Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge

4.4
748 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
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Around the table at Fratellos provides the comfort of home coupled by the fun of a lively bar! Every meal is always fantastic and the staff is excellent Love love this place!

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StacieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place... the ambience, food, and service were perfect

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Dana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The food tasted good but I became ill about 2 hours after dinner.

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vipAVDiningOut
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times over the past several years and have always enjoyed our dining experience. We were very please again with last nights visit. The menu has something for everyone. Several in our party enjoyed the selection on their Jersey Shore Restaurant Week menu. The Pork Osso Bucco was amazing. The meat fell off the bone, it was so tender. The Thai Chili Shrimp appetizer was delicious and the Tiramisu was fantastic. Thanks for an amazing evening. We'll be back soon!

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roni
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great early bird menu. Cocktails were plentiful. Delicious marinara sauce!

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vipMikeG
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really enjoyed the vibe, the live music, the food, the drinks. Would return again.

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BruceC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a pleasurable dining experience
Good value and service.

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tried this restaurant for the first time and we really enjoyed it. Fantastic menu options. Not fancy, set up around large a Bar, Bistro style with live entertainment in the corner. Great fun place with excellent food and service very reasonably priced. I had the Rack of Lamb which was cooked perfectly and delicious. My wife enjoyed the salmon and my daughter loved the gnocchi with broccoli although it was too creamy for me. Overall great dinner and we will be back to try other menu options.

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vipMTCNYNJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian (red sauce) dishes served by friendly staff, including the owner, Chris. Lovely ambiance. Couldn't have been happier.

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larryc
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant evening the wait staff was outstanding and the food very good. I will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a new resident to Sea Girt- and had a girl’s weekend. The drinks and food were great- and we weren’t pushed out. Thank you, Fratello’s!

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vipMimi
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went with friends and had a fun time. Our party of six all enjoyed their meals. Our server Rebecca was very friendly and did a great job. We will go back.

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vipSueR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner with friends at Fratellos. The food was excellent and our server Rachel was amazing. Bonus was having Mike Dalton providing awesome music.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner

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vipNjMama01
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice outdoor seating and loved the fact that we could chat without shouting!

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vipLisa
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and equally good time! Great atmosphere and the band adds to the fun!

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DawnW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I do realize most restaurants are short handed during this time but the help was very unprofessional and sometimes the food is good and other times just ok it’s very Un consistent

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Blake
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always very good and consistent. Some of the waiters or waitresses are more friendly but service is always good. The star is the deserts which are advertised to be made in house and are always amazing. We had the cheesecake last night and it was as good as I have ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was great

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vipRobertS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
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
33 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
14 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
62 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
22 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
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good.

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vipDK21
New York Area
10 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
27 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!!!!!!!!!

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 4.4 stars by 748 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.