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Polpo - Avalon, Avalon, NJ
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Polpo - Avalon

4.7
4.7
1478 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


Booked 14 times today

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 1,478 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • South Jersey Shore

    Good for groups

  • South Jersey Shore

    Neighborhood gem

  • South Jersey Shore

    Great for outdoor dining

  • South Jersey Shore

    Most Booked

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  1. TB

    ThomasB

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent
  2. G

    Ginabina

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. So glad they are open in the winter.
  3. J

    Jkn77

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The place was a cluster when we got there. The server was a robot. we had to ask for napkins and forks. The bread at the table was not good, and I literally had to season everything with salt and pepper. There is an additional charge to pay with credit cards and the whole “no entree sharing” really rubbed me the wrong way. And I wasn’t planning to share my food. Just seems douchy.
  4. CP

    CatherineP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was good but server never told us the specials
  5. TB

    ThomasB

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Service was excellent
  6. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, experience, service, and BYOB is great feature!! Octopus was tender and outstanding!!
  7. BL

    BruceL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always reliable. Good food and good ambience. One of the only places on the island that is open during the winter. So glad for that.
  8. CS

    ClaudiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all enjoyed the soup, artichoke appetizer, and our entries (salmon, flounder and veal parm). Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely go back!
  9. G

    Golfmomma1

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Whitney was attentive and knowledgeable. Excellent meal from the same group we’ve enjoyed at La Vecchia on 6th street. Bread, pasta figioli soup, fried tomatoes, veal Francese, lobster ravioli, limoncello and cappuccino and affogato-all delicious.
  10. R

    Rudy

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was amazing.
  11. d

    deniser

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    People were rushed through their experience. The water glasses on the table were chipped at the base. The table was uneven, the waitress reluctantly fixed it. The chicken platter was horrible, equivalent to someone opening a can of Campbell's soup, using it for sauce and dumping it on the plate. The lobster was minimal and tough, over cooked. The price for dinner was outrageous, left half my plate.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Menu was limited w all seafood.
  13. U

    Usfour

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We always enjoy our experience at Polpo. However, bread service always underwhelms and some of our dishes were under seasoned.
  14. JK

    JosephK

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had 8 for New Year’s Eve dinner. Food was good and came out fast. Surprised us with a complimentary bottle of wine!
  15. DD

    DawnD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    This restaurant was very overpriced. We had to go outside to another building to go to the bathroom because the bathroom in our building ( which was a filthy empty store ) because the toilet was broken. The food was very expensive and terrible. My lobster ravioli tasted like it was frozen and the sauce was sour. It cost me $49!!! Which is astronomical! It was off season and very busy but we will never go back!
  16. C

    Chris

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu, dishes, ambience and consistently pro wait staff make Polpo a great choice any time.
  17. VM

    ValerieM

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service and meals were excellent. We both had the veal chop special This is One of our favorite go to restaurants! Never disappoints. If you go you will enjoy and it will become one of your go to destinations!
  18. SM

    SMBA

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner and they've done some major improvements to soundproof the inside so it is quite quiet and pleasant. The four stars is due to being charged $47.00 for a flounder with crab meat special. Unfortunately, I did not ask the price before ordering, and it said "market price". However, at that price, I would have expected the server to share the price with me before ordering. The dish was not particularly amazing, and overpriced. I would go back and order something else, yet I did feel somewhat taken advantage of.
  19. LC

    LisaC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Sylvester provided superb service. He was attentive, friendly, and helpful. Continue to have great dinners and experience great service consistently.
  20. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better Italian food than in the city.
  21. DE

    DES88

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have enjoyed Polpo for the past few seasons and have never been disappointed. Their entire menu selection is exceptional and we have enjoyed virtually every single item.
  22. J

    Joes

    Naples

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable food was delicious and service was wonderful
  23. SO

    SandyO

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were wonderful. Highly recommend!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we can because we got the 50 dollar gift card but the evening was fabulous and we will be back next time we are at our house. Michael is a true professional and Franklin his helper was also outstanding The food was top notch and we are so excited to come back. Merry Christmas to you all Sandee and Dave
  25. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food and friendly staff Kid-friendliness: Able to prepare dishes for kids as requested
  26. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great outdoor atmosphere. Our waiter and bus boy were fantastic; such efficient service.
  27. s

    susan

    Atlantic City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were six of us at dinner and we all enjoyed our meals and service. Sue
  28. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and delicious food. We love this restaurant, NEVER got a bad meal.
  29. A

    Anonymous

    Wilmington

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely glorious. Went out to eat lunch with a few friends, and it was delicious. The penne pasta with vodka was SO good, and highly recommend.
  30. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  31. L

    Letseat

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A good neighborhood restaurant. Tasty Italian cuisine.
  32. JP

    JoeP

    Atlantic City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service, best meal in a long time!
  33. LB

    LindaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time eating at this restaurant and I didn't have high expectations being Thanksgiving. It turned out to be a very low key night and the service was excellent. Everyone in our party enjoyed their entrees. We would definitely come back and recommend this restaurant. Added bonus ...it's a BYOB.
  34. RW

    RichardW

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our Thanksgiving meal was a bit disappointing. Our previous visit was one of the finest meals we have had all year, so I was very excited they were open on Thanksgiving. But my very expensive short rib special was very fatty and unappealing, and cost way more than it should have even if it was better quality. The rest of the dishes for our party of 3 were all fine, but the short rib brings down the overall review. Still I think this is a very good new restaurant ( for us anyway) and will not hesitate to return. This was just not their finest hour.
  35. LC

    LisaC

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Polpo and it was excellent. The food was amazing, staff was attentive and friendly, and our waitress, Lizzie, was awesome.
  36. MA

    MichaelA

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Belated birthday celebration was the occasion and Polpo did not fail to make it a memorable one. Great food and the specials were just that with the Flounder Francaise light but tasty and the lobster ravioli with shrimp was equally savory. Service was attentive but not intrusive and conversation with server amusing and welcomed. Will definitely plan a return visit.
  37. FD

    FineDiner67

    New England

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice variety. A bit pricey but portions were surprisingly good. Really enjoyed flounder special. Noise level a bit much for being only 1/3rd full. Think it was just the dining room acoustics. Offseason, so place emptied quite early. Service good.
  38. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! Love Val!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh magnificent food
  40. AW

    AlexusW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love coming here, even in the off season. Friendly service, fantastic food, and a nice ambiance. They have a few different locations, this one and “Otto” in Bryn Mawr are definitely worth the try.

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 4.7 stars by 1478 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


Booked 14 times today

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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