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837 West Park Avenue, Ocean, NJ 07712
+1 732-493-3090
Mon 17:00 - 21:00
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Middletown, New Jersey
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in NJ. It rivals our favorite places in NY. Chef Brian comes up with creative dishes in which the ingredients complement everything perfectly. Brians wife Carolina is so nice and makes you feel at home. The menu changes seasonally, so there is always something new and delicious to enjoy On to the food: Barbecue fried... More 

Thank NY2016
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent and our Waiter Joey was very attentive We even had the chance to meet the chef who was so humble and kind as well as his lovely and beautiful wife who clearly displayed there love of the restaurant! They truly want you to have the best dinning experience

Thank steven_newman1966
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

took my wife Lynne and I to Piccola Italia for an anniversary dinner. we walked in and were seated immediately.Carolina made us feel welcome right away.my wife ordered filet mignon and I had the salmon. food was prepared perfectly. had dessert and coffee.i told Carolina that her restraurant was one of the best I had ever been to. Brian came... More 

Thank George L
Middletown, New Jersey
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We as a group of four went out to celebrate the completion of a backyard deck project we had been working on for a month. We ordered drinks right away, three Cabernet and one of their special drinks, a Vesper Martini. You can eat at their bar which is quite long and has many stools\seats. For starters\appetizers, we ordered two... More 

Thank jdemos
Ocean, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The atmosphere is friendly and inviting. You can dine at a table for fine dining or sit at the bar for drinks and a bite to eat. The food is prepared with great care and the martinis are as good as any I have had. Give the Vesper a try.

1 Thank Michael C
Fairfield, Connecticut
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We held our son and daughter-in-law's Rehearsal dinner here and everyone from Robyn our first contact; to the owners, Brian and Carolina insured everything was excellent and memorable. After visiting earlier in the winter- we knew the food would be amazing no matter what the final selections. I only wished we lived in the area to visit again soon!

Thank ctdiner313
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139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

It was a bit early, but a busy Saturday here at the shore. A bit classier than my t-shirt and shorts, but no problem being seated. Local, garden grown food, local fluke and scallops, all excellent. Too full for dessert, but that menu looked stellar too. Perfectly attentive service, going back soon.

Thank TheCFO
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very good goof. Enjoyed scallops prepared the way I requested. The bread was the best I have had outside a big city. The salad was as good as it gets.

Thank Susan C
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We recently used thus great restaurant to cater our reception. We used them once before I can not give them enough praise. The food is out of this world. We had floating appetizers each and everyone was spot on. We had 3 entrees and 2 sides and 2 salads. Our family and friends were all beyond satisfied and happy. Several... More 

Thank John K
Syosset, New York
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279 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We loved Piccola Italia so much that we dined here 2 times during our 4 day stay on the Jersey Shore. Both our servers, Matt and Joe were excellent. They were very attentive to our needs. Matt was so nice to have brought Brian, owner/chef, out of the kitchen so we could tell him how much we enjoyed our dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 837 West Park Avenue, Ocean, NJ 07712
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Ocean
  • Phone Number: +1 732-493-3090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?