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About 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.

5000 Landis Avenue
Sea Isle City, NJ 08234
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily for Dinner 4 pm to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday until 11 pm.

Cross Street:
50th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 486-6088

Website:
http://www.lafontanacoast.com/

Entertainment:
Opera Nights. Call for information.

Catering:
10 to 100 people

Public Transit:
Trolley stops during summer season

Executive Chef:
Bujar Daku

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Thanksgiving Dinner; Valentine's Day Dinner; Polar Bear Plunge Weekend. Reopen March 22, 2012.

La Fontana Coast Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vegan (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good and staff was informative and friendly. However they seemed very busy and the wait was longer that it should be. Do not know if someone called out or since it is out of season they didn't expect to be so busy.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Service and Food were nothing special. Thought the entrees were a little pricey with no salad or soup to accompany them. Would go somewhere else next time.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place for family or date. The food is always great. The staff is very friendly and make your time there great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

My wife and I have dined at La Fontana on numerous occasions. They serve up some of the best Italian food in the world - and we should know, having been in Italy and around the US. Always consistently good. Great service and staff. I highly recommend.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The best restaurant down the shore.The gnocchi Gorgonzola was great.Even the service was warm and friendly.Cant wait to go back

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was outstanding-OMG- I had Lobster Ravioli with the sea food and it was to die.Service was excellent and we don't rushed and we had a great time.Can not wait to go back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

After being elated to find a nice restaurant open in the off season, I was disappointed to discover that their website claim for an ocean view must have referred to one of the paintings inside of the restaurant. There was no hope of glimpsing the ocean from their location. The waiter brushed off my question about the website claim. Not a great start to experiencing the restaurant for the first time.

The specials sounded appealing. I ordered the veal one and my friend ordered a chicken dish from the standard menu. Service was attentive and not rushed allowing us to order and eat at our own pace.

The bread was cool. With so few people in the establishment, why won't management take the extra appreciated step of warming the bread? It is such a small thing to accomplish that is so appreciated by diners.

The food was just OK. To our surprise, both dishes seemed to be swimming in the same, unremarkable brown sauce. It completely overwhelmed the taste of the veal in my dish.

I have eaten at one of their other restaurants, in Avalon, and felt the food served there was far superior to my meal at their Sea Isle City location.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our Dinner at La Fontana Coast was unfortunately a little disappointing.
The restaurant was completely overbooked, so we had to wait with 15 other people for about 25 minutes until we got seated. They didn't clean any of the tables, so eventually every table around us was full with used dishes and dirty, even though the customers had left a while ago. The food was good, but also not worth the price. The ambiance was very nice, we met some nice people at the tables around us, what saved this evening! In general: good food, nice ambiance but very disappointing, chaotic organization!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great Restaurant! Great service and food. Never disappoints!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food cooked and served to perfection.
Tasty variety and wide selection.
Best restaurant at the Jersey Shore bar none.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great restaurant with excellent menu and warm atmosphere. It is a go-to for our family in Sea Isle city.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious! We started with the Caprese and Spinich Salad. Both were delicious. The salad was perfectly dressed. The Pollo Alla Franchese was amazing, so light and tender! The Vitello Milanese was very good but a bit tough. Topped off dinner with lemon sorbet with limoncello, perfect ending to a great meal. It was very crowded and very noisy. It wasn't the best place to celebrate our wedding anniversary but you could beat the terrific meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This is our 5th and 6th visit I guess. Always a great meal with great service.
I would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants at the shore. If you have not gone yet, you must put it in the list

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was excellent and food was prepared perfectly

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. We are very fortunate to have this neighborhood gem within walking distance.
You are greeted at the door like a friend and service is amazing. Ledian is the best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food!! Never ever had s bad meal. Can get very crowded.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great restaurant, food never disappoints. This one, and sister restaurant in Avalon, are 2 of our favorites. Veal Francaise in a delicious sauce this time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

This was my first time at La Fontanna and I was not disappointed! I had read and heard good reviews about this restaurant but getting a reservation during the summer season is difficult. But my wife and I happened to be vacationing in Sea Isle in September so we thought we'd make a reservation to judge for ourselves. The service was very good, the waitress was attentive and the quality/quantity of food was very good. I would recommend La Fontanna to family and friends especially in the off-season.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had reservation at 8:15pm, but we did not get table until 9pm.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a reservation for 8:15 but were not seated until 8:55. Luckily it was a beautiful night but had it been raining it would have been a major problem...there were at least 50 people waiting and all seemed to have reservations. They really need to do better with the over-booking. 10-15 minutes is acceptable but 40 minutes not good.
With that said, food was very good and service was great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent! Great food, great service. A nice surprise.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

great food and service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

La Fontana Coast is my favorite restaurant in Sea Isle. The food is always fresh and outstanding. It is a BYOB so that helps with the cost. You are never rushed.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was a rainy day and therefore overbooked for inside. Waited at least 45 minutes after our reservation.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I had the special of the day and the veal was a weird color and sadly not very good. I'm not a complainer but just sad when looking forward to a great Italian meal. Appetizer was delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. This was a great choice for dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Although the food was very good we thought the special lobster ravioli for $37.95 was over priced.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our favorite Sea Isle Restaurant. On a busy Saturday evening this
restaurant performed graciously and professionally .The service was extremely pleasant
and effortless. The Food was outstanding..Our starters of Bruschetta and Fried Calamari set the tone and the Veal Medallions piccata style was without a doubt the best Veal I have ever had and My wife loved the Bronzino served off the bone..we look forward to becoming regular visitors at La Fontana Coast.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Have eaten here often, love it every time.
We had various age groups 5-70, various appetizers, various main courses. Everything was excellent as it always is.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Party of 8, everyone enjoyed their meal, the scallop wrapped bacon was great to share and the best I have had, they had a sauce on top that made a difference. Steamers and calamari good as well. Three of us had special Grouper which we all enjoyed, others enjoyed their entrees as well. Third time I have dined there and will go back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 22, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints! Great food and service. Ledian is the best!
It is our favorite place in SI.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance, pricey too but what do you expect 3 blocks from the beach.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

La Fontana is one of the best Restaurants in south jersey! The food is consistently good and the Staff is terrific! Worth the drive to Sea Isle City!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent Food and service....have been going here since they opened.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Absolutely fabulous on all counts.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was excellent and the service was wonderful. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Delicious veal chop (on the menu), mussels for app were very good. Veal Francaise also very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Franz was our waiter and he was knowledgeable and friendly. He did a great job! We were out with friends we hadn't seen for a while and opted to sit outside. Seating was comfortable and covered. We were potentially threatened with rain that never came, but they were very accommodating and would have had room for us indoors if we had needed it. This was not the first time we ate here, and we continue to enjoy the food very much!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This restaurant, like it's sisters, is great for outdoor seating (much quieter than inside), the food is good , good pasta, veal and seafood, and especially like that it is a BYOB. Parking is a bit difficult!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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