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Assaggio!

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566 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Assaggio! is now open! This newly renovated restaurant features many of your Italian favorites as well as imaginative new items
and 27 Gluten Free Items on the menu.
Join us for Happy Hour Mon./Fri 4 to 7pm $5 house wines, well drinks & apps. the bar is comfortable enough to have dinner and meet new people.
Winner of the AC Weekly Best Happy Hour Award, Best Meat Ball Award at Resorts Italian Festival, our Chef Jorge Barreto won
Top 40 Under Forty Award, Assaggio! won OpenTable 2015 & 2016 Diners Choice Award and Trip Advisor Bravo Award
We use only prime meats and the freshest fish available.
Our pasta and sauce are all homemade on the premises daily.
We are proud of our Wine List that features the very best wine for your enjoyment.The second floor has been renovated for
intimate dining by the piano or for your parties.
Come by Assaggio! and enjoy a Taste Of Italy.
See you soon at Assaggio!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner 4 to 9:00pm Closed Monday in January, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(609) 965-3303
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jorge Barreto
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Private party facilities
The CAPRI Room upstairs at Assagio! is designed to create the perfect impression while accommodating your event's needs with ease and style: corporate luncheons and dinners, board meetings, seminars, pharmaceutical dinners, small weddings, showers and rehearsal dinners up to 45 people. Should your event require special services such as audio/visual equipment, flowers, special occasion cakes or balloons, Assagio! can make arrangements for you. We have our regular dinner menu which we can customize for your event as well as well-priced banquet menus available. Please contact us for more information about having your event in the newly renovated CAPRI Room.
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Private party contact
Mary Reyes: (609) 965-3303
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Catering
We would love to cater your party or business event. You can order from our dinner menu or have it customized to fit your needs. We also have a range of banquet menus for your party or business dinner. Chef Jorge Barreto can also whip up you favorite dish for you to wow your guests when you entertain at home. Contact us for your catering needs.

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mannheim Avenue
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Parking details
On site parking available
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Public transit
Bus stops in front of restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment every weekend during the summer season. Call to see who is playing this weekend!
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Special events & promotions
Chef Jorge Barreto is serving a new Jersey Fresh Menu each weekend this summer. From appetizers through desserts we have homemade dishes made from locally grown produce and fresh caught seafood. We also have our Assaggio! dinner menu available every night so you can enjoy your favorites. Our newest special is $5 BAR BITES at our bar Monday through Friday 4-7. Featuring "a Taste" of our specialties. Enjoy your BAR BITES with $3 Domestic Beers and $5 select drinks and wines by the glass. Come see and taste what everyone is talking about!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 566 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a great meal and great service

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very let down on how the food was. The fried calamari was terrible, was so bland and had no taste and then the seafood risotto wasn’t too great either. Seafood was like it was frozen and cooked in a bag. Everything was over cooked, I couldn’t even get the lobster out of the tail. Shrimp were very hard. Very disappointed considering the cost of the dish.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent food, great service! Mary went above and beyond to help my girlfriend who has food allergies! I would definitely recommend Assaggio to others!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We've been here before and we'll certainly be back. It's close by and a great " go to " spot when tired of everything else. The prices are reasonable and the service is always top notch! The owner even came around to ensure we were having a good time and to ask if our food was good. Give the place a try and you'll be glad you did!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything from the atmosphere to the service to the food was AMAZING!!! Bartender was very friendly. Owner walks around and makes sure everything is ok - which is great!!!! New favorite place to grab dinner!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was a special event for us because we invited a special person to dine with us. We all had fish. She had bronzino, my girl friend had flounder, and I had sword fish. All were prepared to perfection. Absolutely delicious. Our guest, a tiny person, ate the whole meal and had dessert. So, yes, we enjoyed the evening. We are frequent customers so we knew what we were in for. This restaurant is highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We went out for a much needed girl's night and it was my first time at Assiaggo's. It was Fabulous! If your gluten free like me, it is like landing in paradise. I would highly recommend the beet gnocchi - Amazing flavors.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent meal & service

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was wonderful! As it always is there

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

WE MET FRIENDS FOR DINNER ON A TUESDAY NIGHT. YHE RESTAURANT WAS NOT BUSY. THE WAITRESS/HOSTESS WAS GRACIOUS, KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE MENU AND VERY FRIENDLY. EVERY ONE ENJOYED THEIR MEALS, PRICES WERTE REASONABLE. MY CAPRA SALAD WAS DELICIOUS, BRONZINO WAS EXCELLENT. CHEF WAS VERY ACCOMMODATING IN CHANGING A SSAUCE FOR MY FRIEND'S DISH. WILL DEFINIETLY GO BACK AND TRY SOME ITALIAN DISHES WITH THEIR HOMEMADE PASTA.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Probably one of the best restaurants in the Atlantic City Area. We will be back!!!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Overall we had a lovely dinner . The food was very good.
The one thing that really put a damper on the evening was the TV over the bar. It really cheapened the experience. I wouldn't include Wheel of Fortune as part of a fine dining experience.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I wanted to love this place...ratings were great so I made a reservation for our 1 year wedding anniversary (I wanted it to be special) we braved the storm to go out to celebrate. Service was great, except the fact I had to ask to refill my water when there was only 3 couples in the whole place, 2 of them at the bar and the bartenders responsibility, but Emilie was bubbly and friendly and we don’t like to make a tough time. Appetizer was delicious...2 scallops and 3 onions for $15. We ordered the veal that you had to saw through with a side of extremely bland pasta. I ordered the $38 seafood paella that was subpar at best. Neither of our dinners were served with a salad which seemed odd but it is what it is. What was supposed to be a special night of celebration was turned into a rush to leave before we got too upset. We ended up going to a local bar to get more food as a $95 tab and a $25 tip left us still hungry, we didn’t even want to look at the dessert menu we just wanted to leave.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The food is great, well prepared and you get a whole lot of food. Mary the owner, is very special. She greet everyone at their table and sits and chats with you. If you have a special occasion , she will defiantly take care of you. So if you want a great meal, with a great atmosphere Assaggio's is the place to go.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Love Assaggio! So friendly, great food and cocktails. Nice live music too!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious! They have the best Gnocchis, great wine and great service!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Dining experience was fantastic. Low lighting and live music made for a very nice Valentine’s dinner for us. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We made a reservation for Valentine’s Day. Mia McKenzie was performing there, the main reason we chose Assaggio. We realized it would be a day of fasting, as it is Ash Wednesday this year. Only one meal was without meat. I called and asked, but no other choices were available. Luckily, the shrimp with pancetta was able to be made without the pancetta, so my honey was good with that. Thank you for accommodating our request! We had a lovely evening. Mia was great! Our server was super!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

As always it was amazing. Food delicious, ambiance great, Mauro sweet:)). Thank you!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Perfect setting for a quiet New Year's Eve dinner. Great food, service as always. Nice touch was the mellow guitarist playing soft music throughout. Only in a classy intimate restaurant does the owner come around to greet guests at each table. Bellissimo Assagio

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were very pleased with every aspect of our dining experience at Assaggio. We will definitely be returning soon!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We were seated upstairs because we had a party of nine.. very nice but the live music was downstairs. Very good food and the service was attentive and accommodating.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Some unusual dishes were very well prepared. Menu had lots of different offerings, not the usual run of the mill. Good value for the price though wine menu a little pricey.
Wait staff & owner friendly and accessible. Only complaint was our table was a little small (for the very large menus) and close to the entry door, cold every time someone came in. Next time would clarify seating. Definitely will go back. One of the best in the area.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a delightful dinner. The service was very good and they had entertainment which was also enjoyable to listen to during dinner.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Our family went to dinner and everybody loved the evening. First, the cocktails were generously poured and the wait staff (Emily) was so kind and attentive. We all enjoyed an assortment of cheeses served on a logged wooden board with honey truffle(wow) and assorted jams, almonds, and light bread sticks while enjoying the fresh aroma of a sprig of roasted thyme. The appetizers were delicious, but the ravioli carbonara was OUTSTANDING (ravioli stuff with the yoke of egg and ricotta cheese gently bathed in a sauce that is simply delicious! Each of use ordered different entrees to include, fresh fish, veal parmigiana, braised short ribs, and shrimp and pea risotto. WOW! Oh, and the gnocchi is the best I ever had! The chef came out to visit each of the quest which added to the evening. A plus was a musician who played quietly in the background the flute, clarinet, tenor and soprano sax never taking a break! Thank you Assagio! A memorable night for my family. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was undeniably delicious, everything from the appetizer to the meal itself. We went on a week night and a little later for dinner so it was fairly slow; our waitress was very slow and on her phone often instead of tending to our table and the one other table in the room. Aside from her lack of attentiveness it was very well worth it.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and food. Thoroughly enjoyed the meatball appetizers.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved the freshly made pasta, and Emily was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

My cousinand his wife were here on a visit from Miami and what a pleasant surprise to fine that Mary and my cousin's wife were from Cuba Well what a wonderful time they had together. Don't ask me what they were saying but you would think that they knew each other all their lives. I am so glad that we took them there Mary makes you feel right at home. Food is wonderful too.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

One of my favorite places. The beet gnocchi never disappoint.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful meal - great service - we eat at Assagio every time we are in Absecon

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my second time at Assaggio and my guest’s first time. Truly enjoyed the meal along with the accompaniment of music while dining. Definitely felt welcomed and appreciate the excellent service. The fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp was creamy and light, definitely enjoyed the flavor and it was filling.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We returned to Assagio after a great first dinner there, and had another great meal. The food was absolutely wonderful. This time, we there was live music that did not compete with the ambiance, but complemented it. Our server, Dara, was an absolute delight, making spot-on recommendations, and couldn't have been more friendly. We can't wait until we can return again.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

As a celiac, Assaggio is a dream come true. As someone who loves food, Assaggio is HEAVEN. The fresh ingredients, flavors, and quality of the food cannot be surpassed. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming while being romantic. The staff is always attentive and friendly. This is my favorite place!

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food, but a little busy - only saw our server about 3 times because she was running around doing a million things. Other than that, great time, great music, great food, great wine!

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Double Birthday celebration! Great food. Owner stopped at table- nice touch

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1.0Dined on October 21, 2017

I wanted very much to like this place as I had heard great things about it. Unfortunately, it was not to be. This restaurant has great potential but is under very poor management. The poor management will be the demise of this restaurant if not changed. They over-seated the restaurant, backing up the kitchen. We had dinner reservations for 7:00pm and were seated right away, but two hours later we still had not received our entree and we cashed out. We did manage to eat a salad and our two appetizers that we had ordered. The scallops were very good but the calamari came out room temperature. The caesar salad was good. I cannot fault the servers or the chef for our bad experience, only management.

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1.0Dined on October 21, 2017

I was taught that if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. I'll make an exception about our experience at Assaggio's on Saturday October 21, 2017. It was an embarrassment to say the least.
We had a 7:00pm reservation and were seated promptly into an already crowded dinning room. Initially I thought, wow this place must still be a great place to eat. Our server greeted us after about 10 minutes. We asked for some water and a bottle of red wine. After about 10 minutes the wine was served to us. We also ordered appetizers, salad and our dinners at that time.
The salad arrived in about 15 minutes but no sign of the appetizer. I asked about it and the server said it will be out shortly. In addition we also had to ask for some bread!
30 minutes later after this, an appetizer (like the one we ordered) came out of the kitchen and was delivered to another table that was seated 20 minutes after us.
We started noticing that most tables had no meals served yet and these were parties that had arrived before us and it was not difficult to see that these patrons were losing their patience as well.
Our server also was avoiding tables as apparently there was a major kitchen problem whether it be staff or equipment.
It was obvious that we may have had to wait late into the evening to get our dinners. Other parties were seeking out the owner with concerns about where there meal was...and when should they expect it.
After being at our table with only a bottle of wine a 1 salad for over an hour we finally got the attention of our server and told her to cancel our order. A few minutes later the owner came over and did not even apologize she just simply offered a free dessert to take with us. That was very insulting. There was no comping of the $9.00 salad or the $54.00 bottle of wine.
We will not return to Assaggio's ever again.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service. Many gluten free items to choose from and very knowledgeable staff and chef.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

We always love our dinner at Assagio! Chef Jorge is creative and the food is always delicious!

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