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
121 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (45)great for outdoor dining (36)special occasion (35)good for groups (31)romantic (20)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Dinner
    Debbie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were very disappointed with dinner. The flounder portion was very small and the special salad for the evening was tasteless. Other than the salad there were no other specials. Two members of the party were served a half cup of cappuccino. The manager was called over and he had the server give a full cup to each person. We have been to Fuze Italian in the past and the dinners were always good. Needless to say, we were very disappointed.
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  • Becoming a regular
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Have been ding at Fuze Italian since it first opened. Has become our favorite restaurant on seven mile island. Food, service and attitude much better than most at the shore. Food consistently outstanding with dishes worth returning for over and over again. Probably has the best, most generous piece of halibut we have ever had. All dishes outstanding. Wait staff always friendly and eager to please welcoming us each time we return. Sat outside last week on a beautiful evening and was wonderful. Have enjoyed ding here in the off season as well. Makes you feel like you are in Avalon when you are there. Highly recommend this restaurant though make a reservation for weekends during the season because become very popular and rightfully so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the shore, the food's not bad.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    But, the service is atrocious. This is the 3rd time I've been there. Every time I go we have a party of 6, and every time they jam us into a 4 top. And the place is half empty. I just don't get it, particulary when the manager can't find room to place the appetizers, and yet he's clueless as to why. Further, the waitress was totally disengaged, never smiled, and looks like she would like to be anywhere else but there. We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You get what you pay for....
    LchiafulloVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    And that was a lot! From beginning to end, the service was outstanding, the portions were generous, and the quality of the food was superb! (And the bathrooms were very clean!). Try the clam appetizer. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd time no charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was my 3rd time to Fuze. The service has always been friendly, efficient and professional. I was disappointed in the menu, or perhaps just chose the wrong thing. the chicken parmesan was dried out, over- cooked , hard, the pasta was way overcooked and mushie...minimal sauce, 3 items were unavailable on the menu...surprising for a high season week in summer. The quality of the food on the previous menus was a higher caliber. This menu is no more distinct than other shore eateries. The strength is in the waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We dined here the day after July 4th and what a beautiful evening it was! As you expect with a holiday weekend they were extremely busy, but the server made us feel like we were the only ones there. The food came out fresh and delicious, without any delays. We loved their homemade gnocchi and fettuccine. Also, their Veal alla Fuze with all the seafood and risotto was to die for. And don't forget to leave room for dessert! The homemade cheesecake and cannoli, with some espresso capped off an amazing dining experience. We cannot wait to come back next time we are down the shore.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great new restaurant!
    DufnMacsPicks
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    FUZE was a delightful dining experience. The wait staff is very solicitous, the food is excellent and the atmosphere was terrific. Our waiter was knowledgable and made several great selections including a delicious light and fluffy cheesecake for dessert. Highly recommend. It's a BYOB which only made it better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New menu, just as good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our 4th time at Fuze, the first this summer. They changed the menu, but it's for the better. We were sat at a nice large table with plenty of space. As a group of 4 we each ordered different entrees. My wife had the roasted chicken and I had their special veal, both of which were amazing. Our server recommended their cheesecake and pannacotta, which the 4 of us split. We are looking to come back soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My friend and I came in for a later dinner on a Saturday evening. As soon as we sat down, we knew this was going to be a great evening. Our server was extremely friendly and he helped us with some suggestions, as it was our first time. We ordered the meatball, which tasted just like an italian nonna had made it. We will definitely be back with friends!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different from last year
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    There have been changes to the menu as well as changes with the staff. Portions have gotten smaller and although the cioppino tastes delicious the portion size may as well be a child size portion. Services are not spectacular either. Very disappointed lately.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greg V
    GregV
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was our second time at the restaurant and not sure there will be a third. Food here is better than most at the shore even if wildly overpriced. Ambiance was pleasant, but service this evening was from an alternative universe. Bus boy, who had to be asked repeatedly to pour water, since the waiter simply disappeared, apologized repeatedly, but seemed not to comprehend that the water glasses, once full, needed to be kept that way. The bread and roasted garlic, which is typically served on seating came about 20 minutes after we were seated, after several requests for water but before the waiter came round to take our orders. The bread, like the water, came with profuse apologies. Food was fine if uninspired.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I thought...
    QutypyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I read the reviews for this restaurant and it looked great. Classic italian food, a bar and nice atmosphere...What isn't mentioned is that this isn't so for the 21st. location...No bar, a VERY limited menu and very tight seating. We were 30 minutes early for our reservation and decided to stay anyway. Even though the place was 3/4 empty, the only available seating (30) early was outside. OK, no biggies i guess but the sun was annoying. The very nice waiter informed us that they had "run out of pasta"..run out of pasta? you just opened an hour ago?. That created a dilemma as there was only 2 fish options. I don't eat red meat or chicken.. The fish was very good, but not good enough to return, although I would like to try the other location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • golfer59
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Fuze is a little overpriced for the quality of food. The backroom is very uncomfortable, brightly lite and noisy. The front room is better but the lighting over the tables is very bright.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fuze Italian great spot in Avalon.
    Lindy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We went there two years ago when it opened, but did not go last year. Sorry we missed it last year as enjoyed our meal there this past Saturday. Food was excellent and our server was friendly and attentive. We will return again this summer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Joendawn
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    As usual the food and service was great. My wife swears the Veal scallops and shrimp dish was as good a meal as she has ever had!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.