Anjelica's Restaurant

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886 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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
52 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
30 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
78 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. 😊

BT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful as always! Although the room was chilly, we had a wonderful lunch!

LH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, but wait for our table was long.

GE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Food was very good. Mary, our server was excellent. The seating arrangement was terrible. We were placed at a table for two along side another table for two. There was only inches between the tables. In addition, there was not any room in back of our seats, and it was not possible to have a private conversation.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point

d
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a fabulous lunch.

MM
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, you have NO IDEA how amazing Anjelica's is! We have been eating there for 23 years and have NEVER had a mediocre meal. Everything is prepared w/love and perfection, and the taste leaves you wanting more and more. Who could believe that everything that comes out of the kitchen is so incredible, so artfully plated and served w/such devotion to the owners? The staff is well taught and works like a well oiled machine. They are knowledgeable and really care about the clientele.

If you don't call well in advance for a reservation, you are missing out. Plan ahead and DON'T forget!

BM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar and the entire wait staff were excellent. Very attentive despite a full restaurant. Food as always was excellent. Our favorite restaurant in the area when visiting from Florida.

CB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We literally loved it. We are like fat kids and not sorry! Tom was the best waiter too.

LS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Our meals were the best we have had in a very long time! We will be back for sure!

VC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anjelica's remains one of the best places to eat at the jersey shore. A little pricey, but so worth it. The food is excellent and consistently wonderful and creative.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding food, service, and atmosphere

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Our waiter Rob was so friendly and personable. Host Oscar was very friendly and welcoming as well. Veal chop special was cooked perfectly and so delicious (coming from a person who doesn’t even eat veal!!!) and the truffle pasta special was amazing. Fantastic dinner, going to make our reservations for our next dinner there now. Can’t wait to go back!!

JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation based on the recent media coverage regarding Anjelica's ranking as one of the best restaurants in the U.S. We were seated right away after being greeted by an extremely courteous Maitre d. Our appetizers were superb -- the burrata special was outstanding! Our entrees (salmon and sea bass) we meticulously prepared and presented. Our server was extremely warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. The Maitre D approached us at the end of our meal to apologize for not recognizing this was a special occasion. I must have noted this when making my reservation via OpenTable - but honestly forgot. He presented us with some complimentary desserts to go - which was very thoughtful. I would highly recommend Anjelica's for any special occasion, or possibly an excuse to get close to beach for a wonderful meal. I will be back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful birthday dinner

TB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding! Usually on New Years Eve you get rushed in and rushed out. The servers are not attentive and the food isn’t great. In this case none of that took place. We weren’t rushed, our server was outstanding and the meal was excellent!!! Kudos to Angelica’s for a great evening!

LV
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at Angelica’s. It’s one of my favorite restaurants. Great food and service. We love the atmosphere and the low volume of the crowd. It’s our annual New Year’s Eve spot!

JS
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recently listed as one of the top 100 retsaurants in the US by Open Table, we had to try it out since it was in our area (about 45 minute drive) and we hadn't really heard of it...it was all very good, a lovely holiday vibe on Dec. 30. with twinkly lights and pine. Food was very fresh, well prepared but not incredibly adventerous. Service was unobtrusive and attentive. The tables are packed quite tightly so you had to navigate getting up from the table. It was a chilly windy evening and guests waiting to be seated hovered over a few dining tables. Baked Capellini appetizer was nice but $26...Pasta dishes were homemade and delicious, Veal Milanese was pretty standard fare. Overall would recommend but probably won't return as there are many other choices in the araea. Top 100? That would be no...very good not great.

JF
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Anjelica's and it did not disappoint. My wife and I thought that this restaurant was amazing!! Our meals were top notch and fairly priced. FYI, it's BYOB. If you have been thinking about dining here, don't wait any longer. It is well worth the trip.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated i time by the friendly staff. Was not rushed. Everything from the apps, main course and desert were excellent!! Can wait to go back!

LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant. It is always 100% Amazing food and service.

P
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual another great night , good service and excellent meals

e
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite. Always perfect and this time of year, beautifully decorated. 10/10!

TE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Really great.

MI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the BEST Italian restaurant in New Jersey!!

SW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good good but pricey....unfortunately, we were literally rushed from our table to accommodate the next patrons, who were looking over our table where management allowed them to stand while waiting....We were a party of three and.could not have been there from start to finish between 60 and 90 minutes... appetizers, main course and desert (a second cup of coffee was not offered)....it’s doubtful we will return

BM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great lighting. Food was delicious& also impeccable service.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & the staff was attentive and was very knowledgeable about ingredients.