Jerry Longo's Meatballs & Martinis - Bally's Atlantic City

4.5
199 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
LONGO’S brand originated in the Historic Federal Hill area in Providence, RI, where owner Jerry Longo, along with his talented culinary team, created a menu of “Italian Soul Food”. Longo restaurants are known to be frequently visited by well-known celebrities.

Using only the finest imported and the freshest local ingredients, LONGO’S menus are designed to inspire exploration and sharing. LONGO’S antipasto boards include authentic Italian specialty spread served on handcrafted olivewood. LONGO famous cavatelli bolognaise made to order, features 100% beef folded in pomodoro sauce and whipped ricotta. Or delight in the Chicken A la LONGO, featuring chicken franchese, lobster meat, broccoli, and fresh sliced mozzarella on a bed of creamy flavorful risotto will truly satisfy your taste buds.

Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis features custom craft cocktails and an extensive wine selection. Large offering of Italian red, white and sparkling wines by the glass.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 199 People Are Saying
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vipKittenki
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vincent was great !! Carl Smith the singer was excellent !! What great entertainment on Sunday nites !!

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vipTraceyH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food it was fast service my waiter was wonderful just a great restaurant and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Ordered the meatball salad and the meatball was cold. The waiter asked if the meatball was warm and when I told him it was cold he brought another. Then one of my guest Ordered the beet salad and it was salty and she hardly ate it. For our entries one of the other guest and I both ordered The veal Melanzane as our entry and it was too salty and we hardly ate any of it. The waiter didn't ask if anything was wrong or did we want to take it home with us. Just took the food away and that was that. Any good restaurant would have asked if there was a problem.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

We had a party of 6 we were celebrating a birthday. Arrived more than 10 minutes early and had to wait until our reservation time, yet there were tables that could accommodate our party that were empty and appeared ready for service.

Food was excellent! Service was not. As we looked around, it seemed there were many other tables with attentive service, ours not as much. Not sure if it was players at the casino with comps or what, but seemed everyone else’s servers interacted with them, were chatting with them, etc.

As we wrapped up our meal prior to desserts, one of the service staff dropped half of our pizza leftovers on the floor and proceeded to ask one of my guests “if they wanted what was dropped on the floor or not.” WHAT?!? There was a fair amount of the pizza left (which was delicious) as we awaited our meal and wanted to bring the rest home.

From there, we had explained to our waiter what happened and he said he’d take care of it and then arrived back and offered (1) free dessert. We asked what could be done about the pizza leftovers and he left without answer. He arrived back to take our dessert order with no resolution until we asked to either remove it from the bill or make us a new one. I’ve worked in the food industry for a lot of years and if we accidentally discarded a guest’s leftovers, we made it right, one way or another.

In the end, he did give us a replacement pizza at no charge but it seemed it took a lot of time and asking for what I believe is a simple request. It didn’t ruin our night as we had a pleasant evening, just put a damper on it.

The ambiance of the place is great but the music was loud and terrible.

If not for the food I would give a rating lower than 3-stars. When you’re paying that kind of money for a meal, the service should match the cuisine.

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TwylaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I had the spaghetti and meatballs and it was very disappointing. The meatballs tasted mushy as it wasn’t real meat. I have had better at the Cheesecake Factory.
On a positive note I had the blue eye martini and it was excellent

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Azjonita
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service!
Met some nice people and really enjoyed our evening! Would highly recommend this place.

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GaryH
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Jim service was great and always with a smile. My veal was melt in your mouth. Their pizza is out of the world. The best. Every bite of their food was like being in heaven. I love this place.

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CatN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service
Portions small
Pizza 🍕 excellent

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AngelaA
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic but the service was even better! Kenny greeted us with delicious bread and explained several menu options. He really made our overall experience! Be sure to try the chocolate creme brûlée!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Simply put, outstanding food and service!

KC
vipKarenC
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Loved the food service was good
A little too loud hard to engage in conversation

JB
vipJimB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food. Enjoyed the singer on Sunday night! Will definitely come back!

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ALBERTH
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All food courses were prepared and presented in a excellent manner. The wait staff was professional and well versed in the daily specials along with the standard menu items. The vocalist was a nice touch to a great evening.

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LIZZYGAL
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire experience was excellent. The food was exceptionally favorfull. Enjoyed the entire experience.

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Frank4
Tallahassee
26 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

1st let me tell you, Both my spouse and I are Italian, he has been a cook for over 50+ yrs. The service with Jerry was excellent. The problem was with my spouse's meal, he ordered ORECCHIETTE WITH SAUSAGE AND RABE. The rabe was undercooked, the sausage was not tasty. He then ordered LINGUINE ALLE VONGOLE white sauce, clams were 2 different size's and SANDY and OVERCOOKED.
I would most likely never revisit. Save your $$$

SM
StephanieM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible. The restaurant was extremely understaffed and our waiter was evidently not handling the stress well. He was VERY rude and never smiled once.

It was so loud that we couldn’t even talk and the coffee was cold.

JM
JohnM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Our experience was pretty much a disaster.
We had an 8 pm reservation and we were seated right away; our waiter was Vincenzo. The hostess did mention that there 'may be a DJ tonight, but no one has shown up yet....' A little amusing.

We were able to put our order in fairly quickly which was nice but that is where our evening went downhill. We ordered 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, and a Pepsi. Very simple order and one of the entrees was serious spaghetti and a meatball.
The app came out in a timely fashion. Still no soda. Then we started to see tables who sat after us receiving their entrees, and another, and another; and now it is 9:15 pm and still no entries nor the Pepsi. Vincenzo never approached us to explain where our meal was. When I tried to flag him down he snapped at me 'your meals will be out shortly' he barked. 9:20 pm I am speaking to the manager; at 9:30 our meals finally came out. The manager was very friendly and calming which was nice. They did COMP our meals but seriously Vincenzo needs to find a new career path. The delay? The kitchen lost our 'ticket'. Hard to believe but whatever. The food was pretty good that is why this review is a 3 and not a 1.
If you want good food and horrendous service, Jerry Longo's is your place.

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markv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Chicken Parm was lukewarm at best, really disappointing. Escarole was excellent however.

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TimothyB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

all 4 dinners were great as was the meatball salad.

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vipJeannie
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Meatball good. Bean and Escarole delish.

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JL1107A
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great meatballs and martinis. Good service. Would return

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AudreyR
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was awesome and the music was off the chain. It makes you want to boogie while dining and most definitely sing along. Great food and feeds your spirit as well. Unfortunately service was somewhat slow due to staffing issues.

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vipKareloo
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Wait staff friendly and accommodating. Vincenzo is the best. Frankie is a great friend. Know him from Longos in Dover. We will be back again for sure.

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LaurenQ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Service was great , everyone was so attentive. When food came out we thought the portions looked small, we were wrong - we walked out of there stuffed ! Great singer on a Sunday night. We will be back !

JH
JohnH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The ravioli dinner my wife ordered did not arrive hot, just barely warm. Everything was also rushed. When we ordered 2 appetizers, they came out very quickly. While still eating our appetizers, here come the dinners - 1 of which was not hot. We will not be back. We felt like we were in a fast-food restaurant. And the thing is - its not like there was even a long line waiting to get in - there was no line and there were empty tables. 2 other things - for a better ambiance, would recommend dimming the lighting. The singer was good, but too load, take down the volume! Its supposed to be background dinner music - not a concert.

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vipSerg
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food and service were very good. They had a live singer walking around the floor singing songs. He was excellent and helped to make a relaxed atmosphere. The only negative comment is the dining room was very large and took away the ambience of the restaurant.

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elaine
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Celebrated our Anniversary at this place.

JO
JohnO
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great, drinks were great, service was great. Only problem was the lounge singer was a little too loud for me

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marys
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ernest & Chris were fantastic. Made the experience so much fun. Lounge singer was a little loud for our liking-it was hard to talk with each other but otherwise total experience was awesome.

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AliciaB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great place to eat in Bally’s food delicious and big portions enough to bring home everyone’s friendly service excellent highly recommend this restaurant

JC
JimC
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was very good. The dj played great dance music.

JV
JohnV
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Saturday August 28th
Watermelon martini was good. That was about it.

BREAD- horrible, probably worst bread in the area

MEATBALL- was decent, I could understand if people said it was good

CAPRESE SALAD- was ok

SPAGHETTI WITH CRAB- no good. Bland. If it weren't for the crab meat you wouldn't taste anything

CHICKEN PARM- sauce bland, chicken was pounded thin and tasted just ok.

LOBSTER STUFFED CHICKEN- BLAND!

Sauces had no taste, bread sucked. I wonder how the chef or owner can serve this. Ballys is a run down casino so I guess this restaurant fits right in.

Mr Longo, I know now why you claim to have grown up with Steve Martarano, and Steve doesn't need to mention you. Unfortunately, mediocre cafeteria food. And it's a shame, we needed a good Italian spot down in AC.

To all the reviewers that said the food was excellent, WTF??? where do you people eat? Olive garden? I envy you all, must be nice to have such low standards.

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StephanieM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Roasted Beets Salad was incredible as always. But the Spaghetti Carbonara was very disappointing - SO salty and the Guanciale wasn’t crisped like it was in Italy. Coffee was lukewarm.

JJ
JackpotJimmy
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Old Blue Eyes Martinis are excellent !
Spaghetti n Meatbaalls very good served with fresh bread n olives with dipping oils.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

The food and drinks were good. A little disappointed nothing came out very hot

PC
PeteC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Frank and the staff are great.

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vipLuv2dine
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

From the drinks to the food to our server Jason the experience was excellent. A great place to dine. We will return.

AM
AngelaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Stale bread, and mediocre food. Was hoping for better food, and service.

MW
MonaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service
Attentive waiter
Food was fresh and deliciousl

SR
vipSophiaR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service!

FAQs

Jerry Longo's Meatballs & Martinis - Bally's Atlantic City offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 340-2000.

Jerry Longo's Meatballs & Martinis - Bally's Atlantic City is rated 4.5 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Jerry Longo's Meatballs & Martinis - Bally's Atlantic City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.caesars.com/myrewards/gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.