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La Vecchia Fontana

407 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (3)
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La Vecchia Fontana brings fine dining to the shore. 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 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 at La Vecchia Fontana.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Serving dinner daily at 4pm
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Phone number
(609) 967-7708
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bujar Daku
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You can choose from 3 menus for we can help create your own special menu
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Cross street
8th and First Ave
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Gift Card
Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access


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What 407 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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aramin (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent meal, best I’ve had in Avalon

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was incredible. Veal was amazing. Salad appetizers were humungous.

vipJenn (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a fabulous dinner. Brian was an amazing waiter, kind, attentive and really nice to talk to. We began our meal with two tasty apps; eggplant and stuffed long hits. Both delish. The veal was melt in your mouth tender. My husband had a salmon dish with marinara and seafood that he really enjoyed.
Wonderful dinner, looking forward to next time!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This restaurant was NOT OPEN and we had a confirmed reservation last night with open table that we made a week before. This is totally unacceptable and extremely disappointing for open table to have the restaurant on their website and for the restaurant to be taking reservations when there were clearly closed with a sign on the door that said open year round. Read through the previous reviews this had happened before .

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I can not review La Vecchia Fontana because it was NOT OPEN. Two other cars arrived in the parking area, and left. How can Open Table and La Vecchia accept reservations, confirm them, and report that we were seated, when they were not open for business. Poor show for both of you.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We made a Sunday night reservation on 1/14. The place was closed when we got there. From reading other reviews, we may have been lucky.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service and very friendly staff; celebrated New year's eve on 12/31.

vipKanellaGrillFiasco (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Another good meal at La Vecchia . Food is always consistent. The special salads are interesting, creative and tasty. It is a bit pricey but it is Avalon where everything is pricey. They seem to do well with large tables and as a two we have rarely been impacted. We commend them for staying open in the winter.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Always enjoy dinner here. Food and staff are excellent. It really is a neighborhood gem!

beachfam (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We were looking for a local restaurant that would be open on Christmas Eve and La Vecchia Fontana was one of the only ones. While the food was terrific, perhaps they should not have been open...we were the first ones there at 6pm and only two other reservations came in around the same time. Our party of five was the last to leave and immediately following our departure the waiters removed their ties and began cleaning off the tables (the restaurant is all windows and we could see them from the car). Just a little interesting to say the least. Our waiter was fine, but we could tell that they would have rather have been someplace else.

vipKanellaGrillFiasco (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Another good meal at LaVecchia. Great pastas and seafood risotto was enjoyed by all. Service was good and reasonably well-paced. Wish there was a way to soften the noise level. The best and most consistent Italian food in Avalon. Love the fact that they stay open most of the year. We applaud it for doing that.

vipMikeVee (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

This was our first time dining here and we enjoyed the experience. The food was very good and as was the service.

Heather (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Good local restaurant. Not too busy when we arrived but got very busy. Seemed like only 2 waiters working who were very busy. It is byob which is great. Appetizer special was $18 which would’ve been nice to know..we didnt ask and waiter fidnt offer..good but pricey..4 scallops wrapped in bacon. Portions are big.

Snickers (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Very enjoyable meal with the lively staff and great deserts and cappuccino coffees!

vipHappy (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Our reservation was made for 8pm and we did not get seated until 8:53pm, we told our friends about how wonderful the food was at this restaurant and finally brought them along with us. we arrived at 7;45 for an 8pm reservation and no one was at the hostess stand until 8:15 pm to check us in. Then we had to stand in a hot lobby until 8:53 when our name was finally called to go to a table. nothing was done for us in a way of a complimentary appetizer or dessert for the long wait and we all complained about the wait. We go to this restaurant frequently. We were very disappointed in front of our friends in regards to the wait since we all rushed to get there by 7:45.