Worth the wait
You 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 finish
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Great Meal
I 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.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great 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 AM
Best of southern Jersey Shore
Consistently the best restaurant in Cape May County.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This 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 AM
The food was very good, prepared
The 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 Isle
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were promptly seated when we arrived and . The food was delicious and the service was good. Portions were very large. I will definitely dine her again.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time here and it was even better than we remembered. The portions are generous and the food is excellent. The wait staff was very personable. We forgot to bring a bottle of wine this time and they even gave us a complimentary glass with our meal. We will definitely come back here every year when we are down the shore on vacation.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Night
La Fontana was recommended to us, and it didn't disappoint. The food was excellent and the service attentive. It is a BYO place, which we liked. The place is a little formal for a beach place in Sea Isle (white table cloths, etc), and the windows look out on an abandoned business. But don't let that stop you from going here! The food is worth every bite, right down to the homemade Tiramasu (the best we've had). This place is Sea Isle's dining gem.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service outstanding!
Never disappointed at this Sea Isle gem.Seafood is always fresh and cooked perfectly.Erin is an attentive waitress and did a great job.The chef will leave the kitchen so you can personally tell him your likes or dislikes.We continue to return and this is our #1 dining spot in Sea Isle City.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Year after year, meal after meal La Fontana Coast is my favorite restaurant. Always delicious, always good service and will always recommend to friends and family!! Cannot wait to eat dinner here again next week.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Sea Isle
Great food - get's noisy inside - but food is worth it. Go with a big group and just add to the noise!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant continues
This restaurant continues to impress. The food and service was excellent! The wait staff is very attentive.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hooked on this place
I could eat here every night. We spend our summer in Sea Isle, and our family is so happy to have this great Italian restaurant so close. The Caesar salad is delicious...just the right amount of anchovy flavor. I love their red sauce, so I normally order the penne vodka...pasta cooked perfectly....too many places over cook the pasta, but these people do it just right. Their eggplant Parmesan is equally delicious. My husband prefers seafood dishes, and he has tried most on the menu and has enjoyed them all. Highly recommend this place. Really glad they're here in Sea Isle.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot in SIC
My current favorite restaurant "down the shore"! Always great- have been there multiple times and is always a winner!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I have gone to LaFontana Coast many times now and have never been disappointed. We have a couple of picky eaters in our group, who are not easy to please. They absolutely love this restaurant. The menu is varied enough to please everyone. The food itself is very well prepared.....my mouth is watering just thinking about it. The service is fabulous....very attentive but not bothersome. Hands down the best restaurant in Sea Isle.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Since we had never been to Sea Isle before we were a little surprised to find the town over run with 20-somethings. We decided to head home and find dinner along the way. Before we headed home we stopped at a liquor store to grab a bottle of wine since we hoped to find a BYO on our way. The gentleman behind the counter sympathized with our dilemma and told us to try La Fontana on the edge of town, he guaranteed we wouldn't be disappointed and he was right. It was away from the crowds but not too far off the path. The food was fantastic, I don't thing I've ever had better gnocchi. Our server, was so sweet and very knowledgeable about the menu. The outdoor seating was perfect for a summer night. I'm glad we stayed after all.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sea Isle Gem
This is a great place in Sea Isle. Have been there a couple of times and it never disappoints. Great service, food, and atmosphere.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific Italian Fare in Sea Isle
This restaurant is a gem! Great food and great service. We went twice during our vacation - once by ourselves and once with friends. Exceptional service by Jackie and Ashley. Very knowledgeable, conscientious, and friendly. I would hire them in a minute if I had a business. The host was also very involved with the customers, checking on the patrons throughout the evening. Enough to be appreciated but not too much to be a pain. You can tell that the owners of this place do a great job in every aspect of things. We will definitely be back!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and friends had a wonderful dining experience. We added 3 extra people to our reservation at the last minute and the restaurant was very pleasant, and accommodating. The food was delicious and service was good. The waitress was pleasant when we asked her to take a picture of our group, despite how busy she was. Would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a busy restaurant at the
For a busy restaurant at the shore , we were seated the minute we walked in with a 7:00 reservation. Service was outstanding , food was delicious and prices were reasonable.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maybe the best food in the
Maybe the best food in the area. Absolutely delish. Had a reservation, but still had to wait. It was extremely busy. If you don't like noise, don't go here.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Sea Isle and BYOB
Another very good meal at La Fontana Coast. Two people had the seafood special, several ordered off the menu and I had the Ossu Bucco special. Every meal was delicious and the service was very good. It wont be a cheap meal, but you get what you pay for - delicious food served piping hot.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service were terrific. Staff was knowledgeable and pleasant. Veal Osso Bucca was awesome. Great to see chef walking around and talking!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was perfect! Great food, wonderful service. We'll go back again.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing and the portions are generous. It was a nice relaxing atmosphere despite the restaurant having new customers coming in every 5 minutes. We weren't rushed and the server Jacky was attentive but not pushy.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific and authentic Italian food
We met some friends halfway from our respective shore towns there for dinner this week and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. While the selections are similar to most Italian restaurants, everything was delicious and extremely fresh. The octopus on the menu was a treat. We will definitely be back.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
LaFontana is always a great
LaFontana is always a great meal. The outdoor dining area is excellent! the inside is usually very noisy and sometimes there are to many tables that you start to feel like your eating with the table next to you. However, the food makes up for all that.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprisingly great food
Tables are crowded too closely together, inside and out serving large numbers of diners, straining the friendly and overworked staff. All was forgiven when the entrees arrived, ample amounts and delicious. Everyone in our group of six loved their dinner and we will be returning in the next few days.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I were looking for a fairly nice place in Sea Isle for dinner on a Friday night. I had looked at a bunch of menus online and this one really stood out. We shared two appetizers, the mussels in red and Eggplant Involtini. There were about 5 specials to choose from and we decided to share the fig stuffed sacchette pasta entree. It was delicious. They finished our meal with complimentary Mellon-Cello. Fantastic food and dining experience and BYO is a bonus!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Fontana Coast is great
We preferred this location over La Fontana Del Mare in Strathmere. We had a delicious meal a few days previous to this visit at La Fontane Del Mare and the pasts of the day (small purses of gorgonzola and figs with shrimp and homemade sauce) was outstanding. The other meals were very good too but La Fontana Coast had great Osso Bucco, chicken Parmesan and mushroom risotto. They also started with bread and a complimentary delicious antipasta. If we hand to pick one of the two, and they are both good choices, it would be La Fontana Coast.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place! Never been
Loved this place! Never been here before this year, and we have spent many summers in Avalon.
Food is great, many choices on the menu, friendly service, moderately priced, and the table always ready at reservation time.
We went twice in one week and have been recommending it to our friends.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out!
We really enjoyed everything about La Fontana Coast. We only had a short wait for our party of 7. The servers were knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious from our appetizers to the dessert. The noise level was a bit high but we were all happy to be out, so it did not really bother us. We will definitely return when we are back in town next summer!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved everything about Coast
Loved everything about Coast , from the greeting from the Host to his and the Chef thanking us and shaking our hands as we departed !!! We were started off with a complimentary Antipasta from our Host !! The special fig app was unreal and the veal entree special was like butter !! My date had the pasta special which had lump crabmeat , scallops , and shrimp .... Awesome !!! Our server Barbara was knowledgable about the menu and made the correct suggestions .... And she was very courteous as well always smiling !!
In a nutshell we loved our fine dining experience and can't wait to return !!!
They have a smooth and classy operation going on here !!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at this beach restaurant, we went thinking it would be slow now that it is after Labor Day- WOW were we wrong!!! The place was packed! Luckily we had our open table reservation! We were seated fairly quickly, food and service excellent. We will be back here for sure. BYOB is always a great way to go!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mussels I've ever had!
This is my new favorite Italian restaurant. They season delightfully not overwhelmingly. Flavors in the mussels with white wine were so delicious I had to sop up the sauce with the fresh crusty bread they serve. Gnocchi with Gorgonzola is rich but fresh as well. Everyone at the table was super satisfied! The complimentary Meloncello was a cool variation on Lemoncello and a great treat.
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
La Fontana Coast
Really fast service...it was very crowded, but we were seated right away and given complimentary antipasti. Staff was very friendly and attentive. We each had a different entree (there were 4 of us) and we tried each one. They were all delicious! And not too expensive. We would definitely go back. Have eaten at all 3 La Fontanas (Avalon, Sea Isle and Strathmere) and they are all really good!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful dining experience
La Fontprepared foodana continues to impress with consistently wonderfully prepaped food.
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sea Isle gem
Service was professional, courteous and attentive. Dining experience was most enjoyable. Cuisine superb
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over all great place for dinner.
Over all great place for dinner. A Sea Isle stand out. My wife and I eat here often and always have a wonderful experience.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went with a group of 8 and everyone thought their meals were fabulous. The veal was extremely tender and plentiful
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the wait!
Saturday night - always a bit crazy - however it was WORTH the wait - food was outstanding!
Hat's off to host - he kept his cool amid the craziness.
Had 7 guests and every agreed it was absolutely delicious.
I only wish they were open year round!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great shore dining
Great food, good service and friendly! What else is there!!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner is always delicious at LaFontana Coast. The hosts and servers are all top-notch. My husband had one of the specials on Saturday night. The meat was tender and well seasoned and the pasta was cooked to perfection. My large salad was crisp, cold and fresh.
The LaFontana Coast dining room is beautiful, but, despite the carpet and ceiling tiles, it is sometimes noisy. In the warm weather, diners can eat outdoors. We have eaten there with groups and they always manage to serve excellent food to everyone at the table. The Coast in one of our favorite spots.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently excellent meals and pleasant and attentive service. A tad noisy sometimes, but that's not a deterent. Top drawer.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food... as always!
Great dining experience and delicious food as all of the "Fontana" restaurants are...we truly enjoy everything about these establishments.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent specials, enthusiastic
Excellent specials, enthusiastic service. We hadn't been there since before the storm but they have recovered nicely.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful meal with
We had a wonderful meal with good friends on Friday night. The service is excellent and the food is too, especially the appetizers. We all enjoyed sharing the three appetizers we ordered. The only downside for the evening was that the room we dined in was cold. Next time I will bring a warmer jacket.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This BYOB has become our favorite restaurant in the Cape May/Atlantic County area. The only negative is that it will be closed in January. The staff is attentive and cheerful, food fresh and delicately flavored, the seats are far enough apart that you can hear each other speak and the complimenatary homemade Lemoncello is the icing on the meal. Yum.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic Evening for Two
My boyfriend took me to La Fontana Coast for dinner. The food was absolutely delicious and the portions were generous! The ambience was beautiful and elegant as it was decorated for the holidays. The staff was top-notch and very friendly. We were given complimentary homemade Limoncello with our desserts which we enjoyed very much! La Fontana Coast was an excellent choice my boyfriend made for our romantic evening! We will definitely be coming back here to dine and also recommend this restaurant to our family and friends!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM