We usually cook at home, but decided this weekend to go a nearby local spot - Vencenzo's Little Italy 2 in North Cape May. This area has recently seen an increase of great dining spots spilling over from Cape May and West Cape May, but Vincenzo's has been here quite a while now. The atmosphere is classic casual Italian, cerca 1950. That not all that bad if you in the mood for something laid-back, without too much fanfare, bells or whistles. We were seated immediately, although it was a Friday night, the place was not too crowded. Our waitress was friendly, and really service-oriented. I did not realize it is a BYOB, and ordered a glass of red wine. Unfortunately it was not meant to be. They do offer bottles of wine however, including a small 375mm which is perhaps two big glasses full. But too much for me at one sitting. The house salad was quite good (kind of like a Caesar, but with a little vinaigrette touch, dressing was excellent, and it came with the aforementioned (in other reviews) warm Italian bread - great for dipping! I tried the Veal in a butter sauce topped with crab-meat, angle hair pasta on the side. The sauce was serviceable. It was OK but I would have preferred it to be reduced down a bit and maybe a little more kick- a little too bland for me. The angle hair came with the house red sauce which was quite good. Portions are very ample - so we did have lunch for the following day. We skipped desert - we were too full!
In all, we have been coming here for years. Locals will almost always run into old friends, and share some good times. They feature a seafood and meat menu in addition to the basic pasta dishes. They also have a more informal section next store, which offers some of the best pizza in the area, in a less formal, more kid and family friendly setting. We noticed it was full as we walked to our car. Great for a relaxing dinner, not TOO pricey, but a bit. It's not South Philly, but it's a keeper! We'll be back again.
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