La Fontana Coast
La Fontana Coast

La Fontana Coast

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lafontanacoast.com/
  • Phone: 6094866088
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily for Dinner 4 pm to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday until 11 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Bujar Daku
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: 10 to 100 people
  • Entertainment: Opera Nights. Call for information.
  • Special Events: Thanksgiving Dinner; Valentine's Day Dinner; Polar Bear Plunge Weekend. Reopen March 22, 2012.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 50th Street
  • Public Transit: Trolley stops during summer season
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Fontana Coast
La Fontana Coast brings fine dining to the shore. Beautifully located a block from the beach in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, La Fontana Coast brings a wonderfully breathtaking Mediterranean style ambiance to the Jersey shore, complete with an elegantly infectious Southern Italian seaside villa decor with an amazing view of the ocean. La Fontana Coast 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 al La Fontana Coast.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
La Fontana Coast reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (76)great for outdoor dining (70)fit for foodies (55)good for groups (51)special occasion (35)romantic (20)hot spot (20)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great new restaurant for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Great new restaurant for us to visit when we visit our beach house! Sea Isle needed this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a 7:30 reservation, but
    Amy86
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Had a 7:30 reservation, but didn't eat dinner until 9:30. Noise level was deafening, could not conduct a conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a wonderful time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    We had a wonderful time and some of the best sauces we have had in a long time. I couldn't wait to have the leftovers for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy and pricey but good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    I had read the reviews that this is a noisy restaurant and can agree. It just seemed like everyone was speaking louder than normal conversational tone. My boyfriend and I went for his birthday and had a nice table by the window although I'm not sure why this restaurant claims to have nice views - we looked out on the 7Eleven across the road. The mussels were very good but the antipasto was disappointing at about $10 for 4 slices of salami, 4 pieces of mozzarella and some tomatoes, artichokes and olives. It turned out that our main courses had exactly the same sauce (marinara with capers and crabmeat). The food was good but definitely overpriced (especially the sea bass special at $31). The service was excellent, very attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bye til 2012
    KandKVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2011
    had our final dinner of 2011 at La Fontana tonight in Sea Isle. They are closing until the Spring - everything was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food was very good at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    The Food was very good at La Fontana Coast. The tables are very close and it was very noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great and I
    Luv2goout
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    Everything was great and I would highly recommend it...my only complaint is that they need to do something about the noise level..that will not deter me from returning...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was wonderful and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    The food was wonderful and we had very nice service. The restaurant is noisy and the tables are very tightly placed together so service personnel and patrons are always being bumped and service personnel are bumping into tables. We had to move our table backward to accommodate a large party and then again forward to accommodate another large party. We are glad the restaurant is busy and doing well we just wish we did not have to move our table so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner reservations for 8
    DoyleGMDVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    Dinner reservations for 8 people, 4 of which had never had dinner here before. As always, new and old guests loved everything! Nick was our waiter (AGAIN Yeah!) and was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    La Fontana is one of our favorite places to get great Italian food. You know no matter what you get it is going to be fresh and authentic. We have been to La Fontana della Citta, La Fontana de Mare and now the Coast. All have a similar feel to their restaurants but the menu is always consistent with the three locations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Southern Italian
    RSVPVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    Wonderful Southern Italian offerings. Service was super, the food delicious. We will definitely be back and are looking forward to trying the Rittenhouse Square location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable food but..
    RedWineLoverVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    There is always a wait at this new BYOB in Sea Isle, and now I know why.  Food was very good (we all ordered the specials) and the waiter was prompt and efficient. Be sure to eat INSIDE.  The one MAJOR downside was the mosquitoes.  Didnt see a mosquito at the beach all year and this place was swarming with them - to the point where half of our party inhaled their food and left.  They really need to do  something as it takes away from the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gravy or sauce was very bland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2011
    Gravy or sauce was very bland almost like it was out of a can and then on theplate?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always has great food, served
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2011
    Always has great food, served hot.Everyone seems to be having a good time.Parking can be a problem but well worth the effort.Very pleasant staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and Service are very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    Food and Service are very good, although the noise level inside when the place is crowded makes conversation very difficult, and both times I've been there, it's been crowded. Need to consider some noise suppression measures during the winter.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We found it very noisy,our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2011
    We found it very noisy,our meal was rushed as if they wanted us in and out. The best was the bread,appertizers and the Tiramisi.We were very disappointed in our meals,portions were large but not as good as other Italian restaurants we have been to.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good!
    KandKVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2011
    Very is always good, as is service. You can count on a great dinner and when the restaurant is crowded (which it usually is) it's noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even though I did not get
    DoyleGMDVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2011
    Even though I did not get to eat here because of HURRICANE IRENE! I am still giving it a great review because of my past dining experiences.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This Restaurant is awesome,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2011
    This Restaurant is awesome, great food and good times!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • as usual the food and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2011
    as usual the food and the service was great. we had guest in from poland and they throughly enjoyed their meal. boshar and his staff do a fantastic job.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good and
    antldistef
    Dined on 8/17/2011
    The food was very good and the staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So happy to finally have a
    Jersey
    Dined on 8/16/2011
    So happy to finally have a great restaurant in this location. Food is amazing and the service has been great. Each time we have gone everyone had a great entree and the apps are amazing,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good selection of Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2011
    Good selection of Italian dishes and specials. Service was poor and food took a very long time to be prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to your other
    Flower
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    I have been to your other location on various times; food was much better. I had the same dish that I have had many times at La Fonta Del Mar; their's was much better. Also, if fire marshall came in you would get fined, I'm sure. Too many people on top of one another - VERY LOUD! Thankfully you had carpet on the floor, it would have been even worse if you had tile. Need to take out some tables!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    2nd time we have been here and it once again was excellent! Very fresh food all homemade and BYOB makes it perfect for the shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Newer place. Can tell they
    jk23VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2011
    Newer place. Can tell they are still working out kinks but staff was very attentive. Very noisy and busy inside so try to eat outside if you can even though view is of street, the chairs and al fresco dining is much nicer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    Great food, great service. The only negative, we had 8:45 reservations and we were seated at 9:15. The owner was aware and sent us appetizers as we were seated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service, the one waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/21/2011
    Good service, the one waitress was working the money angle too hard! Taking advantage of this old desperate dude, because he had big bucks! Unproffessional! It's not a strip club!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good. Noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2011
    Food was very good. Noise level was very high. We could barely carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant was extremely
    2941VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2011
    This restaurant was extremely loud and you could not talk to the person across the table from you. The service was extremely poor. The food was good but not worth loosing your hearing or bad service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Save your money
    Planner
    Dined on 7/17/2011
    Where do I begin? This was the first time we had to ask for our menu's. The noise level was painful, my wife had neck surgery which affected her vocal chords, she has to speak just a little above a whisper, I had to get close to hear her. I cook so I have an idia what most dishes should taste like, what we had was below standard for the price range. For an alla carte menu you should expect better service and better fair.
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  • Great food ! Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/16/2011
    Great food ! Wonderful experience !! Will definately be back for additional visits.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was only fair. I remember
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    Food was only fair. I remember the old location as having better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we enjoyed a very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2011
    we enjoyed a very pleasant dinner at la fontana coast. thefood was great and so was the service. we had a very sweet waitress and the restof the staff was very friendly. please go and enjoy boshar's hospitality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was at LaFontana Coast in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    Was at LaFontana Coast in June and loves the octopus appetizer. Went back in July and the octopus appetizer was half the size with two stips of onions. I was craving the octopus and was disappointed by the size and contents which were very different from the first time. Funny, how restaurants change at the shore from June to July.
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  • Really enjoyed the food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/8/2011
    Really enjoyed the food and service but the noise level is ridiculously loud. The tables are very close together and there is not a waiting area therefore we were standing right next to tables that were eating dinner. It was awkward.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was a little on
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2011
    The service was a little on the slow side and the waiter was not attentive. The description of the establishment touted an ocean view. The only view I had was of a 7 Eleven across the street.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have eaten at La Fontana della
    BeachgirlVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2011
    Have eaten at La Fontana della ciita and La Fontana del Mar many times. Food at La Fontana Coast was just as delicious, The renovations done from the previous establishment were beautiful! Bujar and his wonderful staff took good care of us. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place is beyond exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2011
    This place is beyond exceptional. The food is out of this world.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great and it seemed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2011
    Food was great and it seemed like everyone working there was family. Met the chef and had some home made Lemoncello. Overall a good meal. Server was nice just too busy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic