Fare: Italian with a Mediterranean influence.
Food Quality: Very Good, features well prepared brick oven pizza and a menu of many Italian dishes
Service: Friendly, attentive
Ambiance: Bistro style setting in a restored church. The interior is bright, spacious, with the large wood burning brick pizza oven in the center, and high ceilings, huge windows, ceiling fans, and hardwood floors.
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Dress: Very casual
Recommended For: Budget conscious diners & families who enjoy affordably priced dishes in a casual, attractive setting..
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer more complex eclectic dishes with a more upscale, trendy ambiance.
Recommended Dishes: When available, any of the Brick Oven Pizzas; The Char Grilled Pork Chop; and The Three cheese Chicken
Popular with the locals, Panico's Bistro is a BYOB high end pizza restaurant located minutes from downtown Cape May in West Cape May.
It's housed in an old, restored church and features well prepared brick oven pizza and a menu of many Italian dishes --- many with a Mediterranean influence.
During the vacation season it has become popular with families with kids and people looking for some of the best pizza in Cape May with a menu of other Italian dishes served in generous portions
The interior is bright, spacious, with the large wood burning brick pizza oven in the center, and high ceilings, huge windows, ceiling fans, and hardwood floors.
The atmosphere is bistro style with tablecloths, cloth napkins, and background music which can be barely heard over the diners’ chatter on a busy weekend night.
After the server takes your order, a wood plank of complementary delicious homemade garlic bread with dipping oil is presented.
Their signature brick-oven, thin crust pizza is crunchy (not cracker like) and charred crispy is sturdy enough to support the weight of the toppings without flopping over. They offer a large variety of toppings to choose from.
In addition to the pizza, Panico's Bistro has a large selection of Italian entrees to choose from. The menu includes pasta dishes, chicken, shrimp, seafood, and steak entrees to choose from.
Plenty of on-site parking to make the journey stress free.
Panico's is open year-round with seasonal hours. During the summer they are open seven days a week for dinner beginning @ 5pm
(Updated: July 2021)
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