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Via Mare Restaurant

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2319 Ocean Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2070
+1 609-368-4494
17:00 - 22:00
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I have been told for years go here and well I did Wow what a great find. Our Server Amanda could not have been nicer the food was great well prepared and came out hot will will be back many times.

Thank Martin S
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The owners and their story is sweet. The food is just okay. The portions are a decent size. The salad is overdressed and oily. The hot bread is great. The complimentary peppers are good. The cannoli is the real deal...very fresh ricotta and not too sweet.

Thank dirickBroomall
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

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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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 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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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 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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129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 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 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 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!

1 Thank suzanne m
New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 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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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 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

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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: +1 609-368-4494

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