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La Vecchia Fontana

700 1st Ave, Avalon, NJ 08202-2560
+1 609-967-7708
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (4 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
“pasta special” (2 reviews)
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16:00 - 23:00 Hours
700 1st Ave, Avalon, NJ 08202-2560
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Avalon. The food is consistently excellent. The service, however, is hit or miss.

Thank beach2girl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is only a block from our house. We spend this particular week each year working hard to get our house ready for summer vacation tenants, and eating out every night, because it's restaurant week. Our to-do list was so long today, we couldn't...More

Thank Floragirl67
Reviewed 17 February 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in Avalon. The food is always delicicous and the atmosphere is nice. It does not look nice from the outside, but don’t let that deceive you.

Thank 50andfabulous2017
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Another fantastic meal at La Vecchia Fontana. Staff and food are always excellent! The restaurant is cozy and the specials will tempt you!

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

No one at hostess stand..one of the 2 waiters for whole place sat us. Food is average but portions are large. Byob with no corkage fee. A bit pricey..appetizer special $18. Understaffed..loud place even though carpeted with sound absorbing ceiling tiles.

Thank hek4
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were ok with the high'ish' prices for entrees since it is BYOB and so we saved on the alcohol charge. The salad special was excellent and large. Our party of six enjoyed the chicken, Veal Fontana, and the Pasta special w/ crab. There were...More

Thank janicepk
Reviewed 6 September 2017 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 23 August 2017 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

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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: +1 609-967-7708
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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