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L'Oceano Ristorante
L'Oceano Ristorante

L'Oceano Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.loceanoristorante.com/
  • Phone: (856) 833-9888
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ellias Medinas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Takeout, View
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available, please contact us for details
  • Entertainment: Located on Haddon Avenue in the heart of Collingswood. Haddon Avenue offers guest a multitude of things to do during a night out.
  • Special Events & Promotions: $35 Four Course Tasting Menu * Not offered on Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fern Street
  • Public Transit: The restaurant is accessible by public transportation.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking available. Also conveniently located minutes from the train station.
A word from L'Oceano Ristorante
A hip & chic Italian Seafood Restaurant nestled in the quaint town of historic Collingswood, NJ.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Another great meal. Fish is fresh as you can get and made perfectly.....Service top flight too."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A little pricy but the food is well worth it. The fish is so fresh because it is bought that day. One of the best meals I have had in a long time."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Try the whole fish with the Mediterranean sauce which is olive oil, garlic, and lemon. The gnocchi are soft and pillow like."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food is fantastic. No rushing you, though the speed was not too slow. Very good food quality, very fresh fish. I think that the fish selection can be a bit larger - adding two more fish would be good as well as a couple more whole fish options. Definitely check this place out."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food and service were perfect from top to bottom. The wait staff is professional and courteous while still being personable and fun to interact with. We had the grilled oysters as a starter, which we melt-in-your mouth perfect. I had the Florida pompano in a garlic sauce, my wife had the trout stuffed with eggplant and bacon; both were excellently prepared and plated. Honestly, the only possible criticism I had about the food was the bread -- DiBartolo's is right down the street, grab some baguettes from them instead of the flavorless mini loaves! It's a small restaurant with a very open floor plan, so don't expect anything intimate and you won't be disappointed by the atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Dinner was delightful with artfully prepared food served by well trained waitstaff."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our meal was delightful, from the attentive wait service to the delicious food. The stuffed fig appetizer was excellent and the fish dishes, plank salmon and stuffed trout were delicious. The service was also superb. A destination and a neighborhood gem. Don't forget the wine, like I did."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The service is thee best! The food variety is fabulous. This place is the gem of Collingswood. Food is tasty and unique. Sunday crab gray special is something you can not get at any other dinning facility. The cooks and servers put their heart and soul into pleasing their customers"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The wait staff was right on the ball, very friendly (treated you like family). The food was absolutely wonderful. I would recommend that people who wear hearing aides go during the week. The noise level was over bearing, even when 1/3rd of the people lesft."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything we had and the service was outstanding. The fig special appetizer should stay on the menu. Down side for our group was it is a tight space and a bit loud,but would return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent food, personalized service, pleasant surroundings. This is a real find in Collingswood that merits a trip across the bridge. Seafood is great and the other dishes up to the same standard."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Dined at L'Oceano for a date night with my husband. We had an excellent meal. The lobster Mac & Cheese was amazing as was the grilled romaine, the lamb chops, scallops! Everything was delicious & we'll definately be returning. This might have just been our best meal in Collingswood."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Undeniably the best restaurant in all of a Southern Jersey. If you're looking for food that is cooked to order and sends your tastes buds into overdrive, this is the place to be! Atmosphere and wait staff are five star!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We've eaten at L'Oceano twice recently and both experiences were outstanding. Personal touch, exceptional choices and preparation, and family staff. Just the right combination of neighborhood feel and excellent value. The specials and entrees are all custom items with obvious attention to detail and quality, along with the owner greeting you and walking you through the selections. The fact that it's a BYO establishment is a real plus."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Thee best food in south jersey. Service is above and beyond my expectations. Could not be better"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This was our first time here since Joe Pesce closed. Very similar menu and really enjoyable. We were more intrigued by the small plates so shared a bunch of those. The grilled oysters were outstanding and really stood out. The fettucine with beef short rib ragu was a nice surprise, really excellent. Of course the grilled Romaine with crabmeat and shrimp is always excellent. Service is always friendly and attentive. Our only complaint: the temperature, really hot, not surprising on a warm evening since they have an open kitchen."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "First visit to L'Oceano on Saturday. Great food, attentive service. Fish fresh shipped in daily. Interesting and creative specials. The four of us definitely enjoyed ourselves. Not a lot of tables so the servers were able to be responsive but not intrusive. Parking on street nearby. BYOB. You should try this place. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Chris left everything that was great about the previous restaurant intact and improved everything that needed improving. Delicious food, reasonable prices (try the tasting menu) and very good service. Fun, friendly environment. Definitely the place to eat in Collingswood. Nice job Chris and all of your staff."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary ! We both chose the tasting menu which is a 4 course meal with many options to chose from. Portions are large enough to take home leftovers! The food is fantastic but we are just as much drawn to the friendliness of all who work there. Thanks to Chris & Antonio.....as always excellent service!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "There is nothing about this place that is "special"-just a nice neighborhood spot that has a comfortable atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We went to this place for a dinner with friends. We were welcomed right away by the owner who offered us a place to sit, and opened our bottle of wine while we were waiting for a table. I thought this was an incredibly smart and kind gesture. Because we had to wait (only 20 minutes or so which wasnt a big deal) the owner gave us a free gnocchi dish. The seafood was incredible and tasted amazingly fresh. Service was kind, attentive, and friendly. We had a wonderful experience and will be going back again! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "In addition to the great items on the menu, L'Oceano always has great specials. We enjoyed the seafood spring roll this time. Mmmmmmm. Sooooo good! Also the baked Char was a different fish for us to try and it was delicious! Always like to ask for the garlic sauce on the side. It's amazing if you like garlic! If you have room for the sweets for dessert, they are always worth it. Ask for Chris when you get there. He will take good care of you and he loves to meet new people."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Everytime we go here it is an experience. Thank you to Chris and his staff. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Service is wonderful. Food is equally excellent. The daily specials are creative and very fresh! Great seafood. I had an appetizer/salad special of jumbo lump crab and avocado salad - it was outstanding. Their homemade gnocchi are phenomenal too! They are very attentive - this is a BYOB and are sure to bring fresh wine glasses if you switch to a new bottle of wine. Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Top to bottom, front to back the service was phenomenal. The food exceeded the service. Have been a few times and every time the experience is the same, fantastic. Never a disappointment."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The service and ambience was good and the food was excellent. I would recommend this clean and wonderful resturant to anyone. Keep up the good work. I will be back next month."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Me and my bf went for a late dinner, we were excited to find out about the big seafood selection. Chris and his staff made us feel right at home. Idk what a previous person was complaining about him being a smart Alec he was super nice and friendly. He had a fantastic selection we enjoyed every bite!! We are planning another dinner date soon!! Ps dessert is amazing too! 7 layer carrot cake was delish"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Very interesting little gem of a place in town. Food was well prepared and tasty. Owner was very visible and sincere. He comes across as a man who lives what does. And it shows. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I eat here a few times a month. The food is fantastic. From the staples on the menu to the always imaginative specials, it is rare to have a meal I don't absolutely love. And the owner and his staff are always fun and welcoming. Good food, good service, good company. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Spectacular service and perfectly cooked food. The dishes were creative and unique. This is a restaurant that will become our "go to" restaurant."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "First time visit for my wife and I, and we thoroughly enjoyed the freshness of the seafood, and the creativity of the dishes. We often enjoy eating at various places in collingswood, and L'Oceano will now be a definite on the list. We recommend you try the Bronzino, or the salmon...very tasty!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Went with mu girl friend as we were in the area. Tried 4 course meal and I thought it was worth every penny. Great service and food. BYOB."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "And, the service needs much better training. We saw some pretty gross things. And, the owner is quiet a smart Alec. Still, all in all, the food was very good. The restaurant is probably worth ir just for the food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Everything about the place is good from the food to the staff "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is my favorite place to dine! The food cannot be beat and I am picky. Chris and his team make you feel so at home and they know their stuff. The seafood is so fresh and the way they prepare it is divine. We are hooked on the oysters and the beet salad and my husband refuses to try anything else but the brook trout. Fennel gnocchi is "to die for" and save room for the desserts. I have had them all. The carrot cake is quite popular with my friends but my favorite is the salted caramel cheesecake. OMG! L'Oceanio's is the best!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Everyone is so friendly and the service is always fantastic . I ordered from the tasting menu which included corn and crab chowder which was light and delicious, next came gnocchi's then a fantastic salmon with almonds and a maple glaze and bread pudding for desert. My husband ordered a special which he thoroughly enjoyed. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Our first visit but definitely not the last. Unique preparations. Outstanding combination of fresh seafood dishes and Italian specialties. Goat cheese Gnocchi very light and tasty. Excellent, very attentive service. The 4 course tasting menu is a great value."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I used to dine there often when it was another name. The great news is that the food hasn't changed. It is still wonderful and service is friendly and attentive. I love that they offer appetizer portions of many dishes. I ordered three appetizers - so I was able to sample several terrific dishes. Don't pass up the lobster mac and cheese!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised at how tasty each dish was. We had the tasting menu and the long hots app was fantastic. It came to the table piping hot and full of flavor. The gnocchis were light and were in a blush sauce - they melted in your mouth. The maple glazed salmon was cooked to perfection and were accompanied well by mustard mashed potatoes. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I dined here with 3 girlfriends and we all had a great time and enjoyed everything we ate. The owner, Chris, was extremely friendly and attentive. We all ordered from the tasting menu as well as shared 3 appetizers that were specials. The apps were all delicious. As a result, we ended up boxing up a good amount from our second and third courses. Chris also sent out 2 desserts for us to share - the chocolate cake and the salted caramel cheesecake, which was to die for. So, we also had to box up the desserts that came with our meal, which were all very good as well. I highly recommend this place to anyone and I will definitely be coming back with my husband for a date night. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014