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Romanelli's Garden Cafe

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279 South New York Road (Route 9), Galloway, NJ
+1 609-652-0179
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Description: Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Full service bar
Great Happy Hour drink...
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Full service bar
Great Happy Hour drink and Food Specials
4-7 PM Daily at the bar
Serving Breakfast & Dinner Early Bird Menu
Prime Rib Specials on Weekends
Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials
Reservation Accepted
No Longer Doing Live Music on Saturdays
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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good meals breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Good food, nice atmosphere and beautiful decor. Accommodating for larger parties. Servers are friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
jmakeret
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Galloway, New Jersey
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Galloway, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food, nice atmosphere and beautiful decor. Accommodating for larger parties. Servers are friendly and helpful.

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Thank jmakeret
Galloway, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting dining area. Large menu. Many good choices. Would update the menu, though, as it has been exactly the same since the restaurant opened.; especially the salads. Yummy desserts, good seasonal variety with the baked goods.

Helpful?
Thank shoy57
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We actually just put out a new menu out and has 2 new salads on it. Hard to change our menu completely because everything sells nicely. We do have a special salad everyday on our specials. Enjoy your day. Thanks Rick Romanelli More 

Atlantic City, New Jersey
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234 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stopped for lunch here after visiting Smithville. She had a pork sandwich and I had the mozzarella wrap and we both had the pasta salad as a side. She said her pork sandwich was dry and I saw her salt it a few times and my wrap was sopping wet so that the wrap was mush.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Phykos
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry about your last visit at our café. I will address those issues for sure. We are here to make your dining experience a good one. If you have an issue next time please ask for me at time of dining and I can handle that for you. Thanks Rick Romanelli More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience at Romanelli's. Seven of us had really good dinners and the cocktails were a nice size and very good. Our server Eric was super! We would definitely go back again.

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Thank Smokeman08
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and kind words. Maybe you could let us know what we could do next time to get a 5 star review. Happy New Year to you. Thanks again, Rick Romanelli More 

in NJ
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248 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This was our first time here, we were aiming to go to another restaurant, but did not want to wait out in the cold so motored a little to the south & found Romanelli's. Nice place, very friendly staff, we both ordered eggs, his with pork roll mine with corned beef hash. I have never seen such large pork roll.... More 

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Thank Kitsaattheshore
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much we look forward to your next visit and what can we do to make it a 5 star review. Just let us know, Happy New Year, Rick Romanelli More 

New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My wife and I have visited this restaurant for dinner several times over the years while our daughter attended Stockton College just down the road and we were never disappointed. Several weeks ago we decided to drive the 45 minutes from our home to try it for breakfast and we were not disappointed. Wow! We happened to visit during breakfast... More 

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Thank JKR875
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review we appreciate it very much. We look forward to your next visit. Happy New Year to you. Thanks Rick Romanelli More 

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56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This Italian restaurant is a great place to eat when visiting Smithville. The Menue is huge and the food is good. Not over priced. Very clean! There are many food selections to choose from.

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Thank Bill M
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. What could we do to increase your review to a 5 star review. Happy New Year to you. Thanks Rick Romanelli More 

New Jersey
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168 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Have had dinner and lunch here many times but for the first time, we visited on a holiday -- Thanksgiving -- a day when many restaurants can't keep pace or can't keep up the quality of their food. Fortunately we found Romanelli's able to do both. We didn't have a reservation but since we were a party of two, we... More 

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Thank Veneto8
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you gracious review. My staff and I appreciate those kind words very much. My staff at both Romanelli's work hard to please our guest. We look forward to your next visit. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your Family. Thanks again, Rick Romanelli More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We have gone to Romanelli's for years when we visit the Atlantic City area, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We always have been satisfied with both the food and the service. This last time (Dec 8, 2015) we took my cousin and her husband and they each had a good time. My cousin raved about the pumpkin pie ice... More 

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Thank Sageman45
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Romanelli's when in the area and bringing your friends and family. May you enjoy you Holiday Season. We look forward to your next visit. Happy New Year also, Rick Romanelli More 

Atlantic City, New Jersey
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my families favorite place. The staff is amazing with our 3 little girls and the ambiance is so special. We recently went and enjoyed all the holiday decorations. The menu has something for everyone and is always well prepared. A must go when in the area.

Helpful?
Thank chloe484
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to your next visit. Happy New Year to you. Thanks Rick Romanelli More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 279 South New York Road (Route 9), Galloway, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Galloway
  • Phone Number: +1 609-652-0179

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings

Description

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Full service bar
Great Happy Hour drink and Food Specials
4-7 PM Daily at the bar
Serving Breakfast & Dinner Early Bird Menu
Prime Rib Specials on Weekends
Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials
Reservation Accepted
No Longer Doing Live Music on Saturdays
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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