Cordi's Italian Gourmet

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496 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Visit Cordi's Italian Gourmet today and enjoy a truly unique Italian menu served with perfection. We proudly serve only the natural French cut meats and in-house prime cuts and steaks. With 30 years of combined experience, we serve the finest Italian food in all of New Jersey.
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OT
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a bad meal. Friendly staff that treats everyone like family

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were warmly greeted on our arrival and shown to our table. Our server reviewed the specials for the day and opened our wine. The server took our order after allowing a comfortable for selection. Shortly after our meals were presented the chef/owner Dominick stopped at the table to introduce himself and describe his restaurant philosophy and prep methods. He was very cordial and the care he mentioned in his food service was reflected in the taste and quality of our meals. We will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best Italian on the jersey shore!!

DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have never been disappointed at Cordi's. They serve some of the finest quality food at the Shore and the service is always friendly, courteous and attentive. We look forward to our next delicious meal there !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best quality italian restaurant in Ocean County. Menu is more limited and prefer owner to maintain what he does well. Menu is pricey, but will not be disappointed at this tiny gem of a restaurant. Staff is friendly and accommodating.

G
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly staff and great service!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent dinner. From the apps, to dessert. The Veal Chop Parm was prepared to perfection. Service was exceptional, made you feel like family. Owner introduced himself to us, and made sure we enjoyed our meal. Told us about their story. Much appreciated. I would highly recommend Cordi’s to some one looking for a genuine Italian meal, with a homey atmosphere. BYOB, not cheap, but you get quality. I’ll be back. Reservations suggested.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice meal as always great food cooked to order great little jem of a place. BYOB FYI

S
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff very attentive & informative, as always. Food was excellent and the chef/owner came out to visit each table.

Great place to go to dinner with friends or family.

MS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My go to place when visiting the shore. Dominic and his family always put out top notch eats w family friendly service. Highly Recommend...

LC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place. Never a bad meal. Catevlli is awesome as well as stuffed pork chop. Save room for dessert. Reservations a must on weekends. Dommick the owner makes u feel special.
Linda Cipriano

RR
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely outstanding food and service. Everything was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back again.

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best chicken parm ever

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cordis is always a palate pleasing experience ! You need reservations as it is small. It’s also BYO and Sunday Momma’s gravy is a must. The chef comes out to greet everyone after dinner and is appreciative and accommodating. Have had many dinners there as well as Birthday celebrations. Highly recommend!

B
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow.. Everyone and everything was perfect. Treated like a family member, from the greeting to the complimentary anisette at the end of the meal. We had a sampling of appetizers, then shared a penne vodka dinner for the table, and still had leftovers. For our main courses we had the chicken amaretto, stuffed pork chop and flounder. All delicious, you will not be disappointed.

C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal

PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although small, the restaurant is cozy and warm. The staff could not have been nicer! Food is delicious. I had stuffed shrimp and my husband had stuffed pork chops. Tuscan kale soup excellent! This is my second time here and will def be back

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always awesome. Food is always fresh. They do not have a freezer for food, just for ice cream. The best Italian food in Ocean & Monmouth County!!!

AG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a terrific evening. Great service, terrific food and friendly staff!!!

HF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was surprisingly nice for a mini mall type of set up. The long hot peppers were delicious. My veal Milanese was just wonderful. It is a hidden gem.

MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food at reasonable prices. Portion size was perfect. Attentive wait staff too!

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Never disappointed

TH
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This restaurant never lets,u down
Awesome food and service. Small so u need reservations on weekends. We live in Toms River and go every month
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BG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat here often because of the delicious food and wonderful service. The portions are very large and we always take leftovers home for the next day. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ALWAYS GREAT!!
Have been to Cordi’s several times, and it’s always great. We particularly enjoyed the chicken Marsala and the chicken frangelico (made with figs). Also, the welcoming attitude with which they greet you is much appreciated. Highly recommended!!

OT
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff who treats everyone like family. Food is high quality and does not disappoint.

LV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was wonderful, and the chef was totally awesome. Came out to check on how we liked our food and had after dinner drinks available for us too. Would highly recommend the restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is great as are the specials. Servers are very personable Great place!

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down the best Italian food! Our favorite restaurant!!!

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing. There "gravy" is as good as it gets. Texture, taste all were perfect. Fried calamari was tender and perfectly cooked. Sunday gravy was a nice size portion and the meat portion was very tasty especially the meatballs.

LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

we were a party of 4. Ordered appies, 2 arrived in a reasonably amount of time. The 3rd arrived about 15 minutes later, and the 4th about 25 minutes later, by which time everyone else had finished theirs. No explanation, no apologies. 2 meals were veal chops Milanese with arugula. Both were paper-thin breaded and fried as was the fish that was also ordered. The 4th was a pasta dish which was good. Ordered one coffee and Splenda but all they offered was sweet-n-low and so order was cancelled. Sorry to complain like this but the impression left us with never wanting to visit this restaurant again. We don't mind paying the high-end prices they charge, but the food and the service should warrant it.

J
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

We went there for my birthday and was looking forward to it but did not live up to our expectations from the reviews we were seated by the front door which was very close to our table ,my wife orders the fra diavlio and ask for medium and it was just to spicy,the portions were small , the tomato sauce was also to much on the fradiavlo and for a BYOB the prices were extremely high for what we got I could of gone to my local pizza place and had better at half the price and I felt Bad for the people that came with us because they were not impressed very disappointment and will never go back

BB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Have eaten here before. Food is always very good. High quality and cooked to perfection. Restaurant is in a small strip mall of stores and the restaurant is small, maybe 10 tables but the food is really excellent and prices are on par for what you are receiving. Would recommend it, worth trying. Reservations are a must because of limited tables.

G
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a bad meal and always great service. A gem!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, relaxing ambiance, wonderful service! I would definitely recommend to others!

DC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

We enjoyed the food. Unfortunately due to size of room the noise is to much.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday Dinner was fantastic!!!! Will be back for sure 😃

G
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Small place in a small strip mall on Route 88. Small menu, too, but that's where the small ends. They are big on service, the food fantastic, the presentation 5 star. We shared a calamari appetizer that was fried fresh squid including the crispy tentacles, not frozen rings of rubber with the most delicious marinara for dipping. I would kill to get Dominic's recipe for the marinara as it is the best I've ever tasted and that is coming from someone who grew up in a very Italian household and has been judging Italian food from the perspective for over 60 years. For an entree I thoroughly enjoys their take on chicken scarpariello. The four large pieces of chicken breast were cooked perfectly with a crunchy crust on top, arranged in four corners with the sauteed mushrooms, vinegar pepper, crumbled sausage and baby potatoes in the center for a very pleasing presentation. Cooked to perfection, the flavors were wonderful. My date had the chicken parmigiana that was so far and away better than that dish had anywhere else that it was in a class by itself. The chicken wasn't pounded flat and dry, but thick and juicy. The breading was perfectly fried and retained its crispiness under the melted cheese and marinara sauce.

Dominic, the owner, came by and chatted welcoming us as new members of the family at his restaurant. For dessert we shared a piece of pumpkin spice cheesecake that was excellent and Dominic came by and brought us glasses of homemade limoncello that capped off a wonderful meal.

You have to try this place if you like really special Italian cuisine. Cordi's is the Italian gourmet.

J
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The owner and the staff were very accommodating, friendly, courteous and helpful! We would certainly dine there again. Thank you!!

TH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. Veal Milanese awesome. Creme Burlee cake OMG
Small restaurant need reservations on weekends. Service spot on
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