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Best Italian BYO in the Long Branch/Ocean/Asbury Park area?

joonjoon Aug 17, 2012 09:54 AM

Hello 'hounds!

I'm looking for a great Italian BYO in the area for a party. What're your favorite BYOs?

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    joonjoon Aug 17, 2012 10:02 AM

    To clarify, I'm looking for a place on the fancier side. Thanks!

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      joonjoon Aug 17, 2012 10:21 AM

      I think this is all the nicer BYOs in the area...is anyone familiar with any of these places?


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      1. re: joonjoon
        jsfein Aug 17, 2012 11:19 AM

        Haven't been to any of the places mentioned. I know this is not what you're asking for, but for *fancy* Italian, I'd go to Piccola Italia in Ocean, but it fails to meet your BYOB criteria.

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          wizard2 Aug 17, 2012 12:57 PM


        2. Angelina Aug 17, 2012 06:46 PM

          I was here recently and was so happy they make their own pasta!! BYOB, too!! We were all very happy with our meals, and I for one, am THE most critical on any restaurant!! It is in Long Branch....West End


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          1. re: Angelina
            MichelleM131 Aug 19, 2012 12:35 PM

            Anjelica's in Sea Bright is a nicer BYOB Italian. I know they do many parties. I immediately thought Piccola Italia, too, even though they serve drinks.

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            scrappyone Aug 23, 2012 08:28 AM

            Bay Avenue Trattoria in Highlands


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              stack_c Aug 23, 2012 02:11 PM

              Def second BAT in the Highlands - food cant be beat. But the atmosphere is far from "fancy" and I don't think they would accommodate a party. I'd try Citrico's in Bradley Beach nice intimate atmosphere above average Italian food and theyare VERY accommodating and would probably close down for a party. or Angelicas in Sea Bright Is also very good but not sure about a party there. Tulipano's in Belmar is another option. They def do private parties but their service is very hit or miss.

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                bgut1 Aug 23, 2012 02:36 PM

                I would echo jsfein's and MicheleM131's recommendation of Piccola Italia if you can get by the fact that it's not BYOB.

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              SusieQQ Aug 23, 2012 02:53 PM

              I would vote for Bella Sogno in Bradley Beach. Lovely food and BYOB.

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