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Gaspares Italian Bistro

4.3
137 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Cozy
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
For 40 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) 653-2112
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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, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 137 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
3.8
ambience
4.3
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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great food

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2.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We have had better experiences there but tonight was a major disappointment...and not cheap!
Seafood dish for $36 was cold. Not a good flavor for calamari, shrimp, and clams.
We were with friends for dinner that we had made the recommendation for this restaurant so we did not want to complain.
May not come back.
Last couple of times have been iffy.
Sad because we had other good experiences.
Really need to watch the consistency of cooks and waitresses.
With other restaurants near by, be careful.
We will definitely not recommend to friends.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food, nice staff. A little noisy, a little small, but the food is worth it.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We were looking for a restaurant outside of Ocean City, NJ. Took a chance on Gaspari and were not disappointed. It's very small but worth it. Food was wonderful, home style cooking. Nicole was our server and she helped us navigate through the menu. Our choices for wine went splendidly with our entrees. Can't wait to return in July when we are on vacation. Be sure to reserve your table.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I just love this place! It never ceases to amaze me with the quality, quantity, and choice. It feels like I'm sitting at my grandmothers table eating her delicious food !

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Small intimate restaurant frequented by locals. Very good service. Very good food. Large menu with many unique items not available at other local Italian restaurants. You can have entrees, sandwiches, pizza. Something for everyone. We will go back.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Met old friends there. Had to wait 30 minutes even though reservation had been made. Noisy and hard to talk. Food was very good.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Shrimp Parmesan is always amazing! Waitress was nice.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Dinner was GREAT, I wouldn't expect anything less. Everything was prepared exactly as we ask,
it was worth the wait.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Love this Place! Always a great meal and service with a smile!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was excellent. Nicole our server was attentive. They were even willing to custom make whatever we wanted for our dinner.

Great place.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

love this little place,small cozy good pizza and italian food,loved the clams casino especially and their maranara sauce! really long happy hour,will go back often!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Veal chop was unbelievable.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Thank you for yet another GREAT MEAL!
It was outstanding.
The service is always great , consistent & outstanding!!
Happy New Year!
Can’t wait to come back!!👍😋

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Service is usually very nice~ Friendly and attentive staff, however, the food is just so-so~

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food!

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We were here for dinner and the food was okay. It was not quite up to the usual very good standards that we are accustomed to.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was awesome. Food was delicious!! I will definitely come back soon.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was excellent. Food and drinks were exceptional!

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2017

My husband had Lasagna which he said was good. A large portion giving him enough for tomorrow.
I had Chicken Franchise. The chicken was tender and again a large portion. However on the down side it was too salty for me.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2017

We enjoyed a very nice dinner with very good service. The selections are numerous and our meals were very good. If you enjoy onion soup with a cheesy topping, you should try the Gaspare's version. It is very tasty. All of the dishes that we have tried have been well prepared.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

local restaurant with great food friendly servers and the best martinis

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Very friendly staff of servers and delicious food as well.

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Very diverse menu, all typesnof dishes done well. Fantastic French onion soup, and great garlic bread. Does a great blackened fish.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

First visit in long time. Will definitely make it a regular. Very friendly wait staff.

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2.0Dined on October 22, 2017

The noise level was low only because when we arrived there was only one other table by the time we left there were maybe two other tables. I ordered the fluke franchese and the lemon butter wine sauce tasted like lemon meringue pie filling and was almost that thick. The side of sauteed broccoli rabe had no flavor. My husband's veal parmesan wasn't much better. We won't be going back there again.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

my wife and i have eaten at the restaurant half a dozen times. the service is always friendly and good. The food is always prepared well. we have never had a bad meal.

the veal chop is outstanding. the ravioli and meatballs are the best.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

This was our third time at Gaspares. Food was good,waitress was nice. The only thing is the send you specials on line. That is for take out only. They did honor the special for us.

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3.0Dined on September 14, 2017

This place is cozy and family run. The service is very nice and the food is good. We have gone here many times, and always enjoy the experience......The Shrimp Franchese is a favorite, and the Tiro Miso is the most delicious we have eaten......

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Very little on the ambience but the food was very good and an excellent value with a very friendly waitstaff that means to please

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Always amazing food and sizes of portions . Pick an item and you will enjoy and come back again and again.
My fav Italian at Jersey Shore ..

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

With the exception of very salty pizza episode earlier this summer Gaspares always delivers exceptional quality and variety at great value for diners looking for fresh and tasty sea food and Italian specialties.. Pizza is back to exceptional tasty treat anytime in the mood.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Excellent local Italian restaurant . Very small and authentic. Portions were large. Felt like we were in Italy. Love it!

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Always a hot delicious authentic Italian meal every time, recommend highly.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent. Almost didn't go on. In a run down shopping center. Gave it a shot. Packed inside. Unbelievable food. That's the reason it was packed on a Monday night.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Delicious food. Service was excellent. Enjoyed every minute.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Consistently good dining. Amazing how they can put out such great Italian food in such a small space. Let's not tell too many people or well be shut out.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Easy and delicious loved it!

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