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2319 Ocean Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2070
609-368-4494
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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
Most recent review
Great Value BYOB

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Barrow, Alaska
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Barrow, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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