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La Fontana Coast

5000 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243-1741
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 50th Street
Transit: Trolley stops during summer season
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76 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Our family had a great experience at La Fontana. We were easily able to reserve a table outside on the patio to accommodate our family of 6 plus a high chair for our 15 month old. When we arrived the staff was pleasant and helpful, and our waitress was especially great. They quickly provided ice buckets for our BYO wine,... More

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great choice for tasty Italian food. The meals are beautifully prepared and served by a friendly and helpful wait staff. We ate outside so I can't comment on the noise level that others have cited. Portion sizes are more than adequate and prices are moderate. I would definitely go back again. La Fontana Coast is a winner.

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Leesburg, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I celebrated my 77th birthday at this restaurant on 9 August. We were nine people and the place was packed. We sat outside just like I was used to doing in Italy where I had lived for 8 years. Andrea, from Rome, was our waiter. My son, his Italian born wife and I conversed in Italian and English. It was... More

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Chester County, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews 160 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A.recent second visit to this popular resort spot was a repeat of what we most remembered despite a year in between visits. The noise level and closeness of the tables almost outweighs the wonderful servers and good food. We had early reservations (6:15) and were shown to a table for 2 close to a table already serving 12. There are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, service, and atmosphere. The restaurant was very busy but I did not find noise to be an issue. There was also plenty of space between tables. The orange roughy special was impressive. The place reminded me of Limoncello in West Chester, PA. I definitely plan on coming back next summer.

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New York, NY
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202 reviews 202 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This apparently is the restaurant of choice for this resort community --- and on the weekends, the crowd size is overwhelming. In turn, that means that the noise level is also overwhelming --- to the point of being excruciating and intolerable (the manager on duty -- the owner? -- acknowledged that that is the case). That being said, the meals... More

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Washington, DC
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our first trip to La Fontana Coast and we will be back on our next vacation. Nice decor, outdoor seating is available, reservations are accepted, excellent Italian meal...a nice change. If you want wine with your dinner, La Fontana is BYOB. The quality of many dinner venues in Ocean City/Sea Isle City is declining. Thankfully, there are a... More

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West Chester
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great Italian restaurant in Sea Isle City, NJ. My wife, son and daughter in law enjoyed a fantastic dining experience Monday evening June 30th 2014. It started with a very warm Hostess greeting as we walked into the restaurant. Once seated, our waitress, Jenna, introduced herself which was the beginning of the five star service. Jenna was very friendly and... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There are lots af good seafood joints and pizza and tourist fare in Sea Isle, but if you want fine dining... This is it, but still dress casual. Table cloths, good service, gorgeous menu with lots of Italian classics. Risotto, lasagna, piccata, etc. I had their veal special in a wine sauce with shrimp, veggies on the side . Excellent.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Delicious meal and lively atmosphere. We sat outside, the dining room was a bit loud. Portions were generous. Only complaint was it was a bit overpriced but average for the area.

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