Cordi's Italian Gourmet

4.7
344 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Visit Cordi's Italian Gourmet today and enjoy a truly unique Italian menu served with perfection. We proudly serve only the natural French cut meats and in-house prime cuts and steaks. With 30 years of combined experience, we serve the finest Italian food in all of New Jersey.
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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent! And the service has always been great also. It’s a bit pricey, but the quality is very good.

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AQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, the food was made to order and delicious. The service was courteous and friendly. Overall it is a great place to dine with a very comfortable atmosphere.

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DB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service is outstanding!!

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TN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant I have been to in Ocean & Monmouth Countys in 30 years period.

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TN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant period. I have told everyone about Cordi's. Great job everyone, and thank you Dominick.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came here for our anniversary dinner and were very happy to say the food service and experience was as good as expected.

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ES
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cordi's simply the best around, if you haven't been you need to visit and you'll be back again and again.

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MS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of best restaurants I’ve been to in long while. Dinner for four and every plate was top notch. Dominic and his family doing something right at this little gem.

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DF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never disappointed and always look forward to the next time

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here we all loved the restaurant! Will go back!

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk through the door, the aromas let you know that you’ve certainly made the right decision. From appetizer to dessert you will be more than delighted.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful meal at Cordi's. It's a gem!

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing better than the food here is the atmosphere....Dominic and crew don't miss a detail! There is not a single Italian resteraunt in this area that can compare.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, atmosphere and overall dinning is excellent!!!!!!!

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food is superior to all surrounding resturants. Great people Dom and his wife and staff do it right. Been there many times. Never had a bad meal.

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TK
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal! 2 of us had the veal parmigiana chop which was terrific as was the fluke and pork chop! It’s like eating the best home cooked Italian food you’ve ever had! The owner Dominick came over to say hello as well. Great pleasant service! We recommend it highly!

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p
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

food was sub -par at best. Very very salty. Smallish portions. Very overpriced.I dont mind paying for quality,but i expect to get what I paid for.Cordis did not give me what i paid for. Small protion of overly salty clams over linguine in red sauce for 29.00 dollars?? A Pasta dish with 6 to 8 clams in the shell?? Are you kidding me ? Lousy....My husband got what was equivalent to Pasta and beans with sausage,also small portion. Also 29.00 dollars. Two pasta dishes? Dessert was worse..." Cookies and ice cream " Sounded like it should be a special prep. Not here- got a chewy ,cheap "Shop Rite " style choc. chip cookie with a scoop of cheap vanilla ice cream and whipped cream on top....the china buffet serves better quality desserts and ice cream..but they dont tout themselves as "Gourmet"....our "Cappuccino" (2) looked and tasted like watered down skim milk. The bill for this ? 89.00 + before tip. Lousy ....Lousy...meal. Im amazes they get so many rave reviews? People just do not know authentic Italian ...needless to say. I will not be returning. Will not recommend, P.S. The service was fine,the place was lovely,where we sat was fine...no complaints there. The food was just awful and very overpriced for what we got.Forgot to mention,we did have an appetizer -Fire Crack shrimp -that was very good.

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TP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A place for a special occasion. They have done a wonderful job of making this little storefront place feel very inviting due in no small part to the owner/chef and the service staff.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We’ve been here a few times. We made a reservation and when we arrived, were told it would be about 10 minutes “because it’s difficult with a BYOB restaurant to get people out. However, it seemed more like it was a night of “regulars” who knew the wait staff, the hostess and were just taking their time without regard for the people waiting. we waited 30 minutes before our table was ready. Not a good start. I would not be so annoyed had we not been here on another ocassion and some of our party was caught in traffic and was delayed. We were told that we needed to order and even order for them so that they could start to prepare our meals, because we only had an hour left before we need to leave. REALLY! That most certaintly did NOT happen last night to more than a few table of “regulars”.

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DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food we have ever had. Service was great. Our waitress Lisa was so helpful with choosing our meals an very friendly. We were never rushed. Will be going back again an again!

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M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our Valentine’s Day dinner and everything was great, except they ran out of my husband favorite entree. But he did enjoy his back up choice. Service was excellent, as always. Cordi’s has never let us down. We will be back.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation times are honored to within 10 minutes even at peak hours, most important to those who cannot stand waiting, like me. Friendly help. The lobster oreganato was delicious, best texture of lobster I’ve ever tasted. Great long hots appy. The pistachio cheese cake is outstanding! And I usually like neither pistachio nor cheese cake. All the food has been good every time I’ve been there, friends with us have enjoyed it too. Owners are very personable and look to please. A great experience.

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was FANTASTIC and FRESH! Service was EXCELLENT! Can't wait to go back

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was excellent as was the service will go back soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!! We will be back.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food!!! This place needs to take over the whole building it's that good.

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M
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is excellent! Wish i could go every week!

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G
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have visited a handful of times, and will make a point of going more often. Food is fantastic..and staff personable...the owner and chef come out to say hello and thank younfor going. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

People like doing business with people they like. The owners are wonderful people and the food is great.

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice dinner! Couldn’t have been happier with our first time at this very small, casual, neighborhood-like BYOB. Early Saturday evening reservation and we were seated immediately but watched the restaurant fill up very quickly. Reservations a must. Started with the eggplant rolatini and fried calamari, both delicious. Entrees included the veal special and homemade cavatelli with ricotta - outstanding with very ample portions. Food was so good we decided to take dessert to go. Cannoli was one of the best I’ve ever had. Service was wonderful and felt very comfortable throughout the meal. Can’t wait to return!!

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C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional food n service

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food and service excellent, never disappointed. Love dining here always feel special, they go out of their way to make your experience a wonderful one. Food is always fresh,plentiful and off the charts exceptional. Highly recommend to everyone who loves to eat good food.

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OT
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are regulars at this Brick bistro but have not been there for a while. Was delighted to see when we drove up a banner outside that announced it was an Asbury Park Press readers’ choice for 2018. That is great for the restaurant but makes getting reservations which are a must here even more difficult. The food was superb. Both myself and my dining companion had a special steak dish, which was an extremely tender terrace major cooked precisely to medium rare, complimented by shiitake mushrooms and a honey bourbon sauce that complimented and enhanced the beefiness of the steak. The friendliness and knowledge of the wait staff when combined with the hospitality of the chef owner make you feel like more than a patron but a friend. In the end, this was a dinner well spent.

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DF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great place, good food and great service very friendly service

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M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The sign outside the restaurant says "Fine Dining" but our experience failed to meet expectations. Calamari appetizer was perfunctory but preparation of our veal dishes was undistinguished and, at the prices charged, should have included at least a simple salad. Comfort was variable with mainly large parties crowding out seating for parties of 2 and 4. However, service was friendly.

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cordi's is an excellent source of classic Italian fare. BYOB, a bit cramped, and noisy when busy, but the service is pleasant and the food is a great value.

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DZ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took couple from up north that are real foodies. Probably one of our best meals ever... Food was more than outstanding, service was extraordinary. Owner stopped by numerous times to make sure we were happy. We were not rushed and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Not inexpensive. Worth every penny

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LG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but very limited seating. Reservations are definitely needed

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks food and service fantastic

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