Anjelica's Restaurant

4.9
562 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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
Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 2:00 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 562 People Are Saying
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JG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely delicious. My favorite restaurant by far.

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been to Anjelica's several times now and it never disappoints. Ordered from the special menu, short ribs, veal parmigiana on the bone.. great great Caesar salad. Its a BYOB so it keeps the cost down but the food is fabulous, portions just right and great great service. It is noisy and small but worth the drive. On weekends, you will need reservations.. especially in the summertime as the ocean is right across the street so the town is very busy during the summer.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints.

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r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been hearing and reading outstanding reviews about Angelica's for a long time and we finally went for my wife's birthday. 7PM on a freezing cold night and the place was packed! Luckily, we made reservations 2 months ago. DON'T GO WITHOUT RESERVATIONS!
We were quickly seated. Our server, Carlos, was wonderful. He carefully explained all the specials and came back and re-explained when we had questions.
We shared the eggplant parm appetizer and it was large and very very tasty.
My wife chose the rack of lamb from the night's specials. There were 8 ribs and they were cooked exactly as she requested...exactly.
I chose the short ribs, also from the night's specials and it was a perfect dish!
The portions were large enough to satisfy us that night and still provide enough leftovers to have another dinner at home the next night.

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J
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as usual. Never ever a bad meal. Service always on the money!

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AE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was the PERFECT restaurant for any celebration. Everything was delicious, and the service was great. Our waiter was extremely thorough and knew everything there was about every dish. The staff was extremely accommodating, but you MUST make a reservation in advance.

And there was a coat check, which was such a nice surprise!

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TH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another Incredible meal at Angelica's! I could eat the Baked Cappelini every day. New special pasta with manila clams and sausage with white wine was a winner for the first night! Beef Carpaccio was the best I have ever eaten. Simple but perfect. Short rib was rich and delicious. Halibut over shrimp and lobster risotto was another hit. Gets better every visit!

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CF
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anjelica's is my favourite restaurant, period. Food is fabulous, service impeccable. It is noisy and crowded (and hard to get a table), but worth it. Also BYOB, which is a huge plus for a restaurant with just great food and service.

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T
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

They have no waiting room and if you sit by the door as we did people are staBring over you and bumping into your chair

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LU
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with excellent service. Food is always spot on! Terrific version of cacio e pepe!

Highly recommended

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FS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great dinner here when we can get a table. There are so many dishes from which to choose but on this cold evening we were looking for comfort food — the veal chop on the bone pounded thin and prepared parmigiana style. Delicious food, extensive menu, and attentive staff make this little gem a winner.

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BB
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a wonderful experience at Angelica’s. It’s usually not terribly loud but we had a gentleman and I use the word loosely who sat behind us swearing like he was with a bunch of friends at I don’t know where! We couldn’t wait for him to leave totally obnoxious. It put a damper on our otherwise wonderful evening.

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ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful as usual. Staff is great. Kitchen accommodating. Always make you feel special. Food is out of this world.

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AH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great here - always the freshest and highest quality ingredients from the salads and the fish to the delicious pastas. This a favorite of ours and we live the staff as well - always knowledge, accommodating to special requests and super friendly. Love Angelica’s!!

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P
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You do not want each girl full to end

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! This was our first time here, and Bobby was our server. We couldn’t of had a better server for our first time there, he was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and food there. There was a long list of specials he explained and every single one sounded interesting and delicious. He made great recommendations and we had not one complaint. Clams oreganata were amazing! We had another appetizer from the specials, I got the short ribs on special and my date got the lamb chops on special. Let me tell you, I’m extremely picky with lamb chops and don’t usually order them out to eat because I need them to be cooked perfectly and good quality, but these were the best lamb chops I’ve ever tasted. Had the tiramisu for dessert...hands down best tiramisu I’ve ever had. We will definitely be going back often!! Delicious!

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BN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. We went to celebrate a family Birthday. We were not rushed, the food was amazing and so was the service. I would highly recommend Angelica's to anyone looking for a wonderful experience that will not disappoint.

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I
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, atmosphere and Julie is always there with a smile if we need anything...She is the best server anyone can ask for..Oscar the manager cant be more accommodating....Highly recommended

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SZ
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The food is delicious. You definitely need a reservation. When we are dining there, the restaurant is always full.

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RL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, service is spot-on. Prices for high-end BYOB are more than fair.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Italian !

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T
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

FOOD AND SERVICE EXCELLANT .
WE WILL GO BACK AND DO PASTA ETC

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch. Made you feel very comfortable and like you mattered. Food was beyond excellent. HIGHLY recommend the pork chop. Portion sizes were big and you definitely get your money’s worth.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

the food here is amazing. the only issue we had was that we think the kitchen messed up our order, or the waitress forgot to ring in our entrees. we had an 8:45 pm reservation and ordered 2 appetizers which came out right away. at 10 pm we started to wonder where our entrees were... and they finally came out at 10:15 pm. an hour and a half waiting time to get your food? it seemed a little strange and it was never acknowledged by our server that there was an issue so we kind of just sat there looking around.

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SW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

three dinners were wonderful i ordered clam and linguini. waitress said pasta was home made it was NOT
AND THE CLAMS SMELLED SPOILED

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The anniversary of when we met 33 years ago on Halloween!

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VB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding
Food has so many levels of taste Oscar was a pleasure and so welcoming

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TS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The staff was excellent.
Enjoyed every minute.

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, from appetizer to dessert, with attentive service and a warm ambience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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DL
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The host, attentive servers, and food are top notch: a lovely dining experience. Definitely worth it for a special occasion. It's a bit pricey for the wallet for more frequent visits...wish we could dine here more often. But, when we do, it's always a good experience and enjoyable evening.

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w
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and excellent food. A must try if you haven’t been there.

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AK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Recommend highly. The lunch menu is wonderful and evening menu is first class. Great choices. Delicious . BYO

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LK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We love Angelica’s. It always feel special when we go!! A treat!

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AV
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is outstanding.

Food is amazing.
Service is top of the line!

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M
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but delicious. Couldn’t do it every week.

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TH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great combo of burrata, figs, prosciutto, and pistachios Angel Hair Pie is incredible! Short rib over polenta perfect for a cool. Really fine meal and pro style service from Tom. Very nice to accomodate last minute resi change from 4 to 2.

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Lakewood and I don’t mine the 45 minute drive the food has always been excellent.
Rocco

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S
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Good food and service but the tables are too close together and the noise levels are very high. If it was a sports bar it would be alright but high end dinner it doesn't work. They need to expand restaurant seating area for ambiance.

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L
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is definitely top notch and I wanted to give a 5 star for food because my wife loved her meal and the appetizers were great...but my meal didn't measure up. I had their short rib special and it was a big portion of really good quality meat but it was way too bland for me. I even needed to ask for salt! It was braised in it's own juices but there was nothing added to make it a little tastier. I would have thought that using a wine sauce would have been perfect. My wife had the halibut special and loved it. The risotto in both meals was also extremely good! Bob our server, was excellent and there is really a large wait staff to make sure you have everything you need. The ambience is great and even though the restaurant was packed the noise level was fine. Will definitely go back!

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