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“Quantity over quality”
Review of Theresa's South

Theresa's South
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Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Bay Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mount Street
Transit: NJ Transit (Bay Head Station)
Description: Welcome to Theresa's South where you will find authentic Italian cuisine with recipes that have been passed down through the generations. This is a family owned and operated business so they take great pride in everything that comes out of their kitchen. The food is excellent and the service is superb! They use only the finest and freshest of meats, seafood, produce, and ingredients. Everything is homemade, from their sauces and pastas to their salad dressings. The bread is baked locally and delivered fresh daily. The portions are very healthy to satisfy any appetite and the menu widely varied so there is something for all tastes. For dessert they feature fresh homemade banana bread pudding, or maybe a slice of homemade flourless chocolate cake! This is the place to enjoy a great meal, hang out with family and friends, and have some good conversation. They are available for private parties and can accommodate up to 100 people. This is a must try and will be your new favorite Italian restaurant. This is a BYOB establishment. ** There is additional parking available at the municipal parking lot off of Bridge Ave.
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Food was good but service left something to be desired. Bunch of teenagers/college aged kids as servers. Waitress was unattentive and we had to keep asking for help. I had skirt steak which was good but my friend had gnocchi which were rubbery. Desserts taste like they were frozen.

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Homemade pasta dishes , additional outdoor seating , may be cool during evening hours, bring a sweater, May, June , July , Aug. reservations a must , also on weekends in fall & winter , excellent food,
Bike rake for the locals, summer street parking may be scarce

Thank joe l
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Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Was so happy to hear that they reopened! Went there on a Sunday afternoon, server was at the door holding it open sothat I could get my mom in then we saw it was a brunch menu we asked if we could have the dinner menu and they accommodated us! The food is fantastic and our server was oh so pleasant. Excellent Resteraunts are not very common in my opinion around here but this one is makes the grade!

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Thank iris g
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

We were greeted warmly upon entering and escorted immediately to our table. The restaurant was virtually empty at our 6:30pm reservation time, but filled up almost to capacity by 8:30 when we left. Not bad for the weekend before Christmas!

Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and daily specials. Her recommendations on menu selections were spot on. The support staff were attentive but not obvious. The food was delivered in a timely manner, but definitely not rushed nor did we feel like we waited a long time for apps, salad, entrees, or dessert. We ordered 2 specials, 1 menu item, and 1 custom dish. The dishes were super fresh and prepared exactly as ordered. All were superb!

Only a few minor issues: parking is on the street and access to the restaurant is complicated by major roadwork (not the restaurant's fault), the lighting could have been slightly brighter to better see the menu and specials page, and my entree was delivered about 3 minutes after the others, causing them to wait to start. My entree was piping hot, so I know it wasn't sitting around under a heat lamp.

Upon our departure, everyone thanked us for coming and wished us "Happy Holidays". A wonderful experience overall!

Thank CCTVME
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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

Very polished and detailed atmosphere with friendly professional young staff. BYOB. Reservations are accepted off season and call ahead during the busy shore summer months. Casual mix of patrons from the "off the beach" sandal crowd early in the evening to the crowd who enjoys a relaxed evening out.
Service was prompt and attentive. The food was excellent and well presented. A shared Caesar salad was a good size portion. The salad special with watermelon , mandarin oranges and pineapple dressing was delightful! We had a selection of entrees including short ribs, asiago chicken and the gentilli fennel sausage dish. All excellent,well prepared and savory.
Pumpkin cheesecake and ice cream for desert with a Carmel cappuccino! Delicious!
Prices reasonable for the quality and portions along with a great atmosphere.
Will definitely return. Bon Apetite.

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Thank Beachbottom
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