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La Vecchia Fontana

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700 1st Ave, Avalon, NJ 08202-2560 (8th and First Ave)
+1 908-967-7708
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Liverpool, New York
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times in the past. Though it is pricey the food was generally very good and service has always been excellent. Not this time. The food was pretty good, but the service was not. The waiter seemed totally disinterested in us. And we were a table of 9 so it was going to be a decent size... More 

Thank Lenny C
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very good linguini pescatore, but unfortunately contained only 2 small shrimp in a mix with far too many mussels, clams, & calamari (waiter failed to correct despite being told soon after plate arrived; at $28, this should have been remedied). Good Caesar salads, but small portions for $10. Good veal & salmon dishes, again overpriced at $26/$27. It seems like... More 

Thank Tom P
Moorestown, New Jersey
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We dined at La Vecchia a couple times this summer and each time loved the food. We never had a reservation and they always accommodated us (if they were able) also love the fact that they are open in the off season so we know we can always have a great meal.

Thank dmlaitner
Stone Harbor, New Jersey
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114 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal on a Sunday night. Six people, four different meals all were good. Veal special with shrimp over pasta, excellent. Crab over linguine was very good. The salads were fresh and even the octopus was great.

2 Thank SunMartini
Somers Point, New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My friend invited me and my daughter to celebrate her sons 22 nd birthday.. Never been to this place, love the ambiance, feel like im in Europe 😊 Music was nice, the restaurant near the water, delicious food, and dessert... Waiters have a European accent, awesome..Love the place, highly recommend!!!👍👍👍

Thank SwimMoM1994
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183 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The food and service was great, my red snapper with lump crab meat was good but a tad pricey at $42 for the evenings special. My mates veal chop was very tasty and well worth $38. We also shared an arugula salad. Meal came with Italian bread and a shot of limoncello at the end. We def prefer their strathmere... More 

1 Thank Janrickstryker
Spotswood, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I went to this restaurant after reading a great review. My husband had a bowl of pasta fagioli. Not so bad, needed a bit of salt and pepper. He then had shrimp fra diavlo. It was perfectly spiced, pasta was al dente that would make an Italian momma cry, perfection, and sauce was excellent. I had a very expensive special(... More 

1 Thank Nipsymom
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Located away from the annoying teens biking while texting in downtown Avalon, this wonderful restaurant serves delicious Italian cuisine with a flair. There were a number of items on the regular menu that caught our eye, but we went with a few specials that were outstanding. The halibut over linguini and veal medallions with marinara were both covered with huge... More 

Thank brb519
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278 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Overall a very good restaurant. Food is always the key and they have a great menu and wonderful special. Our Caesar salads and calamari were perfect. Several veal orders were all cooked perfectly. The BYOB service gave us sa chance for a fantastic Amarone that would've been $100 with a house markup. Service was attentive and polite but not professionally... More 

Thank Robert S
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Party of 8 on busy Saturday and service was very good. Nice menu selection, something for everyone. Enjoyed the calamari appetizer and lobster ravioli.

Thank chriss220es

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 1st Ave, Avalon, NJ 08202-2560
    (8th and First Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 908-967-7708
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.

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