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“I won't do that again!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Ravioli House

The Ravioli House
Ranked #33 of 157 Restaurants in Wildwood
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Ravioli House is the oldest Italian Restaurant in the City of Wildwood, NJ. In the past 43 years not much has changed at Bennett and New Jersey Avenues in Wildwood. The Ravioli House and Pastry Shop is an Italian family restaurant with a complete take-out service. It is still owned and operated by the DeSanctis family. Antonio and Teresa came to Philadelphia from Italy to live with relatives. Every summer their families would travel to Wildwood to stay with Antonio’s aunt, who owned a building where she made homemade pasta. Teresa loved the idea of owning a restaurant, and in 1970 the Ravioli House opened its doors for the first time.The Ravioli House provides a warm and inviting ambiance with beautiful murals of towns and villages in Italy. Customers enjoy authentic Italian cuisine to the soundtrack of soft Italian music. At the Ravioli House, everything is homemade. It is just like eating in your grandmother’s kitchen. Choose from spaghetti, linguini, fettuccini, angel hair, rigatoni, gnocchi, potato gnocchi, and cavatelli. Then select one of 10 sauces to enjoy a pasta feast just the way you like it. Pasta selections don’t stop here. Try the stuffed shells, manicotti, baked ziti, and ravioli, or try “The Trip Around Italy” for a true taste sensation.
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“I won't do that again!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Service was hit and miss. Our waitress seemed bothered that we had questions about the sparse menu descriptions. Don't tell them its your birthday or they'll bring out an $8 dessert without telling you the cost and you'll discover that lovely morsel on your bill. Also, it seems they've never discovered salt or other ways of adding flavor to the pasta. Homemade and a delicious texture, but lacking flavor profiles for sure. The kicker- crowded with uncomfortable chairs for tall people and no drink refills!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Old Standby”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We've been going here every summer for years. The menu seldom changes, but the ravioli and pasta can't be beat. If there's a line (which happens less and less), we'll go elsewhere, as they don't take reservations (silly). A bit pricey for what you get, but we'll keep going.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank DNCMD
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Meriden, Connecticut
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“Pasta Night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

We always make sure to go to the Ravioli House, it's a Good place to eat - what kid doesn't like pasta!

Visited August 2013
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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“Amazing Lasagna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Took the drive from Ocean City to Wildwood to try Ravioli House since hearing about it a few years ago...should have gone sooner! Expected it to be crowded but not bad for a Wednesday night at 7:30 only waited 25 minutes. Tried the lasagna and manicotti. Loved them both. Great sauce and delicious meatballs. Got some sauce to take home too. We will be back next year while on vaca in OC again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Albany, NY
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“Average food, a little pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Had dinner at the Ravioli House while vacationing in July. The food was good but a little pricey, especially since salad was not included. I had the chicken parm which was good but nothing special. I will say that the home made pasta was very good. As other diners have pointed out, it was very crowded but the service was ok.

  • Visited July 2013
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