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3626 Route 35 North, Normandy Beach, NJ
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
You won't leave hungry!

We have driven past this place for years, and heard so many good things about it that we finally had to try it. We were not disappointed! We were lucky enough to get there early on a Friday, without a reservation, and get a table out on the patio, but I highly recommend reservations. The service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
Neeners86
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Small Normandy Beach bistro. BYOB. Only open for the summer season. Food is good but for some may seem pricey.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have driven past this place for years, and heard so many good things about it that we finally had to try it. We were not disappointed! We were lucky enough to get there early on a Friday, without a reservation, and get a table out on the patio, but I highly recommend reservations. The service was friendly and efficient.... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had driven by this restaurant many times and finally made a reservation to try it out. Very pleased with the experience. The service was top notch, menu was extensive and the meal as a whole was great. The small olive and cheese plate put on the table with the bread was a nice touch. We started out sharing the veal... More 

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Colonia,NJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This restaurant is one of the best at the shore in this area!! The quality of the food is outstanding and the portions are huge!! BYO ties it all together. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here in 2011 and have dinner several times a year here when we are down. Last year was so disappointing throughout the area and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

After driving past this restaurant for many years, we finally had a chance to eat dinner there last summer on a busy evening. They squeezed us in without a reservation, when our other dinner plans fell through. We found out too late it was BYOB. It seems everyone else knew that, and all were enjoying their wine or beer. Even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3626 Route 35 North, Normandy Beach, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Normandy Beach

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?