About 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.

3401 New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Global, International

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

Cross Street:
Oak Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 729-5755

Website:
http://www.alfesrestaurantwildwood.com/

Entertainment:
70's to current live music with various artists. Please see www.alfesrestaurant.net for specific artists. Friday - Saturday plus Sunday during summer.

Private Party Facilities:
Alfe's can accommodate up to 150 guests. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Kathleen Santilli: (609) 729-5755

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Alfe's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.2

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3.8

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (270)
Good for Groups (249)
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Hot Spot (89)
Notable Wine List (54)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Great for Lunch (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Great for Brunch (3)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2014

Took friends who had never been there for Christmas dinner. They were pleased and surprised by the quality of food and service from Patricia. We will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 6, 2014

Alfie's serves good southern italian food at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, the food is indistinguishable from the myriad of other similarly priced italian restaurants in the Wildwoods. Their "Jackey sauce" is a differentiator on their seafood dishes; however, not enough of a differentiator to make me want to return frequently.

The crowd is generally older (50s and 60s). There is ample dress parking . And, it's connected to a bowling alley if you're so inclined. Alfie's is a solid alternative for taking out the whole family out for a fairly priced Italian dinner. Make sure you leave room for a cannoli or tatufo for dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 5, 2014

The food and service were great. The portions of food were appropriately sized with the prices. I got two drinks which were okay-- nothing special. We sat in the dining area which was more quiet. There were two bar areas that seemed pretty popular. My only complaint is that was a very strong paint smell in the room. It was so strong that we almost left. We were glad we ended up staying because we all enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2014

from the moment we enter this restaurant,(the hostess) all through our experience, the bartender , waiter or waitress til the time we have completed our meal-it is a wonderful experience. friendly, never waiting for service, helpful, will explain all the ingredients if necessary=
just a class act and consistenly excellent experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 25, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a very relaxing dinner . Food was awesome . Mahi Mahi was so fresh. The veal very tender. Alfies has become one of our very special and favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 20, 2014

Enjoyable evening, good food and good service. Iwould recommend to friends

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 10, 2014

Every year we look forward to visting Alfe's! It's the highlight of our dining experiences!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 14, 2014

Alfe's never disappoints. Food is great. Service is great. Weekends are alway lively with entertainment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 31, 2014

The food was really amazing! It's hard to get in in the summer with the crowds. Very good!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 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!!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 16, 2013

Excellent as always!!! Great good with great family and friends!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2013

Alfies is always good and very consistant. Never had a bad meal hear.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 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!

Tags: 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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