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A look inside Secondo, the newest location for Panico’s Bistro

We have great news for all you Panico’s fans! The Italian bistro has opened their second location in Cape May, appropriately named Secondo, at 991 Ocean Drive just before the 2-mile bridge. The location was formerly Axelsson’s Blue Claw Restaurant.


The people from Panico’s did a stellar job renovating the inside and outside of the restaurant.  There’s now a bright, spacious dining room with sleek furnishings, mosaic tile, and a waterfront view. And Secondo has an added bonus, besides all the delicious food–a fully stocked bar! 

At a glance, the menu looks similar to Panico’s and includes their specialty brick oven pizzas, but Secondo has added an oyster bar. We ate there opening night. The waitstaff was prompt and courteous, and seemed right at home despite it being their first night open. The food was delicious, as always, and we wish them great success.

Photos by Michelle Giorla