Anjelica's Restaurant

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944 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Since 1996, Anjelica’s Restaurant has been one of New Jersey’s premier Italian restaurant destinations. Family owned and operated, Anjelica’s maintains a credo of excellence in its quality of food, warm service and gracious hospitality.

In a setting of casual elegance, Anjelica’s takes inspiration from the rich culture of Italian cuisine as well as local, seasonal ingredients that abound the Jersey Shore. Sourcing from local purveroys, Anjelica's takes pride in using fresh farm eggs for their homemade pastas and using organic produce as often as the market allows. The heart of Anjelica's is a blend of comfort and freshness.

Anjelica’s was devastated by hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. It was rebuilt from the ground up and 350 days later reopened its doors to critical praise. Anjelica’s continues to capture a unique warmth and comfort and maintains its reputation as one of New Jersey’s finest and most beloved restaurants.

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l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great staff (Carlos was fantastic), and looking forward to going back when we are allowed to again.

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb outstanding
Salmon outstanding
Halibut outstanding
Chicken fantastic

Burrata the best
Ravioli wonderful

Enjoy this top five restaurant

M
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aljelica's has been our favorite restaurant for years. The Food and Service is always exceptional, the only problem is as they are getting more and more popular it is difficult to get a reservation.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious

N
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing, my fiancée had the halibut over lobster risotto and I had the mafaldine al limone. My meal was delicious, the cream sauce with the lemon and breadcrumbs was divine. The halibut had a nice crispy top and cut like butter. I highly recommend the homemade pasta, it was delicious. BYOB so bring your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing !!! Love this place

AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

It’s very loud and the tables are on top of each other. I ordered seafood and it was terrible. Overdone and lame portions. Not worth the price and very overrated.

RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

This place I'd a s good as it gets

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Rob was our server and he was excellent. Everything we ate was perfect. We can’t wait to go back.

S
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar is always a pleasure and accommodated our bday party with an early arrival as well as accommodating 2 guests who had to leave early. Food was delicious. Our waiter Tom was wonderful. Always enjoy both lunch and dinner there.

SM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our group of six had been waiting over a month for our reservation, it was worth the wait!!!
The service was impeccable and the food was fabulous. We did have 2 small issue and the manager stepped right in to fix them. Because of our issues the manager had comped our desserts, which was lovely. We will definitely be back in the summer and are looking forward to eating outside.

a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. We could only get reservations for 5:00 for 6 of us, but I'm so glad we went early. There were a couple empty tables, as they were gearing up for 6:00 reservations. The waiter was amazing! And the food just incredible. We're all good cooks, and this place is our favorite for sure. I told my husband it's the only place I want to go out to dinner to from now on. So, I made reservations for lunch in 2 weeks! Try the veal parmigiana. It's truly amazing. I'm not a big fan of meat, but this was outstanding. So was the octopus appetizer, the special cauliflower appetizer, and I heard the special lamb chops were great and it was a big serving. Enjoy !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I genuinely consider Angelicas to be the best restaurant in New Jersey.

b
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of every dish we had at the restaurant, and the consistency and attention to detail that the restaurant focuses upon is the reason why it is the ultimate venue for a special dinner like a birthday dinner.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Go to this restaurant many times and always a pleasure they never disappoint.

B
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos is the most awesome waiter.
We love him.
Cannot believe how busy for a Thursday night.
Food is wonderful especially cacio e pepe

PW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was fortunate to dine there twice this week. Food was fresh and so delicious. One of the evenings was to celebrate my birthday and they did a great job making me feel special. Because everything is fresh they did a great job accommodating my food allergies.

PV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Always a wonderful experience. Food is amazing!
Wait staff is always attentive and efficient!

BR
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared an scallop appetizer which was absolutely outstanding. I had a ribbon paster with a Meyer Lemon sauce very different but, wonderful. My wife had pasta arrabbiata which was (a bit too al dente) still very good as well. Our server could not have been more attentive and helpful.

JA
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute great experience! Saturday night they were super busy (as expected) we had to wait a little, but It did not phase us. The service made up for it and the food was phenomenal. The entire team showed true hospitality and had a genuine way about them. Cannot wait to go back.

Pastably the best pasta I’ve had in NJ!

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing. Best restaurant in New Jersey. Everything we ordered was sensational. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a new restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great waiter and food!

DK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a beautiful lunch experience even when the dining room is at a vibrant full capacity. While the restaurant is often booked, it is never too loud, and has good energy and ambiance. The wait staff doesn't miss a thing, with warm and professional service, but the food is the star. Try the orange cake for dessert! Amazing place.

I
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

My wife took me here for my birthday. We made this reservation in early January and I was really looking forward to a great experience. We had a 630pm reservation. We arrived on time and after a few minutes, we were seated. The place was full and pretty noisy. We ordered the chopped salad. My wife did not care for the salad as it had too much vinegar. My wife ordered the veal chop and requested it medium rare. I ordered the chicken special which I was told would be moist and crispy on the outside. It seemed like it took a long time to get our entrees. They brought our entrees and my wife’s veal chop was overcooked and burnt. My chicken was tender, but not crispy as I was informed it would be. My birthday dinner was ruined!
We decided to leave. My wife spoke to the manager and he gave us a $50 gift certificate. I thought it should have been at least $100. We went to another restaurant which was much better. Very disappointed with Anjelicas and feel it’s overrated.T

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Excellent service from our waiter Kyle!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time we did not realize folks were waiting for the table! So sorry about that! We will certainly be back soon!!

BM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service around!!

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Mediocre expensive food in a super crowded loud place

KE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again, Anjelica's offered us a wonderful dining experience. The food superb and the staff attentive and friendly. Looking forward to our next visit!

JP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top 5 Restaurants in the state. I have been going there for over 10 years and have never been disappointed. However get an early reservation. After 6:30 you will wait at least 30 mins. past you reservation time. But it’s worth the wait.

t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food, unique combinations. The service and atmosphere perfect. I’d definitely recommend

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always! It was Valentine’s Day and our reservation was for 9:30. It was packed and we weren’t seated until 10ish but the host took care of us and took 20% off the bill. So sweet! Will always return to Anjelica’s! I ordered the lamb chops and they were by far the best lamb chops I have ever ordered.

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anjelica’s never disappoints. We have been there many times and plan on returning many more.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating for gluten feee! Even made the fried eggplant with rice flour for me. It was delicious!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very glad we took an early reservation, looked like people with later ones were waiting quite a while. The food was delicious but not the best I’ve had. Our server was very friendly but a little forgetful twice. The Napoleon dessert was fabulous!

AC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and fresh!! Always good service. I’d recommend to anyone. Great place.

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Top-notch food. Attentive service. Right next to the beach for a walk before or after in good weather. Worth a 45-minute drive to us when we’re willing to spend > $100 on a special meal. BYOB so you save a little.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant. The food is always amazing, and we always leave stuffed! The only time we dine anywhere else is when we can’t get a reservation.