La Fontana Coast
The food was very good, preparedThe food was very good, prepared well. We dined there for restaurant week and they did not skimp on the portions and the selections were outstanding. This is a very good restaurant - the best in Sea Isle6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsThis BYOB has yet to falter. The service and food is excellent. It was very busy and yet the service made us feel like we were the only customers in the restaurant. We both had the evening specials and they were fantastic (Chicken Oscar with lump Crabmeat and chopped Asparagus and Lobster Ravioli with lump Crabmeat and Scallops).
We highly recommend La Fontana Coast!!!!!!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of southern Jersey ShoreConsistently the best restaurant in Cape May County.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat shore restaurant!!La Fontana Coast is a Gem at the Jersey shore in Sea Isle City. Can't wait till weather good enought to enjoy the outside dining. Everything about it was great..5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Great MealI have dined there probably 20 times. It is a perfect spot to enjoy wonderful food and it's BYOB. If they have the lobster ravioli with scallops, shrimp and crab meat - made in restaurant - PERFECT! Calamari is also amazing. There are so many great dishes on the menu go with a group so you can all order and sample many dishes.
My only complaint is that it is always super cold inside. Even in the summer I bring a jacket. Outside dining is great as long as they have fans going - to keep the bugs away. Lights inside could be more dim - as it is, it's very bright.
Go hungry - you will eat a lot of wonderful food.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWait TimeWe truly enjoy having La Fontana Coast in Sea Isle since we have also dined at La Fontana della Cita and La Fontana del Mar. We've been to each several times. This past Saturday night, we had reservations yet had to wait 50 min to be seated. Yes, we were offered an antipasto plate upon being seated. Perhaps the reservation process could be managed a little better. We did notice a group of 20 that no doubt had the place filled.
We'll still go back - however, wanted to provide that feedback.
Thanks!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the waitYou have to love the food and the service. Great dinner for 3 couples. The food makes the wait more than tolerable. We waited for about 30 mins past our reservation. The problem was not so much the wait but the foyer was overcrowded. LaFontana could have controlled it better but the customers were just rude. My advice would be to not over-book and limit the number of people waiting inside. Once seated the wait staff was wonderful offering quick service and complimentary apps. Everyone enjoyed both courses and the limoncello was the perfect finish5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWait turns into great experienceOutstanding dinner last night. We arrived at our reservation time but the table was slightly delayed. Much to our surprise and delight, the staff made a makeshift table out of a chair, opened our wine and brought a complimentary appetizer. We were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation. The meal was great, I ordered capellini positano and my wife had the salmon, we shared the special appetizer. I would rate all 5*. The service made the difference. We will definitely book a monthly reservation4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely delicious.The food was absolutely delicious. I had the pasta special which was a wide noodle pasta with seafood (shrimp, scallops, crabmeat) in a white wine and pesto sauce & my husband had linguine piscatore; both dishes were full of seafood. The noise level was very loud, especially when we first walked in, but fortunately our table was in a corner which seemed to buffer some of the noise. Our server definitely has room for improvement (she left our table in the middle of taking our order because she remembered someone else's order was up!) but to her credit, she did inform us that this was her 3rd day on the job. We overlooked it since the meal itself was wonderful.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, serviceFood was excellent, service was professional and prompt. Great byob at the shore!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Fontana CoastBy far the best restaurant in Sea Isle and possibly on the Barrier Islands; definitely the best value . Our visit on Sat May 4th was a great kickoff to our summer season at the shore . The food is wonderfully prepared with great sauces . The wait staff are polished and the atmosphere great . Energetic but perfect for all ages and food for all tastes . Prices are reasonably moderate for the quality of the dinners and BYOB is a real plus.
We will be back many times . This is our go to special place . We never need to worry when we recommend it to someone .7/28/2012 12:00:00 AM