Caffe Aldo Lamberti

4.7
1633 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
You can expect the very best in contemporary Italian cuisine & seafood at Caffe Aldo Lamberti. A South Jersey Landmark for over 30 years and just minutes from Philadelphia, you will find modern decor, exceptional service and mouthwatering menu selections. Enjoy our numerous seafood dishes, including our house specialties - whole fresh fish and bountiful raw bars that feature fresh oysters, clams, seafood salad, jumbo shrimp and lobster. Other guest favorites are our zucchini crabcake, seafood cioppino, pappardelle bolognese, and our selection of flame-grilled meats, including the 16 oz New York strip or ribeye, veal rib chop and our pan-seared Berkshire porkchop. Pair your menu selections with the perfect bottle of wine from our award winning wine list. Outdoor dining is available during warmer weather in both our open-air lounge are and outdoor patios.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1633 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnonymous
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was friendly but horribly slow. Had a reservation and waited almost ten minutes. The restaurant was 35-40% empty - we were waiting a table to be set although there were at least 3-5 other four tops already set.
Took a very long time for server to come over. He walked but our tables several times and was not rushing around or even holding plates or food. We finally went to hostess desk and he came back and said he didn’t have our table but would take us.
Once our appetizers were cleared we waited almost an hour for entree, not an exaggeration. Someone came over to apologize while we waited and once we received entrees he came over again to apologize and let us know one of our apps was complimentary.
I don’t know why service was so poor. There was a table larger than ours who ate their 3 course dinner and we had not even gotten our entrees.
Desert was comped which was nice but the service was so bad our night was very disappointing.

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tom999s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always accommodating. Good food!

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vipSusanO
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to dine at Cafe Aldo. The food and service is always perfect. The specials are always wonderful. One of my favorite dishes is their crab cakes.

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! We had such a good lunch, catching up after 2 year apart due to the pandemic. Thanks for hosting us.

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RobertR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come here and have an exceptional meal that’s why we come back again and again.

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LIsaJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible!!!!

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BLAA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience for our anniversary. Service was excellent.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice meal, and the service was great. The only aspect that was a little off putting was that on the page with the menu QR code were “dining time limits” 90mins for parties of 1-3, and 2hrs for 4+. This just seemed a bit aggressive and unnecessary, especially given that we are there to enjoy and are spending a fair amount of money at the establishment.

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vipAmyu
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint. We always have a great meal there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always food and service were top notch!!!

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vipPv0619
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding - the food, service and atmosphere are all excellent - the bar area rivals Italian cafes - feels good just being there!

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AlexanderS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Very good food, especially fish and seafood. Strongly recommended. $$$.

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MarcelaR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a separate dining area and then there’s the bar area, we chose bar side, which was a little louder… but still nice atmosphere, good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fresh food.
Thank you Cipriano

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eileeng
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL PLACE AND WONDERFUL FOOD !!! HOPE YOU ALL TRY IT , ESPECIALLY FOR BIRTHDAYS #1

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for dinner

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vipMattP
Philadelphia
253 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place is very nice. The food was OK. The scallop appetizer special was terrific. The veal chop parm was good. Great wine list. For the crowd I would of expected the food to be better.

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KatrinaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a great experience and would definitely recommend to others. The service was excellent, very attentive. The food was Good. Definitely will be returning

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FrankD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny. My wife and I love coming here 5 stars. This time we celebrated our 23rd wedding Anniversary. Café Aldo did not disappoint us. Outstanding food service and atmosphere thankyou to management and staff.

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JoannaV
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and good food. Nice to be able to have a quiet conversation!

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DanN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food was great and the service was great (tipped handsomely as well). However, I made this reservation over a week before it at 5:15 pm for a special occasion. We were dressed appropriately and there were empty tables in the regular dinning room which were never filled. Yet, we were seated in the very noisy bar area. No table cloths on the tables with a noisy crowd dressed in shorts and t-shirts. When you spend $300-$500 for a meal on a Friday night, you expect a much nicer ambiance.

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naturalhorsewoman
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This was our first time at Caffe Aldo Lamberti. My husband is disabled and found both the seats and general "too upscale" atmosphere uncomfortable. The noise level at the bar-close to where we were seated, was so excessive we could not hear either the waiter or each other. The wine list is superb and we enjoyed the Southern Italian whites that we ordered. I was not impressed by paper menus which were only given to us when it was clear to the waiter that the "scanned" menu option was confusing. Both entrees were well seasoned but there was no included salad which I think is simply not good nutrition and not a part of a meal that should have been cut, even post Covid.My shrimp, scallop verde had very little seafood and was mostly pasta-also not a good nutritional choice particularly at that price.All in all, this restaurant, although it has both reputation and potential, was not a good value in comparison to other contemporary Italian places in the area-we most likely will not return.

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vipLifeisgood609
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Douglass took great care of us. A very nice guy.

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MattK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff is excellent and professional.
Food is always great.

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MalloryMerger
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic from start to finish! The lump crab meat appetizer was delicious and our service with Douglas was perfect. We will be back again soon!

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jomad
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific atmosphere. Our food was excellent and we all were pleased with our meals. The Lamberti's staff was attentive and friendly. Just an excellent experience!

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vipRudy2
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was slow. Not expected for a Tuesday evening. Spoke with the manager but was just told kitchen was slow. I do not want to hear excuses. We have been here often and this was not as I would have expected.

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CHdiner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. We were seated in the bar area, which got a little too noisy for our taste.

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vipDaniel
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and our waiter did a terrific job. We had not been since the pandemic, and, if anything, they have upped their game. We had ordered take out the last 16 months for special occasions which was also perfectly prepared.

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vipTomB
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an outstanding meal with family who drove up from Maryland. The service was impeccable, we enjoyed ample portions of well-prepared food. The arugula salad is an excellent starter. The Chicken Carciofi, was perfectly cooked on a bed of vegetables. Everyone raved about their entrees, the Paccheri Amatriciana, the Pan-Seared Salmon, and the Veal Saltimbocca. The basket of bread and focaccia was enjoyed by all. We will be back!

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richb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

GOT THE CHICKEN ALFREDO THE CHICKEN HAD FAT IN IT AND CHEWY LIKE RUBBER,THE NOODLES WERE HARD/NOT COOKED, TOOK AN HOUR AND 13MIN TO GET A MGR, OR ANYONE TO ASK HOW WAS EVERYTING,NEVER EVEN GOT A DRING REFILL

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DavidD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in the tri state area. A must, especially if your a foodie like me.

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BrandonG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Phenomenal food. Rita was awesome and Ryan, our server, was really attentive and gave great suggestions.

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Stump
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance great, plants and outdoor inviting, good place for celebration or quick lunch.

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BrendanS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. We sat outside and unfortunately the sun was directly in my eyes for part of the evening, and the waiter was unavailable for long periods of time. Wine service was wonderful and the dessert and coffee afterwards were incredible

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MoniqueL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was an anniversary dinner. Unfortunately the food wasn’t really hot.

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yummy2
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, authentic Italian food. Great wait staff. Made our anniversary very special.

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vipRobertE
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Father’s Day

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vipPFVEMV
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food. Fun atmosphere with a strolling accordion player. The staff was very attentive and we were no rushed at all. Definitely worth a visit.

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JamesD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We ordered "tuna carpaccio." It was nothing more than a salad and a few slivers of uncooked tuna. I advised the waiter that it was unsatisfactory and ordered a crabcake. My guest took a few bites of her tuna carpaccio and said that she would take it home. Of course, I was charged for both the tuna carpaccio AND the crabcake; total for my lunch alone was $48. The noise level was terrible. My guest had to move her seat close to me in order that we could talk to one another. Needless to say, we won't be coming back.

FAQs

Caffe Aldo Lamberti offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 663-1747.

Caffe Aldo Lamberti is rated 4.7 stars by 1633 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.