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Bella Christina's Trattoria

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511 Route 72 E, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3546 (511 Route 72 East. Driftwood Plaza)
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Entertainment is provided on Saturday nights. Not crazy about the party of 2 tables in what seems like a hallway. The food is good but everything is served with pasta. Would be nice to get vegetables with some of the entrees.

Thank onestepab
Barnegat, New Jersey
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2015

Family place but nice atmosphere. Good food and pasta.Wed night all the pizza pasta and salad you can eat for 10.00 pp. Can't beat it. Family run business.In a strip mall right before LBI bridge . Thecips

Thank thecips
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very good meal. Fresh ingredients, tasty Large portion, took home doggie bag for another meal. will be going back BYOB

Thank joseph h
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2015

I have been here at least four times within the past few months and I have always been pleased. Entrees are good in size and above all, delicious. Last night I had chicken Gianna which was wonderful. My friend had the special which was a pork Osso Bucco over risotto which she said was simply fabulous. Finally, a nice Italian... More 

Thank 437rtimber418
Barnegat, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2014

Quaint little storefront trattoria. Good Italian food. BYOB. Food is excellent and good value. Staff is great

Thank grammypapa28jump
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2014

Jeff mangone serves authentic Italian meals , and Saturday & Wednesday has a female singer with keyboard that is perfect, if you are in a hurry to get in and get out ,this is not a place for you Jeff takes his time cooking it the old fashioned way , everything is fresh

Thank Patrick C
Long Beach Township, New Jersey
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went to Bella Christina's after getting a Groupon . What a delightful experience. Our server (Allly) was excellent. We were seated quickly (no immediatley). Atmosphere was wonderful, pleasant music, we were seated away from other guest (unlike other resturants that like to group their customers) Our dinners arrived promptly and hot, deliciously seasoned and presented. We were treated like... More 

Thank Russell W
Lavallette, New Jersey
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Went to Bella Christia's last weekend and was not impressed. Friends had warned me that the restaurant was not nearly as good as other reviews said is was but we went anyway. Food was OK but no better than any other pizzeria in the area. The veal was overcooked and tough and chicken special my wife had was oily and... More 

1 Thank Todd E
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

So, a 4 star review? Maybe 3 star elsewhere but 4 star for Manahawkin. We live 5 minutes away and decided to try it. We arrived upon opening and were promptly seated. Our wine bottle was opened and ice bucket and glasses were provided. Salad was fresh and served family style. All dishes were served steaming hot from the kitchen.... More 

2 Thank Robert S
new jersey
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband & I eat here all the time, when he closed his restaurant on route #9 we were very disappointed, until we found it had moved to this Plaza on highway #72 East. Bella Christinas's Trattoria is a wonderful place, great staff, great atmosphere too. The food is excellent, you must try it, love is sauce (gravy)..

2 Thank jersey080

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Route 72 E, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3546
    (511 Route 72 East. Driftwood Plaza)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?