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La Fontana Coast

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5000 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243-1741 (50th Street)
Trolley stops during summer season
609-486-6088
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great pasta, poor table bread, weak desserts, otherwise very good.

maybe they have a pastry chef in peak season. in October it is just ok desserts made somewhere else. but the pasta is the real thing. most other things not so memorable in October. BYOB is really nice to have with no corkage.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
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English first
Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

As a local we have learned not to visit any restaurant during events such as The Polar Bear Plunge or holidays. The service will be slower, the noise level will increase and the crowds will simply make the experience less than perfect. We enjoyed dinner last night (3/27) with friends of ours. Every table was filled including a large party... More 

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was the first time at La Fontana and the last. This was Polar Bear Plunge/Valentine Day. This was not our first or second choice but with a busy weekend no reservation at some the much better Italian restaurant in Sec Isle. When making reservation we were not informed that since is was Valentine day that the would be doing... More 

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Sea Isle City, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had previously eaten here right after the opening and had a horrible experience. I figured i would give them another shot this past summer and found it to be a complete waste of my money, again... It is VERY expensive and the menu is very plain. In other words, it is exactly what you will see at every other... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I live here round. I ate here twice. Food is just ok, service is terrible. I will not go ever again. The tourists and weekend people love it though.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

maybe they have a pastry chef in peak season. in October it is just ok desserts made somewhere else. but the pasta is the real thing. most other things not so memorable in October. BYOB is really nice to have with no corkage.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

This is the second year in a row that my wife and I and two other couples chose La Fontana Coast as our location for "restaurant night". This is a BYOB, which works just fine. The food is Northern Italian and is wonderful. Service is relaxed which is great if you are not in a hurry. Portions are ample so... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I took my parents out for a nice meal while enjoying a week at the beach. The food was great, our server was great and the prices were reasonable. Additionally, the portions were quite large. I would highly suggest this restaurant for a more upscale dinner while at the South Jersey Shore.

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Cary, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food - great, service - friendly, location - gps knows where it is, atmosphere- a bit noisy. Well worth the trip down from Ocean City NJ

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Phillyburbs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent food and service nice atmosphere however,when crowded it gets to be very tight inside it was hard leaving when tables are so close together

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had an incredible dinner! The fig and gorgonzola pasta special was delicious. Our waitress told us that even it's not on the special list we can request it during our next visit. Our server was extremely pleasant and took time with us even though it was a busy Saturday evening in the summer. We look forward to returning soon!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5000 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243-1741
    (50th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stops during summer season
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Sea Isle City
  • Phone Number: 609-486-6088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?