The Twenties Italian Bistro

4
95 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Our new dinner menu features an wide selection of popular Italian favorites like a Veal Chop, as well as Chicken, Veal and Eggplant Parmesan, pan-seared Branzino, and homemade pastas and sauces. Housing the second oldest bar in Atlantic City, The Twenties Italian Bistro has fantastic views of the ocean, boardwalk and Brighton Park and serves up classic Italian fair with a 1920's inspired spin. The restaurant is open seven days a week serving breakfast and dinner alongside of a Prohibition-style bar that dates back to the Roaring Twenties era. Legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Nucky Johnson, Princess Grace of Monaco, John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra have all been guests at this historical landmark. Reservations are recommended for dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 95 People Are Saying
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipScooch
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very short handed as is everyone else these days but we had Susan and she was amazing. Will def go back.

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded 18 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are excited that you found Susan amazing and that you will definitely be coming back. We also wanted to thank you for your understanding and patience knowing that everyone these days is short handed. We are just trying to do our best. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I literally went to this place because the other nice restaurants were close. This place is overpriced and horrible. Wouldn’t recommend at all.

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CrystalV
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu!!! Portion size is huge!!! Great dining experience!

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review. We are thrilled that you love the new menu and that you found the portions to be huge and that your dining experience was so great. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. Thanks again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Server was friendly & well informed. Octopus was way too overcooked. Apps took more than 30min to come out. Overall it was an okay experience but I will not return.

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded 7 days ago

Please accept our sincerest apologies, as we are definitely striving to provide a much better experience than the one you described. I have sent your comments to our Chef and Food & Beverage management team to immediately address any delays in service and to ensure all of our dishes are prepared and presented perfectly. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you may give us another opportunity to serve you. Thanks again.

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LindaSue
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and drinks were delicious and service was great. The cleanliness of the room was not so good. We sat next to the window which had a nice view but was filthy. The rug needed to be vacuumed. The uniforms need to be more formal. Again…the food and drinks were wonderful so we would go back but most people would not give it another chance. The bar area is beautiful and the room has a lot of potential but no atmosphere right now. I hope it improves but again we would go back because the food and drinks were that good! !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and some of the best service in Atlantic City!

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JosephN
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Place is was empty ! I had the Veal it was burnt . The soup,salad and appetizers came all at once .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Chicken parm was burnt. The steak was hard. Everything was very oily. The waiter never came to check on us.

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ReginaK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was the best we have EVER had!! The service and ambience was just perfect too.

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded on 9 June 2021

ReginaK, Thank you so much for the great review. We are so excited to hear that your steak was the best you EVER had, and that you found the service and ambiance perfect as well. We appreciate your patronage, and look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very underrated restaurant. Great service, food, and atmosphere. It is an unknown gem and has a lot of history. Great value on the high quality food. Elsewhere, the same food would sell be almost 2x as much on their menu.

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded on 4 June 2021

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you had such great food and service. We really appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Open table reservation not asked for so my note for my husband's birthday was not read..

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MarianneE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and best extra dirty martinis! Loved the nostalgic feel of the restaurant. Service was friendly and top-notch. Definitely will go back

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded on 4 June 2021

Marianne, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are thrilled that you liked everything and had such a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the Claridge Hotel and the Twenties Italian Bistro. Thanks again.

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NJFoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some of the food was a little too salty. But my dish was tasty. I did not like that if i wanted vegtables or pasta you had to order ala cart from the sides menu especially for those prices. It was empty except for us and two other couples. (off season and COVID) Service was good except for when i asked if there were any specials and the waiter looked at me like i said something wrong.

All in all it wasn't a bad meal.

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LaurenB
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was good but it took at least 45 min. to get our entrees. The menu was small and everything seemed to come with red hot chili peppers. It's ok on some dishes, but fresh cooked carrots and asparagus didn't need it. If you are looking for a leisurely meal, I would recommend this restaurant. On the other hand, the Vue bar was expensive but you could not beat the view!

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SidM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food at a reasonable price. Friendly wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful ocean view thru window next to table for two. Celebrated home inspection of condo we are purchasing in Atlantic City. So nice to eat at restaurant not in a hotel casino. The Claridge is an old grand dame.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Went to dinner for my boyfriend birthday. The food was delicious but, the service could have been better.

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vipgeorgek
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my partner's 83rd birthday and we were happy with the service and the food. The veal chops were cooked perfectly and the mushroom sauce was very good.

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded on 30 March 2021

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write the review. We are so happy that you chose us for your partner's 83rd birthday, and very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. The Veal Chop is one of my favorites too. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. Thanks again.

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VLM62
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend if you're looking for a quiet relaxing dinner with excellent service, food and bar with an ocean view. The restaurant is in the historic Claridge Hotel so you have an old fashioned elegance combined with a casual, comfortable ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All in all, a pleasant evening. I got a wine glass that was almost spilling it was so full. I appreciated that! Food was excellent. Seating was well spaced. The only thing was we never got our appetizer. We did get delicious bread sticks that held us off till our entrees came out though, and the staff was super nice and didn’t charge us for the appetizer that never came out. Still a great time out!

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded on 30 March 2021

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write the review. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a pleasant evening, and please accept our apologies for the missing appetizer. We will be looking into that so that never happens again. We appreciate your patronage and hope that you have the opportunity to join us again soon. Thanks again.

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JamesB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We arrived at 7:30 pm. Seated immediately as there was only one other table occupied and another at the bar. During dinner another party came, ate & departed. The ambiance was great. Apparently, due to COVID, no one else appeared to be arriving when we left about 9 pm. Ambiencewas beautiful. Food was average. My strip steak was tough (that happens) but, also faily thin cut. The drinks were generous and well-made. The waiter accommodated me by substituting a side of pasta (spaghetti) for the french fries. However, the meat sauce was a very dark red indicative of being very overcooked IMO. Similarly, my wife's meal was drenched in sauce as well as opposed to lightly coating the pasta and then, letting the customer add sauce as desired. Overall, the food was average and thus, disappointing. Certainly, if I were staying overnight at the Claridge or Bally's, the restaurant would be fine but, we are 30 minutes away and there are many other options.

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AllisonG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was super nice and knowledgeable , and the food was really good !

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staceyp
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our bartender was top notch! We sat at a high top next to the bar. Great music playing, Bobby Darin, Sinatra.
Food was pretty good, service was EXCELLENT!

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded on 9 June 2021

Staceyp, Thank you for the fantastic review. We are so happy to hear that your bartender was top notch, and that you found the food to be good and the service excellent. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again.

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vipMichelleandAndy
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really had a nice dinner . Our waiter was awesome!

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded on 7 March 2021

Thank you so much for the great feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had a nice dinner and that your waiter was awesome. We really appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. Thanks again. Lance LaBarre

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SuzanneF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience at the Twenties. Food and service were terrific. Waiter forgot to bring my mom’s drink and when he finally brought it he said it was on the house. Very nice of him. Had the ravioli , fish, fried artichokes and polenta. Very yummy.

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded on 3 February 2021

Thank you for the great feedback and taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that you found both the food and service to be terrific. We hope that you have the opportunity to join us again, and look forward to seeing you soon at the Claridge Hotel and the Twenties Bistro. Thanks again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very underrated location. The food was cooked very well. Plenty of taste and value. Service was great and ambiance was very relaxed. Nice place to dine casually or to take a date.

The Twenties Italian Bistro
Responded on 3 February 2021

Thank you for your feedback and taking time to write a review. We are thrilled that you found plenty of taste, value and ambiance, as well as great service during your visit. We look forward to seeing you again at the Claridge Hotel and the Twenties Bistro.

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Alexandrac
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Had to wait about 2 hours for you meal to be served.

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katherinev
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I felt bad they were understaffed and I think the Kitchen was having trouble keeping up. I understood things were going to take a little longer but we got there at 8pm and did not get our dinner until 10pm. My food was horrible and tasted like the grilled chicken was cooked for 3 hours. My boyfriend said his food was "ok" . Great deal on wine at least. I wont be returning

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tommyguns
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

had New Years day reservation for 6 pm were the only ones in there thought the place was deserted or abandoned feel chop was great food ok ruined my ending with no expresso or Capp said machine was broke won't recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years Eve dinner with friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The soup (crab) was excellent. The main entrees were horrible. One entree had the wrong pasta and the pasta that was served with it was so water logged it was awful. I could not eat it. The second entree (veal parmigiana) was burnt and that was all you could taste. The drinks are so over priced.

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DavidS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only disappointment was that there were so few customers.
The staff, the food, the ambience was exceptional!

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OwenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really amazing and the service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and it was an amazing place to eat and have a great night with my husband or even a double date and friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Both of us had filet and both requested medium. Mine came out medium well which was ok but my GFs was well and tough. The mashed potatoes were good. A bit cold. The hummus and tatziki dip was good. Spinach was fine. Drinks were way overpriced. $41 for three non specialty mixes. Service was pretty good being that we were only 1 of 4 parties in the restaurant. Overall is was middle of the road. I probably wouldn’t go back as there are plenty of other choices in town for a good steak

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was over priced and way under quality. Only 2 other couples in the whole place

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Nice quiet place to really enjoy a meal. The food was great and the cocktails were very well prepared. It is a casual dining place where a family/group can enjoy the or meal in peace. The waiter was nice and attentive. I would recommend and return.

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MIndy
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we ever ate. Highly recommend it. Fantastic taste for all items we had.

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Steve
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had dinner for our anniversary and it was “eh”. Steak was bland, mussels tasted good but were over cooked. Will not return.

Also, offered to pay for another groups meal and the waitstaff went over and told them while we were still sitting there.

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VirginiaW
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

My husband and I came here during our stay at the Claridge. Upon arrival we were greeted by a wonderful lady with red hair at the front. Once seated, Roy was our waiter. My only complaint is that Roy wasn’t at all verse with your wine list or food. The food actually made up slightly for the night. However, the manager on duty Barry did not interact with us or any of the other black patrons. Barry made jokes, checked on food and even gave good recommendations but never once looked the way of any of the black patrons there. It wasn’t until my husband was absolutely furious that our food was brought out after a couple who had just arrived. He gave us a free dessert to try and soothe the blow but it was sent enough. The drink that was made was horrible and wasn’t mixed well at all. Will definitely stay at the hotel again just won’t eat there for food.

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