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La Vecchia Fontana
La Vecchia Fontana

La Vecchia Fontana Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lavecchiafontana.net
  • Phone: (609) 967-7708
  • Hours of Operation: Serving dinner daily at 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Bujar Daku
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th and First Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from La Vecchia Fontana
La Vecchia Fontana brings fine dining to the shore. Beautifully located a block from the beach in Avalon, New Jersey, La Vecchia Fontana brings a breathtaking Mediterranean style ambiance to the Jersey shore, complete with an elegantly infectious Southern Italian seaside villa decor. La Vecchia Fontana prepares deliciously authentic and classic Italian cuisine served with charm and smile, where guests can let their hair down, relax and take a vacation from their vacation. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and an appetite for classic fine Italian food and homemade desserts and get swept away at La Vecchia Fontana. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Hidden Gem in Condo Complex in Avalon! Travel 45 minutes to have their pasta specials. Heard they own two others restaurants in the nearby towns. Highly recommend this restaurant to All!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "... we had to wait almost a half hour beyond our reservation time to be seated. This could be a problem "in season"."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a pleasant meal at the Avalon NJ location of this Italian byob. The food was better than our last meal at their Philadelphia location. The dining room is pleasant and not beachy which is nice. Problem is prices are very high given the food that is served. Had a spinach gnocchi special with shrimp and scallops but at $36,00 not worth it. There were not that many shrimp or scallops. It is still pasta! Octopus appetizer was good and priced ok but still at the high end. The prices overall are higher than Phila location. Understand that Avalon is a market where you can command those prices but at those prices we will not frequent it often even though we own a home in Avalon and are there on weekends and other times throughout the year."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "In typical Avalon fashion, the food was mediocre at best, completely average, but the prices are exorbitant. Our 2 salads came to #30! The entree prices are usuall for Avalon but the quality was simply average."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Have dined here on several occasions. Went last weekend because only Italian that was open in the off season. Ordered the special pasta which was outstanding, but disappointed when got the check and was charged $37 for a pasta dish. Even Il Mulino in New York City does not charge that much for pasta. I guess I should start asking the price of specials which I never do. Did have an enjoyable night as the place was quite lively. Wait staff seemed a little overwhelmed."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "This is a very popular restaurant with the older, upscale crowd. Tucked away in a corner of Avalon that you would not see unless you know its there, the dining room is attractive, but not large. It fills easily on a weekend nite, with dressy casual diners. Everyone in our party of 4 much enjoyed their food. The Italian offerings are diverse. My traditional veal parm was perfectly prepared, and the side pasta was al dente and hot. Excellent service. I'm always concerned when the waiter doesn't write out the order, but it all came exactly as requested. The only negative would be a high noise level. Its pricey also, but that's always ok when the food and experience is worth it, as this is. Looking forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "on the plus side - the food here is very good - in fact, some of their sauces and soups are outstanding; also, the servers are always pleasant and very attentive considering that it gets very crowded in the evenings on weekends. on the negative side - the prices here are very high - even for Avalon, which we always expect to be higher than similar restaurants in the city"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Great food! Probably the best Italian at the beach. You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Excellent food and fabulous service were reigning at this restaurant. A few items were sent out to our table, complements of the chef, including a delicious antipasto plate. Even though LaVecchia is BYOB, we were served a delicious, refreshing after-dinner drink. While there were noise-absorbing tiles on the ceiling, it was still noisy due to two large groups surrounding our table. I think the Fontana group has opened another WINNER."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "Good menu and some great specials. Very pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/15/2013