Chef Vola's, Atlantic City, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Chef Vola's, Atlantic City, NJ

Chef Volas Restaurant
111 S. Albion Pl.
Atlantic City, NJ
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Chef Vola's: Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Traditional Southern Italian

Price:  Expensive

Food Quality: Excellent, well executed dishes, with home made old world style food preparation.

Service: Friendly, attentive, knowledegable, with old world family charm

Decor:  Dated, with a grandma's dining room vibe.

Overall Rating: 3 Stars --- For its unique Old World Italian Charm and food preparation.

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level:  Moderate - High

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy old fashioned, home cooked Southern style Italian food with old world Italian hospitality.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer upscale, contemporary Italian dining with a more pretentious, trendy ambiance.

Recommended dishes:  When available, Linguine and clams with garlic and oil; Veal chop; and generous sized crab cakes with olive oil; and for dessert, The Homemade Ricotta Cheesecake

Liquor:  BYOB

Chef Viola's is a popular old-world Italian restaurant, with a legendary past.

Located within walking distance of the Boardwalk, near the Tropicana, in the basement of a three-story house. There is no sign out front advertising the restaurant other than a small, brass plaque on the side of the shingled house that says, "CHEF VOLAS".

This 65-seat is located in a converted home, much like dining at your Gramma's house.

The restaurant's decor is simple 50s, with vinyl tablecloths, pink linen placemats, and drop ceilings that are a challenge to tall people. As you enter the dining room you will be greeted with Italian cooking aromas of pasta sauce and garlic that permeate the dining room.

Tables are spaced close together, often diners will be exchanging comments with nearby tables.

Your dining experience will be a casual evening that's best enjoyed with friends, it's fun, loud, and the staff is friendly.

It's not the place for a quiet, upscale, gourmet dining experience.

The Esposito family's cuisine is Neapolitan and Sicilian and they serve up generous portions of well-prepared homemade pasta dishes.

The check is presented in a music box.

Chef Volas is not recommended for children.

While reservations are hard to get, chances for reservations are good during the off-season
All reservations must be Submitted by phone with a valid credit card to hold that reservation and must receive a confirmation.

Updated April 2024

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