La Vecchia Fontana

4.5
630 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 630 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Arrived on time for 730 reservation. Hostess ( who was also acting as server)finally came out to lobby at 740 and said “ who’s next”? To the now 10 people in lobby. We were finally seated at 810 pm, and our server and the food were good.

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vipSeashoreDiamonds
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was great. We throughly enjoyed the wonderful dining experience. Sorry that they’re now closed for the season but look forward to returning in Spring upon reopening.

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vipTerriY
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner.

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very creative menu with authentic Italian flare. The service was attentive and available. The atmosphere was ok since it is off a condo lobby. All meals ordered were made with fresh ingredients and the presentation good. It is BYOB so be prepared. The liquors store is only 1 block away. The deserts were excellent and unique.

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vipRick
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Reservations don’t mean anything here. It’s basically first come first serve!

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RayD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only complaint was that the coffee with dessert was cold. Meal and service were otherwise fabulous.

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vipMaryAnnW
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extraordinary! Raquel provided exceptional service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very few people there. Very quiet and intimate dinner for our 46 th Anniversary. Meals were delicious, Salmon and crab risotto, and Veal Piccata. Service was excellent. A great experience.

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vipKenzo
Atlantic City
44 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We made an open table reservation for 7:00 pm, but weren’t seated inside (per our reservation request) until 7:40 pm. There didn’t appear to be enough help to service the customers and as a result the waiter didn’t take our order u til after 8:00 pm. Those reservations who did not elect to dine indoors I felt were in a very unenviable position sine the outdoor temperature was hovering around 60 degrees and there were no outdoor heaters or lighting around the tables. The food was solid italian fare with excellent menu options. The portions were sized properly for people to consume all of the food they were served. There are a lot of Italian restaurants on the Jersey shore and several that provide more ambience and better value for the dining dollar. Therefore, it is unlikely I will return anytime soon.

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vipDoll
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was good, the service could have been better. Waiter was not attentive to r table

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vipMickeyC
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had to wait a long time after reservation. Had special burrata salad and special entree and neither was that great or worth the cost. Other entree was good.

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PSUmom
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great dinner within covid restrictions.

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JohnD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We opted to eat at one of the tables in the parking lot, which does not help the ambiance. However, the food was excellent and the service is great. Highly recommended.

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vipRick
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

While the food is good and we’ve been coming for years, it’s a free for all in terms of seating. They don’t use the reservation system so you have to basically jockey for your table. Horrible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely great place to go at the shore!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very unorganized. Food was average.

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vipSakki
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food! Great night for outside dining

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barbarah
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we ate inside....one of only 3 tables.... perfect for social distancing...
food was delicious... well done

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was great and well spaced. Food was delicious and came out in timely manner. We had a bit of chicken, veal and pasta and it was all delicious.

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RayC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was probably one of the worst restaurant experiences I have had. The service was slow and and there was no follow-up by the waitress. While the food was OK, it did not fit the price tag charged. There was no value. My partner ordered the special and while it sounded good, the end result was far from expectations. There seafood was extremely minimal. We overheard the manager saying they had a lot of cancellations and no shows. After our time there, we understood why. We will definitely not be back.

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vipHappydinner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience as always ... Good as always was fantastic . One of our favorite places to eat in Avalon / Stone Harbor

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vipElizabethS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The make-shift restaurant in the parking lot is surprisingly quaint. The food is always delicious!

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SoloDiner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A sudden sunset downpour delayed seating at the outdoor tables as they were dried and re-set. I oped to dine indoors. There isn't much decor to speak of inside, but the attentive service and food quality more than made up for it. The head waiter was delightful and promised I would enjoy his grilled artichokes on the menu. Well, they were indeed scrumptious! By the time I finished, the outdoor seating area was bustling and lovely.

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vipJoan
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor seating was well spaced. Food was very good. We had a very sweet server too.

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GregD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The quality of the food was not worth the price. Food was also cold, as kitchen to out door dining is quite far, should use food covers to help prevent food from getting cold from the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Under the circumstances the staff did an excellent job. Food was delicious.

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vipLynneE
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent as well as the service. The staff had there hands full with rain all afternoon but set up the whole restaurant outside. I am grateful that they do this and we have a nice restaurant to enjoy dinner at.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very expensive but nice !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was excellent and with all that is happening with outside dining/covid - you felt comfortable and space adequately apart.

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vipDinnerdate
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

very nice considering pandemic conditions. would recommend !

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harrym
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great outdoor dining during the pandemic. The staff was friendly and courteous and the food was excellent

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vipMargiL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining outside at La Vecchia Fontana! We had an anniversary celebration of 8 and were pleased that they could accommodate us for such a pleasant evening. Good service and delicious food under the umbrellas. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipEileenM
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a spot between Wildwood and Ocean City. This was perfect. The food was delicious.

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vipCamK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food wa s excellent and outdoor seating area was appealing and comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outdoor seating was very nice, food was outstanding!

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vipMargiL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really love the outdoor dining at this restaurant. Tables are well spaced. Umbrellas make it charming. Food was delicious. They could have used a few more servers because service was a bit slow. I know, I know, we’re on vacation!

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vipDisappointing
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food a bit overpriced and inconsistent but overall it is good, not great. App of artichoke was very good, chicken marsala was very thin and tender but too much breading that was crunchy so as to be annoying and risotto was very good. Service was prompt and pleasant, Ambiance and noise were, of course, affected by the restrictions of the pandemic so not legitimate scores.

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vipJennifer
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous, even with outside seating! Well done staff!

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 4.5 stars by 630 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.