Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gia's New Wildwood Location

On a drive around town after vacation, I was surprised to see the sign for Gia's in a new location.  A favorite of many of our guests, Gia's was just a short walk away and one of the few remaining BYOB restaurants in the area.  I guess you could say that I was concerned or, maybe even disappointed.  Knowing that change can be a good thing, we went there for dinner to see what was up with the new location.

We were greeted by Beth and immediately impressed with the decor and ambiance.  We decided to check out the bar and had terrific drinks provided by Joey, the bartender.  Anyone who can make a good cold martini and cosmo, is a bartender that we like.  The drinks were great so we were off to a good start.  We also talked with them about the under $20 wine list that Vince (the owner) promised me was part of their new location.  This wine list was selected by a local sommelier from the Washington Inn.  The list was good and we felt that those who wanted to keep their bill at a more modest level would be pleased with the selections.

We then went to our table where Lou was our server.  He was friendly, knowledgeable, and very eager to make our first visit to the new Gia's great.  The menu is the same and the food is as delicious as it was at their previous location.  We started with their Spring salad, which is a favorite of mine.  Bill ordered Chicken Chiarella and I had the Chicken Cutlet dish.  We topped dinner off with a tasty Tiramisu.

So, while it a little further from the Inn, everything else makes the change worth checking out.  We hope you will consider Gia's for one of your visits to the Candlelight Inn.

Gia's new location:  3800 Pacific Avenue  -  609/729-5959.

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