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La Vecchia Fontana, Avalon, NJ
La Vecchia Fontana, Avalon, NJ
La Vecchia Fontana, Avalon, NJ
La Vecchia Fontana, Avalon, NJ
La Vecchia Fontana, Avalon, NJ

La Vecchia Fontana

4.4
4.4
804 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
La Vecchia Fontana brings fine dining to the shore and is beautifully located a block from the beach in Avalon, New Jersey. La Vecchia Fontana brings a breathtaking Mediterranean style ambiance to the Jersey shore complete with an elegantly infectious Southern Italian seaside villa decor. La Vecchia Fontana prepares and serves deliciously authentic and classic Italian cuisine. Here, guests can let their hair down, relax and take a vacation from their vacation. Bring your favorite bottle of wine, an appetite for fine classic Italian food and homemade desserts to allow yourself to get swept away by us here at La Vecchia Fontana.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 967-7708
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bujar Daku
  • Catering
    You can choose from 3 menus for we can help create your own special menu
  • Private party facilities
    You can book a party for birthdays, rehearsal dinners or family reunions!!
  • Private party contact
    BUJAR DAKU: (609) 233-9660
  • Neighborhood
    Avalon
  • Cross street
    8th and First Ave
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 804 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

804 Reviews
  1. LisaQ

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Polpo is my favorite restaurant in all of cape May county. My go to place always❤️

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  2. MargueriteD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderfully, delicious dinner! Fantastic service! Will come again and again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food good service good overall experience, would go again

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Little disappointed that when I made the reservation I indicated it was for a birthday and it was never addressed.

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  5. Jackson

    Atlantic City

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love La Vecchi Fontana and have been going there for several years now. The food is excellent and the service is great. Never had a bad meal there. We highly recommend this restaurant if you love good Italian food.

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  6. MaryM

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening. The food w as delicious. The waitstaff was very attentive & we will definitely return & recommend this restaurant to our friends.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! Everything was really good! I had the lobster ravioli and the sauce was rich and creamy.

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  8. Chris

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food on the island. Specials are always unique

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  9. Ginabina

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Italian food and wonderful service. Loved the lobster ravioli.

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  10. JGF4

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great dining experience & Mario provided outstanding service!

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  11. WaltW

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    WE always have a good meal at this establishment. WE go approximately every 3 weeks. The nightly special prices are a little high but they have always been great to outstanding.

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  12. MamaLu

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the watermelon salad with feta, balsamic. The night’s special- filet mignon was perfectly cooked and tender. Would highly recommend as a date night

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  13. Bigdog

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good, but service was terrible. We had to ask what non alcoholic they had because non offered . And we weren’t even asked about seeing the dessert menu. And overall our waiter was preoccupied with doing other things and not seeing if we needed anything. The app fried Calamari was excellent with a lifer breading and some shrimp included also as the highlight.

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  14. BrianS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a party of 10 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Ordered a ton of appetizers family style and they were all great. Having been out to most of the other Italian places in Avalon this one rates hire for me. Its probably due to it being smaller sized then the other ones so they can focus more on making sure the quality is high on every dish they serve. Will be back!

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  15. samantha

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really outstanding food and service. Small. Intimate. Soft shell crab entree was delicious. So happy to have gone here

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  16. LisaQ

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mario was our server , he was excellent as always. We love La Vecchia, it’s our go to place!

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  17. Walt1

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I enjoyed a delightful meal at La Vecchia. The food was some of the best we’ve ever eaten. Prices are steep, and it’s not high on ambiance. But very authentic Italian, including all the wait staff. Definitely on our repeat list!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a 5:15 reservation and the restaurant was empty with only 2 tables filled. Despite this, our service was inattentive and slow. My daughters had the gnocchi sorrento which was excellent and they enjoyed a lot. I had the shrimp and lobster fradiavlo. The seafood was poor quality to the point I did not even eat half the lobster tail. The linguine was definitely homemade and cooked perfectly but I did not enjoy it as it was a little too fishy. And not very spicy at all. The meal was definitely mixed reviews and not worth the price. There are definitely better restaurants in this town and surrounding towns.

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  19. TedS

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Upon arrival we were greeted and seated immediately. Our waiter was over quickly and brought out beverages and appetizers to n a timely manner. Main courses took a bit longer but well worth the wait. Food and service was excellent all around.

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  20. Chris

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is consistently good. Portions are on the larger side as compared to other restaurants on the island.

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  21. FrugalFamily

    North Wales

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fair and nothing "great to say about it" Rolls were stale, Service slow.

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  22. mtfw

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We discovered this restaurant in June when we visited. The food is delicious and service was excellent.

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  23. Bill

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A shore favorite. Always good in every way. Excellent BYOB.

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  24. Tigerfan

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love La Vecchia Fontana. The service is great and the food was delicious. We had the Branzino, pasta special with lots of seafood and chick parm We are looking forward to our next visit.

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  25. WaltW

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great specials, a little pricy but very tasty, never disappoints

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  26. LindaM

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a wonderful experience. Our guests enjoyed it very much. Once again ,our waiter Mario was attentive to all our requests. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who desires a special evening.

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  27. FoodFan18

    Philadelphia

    281 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    281 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been to La Fontana Coast and LF Vecchia is just as good. The food was terrific and portions were large. The excellent veal was tender and my octopus appetizer was wonderful. One giant cannoli allowed all four at my table to have a nice sampling. The only suggestion is to get a diverse tea selection. Parking is easy and everything was so nice on a quiet Monday evening.

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  28. Nicole

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful, definitely would visit again! Hidden gem

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  29. BobR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service was spectacular. What more can you ask for?

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  30. Gdan

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved our experience at LaVecchia Fontana and will definitely return soon. Mario was our server. He was attentive, pleasant and took good care of us.

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  31. LindaM

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very good dining experience. The food was excellent. Special mention for our waiter Mario who made the meal seem even more enjoyable. Will definitely be going back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend this restaurant. Mario took very good care of us. Very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was just as amazing!

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  33. Avalon

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Food, good service but tables very close...gave you a closed in feeling

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  34. Lulu

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great! Atmosphere leaves a little to be desired but not horrible. Loved the Italian music playing. The only criticism I can make is that they charged $55.00 for their special which was orange roughy over capellini with a white wine sauce. It was delicious but way over priced. They don't tell you how much the special is going to be when they describe them so you are a bit surprised when you get the check.

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  35. MickeyO

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience

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  36. BartO

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner, great service. Very much worth the price

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first time dining here. Food was good however, waited 45 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. We waited another 60 minutes to be served. We had 2 waiters and wasn’t sure which one was the main waiter. The restaurant should consider hiring more help or not taking that many reservations to allow customers to enjoy the food and experience instead of packing many reservations and unable to manage them. Poor customer service. Not once did the waiter asked if food was good or if we needed anything. Our wine was not open for a long time since we could not get a waiter to come to our table. We end up eating too late.

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  38. joep

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service Very loud but enjoyable

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  39. DelG

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy the food - quality ingredients, great sauces. The special pasta was a dish of Sacchetti with Shrimp and Lobster in a creamy blush sauce. Really delicious! They were a little disorganized getting people seated for the reservations, but it was very busy for the 4th of July.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent! We had a party of nine and everyone had a delicious meal. Service was top notch. Only suggestion….dim the lights.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Vecchia Fontana using the Order Online button. La Vecchia Fontana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 967-7708.

La Vecchia Fontana is rated 4.4 stars by 804 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Vecchia Fontana

700 First Ave, Avalon, NJ 08202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    8th and First Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Avalon
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bujar Daku
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (609) 967-7708
  • Catering
    You can choose from 3 menus for we can help create your own special menu
  • Private party facilities
    You can book a party for birthdays, rehearsal dinners or family reunions!!
  • Private party contact
    BUJAR DAKU: (609) 233-9660
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