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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Casual (11)
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Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Romantic (4)
Healthy (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Terrible service, small portions, meatball was burnt.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great menu with appetizers, share salads and good mix of mains and sauces. Try the pasta with your favorite sauce and main course. Great service all evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

very good although advertising fresh pasta...have been there twice this summer and both times they 'HAD JUST RUN OUT OF THE FRESH PASTA"...Saturday night at 7pm???? HMMMMM...thinking there is NO fresh pasta.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were there twice this month! Consistently excellent meals and service! Alla Fuze options - mine with veal, husband's with salmon - include shrimp, scallops, and lump crab in lemon butter sauce and are to die for! Great place to bring friends and family to this neighborhood BYOB. Only wish they were open year round in this shore town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very disappointed in the limited menu and our meal ... so many better Italian choices in the area. It wasn't terrible but we wouldn't go back. We will stick to our incredible choices in Sea Isle

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Celebrated my birthday while down in Avalon, NJ. Enjoyed the fine food and the service plus, a much better value than the Princeton just across the street.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service and ambiance were fine but food preparation was only fair maybe worse.

Sorry but we were disappointed.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Disappointed with the Shrimps scampi. Bland, little garlic flavor, tasteless sauce. Overpriced for my entree. Addl charge for side of pasta with Veal Marsala.
Bridget was a great waitress, busperson was attentive but not intrusive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This is one of our 'go to' places in Avalon. The food is consistently delicious and the staff is wonderful!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent service and food. Enjoy this restaurant every time we are in Avalon

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Wow, what a perfect end to a great summer!! Atmosphere, food, service - ALWAYS top notch! The owner, Richard shared his wine passion by sharing a special Pinot Noir with us! What a perfect host👌👌👌👌. My husband and I have been coming here since opening and will continue to be a faithful patron. THX!😊
Cynthia & Michael Fisher Avalon, NJ

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This was our third visit and the absolute best. Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Highly recommend a visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

met the owner and wife at golden inn bar. mentioned it was my 10 year anniversary that day and were eating out. he said i should check out Fuze. Set us up at a great table outside and gave us a bottle of their very own Pinot Noir. All that aside, food was all star. Meatball app was as they described. Delicious. we had Bolognese and Veal as entrees. Both were full of flavor and wonderful. Tiramasu capped off our evening, perfectly prepared and ate every bite.

Definitely highly recommend for italian food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Two of our party ordered veal dishes which were red inside. Sent them back & they were returned still red. On the third time they got it right. In addition to finally eating 20 minutes after our guests were done, one of the veal items got smaller in size each time it came back. My veal parmigiana, which I often order here was incredibly small.

Food runners assisted us. Our server seemed to avoid us for fear of incurring our anger, which never happened.

Overall, a very disappointing evening.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The food was amazing,I enjoyed the veal alba fuze which was out of this world! My husband had the veal parm and he thought it was delicious! This was not our first time here and we will absolutely be going back. Can't go wrong!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We have always enjoyed the food at Fuze and have recommended the restaurant to many of our friends. In years past we frequented Fuze much more than this season strictly due to the behavior of the new manager. Never in all of our years of dining have we been treated so rudely. We can't dine somewhere and be treated in such a disrespectful manner. It's a shame because everyone else that works there are professionals. Because of Kate, even though the food is very fresh, we will not return. Hoping next season Fuze will be back on track.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food, great service, and one of the owners Richard came and talked to us. Very attentive all around. We love this BYOB

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good food as always. Requested outside table, arrived on time and spotted a table for 2 outside. Informed table for later reservation, although I was there on time. Left an hour later and table still empty ....
Should be more accommodating and stop misleading customers. Could lose business.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Had a wonderful meal
I ordered the eggplant rollatini and flounder a la fuse
I never order flounder..boring right? WRONG! ...can't wait to go back and order it again
Eggplant one of the best ever
I will order the exact same next time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always a wonderful meal but felt very rushed this time for no reason as there were plenty of open tables. Bread was cold as was the roasted garlic

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Have recommended Fuze to several couples.
All gave it high ratings.
Our experience is First Class in all respects.
Best place in town! !!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Consistent fine dining, very nice staff, attentive and knowledgeable, BYOB.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had wonderful homemade pasta with our choice of sauce. You can't be there I talion food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

First time dining there and thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. A little noisy, but a few large groups may have been the cause of that. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have been dining here all summer and Fuze Italian is hands down the best restaurant in the area. Bread with roasted garlic was sinfully good, esp the olive oil infusion. Zucchini fritti was to die for: crispy, thin, delicate, and seasoned beautifully. Eggplant rollatini had a succulent sweet and tangy cheese filling that was truly amazing. Their meatballs are soooooo tender and delicious. Swordfish - it was perfect topped with crab, shrimp and scallops. Not rubbery at all. Steve Cozzi once again has shown himself to be an innovative and amazing executive chef! Plus everyone is very nice! It's a must dine place.
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Average to solid Italian fare. Insanely expensive when you tally it all up. $30-40 chicken and veal entrees with no sides. My veal and eggplant dish had 2 small pieces of veal topped with 2 thin slices of eggplant and cost $32. Not even a small bit of pasta with it. 2 meatballs on the side of $23 ravioli are an additional $14. They were already high but just raised their prices again recently. Online menu did not have the new pricing. Again, average to solid but Nothing special, so not worth the prices. Expensive even by Avalon standards! Plenty of better places in Avalon and Stone Harbor.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

PREVIOUS VISITS HAD BEEN OK .THIS ONE WAS NOT . VERY NOISY GROUP AT NEXT TABLE .
2 ORDERS OF SHRIMP SCAMPI WERE VERY BLAND AND NO SEASONING WAS ON THE TABLE OR OFFERED . ALTHOUGH OUR SERVER WAS PLEASANT AND INFORMATIVE , HE AND THE OTHER SERVERS WERE OBVIOUSLY OVER BOOKED

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food got half of the people sick from the seafood. Took 30 minutes for the waitress to even come to our table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Amazing food!! Wonderful service!! We absolutely recommend this place to anyone! We can't wait to go back!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Took my 81 year old mom to dinner and we were asked to leave by the hostess because they needed our table! This has never happened to me before. Shocked. As we packed up to leave the owner of Fuze came over to our table and started berating us. It was horrifying and the diners around us were speechless. I have never been treated so rudely. I do want to say our server Julie was fantastic and our night was wonderful until this happened. Needless to say we will never dine at Fuze again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Enjoyed our meal but felt $10 for spumoni ice cream a bit high. We did not see a desseert menu and had no idea it would cost $20 for two ice creams. Also $13 for fried zucchini slices very high for this time of year. Chicken parm very good, Caesar salad a good value.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was very good and the service was excellent. Our waitress was both knowledgeable and kind. Would definitely go back

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food is sub par and unless you get to eat outside it's noisy. One of the waitresses we talked with was very sweet but ours acted like she was being bothered to take our order. It was very busy, which probably contributed to that. Still, I wouldn't be in any rush to go back, especially for what we paid.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We were really looking forward to our dining experience at Fuze Italian but we were disappointed on so many levels. We had later reservations and we were initially seated in a fairly empty dining room beside the swinging kitchen door. I had to ask to be moved to a more suitable table . Why? The menu is very basic/not creative, prices too high ,and the quality of the food is average. In addition, our server seemed like he really did not want to be there. Overall, I do not recommend dining at Fuze.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We love Italian food and have been wanting to try Fuze for quite a while. It was worth the wait. The food was delicious and the service was great. We would definitely like to return to Fuze for another meal!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent food. Every time. Good service. Can't go wrong.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

As usual, we had a great dining experience. Our server, Mandy, was very knowledgeable about the menu and offered advise on some of our selections. I had the Halibut special, and it was excellent. Others in the group ordered the clams and pasta, one had the flounder Francais, and someone had the homemade pasta special. Everyone enjoyed their selections, and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

The best Italian food I've ever eaten. Flavors are amazing and worth the high prices. Servers are so attentive and professional, even cleaned the crumbs off of our table in between courses. I HIGHLY recommend the meatball appetizer. I come back every year just for the meatball. I had the ravioli and boyfriend had the fruitti da mare and both were absolutely incredible. Dessert is amazing too. Restaurant is so quiet and romantic and tastefully decorated. Perfect for a special date night. Favorite restaurant I've ever eaten at for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Delicious! Portions were generous for area competitors.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

For those looking for quality Italian food and great service, this is the place on seven mile island. Have been going to Fuze Italian for years and have never had a sub par experience.

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