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About Fuze Italian - 21st Street

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.

2109 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday:5:00pm - 9:00pm,



Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 796-5543

Website:
http://www.fuzeitalian.com/HOME.html

Executive Chef:
Steve Cozzi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room

Fuze Italian - 21st Street Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Casual (18)
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Good for Groups (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Authentic (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Seasonal (11)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Romantic (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Fun (3)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Always a wonderful meal, great service and a fun time at Fuze!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Italian dishes we all know done exceptionally well! BYOB

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

the food was delicious, everyone enjoyed their meals. will definitely be back next year for our annual girls trip.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Hana I did the hostess was exceptional and Amanda a waitress Was Great whole dinner was spectacular and we're coming this coming Friday for dinner with eight people

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great place. Great food. FUZE is always a good idea. Their staff is marvelous!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Enjoyed dinner so much we are returning on Saturday Night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great spot. Amazing red sauce, and the a la fuze option is a great addition to any entree especially salmon. It's a byob so even though some prices are on the high side, it's still a value. Get the meatball - trust. And the Caesar salad which serves 4. And of course the tira misu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Reservations for two of us. When we arrived the hostess attempted to seat us at the worst table (by wall and kitchen door) in a virtually empty restaurant. I asked to be seated elsewhere and she seemed annoyed and said she would have to check. We ended up eating outside and got to hear the Thursday night band playing in town. Our food was very good and our server was lovely but when we left the restaurant and looked in, it was still empty. You have a reservation and restaurant is empty you should get the best seat in the house! Food good but lacks ambiance and needs tutorial at hostess desk.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

My husband and I make a point of visiting Fuse Italian every summer. It never disappoints. The food is always very good and the service is friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Customer service was excellent. We felt bad for the waitress- she had to deliver the news that there was no fresh pasta, which is what Fuze is known for. Our lovely waitress also had to deliver the bad news ... there really are no seafood dishes available either. I was disappointed ... in the past Fuze was 5 star. Our Uber driver commented these same dinner things happened to him 2 weeks prior. Bummer!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2017

They didn't have at least four or five items of the menu.
The food wasn't great overall and was overprice

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We had a great experience at Fuze. Brandon was a great waiter that was very informative & professional. I enjoyed his recommendations. We enjoyed the dinner & service for our anniversary so much we had our parents go once we arrived home. My wife & I look forward to more dinner dates at Fuze while on the island.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 16, 2017

New chef from last year's chef .food was blah.This was our favorite restaurant but we will never go back again.
Service and the matre'd were very poor.
Never came back to offer more coffee.After waiting 20 minutes we had to flag down a busboy to take our check to be paid.Last years Fuze Italia was outstanding.The other Fuze closed up and moved their chef and staff to Fuze Italia.
Now we know why they closed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food. They ran out of arugula. I joked about going out to the local acme and grabbing some. They did! That's some good service. I'd go back again.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Food and service was excellent. My only comment would be that we sat down at 6:30pm and were finished at 7:05pm. My thought was, gee we could have gone to McDonalds. But, that won't stop me from going back. I like it very much.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 9, 2017

This is a decent red sauce Italian byob. The special beet salad was very good. Eggplant parm extremely generous portion but red sauce is too salty. Good service.
Ask about prices of specials or you'll be shocked by a $49 veal chop parm !
My biggest problem with this place is that back room with the horrible lighting. All the tables for two are against one wall with this awful overhead lighting. I should have asked for a different table because it wasn't even crowded on a weekend night ( a bad sign!)
Ask to sit in front room only or outside. Probably one and done with this place.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Awesome
Great waitress
Consistent food
Love it

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

i ordered flounder asked for it to be served ala fuze and over pasta. Ala fuze is the addition of two small to medium sized shrimp and scallops and two ounces of crab meat. Meal cost $45 a bit pricy for flounder, though the flounder was nicely prepared.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Excellent. Food was great and Beca was terrific.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Okay spot, but not great. Salmon for instance is not wild sockeye which you come to expect in nicer Avalon spots. Our waitress was very pleasant, but we all thought spread too thin with her workload. Try it though. You may go on a better, slower night.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Amazing food & it was super fast, which is great when you have kids with you!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Never fails to impress. Delicious food , good service, and great menu options and specials.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Our dinner was great--fresh, tasty food--and the service very good. The only thing lacking is the interior, which needs to be updated and modernized.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food...excellent! Service...outstanding! Experience...memorable!

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Always a good meal. Parmigian is terrific. Staff is friendly. We go there once a week when in Avalon.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food is great!!!! This place is also a BYOB. Which is nice.
Staff was friendly.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Our server was fantastic - she was very attentive and guided us to some of the best things on the menu! Wonderful house-made fettuccini and the "A la Fuze" sauce / seafood was awesome. It was a gorgeous night for outdoor dining and the patio was comfortable. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

the meal on friday night was excellent ! i come often but you guys hit it out of the park this week. hope it continues throughout rest of season

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great all-around experience!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 22, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. Very popular among vacationers and locals alike.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Last minute date night for the two of us. Food was delicious but very long wait for it. Took quite a while for someone to take our order after we were seated. Our main course took well over an hour to get once we ordered. No one apologized for the wait. Our waitress was complaining about another table to us which was a turnoff. This was our first time here. We dine out quite a lot and wouldn't return here based on service. It's a shame because the food was really quite delicious.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Went for my husband's birthday, Thurs 6/23. I had 6 guests in my party, including 3 brawny gentlemen. We had to switch our table, the banquette area can't accommodate 3 brawny gents and their SO's.
Hostess - Not pleasant nor able to handle the crowd professionally, she never even welcomed us, smiled or offered any pleasantries. No server had been assigned to our newly located table! Waited 20 minutes, then whet up and asked the hostess where are server was...again, she gave me a very annoying look. In the mean time, we had wine that needed to be opened and we needed water & ice.
Service - expected better trained runners, bussers and servers. No shared plates given, had to ask, no silverware after they cleared appy course, had to ask, no follow up after courses were served..."how is everything", "Can I get you anything".....our server was MIA.
Food - Average Italian fare, I expected better. Menu is dated and choices are limited. Veal cutlet was thick and tough. Needed more pounding.
Prices were average for this type of restaurant.
Advice - MANAGERS train your staff.
I would go again to see if any improvements have been made.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We love Fuze for a dinner with family and friends! The food is fabulous. Don't miss the Sunday gravy or the homemade pasta (although we were disappointed they didn't have homemade pasta at our last visit). The service is friendly and you never feel rushed. Be sure to make a reservation.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Our favorite place. The food is great and the service is perfect as always.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great time and the wait staff is wonderful.
Good value .

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 16, 2017

A warm welcome and attentive service are two important qualities of a great restaurant. Fuze Italian has both. The menu offered value as well as variety. The food in a word, excellent. Clean plates all around. Try the family style Ceaser salad. The creamy dressing has hints of lemon and anchovy and is sure to satisfy. Another nice touch was the inclusion of a roasted garlic blossom with the fresh from the hearth bread. Our party had various dishes, all were serves piping hot. Hint: Top off your entrée with the "ala Fuze", well worth the upcharge.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Good food--good service-/good experience-accommodating staff

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I have been to FUZE before. Always enjoyed my meal. Great spot - a happening place. Our server was esp attentive. Fun evening with good friends

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Taste was mediocre The veal was tough
The asparagus was delicious. No children's menu
I wouldn't recommend just because for the quality of the food it was very expensive

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

1st night of Restaurant Week and the staff was not trained or ready. Our waiter was assisted by bus staff that did not know much about serving at all. We had to ask for flatware as well as typical necessary condiments for the dishes we ordered -- fresh ground pepper, hot pepper flakes, grated cheese. We asked them to take their time bringing our appetizers, which arrived quite soon after our request. They ended up bringing our neighboring table's order to us -- we each ordered the calamari appetizer but they also ordered a salad. We sent the salad back and kept the calamari. It was then discovered that we received their order. The calamari was overly breaded and too salty. I ordered Frutti de Mare, which was quite bland.

Be forewarned that everything is a la carte - you select the "protein" and then add what you want as sides. There aren't that many sides to select from. I find this kind of menu to be a lazy way of presenting a chef's work. The price of our meal was just under $100 for 2 people and a big disappointment. They will have to change the menu presentation and have a well-trained staff for us to return to this restaurant.

By the way, our waiter mentioned the demands of Restaurant Week on the restaurant and staff, however, this was a Thursday night in early June and the restaurant was barely half full. If they were not ready for this planned event, I definitely would not go there during the busy summer season.

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