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A Little Bite of Italy

1419 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-6446
+1 609-361-0506
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
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“foie gras” (7 reviews)
“prix fixe” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
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Italian, French, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
1419 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-6446
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would not think an Italian deli would have such an excellent French restaurant in the back. I was subject to a dinning experience that not only surprises you to flavors and food in a cozy restaurant. Starting with the foie gras and Veal with...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The problem with raising the expectation of diners is that within an hour the truth will reveal itself, and sometimes the gap is just too much. When a tasting menu is the only option then all courses need to approach perfection and this doesn't happen...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I kept seeing this pop up as a great restaurant so we decided to go. I was a bit surprised because they say you have that table for the night but they told us 5:30 or 8:30. So we did the 5:30. We were the...More

Thank Jgifas
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us this past weekend and that you will be back!! We are a small restaurant that serves dinner between 5 and 9 PM, with intimate seating for 25 and usually our guests do have the table...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Both the deli and the restaurant never disappoint in quality. We consider this our little hidden gem. The small BYOB restaurant aside the deli offers the most exquisite sampling of fine, perfectly prepared foods. The foie gras cannot be topped anywhere on LBI, but the...More

Thank M K
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I grew up on coming to LBI every summer for over 30 years and my parents have owned our house here for 40 years. We've experienced just about every restaurant the island has to offer and this was, by far, the absolute worst dining experience...More

1  Thank Lyss1484
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing dinner at Francis'. For those that don't know there is a tiny restaurant tucked behind the deli that does an amazing 3 course dinner for $42! What makes it so special though is not just the great food, but the...More

Thank yanni k
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you Yanni!! So happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. Best, Debra & Francis

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal tonight at Francis located at a Little Bite of Italy in Surf City. This is a small restaurant located off the deli and food is phenomenal. French chef prepared food and Service was attentive and dessert was exquisite....We will definitely...More

Thank Vkp1954
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and time with us!! We look forward to seeing you again!! Debra & Francis

Reviewed 26 July 2017

A fine dining restaurant shared with a deli. The atmosphere is limited but the dishes are interesting. The cook is a trained chef which really doesn't mean much on the island of restaurants, and a number of them quite delicious. The prices are strong for...More

1  Thank Foodie1336
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We wanted a fine dining experience with friends. The chef individually cooks all the food as it is ordered and can omit anything, such as mushrooms. The food was wonderful and most of the menu is fixed price at $42. The desserts were worth the...More

Thank lavina323
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This small but comfortable venue is our favorite restaurant on LBI. Francis and Debra are "THE BEST". Every meal has Francis's personal touch. The open lobster ravioli is amazing. If you like Veal chops, none better anywhere. FYI the Foie Gras is a food group...More

Thank bobwinitsky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$58
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1419 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-6446
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-361-0506
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Full Service Italian Gourmet Deli and French Restaurant. Full Service Catering Available On or Off Premises, Deli & Restaurant Take Out, Homemade Pizza, Calzones, etc. Available
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