A CA Mia-Cape May

3.8
805 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Ristorante A CA MIA is open every April and closes at the end of Fall.

We are located across from the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church on the Washington Street Mall. We are available for Private Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, and Christmas Parties.

The historical building that now houses Ristorante A CA MIA was built in 1872. William Essen operated a bakery and ice cream parlor until 1914 when he sold it to his niece and her husband, Carl and Margaret Kokes. The business remained in his family for over 60 Years. The bakery is one of the oldest bakeries in continuous operation in the country. By the mid 1930s, the ice cream parlor had become the dining room and the business was operated as a restaurant as it is to this day. Our kitchen is under the direction of Chef Todor Videv. We are available for private parties. We offer early seating dinner selections. We accommodate well behaved children.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 805 people are saying
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MargeK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Way too noisy

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice place, great service. However, the food is nothing special. The marinara has no flavor and is watery. Chicken in the chicken parm was soggy because the sauce was so watery. The bruschetta was delicious though.

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TonyfromNJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was slow due to insufficient staffing. Unfortunately we were near a boisterous group of eleven that ruined our (and others) dining experience. Left before dessert due the noise level and picked something up in the attached bakery.

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vipAntonioA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff and food is consistently good. This is a staple of ours every time we come to Cape May.

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HoyaDC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Since that was one of only a few places where we could find a last minute Saturday evening reservation, I did not have high expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. Menu is pretty standard American Italian fare, but food was fresh and well prepared. Seating on the patio overlooking Washington Street

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Marsha
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at A Ca Mia. Food was good but I wouldn’t say outstanding. The Caesar salad was good….not exceptional. It didn’t have anchovies. My husband’s tilapia was a little dry. The ravioli dish consisted of 2 mushroom raviolis, 2 lobster raviolis and 4 regular cheese filled raviolis, which you could tell were not home made. They provide a warmed roll for each customer. I would have preferred Italian bread, since it is an Italian restaurant, but the rolls were warm & crispy and good.

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LaurenD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was very crowded and the host seemed a bit overwhelmed with people hounding him about their reservations. I think they may have over booked the night we went there. That said we only had to wait about 15 minutes past our reservation time. The food was very good although it did feel like the tables were crammed in the dining area which made the quaint restaurant feel cramped and very noisy. Also it is BYOB.

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vipChuck
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

- Vegetable Lasagna Very good
- Rack Of Lamb Very good

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Monica
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely fast & attentive staff. Delicious food. Great location.

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Pattii
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food excellent waitress Nicolina.
Chicken parm very good pasta was delicious tasted like homemade. I tried the 3 Ravioli dish the cheese were my favorite. I would definitely recommend dining there. Thank you for the pleasant experience.

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vipdavec
Atlantic City
78 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first trip here. Despite an unexpected rain shower outdoor tables were available and service was excellent. I had the crab cake and my wife had the vegetable lasagna. Both entrees were excellent and we intend to return.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great, enjoyable time outside along the walk. Great food. People watching. What else could you ask for?

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kathij
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it-Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always count on the food and service

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vipLAmerucan
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been here four times always excellent food and service at a a fair price .

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vipbldbeach
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit, impressed with the food and service! Appetizers were delicious and generous, we had smoked fish platter and a summer salad, all fresh and beautifully presented. My entree was a special, pasta with a creamy sauce, prosciutto, and peas-
took half home to enjoy again. My husband had a fish entree which he enjoyed as well- cleaned his plate! We will try to return before the end of the season.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got engaged after that dinner! Veal as amazing and waitress and host were very accommodating. Decaf cappuccino nice and hot and wonderful. Only rush the Caesar salad had more flavor…there was no garlic or anchovy paste or black pepper and could use lies grated cheese too. Everything else was fabulous!

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Jacquelinema
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my husband and our family. I have the vegetable lasagna , he had the shrimp scampi. Both were great. The Veg lasagna was amazing , tons of veggie s not just full of cheese. I would highly recommend .

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GeorgeH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience dining outside on the Mall. Service was prompt. Food was fresh and well prepared. Vegetable lasagna was excellent. The tiramisu for dessert was light and flavorful. We loved the dinner.

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KarenR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Shrimp scampi too salty. Other dishes were good, especially the soup.

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vipStoneHarborFoodie
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around !!!!

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vipStrav
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service and in today’s world where restaurants are struggling to find help that says a lot. Not sure how we’ve missed this place all these years but we won’t again

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Susane
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect anniversary dinnet

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RonF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of excellent dishes. Convenient location with car park 200 yds away

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Newhopediner
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were very good as always. We shared the Insalata
A Ca Mia, For entrees we had chicken Parmigiana and crab cake w/pasta and asparagus. Both were delicious.
Please note: The actual menu prices are significantly higher than that published on the open table menu.
Please update!

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vipMeganK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Disappointed that prices on line were different than those on menu (menu higher). Food was average. Inside ambiance is bright and boring.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just average

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just Ok, easy to get a table. Used to be an annual vacation favorite. Same menu, but inconsistent execution year over year.

It’s true, nothing lasts forever.

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vipGeee
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Efficient staff. Pricey for a basic menu with average portions, but BYOB aspect is a positive.

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vipPKP406
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there three times- twice in one week while on vacation. Love it.

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vipphilipp
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very busy but service was amazing and the food quality was delicious!!!

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susanh
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Dessert was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Menu on line was at least $5 cheaper than actual menu. Small portions for price. Asked for more bread and they wanted to charge me for it. Will not be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My partner and I dined here over the weekend and the only word we can think to describe it is “okay.” He ordered the mussels in red with capellini which was nothing special- it was exactly what it sounds like. I ordered the crab cake that comes with a pesto capellini. The crab cake was pretty good, but the pasta was horrible. The sauce that came on it was not edible- neither of us were able to take more than 2 bites.
I would say there are many other restaurants in cape may for the same price and have much better overall quality of taste, ambiance, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food! And a bakery on premise so you can get delicious treats to go.

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vipHeatherD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food. We enjoyed our experience. Will be back next time.

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JamesS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived promptly at 5:30 PM and had a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. We enjoy the red pasta sauce and think it is the best.

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CarolineL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food … nice vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was limited availability in cape May that night so our options were limited but so we were delighted with the food, service ect!

FAQs

A CA Mia-Cape May offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 884-6661.

A CA Mia-Cape May is rated 3.8 stars by 805 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.