Most of New Jersey’s key food groups - pork roll, hoagies, and disco fries just to name a few - are well represented on LBI. But there isn’t a ton of red sauce Italian food, and if that’s what you’re craving, you’re only going one place - Raimondo’s. The portions are all large, and unless you biked to this Ship Bottom spot from Beach Haven or Loveladies, the appetizers, like meatballs with whipped ricotta or octopus with fregola sarda pasta, could work as entrees. There’s also a veal porterhouse with mushroom confit and deep-fried asparagus that’s served over linguini alfredo, and it’s one of our favorites dishes on the island.
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