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“Crowded place with junky food”

Calabria Ristorante
Ranked #30 of 93 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Family owned and operated Southern Italian Ristorante specializing in fresh pastas, local seafood, and Italian style pizza with amazing deserts. We now offer Gloria winery wines from Nappa Valley California 1/2 bottles and full bottle service of a selection of white, red and sangria
Reviewed 5 September 2007

First they didn’t have our reservation for 8 (called in about an hour earlier). They did however find us a table very quickly. The food was pretty bad –I think it was the tomato sauce – just didn’t taste right. Also there is a $5 sharing charge so order an appetizer if you need to share an entree. The chicken meatballs were a little weird tasting too. Maybe white meat meatballs just should not be….never going back but I have yet to find a decent place to eat on LBI!

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Reviewed 30 August 2006

I have been going to LBI for over 20 years....Never Have I ever had a bad meal until I visted Calabria Resteraunt on LBI ( Beach Haven, NJ).
Not only were our meals sent back multiple times because they were cold, the service was equally as cold and blatantly RUDE, I would never recommend this hole of an restaurant EVER.
When we finished our meals, please realize we did not pay our check yet..upon finishing a glass of wine I was asked by the management ( 2 women ) to move to another seat. I asked why, each women said they needed the table. I informed them I was not finished and had not yet received my check. I then asked for a cup of coffee, the answer I received was alittle tantrem a spolied 5 year old takes when they do not get their way. Understand I wa s not in the restaurant more than 1 hour, that includes waiting 15 minutes for a table... around 6:30PM on a TUESDAY evening! EMBARRASSING!!!
Not only does this restaurant need a new chef, but New Owners/ management. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants on LBI, this is not one of them. Save your self the time, worries and most of all a food that tastes like it was purchased from the frozen food section of a supermarket after the expiration date...Please do yourself the favor....STAY AWAY...

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Trenton, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 September 2005

Have a house in LBI for the past ten years. Have been to many restaurants.. never have i had this bad of an experience. Ordered a meal and it came out terrible. The owner/chef said he would not get me something else. I had to pay for a meal that I did not eat and was bad. Please do not eat at Calabria's in Long Beach Island.. the food is terrible but worse than that they have no customer service skills

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile
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