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All 57 Avalon Restaurants

Via Mare Restaurant

2319 Ocean Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2070
609-368-4494
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Ranked #19 of 57 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Avalon, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Good family type classic Italian place. BYOB. Casual. Parking is the only issue in season. Local place that we take for granted.

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Gettysburg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place has been in business for 30+ years and consistently delivers a great product for a fair price. We go here 10+ times a year and never get tired of coming back!!

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PHILADELPHIA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Wonderful, truly authentic Italian. Having grown up with Italian friends and the tradition of Sunday dinners, I have high expectations. I was not disappointed. Be sure to bring your own wine and arrive hungry!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

"Via Mare" is another one of those restaurants that is a must-visit at least once while I'm in Avalon. Over the past twenty-plus years,I've taken many different friends and relatives and we've all been happy and enjoyed ourselves. The food is more than just red-gravy Italian but it's still traditional,classic. The prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is bustling but homey.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had dinner at Via Mare on August 31st. I love great Italian food but unfortunately the food at Via Mare was only mediocre. The salad was boring and the entrees were skimpy yet they prices for everything on the menu rivaled good New York restaurants. Clearly a place with a captive tourist crowd.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Vito and Julia are awesome! They treat you like family Everytime my family and I go there they are always very kind. There clam casino, jumbo lump crabmeat with salmon, linguine with clams and shrimp in a white wine sauce soo delicious. My kids love the penne in rosa sauce. End the night with a nice lemon sorbet or a... More

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Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have heard many good things about Via Mare. My husband and I tried it this past month and absolutely loved it! Nice fresh bread with sweet peppers and tomatoes, fried calamari and clams casino and bruschetta were amazing! I had the rosa sauce my husband had the salmon with lump crab we both loved our meals! It is a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This restaurant is a little hidden gem in Avalon! Great authentic italian food! My family absolutely loves this restaurant we have been going here for 20 years! And every year it gets better. We have become so close with Julia and Vito (owners and chief). They have always made us feel like home and this is why we make it... More

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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The pasta dishes are flavorful and fairly priced. The blackboard specials are often very good, but priced on the high side. The staff is very efficient and friendly. We prefer Via Mare in the off-season, when many of the other Avalon and Stone Harbor restaurants are closed. There are better choices in-season, but getting a table at one can be... More

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quito
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94 reviews 94 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Can't say this place is to be recommended. The food is not very flavorful and not worth the trip. Average Italian but pricey for what it is.

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Additional Information about Via Mare Restaurant

Address: 2319 Ocean Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2070
Phone Number: 609-368-4494
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Avalon
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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