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Romanelli's Garden Cafe

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279 S New York Rd, Route 9, Galloway, NJ 08205-9649
+1 609-652-0179
07:00 - 21:30
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long island
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

food was adequate; house salad with balsamic dressing was very good. my companion was not happy with his chicken parm but my stuffed flounder with crabmeat was good. their white sangria was a great start to the night; had two before i knew it.

Thank tourguidemomof3
DrewHuggard, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of our restaurant. We hope that you and your companion would give us a another try, we are always looking to ensure that all our guests enjoy their experience with us. Is there anything more we can do to make us a 4 or 5 star rated restaurant in your eyes? Appreciate any... More 

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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this establishment because of good reviews on TripAdvisor and the nearness of our lodging location. We adults ordered from the Early Bird specials menu at approximately 5:55 pm. At 6:50 we received our "early bird" dinners. The table near by that ordered right before us had finished their dinners be the time we were served ours. When questioning the... More 

Thank aquajean
DrewHuggard, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I first would like to apologize about the wait for you meal. Because we make everything ala cart and from fresh ingredients, some items may take a longer to cook but we try our best to make sure you do not have to wait. If you are from around here or come down... More 

Old Bridge, New Jersey
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here with my 2 daughters and granddaughter for a late breakfast/early lunch. I had the cinnamon swirl french toast and my 2 daughters had lunch sandwiches. All of our food was delicious. They also offered Mimosa for $8.00, but each one after tht was only $1! A great deal. I only wish I wasn't the designated driver!

Thank Chicagokris1
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch specials and Early Bird dinner specials. Liquor license, too. The Wedding Soup, which we called escarole soup in my Nonna's house, is reminiscent of her. Good food, good prices.

Thank marqu72
DrewHuggard, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you, Drew Huggard More 

Vincentown, New Jersey, United States
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Marriott a few miles away and opted to get take out from Romanellis. The two dishes we had- eggplant roallatini and the NJ chicken pot pie were great. Nice side salads and bread came with the meals.

Thank Joyce C
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much Joyce for your kind review! We hope you enjoy your stay with our friends at the Marriott. Hope to see you again on your next visit back to the area! Thank you, Drew Huggard More 

Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We always enjoy great food! Usually there for brunch. The staff is excellent and take great care of you. Once they get to know you, they anticipate your needs very well. Romanelli's is a top spot to visit every weekend for me!

Thank ElCoronadoResort8501
Galloway, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Happy hour at Romanelli's is very good . Sit at the small l bar and enjoy $6 apps and your favorite drink while being served by a friendly staff

Thank rstripe23
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review! See you soon! More 

Reston, Virginia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I was visiting U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge probably a mile from this restaurant to do wildlife photography. Someone at the wildlife refuge had mentioned a wonderful "garden restaurant", and I was fortunate to drive right by it looking for a late lunch meal. Right away I felt welcome as if I had wandered into an... More 

Thank Seamaid2
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here at Romanelli's Garden Cafe. We can't wait to see you again in the spring! Thank you, Drew Huggard More 

Bakersfield, California, United States
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Shrimp with Raspberry Wasabi dipping sauce, She Crab Soup, Prime Rib, and Ravioli Florentine with Crab. Nicely done. Thank you to our server, Rachel. The only down side was that both of my husband's first options were sold out. They did apologize and offered him the prime rib at the lower price of the other steak dish.

Thank Sandy M
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Sandy for your amazing review! We do apologize again about having been out of the first couple items your husband was looking for. Next time you come I hope we can ensure that he receives what first catches his eye. If you ever need anything please feel free to reach out. Thank you, Drew More 

New Jersey
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1,823 reviews
669 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,230 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is a friendly and elegant restaurant with nice decor. I liked the airy, open feeling of a high ceiling. The service was proper. Lunch options were standard- chicken chicken chicken. I imagine their dinner menu is much broader. The food we ate was a 3 1/2 . It is a likable place and we are likely to be back... More 

Thank podrozniczka60
Richard R, Owner at Romanelli's Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Hopefully next time your back we can elevate your visit and dining experience. Thanks Rick Romanelli More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 S New York Rd, Route 9, Galloway, NJ 08205-9649
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Galloway
  • Phone Number: +1 609-652-0179
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Full service bar
Great Happy Hour drink and Food Specials
4-7 PM Daily at the bar
Serving Breakfast & Dinner Early Bird Menu
Prime Rib Specials on Weekends
Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials
Reservation Accepted
No Longer Doing Live Music on Saturdays

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