Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
731 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fratello’s Restaurant and Lounge is Sea Girt’s premiere Italian Restaurant. Whether you’re looking to have a romantic dinner for two or host a big family gathering, Fratello’s is the perfect place for all your fine dining expectations. Known for the best Italian food at the Jersey Shore, Fratello’s has won the Boss of the Sauce competition five years in a row! 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012!!!!!
Come by for dinner and the best martinis in town, or hang out at the bar and enjoy an appetizer and a delicious specialty martini.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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vipRobertS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Looking for an Italian restaurant down the shore instead of going to Pier Village. Well food is just fair. Had Chicken Parmigiana and Rigatoni Bolognese. CP was good but on the extreme small size. Chicken was cut so thin. Bolognese was super fair, hardly any meat, sauce was oily. Should have went to Pier Village. Venue is tired and old. Bathrooms are old. Sat outside which was nice. Won't be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delish

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KarenL
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fast service for a rainy night, good food and great service!

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vipDebb
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I brought a friend for a celebration dinner tOnight. It was so delicious. More than we could have hoped for. Food is amazing, as always. Flounder franchise, shrimp parmigiana and lasagna were all
So good. Service is always attentive and friendly….tonight with Susan. Can’t recommend more highly!

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vipcarols
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter ,Kevin, was attentive and helpful. He made excellent suggestions and the food was fantastic. We will definitely return

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vipJimmy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solid neighborhood joint!!!
Service is excellent.

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vipKimB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

80th Birthday celebration and it took 2 hours for our entrees to come. It was a Tuesday night and early and so hot inside. I know everyone is struggling with staffing. But, it wasn’t even busy and there were very few apologies for the long wait. Will not be going back.

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JosephD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid Italian eatery. Chef and staff know what they are doing. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipMimi
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Weird night at Fratellos. We’ve eaten here many times but last night things were a bit off. I suspect they were short staffed. We were brought the wrong drinks and one main dish. One side dish was delivered three times over the course of our meal. A broken glass shattered nearby followed by a broken beer bottle. A waiter spilled water into one diner’s lap. The food was still good but the service was a bit of a mess. Our waitress was very sweet and apologized for the mixups. On a different note, there was a group of women dining near us who were loud when we sat down. Then one became extremely loud, using foul language throughout. Just made things very unpleasant.

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vipCharlesD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Local neighborhood gem, friendly staff, food is always good.

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CliffM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were not served our salads, waiter seemed more interested in serving another table.

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JoeyL
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good.

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vipDK21
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food & drinks were Excellent
Alex was personable & right on for drinks
Kitchen had issues... waited over an hour for our appetizer
Requested our soup & salad first since we were already waiting so long

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Seabreeze
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
Food was amazing, as always. Tried items off the specials menu, a shrimp appetizer and soft shell crab and risotto dinner. both were fantastic. They also have the best eggplant parmigiana, so I ordered a plate to take home to my husband as a surprise.

The owner is always very friendly. He came over to say hello and ask if we were enjoying our meal.

Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Took my parents for the first time. First time on a Sunday also. Kinda quiet. Service a bit off, seemed under staffed, however, food was still very good. We all enjoyed our meals.

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AlanG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I truly loved Fratello's tomato sauces!

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vipruthd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and ambience was delightful

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vipTylerQ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

My mom and I have been to this restaurant since I was a little boy.


However due to the pandemic the place does need to hire more help not to sound like a hypocrite of course but the other staff there especially the servers are very overwhelmed and need more help.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loveeeeessss that place i get tje chicken cardinale everyyyyy timw

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I will not go back, it was a horrible experience! Don’t waste your time I strongly suggest! First off my husband and I had a 7:45pm reservation. We didn’t get seated till after 8:00. Next our appetizer took over 30 min to come out in addition to our main entree we waited OVER an hour for! We wanted to leave, we were so frustrated and the waiting times were unreasonable. I called the manager over and stated to him our entrees are taking well over an hour and I wanted an update. His response was “we are very busy” and he was going to check on our food. Waited over 15 min for him to come back and he didn’t even make an effort to come back to our table at all. How unprofessional can you be? No empathy, nothing! Mind you our main entrees came out at 9:15. I will never go back to this restaurant. Service was on a scale of 1-10, I give it a 0!!!!!!!!!

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vipSandy
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service!! A Jersey Shore favorite!!

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JohnK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

My wife and I went to Fratello's for her birthday. Both our dishes were terrible. My wife ordered Shrimp Parm which was soggy and bland. I ordered the Chicken Cardinale which had an odd taste. Neither of us bothered to finish our dinners. We had remembered going there many times years ago when it was The Stadium which was excellent. We will not return to Fratello's

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent our waitress was very attentive and friendly !! The food was very average but we enjoyed our dinner with family.

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vipRichardC
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Good value. We had a great server, Rebecca, but otherwise the service looks a little disjointed. Very good value

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Likestoeat
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

From the minute we walked in we felt unwelcomed. Our reservation needed to be moved to indoor dining bc of rain and the manager seemed very concerned with getting us in and out fast. The waitress was abrupt and short, not friendly and helpful. Our apps came out in record time, as if they were already prepared and just waiting to be served which seemed to confirm the rushed vibe from the manager. The food was ok, but not good. I will not return. And the prices were way inflated, especially for what was offered- maybe pizzeria quality at best.
This is a locals place as evident of all the loud drinkers around the bar. Don't waste your time or money.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back! Our favorite summer date spot!

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vipswan
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was decent when it finally arrived. We had to ask for the check and boxes when the food was served because it took so lo g. We had also asked for a certain order with the courses but that was completely ignored. Luckily we ordered the garlic bread because the bread that was brought was as usual was totally stale.

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johnm
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The cordiality of the staff was positive except for the 25 year server. This server did not greet us, and plopped down utensils, dishes, glasses, etc. throughout the evening. Even veteran servers need retraining. The flounder dish was very good, but the New Zealand rack of lamb had a very over powering sauce. Even the salad dressing was over bearing.

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MikeC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treating friends from out of town to a “shore”favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as expected. Veal Caruso was delicious. My husband had the scallops. Love coming here.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We moved into the area 2 years ago and finally decided to try this place for my birthday. Big mistake. The bus boy had earbuds in. The house salad was brown on the edges and my daughter wanted dressing on the side. Redid it and took 15 min. The fried calamari was ok. Needed salt. None on the table and server never came back. Water carafe was just literally slapped on the table. No plates given for the calamari. Entree's came out and appetizer dishes not cleaned up. My entree was in a brown brandy sauce which was not stated on the menu. I would not have ordered it. My daughter had homemade gnocchi and no salt in the dough and was heavy leaden and certainly didn't taste homemade. Service was horrible. We had to get the hostess for the check. Will not be back.

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vipScott1
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food , ( taste and portion sizes), good service, reasonably prices, BTW the mussel app special was delicious, will return!

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vipNJTony
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was as expected and always good. We will return often.

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LisaA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Loved Crab cake, Shrimp wrapped in angel hair pasta, Chicken Franchisee, Oysters Hot/Cold

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This place was gross. The raviolis tasted like a bag out of the grocery freezer aisle and even adding more cheese couldnt make them taste better. Everything about this place was mediocre. Go over to manasquan if you’re visiting and want good food!

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vipDAD1
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always enjoy Fratello's, food in consistently good, prices are reasonable, and service is always friendly.

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vipVeryHappyFoodie
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first visit,and we will definitely be going back. Menu was varied with some twists on the usual fare. Everything was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome staff, owner and chef… food was outstanding topped only by Chris and Rebecca’s attentiveness !
Go often.. Stay Late… live entertainment on Fridays.

Sea Girt has its very own Cheer’s

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mcb84
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were seated outside and were the only ones out there for most of the evening. It seems they forgot we were there! The wait between courses was extremely long. We finally had to ask where our food was. Waitress blamed the busgirl and the kitchen but acknowledged she should have checked on us. No offer of even a complimentary coffee. Food was good but not worth the 2.5 hours it took for us to get it!

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Foodie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately my husband and I were disappointed last night. In the past we really liked the food and the service was good. Yesterday the server messed up our order and the food was nothing to write home about. Sorry to report this, but that was our experience.

FAQs

Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 974-8833.

Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 731 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.