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Bella Vida Garden Restaurant

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5501 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4323
+1 609-522-4777
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New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was totally blown away by the beautiful interior and the size of the portions and the wonderful service.

Thank crossca
Denville, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Went to eat with large group. Wait was a little, but great food and timing of all the meals. Waitress did a great job.

Thank nugget84
Munich, Germany
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

Really liked their garden, a bit off the beaten track. Waffles were good, not sure if they were amazing, but had a great and relaxed breakfast there.

Thank theeternaltourist
Ansonia, CT
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207 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

Stopped in for breakfast last Thursday morning, it was across from our B & B. Breakfast was good, just had the usual eggs, sausage, home fries and toast. The sausages were huge and very tasty. I would go back when I'm in town again.

Thank javaandjazz
Apalachin, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This is the old Duffenitti,s. It was wonderful! Best lasagna and Chicken Parmesan. I would definitely go back next year. If you have been going to the shore for years and like Italian, you will remember them.

Thank Beckyd4258
Livingston, New Jersey
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Ate here last year and loved it. It was just as great this year. Daughter is vegan so it is hard to find someplace where we can all have something we like. Bella Vida does that and more. Everything is fresh and top notch!

Thank Julie T
Mid-State, NY
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Well, after seeing the prevoius reviews about this being Asseltas and Duffinettis, we couldn't wait to get back to try it! We were their biggest fans back in the day! Found it, ventured in not completely sure we were in the right place. We were the only ones here on a Friday night and this concerned us a bit. Looked... More 

Thank TheConstantTraveler3
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012 via mobile

2nd time to eat hear in 2 weeks.... Very good Italian food. My husband and I have a summer home here and eat out a lot. We used to go to Duffinetties before they closed. This is the same owners. And the same recipes as before. I had the shrimp scampi tonight, and it was great! I would highly recommend... More 

Thank shorething123
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Not sure how many of you remember Duffinetts on New Jersey Avenue near Sunset Lake but I was riding my bike and saw the name and stopped. I had been a loyal customer for many years at the original spot and when I talked to the owners, it was the same. That evening I went back for dinner and ordered... More 

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Fairfield, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

We stayed across the street (see my other reviews) and saw the sign that said Restaurant on the way to the Beach. We went for Breakfast and it was 'FANTASTIC' They have daily specials. Everything we tried was good. I love their hashbrowns!!! Service was fast!! Cafe has indoor and outdoor dinning. We didn't have a chance to go for... More 

1 Thank LauraMR102

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5501 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4323
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Wildwood Crest
  • Phone Number: +1 609-522-4777
They have another location in Cape May, N.J., which can be found on TripAdvisor.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?