La Fontana Del Mare

4.6
712 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
La Fontana Del Mare was first opened in 1998 by Bujar Daku, the head chef and Gani Daku. It is a landmark restaurant, only a block away in small town Strathmere (midway between Sea Isle City and Ocean City). It is a place where diners by the sea can get a splendid taste of Italian from the City of Brotherly Love in a round-about way. The restaurant offers adjusted menus for all kind of diets, therefore making the place open to everyone. We are also accessible to those with disabilities fulfilling the ADA requirements.
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GinaM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent services always...yummy!

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vipDebby
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Fontana. We started with the fried calamari, next came the salad.
I ordered the penne alla vodka and my date ordered the bronzino. They were short staffed but everyone still did a great job.

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DanielG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are always good here, I highly recommend.

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vipSteve
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Happy Valentines

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day! So good! Like always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Unfortunately the restaurant did not notify Open Table or post on social media or their website that they were offering only a pre fixe menu on NYE; disappointed I wasn’t able to order what I was looking forward to for a week on our special night. It was also so cold in the dining room my husband who is never cold was freezing and I was shivering.

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vipJackS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Both of us had veal for New Year Eve and the dinners were excellent. Veal shank and veal cutlets. Shrimp tempura was also very good. A little on top of each other inside given current Covid but restaurant tried to maintain separation. Outside patio is a great option with ample heaters overhead.

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fatguy
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

It was New Years
It was crowded and we had to wait 40 minutes for our table that we reserved. The table for 8 was really a table for 4 in size. The food was good.
And it turned out to be a nice night out.

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CharlieH
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was great! Food was delicious and generous portions

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vipIOP1
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Bettina our server was
Wonderful!!!

Thank You for a nice Birthday Celebration 🤗

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a good stop. Made outdoor dining in November very enjoyable.

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vipseaislecity
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!

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jenniferm
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed!!! yet we had a reservation. very frustrating.

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vipTandN
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun time with friends! Food was great! E was awesome server!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Room was too bright. Pretty pricey for a byob Italian place

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MeganL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Covid safe dinner with my mom here. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

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BillD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent outdoor setting. Special (veal) was fantastic and special (fish) was very tasty.

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vipJimG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic food. Great find for a shore restaurant

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vipBTortella
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably EXCELLENT Italian food time and time. We had the Caesar and meat plate to start. Dinner was the veal marsala & angle hair pasta with crab in a spicy fra diavlo gravy. Bother were perfect. We sat outside on the patio which was very pleasant where they have electric heaters which cut the chill of the autumn early evening. BRAVO!!

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vipHMPh
Atlantic City
33 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal on the porch! The heater overhead was wonderful. My only thing is that I don’t see my points on open table from the restaurant. When you read this please check into those points for booking on open table

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VanessaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Fontana is th best. Authentic Italian cuisine. The dining is always vibrant and fun! Great place for party, night out with friends or a date. Highly recommend.

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal here, and even outside they have done a great job with the set up.

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vipbforone
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our waiter Emir (sp ? )was wonderful. We have had him several times before and always great.

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vipSeashell
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious you get a very good portion for the value.
Our waiter was friendly and efficient.

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DebiS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining area. Very spacious with heaters. Food was delish....with plenty for leftovers the following night!

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

A major wait outside for dinner. Then waited a 35 minutes for a waitress to come over. There nearly 2.5 hours for dinner. Food itself wasn't bad. Very poor experience to say the least. Should have gone elsewhere after the first hour.

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vipBobs
Naples
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on a busy Saturday night and were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. Service was impeccable. Food was great although the specials were a little pricey.

Highly recommended.

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RickS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have never had a bad experience at La Fontana. One of my favorites at the shore.

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SarahM
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious every time!

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place at the beach!, outstanding food and service!

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JudyF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back! Great waitor, great food and nice atmosphere

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DonnaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food quality was amazing, and service was outstanding. Tip: We did not think to check whether they had a license to serve alcohol, so were surprised. Don’t forget to BYOB! Our waitress suggested that we could purchase a bottle of wine at Deauville. We bought a bottle of Prosecco, which was perfect for both our dinners. An excellent experience overall, we recommend La Fontana for a nice evening, and will definitely go back!

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MaxC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Rack of Lamb was overcooked and the risotto tasted like instant rice. The waitress and ambience are always good, but the food has been average lately.

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vipseaislecity
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and food!

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PhilO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were awesome. Great place to come in our vacation

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PeachPrince
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come frequently and always have a great meal. Specials are always very fresh and worth the extra price.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was prefect ,noise level was low so you could talk and enjoy your delicious meal.

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vip2funny
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation but still had to wait. I stood in line, along with 10+ other people waiting to check in. The problem was staffing. One girl, checking people in and seating people during the dinner rush. The hostess sat 5 tables in one section. The poor waitress was overwhelmed. However, she did a great job given the situation. We quickly placed our order. The food came out quickly and was very good. The pasta was cooked perfect. Everyone in my party loved their food. Kudos to the chef.

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RICHARDM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The service level was very slow plus a very long wait for our dinners.
It seemed the restaurant was understaffed.
it was our 50th wedding anniversary which we mentioned to our server and the restaurant manager-----never acknowledged with congratulations ---just nothing

Very disappointing

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sandiem
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both my husband and I really had a special dinner for our anniversary!

FAQs

La Fontana Del Mare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 263-7700.

La Fontana Del Mare is rated 4.6 stars by 712 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.