DiPaolo’s Italian Restaurant

Bringing the flavors of Italy and a touch of elegance to South Jersey!

Our family-owned restaurant is located in Penns Grove, NJ and we recently opened a banquet facility: Maria’s by DiPaolo’s which is also located in Penns Grove, NJ. Maria’s can accommodate over 250 guests!​

In addition to being a busy restaurant, we also cater events such as parties, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, office events, corporate banquets and any other occasion where you’re needing delicious food and quality service. Every client receives individualized attention and service.

Happy Father's day

Father’s Day Menu

Make your reservations for indoor & outdoor seating for Father’s Day!

Father's Day Menu 2021

Appetizer Selections

Lobster Bisque  with Chunks of Lobster in a Sourdough Bread Bowl $14

Classic Italian Wedding Soup - Nonna's Recipe with Orzo, Escarole, Frittata, & Baby Meatballs $10

The Sampler (Serves 2 to 4)
2 Loaded Crab Stuffed Shrimp, 2 Loaded Crab Stuffed Kennett Mushrooms, 2 Fried Buffalo Mozzarella Triangles, & Fried Calamari $29

Calamari Fritti (Serves 2 to 4)
Piccante- Lightly Floured & Fried then tossed with Sliced Hot Cherry Peppers, Cherry Tomato, & Extra Virgin Olive Oil $18

Traditional - Lightly Floured & Fried with Fresh Lemon $16

Tequila Clams (Serves 2 to 4)
Fresh Middleneck Clams sauteed with Habanero Peppers, Tequila, Garlic, & Cilantro $16

Petite Jumbo Lump Crabcakes (2)
All Crab - No Filler - with White Crab Sauce & Roasted Asparagus $29

Lobster Mac & Cheese (Serves 2 to 4)
Lumache Pasta with Gruyere, Aged Cheddar, & Fontina Cheese topped with 2- 3oz. Cold Water Lobster Tails & Toasted Panko Bread Crumbs $24

Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops (4)
Rosemary, Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil over Broccoli Rabe & Roasted Red Peppers $29

Stuffed Italian Long Hots (4)
Imported Ricotta Cheese, Sweet Italian Sausage over Pomodoro Sauce $18

Braised Short Rib Arancini (4)
Homemade  Italian Rice Balls Stuffed with Braised Short Rib, Sweet Peas, Pankok Bread Crumbs & Sunday Gravy $18

Vine Ripened Tomatoes with Prosciutto di Parma, Imported Mozzarella Di Bufala, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Mediterranean Olives, Basil, Balsamic Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Mixed Greens $19

Roasted Beets with Fresh Sliced Oranges
Arugula, Creamy Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Shaved Prosciutto di Parma, House Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing $19

Salumi & Formaggio Board (Serves 2 to 4)
Fellino Salami, Prosciutto di Parma, Capicolo,  Soppressata, Pistachio Mortadella, Aurrichio Provolone, Imported Asiago, Mediterranean Olives, Candied Walnuts, Marinated Artichokes, & Stuffed Cherry Pepper Shooters $24

Roasted Brussel Sprouts (Serves 2 to 4)
Sauteed with Crispy Pancetta, Carmamelized Shallots, Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano & drizzled with a Balsamic Reduction Sauce $16

Italian Seasoned Buffalo Mozzarella Fritti (5 Pieces)
Breaded & Fried Buffalo Mozzarella topped with Balsamic Reduction & Roasted Sweet Peppers Served with Pomodoro Sauce $18


 Penne Alla Vodka
 Sweet Peas, Crispy Pancetta, Blush Vodka Sauce $29

Mezza Luna Large Cheese Ravioli with Pomodoro Sauce & House Meatballs or Italian Sausage $29

Trio of Seafood Ravioli - Shrimp, Crab, & Lobster with a delicate Crab Sauce & Succulent Pieces of Colossal Crabmeat $47

Hand-Cut Ricotta Gnocchi Bolognese
Veal, Lamb, & Pork Ragu - Served with Martin's Italian Sausage $34

Asparagus Stuffed Gnocchi tossed with Colossal Crab & Asparagus Tips
Little Pillows Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese in a delicate Crab Sauce $47

Linguini Shrimp Scampi
White Wine Sauce & Cracked Black Pepper $34

Linguini Alla Vongole
Middleneck Clams in a Garlic White Wine Sauce $34

Linguini Alla Pescatore
Shrimp, Scallops, Colossal Crabmeat, Lobster Blush Sauce $49

Linguini ai Fruitti di Mare
Served White – Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Scallops, & Colossal Crab $55

Chicken (Pollo) & Veal (Vitello)

Parmigiano Style
Breaded & Pan-Fried Cutlets with Mozzarella & Parmigiano Cheeses with Pomodoro Sauce & Spaghetti

Chicken $29/Eggplant$29/Veal $37

Imported Italian Marsalla Wine with a touch of cream & Shitake Mushrooms. Served with Garlic Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus

Chicken $32/Veal $39

Add Jumbo Lump Crabmeat $15

Shitake Mushrooms, Sliced Thin Prosciutto, Fontina Cheese, Sage, & White Wine Sauce with Garlic Mashed Potato & Asparagus

Chicken $35/Veal $42

White Wine Garlic Sauce, Fresh Marinated Artichokes, Fresh Tomato,  & 4 Large Shrimp

Served with Garlic Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus

Chicken $37/Veal $44

Limone Con Granchio
Lemon Caper White Wine Sauce & Crabmeat with Garlic Mashed Potato & Asparagus

Chicken $42/Veal $49

16 oz.Veal Chop Parmigiano
16oz. Lightly Breaded & Pounded Thin Veal Chop Pan-Fried then

Baked with Mozzarella & Parmigiano Cheeses with our Basil Pomodoro Sauce

Served with a side of Spaghetti $47

Fish (Pesce)

Served With House Antipasto, Garlic & Rosemary Ciabatta Rolls, Crunchy Tomato Pie, 2 Individual Mixed Green & Romaine House Salads & 2 Sides Of Garlic Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus

Signature Baked Jumbo Lump Crabcakes
Delicate White Jumbo Lump Crab Sauce served with Garlic Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus

One Jumbo Lump Crabcake $45
Two Jumbo Lump Crabcakes $69

Baked Chilean Sea Bass with Colossal Crabmeat & White Crab Sauce
Over  Fresh Broccoli Rabe served with Garlic Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus $69

Stuffed South African Cold Water Lobster Tail (6oz.) Loaded with All Jumbo Lump Crab

One Stuffed Tail $59         Two Stuffed Tails $89

12 oz. Mediterranean Salmon with Shrimp
Pan-Seared with Sundried Tomato, Shrimp, & White Wine Caper Sauce $42

2.5 - 3 lb. WHOLE LOBSTER DINNER for 2



Meat (Carne)

Certified Angus Beef (CAB)
With a Chianti Rosemary Shitake Mushroom Sauce

  • 10oz. Filet Mignon $65
  • 16oz. "Thick Cut" Ribeye $65                                                                      
  • 20 oz Bone-In Ribeye "Cowboy Steak" $79

All Served with Garlic Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus

Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops
6 Grilled Chops with fresh Garlic & Rosemary over Broccoli Rabe drizzled with a Chianti Shitake Mushroom Reduction Sauce. Served with Garlic Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus $69

Petite Surf & Turf
7 oz. CAB Filet Mignon with a Chianti Shitake Mushroom Reduction Sauce & 1 - Jumbo Lump Crabcake with Garlic Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus $69

16oz. CAB Bone-In New York Strip or 10 oz. CAB Filet  & Colossal Crab Gorgonzola

Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce &  Jumbo Lump Crabmeat,  Red Roasted Peppers, & Portobello Mushrooms

With Garlic Mashed Potato & Roasted Asparagus $79

  • All Dinner Entrees Are Served With Our House Italian Vegetable & Imported Cheese Antipasto Served Family Style
  • Garlic & Rosemary Ciabatta Rolls & Crunchy Tomato Pie Served Family Style
  • Each Individual Will Receive Their Own Mixed Green & Romaine Tossed Salad With Our Signature House Honey Balsamic Italian Dressing

Dolci/Desserts $9

  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Italian Rum Cake with Toasted Almonds
  • Limoncello Mascarpone Cake
  • Ricotta & Pistachio Cheesecake
  • New York Cheesecake Fragoli (Strawberry New York Cheesecake)
  • Chocolate Temptation Cake
  • White & Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Sicilian Ricotta Cream Cannoli
  • Tiramisu
  • Mixed Berry Creme Brulee
  • Italian Creamy Gelato Strawberry, Cappuccino, Pistachio, or Gianduia (Milk Chocolate & Chunks of Hazelnut)
  • Italian Sorbetto Raspberry, Blood Orange, Lemon


Lobster dinner on plate

Lover's Loaded Crab Stuffed Lobster Dinner For 2 $150

Lover's Loaded Crab Stuffed Lobster Dinner For 2 $150
Available For Dine-In Or Take-Out

Course 1 Share Plate For 2 Served To The Table
Grilled Italian Vegetable & Imported Cheese Antipasto
With Garlic Rosemary Ciabatta Rolls & Crunchy Tomato Pie

Course 2 - Each Guest Picks Their Own Individual Salad
Mixed Green Tossed Salad
Baby Spinach Salad With Candied Walnuts, Crumbled Gorgonzola, & Fresh Sliced Strawberries with our Signature Honey Balsamic Italian Dressing
Caesar Salad With Homeamade Croutons & Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Course 3 - Main Course
1 - Whole 2.5 Lb To 3 Lb  Lobster Loaded With 1 Lb. Of All Jumbo Lump Crabmeat with Butter & Roasted Garlic

2 Individual Garlic & Scallion Mashed Potato with Roasted Asparagus Sides

All Day Happy Hour Drink and Food Specials

$6 Martinis, $6 Margaritas, $6 House Wines, $6 Frozens

All Day Happy Hour Drink and Food Specials

Available Sunday thru Thursday 11:30 to Close
Friday 11:30 to 5pm & Saturday 11:30 to 4pm

$6 Martinis / $6 Frozens / $6 Margaritas / $6 House Wines


Blueberry Lemonade
Van Gogh Acai Blueberry Vodka, Sprite & Lemonade
Served with a Sugar Rim

Fresh Cucumbers muddled with Gin & Elderflower Liqueur

Orange Cosmo
Orange Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime Juice & Cranberry Juice

Mango Martini
Cruzan Mango Rum, Triple Sec, Mango Puree, Orange Juice, Club Soda & a Splash of Cranberry Juice

Pomegranate Lemon cello
Pomegranate Vodka, Pomegranate Liqueur, & Clear Lemon cello

Hot & Dirty
Absolute Vodka Martini with Olive Juice and splash of Tabasco Sauce

Pink Grapefruit
Pink Grapefruit Vodka, Passion Fruit Liqueur, Sweet & Sour Mix & Pink Grapefruit Juice with a Sugar Rim

Salted Caramel
Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka, Finest Call Simple Syrup, Butter shots, Served with a Salted Rim

Raspberry Lemon Drop
Dekuyper Razzmatazz, Raspberry Vodka & Lemon Juice, with a Sugar Rim

Jersey Peach
Peach Vodka, Orange Juice, Peach Puree and a splash of Grenadine


Lava Flow
Pina Colada with a Strawberry Bottom

Dirty Banana
Banana Rum, Creme de Coco, Banana Liquior, & Cream

Caribbean Daquiri
Mango, Banana, & Strawberry blended together


A Berry Twist on a Traditional Margarita

Tequila, Watermelon Pucker, Sour Mix, Lime Juice, & Triple Sec served on the Rocks

Strawberry & Balsamic
A Strawberry Margarita with a Balsamic Sugar Rim

Italian Stallion
Tequila, Amaretto, Orange Juice, Triple Sec garnished with an Orange

Pomegranate Ginger
Tequila, Lime Juice, Triple Sec, Pomegranate Liqueur, & Ginger Beer

House Wines


White Zinfandel

Pinot Grigio




Pinot Noir

Summer Wines

Summer Moscatos

 $9.95 Share Plates

Full Size Order Fried Calamari (Spicy Or Regular)

Fried Mozzarella (5pcs) With Roasted Peppers, Balsamic Glaze, & Marinara

Pizza For 2
(Choose 1 Topping: Pepperoni/ Sausage/ Veggie  Peppers, Mushroom, & Onion)

Nutella Pizza For 2
Sliced Strawberries & White Powdered Sugar

Philly Cheesesteak Spring Rolls & Fries With Sriracha Ketchup

Stuffed Long Hots (4 Pcs) With Italian Sausage, Cheddar, & Gruyere Cheeses

$12.95 Entrees

Grilled Shrimp Or Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (Entree Size)

Roast Pork In Au Jus On Italian Roll With Thin Sharp Provolone, Broccoli Rabe, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Long Hots, Fries, Coleslaw & Pickle

All American Cheeseburger With Applewood Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickle, Coleslaw, & Fries

Fried Shrimp With Old Bay Fries With House Cocktail Sauce & Coleslaw

Roasted Salmon With Yukon Whipped Mashed Potato & Asparagus

Chicken Parm & Spaghetti

Rigatoni Pomodoro & Meatballs With A Scoop Of Ricotta

$5.95 Desserts

Sicilian Cannoli - Tiramisu - Italian Rum Cake - Strawberry Shortcake

Daily Hours

Open 6 Days

Tuesday thru Thursday 11:30 am to 10pm
(Last Seating 9pm)
Friday & Saturday 11:30 am to 11pm
(Last Seating 10pm)
Sunday 11:30 am to 9pm
(Last Seating 8pm)

Patio Season 2021

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We’re offering Live Entertainment once again!

Sensational Soul Crusiers coming to DiPaolo’s Thursday May 20th on the patio! Call to make your reservation 856-299-4645. Seating is Limited!

Sensational soul cruisers

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For Catering Pick Up Orders Call 856-299-4645

Our Services

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The Best Flavors of Italy
With a rich history and years of satisfied customers, DiPaolo’s is South Jersey’s #1 destination for authentic Italian food in a beautifully decorated atmosphere. We’re proud of our heritage in this community.

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Bring DiPaolo’s to You
We offer many delicious options that are perfect for any business meeting, event or party—serving as many as you need. We’ll handle the food, which mean less work for you and more smiles for your guests!

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Host an Event

Want to Party With Us?
Our staff is ready to help you plan a special event (on or off-site). Our facilities provide a uniquely elegant space to gather with others for a business meeting, event, or other get-together.




5/7- Coast to Coast Band
5/8- Triple Rail Turn
5/9- Dave Boucher Acoustic
5/11- DJ Joe Castro
5/12- Bob Pantano After Work Party
5/13- Sensational Soul Cruisers *SOLD OUT*
5/14- Jumper
5/15-Screaming Matilda
5/16- Love Alive
5/18- DJ Joe Castro
5/19- Bob Pantano After Work Party
5/20- Sensations Soul Crusiers – on the patio starting at 7pm
5/21- Cheers the Band
5/22- Don’t Call Me Francis
5/23- Dave Boucher Acoustic
5/25- DJ Joe Castro
5/26- Bob Pantano After Work Party
5/27- Dave Boucher Acoustic
5/28- Back @ It
5/29-The Beat-Tells
5/30- Dave Boucher Acoustic


6/1- DJ Joe Castro
6/2- Bob Pantano After Work Party
6/3- FM Band – on the patio
6/4- Steal the Sky
6/5- Triple Rail Turn
6/6-Dave Boucher Acoustic
6/8- DJ Joe Castro
6/9- Bob Pantano After Work Party
6/10-Dave Boucher Acoustic
6/11- Philly Heart & Soul
6/12- Lima Bean Riot
6/13- Dave Boucher Acoustic
6/15- DJ Joe Castro
6/16- Bob Pantano After Work Party
6/17- Dave Boucher Acoustic
6/18-Mike LeCompt
6/19-The Uptown Band
6/20-Dave Boucher Acoustic
6/22- DJ Joe Castro
6/23- Bob Pantano After Work Party
6/24- Don’t Call Me Francis – on the patio
6/25- Jumper
6/26- Coast to Coast
6/27- Dave Boucher Acoustic

Great Italian food-Awesome Patio

Great place for Italian food. We frequently go here for the best food around South Jersey. The new patio outside is great for cocktails and dinner. I have tried many dishes and never had a bad a meal. Antipasto comes with every dinner and the helpings enough for 2 dinners.

Bill F
Swedesboro, New Jersey

Great Happy Hour!

Visited recently with friends for happy hour and really enjoyed ourselves! Happy hour drink prices were great and along with a 2 drink purchase they included a great buffet. Buffet included meatballs and pasta, baked bone-in chicken, chicken fingers, sausage and peppers, hot roast beef, hot roast pork, and pizza! Everything was really tasty and the employees were friendly! I’ll definitely be back! The pizza by the way was incredible!

Collingswood, New Jersey

Very nice experience

They’ve expanded to form an outside garden type space for eating. But even before that wise expansion, the place was quite nice. Such tasty food, nice menu options, they know how to prepare appetizers such as calamari, and of course wines. This is topped of with attentive service. As with most restaurants that I like, I try to only go there infrequently, lest it feel boring.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Great Lunch

We received a gift card after my husband purchased a new truck from Pointe GMC we went down to get the plates and decided to use our gift card for a fantastic lunch and I had a Sangria, service was wonderful so sad its quite a drive from our house or or we would be regulars

Runnemede, New Jersey

2 Dinners on the Deck & another get together

We had so much fun out on the deck, on Sunday 4/7, that we went back with friends on 4/13. We had 2 great dinners, and a good time.

elmer, nj

Great Food

My husband and I have eaten here several times and we’ve never had a bad meal. On Tuesday you can order a lump crab cake sandwich with fries for $12.00. The crab cake is the best I have ever eaten. Solid crabmeat made into a baseball-size crab cake. Their burgers are freshly made and taste like they were cooked on a charcoal grill. Again, excellent. Dinner comes with an antipasti that is quite flavorful. They have daily specials that you can’t beat.


Purchase a Gift Card

Gift Cards for DiPaolo’s are fabulous gift items, rewards or give-aways for special occasions or promotions. You pick the amount!


Winter Indoor Hours:
Monday – Sunday
11am to 10pm

28 South Broad Street
Penns Grove, NJ 08069