Anjelica's Restaurant

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917 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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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great waiter and food!

I
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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

Oscar is fantastic, always friendly and accommodating. Food was terrific, best meal I’ve had awhile.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Anjelica’s. Good food and ambiance- always an enjoyable evening.

MZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great.....wish I could get reservations easier.

LT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anjelica's Restaurant is a truly perfect dining experience here at the Jersey Shore. I would highly recommend to any of my friends or family.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. Went above expectation. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at our reservation time. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was amazing. Loved everything and can’t wait to go back.

LP
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great night! Anjelicas made my birthday so special. The food, the ambiance,....everything was perfect! Thank you!

NW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hard to compare the food to anywhere else locally. Inventive, fresh, plentiful.
Server was exceptional as are the table attendants.
They should put a curtain or something to the restroom entrance as our table overlooked everyone coming and going.
Otherwise, I couldn’t possibly give the overall experience 5stars

DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing...Nuff said! Staff as always was terrific.

MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had heard great things about Anjelica's and I thought it wouldn't live up to my expectations but it definitely did. I can't wait to go back.

h
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! Can’t wait to go back!!!!!

SK
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angelica's never disappoints! Great food, great service. Cant wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took family and friends out to celebrate a new job and as always. Anjelica’s never disappoints. Can’t wait to go back in February.

L
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely date-night environment. Always a winner with special menu items that are creative and fresh. Delicious.

MZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous dining experience!!

TH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dinner experience!

SF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This is a HARD reservation to get. We waited nearly two months for a Sunday night reservation and overall we were underwhelmed. It was PACKED, despite the fact that it was a Sunday night. The food was good; however, I could barely hear my husband when he talked. I did hear every word the people next to us were saying though--to say it's a tight fit in the restaurant is indeed an understatement. There is little to no room to move. At one point, as the waiter was trying to take our order he was stopped no fewer than 10 times as people simply tried to walk by. My husband ordered a pasta special with seafood. When we got our food we were upset to see that his dish (which we later found out when we got the check was $42) was some seafood on the plate and about 10 strands of linguine. Additionally, our appetizer was good (we got the Citrus Salad) but again underwhelming. My husband left hungry from a dinner for which we paid $130 with tip. He shouldn't have been hungry. We will not be going back

BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious dinner. Had a roasted cauliflower appetizer which was delicious as well as the Sunday sauce. Excellent waiter!

CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. I heard from coworkers and family friends that I should check out Anjelica's since I just moved to the area. My boyfriend and I were amazed with the quality of the food at a BYOB. We mostly ordered the specials of the day, but everything on the menu and available as specials sounded amazing! The least pleasant part of our meal was having to decide on one dish each since everything sounded delicious. We both got an appetizer, entree, and a dessert to share. I cannot wait to make a reservation again!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Loved our meal again. Tough to get reservation.

JP
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time eating at Anjelica's. Both times food was superb. I had the veal parm chop cooked to perfection. My better half had the osso buco - tender and delicious. Highly recomend- make your reservations well in advance as they are a small restaurant andpopular.

BM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great experience. Menu has changed slightly and we loved the new additions!!

M
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my best favorite Italian restaurant. From appetizer to dessert was an A-one. We had burrata with butter nut squash and it was absolutely delicious! The butter nut squash combined with the burrata was out of this world. Main entree- my friend had the pasta with bolognese mixed veal and beef was excellent! I had the orecchiette rabe and sausage--sweet fennel sausage with broccoli rabe, parmigiano reggiano--it had an incredible taste! Orecchiette pasta done to perfection. We were fortunate to meet the owner- Anjelica herself who was generous of her time out of the kitchen to welcome and thank us for dining- what a kind, down to earth person she is-it was a pleasure indeed! The staff were very efficient especially Miguel. Oscar seated us and made sure we were comfortable. Great team work! And my compliments to the Chef. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back. 😊