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La Finestra, Sea Isle City, NJ

La Finestra

4.8
4.8
1309 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian

An unforgettable fine dining experience with favor-filled dishes and unobstructed ocean views.

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Booked 54 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner 4:30pm-10:30pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 486-5033

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    lenny : (609) 486-5033

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

  • Asparagi e Prosciutto$12.95

    Asparagus wrapped with prosciutto, fontina cheese and lemon oil

    • Grilled Polpo$16.95

      Grilled octopus, sauteed broccoli rabe and cannelline beans

      Insalate e Zuppa

      • Insalata di Spinaci$10.95

        Spinach, apples, Gorgonzola, walnut and honey mustard

        • Arugula e Pere$11.95

          Organic arugula, poached pears, aged goat cheese, pistachios and citrus vinaigrette

          Pasta Fresca

          • Pasta la Finestra$24.95

            Pappardelle, mushrooms and pork ragu cream sauce

            • Capellini alla Sardinia$29.95

              Scallops, crab meat, spinach, cherry tomatoes, basil and white wine

              Pesce

              • Salmone$26.95

                Grilled wild salmon, sauteed spinach, garlic and extra virgin olive oil

                • Branzino e Granchio$29.95

                  Crab meat, asparagus, cherry tomatoes and lemon white wine

                  Pollo

                  • La Finestra Pollo$25.95

                    Porcini, roasted peppers, crab meat and cherry cream sauce

                    • La Fiorentina Pollo$23.95

                      Asparagus, roasted pepper, mozzarella and white cream sauce

                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                      What 1,309 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                      4.8
                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.8Food
                      • 4.9Service
                      • 4.7Ambience
                      • 4.5Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      1. TP

                        TonyP

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        We were able to be accommodate by Amy with indoor seating since it was our first time and didn’t realize what the outdoor seating meant. Our server Elizabeth was very knowledgeable of the specials and the experience was a very enjoyable evening looking out at the ocean.

                      2. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Always a wonderful meal and experience at LaFinestra! Highly recommend it!

                      3. D

                        Dinesaround

                        Philadelphia

                        105 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        105 reviews

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food and service. Best view at the shore! Always consistent and always a favorite!

                      4. WW

                        WaltW

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall4food5service4ambience2

                        The food was excellent but the outside dining wasn't what we expected. We were face to face with a truck on one side and on the other side was a constant stream of people coming off the beach in various stages of undress. Next time we'll request a seat inside.

                      5. CL

                        CecilL

                        Atlantic City

                        59 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        59 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Nice people Great food and service

                      6. CB

                        CarolB

                        Philadelphia

                        3 reviews

                        4.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                        Always a pleasure to dine here however on this chilly damp evening we sat inside in a WELL AIR CONDITIONED and extremely noisy dining room. So cold we ordered hot drinks instead of our drinking our wines. Next time outside again in decent weather Food and service wwwwonderful as usual

                      7. DO

                        DinnerOut

                        Philadelphia

                        60 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        60 reviews

                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The best at the shore.

                      8. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Food was amazing and staff were very attentive.

                      9. A

                        Antonella

                        Philadelphia

                        11 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        LaFinestra is always top notch! From the welcoming staff to our funny server, Nora, to the delicious dishes, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We started with shared appetizers of octopus and artichokes. Consistently delicious. The salmon, pork chops and tuna entrees were expertly prepared- a delight for the senses. The dessert course featured shared crème brûlée and Keylime pie- sublime!

                      10. SW

                        SteveW

                        Philadelphia

                        15 reviews

                        5.0

                        15 reviews

                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent service. Food was terrific.

                      11. ML

                        MarianneL

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Went for Mother’s Day. Had a table by the window with ocean view. Dinner was incredible. I had the Artichoke appetizer ,and the lamb chop entree. For dessert the cannolis were delicious. My husband has a risotto special, he absolutely loved it. We will definitely be back

                      12. J

                        Jaw217

                        Philadelphia

                        3 reviews

                        4.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                        Ñora n Emma were suburb !! Definitely will come back Only negative was the price of the short rib special .. which was delicious … didn’t know the cost until the bill arrived .. $48.00 Was a bit shocked at that … probably should have asked or been told by waitstaff when specials were being discussed Otherwise it was a lovely meal

                      13. A

                        Anonymous

                        Philadelphia

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        La Finestra is our go to restaurant in Sea Isle. Been going for years! Just gets better and better!

                      14. CP

                        CatherineP

                        Philadelphia

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Server Norah was great. Excellent meal

                      15. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Had the Cappellini with scallops and crab. So good! My husband had the Pappardelli La Finestra - never disappoints! Service was excellent! Highly recommend!

                      16. BC

                        BrianC

                        Philadelphia

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food and service at La Finestra are consistently excellent.

                      17. ND

                        NickD

                        Washington DC

                        11 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Outstanding as usual. They never fail to deliver on service and food.

                      18. m

                        markhughw

                        Atlantic City

                        32 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        32 reviews

                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        We had two apps, the octopus (a good sized portion) and the crispy polenta with mushrooms in a gorgonzola cream sauce (pretty rich and tasty, as expected) both very good, neither excellent, and an entrée that we shared, campanelle squid ink pasta with shrimp, scallops and crabmeat in a blush cream sauce, $47, pricy but excellent, no sharing charge, had leftovers to take home. The location is outstanding, on the second and third stories of a three story building overlooking the Sea Isle City beach (there is an elevator), although only five tables are at the windows that overlook the beach. We had a young but very charming Albanian waiter who provided excellent service.

                      19. JF

                        JoeF

                        Atlantic City

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                        overall3food4service4ambience3

                        had requested a nice view as we have been there before and they stuck us in the corner in the back. Opposite of our request, foo was just ok this time around

                      20. PF

                        PhillyFoodie

                        Philadelphia

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Service and food were fantastic

                      21. PC

                        PaulC

                        Philadelphia

                        33 reviews

                        5.0

                        33 reviews

                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Staff is wonderful Good is always superb

                      22. SA

                        SANDY

                        Philadelphia

                        3 reviews

                        3.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                        overall3food1service5ambience5

                        Unfortunately I had the short ribs which were not tender at all and they should be. They were not served on the bone and the risotto was a gummy. Everyone else enjoyed their meal

                      23. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always a pleasure. Staff and food are great

                      24. DC

                        DerikC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing service, delicious food, impeccable atmosphere. Whether you are renting in Sea Isle for a week or live here full-time, La Finestra is a must visit!

                      25. CT

                        CTB007

                        Philadelphia

                        32 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        32 reviews

                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Food excellent, service impeccable, ambiance quite romantic. Our favorite restaurant in Sea Isle City

                      26. CL

                        CecilL

                        Atlantic City

                        60 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        60 reviews

                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food,staff,view All amazing

                      27. JA

                        JAS54

                        Philadelphia

                        13 reviews

                        5.0

                        13 reviews

                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Their food is always amazing and the service was great too!

                      28. JB

                        JimB

                        New York Area

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food was excellent. Server was terrific and the place was lively! Great seat at the window too.

                      29. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always fantastic service and food! This restaurant is an absolute gem in a seashore town! Nothing beats it…nothing!!

                      30. BV

                        BillV

                        New York Area

                        29 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        29 reviews

                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                        Great place always. Specials were wonderful but prices have gone crazy. $47 for fish special while great is too much. We will be back but watch out for specials.

                      31. DP

                        DavidP

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                        Views from restaurant are beautiful. staff is very nice and pleasant. Food is veryy similar to their sister restaurant, Mode Mio.

                      32. AB

                        AmyB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Delicious food and nice view of the ocean. Service was friendly.

                      33. RF

                        RichF

                        Atlantic City

                        8 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The best food not only in sea Isle but maybe all of south Jersey. The regular menu is fabulous and they always offer great specials both for an appetizer as well as a entree. The staff is fabulous all the time. This place is a special dinning treat always.

                      34. D

                        Dave

                        Philadelphia

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Great food and the ambiance is very good too. It can be crowded but does not seem to hard the experience.

                      35. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Made the reservation for my niece and her husband for Easter dinner. They came home raving about everything and they can’t wait to go back!!!

                      36. D

                        4Dinner

                        Los Angeles

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food and servers were great!! Very friendly and professional.

                      37. FB

                        FrankB

                        Philadelphia

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Got the pork tenderloin special and it was excellent. Great meals and great experience.

                      38. BS

                        BarbaraS

                        Atlantic City

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                        overall3food2service5ambience3

                        My risotto was flavorless and undercooked. Nice size and portion of shrimp, however.

                      39. JO

                        JimO

                        San Francisco

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Fantastic food and service. Nora and the team went above and beyond in service. One of our favorites in SIC.

                      40. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        49 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        49 reviews

                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

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                      La Finestra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 486-5033.

                      La Finestra is rated 4.8 stars by 1309 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                      Booked 54 times today
                      Google Map for La Finestra

                      25 John F Kennedy Blvd Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

                      Additional information

                      • Neighborhood

                        Sea Isle City

                      • Hours of operation

                        Dinner 4:30pm-10:30pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Contemporary Italian

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Smart Casual

                      • Parking details

                        Public Lot

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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