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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
10:00 PM
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Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant

4.7
462 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 462 People Are Saying
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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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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Love it like everytime...we had someone new waiting on us but they were so great, you would never know they were new.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend..

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I had my favorite clams and sausage over mashed potatoes. Always delicious 😋

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Much too noisy

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

BYOB, good food & very good service. Best known for their Italian dishes, most notably mama’s meatballs.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was delicious and we enjoyed r dinner Atmosphere was great and we look forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great restaurant with awesome views.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was awesome as was the staff. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was impeccable and food was fresh and delicious. Not to mention the view.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Beautiful view of Tuckerton Cove and sunset. Food and service outstanding

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service, as usual! We sat in our usual spot! The waitress was very polite.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

my husband and I have gone to Panini Bay three times every time has been wonderful. this is my top five restaurants in all of New Jersey. Summer gets quite busy def make a reservation it’s worth every penny. Thank you Panini Bay for another fabulous night. May the summer be splendid.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a lovely, delicious dinner.
This was our first time at the restaurants. I highly recommend it and will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Always great food and service ! Specials of the day always a treat.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and service, a very enjoyable meal on a wekend evening.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome food! Overall wonderful place to eat. It's my favorite !

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great experience as usual. Looking forward to many visits in 2018......

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice restaurant. Service was excellent. Food was very good. The view is very nice unless your table is towards the back which we were. Not a very good table. We had a reservation but was told the remaining 3 tables for 2 were reserved. I thought we had a reservation as well. I guess we should request a table with a decent view the next time.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was excellent!
Food was excellent!
View could have been better since I requested a window seat. We were not given a window seat and there were two tables at the window which were open the whole time we were there.
A little disappointing.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

We take our granddaughter for her birthday every year. Food is great and atmosphere cant be beat. View of bay and Atlantic City skyline is fantastic.

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Everything was terrific until a large group of 14 showed up. The acoustics couldnt handle it so it was difficult to hear each other above the noise. Would try again and hope it was a little quieter.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Appetizers were wonderful. I hat the Prince Edward Island Mussels and my wife had the Fried Roman Artichokes (she loved them). I also had the Clams & Hot Italian Sausage over linguine, very good, however my wife's chicken Milanese was dry, and she didn't eat it.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Panini Bay never fails to please. Excellent locallly caught seafood, wonderful pasta and great homemade Italian dishes. I haven’t sat at a table yet that doesn’t have a great water view. The staff is friendly and service oriented but not overly attentive.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Absolutely delicious! The third time I have been there and it was so yummy!

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was good except our table....this restaurant is on the water with great views of the bay. We were seated in the back of the dining area even though the place was half empty. We were told those empty tables were reserved when we asked to change our location even though we had a reservation as well. My wife ate her dinner with sunglasses on as the late afternoon sun blazed through the shadeless window....at least she had a view of the bay...I sat facing the wall....Waitress provided us with great service and was very apologetic about the table situation. The food is very good but the main reason we come here is because of the view. Looking at a wall during dinner left a bad taste in my mouth.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

restaurant would not accept 20 dollar discount from open table even tho open table said it would be attached to myreservation which the had. second try that failed. staffsaidopen has np access to their accountaining system. embarassing to say the least. if open table wants to grant an award,as small as it is, they should make sure their system works. it doesn,t.

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

We love coming here! The food is amazing and the view is beautiful. unfortulately, we were placed in the front by the kitchen. When we asked how long it would be for a nicer table we were told an hour. That was at 8pm. Next time I make my res, I'll specify that I want to be in the dining room. It's just not nice to sit by the kitchen when you're trying to enjoy a nice meal.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

We have visited Panini Bay several times this season and have always enjoyed our meals.

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