Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 1/2 Stars
Decor: 2 1/2 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
One of Wildwood's top traditional Southern Italian restaurants
Value: Very Good
Noise Level: Moderate
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared traditional red sauce Italian food with "Old World" elegant ambiance
Not Recommended For: Diners who enjoy an eclectic menu with upscale trendy ambiance
Recommended dishes: When available, The Veal Jackie with medallions of Veal, Scallops, crabmeat with fresh tomatoes and basil with a white wine lemon butter sauce; The Lobster Fra Diablo,: and The Homemade pastas.
Liquor: Full service bar with wines, beer and cocktails
Open year round, Alfes restaurant is popular with locals and visitors who enjoy well prepared traditional Southern Italian food with "Old World Italian" ambiance. It's a popular spot for diners mostly in their 50's and 60's and for families with children.
Open since 1985, this Wildwood landmark restaurant is a good choice for diners looking to get away from the many Boardwalk pizza eateries and the many mediocre red sauce family Italian restaurants.
Located at the site of the Island Bowling Alley --- but don't be turned off by it's location --- once inside you will experience "Old World Italian" decor and ambiance with large, elegant, multiple dining rooms.. Seating has half moon style booths and typical rectangular tables set with white linen.
The menu features a large variety of traditional (mostly red sauce) seafood, homemade pasta, veal, steaks, chicken, and more. Intermezzo of lemon sorbet served before the entree.
Try their signature "Jackie sauce" --- it can be ordered on a variety of dishes. It is one of their unique sauce preparations that distinguishes Alfe's from the many other Wildwood Southern Italian red sauce restaurants.
.The is family owned and operated with recipes passed down from past generations, and when available, produce and ingredients are sourced from local purveyors.
Classic Frank Sinatra and the rat pack background music enhances the "Old World Italian" ambiance.
They also offer live entertainment & dancing --- call ahead to confirm nights.
If you are there for a quiet, romantic dining experience, request a table away from a large group or a family with young children.
There is ample parking ---- a plus for Wildwood
They are child friendly with a kids menu
Alfe's is open seven days/week, year round: Monday - Thursday, 1100 am-12:00 am; Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am-2:00 am, and Sunday 4:00 pm-12:00 am
Sunset Dinner (early bird) is served from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday thru Friday Except Holidays and Holiday Weekends
Reservations a must, especially during peak summer months.
(updated June, 2017)
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