Why Should I Go? If you like great food, you’ll love Panico’s Bistro. In its fifth season, family-owned Panico’s has established a loyal following. It’s a restaurant where you always feel at home and where you can count on a great meal every time.
Panico’s trademark is their delicious brick-oven pizza, fired with the freshest ingredients right in the middle of the dining room. If you’re looking for something more substantial, they also serve generous helpings of Italian cuisine with Mediterranean influences.
The inside of Panico’s is spacious and welcoming — cathedral ceilings, dark wooden tables — but also upscale and elegant. There’s room for your whole family, plus a few of your friends.
Panico’s is far enough from the hustle and bustle of Cape May, but still within biking distance of the entire island. Large portions are served by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic waitstaff, and everything’s at a reasonable price.
Panico’s is open year-round and serves dinner seven days a week in season, beginning at 5pm. They also serve dinner on weekends in the off-season. Panico’s offers on-site and off-site catering all year and happily accommodates private parties.
Insider Tip: They recommend calling ahead if you have a large group during the summer, and the restaurant is BYO, so take a bottle (or two) along with you!
Fennel with spicy warm pear, cherry vinaigrette.
Assorted sliced meats, roasted red peppers, aged provolone, spring mix, oil and vinegar.
Lightly breaded and fried, with lemon, sea salt and peppercorn flavor.
Baby Lamb Chops
Char-grilled with sage butter, topped with mint yogurt verde — incredibly tender.
Classics, plus specialty pizzas like Funghi (mushrooms, taleggio, fontina and thyme) and Romana (sundried tomatoes, artichokes, sea salt, basil drizzle).
Melt-in-your-mouth cutlet stuffed with pignoli nuts, prosciutto and sage with lemon glaze.
Scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels and crabmeat in marinara with plenty of linguine.