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Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant

4.4
491 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
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 491 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, lovely waterfront views.
Definitely recommend!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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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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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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food was cold and average for a $29.00 entree

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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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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The service and food were excellent. First time there will definitely be a return customer

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent food and service. We have been here several times. Never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was fantastic and so was the service. My only recommendation would be to put slightly larger tables in there. Our table for 4 was way too small. We felt squished!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, great service, great environment and great value .Love this place!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food sections and waterfront location make for an excellent dining experience.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We had a very good experience. It’s all about the views and we had a good table.

There are two room: one with great views, the other - not so much. If you are seated in the latter, you will be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Service was impeccable. Wait Staff made the meal even more enjoyable. Desserts were scrumptious!

Salad and Prince Edward Island Mussels were perfect together.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Outstanding food and view at very reasonalble prices.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great place with the exceptional view. It was a good choice to stop on the way back to NYC from AC.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Found a reservation on Open Table and within a half an hour we were at the restaurant and seated! Beautiful view of the water. Attentive service. Delicious house salad, jalapeño poppers and entree’s of linguine with white clam sauce and four cheese eggplant!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We and arrived for our reservation and were promptly seated. The waitstaff was very friendly and the food was delicious. The only reason I give it 4 stars is that 3 of us in our party wanted thew Hanger Steak and they were all out of it at 7:00PM.
Beautiful view of bay.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We brought friends to Panini Bay and the food was outstanding! It also was a lovely night and the view was magnificent. Our friends were surprised that they could see Atlantic City from there. We highly recommend this lovely restaurant.....you'll love the food and the view!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We did have to wait about 40 minutes to receive our entree, I had the halibut which was excellent however the sides are an after thought.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

With fresh, tasty selections and excellent, attentive service, Panini Bay never disappoints. Several local fish options available as daily specials and great pasta dishes. Even though not local, we love the sesame crusted tuna. Although a salad is not included with dinner we always add one to share. BYOB puts the ribbon on the package. Lovely view. Make a reservation as there is very very small waiting area.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Artichoke appetizer was delicious. Pork chop was big enough for dinner and lunch the next day. Cheesecake is always exceptional. Dinner did not disappoint. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Everything at this restaurant is excellent. Yesterday, I had the clams over linguini in white wine sauce...phenominal!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Scenic view on the water, great Italian food and friendly service!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Outstanding Italian food made with local seafood and unbeatable quality.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

a great time and place to bring friends and enjoy a great meal. Our friends enjoyed the meal as much as we usually do. They will be back.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and great view
The place is good for occasions and daily dinning.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food tasty,portions good. Cold in sunroom dining area,so we had to move inside. Appetizers excellent,salmon excellent,but authentic bolognese not authentic or traditional. Although it tasted good,they have cream added in, and it was more of a vodka sauce,with finely ground meat,disappointed. Bring your own wine,their wine list is small.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I would have rated this restaurant higher, but one of my lamb chops was raw and chewey inside. Took off a dessert for this, but I would have liked to have enjoyed the other lamb chop. They had offered to get me another one, but I didn’t want to wait for it. At that point everyone else would have been done with their dinner. Also, having a child (probably related to the owner or chef) bring food to our table, was not cute. It was annoying and inappropriate. I felt sorry for the waitress who had to go along with this babysitting service she was performing. Obviously, she had to play along with this. The family that the child was with were very busy gabbing, and didn’t try to get the child to sit back down. Not a cool move. Not when you have paying customers in the restaurant who are not related to you. Other than the above, food was pretty good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went on Easter Sunday. We were 10 min late for our reservation due to a flat tire. They were very understanding and still sat us right away.
The view, the atmosphere and the food, omg the food, were outstanding!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Yet to have a bad dining experience at Panini Bay. Little neck clams and sausage over linguini is my staple...never disappoints

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Love this place!! Enjoying it now before all the tourists come. Had flounder melinase, and it was delicious, wish it was on the menu ALL the time!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Had dinner with my daughter who was home from college. Both of our meals were great and the service was excellent. This was our second trip there as we live an hour away. Well worth the drive.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was my 50th birthday I made reservations about a month before telling them we were 6 people and wanted a window view had people come from 3 hours away because I also told my guest about the beautiful view I called to add one more person and they told me we couldn’t hVe window view because of one more person so they seat us in what seem like the hall way with the sun In our eyes the staff didn’t even care when we said something about it. The food was great but not sure if I would go back or recommend it because of the staff

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great views of the bay. Service and food consistently good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service was excellent. That is becoming much harder to say, nowadays.

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