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“Noisy but Nice”
Review of La Fontana Coast

La Fontana Coast
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Ranked #15 of 76 Restaurants in Sea Isle City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 50th Street
Transit: Trolley stops during summer season
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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202 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Noisy but Nice”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Usually jammed packed, noisy and busy. Normally a turn off, but this place is different. It is almost festive. Conscientious waitstaff, great menu and an atmosphere of merriment make this a great night out. BYO and join the party!

  • Visited April 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Byob & delicious!”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed dining here this past weekend! Table of four, we were glad to be sat on the side, there were a lot of large parties. Our server was great. We were never rushed. She paced our order perfectly.

Every dish was spectacular! Calamari friti was crispy light and hot! Super tender too! The sautéed/steamed clams were perfect. We split a couple salads and each had beautiful entrees. The risottos were light and fluffy with tons of shellfish. The linguine pescatore also chuck full o shellfish! The veal picatta was tender and so flavorful.

We will definitely be back. Perhaps we will try on a week night to avoid the large crowds. It made it difficult to have a a conversation because of the noisiness. But it was energetic.

Oh! Save room for dessert!! The homemade tiramisu and cream puffs are well worth the calories! Can't wait to come back... And we love that it's BYOB!

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Thank ChampagneKissez
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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236 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
“Better Than Expected”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Based on first impressions, wasn't expecting much. Having arrived on time for our reservation on a very busy, cold, Saturday night, we had to wait only a few minutes by the front door, which was kind of uncomfortable as there is very little room to wait. Upon being escorted to our table, there wasn't much room to navigate. Once we were seated, in very tight quarters, things started to improve. Service was excellent by our waiter and his assistants. Water glasses were kept full and ample bread was provided for our party of six. Each course of our dinner was served to all members of our party at the same time and everyone enjoyed the quality of what they ordered. Our waiter, Luca, was especially pleasant and very accommodating. Pricing was a bit higher than expected, but that's what you get for being in Sea Isle.

  • Visited February 2014
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Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Heavenly place in the middle of a harsh winter!”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Our children threw a wonderful anniversary party for us at LaFontana coast! The staff was very accommodating in the middle of a very harsh winter. Our family loved the place and the food was excellent.
The owners thanked us for bringing in business since passersby did not know the restaurant was open! The restaurant was full to capacity which is a reflection on the excellence of the food.
A real gem in the middle of a sleepy shore town in winter! Business is always booming in summer?
Thank you LaFontana, you are the best!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank madotz
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Vero Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Excellent Italian cuisine, nice atmosphere, and a BYO right on Landis. This is a nice addition to SIC.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Don B
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