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Red Sauce Italian in/near Atlantic City?

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I'll be visiting Atlantic City with my wife and we're looking for good somewhat Americanized Italian Food...the kind we don't have in D.C. We know about Vola's but, after having called a few times and left messages, I'm pretty sure we aren't going to be able to get in. We'll be staying in AC but, really, we'd travel anywhere in South Jersey if it's the right place.

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  1. I would recommend Maplewood II about 20 miles out of Atlantic City on the Black Horse Pike. This place has been there long before there was gambling in AC and it's the real deal.

    Address:

    6126 Black Horse Pike
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330
    (609) 625-1181

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    1. re: Philly Ray

      Seconded. I was just going to suggest the same place.

      1. re: bd9

        Thirded. Also, if you like tradition, there's Angelo's Fairmount Tavern in AC. It's been there since the Depression, so they must be doing something right.

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        Angelo's Fairmount Tavern
        2300 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

        1. re: johnpm

          Angelo's does big portions at cheap prices - not great food, but just alright.

          Stick with Maplewood 2.

          Taj has decent, but pricey food at Il Mulino too.

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          Il Mulino Restaurant
          132 Veterans Plz, Dumont, NJ 07628

    2. Angeloni's at the corner of Arctic and Georgia. Excellent wine list. IMO better than Angelo's.

      1. Tony's Baltimore Bar and Grill is a throwback to the 50's/60's. It hasn't changed and for a good reason. It is really good and extremely reasonable, cheap as a matter of fact. It's right by the Trop and has never sold out to the casino's because its right there. Tony's entire menu is basic 'red' Italian fare. here is the link, try it I think you will be surprised.

        http://www.baltimoregrill.com/

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        1. re: bifpocaroba

          As a person who spent summers as a child in AC pre and post casino and who ate at the Baltimore Grill countless times during that period, I just can't second the recommendation.

          My wife and I were in AC last year and I took her there for nostaligic reasons. I ordered ravioli with sausage. The sausage was slightly burnt and dry and the sauce was watery. I hear that the pizza is really good and the prices are VERY reasonable, but I think this place has seen better days.

        2. I agree with Angelo's Fairmount Tavern - since you mention 'American Italian'. Another place in the Tropicana is Carmines for a group.

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          Angelo's Fairmount Tavern
          2300 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401