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“The best restaurant on LBI”

Stefano's Seafood & Pasta
Ranked #9 of 91 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Soups, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Trenton, New Jersey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best restaurant on LBI”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Consistently the best restaurant to eat on LBI. I have had the seared tuna many times and it is just excellent. You must make reservations in advance. It's hard to get in during the summer season but the outside seating is first come first serve. I usually don't order an appetizer since the portions are so large. Go here you won't be disappointed. It's BYOB, there is no bar. It was recently redone inside after Sandy and now it's even more beautiful.

  • Visited July 2014
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Pequannock, New Jersey
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best restaurant on LBI”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

My friends and I make a pilgrimage here every year and we have always left completely satisfied!
Great food all around, and fine desserts!
A can't miss experience !!!
ENJOY!!!!!

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Thank Jeffrey P
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Denville, New Jersey
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150 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Very nice experience”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Finally a restaurant on Long Beach Island that even though expensive, delivers a very nice dining experience. We ate inside although there were nice tables available outside (with candles and tablecloths) My only complaint is that our table for 4 wasn't hardly even big enough for 2, it was a postage stamp. The crab cakes (2) were large and served over garlic mashed. My seafood risotto was packed with shrimp, huge pieces of lump crabmeat and lobster, asparagus and tomatoes, very delicious ! A house salad comes with the entree which other comparable restaurants don't do. Our waitress was terrific and the service was well timed. A gorgeous dessert tray was presented - the coconut cake was delish as was the tiramisu -

Will definitely go back here next year and would recommend it. As I mentioned, the prices are high but that's to be expected if you want fine dining at the shore, but we didn't mind since everything was very good both food, service and atmosphere wise (except the table size).

Visited July 2014
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Thank Linda E
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New York City
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Fine, Casual Dining”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Stefano's is a really fine meal. It would be considered a top restaurant in any major city. The food is exceptional, the service attentive and the price is reasonable. What more can one ask?

Stefano's has award winning Chowder; we found it delicious, but actually preferred the chowder at Country Kettle Chowda. That said, it is a nice way to start a meal. We both had salads to start. Then I had scallopine piccata which was served over wilted spinach (wilted by the heat of meat) and penne. It was delicious. My wife had Scampi served over linguine. Desserts were good and all home made.

We ate outside which is on a first come basis. Thoroughly enjoyable meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank PSGumby
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Fishkill, New York
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232 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Preparation is very good - selections are typical for Italian fare. All in all - not a bad meal. Thr restaurant is at times crowded and there are other options in the area.

Visited June 2014
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