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About Red Room Cafe

Welcome to the Red Room Cafe where our goal is to provide our customers with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a great dinning experience.


Food is our passion. We make sure that only the finest and freshest ingredients are used in preparing our dishes. We use only the best grades of meats and the freshest fish and seafood available. We bake our own bread and many of our pasta and deserts are handmade by our kitchen staff everyday. We even make our own mozzarella. We do this because we take pride in serving great food.

we have assembled a talented kitchen and wait staff who work hard to ensure that you, our customer, not only enjoy your meal but our service during your visit. We want our dining room to be a place to enjoy a pleasant evening with Friends or family.



Please contact the restaurant directly to reserve outdoor seating.

141 N Dorset Ave
Ventnor City, NJ 08406
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm -10:00pm;

Cross Street:
Monmouth Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 822-1067

Website:
http://www.redroomcafeattheshore.com/

Catering:
We offer both on site and off site catering.

Parking Details:
Off street parking available during summer. Street parking remainder of year.

Executive Chef:
Vincenzo Gatta

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private parties for up to 65 people. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Maria Gatta: (609) 822-1067

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Red Room Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fit for Foodies (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Authentic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Business Meals (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Always a delicious meal. We ordered bucatini with pancetta and onions. When it was time for our pasta the server came out to say they had to make more fresh bucatini. So glad they didn't say oh sorry it's all gone. So we had the freshest of fresh pasta!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Delicious. One of my favorite dining spots Downbeach this summer. The artichoke appetizer, Milan salad, bronzino, and chicken cacciatore the best!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Live Music, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Consistently excellent, mostly traditional, Italian, with a few great additions like the chicken with prosciutto and provolone with sautéed spinach. All homemades, and the gravy (sauce for the uninitiated), is south-Philly authentic. Bronzino and veals (have had the chop-parmegianed-fabulous! And the Marsala-super), fresh, delicious and mouth watering. And the paparadelle! Mmmmh!! BYO makes the reasonable pricing that much more so. Great spot. Love it. Back regularly. Can't say enough good things.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2017

As usual, over the last 10 years, Red Room never disappoints. Kudos to Marie and the team at Red Room for consistently great food.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We went to the Red Door Cafe with high expectations as a party of 2. It's a very pretty place. We had the worst table in the restaurant, sitting next to the computer where all of the waitstaff gathered to complain. The food was ordinary except for the fabulous homemade bread. The home made pasta was the reason we came to eat here, but after they delivered it we waited and waited for the waiter to bring some cheese. My meal was the fettuccine with pancetta, peas, and mushrooms, but I counted a scant three tiny pieces of pancetta that were tough and inedible. I found the price of $24. for pasta with 3 tiny pieces of pancettta overpriced. It seemed the busboys were more personable and helpful than the waiters.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

After recently going to many restaurants with poor service and mediocre food, we were pleasantly surprised with our experience at Red Room. We were a party of six, and everyone was pleased with their meal. Service was attentive, which is rare for a July 4th weekend. We will definitely return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Delicious! Intimate, outstanding service.
Local hot spot

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Went to the Red Room Cafe with friends for a couple's dinner out. Our meals were delicious and the service was prompt and friendly as well.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent bronzino, excellent veal. Looking forward to next meal there. They really care about quality.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Family atmosphere. Warm and friendly hostess and wait staff. Will be back. BYOB! Try the homemade pastas and tiramisu.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A nice solid Italian restaurant. Good pasta (ravioli and cavetelli). I would have preferred the sausage in the cavetelli special to be cut in smaller pieces, but the overall dish was fine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had dinner with family from out of town and they were very impressed. He's Italian and they said the food was great. They judge an Italian restaurant by the meatballs and they passed with flying colors! Everyone enjoyed their meal, except I would avoid the pasta fra diavolo with long hots. Way, way too hot for consumption. Otherwise, the food was great, the service was great, and there was a fun buzz in the room. +

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great place. We love it!!!! The food and the service is amazing!

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food is always excellent and the staff friendly

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The Red Room is always consistent ... delicious food !! Nice menu selections and specials .

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Not usually down on a Friday evening, but was lucky to snag an early reservation I am never disappointed here.

Regular menu is fresh and well prepared. Specials are well thought out. Had the lamb chop special. Received four double lollipop lamb chops. PERFECTLY cooked to medium rare. So few kitchens can actually hit that sweet spot. Pink, not raw. Seasoning was flavorful but didn't overwhelm the flavor of the tender lamb.

The atmosphere is so friendly. You really feel like you dropped by a friend's place. After preparing the food for a table, I think the owner sat down to eat his dinner with a the couple at that table. No hype, no flash. Just a nice guy eating dinner with friends who also happen to be customers. The vibe here is unusual. Comfortable but not shabby. High quality but not snooty. Love it!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We had dinner with 4 couples on a thursday evening and everything was wonderful including the live music. Our food and service were excellent. Definitely will be returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 7, 2017

This is the 3rd time we have eaten here. We have enjoyed all three dinners. Ordered were Seafood with Linguini (the pasta was a little underdone as it just came out of the extruder), Gnocchi with Marinara (firm with great gravy), Veal with Seafood (2 thick medallions, not pounded flat. Would have been nice if they had asked how I wanted it done!) Then we bought dried pasta and marinara at the farmers market and enjoyed another dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food is always fantastic never had a bad meal here!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The family who runs it is so friendly and welcoming. Great BYOB find!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 29, 2017

My favorite place at the shore. Great food and they make you feel like family.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The service was excellent, our water was always filled and everyone was helpful and explained any questions we had about the menu. The food was outstanding, all homemade and authentic. We ate every bite of everything we ordered! Homemade pasta was excellent, highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Terrible service. At 7:45 pm out of mussels, veal chops, straws, artificial sweetener. Pasta was a luke warm glob not to be eaten. Chicken dish over cooked. I'll never go back again. 1 yr ago I would have given a very good review. Never again

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food and service is always fantastic!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Menu appears to be good, but the actually food not so much. Party of 4 and only one person enjoyed their meal. Ordered the "housemade fusilli in vodka sauce" and was served over cooked boxed rotini in a burnt marinara. Fish special was definitely frozen, not fresh. Veal entree was overlooked and again not fresh. Had I been eating this meal at the Olive Garden it would have been okay, not something you'd expect in a small family owned restaurant and certainly not what you'd expect to pay $200.00 for.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great food, lots of great choices along with friendly attentive service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Never had a bad meal at the Red Room. A great dinner at a fair price. Excellent service. Great for outside sidewalk dining during the summer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went on Mother's Day for a 6pm reservation , so it was very hectic getting in due to the small dining area, but the staff was doing a good job considering, and they were all friendly.

Food was fresh and well prepared. We all agreed it was some of the better Italian food that we have had in a while. My only complaint would be the portions on the gnocchi. It seems more of an appetizer portion and for $20 was a little overpriced and I was still left with an appetite .

They offered complimentary cannolis for Mother's Day for my mother and wife and both agreed they were delicious!! I had a cappuccino that was also well made and was a nice finish to the meal.

Overall it was a good experience and a nice place to go for Mother's Day. We would definitely return, however, due to the size probably at an hour slightly off the dinner rush.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day dinner, picked because of the reviews and over all rating. The owner created us and was very nice. They got pretty busy with only one visible waiter and back up staff so he didn't really check in on us however the over all experience was very good. We ordered the halibut which was one of the specials and it was seated to perfection. Three appetizers mussels in white which we requested spicy but not delivered spicy . We were given red pepper flakes, the mussels were large and the wine sauce flavorful! The escargot, very delicious and well prepared. The grill calamari, shrimp and octopus . We will dine here again.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We were a party of seven. Ordered salads and entrees . Most of the entrees were good. One entree never made it out till a few of us were almost done and one party member was completely finished. The restaurant offered us a cannoli for this inconvenience. Eating while someone is still waiting for their entree ruins the experience . Charging me for it , is not only CHEAP but insulting. We didn't want the free cannoli thrown at us

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Jack, the owner is personable and accommodating and Bill, our waiter, is always terrific. They always remember us and welcome us each time.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

For the South Jersey shore, food is above average. Three of us had seafood, two salmon and bruschetta dishes, which were beautiful. I had swordfish, which was small, but good. One person, who is a chicken parm aficionado, said it was good but not great. Overall, above average for the Shore. BYOB.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Always a favorite. Food is great. Bill is an excellent waiter. I'm always bringing group of 6 to 8 people and everyone loves it.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Dinner was delicious, as usual. Never a bad meal there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The best Passover meal I have ever eaten. Everything was excellent and made with love. Great flavors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 5, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Our waiter Bill took the time to explain various dishes, was always back to see how everything was and very friendly. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Maria, Joe and their outstanding food and very welcoming venue make you feel right at home.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 15, 2017

What a wonderful meal. I had the eggplant stacker and the chicken Vicenzo. They each had wonderful and creative flavors that showed the chef cared. The owners and staff are very welcoming and make it seem like you are going to your grandma's home in South Philly for Sunday dinner. My friend had the chicken parm with pasta and meatballs. He said his meal was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Charming staff serving fabulous food

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We went to the café during restaurant week and I was pleased with the menu selection. It was not restricted to three meal choices as the entire menu was available and the choices outside the restaurant week specials were limited. The waiters were very attentive even with pouring the wine although we brought a bottle as required. The pork chop was fried to perfection and the shrimp and crab were fresh.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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