Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
742 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fratello’s Restaurant and Lounge is Sea Girt’s premiere Italian Restaurant. Whether you’re looking to have a romantic dinner for two or host a big family gathering, Fratello’s is the perfect place for all your fine dining expectations. Known for the best Italian food at the Jersey Shore, Fratello’s has won the Boss of the Sauce competition five years in a row! 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012!!!!!
Come by for dinner and the best martinis in town, or hang out at the bar and enjoy an appetizer and a delicious specialty martini.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
What 742 People Are Saying
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vipMTCNYNJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian (red sauce) dishes served by friendly staff, including the owner, Chris. Lovely ambiance. Couldn't have been happier.

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larryc
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant evening the wait staff was outstanding and the food very good. I will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a new resident to Sea Girt- and had a girl’s weekend. The drinks and food were great- and we weren’t pushed out. Thank you, Fratello’s!

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vipMimi
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went with friends and had a fun time. Our party of six all enjoyed their meals. Our server Rebecca was very friendly and did a great job. We will go back.

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vipSueR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner with friends at Fratellos. The food was excellent and our server Rachel was amazing. Bonus was having Mike Dalton providing awesome music.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner

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vipNjMama01
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice outdoor seating and loved the fact that we could chat without shouting!

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vipLisa
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and equally good time! Great atmosphere and the band adds to the fun!

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DawnW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I do realize most restaurants are short handed during this time but the help was very unprofessional and sometimes the food is good and other times just ok it’s very Un consistent

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Blake
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always very good and consistent. Some of the waiters or waitresses are more friendly but service is always good. The star is the deserts which are advertised to be made in house and are always amazing. We had the cheesecake last night and it was as good as I have ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was great

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vipRobertS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Looking for an Italian restaurant down the shore instead of going to Pier Village. Well food is just fair. Had Chicken Parmigiana and Rigatoni Bolognese. CP was good but on the extreme small size. Chicken was cut so thin. Bolognese was super fair, hardly any meat, sauce was oily. Should have went to Pier Village. Venue is tired and old. Bathrooms are old. Sat outside which was nice. Won't be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
19 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delish

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KarenL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fast service for a rainy night, good food and great service!

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vipDebb
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I brought a friend for a celebration dinner tOnight. It was so delicious. More than we could have hoped for. Food is amazing, as always. Flounder franchise, shrimp parmigiana and lasagna were all
So good. Service is always attentive and friendly….tonight with Susan. Can’t recommend more highly!

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vipcarols
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter ,Kevin, was attentive and helpful. He made excellent suggestions and the food was fantastic. We will definitely return

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vipJimmy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solid neighborhood joint!!!
Service is excellent.

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vipKimB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

80th Birthday celebration and it took 2 hours for our entrees to come. It was a Tuesday night and early and so hot inside. I know everyone is struggling with staffing. But, it wasn’t even busy and there were very few apologies for the long wait. Will not be going back.

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JosephD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid Italian eatery. Chef and staff know what they are doing. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipMimi
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Weird night at Fratellos. We’ve eaten here many times but last night things were a bit off. I suspect they were short staffed. We were brought the wrong drinks and one main dish. One side dish was delivered three times over the course of our meal. A broken glass shattered nearby followed by a broken beer bottle. A waiter spilled water into one diner’s lap. The food was still good but the service was a bit of a mess. Our waitress was very sweet and apologized for the mixups. On a different note, there was a group of women dining near us who were loud when we sat down. Then one became extremely loud, using foul language throughout. Just made things very unpleasant.

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vipCharlesD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Local neighborhood gem, friendly staff, food is always good.

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CliffM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were not served our salads, waiter seemed more interested in serving another table.

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JoeyL
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good.

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vipDK21
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food & drinks were Excellent
Alex was personable & right on for drinks
Kitchen had issues... waited over an hour for our appetizer
Requested our soup & salad first since we were already waiting so long

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Seabreeze
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
Food was amazing, as always. Tried items off the specials menu, a shrimp appetizer and soft shell crab and risotto dinner. both were fantastic. They also have the best eggplant parmigiana, so I ordered a plate to take home to my husband as a surprise.

The owner is always very friendly. He came over to say hello and ask if we were enjoying our meal.

Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Took my parents for the first time. First time on a Sunday also. Kinda quiet. Service a bit off, seemed under staffed, however, food was still very good. We all enjoyed our meals.

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AlanG
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I truly loved Fratello's tomato sauces!

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vipruthd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and ambience was delightful

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vipTylerQ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

My mom and I have been to this restaurant since I was a little boy.


However due to the pandemic the place does need to hire more help not to sound like a hypocrite of course but the other staff there especially the servers are very overwhelmed and need more help.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loveeeeessss that place i get tje chicken cardinale everyyyyy timw

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I will not go back, it was a horrible experience! Don’t waste your time I strongly suggest! First off my husband and I had a 7:45pm reservation. We didn’t get seated till after 8:00. Next our appetizer took over 30 min to come out in addition to our main entree we waited OVER an hour for! We wanted to leave, we were so frustrated and the waiting times were unreasonable. I called the manager over and stated to him our entrees are taking well over an hour and I wanted an update. His response was “we are very busy” and he was going to check on our food. Waited over 15 min for him to come back and he didn’t even make an effort to come back to our table at all. How unprofessional can you be? No empathy, nothing! Mind you our main entrees came out at 9:15. I will never go back to this restaurant. Service was on a scale of 1-10, I give it a 0!!!!!!!!!

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vipSandy
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service!! A Jersey Shore favorite!!

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JohnK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

My wife and I went to Fratello's for her birthday. Both our dishes were terrible. My wife ordered Shrimp Parm which was soggy and bland. I ordered the Chicken Cardinale which had an odd taste. Neither of us bothered to finish our dinners. We had remembered going there many times years ago when it was The Stadium which was excellent. We will not return to Fratello's

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent our waitress was very attentive and friendly !! The food was very average but we enjoyed our dinner with family.

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vipRichardC
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Good value. We had a great server, Rebecca, but otherwise the service looks a little disjointed. Very good value

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Likestoeat
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

From the minute we walked in we felt unwelcomed. Our reservation needed to be moved to indoor dining bc of rain and the manager seemed very concerned with getting us in and out fast. The waitress was abrupt and short, not friendly and helpful. Our apps came out in record time, as if they were already prepared and just waiting to be served which seemed to confirm the rushed vibe from the manager. The food was ok, but not good. I will not return. And the prices were way inflated, especially for what was offered- maybe pizzeria quality at best.
This is a locals place as evident of all the loud drinkers around the bar. Don't waste your time or money.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back! Our favorite summer date spot!

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vipswan
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was decent when it finally arrived. We had to ask for the check and boxes when the food was served because it took so lo g. We had also asked for a certain order with the courses but that was completely ignored. Luckily we ordered the garlic bread because the bread that was brought was as usual was totally stale.

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johnm
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The cordiality of the staff was positive except for the 25 year server. This server did not greet us, and plopped down utensils, dishes, glasses, etc. throughout the evening. Even veteran servers need retraining. The flounder dish was very good, but the New Zealand rack of lamb had a very over powering sauce. Even the salad dressing was over bearing.

FAQs

Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 974-8833.

Fratello's Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 742 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.