Gaspares Italian Bistro

4.6
198 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
For over 41 years, Gaspare Campisi has operated the restaurant that bears his name. Brooklyn born Campisi opened Gaspare's Italian Bistro in Bargaintown soon after he moved to this area in 1977. Although he was only 18, he was already an experienced chef. Since then Gaspare's has been serving the best Wines, Martinis, Pizza, Pasta, Seafood & Italian Specialties. We have the most innovative, passionately inspired menu. Our customers expectations are high and we deliver!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Daily: 11:00 am - 3:00pm;
Dinner:
Nightly: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 338-9837
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Gaspare Campisi
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Catering
We offer many varieties of our homemade Italian cuisine available for pick up or delivery go to gaspares.com for more details
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean Heights Ave.
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Parking details
We are located in a shopping center, so there is plenty of parking spaces
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM

What 198 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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PB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Exceptional Italian food! Three of us had the gnocchi with three different sauces. Each was wonderful. The others has eggplant rollatini and a seasonal pasta with butternut squash. All were served with salad and house dressing. Coffees completed the meal and their great canolis. Make a res...... last time we were turned away!

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Poconos
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

This visit wasn’t as good as usual. I had penne with vodka sauce which was good, but my husband ordered his favorite lasagna.. That was what disappointed. He said it was not good at all. Unusual for Gaspare’s.

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VM
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is outstanding!! This was our second visit, first time was a little crowded and short staffed, second time was great!! Can’t wait to get back!!!

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G
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT EVERYTIME! WE BROUGHT A NEW COUPLE WHO LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife an I love Gaspares. We eat there once every couple of weeks. The Italian food is excellent and the best value in the South Jersey area. The staff is also very friendly and the service is terrific!

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W
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, excellent service, friendly atmosphere

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OT
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have been going to Gaspares for 30 years. we brought our grown son & 2 of his friends tonight who, even though they are local, had never been there before. everyone enjoyed their dinner, deliciousness all around!

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l
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonably priced, big servings and great service. Been going for 40 years and never had a bad meal. Small but cozy atmosphere. I wouldn’t change a thing! I try to go every Saturday and never get tired of it. My favorite place!

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J
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect evening. Excellent food! Excellent service!

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K
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gaspares never disappoints. I have introduced many people to the restaurant and they go back to frequent the restaurant time and time again. Great seafood, fabulous Italian dishes and delicious cocktails. My family compares every restaurant to Gaspares and so many do not meet the standards set by this small, quaint family restaurant.

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B
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returned after my initial visit 2 weeks ago I was not disappointed. The food was great and we the servers were very customer friendly.

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HS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service nice local restaurant that is much better than well known fancy restaurants.

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VM
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good!! Looked short handed in the service area only two waitresses to a full house with large parties. Will definitely go again!’

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CP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always outstanding. The service absolutely spectacular. What a great combination!
Can’t wait to return just to dine! This time was our 47th anniversary! Just a wonderful experience.

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GG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We eat there weekly. Food and drink specials are great.

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SE
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very busy place last night... very small and intimate seating.. had to wait 20-25 mins even though we had an 8:30 resv. Enjoyed and joked abt the people coming in and staring over the dining area, hoping diners would hurry up and eat so they could take their place.. some were relentless..
I thought the wait was worth it!! I enjoyed the house salad and my veal marsala... my Wife thought her crab pasta dish was good but nothing special...
wait staff was very attentive and apologetic for the longer than average wait!! If you are looking to get in and get out, forget it!! If you are looking for a new Italian experience then give them a try... I wasn’t disappointed... manga

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J
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great price. Great service. Who could ask for more?

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SI
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a small neighborhood place so plan on the tables being close together. Nice happy hour drink specials and the bread and sauce is a nice touch.

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B
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food!! Service was friendly. This is definitely a winner. I have already made another reservation.

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TV
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gasser's never disappoints! Consistently delicious meals with an unbelievable menu selection!
Will get going back!

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RR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I wouldn’t go back... Food was meh at best. Everything was just ok. The place is way too small with small tables. There’s a difference between cozy and small, this place was just too small for the amount of people they pack in. The place was also very pricey. $250 including tip for 4 adults and 2 kids, 1 kid had a small pizza only and no one had any alcohol...

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B
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Fabulous Italian food! Always happy with what I order! Their red sauce is so good that I always get something with that!

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GF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another fantastic meal at Gaspare’s. Food and service were outstanding. Jillian was our waitress and she was extraordinarily attentive.

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H
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always very good. Recommend that you make a reservation.

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FS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been going here for years. Always excellent. Got there early and was only two tables occupied but by the time we left there was a waiting line. Food is always excellent, service is great and you cannot beat the prices. Highly recommend.

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F
Poconos
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food were very good. Extra noisy, couldn’t even talk or hear each other.

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KH
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Always dependable, good food, tacky with so many tv's with food pictures.

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MF
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Food is always great, highly recommendAAA

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r
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant and Italian food ! It’s our go to place for dinner & sandwiches.

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PS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seats were ready on-time. Excellent service and food.

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KS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

We’ve been dining here for nearly 30 years. It is by no means just a pizza place - alrhough the pizza is delicious. The food is varied, fresh and never disappoints. The marinara sauce is particularly outstanding. Terrific veggie options, great chicken, shrimp and everything in between.

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d
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

had a chocolate martini delicious food always great

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JS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was terrible. Portions were not the normal for them. Presentation was only fair.

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d
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent Italian food near ocean city with a full bar. Great menu choices. Reasonable value. TV screens all over the place with pictures of their delicious food, exactly As prepared. Little tacky however.

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HC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We had a new server who was overwhelmed and not well trained. It took forever to place our order, and we asked for a corkscrew. Because so many restaurants at the shore are BYOB we mistakenly thought that was the case as well. We brought 2 bottles of wine which the server finally opened. After being extremely patient during our 2 hr meal, imagine our surprise when our bill contained a $20 corkage fee!! We were never informed they had a bar and would have willingly ordered wine instead. We took it up with the owner who shrugged and charged us $10 instead! Her attitude and total disregard for our overly lengthy meal ruined the dinner for all of us. Our friends all said they won’t return.

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G
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual..BUT..there were signs advertising $5 Martini's.but when ordered one from there martini menu u were charged $10. After the fact u were told those weren't included. Still don't know what was $5.

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

GREAT food. Try the pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe. Decor is more of a local pizza place. Tight but pleasant. Service is slow, but everything is made to order. Good value. Authentic Italian.

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t
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Like the place but have to pay extra if vegetables instead of pasta, how does an Italian restaurant fun out of Parmesan cheese, waitress needs more training. Tends to be expensive for a neighborhood restaurant-$90/couple only 1 glass of wine.

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MF
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

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DF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

restaurant small but friendly. Food excellant. Service fair

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