La Finestra

4.6
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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophia provided great service. Food was delicious 😋.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning. Get a table on the water before the sun sets. Amazing calamari with sriracha; gnocchi; and stuffed Chilean Sea Bass. Wait staff is attentive and courteous. Best modern Italian in the Jersey Coast.

b
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Sea Isle city.
Period.

k
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great evening! Excellent food, good service, great ambiance! Our favorite restaurant in Sea Isle!

PR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal at La Finestra! Even in the off-season

BH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Gnocchi was overcooked and the potatoes and vegetables were hard on the other dish.

a
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All meals perfect. The seating was more than perfect as we had seat by window overlooking sea.

OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised to find this quality of food and service in SIC. There were 4 of us, and each was quite satisfied with their selection. My choice was the Linguini Fra Diavolo, and - as promised - it was spicy without being overbearingly hot. The pasta was cooked perfectly, and the 5 or 6 JUMBO shrimp were more than adequate.

A very "ambitious" menu. We shall return next week. And don't forget the view !

A
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, unbelievable customer service and the views are breathtaking.

b
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean view dining and delicious food.

AD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our fifth time here. Food and service were excellent.
Sam & Anne Defeo

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food.

JG
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We looked forward to returning to La Finestra during our annual last hurrah of summer visit to the shore. A little sad that we did not get a window table as previously. Usually we have dined on the third floor, but enjoyed the ambiance of the 2nd floor the beautiful September evening. The food and service were wonderful. Especially enjoyed the Salmone. The specials sounded wonderful, too - maybe next time will try the seafood ravioli... Love the BYOB.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Excellent 👍

e
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food good, expensive but great view if at windows. Would return.

O
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and wonderful service. Cannot wait to go back. Infortunately only in Sea Isle for vacation. Excellent menu.

J
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and great service

D
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good but room very dark in the middle, couldn’t see the food to enjoy it. Told waiter but unable to do anything about it. Fish special over pasta was ok, unfortunately it was over wet pasta. The ribeye was fabulous.

SB
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoy this sister restaurant to A Modo Mio, and only wish the menus were more different as we always visit both. That said, our meal was good as usual, and we had a wonderful seat by the window this time, we a great ocean view. Always less hectic after Labor Day. We'll be back when we next visit Sea Isle City.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The veal parm was a little tough. I was a little disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Restaurant, food is fabulous! There were 7 of us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. It is a little loud but the view and the food make up for it. Will definitely go back!

WP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional, great view also.

Definitely far ahead of other restaurants in the area.

b
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food!

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JB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual Lenny & team are the best. Dinner was awesome. We had a large party of ten everyone loved it. Extensive specials...tremendous overall.

AS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner....service was wonderful

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family thoroughly enjoys La Finestra! Checks all the boxes for us! It’s our “go to” restaurant in Sea Isle! Both for special occasions and casual dining! Highly recommend giving it a try!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

NK
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is so friendly!!
Sofia our server was great!
Meals were very good. Lamb shank was delicious!
Flounder francese was perfect!
Dover sole the best !!
Always a favorite destination.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this Restaurant!. Menu items are all good that we’ve had and the Specials are even better. Erika is one of our favorite waitresses. The view of the beach from the windows is spectacular. I would definitely recommend this Restaurant.

V
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We ate here last year and loved it and looked forward to returning. The restaurant has an elevator which was very helpful for our group. The views are amazing and the service was friendly and attentive.
The food quality was not very good this time around. The calamari were chewy and not what I remembered. Two of the fish entres were very salty. So much they could not enjoy the meal. The gnocchis which were excellent last year were a disappointment as they were over cooked and the bolognese sauce was not that tasty. We will try agin when they are not in busy season and hope for better result.

MO
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice restaurant. Food was excellent, great view of the ocean. Service was quick and waitress was pleasant.

RH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and the best view of any restaurant in South Jersey

DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Finestra was a great find! We went for a birthday celebration; would highly recommend for a nice evening out at the shore.

J
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My two friends and I had a wonderful dinner/evening at La Finestra. We requested a window table and went on the earlier side so we could enjoy the ocean view while it was still light. We had a table in the corner so the noise level was good. Two of us had the branzino which was prepared with vegetables and crabmeat as well as some potatoes. It was more than ample and neither of us could finish our meals. My 2 friends shared a salad special which had peaches and sliced almonds and they said that it was delicious!!! We were too full to enjoy dessert although the offerings sounded yummy! I highly recommend La Finestra and hope to get there a third time before the season is over.

SW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best of Sea Isle. Never disappoints. Added bonus: the view.

OT
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Erica or Enzo

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S
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

While the view was magnificent, I can't say as much for the entrees. The appetizers were quite good, especially the rapini with sausage. However, I ordered the flounder with crab over cappellini in a lemon caper sauce. The breading/coating on the flounder was soggy and certainly not necessary at all....it detracted from the good taste of the flounder. That sogginess flattened the entire entree....and there was not enough cappellini. Others in the party were equally as disappointed; however my cousin ordered the filet and it was MAGNIFICENT.

MI
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, food outstanding, wonderful view and service great. Everyone very friendly. Thank you for a lovely evening.

L
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, was a bit noisy but hey, it's Saturday night at the beach.. 🤷‍♀️

P
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service with a nice selection of entrees. The noise level was high and it was difficult to have a conversation

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