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12907 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 492-1001
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but too expensive

We returned to Roberto's this evening after a 1 or 2 year break. (We had had one or two less than stellar experiences and we felt that the quality had declined previously.) The quality is back, but it comes with a high price tag. Three of us shared a clam appetizer. We each had an entrée - two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2014
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Pelham, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary here with our daughters and family. The pasta was amazing and the service was outstanding. We like that you BYOB, which considerablly affects the bill, making it more affordable.

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Sag Harbor, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my wife and family for an excellent dinner and dining experience. The veal, halibut, shrimp and pasta entrees were wonderfully prepared and presented. When asked for a combination that was not on the menu, our served cheerfully checked with the chef and returned with a positive yes...we can prepare it your way. You can also bring your... More 

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Denville, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Pre-season visit. Saturday at 5:45 - restaurant was empty. Went with two friends and were told it was completely booked. They had one table "available" but were waiting for a party to call back to confirm. Hostess then called that party who still had not made a decision and said they'd call back. Hostess then said we had to wait... More 

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NJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We returned to Roberto's this evening after a 1 or 2 year break. (We had had one or two less than stellar experiences and we felt that the quality had declined previously.) The quality is back, but it comes with a high price tag. Three of us shared a clam appetizer. We each had an entrée - two scallop specials... More 

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Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had a great meal the other day at Roberto’s Dolce Vita on LBI. Just about everything was perfect. Four of us were out to celebrate the end of the rental season and the beginning of the locals’ (our) season. Each couple split an appetizer. Our friends had the single crab cake, (a special that night) which was accompanied by... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Although I've read some of the recent reviews of the restaurant, we took a chance and stopped by on a Friday night without reservations. Although they were pretty much booked, they arranged a few things around and were able to seat us. Our waitress, Lisa, was attentive and helpful. The three of us were really pleased by what we ordered.... More 

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Been here many times. The menu is the usual, kind of boring. Went a few weeks ago and we won't be back again. Lost our business. The waitress we had was unbelievably sloooooow! She was pleasant but awful. The appetizer portion was one third what is used to be and it was not cheap. We were just really turned off... More 

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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The appetizers were fantastic: mussels in garlic sauce and calamar. the pasta was good (marinara sauce OK). I had the veal caprese with tomatoe and mozzarella in a brown sauce. The veal had a funny taste to it and I wound up getting sick that night. No one else got sick and enjoyed their meal. I do have a sensitive... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Nice little restaurant that needs to get known better. Excellent service and very nice decor. Quiet, charming yet not pretentious. I had the veal parmesan and it was excellent.

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New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

For the price and a "byo" it was expensive and the food just WASN'T that good! Average at best. Service was better than excellent. For this restaurant being on a beach "vacation" town, it definitely needs to "amp" it up to get patrons to come back. Clearly marked as a fine dining restaurant there are definitely better food options on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12907 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: (609) 492-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
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

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