Anjelica's Restaurant

4.8
461 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sunday dinner
Sun 4:00 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 461 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Anjelica’s is consistently good. We took friends from out of town and they loved it.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was great . Even tho we had a reservation we had to wait about a half hour so that wasn’t ideal ... but after we finally got seated everything else was amazing !

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Has a great evening. Minimal wait for seating. Server Josh was spot on! Only flaw was kitchen got backed up and our enter was brought to table 20 minutes later than it should have been served. Josh recognized the issue, kept us informed and made amends!
Wonderful evening!

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3.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Portions are much smaller than previous visits. Ordered the special and ended up being $78 but the waitress never told us the price before ordering. Wouldn’t return

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Always a great dinner, excellent service I highly recommend

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The air conditioning was not working. Other than that great.

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Very slow service. Sat for 15 minutes with no refills on drinks. Took 20 mins to receive the check when prompted for it. Waitress failed to acknowledge table when walking past a few times.
Food is great, however.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

This was our second time here! It's hard to even get a reservation, they are always packed! The food, ambiance and service are impeccable..we shared the fritto misto and the meatballs..the food is seriously delicious!! I had the branzino ...absolute perfection! I can't wait to go back:)

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

We always try to stop here when we are visiting my sister-in-law. I would say we go here every time but always popular and difficult to get reservation so highly recommend going and, more importantly, highly recommend to book in advance.

BYOB so that is great money saver. Though they have outdoor "Vienna" side alley outdoor seating, we prefer inside actually. Always so many specials we end up asking to repeat. Go with fun people so you can try a few apps and entrees.

We venture up and down NJ shore for years and years and Angelica is our favorite, period.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Always great food and wonderful service. I especially loved your toasted bread with ricotta and salsa of mango, tomatoes and prosciutto.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The food is exceptional and always consistent I have been to all the so called best Italian restaurants in no this is by a far the best in nj also the service is always great

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Angelica's menu is always a treat. The specials are creative and fabulous. Only comment is that you cannot go for a late dinner ( after8) and find all the specials still available. That is the only disappointment.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Outstanding every time we go! No matter who waits on us, they all know the details of every dish that comes out of that kitchen full of really good chefs. Wish I lived closer!

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Love this restaurant, but unfortunately we had poor service on this particular night. The server excused himself three times for extended periods while telling us the specials- we were confused and annoyed. Asked for lemon/lime for our sparkling water multiple times and finally asked the host who promptly brought a plate full. Our entrees were so late we would have preferred to cancel them. A shame because the food is consistently good here.

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2018

it's our second visit and it became a disappointment, we made reservation two weeks earlier and after arriving we waited 20 minutes. Finally a table, many items on the menu not available and we ordered something from the daily specials. While we were waiting a lot of tables around were unsatisfied, food was not good prepared and waiting time was long, We were still positive but after two hours waiting and still no dinner, we understand why people were unsatisfied. It is a sign of too many reservations and a bad organized kitchen. It is helpfull when waiters can explain but if nobody explains or come with a very stupid explaination the irritation will increase. This restaurant is not worth to be on the open table list!!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Al fresco lunch did not disappoint! Many of the same dinner entrees but also a few sandwiches. Casio pepe is always a favorite and the strawberry fennel salad was light and refreshing. Frito misto is an amazing starter and the marinara sauce is amazing! Carlos is an amazing waiter and the staff as always is friendly and welcoming.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Not as expected

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great. Always consistent

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Anjelica’s 10/10. Amazing food and service. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

My family and I went to Anjelica's for my mom's birthday over this past weekend. The service was outstanding. We went for lunch, but our server let us know that Anjelica's was happy to have us use the dinner menu if we preferred something to eat there. We had the cheese/meat plate and fried calamari for an appetizer which was exquisite! The ricotta was so fresh. For dinner, I had the risotto stuffed chicken and several people in our party had the pork chop, veal and linguini with shrimp. We all ate every last bite of food. I would absolutely come back here for dinner with girlfriends, a date night, or with my family again. Thank-you for a fantastic meal!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Fantastic food with great service. From out of town and chose this restaurant based upon comments from other diners on open table.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Fantastic as usual!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Five Stars !!! This was my 3rd time at Angelica’s and once again they out did themselves. The service was incredible and the food was so delicious I didnt want the meal to end. We had stuffed figs, artichokes, carpaccio and charcuterie to start amazing, amazing, amazing. Then we had the bone in strip with truffle fries and after tiramisu. This by far is my favorite place to eat !!!!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

8th wedding anniversary

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The atmosphere was lovely. We had a nice large table for two. The attention from the servers was excellent. It was a Wednesday early evening and even though it was busy the noise level was descent so we could carry on a conversation.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Excellent food and service. Have dined here several times and it never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Always good food and nice time at Angelicas. Hard to get reservation in summer so you really need top plan ahead.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The food was good, however, it was loud and crowded. Our waiter could not get to the other side of the table, we had to hand food over each other. I would have been totally ok with doing that except this was not an inexpensive restaurant, $8.00 for a scoop of vanilla ice cream is ridiculous. For the amount of money we spent on dinner I would have expected better atmosphere. In general, the food was well prepared, and we all enjoyed our meals, but I do not think it was worth the price.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Everything was outstanding - and the outdoor dining was a nice change of pace!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Angelica’s , as always, is a perfect dining destination. Food quality and preparation is always top notch. Seasonal offerings and specials are plentiful and enticing. Service is wonderful, friendly and informative. We enjoyed ricotta cheese stuffed fried zucchini flowers- amazing and light. Branzino filet and veal saltimbocca were perfectly cooked. Desserts light orange pound cake- scrumptious. And we met Angelica who came out to greet her guests before getting back to her kitchen. Thank you Angelica, again, for another wonderful meal. PS it’s BYOB ! Then take a stroll on Sea Bright’s new boardwalk!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Anniversary. Great everything.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Just started coming to Anjelica's and it has immediately become a favorite. All of the food is incredible, homemade and authentic Italian. The eggplant appetizer is amazing. Cacio e pepe is favorite. It is always bustling so try and make a reservation. The wait staff are knowledgeable and flexible. Will be returning time and time again.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Birthday celebration 🎂 service very attentive and did not rush you! Food excellent

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food was very good and while it was a bit noisy, the worst part was the service. The waiter was "lost" most of the time and we had to run him down to get things. He needs another profession.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Top notch Italian food

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

As always, amazing food, terrific service and great energy!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

As always...Amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

As always Angelica's menu is so good that it is always hard to choose what you want. We decided to do a chef's choice and asked our server to get us what she considered her 5 favorites from the appetizer menu and the entree menu ( including all the specials!.) We were delighted with everything that we were served. Always a pleasure. Make sure you have reservations!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

We LOVE this restaurant. The good is always spectacular. I love the angry lobster. It’s the best I’ve had anywhere. However , all dishes are great. Pretty busy every night. Very hard to get in but worth it.

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