Anjelica's Restaurant

4.9
703 reviews
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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.

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food never disappoints. Excellent meal, good service, but I feel like the tables are a bit too crowded together. We were there for our anniversary. I feel like it would be nice if our server had inquired about the occasion, as when you book on open table it asks you that question.

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e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Never got seated. Left after 45 mins. Mgr sorta laughed it off and said all my reservations late. Sadly, while its the best food in NJ, making a res is easy, getting to sit IMPOSSIBLE.

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Miami
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best food we have had in a restaurant in a long time.

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MA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting outside in the alley is like transporting to an intimate vacation destination for dinner.

Prices were reasonable. Appetizers (we had 4) were excellent. Pork chops on the menu were plump and juicy. Special of homemade tortellini was delicious.

We will definitely be returning.

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dining experience. From the setting to the service & food. Never disappoints.

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HF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a pleasure , outstanding food, service and ambiance

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, atmosphere!

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LG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a quality authentic meal. Dining there is the next best thing to being in Italia

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NY
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, AMAZING! Consistently the best food, service and energy. Never fails to please!

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V
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is the best. It spoils you for any other

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TH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing! The Octopus appetizer melted in our mouth! The dinner special gnocchi same just divine! Service is equally as amazing very attentive! I loved the different styles of plates they incorporate into their homemade dishes makes me feel like I am at my nonna's house, a truly comforting feeling!

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DM
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Anjelica’s. We were surprised to see how busy it was even at 6 PM on a Thursday evening. We were greeted immediately and continued to be watched over throughout the evening with plentiful staff. Staff were attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding. The veal Parmesan on a bone was enough to take home and have as leftovers. At first I thought it was overpriced, but given the quantity, I would say it was a good value. We didn’t know that it was a BYOB, but two blocks away was a liquor store where we could pick up some wine. Certainly will go back and have dinner again, but I certainly would think twice if I were bringing my entire family and had to feed 5 to 10 other people. Maybe for a very special occasion.

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e
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fav NJ place. As good as it gets. Great service staff and special food. Down at beach for the summer, we’ll be back weekly!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best overall outstanding meal on the Jersey Shore! Love it and can’t get enough!!!

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V
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as usual everything was delicious...have made reservations weekly for when we are in town.

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MM
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Don’t care where you dine, you will not find a better restaurant than Anjelica’s. From the incredible selection, to the smells from the kitchen, to the preparation and presentation, to the tasteful decor, to the wonderful and knowledgeable waitstaff, to the friendly and loving owners, but most of all the FOOD, you will be so thrilled to be enjoying your lunch or dinner here.

This is a repeat for us at least once a week and we have been coming since they opened their doors 23 years ago! I can’t tell you strongly enough to make a reservation 2 weeks in advance. You will be hooked.

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again, Angelica's proves it's the best restaurant on the Jersey Shore. Had the fritto misto and cannelloni to start. Both were excellent. Wife had the halibut over lobster risotto for the umpteenth time and it never disappoints. I had the strip steak, which I didn't like but once the staff was aware of this, they not only got me a new one but it was perfect. We love Angelica's!!!

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HG
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined inside (our preference) all four dishes and two appetizers were excellent. Server and busboys were attentive not annoying. Great indoor atmosphere.. Next time we will try outdoor alley dining... Jersey Strong !

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CE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my 3 friends tonight. They have never been- Loved everything about Anjelica's

Can't wait to go back

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday, food could not have been better . I had the Pork Chop. Never have I had one this good. The waiter was pleasant and we were not rushed. For desert I had a Napoleon which was fantastic.

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TA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always . I was pleasantly suprised when they offered my favorite pasta dish as a special ( Mafaldine with Meyer Lemon sauce). The special scallop entree was a winner as well. My wife had her staple( Halibut), which is always a favorite of ours. Staff is attentive as always. Cannot wait to eat there this Wed. evening

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JS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in NJ. From the food to the service to the setting, it is simply outstanding Italian.

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AL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply stated, the BEST of the BEST! NONE BETTER. Go for lunch &. beat the crowds. All fresco dining, weather permitting. 😋

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K
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, excellent service and a good time. You never leave hungry and you always want to come back again. Festive and noisy but that’s due to the FUN!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was wonderful and very accommodating. Food was so delicious!

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. We celebrated my wife’s birthday and she was thrilled.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Birthday! Asked for special birthday dessert ! Was not offered or delivered!😩

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MM
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best, first and foremost on the shore area. Call for reservation; always busy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Generally very good. Improvement that should be made ; waiter could not be understood when going over the evening specials. Very broken english (frustrating). Table placements are much too close. I realize that space is at a premium. With the prices charged a little more space between patrons would be appreciated.

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TA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent as usual - Had special pasta (Canelloni with English Peas) as well as a personal favorite(Branzino). Could not have been fresher tasting or better. Cannot wait to have this weeks special of day

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!!

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DD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

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TA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CONSISTENTLY GOOD Thats my opinion on how to describe the restaurant. Specials are ALWAYS on the money. Had the special rigatoni with sausage meat as well as lamb shank with baby english peas special . Delicious. Cannot wait for this weeks specials.

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. Always on point. The halibut special over lobster risotto was unbelievable!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Have been going to Anjelica’s for 20 years and it always delivers. The food is the best around.
It is unfortunate that they now have standing reservations for customers so you can never get a reservation at choice dinning times.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food...make sure you explore the specials. Floor is crowded and tables can be cramped. Reflects the popularity of this gem.

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Thank you for the great day

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CI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, staff courteous, friendly, great knowledge of the menu, on top of cleaning your table and filling your glasses. Prices a little in high side but the food is worth it. Reminds me of my grandmothers cooking including the dinnerware. You won’t be disappointed

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos , our server was very attentive to our groups needs. He is fantastic! Also Manuel and of course Oscar! Dining at Angelica’s is always a very special experience.

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D
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

upscale Italian with GREAT food and Carlos is Super

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