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Via Mare Restaurant

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2319 Ocean Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2070
609-368-4494
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Italian BYO

Very good, traditional Italian food. Good service. Restaurant is small, and tables are close together. Make a reservation. They make delicious pizza, but the pizza is take out only. Owners and staff are very nice!

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Annie_Av
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Very good, traditional Italian food. Good service. Restaurant is small, and tables are close together. Make a reservation. They make delicious pizza, but the pizza is take out only. Owners and staff are very nice!

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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is overcrowded and frankly nothing special. While the pasta was tasty, none of it was freshly made. Servers were loud and abrasive, the restaurant was almost too loud to speak and let's not talk about the prices..... For plain ricotta ravioli, seafood pasta in red sauce and 1 tiramisu our bill was over $70! That doesn't even include... More 

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Thank Max-zeene L
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Avalon! Although the menu never seems to change it is always a consistently fabulous meal! Especially recommend the Veal Marsala! It is absolutely divine! Family run and always a treat!

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Thank suzanne m
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been coming down to the shore for 15 years and always makes sure to eat at via mare. Julia and Vito the owners right from Italy who speak broken English and visit Italy almost once a year, always make sure we feel right at home. The food is delicious you cant go wrong with the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This ain't your nouveau yuppie Northern Italian joint with foamed catsup. it is basic 2nd or third generation Italo-American red sauce/gravy. They might even use a little garlic, but you can't be sure. Don't set your sights too high and you won't be disappointed. My wife "loved" her ravioli last time. Middle range shore prices but without liquor "il conto"... More 

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Barrow, Alaska
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Good quality Italian food. A great place to go for a good meal while on vacation in Avalon. The prices will not blow your vacation budget either.

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Thank tjmcIII
Avalon, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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1 Thank Bob S
Gettysburg
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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