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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (5 reviews)
“prix fixe” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
1419 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-6446
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Vkp1954
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Foodie1336
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We wanted a fine dining experience with friends. The chef individually cooks all the food as it is ordered and can omit anything, such as mushrooms. The food was wonderful and most of the menu is fixed price at $42. The desserts were worth the...More

Thank lavina323
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This small but comfortable venue is our favorite restaurant on LBI. Francis and Debra are "THE BEST". Every meal has Francis's personal touch. The open lobster ravioli is amazing. If you like Veal chops, none better anywhere. FYI the Foie Gras is a food group...More

Thank bobwinitsky
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

My favorite place in LBI! Francis and Debra are great hosts and take great care in ensuring all guests have a great experience. I've treated my family to great Italian hero's from the deli for years now from LBOI. Always a great lunch. A couple...More

Thank tgunz
Reviewed 3 May 2017

One of the best kept secrets on LBI! The owner is a Paris trained chef born and raised in France. Francis and his wife run the lunch section in Little Bite of Italy which features sandwiches on bread baked fresh daily. They also have a...More

Thank Irvingtonbaby
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you!! We are glad to know you enjoy the deli and FRANCIS' Restaurant. Thank you and we appreciate your continuous support!!

Reviewed 28 April 2017

For years we have enjoyed and off season craved a very special sandwich made here with choice Italian meats, artichokes and aged provolone. So, on my first trip down to the island for another function I stopped on my way home to get the large...More

Thank 19mrpb58
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Our apologies for your disappointment with your sandwich. It is/was definitely not a conscious decision or our policy to cut back on our product or reduce the amount of meats and cheeses that go on a sandwich. Just the opposite: we have increased our menu...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is an amazing restaurant ! The food is of the highest quality. The veal, fish and duck dishes are wonderful. Pasta is home-made. It is a dining experience- elegant, unhurried and unique

Thank LBler
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at FRANCIS' and hope to serve you again!!

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Extremely small options, about 5 dinner options. Not children friendly. BYOB. You will have to ask for check, as in the French and Italian style. If you didn't know you will wait forever for a bill. Wonderful deserts! Not a large seating so...More

1  Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We have been dining on Long Beach Island for 25 years and we have never experienced such a rude person (especially since she is the owner of the restaurant) We called to make a reservation and she was basically trying everything to not have us...More

1  Thank Wendy A
debra m, Owner at A Little Bite of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

We regret your unfortunate experience on both occasions. However, new customers for the restaurant do not always know that it is a 3 course, prix fixe menu only and that we do not have a children's menu. This is what was being explained to you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$58
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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Full Service Italian Gourmet Deli and French Restaurant. Full Service Catering Available On or Off Premises, Deli & Restaurant Take Out, Homemade Pizza, Calzones, etc. Available
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