Gaspares Italian Bistro

4.5
180 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
For over 41 years, Gaspare Campisi has operated the restaurant that bears his name. Brooklyn born Campisi opened Gaspare's Italian Bistro in Bargaintown soon after he moved to this area in 1977. Although he was only 18, he was already an experienced chef. Since then Gaspare's has been serving the best Wines, Martinis, Pizza, Pasta, Seafood & Italian Specialties. We have the most innovative, passionately inspired menu. Our customers expectations are high and we deliver!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Daily: 11:00 am - 3:00pm;
Dinner:
Nightly: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 338-9837
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Gaspare Campisi
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Catering
We offer many varieties of our homemade Italian cuisine available for pick up or delivery go to gaspares.com for more details
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean Heights Ave.
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Parking details
We are located in a shopping center, so there is plenty of parking spaces
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM

What 180 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
service
3.9
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4.4
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3.0Dined 19 hours ago

Very busy place last night... very small and intimate seating.. had to wait 20-25 mins even though we had an 8:30 resv. Enjoyed and joked abt the people coming in and staring over the dining area, hoping diners would hurry up and eat so they could take their place.. some were relentless..
I thought the wait was worth it!! I enjoyed the house salad and my veal marsala... my Wife thought her crab pasta dish was good but nothing special...
wait staff was very attentive and apologetic for the longer than average wait!! If you are looking to get in and get out, forget it!! If you are looking for a new Italian experience then give them a try... I wasn’t disappointed... manga

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Gasser's never disappoints! Consistently delicious meals with an unbelievable menu selection!
Will get going back!

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I wouldn’t go back... Food was meh at best. Everything was just ok. The place is way too small with small tables. There’s a difference between cozy and small, this place was just too small for the amount of people they pack in. The place was also very pricey. $250 including tip for 4 adults and 2 kids, 1 kid had a small pizza only and no one had any alcohol...

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Fabulous Italian food! Always happy with what I order! Their red sauce is so good that I always get something with that!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Had another fantastic meal at Gaspare’s. Food and service were outstanding. Jillian was our waitress and she was extraordinarily attentive.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Always very good. Recommend that you make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Been going here for years. Always excellent. Got there early and was only two tables occupied but by the time we left there was a waiting line. Food is always excellent, service is great and you cannot beat the prices. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Service and food were very good. Extra noisy, couldn’t even talk or hear each other.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Always dependable, good food, tacky with so many tv's with food pictures.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great food and service. Food is always great, highly recommendAAA

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Best restaurant and Italian food ! It’s our go to place for dinner & sandwiches.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Seats were ready on-time. Excellent service and food.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We’ve been dining here for nearly 30 years. It is by no means just a pizza place - alrhough the pizza is delicious. The food is varied, fresh and never disappoints. The marinara sauce is particularly outstanding. Terrific veggie options, great chicken, shrimp and everything in between.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

had a chocolate martini delicious food always great

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Service was terrible. Portions were not the normal for them. Presentation was only fair.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Excellent Italian food near ocean city with a full bar. Great menu choices. Reasonable value. TV screens all over the place with pictures of their delicious food, exactly As prepared. Little tacky however.

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2.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We had a new server who was overwhelmed and not well trained. It took forever to place our order, and we asked for a corkscrew. Because so many restaurants at the shore are BYOB we mistakenly thought that was the case as well. We brought 2 bottles of wine which the server finally opened. After being extremely patient during our 2 hr meal, imagine our surprise when our bill contained a $20 corkage fee!! We were never informed they had a bar and would have willingly ordered wine instead. We took it up with the owner who shrugged and charged us $10 instead! Her attitude and total disregard for our overly lengthy meal ruined the dinner for all of us. Our friends all said they won’t return.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great food as usual..BUT..there were signs advertising $5 Martini's.but when ordered one from there martini menu u were charged $10. After the fact u were told those weren't included. Still don't know what was $5.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

GREAT food. Try the pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe. Decor is more of a local pizza place. Tight but pleasant. Service is slow, but everything is made to order. Good value. Authentic Italian.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Like the place but have to pay extra if vegetables instead of pasta, how does an Italian restaurant fun out of Parmesan cheese, waitress needs more training. Tends to be expensive for a neighborhood restaurant-$90/couple only 1 glass of wine.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great meal and service

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

restaurant small but friendly. Food excellant. Service fair

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great Italian food !

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Good Italian food at a reasonable cost. Great pizza and good service too.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Always DELICIOUS & very Consistent!!😊👍

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2.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Very poor service for an Open Table reservation. Food order mixed up and waited 45 minutes to finally get all of us served.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Food is aways good only thing I don't like is you pay for every little thing

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

We have been dining at Gaspares for 30 years. They have never disappointed.
Delicious taste, large portions any way you want it. Friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I took my granddaughter for dinner. We both had early bird spaghetti. Came wit soup for her and a salad for me. Gaspares always is dependable. The food is always good and the prices are reasonable. Go there often and will continue to go for dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Delicious! Outstanding Service as always!
Thank you!👍❌😘👏

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Jenna is amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Incredible homemade pasta!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great Dinner for a little place.

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

2nd time there. 1st time was very impressed with quality of food. 2nd time spouse ordered the special dish & requested no lemon juice - waitress noted it. Food came with lemon juice - Chef said that's the way I make it!! -

I requested the veal chop - Spartacus - (had it previously) asked for it without the sauce. As with my wife's it came out with the sauce - Chef again stated that's how I make it.

We should have been given the option.

Were given 2 small cannolli's and a few bucks off the check.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

EXCELLENT FOOD FOR A GREAT PRICE!!! FUN PLACE HAPPY HOUR IS THE BEST SERVICE IS OUTSTANDING.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Our meal was outstanding as always.Everyone at our table loved what they got.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great place , portions are right sized , food is always good and fresh and service is great

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food at a great price with excellent service

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food great service! Been here a few times. Always delicious

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great place to eat with friends or family. Excellent service any time. This restaurant is a family request when they are coming to town.

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