Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Waterfront upscale casual Italian dining. Featuring fresh local seafood and produce.
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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AaronC
New York Area
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.

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Trud
Philadelphia
33 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.

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JoanneR
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.

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FrankY
Atlantic City
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RayJ
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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.

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vipIsabella
New York Area
9 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.

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vipSuzegal
Philadelphia
109 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.

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SandraG
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
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.

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DianeJ
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).

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vipZannecar
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Drove over 209 miles to have a closed restaurant very upset

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
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

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ENarvaez
Atlantic City
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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!!

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RichardC
San Francisco
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.

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vipSuzegal
Philadelphia
109 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.

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JosephB
New York Area
16 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.

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LindaP
New York Area
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.

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vipmimianvic
Atlantic City
24 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

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vipRichardK
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service

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AdrienneZ
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.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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TonyP
Philadelphia
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

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vipEllenT
New York Area
40 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.

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vipTelecheryS
New York Area
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.

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vipLuvsthebay
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipnjwanderer
Atlantic City
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.

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CarolS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great & delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
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!

CB
CBraun
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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CarolynP
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MikeS
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!

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KathyD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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AnthonyS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SusanS
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.

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AllanB
San Francisco
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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