L'Oceano Ristorante

4.8
974 reviews
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Seafood
A hip & chic Italian Seafood Restaurant nestled in the quaint town of historic Collingswood, NJ.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful service at this small BYOB. Entrees are a bit pricey for a BYOB and most veggies are a la carte. Food is quite good and portions sizes are reasonable. The wait staff is very accommodating, knowledgeable and polite. The owner, Chris, is a very pleasant person to chat with. Here's the big reason I would hesitate to return. There were no side salads available, even if one were willing to pay for it. Our waitperson told us 20 out of 40 patrons he serves ask for one, and he did not understand why management does not make them available. This is a blind spot in an otherwise lovely spot, but be ready to pay a bit above what you'd expect for a BYOB. My wife will not return until side salads are available. The closest thing to a salad was a $17. romaine with shrimp and crab meat.

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PH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and service was absolutely amazing! First time visit, but not the last time. Owner/operator friendly & engaging.

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JO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service!

We booked reservations for early Saturday evening, on short notice. We arrived to find a cozy corner property in Collingswood, among the many shoppes and restaurants that are dotted along Haddon Avenue.

The decor is modern, very crisp and clear. We were greeted by Chris, who showed us to our tables and explained the specials of the day. He is a really charismatic guy with a great sense of humor, and throughout the evening we could how deftly he manages his team to ensure a terrific customer experience.

The food was excellent! We began with gnocchi and flat bread appetizers, both delicious. The gnocchi melted in your mouth. For entries I had the stuffed fluke and my wife enjoyed the maple salmon, served on a wooden plank and topped with almonds. They were unbelievably good.

We closed with a shared dessert; all selections sounded amazing but we went with the caramel topped pound cake that was out of this world.

The prices are higher than the average dinner joint, but then again the cuisine and service were OUTSTANDING. I’ll take that trade off anytime. In fact, the young lady serving as the bus girl offered more insights, dialogue and friendliness than most waitstaff I’ve come across in any other restaurant.

We will be coming back again, hopefully soon.

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DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!! Super sweet and attentive staff. The food was delicious and the experience overall was above average. L'Oceano quickly jumped up to one of our top favorite restaurants on the Haddon Ave strip. Excited to visit during the summer months.

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JT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love seafood... so this is the place to go. We feel comfortable stepping out of our comfort zone here and trying new fish.....and is always amazing here.

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CT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have already recommended L'Oceano Ristorante to our friends. We have told everyone we met since our dinner how excellent everything was. We will be visiting again.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect from start to finish. The service was prompt and amazing. The food is always consistently delicious and fresh. The portions are just right. Never disappointed when we go. Love this place!!!

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PL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food is amazing. Had a delicious sea salt caramel cake.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and service.

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m
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

An attractive BYOB with great food. They specialize in seafood (obviously) but the sausage appetizer was good. Smaller portions - we definitely needed an appetizer, bread and split a dessert to walk away full.

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F
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic and fresh. Perfect during lent

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P
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here 2 times now and will be back for more. The service, ambiance and food are awesome all around. They even called me when we accidentally left our leftovers and then held them for me to pick up the next day so I didn’t have to miss out on all the delicious bites! Definitely one of my faves in Collingswood!

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SR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. The owner does a wonderful job of making each customer feel like he is happy that they are there.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, amazing staff. The owner personally greeted us and made sure we were having the best experience we could possibly have. Food was delicious! We will be back!

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SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and wonderful service

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NS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! Joe did an amazing job- food was top notch - best place around !!

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DJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, services rate would recommend restaurant to anybody!

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JM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends from out of town that had been to Collingswood previously came and we took them to L'Ocean.
Everyone enjoyed the conversation with Chris and his gracious treats. Their menu varries quite a bit and he says he can't really post a current one because of changes. Non the less We had a New Zealand bass that was well done and well presented. this is not too hi brow but very enjoyable. Everyone enjoyed their meals. We even forgot to bring wince (since collinswood is dry). n Chris took care os us

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MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great BYOB in Collingswood.

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DK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent seafood with very personable service. It felt like a center city restaurant with a very small town homey vibe. We will definitely return!!

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S
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit. We went to celebrate a birthday. We were treated like old friends and we felt very special. The tuna tartare appetizer special was out-of-this-world!

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AG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!

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JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good dining experience. The food was amazing Excellent for couples or small gatherings.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places around hands down. Italian seafood cuisine done to perfection, always fresh and new dishes to choose from. Chris is an amazing owner, fantastic person, and extemely creative with all the different types of fish he brings to the table. He always takes care of us and we will be back again and again!

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S
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was superb. All serving staff was very attentive and owner was willing to accommodate any need we had. We had the tasting menu and small plates. All were excellent. We will definitely return to dine again

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GS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What a great find. I was late to make a reservation for a valentines celebration. I had heard of this place and that it was excellent. We got lucky and they had a spot open. So glad they did. Food was incredible. These people know how to prepare seafood dishes. If you like fish this is a must try. The owner who is also the host was full of personality and solid recommendations. It’s not a big place and it just seemed like Everyone in there was in a good mood. Good vibe kinda place. Highly recommend.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!!

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This was my Girlfriends birthday dinner gone wrong. After looking over the menu for a day we arrived really looking forward to a fabulous experience. Our server couldn’t answer/explain how certain menu items were being prepared,didn’t open or pour wine , was slow to the table , only came around four times. The third time was to tell us the entree of short ribs we ordered wasn’t available ten minutes after our order was placed. The plate of muscles were a disgrace, over half of the shells were broken in pieces throughout the dish. The server was non existent after taking our “reorder” for the remainder of the meal.

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BF
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The two most significant things about L'Oceano were the staff and and the way they cared about our dining experience and how there were some VERY interesting selections on the menu. If you are a foodie and willing to take risks you will find unusual and unique pairings of food tucked into this menu that from I am told the chef personally directs and developed. Take a moment and try something interesting with great service.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love L’Oceano! Amazing food, great ambience and the people are simply wonderful. Chris, Chris and Joe always treat us well and make us feel welcome every time. This is our go-to for every special occasion!!

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a
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service , highly recommend. Owner is hands on and very accommodating .

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e
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always.

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m
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood doesn't get much fresher unless you go catch it yourself. The food and the service we're great. If the prices were just a little less expensive, we'd probably go more often.

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B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal has been great never a problem

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PM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris and his staff always treats you like family !!!

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BE
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Appetizers and mediocre bread came out timely - baked oysters were covered with a heavy thick cream sauce that didn't have any flavor, and they were lukewarm. Other appetizers were just okay. Very small portions considering the price and the whole fish with scampi sauce didn't have any flavor and was so tiny I mistook the head of the fish for a vegetable. And, again, lukewarm.

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R
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never had a bad meal here. Chris runs a well oiled machine.

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s
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been here a number of times and have never been disappointed. Service is great and very friendly. Food is always excellent. We go back whenever we can.

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FZ
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rarely give a restaurant all outstanding scores, but we were blown away by everything. I cannot believe it took us so long to finally stop in there. It was Wednesday so we started with the oyester special ($1.00/each) We chose grilled oyesters. They were fabulouse, actually all the food was fabulouse. We had the 4 course pre-fixed meal . The service was on par with the food. Very highly recommend L'Oceano. We will be back there!!!

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