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“Good food but pricey.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Fontana Coast

La Fontana Coast
5000 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243-1741
609-486-6088
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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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food but pricey.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The food here is very good, never had a bad meal. Lobster raviolis are excellent. Not the best place to bring a child though, they don't have a children's menu and charged us $18.95 for pasta and butter for my daughter. So blown away when we received the bill when we questioned they were adamant that that was the price. Will go again but not with our children!

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“BYOB AND ENJOY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

There are 5 Italian restaurants in Sea Isle City. This one is simply incredible. First, the negatives: crowded, noisy, and on street parking. That's it. The service is unhurried. The wait staff are happy to guide you through the extensive menu. The preparation and presentation of your dinner is above the norm...especially considering that you are in a resort town. I enjoyed the Veal ala Fontana. The veal filled my plate and was served with a rich, dark brown sauce, portabella mushrooms & mozarella cheese. Delicious. My wife raved about her lobster ravioli. It was prepared in a blush cream sauce with crab meat, scallops and spinach. While my bride can eat, she did have to bring home a doggie bag. If you are looking for a dinner of meatballs and spaghetti, you should try a different restaurant. However, if a truly wonderful italian dining experience is more to your liking, then you might consider visiting their website and begin your decision-making process.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice Italian with some special offerings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

The gnocchi in Gorgonzola cream sauce is great. It's a little one-note, but great if you can split with others. They always offer specials which are worth considering. Otherwise, the Italian offerings are solid. This is a nice restaurant.

Visited September 2012
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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food but you will wait long if you have a later reservation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We've eaten at this restaurant before and the food is always good. We had a 615 restaurant b/c we have a baby that had to get home for bedtime. We were sat right away and they accomodated our baby with a high chair. Our food came out in a timely fashion and everything was very good. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because I've eaten here before with a later reservation time (around 8pm) and by then they were so busy that we were not sat on time and there is a huge crowd of people waiting out front. Plus by then the restaurant is very noisy inside.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great place to have dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

night out with great friends. the dinner was very good, the service also was god, this is the best restaurant at the shore ,we have had dinner many other place this is by far the best . the rest of those so called italian restaurant at the shore are just a mirage of italian. bruno mollo

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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