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Polpo - Avalon, Avalon, NJ
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Polpo - Avalon

4.4
4.4
1412 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Italian Restaurant that specializes in Venetian fare with a focus on seafood.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 830-2904

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bujar Daku

  • Neighborhood

    Avalon

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Dining

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Most Booked

  • South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Dining

  • South Jersey Shore

    Most Booked

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  1. JC

    JohnC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good experience although the dining room was a little dark.
  2. MM

    MaryM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was slower than Previously. I suspect they were short staffed. Also there was a problem w/ very small flying insects In the glasses & on some of the food. We were told this is a common occurrence during September.
  3. WB

    WendyB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice outside seating as well as inside! BYOB. Excellent. Went twice in same week!!
  4. LM

    LauraM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Made a late reservation and still had a nice long leisurely dinner. Our waiter was nice as well as attentive, Food was pretty good. Prices of specials were kind of expensive, but what isn’t? Would definitely come back and I don’t usually gravitate to “Italian” down the shore!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Poor service food good price high
  6. j

    jean

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Good food and adequate service but we were inundated at dusk by mosquitos in the outside eating area. This really ruined the evening for everyone. Do not opt to eat outdoors.
  7. WB

    WendyB

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Hope to return again soon, maybe this week!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Food was good but the service was very bad. We were a group of 3 women who were frequently brushed off for tables of men. Was very disappointed and will not be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    A little disappointed. Service was ok. Food was pretty good. Seemed overbooked and understaffed. I’m aware that this is the case for many restaurants but management should not overwhelm staff with more guests than they can handle (just because they want to make more money) because then the overall experience for the guest is not as enjoyable. I only saw 3 servers for the entire restaurant and the place was jam packed. Every staff member I saw looked extremely stressed out. Items we ordered never arrived and the whole experience was just kind of “meh”
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We ate in the side room which was not as nice as the main dining room. There was a large party of 30 at a long table in the same room. Our service was not great. No one asked how our meal was or if we needed anything. Had to flag a waiter down for water and some Parmesan cheese that they usually bring you routinely. Waiter never introduced himself. We ate here before and service was great. I think Because of the big party they didn’t pay any attention to us.Food was very good. I would go back again though. I think it was just a bad night for service
  11. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around!! Sitting outside was a great decision
  12. d

    donnan

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Waiter disengaged, on auto pilot. Offered tables around us bottled/sparking water, but just poured us tap without asking. Food good but not spectacular.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice experience. I would recommend this restaurant and will be returning. Food was fabulous!
  14. MD

    MarkD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  15. JH

    JimH

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We visit Avalon Four weeks a year. Always make a stop every week. The menu fare is always good. the Lasagna wasn’t on the menu, which is disappointing. Their specials are special.
  16. h

    healthyeatinggal

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic dinner. The homemade gnocchis were exceptional! Service and atmosphere were also top notch. We will be going back again.
  17. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant I have been to! Love the new outdoor dining!
  18. A

    Anonymous

    Wilmington

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and awesome service
  19. DD

    DeeDee

    Naples

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner the specials are amazing along with the regular menu. Great choices, service and love the BYOB.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way. Very helpful accommodating wheelchair
  21. BH

    BillH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the specials - appetizer was fried tomatoes and the entree was veal with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes with shrimp (and one entree without the shrimp.Excellent !
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service, one of my guests said his fish meal was the best meal he ever had!
  23. DB

    DottieB

    Montana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Yes love the outdoor addition very cozy but need a screen to keep stray 4 legged creatures from joining us for dinner
  24. L

    Lynne

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly enjoyed a wonderful meal here tonight. Our server was Rachel, and she was great. Knowledgeable on menu, helpful with recommendations, friendly and attentive. Food was all so good! Our table had the beet salad, fried calamari, and the speck wrapped artichokes and all were delicious (especially the artichokes! Great grilling). We had Gorgonzola gnocchi which was surprisingly light, and the gnocchi with sausage and broccoli rabe which was a new taste for us and delicious, and lastly the flounder special with crab and asparagus—also yummy. All food served promptly and hot. Don’t skip dessert! We had the limoncello flute, tiramisu, and chocolate soufflé with almond gelato (the star of the desserts) and all were great. We’ve been working our way thru the restaurants around the area and Pulpo is one we will definitely be back to and make a regular on our list. And we will request Rachel,too, as she topped of the excellent food with equally excellent service and made the evening really wonderful :) thanks!
  25. j

    johncathy

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Please do not even take reservations if you are not going to honor them! we had an 8:15 reservation.we arrived 5 minutes early.we were seated at 8:45.terrible. mass confusion at the desk out front.Reservation diners,mixed with walk-ups ,mixed with take out pick ups.crazy! after we were seated we saw our waiter twice.once when we ordered and once when he and a runner brought our dinners.no silverware or napkins on the table. no water refills.very difficult to secure an ice bucket for bottle of Prosecco.veal dinner and seafood risotto were both good.did not stay for dessert.was already there long enough.must have a lot of patience if you are going to dine here.
  26. CC

    ColleenC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    Food was hands down delicious. However, it took an hour to receive it after ordering. We were sat in essentially an overflow room and had to exit the restaurant to use the rest room. The main room looked very nice though. Server was hard to find. Maybe just a busy night. Food is definitely worth going back.
  27. OU

    Options4U

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The only complaint is that the restaurant charges a premium for credit cards. Such a scam when thier prices are already quite high. Obviously they prefer a cash economy. Our family meal was over $650 at a BYOB. Who carries that much cash around?
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    They rushed us out and it was super expensive
  29. JC

    JoanC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    We made an early Sunday dinner reservation (4:00) outside - we have eaten inside and it is very noisy. At that time of day, we were the only party there. Quiet and a delightful breeze for our party of 10. Food was their usual very good. Service was fine and the entire experience was excellent.
  30. h

    harrysanglia

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    My flounder dish was okay but not a very big piece for the price ! Wife had a crab meat and pasta dish, crab meat was terrible ! Will not be going back, expensive for the quality !
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was not great. The short rib and flounder were specials and both were very bland and not cooked well. The salad was the best part of the meal but it was missing ingredients in it. We will not be back.
  32. JT

    JessicaT

    Key West

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our first time at Polpo. Food was outstanding, atmosphere was lively and staff was very friendly. They were insanely busy so unfortunately our food did take awhile to come out, but was well worth it. We’ll be back again. Heads up to any parent of toddlers, they don’t send kids orders ahead of time (unless you order a kids dish). We ordered an adult entree and they wouldn’t bring it out ahead of ours. Glad there was plenty of bread for our son to snack on since it took almost an hour and a half before main meals came out. Again, not a dig but a warning to help you plan accordingly.
  33. JB

    JanetB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was great. Our service was also great and we will definitely be back next summer.
  34. GT

    GregT

    Kansas City

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This is our second visit to Polpo. The food and service were excellent and hot.
  35. LB

    LindaB

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good! The truffle fries were exceptional! Very crispy, hot and seasoned perfectly. The staff was friendly and courteous. Will definitely go back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    They do not have a kids menu and instead charge $12 for a small bowl of plain pasta
  37. KS

    KristinS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal - had the special! It was crab and scallops in a blush sauce.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Service was very slow, waiter completely forgot one of our desserts.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Porch was too hot. Chicken thin and dry
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Leah was our waitress and very knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Polpo - Avalon using the Order Online button. Polpo - Avalon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 830-2904.

Polpo - Avalon is rated 4.4 stars by 1412 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Polpo - Avalon

3250 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Avalon

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bujar Daku

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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