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Via Mare Restaurant

2319 Ocean Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2070
609-368-4494
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Ranked #40 of 55 restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 11, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Vineland, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We were very disappointed with the owner's attitude and the pasta was cold. We had an argument. We paid the $80.00 bill left the food and left with no resolution. Don't go. McDonald's is better

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We always love going here for great Italian food. We grab a few bottles of wine & some friends and enjoy the great dining experience. The staff is always friendly and Chef Mario always cooks the best Veal I've ever had.

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Avalon, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Noisy, mediocre, yet pricy meal options. We were disappointed and will not be going back. Avalon has too many other excellent choices to waste time and money here. They are behind the times.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We have been going to Via Mare for years and in the past thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the staff. The last two visits - with family who had never been to the restaurant - were so disappointing. Walked into the restaurant and waited, waited for someone to come out and seat us. This gave us a good chance to... More

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Vineland, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Food is over priced. Ours was not hot. Maybe pre mad then reheated. Try Other restaurants in the area first. Also not friendly to kids. They do not have enough kiddie chairs and its hard to entertain them when your dinner Thames a long time to be served.

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Morristown, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Via mare is packed for a reason. Delicious homemade Italian food. Everything was delicious. We were a bit squeezed in since there were many families and large parties but it didn't take away from our wonderful experience..

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Phila
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We came here this summer after not having been here for a few years. There was always a line of people waiting to get in but this time we were able to be seated right away. The quality of the food was not as good as I remembered, and we had to send back his dinner because it was not... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very high prices for average tasting food. Servers not very pleasant. Slow service. Noisy. Do not recommend. You can get better Italian food at other places at less cost.

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York, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

sevice was awful food was good but cold or warm very indifferent hostess and wait staff $30.00 for three small pieces of veal w/side of spag $5.00 for cup man clam soup overall too much for not enough dissaponting and expensive going for 30 yrs.+ and will not return and neither should you!!!

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Visited Via Mare in Avalon with family. Have visited before and will visit again. Food very good, portions nice sized. Very expensive however. Service can be good, or like on this most recent visit, quite "cold". Can be very crowded and loud, tables very close together. Have visited many times over the years and consider it a good choice. Do... More

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