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Via Mare Restaurant

2319 Ocean Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2070
609-368-4494
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Ranked #25 of 58 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is your prototypical vision of a family style Italian restaurant with the obits of owners and famous locals hanging from the waiting room walls. The food was well executed although the bread could have been better with crustier more robust bodied choices. Everyone was pleased with their entrees and this is a staple choice when down at the shore.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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