience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everytime I go to Mirabella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    Everytime I go to Mirabella Cafe they never cease to satisfy. The food is absolutely awesome!! This is my absolute favorite Italian restaurant. I just do not care for the house dressing - it is a lemon vinaigrette and it is too bitter. Ask for another dressing and all will be great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic we've celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    Fantastic we've celebrated two of my mothers birthdays there now and we will for sure do so again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Relaxing evening, good food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    Relaxing evening, good food, Carolers for the holiday.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a Large Group (12)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    We had a Large Group (12) on a day when there were many large groups in the restaurant. Our waiter was attentive and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good, could have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Food was good, could have had more seasoning . Hot, fresh ingredients. It is a BYOB which keeps the bill down. It was good but not a special night out, just another Italian restaurant in South Jersey.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • restaurant was wonderful.
    LoLo
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    restaurant was wonderful. food a little too seasoned for me. everyone else loved it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WE WERE SEATED AT A ROUND
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/5/2011
    WE WERE SEATED AT A ROUND TABLE, PERFECT FOR OUR OVER 75+ GROUP. THE TABLE WAS LOCATED OFF TO THE SIDE WHERE WE WERE NOT IN THE MIDST OF TRAFFIC.... IE: FOOD SERVERS, ETC. WE HAVE DINED HERE BEFORE AND FOUND THE MENU TO BE EXCELLENT..... CLOSE TO HOME, WITH A FINE MENU AND GREAT PARKING. OUR PARTICULAR FAVORITE..... PS: WE ARE NEVER RUSHED TO LEAVE, WHICH MAKES IT COMFORTABLE EASY DINING......
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Lovely Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    I received a Gift Certificate to Mirabella Cafe. My husband and I went on a Sunday night with a nice bottle of red wine. It is a very romantic place. The vines with the lights covering the ceiling make you feel as if your someplace else than a restaurant. The food from the bread and salads to the Mustard Crusted Salmon and Eggplant Rollatini were excellent. I highly recommend going!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is always great.
    DRBZ
    Dined on 11/25/2011
    The food is always great. The staff is very friendly. However, the best part is that if you have any dietary restrictions, Mirabella Cafe,is more than willing to meet your needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian food like mom
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/17/2011
    Great Italian food like mom use to make with moderno culinary inspiration; fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I brought an out of town to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    I brought an out of town to the Mirabella Cafe and he was very much impressed, with the food and our waiter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food here was very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    Food here was very good. We will return; no doubt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • everything was good ... EXCEPT
    thezVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2011
    everything was good ... EXCEPT the pasta fazooll( spelling?) it's supposed to be bean and pasta soup.. well, it had NO PASTA just beans. it should have been called BEAN SOUP. otherwise all was good. not great. but good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Comfortable, attractive, well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    Comfortable, attractive, well lite room with attentive staff. The fried calamari was tasty, but could have been a little more well done. The table enjoyed the sausage and broccoli ravioli. There was also a veal dish and filet fish dish that was also very good. The dinner was topped off with a creme brulee cheese cake and cannoli that was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tick tock!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Mirabella Cafe lived up to the reviews already posted here. The food was very good, but the very long wait to have it brought to the table made the experience less than desireable. It was just my husband and me and the tables were right on top of each other. I felt that the group at the next table thought we were listening to their conversation. Very uncomfortable. Don't think we will go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    While we enjoyed the food when we finally got some, the evening was spoiled by the extremely poor service. Our entrees were finally delivered about an hour and a quarter after we ordered. Clearly the kitchen was unable to keep up with demand. There was a private party outside, which may account for the service. Probably a good idea to stay away on Saturday night.
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  • Excellent food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    Excellent food and service! The duck ragu is amazing!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We had an excellent dining
    nelsteinVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    We had an excellent dining experience. Everything from appetizers to dessert was fantastic and our waiter was great. We am looking forward to returning
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mirabella is one of the most
    jrghistoryVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2011
    Mirabella is one of the most underrated restaurants around. Maybe because it's popular, maybe it's because it's southern Italian. But this isn't a red gravy place. I had a sausage and bocolli rabe ravioli dish served in sauce of white wine, mushrooms, and red pepper that was outstanding. From the amazing lasagna, comparable to the best of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, to the gnocchi in duck ragu, to the bronzino served tableside, Mirabella is whatever dining experience you want to make of it. I choose to call it excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We had a last minute reservation,
    opentablediner
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    We had a last minute reservation, so we didn't have much choice in tables and were seated at the kitchen entrance - facing the backside of the hostess desk, definitely a bad location, hence the poor marks for ambience and noise. To be fair, the hostess called me after she received the reservation and did say tablespace was limited, but we didn't expect to sit literally at the kitchen entrance. However both our server and the food were very good, and we do dine here frequently, so will not cross them off this list because of the bad table - but we won't sit in the back of the restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • South Philly in NJ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    A South Philly restaurant in New Jersey. The food is simple and good. Prices are reasonable. Chef Palumbo walks around and greets everyone.Portions are very large
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a "girl friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/21/2011
    Great place for a "girl friends reunion" --staff was freindly and efficient--we will go back!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been here many times
    Hoosiersus
    Dined on 7/8/2011
    We have been here many times before, but this was an off night. Service was poor and one of the entrees was undercooked. We were dissappointed.
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  • The server was very polite,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2011
    The server was very polite, but it took over a half hour for the entree to arrive, and it wasn't busy at all on the night we visited. I wish he told us what the hold-up was. Great gnocchi appetizer!
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  • Good, Not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2011
    This place is OK. Nothing is bad but nothing was stand-out. We got a little sick from the food but I can get over that. The ambiance was nice and we had a really nice waiter. The menu looked good but it certainly wasn't outstanding. I'd probably go back if I wanted a BYO and didn't have time to search for another place in the area.
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  • Deeeelicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2011
    This was a restaurant that I've been meaning to try - in my neighborhood - since they opened. I'm so glad I went. Mirabella was also recommended by a co-worker. We were celebrating one of my son's graduation (Masters Degree). My sons even told me they never saw me finish everything on my plate. Salmon was wonderful; pasta dishes were delectable. Rolls were the best! I will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Food was excellent and the service staff tried their best to accommodate the Mother's Day crowd. Server was friendly and tried his best to work many tables at once. It is my understanding there some emergency issues with staffing that caused them to be under-staffed. Overall, a good experience considering the under-staffing. The quality of the food was outstanding.
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  • Too many better Italian Options...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Took Mom for Mother's Day and she was disappointed. Very cramped,the food was overpriced and the service was fair at best. The restaurant was understaffed and actually started running out of food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The menu for Mother's day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    The menu for Mother's day was not varied. Most of the dishes had the same sauce. The house dressing was flavorless and the vegetables were oily. Our waiter was good, though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet