Secondo

4.7
1254 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
In Italian, the word, Secondo means “the second part of a duet.” When we opened Panico’s Bistro, we knew we wanted to eventually add some harmony to our original melody and so, Secondo is the continuation of our long-standing tradition to serve classic Italian cuisine in concert with Mediterranean influences right here in Cape May County.

Nested beautifully on the bay, enjoy dinner and hand-handcrafted cocktails; inside in our sophisticated dining room or outside on our covered patio next to the harbor and water.

Reservations highly recommended, walk-ins are accepted based on availablity.
Reservations guarantee seating, not a specific table. We will do our best to accommodate requests for seating preferences and/or outside dining, but they cannot be guaranteed based on limited outdoor seating. Two bars are available to enjoy cocktails and wine should you arrive early for your reservation.
For parties greater than eight or private events, please call 609-600-2115.

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve

    $100.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us New Year's Eve for an amazing 4 course prix fixe menu with a complimentary prosecco toast. $100 per person + tax and gratuity, liquor separate. Choices include some of our most popular dishes, plus creative additions to bring in 2022. Stay with us until midnight as we ring in the new year with music and a champagne toast in the bar.
  • Christmas Eve

    $100.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Please join us for a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner on Dec 24 from 2-8pm. We will be celebrating the night with a prix fixe menu for $100+tax and gratuity per person. Liquor separate.
What 1254 people are saying
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Lynn
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful!

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CoachM
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We had a very good server.
We will definitely be back when we return in the summer. We were here a few weeks ago and put this place on our return to list. Love their other restaurant Panico’s, also.

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Jules
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Excellent service. Definitely going back.

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Joseph
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so glad we found Secondo! The food was great, service was perfect and the ambiance is lovely. We can’t wait to go back in the summer and sit at the outside bar!

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GeorgeC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and service. Enjoyed a lovely night with friends

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CherylK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We had reservations for 6, arrived on time, waited 5 minutes for the hostess who told us they were running 25 minutes late, an hour later we got a table. Server was great, food was good. I know it’s the Holidays but we were a bit disappointed

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vipJoch
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Will definitely go back. Wait time was a bit long. Waited almost a half hour after my reservation to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old college friends holiday get together. So beautifully decorated & food amazing as always!!

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vipJohnF
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A normal busy night at Secondo in Cape May on December weekend. Food was excellent as always. Appetizers and pizza was a perfect choice. Obviously short handed as every restaurant is now a days but they still provided prompt and efficient service.

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Falcon
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar with live music food excellent
Seating outside is attractive

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They need to add an assortment of tea’s and have the heat turned on before customers arrive for dinner during the winter months.

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DEYCMPT
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They were significantly under staffed. We came at our
Reservation time and the guys said it could
Be another 30-40 minutes. So we were shipped off to a packed bar and saw a table. So we sat at it. I have a very bad back and can’t stand in 1 place for very long. Surgery early next year, I’ll live.
He host then came and asked our names. We asked if we could stay at our bar table, that agreed. Set it up, had great service and really enjoyed our dinner. The food
Is good and the mussels are fantastic.
My only caution is the reservation. The poor guy in front of us was a party of 15 and he had a reservation that the host couldn’t find anywhere. He had a confirmation on his phone. Never did know how that worked out. But a restaurant is the entire experience, not just the food. So if anyone needs a job….the food
Is great!

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georgen
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

everything was wonderful, would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hassle free dining. Good food professional staff

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Disappointed
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

They were not willing to accommodate my request for a corner table despite making a 2-week ahead reservation, calling ahead and arriving early to again request that. I saw many nicer tables available. The waiter started by giving us the "Specials" but failed to tell us one of them was $120.00 and my son-in-law unsuspectingly ordered it and was embarrassed to find out, since I was treating our family. I feel that if you have a "Special" that expensive, you should let your guests know. No one wants to feel duped. It colored the entire dining experience for me and my family.

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MattR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint, food is consistently excellent, specialty drinks are made with fresh ingredients and just pop with flavor.
The best restaurant in cape may!

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JoeD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from Devon. Excellent food and drinks. Went to bar for after dinner drinks so as not to hold up the table and were pleasantly surprised to find live music by Christopher Yoder who was amazing and great service again from the bar staff.

Will definitely come again when we are in Cape May.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very loud inside. Wish they would add something something I absorb the sound

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CGBII
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Secondo but it won’t be our last! Grilled octopus appetizer was very tender and delicious. Entrees in our group were the lamb chops which were cooked perfectly, scallop special and branzino. All were outstanding. Server Becky was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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KimberlyS
Poconos
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meals were outstanding. We got the special salad with strawberries and blueberries and balsamic dressing. It was absolutely delicious. My husband got the scallop special and I got the sambuca scallops. Both were out of this world. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat all year round. We go every month. Everything is great. Never had a bad meal here.

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vipSeashoreDiamonds
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Our server Jeff was terrific. Was very professional and accommodating to all our requests.

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GinaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Would definitely go again.

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vippugmomma2
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The host told us they were running 10 min late he suggested we have a drink at the bar and he would come get us when the table was ready. We followed his advice. After About 15 minutes he came into the bar and asked why we had not reported to the host station when he texted us ? First there was never a discussion about communicating by text when the table became available , secondly he actually reprimanded us for not checking our phones.
I am all for efficiency but We were never told that we needed to monitor the phone . I typically don’t monitor the phone when out for a nice dinner and I resented the implication that we were somehow to blame for poor communication .if table ready messaging is done through text. Just let me know when I arrive . This happened 11/19/21

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit having been to Cape May many times. It will certainly be one of our favorite dinner spots every time we come to Exit 0.

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DarrenK
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner here as always! Looking forward to continuing to come back and eat my way through the menu!

KH
vipKimH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Delicious food and drinks! Never disappoints!

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arpy
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good selection of gourmet items. Knowledgeable waitress.
Venue attractive. A bit pricey, but not an “everyday dining” venue

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner
Paul was our waiter very personable
Great restaurant
Will definitely be back
Good and wine wonderful

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Denise
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! This was probably our 10th visit and they never disappoint. The food is always delicious and the wait staff is wonderful. If you have the opportunity, this is definitely a great place to have a nice meal.

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vipJoeA
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Secundo is one of my all time favorite places to enjoy time with friends, family or a date nite with my wife, Great ambiance, sexy and exciting. Food is always done perfectly and never a problem picking my meal so many great choices, but they usually have a pork chop on special and that is by far the best Port Chop I have ever had...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wanted to try somewhere new in Cape May for our anniversary, should have stayed with the tried and true. Scallop sambuca pasta entree was way too sweet, scallops overdone with sand still in them. Cheese ravioli was ok, a little small for the price. Hubby liked the pizza. Probably won't be back.

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FranS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived prior to first seating and went to the bar. Small wine menu but 1 or 2 of the most popular wine flavors. We had wine but I looked over the booze and the had a good selection of higher end Whiskeys a few Bourbons, Tequilas, Rums and more Gin varieties than I have ever seen. We were seated at a small 2 person table and taken care of by Paul. Our view was of the water nothing spectacular lots of docked boats but it’s winter and we had a water view. As we were about 1/2 through dinner they turned on the outside lights that they had strung across the patio which looked very nice and then the topper lit a long gas fire I guess u call it a fire pit that ran almost the length of the outside patio. Paul brought us drinks and ran through a number of specials but we both opted for menu items. I opted for an appetizer on the menu a hot Crab, Tomato and melted blue cheese dish. My girlfriend had a specials item a greens salad with strawberry and blueberries, feta topped with a honey balsamic. For dinner I had the veal pecorino and the lady had the fillet both dishes were absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to book my next reservation and go back. Place is booked solid for the summer and even in November I only had a choice of 515 or 815 for my reservation. Book well in advance if you would like to dine here.

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camm6161
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service!

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated for making the three deaf people who are deaf and sign feeling so welcome. Wonderful place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Would return here for the pasta and the mozzarella balls appetizer! Only complaint for the evening is they made us wait 30 minutes despite having a reservation and arriving on time. Service was slow when we were initially seated however got better as the restaurant cleared out.

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CoachM
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Really enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back.

DB
DeniseB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for our 41 st wedding anniversary. When we were seated there were two glasses of champagne with a strawberry at the table. Such a wonderful touch. Everything about dining there was superb. We will definitely be recommending this to our friends and will be back!

FAQs

Secondo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 600-2115.

Secondo is rated 4.7 stars by 1254 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.