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Bella Vida Garden Restaurant

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5501 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
(609) 522-4777
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Description: They have another location in Cape May, N.J., which can be found on...
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful!

This is the old Duffenitti,s. It was wonderful! Best lasagna and Chicken Parmesan. I would definitely go back next year. If you have been going to the shore for years and like Italian, you will remember them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2014
Beckyd4258
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Apalachin, New York
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Apalachin, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the old Duffenitti,s. It was wonderful! Best lasagna and Chicken Parmesan. I would definitely go back next year. If you have been going to the shore for years and like Italian, you will remember them.

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NJ
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Ate here last year and loved it. It was just as great this year. Daughter is vegan so it is hard to find someplace where we can all have something we like. Bella Vida does that and more. Everything is fresh and top notch!

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Mid-State, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Well, after seeing the prevoius reviews about this being Asseltas and Duffinettis, we couldn't wait to get back to try it! We were their biggest fans back in the day! Found it, ventured in not completely sure we were in the right place. We were the only ones here on a Friday night and this concerned us a bit. Looked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

2nd time to eat hear in 2 weeks.... Very good Italian food. My husband and I have a summer home here and eat out a lot. We used to go to Duffinetties before they closed. This is the same owners. And the same recipes as before. I had the shrimp scampi tonight, and it was great! I would highly recommend... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Not sure how many of you remember Duffinetts on New Jersey Avenue near Sunset Lake but I was riding my bike and saw the name and stopped. I had been a loyal customer for many years at the original spot and when I talked to the owners, it was the same. That evening I went back for dinner and ordered... More 

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Fairfield, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We stayed across the street (see my other reviews) and saw the sign that said Restaurant on the way to the Beach. We went for Breakfast and it was 'FANTASTIC' They have daily specials. Everything we tried was good. I love their hashbrowns!!! Service was fast!! Cafe has indoor and outdoor dinning. We didn't have a chance to go for... More 

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Blairsville, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

The place was crowded. The waitress was very short with us. She wouldn't even give me time to tell her that she gave us the wrong slip for another table. We were charged $3.00 for a cup of chocolate milk for a 3 year old. Very pricey. We were there for the voucher breakfast. I got the eggs and sausage... More 

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Aston, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Not the world's most beatiful place, but the food was fast, made as requested and pretty quick.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Fabulous way to start the day. There are very few places that a nutritious conscious person can get real food. Bella Vida is a haven. Whole grain french toast, sweet potato pancakes, delicious veggie burgers, and Costa Rican Coffee! Not much of a setting, under a hotel just off the beach-but try the outside seating on a nice day. Enjoy.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

During a recent trip to Wildwood Crest, I had breakfast at the Bella Vida. The cafe is located at Ocean and Buttercup and is next to the Aqua Beach Resort, on the southeast side of the hotel. It's within two or three blocks of Wildwood's famous boardwalk. The Bella Vida offers breakfast and lunch service, and the menu offers many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5501 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Wildwood Crest
  • Phone Number: (609) 522-4777

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  • Cuisine: American

Description

They have another location in Cape May, N.J., which can be found on TripAdvisor.

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