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111 S Albion Pl, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 345-2022
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Ranked #8 of 351 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Freehold, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were eager to dine at Café Vola because friends had highly recommended it. The staff is pleasant and helpful, even if so busy they can't think! The food is very good. But, here's the issue: portions so huge you can't (or shouldn't) possibly eat them in one sitting. Everything is a la carte. So if you want a side... More 

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Boca Raton, FL
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Chef Vola's is always a treat. Difficult to find and difficult to get a reservation but worth ever bit if the effort. A great family business that produces consistently excellent meals and service. Try the specials and don't forget the family style salad and fresh made desserts, BYO but they have connections with a local liquor store if you forget... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

You would have a hard time finding Chef Vola's restaurant if you didn't know where you were going. It's in the basement of a house, with no sign outside. It's like going to dinner at your Italian grandmother's basement kitchen. The food and service are great, and you can bring your own wine, which helps to keep the price down.... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Tiny place tucked away near the Boardwalk offering wonderful southern Italian cooking. Home of monster bone in veal chops and a wide variety of tasty pastas and side dishes all served family style in a cozy, sometimes too cozy, setting. Extraordinary chocolate ricotta cheesecake with pistachio crust is new to the dessert menu and well worth saving room for. Reservations,... More 

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you are looking for a cozy atmosphere that reminds you of your Italian grandma's kitchen, then this is the place. The food is delicious, and you receive hardy potions. It is, however, a tight squeeze.

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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494 reviews 494 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Tough to get a reservation,but I took a 9pm and glad we did.The service was the best with sincere waiters and waitresses.How often do you have a meal that is perfect?The salad,the artichoke and mushroom side dish,the veal chop,and the amazing dessert! One tip,it will be very hard but try saving room for the dessert.Chef Vola's is one of the... More 

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Elkins Park
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

When you read or hear that it's difficult to get a reservation, it is definitely true! We tried several times during peak summer season and couldn't get one but were finally able to for this recent trip to AC. We sat on the outside deck which they had enclosed and had heat lamps so it was perfect. Service was great... More 

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Brockville
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133 reviews 133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I really liked the idea of being able to take our own wine to a restaurant without being charged. This worked very well. This fine dining establishment has reasonable prices and a wide variety of menu choice's. The pasta sampler is an excellent way to decide which pasta to order for another time. The veal parmagana was the best I've... More 

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Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am fortunate to be friends with the owner's friend. We were able to get a reservation on short notice, but I suggest you do it well in advance unless you know them personally. It is crowded and they pack them in. But the food is worth it. The bone-in butterflied veal chop done parm style was to die for.... More 

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Ivyland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

BEST Restaurant EVER. Took me months to get a reservation, but well worth the wait. We received an 11PM confirmation three weeks before our weekend reservation. We were asked for a courtesy cancelation. Thank god we didn't cancel. Our server presented the menu like an Atlantic City variety show. Many specials, but we ordered off the menu. Veal Ribeye parmesan... More 

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Additional Information about Chef Vola's

Address: 111 S Albion Pl, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone Number: (609) 345-2022
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Italian

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