Fuze Italian - 21st Street
Fuze Italian - 21st Street

Fuze Italian - 21st Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fuzeitalian.com/HOME.html
  • Phone: 6097965543x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday:5:00pm - 9:00pm,



    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Steve Cozzi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fuze Italian - 21st Street
Fuze Italian - 21st Street is the second restaurant of Avalon’s hottest new restaurateurs, twin brothers Steve and Anthony Cozzi. For some we are a casual evening retreat for dinner after a shore-studded day, for others the romantic atmosphere in a hidden corner or a secluded booth provides the ideal place for life’s special moments.
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Fuze Italian - 21st Street reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (58)neighborhood gem (57)great for outdoor dining (41)good for groups (39)special occasion (39)romantic (22)hot spot (18)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Very satisfying dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overall a very nice dining experience. From the moment we sat very attentive wait staff. Dishes were satisfying, nicely presented, tasty and well prepared. Dining room in front was a bit too loud - need to improve acoustics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • baxterVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was very poor and the food is very pricey.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dinner
    Gina
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Seated right away (with reservation) - Good service - excellent food - Somewhat rushed through appetizer though (dinner came too quickly). Meatball app was delicious as was my dinner. One small problem - I think there's a very limited menu - I'd like to have seen another fish (perhaps Salmon) as well as a vegetarian selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very disappointed in this recent visit. Service was extremely slow and when the meal finally arrived , no one was happy with it. No apologies from management. What happened to this place? It used to be one of our favorites.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once again, great dinner
    JP88
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love Fuze Italian! It's a must do when we're on 7 mile island. Can't wait to go back! The Bolognese was simply outstanding. And the special order of long hots was a perfect accompaniment to our entrees. Love that we can BYOB as we celebrated with a bottle from our trip to Napa earlier in the year. Just a magical night at one of our favorite places to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary night
    Rsuper
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first time at Fuze Italian. We had the Caesar salad and gnocchi appetizer, both delicious and enough to share. My husband had the chicken parmigiana and I had the flounder franchise also both delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Great spot for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    Ditta
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Fuze Italian. It is authentic Italian. Hard to say what we enjoyed the most. The meatball in tomato sauce was delicious (could've been an entree...it was huge), Clams in wine were amazing and served with dry bread that soaked up the delicious broth perfectly, Veal Milanese was outstanding. Carbonara was good...a bit rich. We will return. Wish they were open through out the year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fuze needs upgrading
    emer83
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    While Avalon is still in need of good restaurants, there seems to be this presumption that they can serve a decent bowl of pasta in a place little more attractive than a local Italian-American club and charge $27 for it is galling. The staff is universally competent and polite but the decor cries out for something warmer, more attractive. Two doors down they've learned the value of ambience. Seasonal or not, they need some renovation; the back room, specifically is ugly, ugly.
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  • First time at Fuze
    avalonfan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    On 8/31 (sunday of Labor Day wknd), we tried Fuze for the first time.I had somewhat of high expectations based on the reviews I read, however the place did not quite meet my expectations.We were seated but not acknowledged by our waitress for about 10- 15 minutes. She was very pleasant, but seemed overwhelmed.I noticed the table next to us had also been seated for a while before they finally got up to ask the hostess where their server was.We ordered the calamari and gnocchi for our appetizer, which were excellent.I ordered the Flounder and my husband ordered the Halibut. Both dishes seemed dry and not very flavorful. Service was mediocre. It was very busy being labor day weekend, but I expected better food and service for the price.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Gravy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    If you go on a Sunday try the Sunday Gravy! You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable
    ChicChick
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Early reservation that didn't feel awkward. Interesting menu that satisfied everyone. Dinner was yummy and the service very professional yet warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependable for a good meal!
    seashoreseafood585
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was my fourth time at Fuze Italian and as usual I was very impressed. Each of my experiences before I had ordered the veal a la fuze but this time I wanted something different. I asked our server and she recommended the perfectly roasted chicken- outstanding! It truley is a perfect dish! Can't wait to come again and try another new dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    StanVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed so much our dinner.The food was very well prepared and made for a special night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We live year round at the shore and went to fuze which was actually good last summer. The good news--our server Brett was simply excellent. The bad news -- the food. We had the fuze salad which was small and looked like a free salad one would get from longhorn steakhouse. Salad had about four cubes of cheese and even less meat . So disaponted. Next we had the meatball app which was dry and over cooked. My wife had flounder over risotto which had no flavor and I had the halibut which was bland with over cooked fingerling potatoes. - it won't last. Better to try the new hotspots ---p .shields in cape may - new ownership and poppis in wildwood- casual Italian. Enjoy the shore!!!
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  • Awesome Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Not only was the food outstanding (again), but the service was awesome. I would highly recommend Fuze to anyone!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite there yet
    MellowfellowVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    5 of us went to dinner. My father and I had the veal a la fuze like we had several weeks prior but this time asked them to make sure the risotto was hot as the previous time it was luke warm. This time it was hot and the veal a la fuze was excellent once again. My wife got he halibut but said it was too salty. Service wasn't as good as the previous time and our empty plates remained too long. Fuze in the Desert Sands is a much better option and there's music and a bar there.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very expensive fair chicken dinnet
    MikeS
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Grossly overpriced for what you get Service was just ok Food was hot when delivered
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lucci
    luvUestia
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my first visit. The restaurant was highly recommend and I would agree. The food was excellent. We especially enjoyed the provolone appetizer. Our waiter appeared to be a little over whelmed trying to serve our party of two and take care of a larger group. He seemed a little rushed when it came time to serve us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 6388
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Have dined here several times. Food very consistent, nice selection and interesting specials. Great seafood and pastas. Enjoyable experience when dining with adults only and our teen children. Limited outside seating, but we prefer outside at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent dinner, will be back again. really enjoyed all - desserts a must
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avalon
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The reservations were easy to make. We were greeted by a friendly staff member. Our waiter came over soon to our table. However he seemed to be very rushed and very busy. We asked for a little extra olive oil for our bread but he forgot to bring it to us. He seemed to rush us with pouring our wine as well. The food was delicious but our waiter was not that great, very busy and very rushed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Wildcat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Group of 4 girls had a fabulous time out for a classy dinner celebrating the engagement of a close friend. Server was great, atmosphere was great, not one complaint! Excellent BYOB spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second bad experience...
    vera
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was my second time here. The first time I had the chicken...it was over cooked, or reheated. Very dry, but the mushrooms that it was served with were tasty. This time, I went for the chicken again...not as dry, but flavorless. Food was no better than diner food, and not even a good diner. BUT...it was the manager that will have none of us EVER going back. We had just finished our $11 deserts and coffee, when he approached us and asked us how our meal was. We told him that it was ok. Then he said, "I have a party waiting for this table" I asked him if he was asking us to leave, he said, "essentially, yes" There were even other tables empty right behind us. Mediocre food...ghastly manager...NO THANKS!!
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  • terrible this year
    byeFuzeVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I had dined numerous times last year at this restaurant and enjoyed everyone. This last visit this year was my third and final. This year brought a new menu, new chef and new Manager. Each visit this year has been worse and worse and this was no exception. Service was so slow it took 25 minutes to get someone to open a bottle of wine when we sat. Food was overcooked, while most items are now deep fried. All of the dishes, we enjoyed last year have been replaced or changed. My children always ordered bolognese and it was like soup when it arrived on this visit. really sad to see such terrible changes to a great place last year
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  • Review
    Stretch
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The restaurant was lovely. The food and their presentation was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Dined with family. Split the 21 day aged meatball as appetizer-it was the BEST meatball we have ever had-should've ordered more. Had veal fuze, flounder Francese, chicken Parmesan and seafood manicotti-everyone enjoyed their entrees.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rare good restaurant at the shore
    PhillyexpatsVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    If you have tried finding a decent restaurant on 7 mile island, you know that can be difficult. The Fuze location in Avalon (BYOB) is a good choice. Our party of six enjoyed our salads, appetizers and entrees very much. Especially good was the flounder, the best I have ever had. Although billed as an Italian restaurant, this is not your typical pasta and meatballs joint. Be sure to book a table in the front room, because the back room, near the rest rooms and kitchen, is not very pleasant. The service was very efficient, however, our primary waiter had an attitude which was off-putting. Unlike its sister restaurant on the Stone Harbor/Avalon border, this location is a BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food!
    Frankie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is excellent... Especially the veal Parmesan! Be sure not to miss the ricotta cheesecake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food, great service
    flc123
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The menu at fuse Italian was great - so many delicious dishes. Everything we tried was well cooked and presented. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    bezecoop
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was excellent. Would return without hesitation. Is a BYOB which makes the restaurant even better. Food is reasonably priced considering it is a BYOB Bezecoop
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place!
    philerupVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My wife and I are always looking for a good spot in Avalon to eat. We found one! Although we only ordered appetizers (4 different ones) they were all delicious. The service was outstanding. I highly recommend FUZE.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good again, hope staples return!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great dinner with the family, once again. For some of the younger ones in my family, having some of the traditional Italian dishes of spaghetti and meatballs or others back on the menu would be great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great Italian food down the shore! We make sure to enjoy a Fuze dinner every summer vacation in Avalon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunday Gravy
    Barbara
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went specifically for these day gravy special and were not at all disappointed. It is a hearty meal and so delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • FamilyOfFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Hit or miss. But this time it was a hit. Food was delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JoeC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good was outstanding and the service was excellent. Would certainly return and recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    seashoreseafood585
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was outstanding. I had the local flounder, which was awesome and the perfect size. My husband had the veal a la fuze, which he said was the best veal he ever had. There is truly nothing better than a byo restaurant down the shore with exceptional food. We are looking forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We overheard people talking about this restaurant at a local store here in Avalon, and we understand why. It was our first time, and will not be our last. The food, the service, and even the people sitting next to us were great. The young server was very knowledgeable and super attentive. He recommended a few items on the menu and one of the specials that evening. We can't wait to come back again next weekend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • caligirlpa66
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Loved it! Ate there this weekend and had the Halibut. The food was great! Would recommend to my friends and would visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • True Italian!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Once again...a great dinner! We go here often and it never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate