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La Vecchia Fontana

700 1st Ave, Avalon, NJ 08202-2560
+1 609-967-7708
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“veal” (5 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
“pasta special” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood
700 1st Ave, Avalon, NJ 08202-2560
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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
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,...More

Thank SwimMoM1994
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...More

1  Thank Janrickstryker
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...More

1  Thank Nipsymom
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...More

Thank brb519
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...More

Thank Robert S
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
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Dinner for two was very well received. We ordered a pasta and a chicken dish to share between ourselves, and were both extremely happy with each dish. BYOD establishment is always enjoyable as well. Only (slight) issue is the size of the restaurant. Tables are...More

Thank tangledinplaid
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I had been here before, and thought it was fine. This second visit was even better. We went on New Year's Day for a 6 PM dinner. We were seated right away, and greeted by servers very quickly. Our experience was great, but I need...More

Thank Annie_Av
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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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