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Italian
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Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

Chef Vola's is a special place. Difficult to get reserved, I know why. In a converted house a half block off the boardwalk near the Tropicana, there are many small rooms where guests are seated. The waitstaff is exceptional. Attentive, knowledgeable, helping each other. The...food though is number one. Simple salads done perfectly. Great entrees from their classic pounded, breaded and fried veal chop, to chicken, a great choice of fish, and of course pasta. The pistachio crusted red snapper with a honey mustard sauce was exceptional. Willing to customize any item on the menu. All in all a great dinner. BTW, you BYOB, wine only.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021

One of the best places in the country for authentic Itlaian food. Great service and the food is always amazing!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

The food was great. The reason for the mark down is due to the waitress failing to give my son with Down syndrome a menu for the main meal or a dessert menu. Both times we had to ask for an extra menu. She offered...our party of 5, salad service for 4. My son ordered his own food and drinks so why she assumed he was not capable I can’t figure out.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 14 June 2021 via mobile

Went on recommendation from high end local business people. Flounder and chicken Francese wer so soaked in oil they were inedible. High end Olive Garden for the great salad and bread. Upper Floors are not level, so seating is a balancing act. Server was kind...but hurried. Huge disappointment.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 14 June 2021

Our party of 5 was seated quickly and on time. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is amazing. Veal chop was the highlight of the evening, best I ever had! portions are plentiful. If there is room for dessert, get the banana cream...pie.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 June 2021

Chef Vola's - what's all the hype about?! It's about a dining experience you would expect when you sit down with your family to enjoy an authentic Italian home cooked meal! From the moment you enter you feel as if you a part of a...family and then reality hits you when the smells from the kitchen comes upon you. Posh Foody was greeted by owner Lou. But then we witnessed that Lou greets everyone as if you are his family. This was great to see knowing that the food would be treated with the same love & respect that the owner has for all his customers. So call Chef Vola's now to make a reservation since it will be approximately 3 weeks minimum before you will be able to enter. Is the wait worth it... ABSOLUTELY! Make sure you mention Posh Foody to Lou when you go!!! Bon Appetit !!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

I’d give Chef Vola’s 6 stars if I could. The food was amazing. I had the veal park, my wife had the chicken parm, and we shared a side of penne with bolognese sauce. We knew it was BYOB, but ran out of time to...stop before our reservations. They were kind enough to send a runner to a nearby store to pick up a bottle of wine for us. Delicious food, great atmosphere, fantastic customer service. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 26 May 2021

If you are looking for an old school Italian experience of the Boardwalk Empire style days during Atlantic City Boardwalk’s heyday you don’t have to look any further than Chef Vola’s where you feel like you will have to know the special knock on the...door for them answer. You can’t just walk into Chef Vola’s or call them up, use grubhub, doordash, etc. to order from them. You need to leave a message for them to call you back after you advise the day and time you want to dine with them (and be sure to give a month or two advance notice) and they will tell you if you’ve been accepted and confirmed or if they are fully booked. They were allowing take-out, but you still had to know the secret password to order with them, but they have now ceased doing take-out orders. Well let me tell you no matter how you dine with them, you need to make sure you do. They food was absolutely delicious and amazing. I had the Milk Fed Veal medallions with Peppers, mushrooms and onions, sautéed in extra virgin olive oil and Garlic that just blew me away how great it was. I normally don’t eat veal or enjoy it most times, but it was recommended and let me tell you it is a must order if you go. The veal was so tender I was able to cut it with just my fork and the flavor was suburb throughout the dish. Also served was House Salad made with iceberg & romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, pepperoni, sharp provolone cheese, black olives, pepperoncini peppers, chopped red onions and garlic croutons, topped with anchovies with their house extra virgin olive oil/balsamic vinaigrette dressing served on the side, broiled half of chicken cut up, and Butterscotch and rum ricotta cheese pie.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 29 March 2021

A few weeks ago, my wife sent me a list of the best Italian restaurants in NJ. She did so because one was in the adjouring town. She didn't know we were going to AC, and Chef Vola is rated # 2. But mentioned best...Veal in NJ. I had to get it. Veal Parm with the bone. It was AMAZING !!!! Also enjoyed the pasta three ways !!! Never saw that in any Italian Restaurant. I heard there is a long waiting list to get in, and now I know why !!! So glad we were able to. The waitress talked me into the Chocolate Peanut Butter pie. She said it traveled well. It sure did, It traveled home, and then never made it into the fridge !!! Thanks for a great dinner !!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 22 March 2021

This place was hands down amazing! The food portions are very generous and the servers are very nice. What I loved the most was the owner coming around saying hello to everyone. I got the 2 crab cakes and my husband got the veal. So...freaking good! Also the sautéed spinach and pasta with rigatoni Blush sauce was just perfect. Their homemade desserts rock!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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poolmom1824
28 July 2019|
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Response from vacationjunky2016 | Reviewed this property |
While I’ve only dined in the basement portion and not the porch I’d say No, it’s probably not handicapped accessible. On the other hand these are some really nice people who own and operate the restaurant so I’m sure they... More
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30 October 2018|
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Response from Robert K | Reviewed this property |
The place is very busy but I think all items are prepared to order so check with the restaurant but probably some items not already prepped can be made without garlic
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Chef Vola's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4