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“You Gotta Try It” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gia

7400 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“You Gotta Try It”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This place is a Wildwood tradition in a few short years. The Chiarella family has been serving Wildwood for generations...this place has Mia and Vincent cooking the best Italian food on the island. The service is very welcoming and Beth runs the front of the house with style and grace and some bangles..........she is wonderful. Its BYOB so grab something on your way...the long hots are exceptional. We go here 8-10 time a season...shrimp with penne, veal saltimbucco is a winner also......go get Italian as it was meant to be..

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Northern NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Gia - most disgusting dinner we had at WW”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We should've left as soon as we saw the "hostess". She was overly tanned, covered in so much jewelry she could barely lift her arms, and with a deep nicotine enhanced voice. We were seated at a table in the back and out of nowhere came this waiter that I can assure had NO EXPERIENCE, even though he looked middle aged and seemed Italian (must've been related to her!). When he approached the table he kicked the salt and pepper shakers that had been left on the floor next to our table and then proceeded to put them on the table! He took our drinks order: 3 sodas. When he came back he had brought the wrong sodas and he was all mixed up. When we told them we didn't want them he just left them on the table saying "ok you can have them for free" Hmmm nooo. I don't want them. thank you. Then he mixed the kids order and was flustered when we brought it to his attention.

The chicken sinatra was disgusting. The eggplant that came with the plate was still frozen and so hard we couldn't even cut it. At this point I called the hostess/manager and pointed out to her that the eggplant was not edible and she proceeded to take my utensils (while dragging her cheap jewelry all over my food) and try to cut the eggplant herself as to prove a point.
I explained all of the mistakes and problems we had had and she didn't even bother to take anything off the bill. We just ended up paying and leaving. Needless to say we are never setting foot in that disgusting restaurant ever again!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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