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Via Mare Restaurant

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2319 Ocean Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2070
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great food and atmosphere, been going here since the early 90's, only complaint the salad is ok and no other choices, other then that, great place to eat, very consistent over the years we've been going

Thank James R
New Jersey
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We've patronized this eatery for many years and have watched the prices inflate, gradually at first, but with the most recent escalation Via Mare now qualifies as "way overpriced." A plate of pasta with one meatball and a limpy, overdressed side salad is $20. With tax and tip that's over $25--for a plate of pasta! Via Mare used to be... More 

1 Thank NewJerseyDuo
Brownstown Township, Michigan
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

great service, good desserts, good food, but not an Italian restaurant without a cappuccino for dessert

Thank nnlintz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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!

Thank Annie_Av
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

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!

Thank suzanne m
New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank freddyg26
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Cyril L
Barrow, Alaska
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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.

Thank tjmcIII
Avalon, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

1 Thank Bob S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2319 Ocean Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2070
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 609-368-4494

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