Fuze Italian - 21st Street

4.5
573 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

Fuze Italian - 21st Street is the second restaurant of Avalon’s hottest new restaurateurs, twin brothers Steve and Anthony Cozzi. For some we are a casual evening retreat for dinner after a shore-studded day, for others the romantic atmosphere in a hidden corner or a secluded booth provides the ideal place for life’s special moments.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday:5:00pm - 9:00pm,



Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 796-5543
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steve Cozzi
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Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room
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DD
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Fuze Italian - never disappointed!! I had the Veal Ala Fuze - veal was tender, sauce was awesome with a healthy topping of seafood - loved it!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is delicious. Service even AFTER season was excellent!!!

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CC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service from Luigi was outstanding! Food was the best we enjoyed all week!

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V
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

josh our waiter was very good but we had to wait about 15 minutes for water, wine and champagne glasses and about 45 minutes for bread

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RL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal on the patio. Ask to be outside if you can...especially on a nice nite! We had a terrific meal, great service, and overall a terrific night out.

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M
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place have to eat at least twice a year during the summer season. A la Fuze to every dish is fantastic!

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Unfortunately we had a very bad experience this year at Fuze. The hostess/manager , Kate, could not have been any ruder. We have always enjoyed our dinners at Fuze in the past. Our server could not have been any friendlier. She was really trying to defuse an uncomfortable situation. We were all settled and Kate decide to come back to our table and tell us to stop talking about her, which I assure you, we were not.
My husband asked her to please leave our table and she said she was the manager and could be anywhere she wanted in the restaurant. At that point, we tipped our waitress and left. What a terrible way to be treated !

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JL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious dinner. Would have liked more options for dessert

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LM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Avalon. We go several times a year and always have a good meal! Great homemade pasta. BYOB!

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JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fuze is a 'go to' spot for our family every Summer. We have a vacation home here in Avalon and Fuze is hands down, the best Italian restaurant in town.

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NB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Server was nice. Salads and appetizers were good. Entrees were not very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Today ! I am a year round resident in Avalon .
Was not impressed with Fuze !! Help was scarce !! And it was not busy !!
Food wayyyyy to expensive ! For what it was .
Arancini balls were excellent ! After that it was just Ok .
Do not order the cannolis.. not good .
Not going back !!!!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic. We couldn’t believe that our waiter was only 19. Food was great. We had a really mice dinner to end our family vacation.

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ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far My favorite restaurant in Avalon-love every thing about it! BYOB makes it perfect!

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j
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We keep coming back to Fuse Italian. It’s your basic Italian, good food in a comfortable atmosphere. The menu hasn’t changed since they opened so you know what to expect. Good Italian at a good price.

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian cuisine in a relaxed setting. A real BYOB gem on Seven Mile Island.

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C
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

They don’t use handmade pasta for an Italian place. Seemed rather strange. Food was decent nothing to write home about

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great waitress, outdoor seating is very nice. The front room is also nice but I would not like to be in the back room. The service was amazing though and the food was good, especially for the shore.

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SN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed Fuze Italian. The food was consistently good - fresh ingredients, nicely seasoned, and perfectly cooked. The fish of the day was swordfish and 2 of us had it with lemon butter sauce, one tried it with puttanesca - fish was cooked perfectly and, though different, both sauces complemented the fish. Salmon and veal Milanese were the other 2 entrees we tried and they also were cooked perfectly. Service was attentive and the tables are well spaced so our party of 5 could easily hear each other. We weren’t sure why we’d never tried Fuze Italian before but definitely plan to go back.

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JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Understand that I give an average restaurant 3 stars. Fuze was above average, but not at the 5-star level.

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M
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal always! Luigi is a wonderful server.

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E
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was terrific. Our waitress made the whole evening enjoyable. Food was good and the atmosphere was friendly

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F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner

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KW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Check your bill and your change. Not sure if it was intentional, but we paid cash and when change was returned it was short $5.00. We let our waitress know and she was very quick to correct without even looking at our bill or change we received.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

nice people. decent food.

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JM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Fuze was ordinary Italian, although the starter and salad was very good. We arrived early for our reservation. We were the first ones there. We were taken to the back room and seated next to the rest room door! We asked if we could sit elsewhere and we were given a look as if this would be a great challenge. We were moved and were told that they had to consider other reservations as if we were done a great favor. Throughout our dinner, there were at least four tables for four that were empty in the back room alone. When we walked out we saw two empty tables in the much nicer, brighter front room.

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JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about our dining experiences at Fuze Italian! I was there three times this past week and each evening, the food, service and ambience were superior! And our waitress Bridgit was very sweet and attentive! Highly recommend you try this restaurant. It won’t disappoint!

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OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My parents gave us a gift card for our anniversary. Food was delicious. Family style salad was shared by 3 people.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Fuze and dine here several times throughout the summer as it’s the best Italian restaurant in Avalon and the service is always great!!!

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K
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fuze was very accommodating. Hostess worked very hard to increase the number of people in our reservation. Service was great & fun.

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TB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The hostess was so rude rushed us out of there

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A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Great food as always. Disappointing atmosphere inside but had a pleasant time dining outside on the front porch.

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UN
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chicken parm entree and pasta bolonese were delicious! If you are in or around Avalon we highly recommend. We are going back to sample more dishes!

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FS
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table was immediately available. Service was very timely. Food was excellent.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent but our favorite part was our fantastic waiter Justin. He was calm and informative and super sweet, he checked on us often and really impressed us. Thanks again Justin!!

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n
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Waitress was great!!! But the manager barely acknowledged us. Sunday gravy is great but the shrimp scampi was awful. Calamari was also good.

I really didn’t like that there were LOTS of empty tables for two but they put another couple next to us and tables are very close. It was just weird.

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K
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We always enjoyed dining here. Last night they did not have any homemade pasta...disappointing... meatball, calamari and salad were delicious. My Sunday gravy entree was awful... sausage and beef were so over cooked and even the rigatoni out of the box was tough. Disappointed!!!

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a
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate early (5:30pm) to accomodate my parents and so they weren't very busy. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Appetizers (zucchini and arancini balls) were very good. I had had the Sunday Gravy meal and honestly it was OK not great, but everyone else at our table enjoyed their meal. They accommodated a special meal request for my husband as he is always watching calories/how food is prepared. We enjoyed the evening out.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fuze Italian is always consistent. Never been disappointed. Took the whole family, all 6 of us enjoyed every bite. Hard to find good Italian in a seasonal area.

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j
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A delicious meal at reasonable price. Excellent service

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