Cordi's Italian Gourmet
We were warmly greeted on our arrival and shown to our table. Our server reviewed the specials for the day and opened our wine. The server took our order after allowing a comfortable for selection. Shortly after our meals were presented the chef/owner Dominick stopped at the table to introduce himself and describe his restaurant philosophy and prep methods. He was very cordial and the care he mentioned in his food service was reflected in the taste and quality of our meals. We will definitely return.
We have never been disappointed at Cordi's. They serve some of the finest quality food at the Shore and the service is always friendly, courteous and attentive. We look forward to our next delicious meal there !
The best quality italian restaurant in Ocean County. Menu is more limited and prefer owner to maintain what he does well. Menu is pricey, but will not be disappointed at this tiny gem of a restaurant. Staff is friendly and accommodating.
Excellent food and very friendly staff and great service!
Excellent dinner. From the apps, to dessert. The Veal Chop Parm was prepared to perfection. Service was exceptional, made you feel like family. Owner introduced himself to us, and made sure we enjoyed our meal. Told us about their story. Much appreciated. I would highly recommend Cordi’s to some one looking for a genuine Italian meal, with a homey atmosphere. BYOB, not cheap, but you get quality. I’ll be back. Reservations suggested.
Nice meal as always great food cooked to order great little jem of a place. BYOB FYI
Wait staff very attentive & informative, as always. Food was excellent and the chef/owner came out to visit each table.
Great place to go to dinner with friends or family.
My go to place when visiting the shore. Dominic and his family always put out top notch eats w family friendly service. Highly Recommend...
Love this place. Never a bad meal. Catevlli is awesome as well as stuffed pork chop. Save room for dessert. Reservations a must on weekends. Dommick the owner makes u feel special.
Absolutely outstanding food and service. Everything was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back again.
Best chicken parm ever
Cordis is always a palate pleasing experience ! You need reservations as it is small. It’s also BYO and Sunday Momma’s gravy is a must. The chef comes out to greet everyone after dinner and is appreciative and accommodating. Have had many dinners there as well as Birthday celebrations. Highly recommend!
Wow.. Everyone and everything was perfect. Treated like a family member, from the greeting to the complimentary anisette at the end of the meal. We had a sampling of appetizers, then shared a penne vodka dinner for the table, and still had leftovers. For our main courses we had the chicken amaretto, stuffed pork chop and flounder. All delicious, you will not be disappointed.
Always a great meal
Although small, the restaurant is cozy and warm. The staff could not have been nicer! Food is delicious. I had stuffed shrimp and my husband had stuffed pork chops. Tuscan kale soup excellent! This is my second time here and will def be back
Always awesome. Food is always fresh. They do not have a freezer for food, just for ice cream. The best Italian food in Ocean & Monmouth County!!!
Always a terrific evening. Great service, terrific food and friendly staff!!!
The ambiance was surprisingly nice for a mini mall type of set up. The long hot peppers were delicious. My veal Milanese was just wonderful. It is a hidden gem.
Delicious food at reasonable prices. Portion size was perfect. Attentive wait staff too!
Great food. Never disappointed
This restaurant never lets,u down
Awesome food and service. Small so u need reservations on weekends. We live in Toms River and go every month
We eat here often because of the delicious food and wonderful service. The portions are very large and we always take leftovers home for the next day. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Have been to Cordi’s several times, and it’s always great. We particularly enjoyed the chicken Marsala and the chicken frangelico (made with figs). Also, the welcoming attitude with which they greet you is much appreciated. Highly recommended!!
Friendly staff who treats everyone like family. Food is high quality and does not disappoint.
Food was delicious, service was wonderful, and the chef was totally awesome. Came out to check on how we liked our food and had after dinner drinks available for us too. Would highly recommend the restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation.
The food is great as are the specials. Servers are very personable Great place!
Hands down the best Italian food! Our favorite restaurant!!!
The food is amazing. There "gravy" is as good as it gets. Texture, taste all were perfect. Fried calamari was tender and perfectly cooked. Sunday gravy was a nice size portion and the meat portion was very tasty especially the meatballs.
we were a party of 4. Ordered appies, 2 arrived in a reasonably amount of time. The 3rd arrived about 15 minutes later, and the 4th about 25 minutes later, by which time everyone else had finished theirs. No explanation, no apologies. 2 meals were veal chops Milanese with arugula. Both were paper-thin breaded and fried as was the fish that was also ordered. The 4th was a pasta dish which was good. Ordered one coffee and Splenda but all they offered was sweet-n-low and so order was cancelled. Sorry to complain like this but the impression left us with never wanting to visit this restaurant again. We don't mind paying the high-end prices they charge, but the food and the service should warrant it.
We went there for my birthday and was looking forward to it but did not live up to our expectations from the reviews we were seated by the front door which was very close to our table ,my wife orders the fra diavlio and ask for medium and it was just to spicy,the portions were small , the tomato sauce was also to much on the fradiavlo and for a BYOB the prices were extremely high for what we got I could of gone to my local pizza place and had better at half the price and I felt Bad for the people that came with us because they were not impressed very disappointment and will never go back
Have eaten here before. Food is always very good. High quality and cooked to perfection. Restaurant is in a small strip mall of stores and the restaurant is small, maybe 10 tables but the food is really excellent and prices are on par for what you are receiving. Would recommend it, worth trying. Reservations are a must because of limited tables.
Never a bad meal and always great service. A gem!
Fantastic food, relaxing ambiance, wonderful service! I would definitely recommend to others!
We enjoyed the food. Unfortunately due to size of room the noise is to much.
Sunday Dinner was fantastic!!!! Will be back for sure 😃
Small place in a small strip mall on Route 88. Small menu, too, but that's where the small ends. They are big on service, the food fantastic, the presentation 5 star. We shared a calamari appetizer that was fried fresh squid including the crispy tentacles, not frozen rings of rubber with the most delicious marinara for dipping. I would kill to get Dominic's recipe for the marinara as it is the best I've ever tasted and that is coming from someone who grew up in a very Italian household and has been judging Italian food from the perspective for over 60 years. For an entree I thoroughly enjoys their take on chicken scarpariello. The four large pieces of chicken breast were cooked perfectly with a crunchy crust on top, arranged in four corners with the sauteed mushrooms, vinegar pepper, crumbled sausage and baby potatoes in the center for a very pleasing presentation. Cooked to perfection, the flavors were wonderful. My date had the chicken parmigiana that was so far and away better than that dish had anywhere else that it was in a class by itself. The chicken wasn't pounded flat and dry, but thick and juicy. The breading was perfectly fried and retained its crispiness under the melted cheese and marinara sauce.
Dominic, the owner, came by and chatted welcoming us as new members of the family at his restaurant. For dessert we shared a piece of pumpkin spice cheesecake that was excellent and Dominic came by and brought us glasses of homemade limoncello that capped off a wonderful meal.
You have to try this place if you like really special Italian cuisine. Cordi's is the Italian gourmet.
The owner and the staff were very accommodating, friendly, courteous and helpful! We would certainly dine there again. Thank you!!
Never disappoints. Veal Milanese awesome. Creme Burlee cake OMG
Small restaurant need reservations on weekends. Service spot on
Love going to Cordi’s for dinner, it is always an excellent experience. The food and service is always exceptional, you are always made to feel very special when you dine here. Our meals are always excellent and the food served is always fresh and plentiful. Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a wonderful dining experience, you will never be disappointed.
Love this restaurant! Food is consistently excellent and the wait staff pleasant and efficient. I’ve recommended Cordi’s to a number of friends and they were equally pleased. Can’t wait to go back.