Anjelica's Restaurant

4.9
640 reviews
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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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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only draw back is if you are unfortunate a
Nd have a table by the door people are hovering over you and actually on top of you as there is no waiting area and people are rude

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l
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

there was no hint of anchovey in the caesar salad, was this a low level bottled dressing?. The red snapper was burnt on top. We asked for lemon in our water but was not added.
the bread basket used to be interesting and varied. The bread offered was lovely but the former offering was much more delightful and gave a speciality to the meal. What happened?
The wait service was the best of the experience. They are wonderful but how will they thrive with the downgraded offering? Wishing the new owners the best but don't think dimming down the food will carry you through to the popularity that existed formerly. Go back and study what we were so happy with before.

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B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Same as always Fabulous Fantastic best Resturant by far ... love it

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MA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anjelicas has to be the best restaurant in Monmouth County The food is so fresh and delicious. We were there on a Sunday afternoon. A party just breaking up so it was a little crowded but the staff got all the tables up and ready for the next patrons quickly.
I had the fennel apple salad and the halibut special. The fish was so delicious and done so perfectly. My husband had a special pasta that was done with a lemon sauce. Just perfect. The service is very attentive but not too overbearing. The food arrived promptly and the room was full.
We ended it with an chocolate cream pie and and an orange pound cake. Such a fabulous dining experience.

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding! You all had the specials which were fantastic.

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TH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding from soup to nuts! Baked Cappelini is incredible!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is our 3 rd time there, the food is so good, there home made pasta are delicious, everything is made fresh, and there deserts are also great, would highly recommend it,

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are second to none always!

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TA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals from start to finish. She had their special eggplant appetizer (her favorite standard) and veal saltimbocca as entree. She loved it. I had special pasta ( Mafaldine with lemon sauce). I personally love this one and have ordered it since they have had it on specials. Then the Halibut entree was cooked to perfection. Light & moist & flavorful.. Lastly the orange cake is a perfect finish to all. Cannot wait till next week. Hopefully, they will still have the special lemon pasta.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough good things everything was do fresh tasting and delicious can’t wait to go back!!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food at Angelica's are always on point. A mos... for any lover of amazing Italian food!

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JP
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the meatball appetizer which was delicious. Both of us had pasta dishes which were outstanding. Even though the restaurant was full on a Thursday night the service was very good. Will definitely return.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Felt light pressure to turn table over not by our server but other employees

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Love this place for many reasons. The food is some of the best Italian in the area. The wait staff is top notch. The issue, and this is going on 3 visits: wait time. I booked 9 pm. There is nowhere to wait in the restaurant. So we stood out in the cold until 9:35 when we were seated. Food came staggered at 10:30. Just too late fellas. Don’t book so close and you get 5 stars all over.

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B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing.. It is unreal how delicious this restaurant is ... beyond perfect.. always look forward to my next reservation

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BR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellant..... always a wonderful dining experience 😊

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food & our waitstaff were excellent. It is always consistent. We loved it & will definitely be back!

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EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything at Anjelica’s was amazing. From the food to the service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good authentic Italian food and byob!

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anjelica's has it all. Food ! Service ! Atmosphere !

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JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Valentine's Day with lunch. Food, service and value was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was made to perfection! The service was first class and the ambience was perfect for Valentines Day. I highly recommend you to try Anjelica’s if you’ve never been here. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 5 Star for sure!

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j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Courteous and attentive service - food was excellent - worth a repeat visit

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent as always. One comment would be for the server to speak a little louder and slower so we could have heard the specials a little clearer because of the background noise.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was awesome I had never been and always try to find new great restaurants. It compared to one of my favorites Augustinos in Hoboken. Food was excellent will definitely be back. Carlos was great with his service and recommendations. Awesome place.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as it gets. BYOB. Excellent varied menu, excellent service. Must make reservations. Best at least 1 week before. Earlier if want reservations on a weekend.

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s
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our absolute favorite ever!!! Amazing food choices and quality; staff; service; overall experience; totally AMAZING!

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was fresh high quality, just as you might get in Tuscany. The service was very attentive and thorough. Highly recommended.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

food and service are terrific..a little crowded table to table..I was bumping chairs with the man next table.

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TA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We try to eat here once a week if possible. Food is consistently great. Huge variety between menu items & specials. All staff is fantastic as well, especially Julie. Just had the Swiss chard rosettes as well as lobster fra diavolo. My wife had the baked clams, broccoli rabe, and sole. Bluebuerry tart is always a winner for dessert. Cannot wait till they re open after vacation.

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e
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! The specials are always so good that we rarely order off the menu

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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster gnocchi and the salmon with lentils was absolutely incredible!! This has become my new favorite restaurant in the area. If they have the crab cakes - they were out of this world great with very little filler... Can also highly recommend the Rosetto or Rosetta!! Service and ambience is TOP NOTCH!!

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L
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Gravy is perfecto! They do a really great job making sure you feel attended to. The food is made with love and you can tell! I enjoy the creativity of the specials and the dessert menu too.

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SK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angelicas never disappoints! Terrific food, great service, friendly wait staff. Make sure you have a reservation; very popular spot.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always perfect! Food outstanding as always. We come here monthly and it continues to get better!
My wife had her bridal shower there 3 years ago and people still rave about the food

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A
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was out of this world, as it usually is. Staff was curtious and on point, appetizers and entrees were incredible, a lot less noisy than it can get in the small room due to the fact that it was the first seating(5pm) and a Thursday. The only thing I can say on a bad note was that they are looking to turn the tables over as fast as possible to get as many seatings in as they can, so you basically have two hours to get from soup to nuts. If you want to sit and relax after dinner and enjoy your dinner guests you should plan on going somewhere else after dinner. They don't ask you to leave but people are waiting by the door to be seated, and they only have two hours also, so you kinda feel obligated to give up the table. Overall though, Anjelica's NEVER fails to please. I am very picky about Italian food, and even things that I wouldn't think to try are delicious when I am persuaded to try them. Five Stars +

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JP
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this Restaurant my only complaint is that if you are going to have sooo many great specials and the specials are always verbal never printed which is hard enough to remember as it is on our last visit the server was great just a little hard to understand otherwise its was perfect

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GK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining! Super service, delicious food.

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