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La Fontana Coast

600 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open Daily for Dinner 4 pm to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday until 11 pm.
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Phone number
(609) 486-6088
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bujar Daku
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10 to 100 people
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Cross street
50th Street
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Public transit
Trolley stops during summer season
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Opera Nights. Call for information.
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Special events & promotions
Thanksgiving Dinner; Valentine's Day Dinner; Polar Bear Plunge Weekend. Reopen March 22, 2012.
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 600 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBIGALfromPHILLY (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

David (Atlantic City)
5.0  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

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  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

Shorebnd (Philadelphia)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 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!

vipLaPerche (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Great Restaurant! Great service and food. Never disappoints!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Rodg (Miami)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

grexis (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

vipPleasureinSIC39 (Philadelphia)
5.0  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

eat2out (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was excellent and food was prepared perfectly

vipMadotz (Naples)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.