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Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant

4.5
4.5
609 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Waterfront upscale casual Italian dining. Featuring fresh local seafood and produce.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Closed for the season until April 2019

  • Phone number

    (609) 294-4281

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ivar Johnson

  • Catering

    Catering options are available for any occasion. Please contact the restaurant directly.

  • Neighborhood

    Tuckerton

  • Cross street

    Green Street

  • Parking details

    Private lot, street parking, and dockage for customers arriving by boat.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 609 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. AC

    AaronC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great early Mothers Day meal at Panini Bay. The service was great, the food was excellent "Tuna..WOW" and the desserts was the topper! I recommend this restaurant highly! A neighborhood gem.

  2. T

    Trud

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I ordered the seafood combination over pasta , the presentation was nice however the halibut was over cooked very dried out and overall no taste what so ever. I had to sprinkle hot pepper flakes to give it some taste which still did not enhance the dish. I was so disappointed since we have eaten here many times in the past and will not be going back for some time.

  3. JR

    JoanneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved this place great atmosphere service was great food was excellent and the coconut cake was fantastic will definitely go back.

  4. FY

    FrankY

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Had lunch for a Mother's Day celebration. Food was good but not amazing. Disappointed that platters or hot dish selection was limited as focus was sandwiches. Preferred more veggies. Mislead by online menu. Prefer hot tea selection but again limited selection. The server did work with us to accommodate our preferences. Relaxed and not rushed. Setting is great, well-lit and perfect bay view. Would give it another try.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and I never leave without the best coconut cake in the world!

  6. RJ

    RayJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is fantastic. It was just dumb luck that I stumbled upon this amazing restaurant, but thank goodness I did. The food was some of the best ive had in a long time. Linguine and Clams with sausage was great. We got a side of the mamas meat sauce to go with the bread and again that was great. The service was prompt and attentive. The views of the bay were very romantic especially at sunset. I only wish this amazing restaurant was closer to home so I could go more often.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    This has been one of our favorite places at the Jersey shore for many years. Previous owners and current owners never disappointed. My wife’s favorite is the hot Italian sausage and clams over linguine which is as she says “off the charts delicious “. I have had it and agree. However it was not quite as good this weekend. It was very good but she said something was different. I had creamy shrimp and linguine which was just ok. Everything is always excellent here so that won’t keep us from going back. Perhaps the chef is different before the season really kicks in. My rating is ONLY for our last visit as I would give them 5 stars for the many other times we have been there. Very friendly staff! Great views if you can score a table in the front room.

  8. I

    Isabella

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Service was off from previous visits. Our entrees came out before our appetizer was even finished or dishes cleared. We hope it was only because it was early in the season and servers were novice and lacking proper training and that these issues are remedied.

  9. S

    Suzegal

    Philadelphia

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view was beautiful. My salad with grilled ahi tuna was excellent. The bread for the table was crisp with tasty olive oil. Friends burger was cooked perfectly. Grilled eggplant on baguette and balsamic vinegar drizzle was sooo good. I like a more moist sandwich. The waitress suggested extra balsamic dressing. It was perfect.

  10. SG

    SandraG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Circling inexpierenced wait staff, cold mashed potatoes and broccoli, soupy, soggy francese and ice cold cappuccino. Noise level was off the charts, couldn't even have a conversation

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    We were seated and sat for over 20 minutes until finally a waitress came over and asked if we had been taken care of. When we said no she apologized and said the hostess didn’t assign a waitress to our table. Total turn over in staff as we have been dining there for years and they seemed very inexperienced. Food was good as usual.

  12. DJ

    DianeJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Place was not clean. Glassware smudged and filmy throughout. Windowsills were dirty. Could not serve our roast beef sandwiches because chef did not looks or smell of meat (waitress told us this).

  13. Z

    Zannecar

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Drove over 209 miles to have a closed restaurant very upset

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice view if your lucky enough to sit by the bay. Otherwise you feel cramped. Food is decent. I have been multiple times and although I don't feel its spectacular,I will go again

  15. EN

    ENarvaez

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Panini Bay is always a great choice for an affordable meal with an exceptional view. Meals and service have always been top notch.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love our waitress Kim...went for Easter dinner and the meal was excellent as usual. Thanks Panini Bay for yet another great meal!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was phenomenal! Ambience and view a plus! The service was outstanding. We will be back. Highly recommend!!

  18. RC

    RichardC

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience1

    Very nice meal and service was good. Noise level is simply too loud for a classy, comfortable experience. You really must do something about the sound beyond the acoustic panels attached to the ceiling. It got so bad, we couldn't hear each other at the table. We will not recommend until something is done about these levels.

  19. S

    Suzegal

    Philadelphia

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    View was wonderful. Service was timely. Grilled eggplant and black bean burger were worth returning to repeat. Baguette and burger roll were exceptional. Can’t wait to go again.

  20. JB

    JosephB

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have visited Panini Bay twice in the past couple of weeks. Each visit was up to our expectations--good service, nice setting with view of Barnegat Bay and, on nice days/evenings, a view of Atlantic City in the far distance. We enjoyed the menu and can't wait until they begin to offer daily specials (in a very short time now that the new season has begun). Wait staff was courteous and knowledgeable. Not rushed on either visit, but the summer season has yet to begin. We will visit again.

  21. LP

    LindaP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for a little Anniversary lunch. Nice, quiet atmosphere. Great service and delicious food with a great view of the bay.

  22. m

    mimianvic

    Atlantic City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We're so happy Panini Bay is finally open for the season! It's one of our favorite spots. Beautiful waterfront view...fantastic food and service

  23. RK

    RichardK

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good food and service

  24. AZ

    AdrienneZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular food. Going back for Mother's day!! All the staff was attentive and the wine was very good also.

  25. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were there for lunch and it was very good! Glad you are open.

  26. TP

    TonyP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We found a restaurant very nice the food was terrific the view was terrific the atmosphere was terrific the service was terrific very enjoyable would highly recommend it

  27. ET

    EllenT

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A great dinner for the early season. Lots of young staff but everyone was working hard and doing well. The bruschetta and fried artichoke appetizers were excellent. Pork chop with mashed potatoes and asparagus was very good. Everyone was pleased with their dinner. We will be back.

  28. TS

    TelecheryS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite restaurants in the Jersey shore area and well worth the 30 minutes drive from Long Beach Island NJ. This bay front location has beautiful views from the porch, ask to be seated in that part of the restaurant! Food is consistently excellent, the cuisine is Italian and the menu is not extensive but they cook everything perfectly! We have been going there for 10 years and never had a bad meal! Service is friendly and efficient.

  29. L

    Luvsthebay

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always delicious. The view is amazing. The service is is great.

  30. n

    njwanderer

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It was closed!!!!! We had made this Oct 21st reservation thru Open Table during the first week of October. However, it turned out that the restaurant closed for the season on Oct 14th. Disappointed about the lack of coordination between Panini Bay and Open Table.

  31. CS

    CarolS

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Love Pannini Bay. Good find. Third time there. On our list for often places to go

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great & delicious

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service excellent as usual. When I got home I realized I totaled my receipt incorrectly. Called back and they were very busy. Assured me they would call back to rectify....I hope they follow through, if not, I will be extremely disappointed. Ok...restaurant just called back as promised and took care of issue!!! THANK YOU Panini Bay...see you next year!

  34. CB

    CBraun

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had the ravioli with Bolognese sauce. It was excellent! We will definitely be going back soon!

  35. CP

    CarolynP

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service. The best in the area! A great mix of seafood and Italian.

  36. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a very nice dinner with friends! The view and food options were wonderful! The staff was pleasant and contributed to our nice experience!

  37. KD

    KathyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Sure wish they offered s salad with dinner, for price you pay, would make it better.

  38. AS

    AnthonyS

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and well prepared meals. Always consistent with fresh ingredients.

  39. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Loved this place pre-sandy. A little disappointed in the portions and prices now since rebuilt & new ownership. Food is inarguably good and a lot of menu choices. We had a great table with water & Atlantic City views. They could have done/ still could do better organizing & maximizing the parking spaces-all that space under the raised building seems wasted & we were scrambling for a parking spot.

  40. AB

    AllanB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I decided to finally try Panini Bay for our 43 anniversary. It was about a 40 minute drive but definitely worth the ride. We will be frequenting PBfrom now on!

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Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 609 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Green Street

  • Neighborhood

    Tuckerton

  • Hours of operation

    Closed for the season until April 2019

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private lot, street parking, and dockage for customers arriving by boat.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ivar Johnson

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 294-4281

  • Catering

    Catering options are available for any occasion. Please contact the restaurant directly.

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