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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!
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08215
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner 4 to 9:00pm Closed Monday in January, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Closed Sundays
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment every weekend during the summer season. Call to see who is playing this weekend!
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.
On site parking available
Bus stops in front of restaurant.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Mary Reyes: (609) 965-3303
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
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!
Assaggio! Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We enjoy coming here. Very inventive menu. We went on a night that had louder then usual live music. The server was fantastic and the bus boy is always on top of things with clearing plates and filling the water glass. We asked for a table for 3 but not happy that one seat faced a wall instead of the floor.
We started with the burrata and the ravioli carbonara. Both were excellent. The ravioli carbonara with the egg yolk inside is something that has to be tried if one has not had it before.
We enjoyed our meals of Cannelloni and eggplant parmigiana.
We eat at Assaggio often and it has proven to be consistent.
Their Happy Hour is also very good. The meatballs are a must try. Along with the gnocchi!
We love this restaurant, not only for the excellent and consistent food, but for the warm atmosphere. I had the stuffed artichokes as an appetizer and as my entree the barramundi special, which was delicious. One of our group had the eggplant parmigiana and she said it was excellent as well. Mary, the owner, came to our table to insure all was to our liking and she cared. A lovely little Italian restaurant worth the ride.
My husband and I had an excellent meal. Being an Italian I have high standards for an Italian restaurant, and this restaurant met them well! Restaurant was cosy and it was nice to be able to have a conversation with my friends without shouting. The pacing of our course was timely but we never felt rushed. We will definitely return often.
I had read all of the reviews and maybe it was just an off night but everything was a mess other than the chef and waitress trying to make up for a bad meal and drinks . I ordered two of the same drinks and they were both different on the third try it was still different than the first which I loved. The meal itself was not cooked, he seafood wasn't fresh and smelled like straight fish. It was very upsetting because I looked forward to it all week.
My wife and I have dined at Assaggio numerous times, thoroughly enjoying every meal. When it came time for a family celebratory meal Assaggio was the natural choice. My extended family of 8 recently enjoyed a great night out at Assaggio. The service along with the food (and drinks by Dan!) were outstanding. We will be back and recommend to all.
My husband and I found Assaggio! in an online search. We chose to make a Rez because the menu looked amazing and offered a plethora of GF options, including fried calamari (dusted in corn starch instead of flour)- oh my! The veal was tasty and tender and covered in copious amounts of lump crab meat! My husband's crab cakes (also gluten free) were absolutely delicious, as was the house-made GF fettuccini.
In addition to the fabulous food, Dan, the bartender, Emily (?), our waitress, and Mary, the owner, were some of the friendliest folks we have met. They all get an "A+" in customer service!
We will most certainly make this a stop whenever we are in the area! You should too!
Always a good dinner at Assaggio. The homemade food, from the pasta to the biscotti, is very good. My husband raved over the veal parm and I totally enjoyed the scallops appetizer. It is a homey kind of environment since Mary, the owner comes by to the tables, as does the chef.
Live music is soft and really good for background.
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