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“Definitely would go back!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of CJ's Italian Restaurant

CJ's Italian Restaurant
405 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 (Formerly C J's Italian Restaurant)
(912) 634-2711
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Definitely would go back!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We tried this venue in St Simons. Unfortunately, we had pizza the week before and didn't try their speciality. It looked delicious! It was definitely what the locals were ordering too! The bread was good, and we ordered pasta dishes and they were ok. Service was excellent! FYI - we travel with our 2 kiddos, and one is disabled so she has a special needs stroller which was difficult to navigate through the restaurant, but it can be done.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Casual Italian Cuisine doesn't get much better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

An eclectic place for both families, couple(s) and friends to have a good quality and reasonably price Italian lunch or dinner. Located in the Saint Simons Island Village area with plenty of free parking coupled with a friendly "neighborhood" feeling...good place for those who enjoy a great veggy pizza or very fresh salad (especially Italian and Greek)....We brought another couple with us.....think they might have had second thoughts as the decor is definitely not Italian. a bit funky....but the smells of deliciously cook foods was a dead giveaway for the great meal(s) to be served. (you walked by the kitchen on your way to the table). The use of red sauce is used with a deft hand.....only thing 'drowning' in the various sauces was the smells about to meet with your palate...wish I had saved room to eat and review the desserts! Maybe I should go tonight and re-review this very nice, family-oriented place! Italian sound good for tonight.

  • Visited January 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Benning, Georgia
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122 restaurant reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Pretty good- nice atmosphere - great variety ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped in at 6 on a Saturday in March. Not crowded. Seated immediately and served quickly. Pizzas are made fresh. We had a selection of apps and entrees. Most very good. We started with the 3 meatballs- a meal in itself with the bowl of meatballs and sauce along with a separate basket of breadsticks and more sauce. Very good. The only disappointment of the meal was the antipasto - it was literary a salad of greens with a lot of olive slices. The cheese appeared to be slices of white American. I had to ask for the salami that was supposed to come with it and when that was delivered it was evident that they just repurposed pizza toppings.
The pasta dishes were all good including the pesto. And very large portions. We all took lots home. All in all very good.

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Tampa, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Just Fine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Tried the pizza, a large Greek salad, and some breadsticks. Everything was fine. Nothing bad. Nothing memorable. The salad dressing was very tart; heavy on the vinegar. Breadsticks were okay; not bad but not overly flavorful. Pizza was good...(crust a little dark for me)...just not memorable.

Visited March 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Great pizza options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had some great pizza here. Our group had a Mediterranean style pizza and mixed veggies pizza that were very good.

Visited February 2015
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