Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant

4.5
576 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Worth the Drive
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
lunch & dinner
Thu–Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm
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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, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 576 People Are Saying
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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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EM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve dined here many times and the food never disappoints. The The Bolanaise is the best in the tri state area!

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HC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have been there many times for lunch but this was our first time for dinner. Great experience will definitely return. The food was phenomenal. The scallops were the best we ever tasted. Every meal was delicious. Desserts were Devine. Waitress was great. The only thing that would have made it better was if we could have seen The sunset. It was raining that night.

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AR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of Panini Bay is fantastic. The panorama of the bay is just lovely. The food was delicious. I had a special steak offering, while the others had fish, pasta and pork chops. The artichoke appetizer is something that I would order again. I love that it's a "bring your own" wine restaurant. The desserts were equally delicious. My only complaint is the noise level. it was a Saturday night and it was busy...and loud!
Well worth the visit...can't wait to go again. Next summer, we will try it by boat.

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SC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We had the halibut and the flounder milanase and disappointed in both. Halibut was dry but when dipped in the seasoned evoo served with the bread it was elevated to what I expected from this seafood restaurant. The flounder was lighted breaded and covered in a nicely dressed salad which it gave it much needed flavor and moisture. But it really should have been prepared to be delcicious as a stand alone. The crusty bread and evoo were very good, as was the service, and the location. Just disappointed in the food.

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f
New York Area
319 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from beginning to end. Loved loved loved it.

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H
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are local and it remains our favorite place!!!!!!!!!!’.........

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RE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great in making recommendations and honest about what to try and what isn’t so popular. Food was good - we have some lives and a like. Will definitely be back! Liked it was BYOB and didn’t charge a cooking fee. Only negative I could say is the noise level was extremely high and hard to have a conversation with people at your table.

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d
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

The fish meal was over cooked. Dessert cake was tasty, but too small a portion. Waitress was not friendly or caring.

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LP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had to go back for their linguine in white clam sauce before summer’s end. Delicious as always!

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of the bay. Lunch food was delicious and fresh! BYOB Will definitely go back!

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a
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The hostess seated us promptly, even though we were early for our reservation.

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JR
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizers were a bit slow coming out but they were worth the wait. Besides a lot of staff have just headed back to school. The entrees were excellent as usual as were the desserts. The service is always performed with a smile.

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KF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service here is great! The food was delicious but small portions. The view is nice and very relaxing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints. Shrimp and grits....amazing

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JD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot with a beautiful view. Party of four and everyone loved their choice. Very fresh flounder, delicious shrimp linguine. We had reservations and they were ready for us at the time of our reservation. Only negative was not a lot of easy access parking.

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D
Atlantic City
64 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent but the noise coming from upstairs was horrible

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B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is one of our summer regulars. The only negative on this visit was the NE chowder came out room temp. The waitress immediately agreed to replace it and delivered another, pretty much the same temp.
Somewhat of a disappointment.

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BN
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for dinner with an amazing view of the bay.

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LM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable!! Great food, great people!! We’ve recommended Panini to several people and are never disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with an amazing view!

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C
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Panini Bay is a very special byob restaurant with breathtaking Bay views, delightful varied menu, new jersey wine selection and and their staff is very attentive, efficient and courteous. Do not miss this extraordinary lovely dining experience.

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BL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Beautiful view and good food. Noise level extremely high making it difficult to have conversation. Waitress was delightful but she was the only one and she had to handle seating and the phone

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CS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit with girl friends. We enjoyed the whole experience. The food was great as well as the service and ambiance.
Will return with our husbands.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a table right next to one of the windows overlooking the bay which was perfect. Unfortunately it was an overcast day but we could tell how beautiful the view would be on a sunny day. The food was good... not amazing but not bad in any way. Our service was excellent. We were celebrating our anniversary and would strongly recommend Panini Bay for a special occasion or date night.

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BJ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Panini Bay is a great place for great food, friendly service at a reasonable price. The staff is always very friendly, from the owner to the waitresses. My wife and I have been there several times and have always had a great experience.

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m
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always...if you haven't tried dinner here, you're missing out!

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JO
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t tell too many people about how good tgis place is as you may not be able to find a table once people know of this gem.

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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here regularly. Food is consistently great. Servers are very attentive and friendly. In season you need to make reservations if you’re going on a weekend. It’s BYOB but they carry wine from a local winery to purchase if you forgot (or need some more). Our local ‘go to’ place.

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious as always. Very friendly, attentive staff. My only complaint is that it’s very noisy!

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R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a highlight of our NJ vacation!

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this place. The food is outstanding and our waitress was nice and friendly

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M
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go there every summer when we come down from CT. Have always had an excellent meal , great service and beautiful view. I highly recommend Panini Bay.

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food was good. We will return to this restaurant again.

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DK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Have been hear a few times before. Food is good, service not so much. Server took our order and we never really saw her again until we were almost done with our mains asking how everything was. Also waited nearly 30 minutes for a water refill. Sorry but this has gone from one of our go to spots to we will not be back.

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QG
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food as always with the wonderful view. Service from Stacy terrific. Scallops, usually a favorite, could have been a little better cooked and certainly more spiced. Other than that, all good!!!

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J
Atlantic City
114 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal tonight and the view was magnificent! Thank you Panini for a great dinner!

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OT
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu, food is delicious. Wonderful service.

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