Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant

4.5
520 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Casual
Waterfront upscale casual Italian dining. Featuring fresh local seafood and produce.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open Thursday-Sunday for lunch & dinner

Thur & Sunday 11:30am-8pm

Fri-Sat 11:30am-9pm
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Phone number
(609) 294-4281
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ivar Johnson
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Catering
Catering options are available for any occasion. Please contact the restaurant directly.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Green Street
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Parking details
Private lot, street parking, and dockage for customers arriving by boat.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 520 People Are Saying
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Excellent meal, all cooked fresh and delicious..... . If you were from out of town ( like us)This restaurant is in a location that you wouldn’t find unless you saw it on open table... but it was so worth the drive from LBI! We will be back! .. beautiful sunset too!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

We were greeted by a young lady that really didn't seem to enjoy what she was doing {no smile) very important when greeting customers. My meal was good , the Italian bread wasn't fully cooked - soft dough. My wife's meal had no flavor, chicken francese. I would recommend to spice up the sauce's . Overall the restaurant was average.

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GH
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Thanks for accommodating my request for the round table my out of town guests LOVED the restaurant.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We invited our friends, who had never dined here, to join us. We requested a window table (in advance) and it was ready for us when we arrived. Friends were very impressed with the view and with the food. My salmon was the best I’ve ever had. Will keep coming back here again and again. Never disappointed.

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DS
4.0Dined 5 days ago

The service was outstanding. Kim, our server, was wonderful. My appetizer, bacon wrapped poppers, was undercooked. Kim removed from bill and comped my dessert. Our entrees were delicious. I would recommend Panini Bay.

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Arrived by Boat, nice accommodations. Great food! Great place! Super nice staff! Beautiful view of the bay!

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L
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Enjoyable Meals. Was there on Saturday and decided to go back again on Sunday.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We had a bottle of cold white wine. The waitress never brought us a wine bucket with ice. There was only a place setting for one on the table & we had four people. We had to ask for cutlery, the ice bucket & bread. We noticed that other tables that came in after us had bread automatically. Also our meals came before anyone cleared off the salad plates. To top it all off we where sat at a table placed right under a ceiling fan on high. We asked if the fan fan could be turned down so it didn’t cool down our food. We were told no they could do that because it would turn all of the fans off in the room. We love the food at Panini Bay however they need to work on their staff.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We were seated promptly by a friendly hostess. Bread was put out right away and our waitress introduced herself to us. Service slowed down a bit as the restaurant got busy. The caesar salad was good but the chicken milanise was dry. Desert was delicious carrot cake. I recommend the restaurant as a lovely shore experience as it is built on a pier in the bay. Lovely views and sunsets. Enjoy

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L
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food was excellent!. Beautiful Relaxing View! Went on Saturday, then went back on Sunday since we enjoyed it so much!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Love Panini Bay’s linguine with white clam sauce. It’s the best I’ve ever had! My daughter tried it for the first time and loved it too. My husband’s 4 cheese eggplant was delicious as usual. Service was great. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants.

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J
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

It was awesome as always and the staff is friendly and courteous

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CK
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Never been disappointed ......Great food and service

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LH
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Very nice!!! Food great!
Had a great table looking out on the bay

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CA
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Had some pretty good food after pulling up yo the outside dock. Quick and friendly service. Everyone was happy with their food

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OC
2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We went for an anniversary dinner, we were a party of seven. One person in our party became ill afterwards from tuna that was bad. Another person had the Halibut special, stated it was like eating boiled fish. My wife had the scallops and they were served with what was supposed to be a white bean rague, was just beans on the plate. I had the veal franchaise, with angel hair pasta. The pasta was overcooked and clumped together, the veal was in a bland broth. All the meals advertised great flavors, but none were present. One bright spot was the dessert. These cakes were brought in from a local shop, and they were delicious. We were offered the cake, but were not offered coffee, espresso or cappuccino. Not once was any mention of the anniversary brought up. For a $300 meal, we cannot recommend this restaurant.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Went here for my Anniversary since it’s walking distance to my house. Service was very good, and they didn’t rush us out. Although it was cloudy view was still awesome.
Food was good. My wife enjoyed her chicken Milanese and I enjoyed my flounder Milanese. It’s also a BYOB which makes it even better. I will be back.

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C
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The only issue with our experience was the restaurant said they had no record of my request for a window table, which had been entered into open table...you guessed it no window table. So that was disappointing but the food was great. Service was slower than usual with a few misses (forgot the bread and delay in taking our order ) but it was a busy Saturday night.

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RK
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We have been to this excellent restaurant on most of our special days and we like to take our out of town friends there. For the fine views and great food.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Very good food, nice setting, will be back!

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J
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

It was an interesting dinner. Good friends saved the night.
No salads with dinner.
Clams with sausage was a great idea, however, too greasy - sausage drippings should have been drained and three unopened clams were included on my plate.
Chicken francaise was just good - too much breading.

Still Way too noisy!!!! Put some noise damper tiles around the room.

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MG
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great place and delicious food . Great view to the great Bay.

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DM
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

It is such a beautiful view, they do offer Gluten free pasta. You should definitely make a reservation because it is small but that is the charm of the place. Our waitress Allison was so sweet.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Always a great meal at Panini Bay!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food and service were excellent. The bolognese is special, and the view of the bay at sunset fantastic!

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KW
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I wish this restaurant had a full bar , but the wine from the local NJ was fine. Food was fresh and very good.

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VL
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The only problem I encountered was that we had to wait an hour and 20 minutes for our dinner we were told there was a situation in the kitchen then the boss arrived and took charge. We were compensated with free coffee and our one free We will be back !!!

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JE
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Limited menu, fresh seafood a little pricey for what you got.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Service was extemely slow but lunch was delicious..reservations were at 1:30 ..ate at 2:30

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We love it there

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SB
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great food, lovely waterfront views.
Definitely recommend!

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CS
3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

I have been dining here since this place opened. Generally never had a bad meal. However this occasion was very disappointing. Had the bruchetta app, the prosciutto was old, not tasty, had the Bolognese, pasta was grossly overcooked. Service was really slow also. Will give it one more time redemption try.

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l
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Absolutely a favorite for us. Food always fresh, especialy the fish choices.h
Excellent choices for both lunch and dinner.
Elevator available.
Great views of the bay.

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OT
2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food was cold and average for a $29.00 entree

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m
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We came with neighbors and had an excellent experience. Food came out delicious from apps to the main course. We'll be back soon!

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OT
2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

View is great, but food was not good at all. Will not be back.

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OT
2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Food was very good. We dined there many times before “Sandy” and it was always our favorite. This was our first time back since then and after all their rebuilding. It still has the great views, wonderful food & service but the noise level was unbearable, it was so loud that we couldn’t even have a conversation at our table. Something definitely needs to be done to reduce the noise. We even saw some people come to their tables & leave immediately.....it was that loud. I hope this gets resolved because it was always such a lovely dining experience.

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S
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Everything that was ordered was great. Everyone was passing their meals around so everyone to taste them. We come here every year for two birthdays that come around close to each other. Service was quick, food come out hot, and everything was perfect. Will be back again.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I can’t say enough about this place. We were 11 total (4 kids) on Memorial Day weekend to celebrate my parents 42 wedding anniversary. The service was fantastic, the view (even though it was rainy) was beautiful and the food was delicious! We will be going back.

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EH
1.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Server didnt discuss specials and totally forgot about us . We reserved on open table and was told we couldnt have window seating, really poor seats. Food was ok but not great.

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