La Finestra

4.8
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
An unforgettable fine dining experience with favor-filled dishes and unobstructed ocean views.
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KS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about the servers and all of the staff at La Finestra. In a time when things are uncertain, it is wonderful to go to a place that is friendly and makes you believe in the American spirit! We don't run from anything...and this is from a healthcare professional.

MN
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaFinestra never disappoints. Their specials are delicious. They always use the freshest ingredients. The atmosphere is beautiful overlooking the ocean. It is one of my favorites.

LR
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience and always fantastic food and staff. This is one of the best places ever and always treat everyone so kind.

D
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here. Our waiter was great. Will be back here for dinner again.

j
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great experience. of course sunday in early march a relaxed experience but we always get great food and great service

DS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service.

SE
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, as usual....very nice options on the menu as well...

KS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always...love this place and the people who work there. Special shout out to Erica!

T
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner

GJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 10 month old grand daughter with us. We had a window seat the view was breath taking. Service was awesome as usual. We enjoyed our dining experience as always.

OT
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always treated like family. Great food. Brought a first time couple and they loved it.

D
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a round table and it was easy to talk with everyone at the table.... we were not rushed and felt comfortable

KS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Wonderful service, terrific view, and lovely people. All around a great experience every time.

p
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to have a chance to eat at La Finestra this year. The food remains just as good as always. The portions are generous and the staff is friendly and attentive. Definitely our "go-to" restaurant in Sea Isle.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

MA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably upwards of our 15th visit here and I am always struck but the consistency of both the food and the service which are impeccable. The regular menu is stellar with some outstanding choices but the specials are always the stars here.

AF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Always, wonderful food service and a great view in all directions! Enzo is a great waiter and takes good care of all his guests!! Will be back often!

S
Philadelphia
332 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

You know you had a good experience when the only complaint is the disregard for the beach and sea by using styrofoam leftover boxes and plastic bags. Based on the rest of our experience, it was a real drop-off from a very nice dining experience. We love that this establishment is open in the winter, it is much better than the typical Italian restaurants in the area. We started with grilled artichokes that had a nice grilled flavor and a nice serving of octopus. Great use of cannelini beans and broccoli rabe as accompaniments. My partner had a pasta dish with ample, tasty seafood ( didn’t taste frozen) and I had a nice special salad that was nicely lightly dressed and tasty along with the pesce soup appetizer which was an ample serving of mussels, clams, shrimp and scallops in an wonderful tomato sauce. The view is nice with many windows facing the ocean, but it is dark so early it likely doesn’t matter where you sit. The establishment is nicely decorated and our service was very attentive and timely. No wonder there was a nice crowd of diners even at the end of Jan. Try this place, it’s good.

MD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious...appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Our servers were wonderful as well. Will definitely be going back.

FZ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experience at La Finestra. Love the food and the service.

L
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to La Finestra. Everything was lovely. The restaurant is beautiful! Our server was wonderful. The food was delicious.

t
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a dynamite meal and the service/staff are excellent! Especially Erica!!

C
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for NYE and had a group of 10. We were seated on time and the fixed menu had something for everyone. We didn't feel rushed and enjoyed the fireworks during coffee and desert. LaFinestra provides a consistent experience and we love the ocean view.

F
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an early dinner for New Years Eve. Everything was amazing! Food and service were excellent!!! We normally don’t go out on NYE...but I’m glad we did. We will be back next year!! Happy New Year!!!

JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a New Year’s Eve dinner

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

KS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. A beautiful view of the Christmas tree outside during the holidays. The staff is always top notch. Food is spectacular.

OT
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food service is superb one of the best restaurants at the shore

MA
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at La Finestra three times now and have been extremely satisfied all three times. Highly recommend.

S
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience, staff, music food fantastic.

J
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good one of our favorite restaurants

OT
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner and staff are so friendly. Feels like home. Great food and views complete the experience.

ET
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good n service was great. Had a table by the window liking our on the beautiful Christmas tree.
However, the noise level made it difficult to have a one on one conversation. It wasn’t crowded like the summer but several loud couples made it unpleasant. It seems the noise goes nowhere in there. Same thing happened last time.
Will try it one more time asking for a quiet corner. Not sure they have one. They need to install noise absorbing panels or carpeting.
Great little place for good food just too noisy. ET

CE
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience !!
From the minute you walk in the door to service and good delicious .

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good, the fried tomato appetizer special was great! Service was very slow-paced, especially given that the restaurant was not very full.

BJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great. so many selections to chose from. I know I'll have to go back and try them all. Summer time would be a good time to enjoy the ocean view. Of course we were these Thanksgiving Weekend and of course it was already dark by 5..

MA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the view, the service and the food of course. However, there was a large very loud party sitting in the middle of the room. I think everyone in the place had to stop their conversation when that party became even louder than loud.

KS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service, top-notch ambiance.

DS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Limited Girls weekend menu. I had the Mahi Mahi - very dry and tasteless. I friend had the Pasta special and didn't like it. It tasted like it had sand in it. Every bite had crunchy sand like . Very disappointed since I have been to this restaurant several times and always raved about it.

s
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal and service was exceptional!