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A Little Bite of Italy

1419 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-6446
+1 609-361-0506
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, French, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1419 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-6446
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Four of us went for dinner Saturday night at the French restaurant in back of Taste of Italy. Though somewhat confusing at first, the co-owner, Debra, quickly explained the rebranding of the restuarant in the works. This BYOB really works with its quaint, low key...More

Thank DLL_11
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!! Francis and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We strive to make our customer's experience with us as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. We look forward to seeing and serving you again!!!

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I passed by this restaurant so many times and never would have tried because the exterior is so deceiving. The food was delicious and the service was great. Many choices for each course and the prices were much better than the comparable restaurants on LBI.

Thank whatever08008
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!! I am glad you gave us a try and enjoyed your meal and time with us. Thank you for taking the time in writing this review!!

Reviewed 25 November 2017

You would not think an Italian deli would have such an excellent French restaurant in the back. I was subject to a dinning experience that not only surprises you to flavors and food in a cozy restaurant. Starting with the foie gras and Veal with...More

Thank Steve P
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you Steve. Francis and I are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us!! We look forward to seeing you again!!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

The problem with raising the expectation of diners is that within an hour the truth will reveal itself, and sometimes the gap is just too much. When a tasting menu is the only option then all courses need to approach perfection and this doesn't happen...More

Thank Robert H
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

However unusual & unfortunate your experience with us , I appreciate your blunt honesty, sir. Francis and I would like to extend an invitation to you and your wife to dine with us again on the House...perhaps second time is the charm!!

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I kept seeing this pop up as a great restaurant so we decided to go. I was a bit surprised because they say you have that table for the night but they told us 5:30 or 8:30. So we did the 5:30. We were the...More

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debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We are happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us this past weekend and that you will be back!! We are a small restaurant that serves dinner between 5 and 9 PM, with intimate seating for 25 and usually our guests do have the table...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Both the deli and the restaurant never disappoint in quality. We consider this our little hidden gem. The small BYOB restaurant aside the deli offers the most exquisite sampling of fine, perfectly prepared foods. The foie gras cannot be topped anywhere on LBI, but the...More

Thank M K
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you Martha. It is always a pleasure to serve you and your guests!! Francis and I look forward to seeing you again soon!!

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I grew up on coming to LBI every summer for over 30 years and my parents have owned our house here for 40 years. We've experienced just about every restaurant the island has to offer and this was, by far, the absolute worst dining experience...More

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debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

My apologies for your unfortunate experience. This is definitely not our norm. Let me offer an explanation, definitely not excuses.Towards the end of the season, August, we are short staffed as our college staff and H.S. sports staff have left for school. I greeted you...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing dinner at Francis'. For those that don't know there is a tiny restaurant tucked behind the deli that does an amazing 3 course dinner for $42! What makes it so special though is not just the great food, but the...More

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debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you Yanni!! So happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. Best, Debra & Francis

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal tonight at Francis located at a Little Bite of Italy in Surf City. This is a small restaurant located off the deli and food is phenomenal. French chef prepared food and Service was attentive and dessert was exquisite....We will definitely...More

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debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and time with us!! We look forward to seeing you again!! Debra & Francis

Reviewed 26 July 2017

A fine dining restaurant shared with a deli. The atmosphere is limited but the dishes are interesting. The cook is a trained chef which really doesn't mean much on the island of restaurants, and a number of them quite delicious. The prices are strong for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$58
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1419 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-6446
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-361-0506
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Description
Italian Gourmet Deli & Market and French Restaurant Serving Brunch, Lunch and Casual Fine Dining 3 Course Dinner. Full Service Catering Available On & Off Premises, Deli & Restaurant Take Out, Homemade Pizza, Calzones, Gluten Free & Vegetarian Options Available.
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