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La Vecchia Fontana

700 1st Ave, Avalon, NJ 08202-2560
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (4 reviews)
“crab” (3 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Seafood
700 1st Ave, Avalon, NJ 08202-2560
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, good service. Friendly staff Only downside was the large table of loud drinking guests. They spoiled a quiet "couples dinner".

Thank Bumom32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations for dinner...previously had gotten a take out meal there and it was excellent. This time we wanted to experience the sit down environment. Regrettably, none of the toilets were working, and the restaurant management did not seem to be concerned when we...More

Thank Vic B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

On a family trip, this was a place that took a reservation for 12. Was a small, dated room, attached to a condo or apartment building that should be repaired, updated and cleaned. The waiter has trouble getting everyone menus but brought bread and water...More

Thank GPA4
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Very dated decor, old carpet, light fixtures falling out of ceiling, bad drywall patch jobs. Food was above average for Avalon standards, but for anywhere else I would say its nothing special. There are bike racks in the attached parking garage which was nice. The...More

1  Thank Ingram75
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went with another couple for restaurant week. We all ordered the 4 course special which included dessert. The waiter only gave us one tiny slice of cake for us to share. I will never go there again!!!

1  Thank nodishes2nite
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Went there tonight for dinner. My wife had spaghetti and crab and it was good - $28. I had the veal Milanese for $27. It was as hard as a rock. They must have taken the frozen cutlet and put it in the deep fryer...More

1  Thank mischman
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...More

Thank Lenny C
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...More

Thank Tom P
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...More

Thank dmlaitner
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
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Denise B
6 October 2016|
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Response from SwimMoM1994 | Reviewed this property |
Drivable liqour store, dress code casual but nice.. No tshirts ive seen, most of them wear nice Polo and girls dress nice...Make a reservation early because its packed... Howeevr we went summer time , so it was a busy season
16 October 2015|
Response from Nick R | Reviewed this property |
I only saw Italian items on the menu - yes there was octopus, shrimp, fish - but all done Italian style.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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: 609-967-7708
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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