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“Bring your earplugs and prepare to wait a long time to eat”
Review of La Vecchia Fontana

La Vecchia Fontana
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Ranked #38 of 66 Restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Afghani
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 8th and First Ave
Description: La Vecchia Fontana brings fine dining to the shore. Beautifully located a block from the beach in Avalon, New Jersey, La Vecchia Fontana brings a breathtaking Mediterranean style ambiance to the Jersey shore, complete with an elegantly infectious Southern Italian seaside villa decor. La Vecchia Fontana prepares deliciously authentic and classic Italian cuisine served with charm and smile, where guests can let their hair down, relax and take a vacation from their vacation. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and an appetite for classic fine Italian food and homemade desserts and get swept away at La Vecchia Fontana.
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Bring your earplugs and prepare to wait a long time to eat”
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

We had 8:30 PM reservations and got seated at 9:30 PM. They definitely overbooked and did not care much that they had a a lot of people waiting in the lobby. The noise level was off the charts. I have a Decibel app on my iPhone and it was at its highest level ever. It was the loudest, most uncomfortable dining experience I've ever had, and the food quality was not enough to overcome this totally ridiculous noise level. I would recommend staying far away from this place.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 reviews
“Best in Avalon.”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Although I prefer the Sea Isle location, you can't beat this food in Avalon. And BYOB is amazing! Small place so reserve in advance. The beet salad I had was unreal.

  • Visited August 2013
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Cape May, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Skip this one”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

The food we were served here is what you'd expect from a chain 'Italian restaurant', but the price was double. Entrees were over-sauced, over-topped messes. If you think The Olive Garden is Italian food, this might be the place for you.

Wait staff was fine. Atmosphere was ok once you walk past the moldy-looking, musty smelling air conditioning unit in the ceiling next to the hostess table.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Foodlover1468
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Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“LaVecchia, Avalon, NJ”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Dined at this BYOB restaurant with three other people on Saturday night at 8:30 PM. Had reservations and we were seated immediately although there was a full house. Every member of the staff from hostesses to wait staff were incredibly sharp, accommodating and professional. The food was outstanding with the chicken picante the best I have ever had. Our small group agreed that the dinner was excellent. The only drawback was the noise. It was very loud and would suggest dinner during the week.

  • Visited July 2013
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