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.
As always, we had a great experience. Menu has changed slightly and we loved the new additions!!
One of my best favorite Italian restaurant. From appetizer to dessert was an A-one. We had burrata with butter nut squash and it was absolutely delicious! The butter nut squash combined with the burrata was out of this world. Main entree- my friend had the pasta with bolognese mixed veal and beef was excellent! I had the orecchiette rabe and sausage--sweet fennel sausage with broccoli rabe, parmigiano reggiano--it had an incredible taste! Orecchiette pasta done to perfection. We were fortunate to meet the owner- Anjelica herself who was generous of her time out of the kitchen to welcome and thank us for dining- what a kind, down to earth person she is-it was a pleasure indeed! The staff were very efficient especially Miguel. Oscar seated us and made sure we were comfortable. Great team work! And my compliments to the Chef. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back. 😊
Delightful as always! Although the room was chilly, we had a wonderful lunch!
Food was great, but wait for our table was long.
Food was very good. Mary, our server was excellent. The seating arrangement was terrible. We were placed at a table for two along side another table for two. There was only inches between the tables. In addition, there was not any room in back of our seats, and it was not possible to have a private conversation.
Always on point
had a fabulous lunch.
OMG, you have NO IDEA how amazing Anjelica's is! We have been eating there for 23 years and have NEVER had a mediocre meal. Everything is prepared w/love and perfection, and the taste leaves you wanting more and more. Who could believe that everything that comes out of the kitchen is so incredible, so artfully plated and served w/such devotion to the owners? The staff is well taught and works like a well oiled machine. They are knowledgeable and really care about the clientele.
If you don't call well in advance for a reservation, you are missing out. Plan ahead and DON'T forget!
Oscar and the entire wait staff were excellent. Very attentive despite a full restaurant. Food as always was excellent. Our favorite restaurant in the area when visiting from Florida.
We literally loved it. We are like fat kids and not sorry! Tom was the best waiter too.
Excellent! Our meals were the best we have had in a very long time! We will be back for sure!
Anjelica's remains one of the best places to eat at the jersey shore. A little pricey, but so worth it. The food is excellent and consistently wonderful and creative.
outstanding food, service, and atmosphere
Food was amazing. Our waiter Rob was so friendly and personable. Host Oscar was very friendly and welcoming as well. Veal chop special was cooked perfectly and so delicious (coming from a person who doesn’t even eat veal!!!) and the truffle pasta special was amazing. Fantastic dinner, going to make our reservations for our next dinner there now. Can’t wait to go back!!
I made a reservation based on the recent media coverage regarding Anjelica's ranking as one of the best restaurants in the U.S. We were seated right away after being greeted by an extremely courteous Maitre d. Our appetizers were superb -- the burrata special was outstanding! Our entrees (salmon and sea bass) we meticulously prepared and presented. Our server was extremely warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. The Maitre D approached us at the end of our meal to apologize for not recognizing this was a special occasion. I must have noted this when making my reservation via OpenTable - but honestly forgot. He presented us with some complimentary desserts to go - which was very thoughtful. I would highly recommend Anjelica's for any special occasion, or possibly an excuse to get close to beach for a wonderful meal. I will be back.
It was a wonderful birthday dinner
Dinner was outstanding! Usually on New Years Eve you get rushed in and rushed out. The servers are not attentive and the food isn’t great. In this case none of that took place. We weren’t rushed, our server was outstanding and the meal was excellent!!! Kudos to Angelica’s for a great evening!
Always a wonderful time at Angelica’s. It’s one of my favorite restaurants. Great food and service. We love the atmosphere and the low volume of the crowd. It’s our annual New Year’s Eve spot!
Recently listed as one of the top 100 retsaurants in the US by Open Table, we had to try it out since it was in our area (about 45 minute drive) and we hadn't really heard of it...it was all very good, a lovely holiday vibe on Dec. 30. with twinkly lights and pine. Food was very fresh, well prepared but not incredibly adventerous. Service was unobtrusive and attentive. The tables are packed quite tightly so you had to navigate getting up from the table. It was a chilly windy evening and guests waiting to be seated hovered over a few dining tables. Baked Capellini appetizer was nice but $26...Pasta dishes were homemade and delicious, Veal Milanese was pretty standard fare. Overall would recommend but probably won't return as there are many other choices in the araea. Top 100? That would be no...very good not great.
This was our first visit to Anjelica's and it did not disappoint. My wife and I thought that this restaurant was amazing!! Our meals were top notch and fairly priced. FYI, it's BYOB. If you have been thinking about dining here, don't wait any longer. It is well worth the trip.
Was seated i time by the friendly staff. Was not rushed. Everything from the apps, main course and desert were excellent!! Can wait to go back!
My absolute favorite restaurant. It is always 100% Amazing food and service.
As usual another great night , good service and excellent meals
My favorite. Always perfect and this time of year, beautifully decorated. 10/10!
Great. Really great.
Hands down the BEST Italian restaurant in New Jersey!!
Very good good but pricey....unfortunately, we were literally rushed from our table to accommodate the next patrons, who were looking over our table where management allowed them to stand while waiting....We were a party of three and.could not have been there from start to finish between 60 and 90 minutes... appetizers, main course and desert (a second cup of coffee was not offered)....it’s doubtful we will return
Beautiful restaurant with great lighting. Food was delicious& also impeccable service.
Delicious food & the staff was attentive and was very knowledgeable about ingredients.
5th time here and Angelica's NEVER disappoints! The food is to die for. Service by our waitperson is always first rate and additionally, other staff comes around to make sure we have all we need and inquires as to our needs.
And it's BYOB
I like to plan gatherings with friends, especially those not familiar with Sea Bright, at Agjelica's. Everyone always leaves happy on all counts with the dining experience. Special thanks to Oscar for his excellent supervision and organization of the dining room.
Lovely restaurant and excellent food!
Really enjoyed our first visit to Anjelica’s!! Tom was our main server who was awesome explaining the menu choices and recommendations for our first time. All the staff was helpful and lovely. Will definitely be back. Wonderful experience before the Christmas holiday with the impeccable decorating. Merry Christmas!!
Gift certificate for passing my brokers exam. Best lunch ever. First time not to drink wine. Wow. overall a glorious experience. Lunch !!
Wonderful food, great service. Who could ask for more?
Great food and service
Incredible as always. My favorite restaurant in NJ.
The best suggestion is to make an earlier reservation, and off season is so much nicer. Food is great, different appetizers, one better than the next. The Burrata app was an incredible mix of flavors...amazing.
Entrees all great, everyone loved them. Service was awesome, the orange cake with a great cup of coffee was the topper.
You won’t be let down but make your reservation well in advance.