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La Fontana Coast

4.5
4.5
1419 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
La Fontana Coast brings fine dining to the shore. Beautifully located a block from the beach in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, La Fontana Coast brings a wonderfully breathtaking Mediterranean style ambiance to the Jersey shore, complete with an elegantly infectious Southern Italian seaside villa decor with an amazing view of the ocean. La Fontana Coast prepares deliciously authentic and classic Italian cuisine served with charm and smile, where guests can let their hair down, relax and take a vacation from their vacation. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and an appetite for classic fine Italian food and homemade desserts and get swept away al La Fontana Coast.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 486-6088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bujar Daku

  • Catering

    10 to 100 people

  • Neighborhood

    Sea Isle City

  • Cross street

    50th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Trolley stops during summer season

  • Entertainment

    Opera Nights. Call for information.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • South Jersey Shore

    Good for Groups

  • South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • South Jersey Shore

    Italian

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  1. KG

    KathyG

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Little pricey and very loud - large group nearby and crying baby. But we’d go again for food.
  2. J

    Jorge

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the Food was excellent! the service was great too considering how busy the restaurant was for a Saturday night. Will be coming back
  3. C

    Craig

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always at great meal at La Fontana Coast (or Del Mare). Thye have set a really high bar. Nothing really to complain about. Did note that they were out of some offerings/specials, surprising for a 6:30 reservation, but could just be supplies were low since they were so busy and they didn't get to update the info from the day before. (just my speculation). Sat inside this time, though we always prefer outdoors. It was quire noisy and made it hard to converse with people at the other end of our 6 person rectangular table. Everyone enjoyed their meals and desserts! Yum!!
  4. FM

    FoodieMike

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in a relaxed atmosphere with good friends. The Roman artichokes were TDF! We all had a great Tim
  5. R

    Rudy

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Attentive staff. Nice ambience. It’s my favorite in SIC!!
  6. AH

    AlanH

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four of us enjoyed the appetizers, entrees and desserts. As always the food and service are excellent, and the staff friendly.
  7. SG

    SummerGuy

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spinach salad was excellent; linguini fra diavolo was done moderately hot, per my request, and was quite good. My companion diners were also quite pleased with their selections, particularly the salmon entree. My only complaint: Once again, they were out of the cocoanut ripieno. The tiramisu was a good option, but I really love the CR.
  8. J

    Jon1

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We were a party of two and asked to be seated in a quiet location. The hostess sat us next to a table of 14 saying that they don’t seat two people at tables larger than two. Two other couples subsequently entered and were seated at tables of four in locations away from this large party. They seem to only have one waiter so he was less than attentive spending a lot of time with this large party and many other tables. It is BYOB so I brought a bottle of scotch with me and asked for a rocks glass with ice. I received a water glass filled with ice. Food was good. Not sure if we would return as there were many other restaurants in the area.
  9. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service is slow, food quality not what it was the other times we ate there
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was excellent as always. Tried the carbonara for the first time and it was delicious. Lobster bisque and calamari were good as well. The restaurant was extremely crowded and service was terrible. The waitress, when she finally came over, didn’t even introduce he
  11. GG

    GourmandG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is excellent. Ambience deteriorates as the seating fills up. It gets crowded and loud.
  12. EM

    EdwardM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Upon being seated, we waited approximately twenty five minutes for our wine to be opened. Other servers noticed our dismay, but no one stepped up. It’s sad, because our previous visit was excellent. We won’t return.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious and the service was great.
  14. g

    georgem

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went with two other couples. Excellent grill Poppo appetizer! Had the veal chop - very good. Mrs. had a seafood combo pasta. Other couples loved their dishes. Day after labor day so staff levels a little down and stretched but understandable and very helpful as load and time permitted. That is the shore once schools reopen. We will go again.
  15. m

    mkj4242

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Figs, salad, short rib and pasta pouch were awesome. Value was good as it was a bit pricey, but that's what you pay today for really really good food.
  16. JP

    JohnP

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent wait service.
  17. CH

    CarolH

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our favorite dining destination when at the Shore. Food is consistently delicious.
  18. B

    Bevt

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Too noisy inside. Need more sound absorbing materials on walls and ceilings or introduce “ white noise.” That’s about $500 worth of professional advice. If you need design help- call me. Beverly THOMES, IIDA Contract Environments, Inc. 710 Pleasure Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226 3022750167 Bev@contractenvironments.net
  19. RM

    RobynM

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    First thing: Be sure to mention that you reserved via Opentable (if you did) when you arrive and check in so that they will correctly reward you your points for dining. Even though my party of 5 showed up on time and dined, La Fontana somehow cancelled my reservation the next day. I called the restaurant three times and spoke to someone each time. On the 3rd time the manager said he could do nothing about it but would text me a link for a $20 GC for the discrepancy. He never did. Finally, I contacted Opentable (which I now realize I should have done in the first place) and they rewarded me the points after sending proof of having dined there. As far as the experience: the food was ok (nowhere near as good as I'd expected from all the rave reviews); the tables were VERY close to each other, so much so that the wait staff could barely move between them; and it is obnoxiously LOUD in there. Many large parties who seemed to be vying for attention among themselves. I cannot recommend it.
  20. JC

    JudyC

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great meal and very good service even though the restaurant was busy. Love their outdoor dining space.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is consistently good, every visit and every year. The service is the best at the Jersey shore.
  22. c

    chriso

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    How can a restaurant not have butter? Food came out very slow, did not enjoy my dinner. At one time, looked across room, and no one was eating, everyone was waiting for their food. Will not go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only our second visit. The Service was very good, our meals were excellent, served hot. We had a great meal and a great time. Be Back Soon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time as always at La Fontana. Great food and BYOB! Angelo waited on us and was amazing! Had us laughing all night - we will always stop here when in Sea Isle!
  25. R

    Rere

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food great service had a wonderful time
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best places to eat at the shore
  27. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and our server Angelo was excellent we will definitely be returning
  28. JJ

    JohnJ

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Evangelo is fantastic!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, beautiful outdoor seating, and extremely personal service thanks to GM Angelo. Just wonderful!!
  31. A

    Ajay

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was good but, not great. The service was excellent. The calamari was cut too wide with just a little marinara sauce. The chicken parm had very little pasta with it. The angel hair pasta with crab was a bit dry. The extra sauce that I requested was marinara, not fish sauce.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bianco was a great server. The meal was delicious.
  33. EM

    ErinM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family beach week dinner
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Huge up-charge ($6!) for gluten free pasta not listed on the menu or informed by server. Portions were a little too small for the price paid.
  35. V

    Valerie080

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great dining experience. Good service, excellent choices for meals. Only challenge was the grilled calamari- too rubbery; should have been prepared differently. Grilling or more well done would have been good. We didn’t eat most of it. Everything else was delish!
  36. NS

    NicholeS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    There were 4 of us- seated outside- we ordered appetizers, and dinners- the service was incredibly slow- and most certainly not friendly. The chicken Parmesan was fantastic- and so was the chicken franchise- the charcuterie board was just ok- with few options on it. All and all the noice level was uncomfortable, service was slow and not friendly- I won’t go back to this location again this season.
  37. SS

    SarinaS

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  38. g

    georgem

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was Thursday in-Season and packed. We ate outside which was more quiet than inside. Despite over 100 patrons things flowed smoothly. We were given a starter on the house (scallops wrapped in bacon) which was yummy and especially so to be able to dip our bread into the basel cream sauce :-) Salads were fresh and dressing lite with a just-right amount. I had the veal chop with a blue cheese and crab sauce which was excellent. Pescatore was plentiful and pasta 'meaty' and al dente - just right. Our friends had two different veal dishes which they enjoyed. We did not do desert but had some lovely Capuchinos. We have been many times and will be there many times again!
  39. LR

    LeaR

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to eat in Sea Isle! Our waitress,Liv, was SO GREAT and so were all the staff. Food was fantastic, scallops in bacon is always my go to appetizer and all the entrees were so delicious.
  40. ES

    EllenS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone in the group loved their meals. The food was fresh and well-prepared. I look forward to more meals there.

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La Fontana Coast is rated 4.5 stars by 1419 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Fontana Coast

5000 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ 08234

Additional information

  • Cross street

    50th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Sea Isle City

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Trolley stops during summer season

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bujar Daku

  • Entertainment

    Opera Nights. Call for information.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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