So, this weekend we were staying over my father's house and went out to dinner in Oceanport NJ. We had reservations for dinner, my father, my wife, and the two munchkins at 7:30 and were seated in 5 minutes with a larger group of other reservations. As a walk in you had no chance.
It is BYOB so we had our own bottle of wine and they served water and soda very promptly in addition to their delicious crunchy bread with olive oil, garlic, cheese dip. The hostess took our order in a reasonable amount of time. I ordered their calamari bianca which is a special not on the menu, Jacob ordered two pieces of broiled tilapia, Kaela ordered tortellini soup as did my father, and Mary ordered Caesar's salad; the three adults ordered three entrees right off the regular menu. I didn't ask her to put the kid's meals in with our appetizer's but they corrected it.
Our first course probably arrived about 15-20 minutes after ordering it and it wasn't that long of a wait. It probably came out around 8:15/8:30 but that was the last piece of food the adults saw. At around 8:45 we still hadn't received the salad course and neither did anyone else that was seated with us including the party of 12. The kids were getting restless so we ordered them each a piece of dessert - Kaela got the carrot cake which she didn't care for (just the icing) and Jacob ordered the chocolate cake which he devoured. The adults were getting restless and told the hostess not to bring our salads and asked her to bring out our entrees. That was as close as we got to our main meals.
Then at 9:20 we gave up and told her we would just pay for what we ate and after we did that we left. That was at 9:30 almost 2 hours after we were seated. YES 2 HOURS AFTER WE WERE SEATED WE STILL DIDN'T HAVE OUR MAIN MEALS. That's ridiculous. We couldn't wait any longer especially after the munchkins ate full meals, including dessert. Sure they liked their meals (Jacob wanted to order seconds on the tilapia) but 2 hours to wait for our main meals is fantastically horrendous. BTW when we left we didn't see anyone else's meals coming out either.
Mia Italian Restaurant in Ocean Port NJ has good food if you can waste 3 hours waiting for your meal. I did make up for it the next day by getting two Windmill Hot Dogs. Perhaps I should have just stuck with the simpler Jersey food!
P.S. I wrote this post over 3 years ago. I hope Mia is now a great restaurant without the problems mentioned above. I'd give them another chance if I lived in the area and I wish them the best of luck. I really, really do.