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Welcome To A Little Bite Of Italy


Welcome to A Little Bite of Italy. Challenging circumstances brought Francis and me to Long Beach Island in May, 2006. Realizing our life’s dream of having our own business and restaurant has kept us here, a place we now call home.

A Little Bite of Italy

Ten years ago, Francis, and I came here occupationally (as a Chef and quasi-accountant) with little knowledge of how to operate a deli. The concept was as foreign to us as America was to my husband at the time (a French national).

Over the years, we’ve immersed ourselves into discovering our community. We got to know our neighbors, learned the ways of the island, the deli business and met our customers, who we call friends. We believe in giving back by helping to support and fundraise for various non-profit organizations, locally, regionally and state-wide.

Francis and I have a strong passion and commitment for our business and put our heart and soul into everything we do. We have a very strong work ethic and we have high expectations of ourselves so we may offer only the best to our customers.


With our Surf City deli and Jersey shore catering business thriving, we were ready for a new challenge. After several years, a few rounds with the Town Hall and a trip to Superior Court, we were finally granted our restaurant in perpetuity. FRANCIS’ opened its doors on Friday, April 6, 2012 and is now in its 5th year.

Debra and Francis Pons, Proprietors