Anjelica's Restaurant

4.9
406 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Since 1996, Anjelica’s Restaurant has been one of New Jersey’s premier Italian restaurant destinations. Family owned and operated, Anjelica’s maintains a credo of excellence in its quality of food, warm service and gracious hospitality.

In a setting of casual elegance, Anjelica’s takes inspiration from the rich culture of Italian cuisine as well as local, seasonal ingredients that abound the Jersey Shore. Sourcing from local purveroys, Anjelica's takes pride in using fresh farm eggs for their homemade pastas and using organic produce as often as the market allows. The heart of Anjelica's is a blend of comfort and freshness.

Anjelica’s was devastated by hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. It was rebuilt from the ground up and 350 days later reopened its doors to critical praise. Anjelica’s continues to capture a unique warmth and comfort and maintains its reputation as one of New Jersey’s finest and most beloved restaurants.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Farm-to-table, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(732) 842-2800 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Raymond Lena
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Catering
Anjelica's offers a variety of catering options for you special events. Please contact us at 732-842-2800 to discuss packages and custom menus for your event!
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street Parking available as well as Municipal Lot.
Town paid parking only in summertime.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 406 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Top notch wonderful Italian food! We sat outdoors on the sidewalk which to us was preferable to the dining room which is very loud. We had a reservation but had to wait about 15 minutes. Service was great though. The baked capellini app was heavenly as were our entrees (tuna, halibut and veal scallopini Parm. The side of broccoli rabe as garlicky and delicious. It is pricey but totally worth it. BYOB so that helps a bit. Can’t wait to return!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy dining outside at Angelica’s . Great menu options and Carlos is always a greater server. Introduced friends to Angelica’s this trip and they really enjoyed it too!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always great.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was only our second visit to Angelica’s as we are new to the area. The cuisine is outstanding! Couldn’t find better in Italy! The ambiance is extremely pleasant and the servers phenomenal! This time we had the pleasure of having Mary as our server and last time Victoria. Both are magnificent and made our dining experience memorable. Angelica’s is truly a gem!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Angelicas is all about the food> Always a great meal, food cooked to perfection with great flavor. Service is always top notch ! Never a bad thing about this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We’ve dined here four times now and they never disappoint. This time I celebrated my birthday and it was fantastic. The service and food is always outstanding.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We went for lunch to celebrate our anniversary. The octopus appetizer was fantastic. I had a pastor special that was delicious and even made room for a terrific chocolate mousse dessert. Besides having terrific food or service was excellent and noise level was moderate Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Will go back ....

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Anjelica’s remains the best Italian eatery on the Shore. Hands down.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We can always count on having a good meal at Angelica's! Best mussels, always very tender.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great way to get business done!!! Amazing food and great service!!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great restaurant food was very good all severs worked together some items on the menue very pricey overall great place will come back LeonardG

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Difficult to get reservations, now I know why... worth the wait

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My boyfriend and I tried Anjelica’s for the first time last night for dinner. Upon arrival, we were told we would have to wait another 30 minutes for the outdoor table we had reserved a week in advance or we could sit down in the dining room immediately. Not for anything, but if you reserve an outdoor table in the middle of the summer on Ocean Avenue, chances are outdoor seating is a important part of your experience. We sat down inside to a bustling, near-obnoxiously loud atmosphere with servers zipping by us and carrying trays over our heads. We brought a rather nice bottle of red to take advantage of BYOB, but our server said they didn’t have a decanter ready so we had to let it open in the bottle. We were rushed through the meal at every course. At one point, we asked our server to slow the pace but she responded that she had “already put everything in to be fired up” and “would see what she could do”. We weren’t offered dessert because the kitchen closed at 11pm. My advice? If you have open reservations for 9:30/10pm, you better be prepared to serve those tables start to finish. I’m not sure if you were fooled by our age, as we are a lot younger than your usual crowd, but we are able tell when we don’t get the same treatment as everyone else. It takes more than good food to maintain a great restaurant - service and environment are just as important to a diner.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

always spot on delicious food. best in town. wait staff are exceptional. Its a place where everyone knows your name! Cheers!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This is by far the best place to eat in all of Monmouth County

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Anjelica’s is top notch in food, service and staff. I have never left there disappointed...a must to try and you will return again and again and again....

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We have been here before and never disappointed. The food is always excellent and the service likewise. My only complaint is that when the restaurant called at 1PM to verify our 5:15PM reservations we should have been informed that there was an air conditioner problem. As in no AC. It was hot, people leaving their tables to go outside. Felt bad for the staff that had to deal with a very unpleasant situation. They did bring in a one ton unit which was a joke.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Guaranteed a great meal.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great food as usual. A must for foodies. Go at least once a week if we can get in. Reservations a must. Make weeks in advance

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Too noisy. But food was as always great. Superb service. Too crowded. Because of rain they kept setting up extra tables

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Every time I’ve been here I’m sitting next to the busy kitchen door. Takes away from good food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

What a delight to know this place will open for lunch during the summer months. So absolutely enjoyable all the way around. Excellent food and service. Headed back again this week.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

You will never get a better meal anywhere! Food, service & atmosphere is all the best you will ever have.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

consistently excellent food and service. convenient parking. generous portions.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent. Delicious and fresh food. Wonderful staff.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The experience was probably one of the best I’ve ever had (and i eat out A LOT). Julie, our server, was fantastic and helped really capture the essence of Anjelica’s. We will definitely be back soon!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent food as always

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Another stellar experience. It’s obvious that they strive for perfection. They’re passionate about serving consistently fresh and delicious food. We love Oscar, one of their top servers. He treats each guest as if they’re one of his best customers. We have another reservation this week. I’m bringing out of town family to my favorite restaurant on the shore.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great food as usual. Our first stop when we returned from florida

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Wonderful experience, little noisy but otherwise everything was great

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

As always, excellent. The food was great the service was great and the prices reasonable.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food was excellent. The salads were crisp The entrees were hot and delicious. We did not feel rushed.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food is outstanding. It is difficult to decide what to have. Fritto Misto fantastic! Saturday night before mother’s day was crazy busy & overwhelming. Very crowded and unfortunately did take away from this wonderful restaurant. Very noisy & chaotic. Will definitely come back for lunch or weeknight !!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Anjelica’s- Simply the BEST!! From the staff, to the service, to the food they never disappoint!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This restaurant always seems to be buzzing but the food is worth the wait. We had the meatball appetizer with peppers. Very good but if you are not a hot pepper lover, it might be best to ask for mild. Our main dishes didn't disappoint; the halibut was excellent and the pea risotto so creamy. The ravioli was light and the artichoke stuffing was really great.

This continues to be one of our favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Mothers Day

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food and service are consistently outstanding!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I found the food to be too salty for me, but the food was
pr epared very well.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We enjoyed everything we ordered. The Fritto-Misto was cooked perfectly. Our dinners were delicious and the Napoleon desert was the best we've had. My only regret is this place isn't closer to where we live or I would frequent it more often.

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