About La Fontana Coast
La Fontana Coast brings fine dining to the shore. Beautifully located a block from the beach in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, La Fontana Coast brings a wonderfully breathtaking Mediterranean style ambiance to the Jersey shore, complete with an elegantly infectious Southern Italian seaside villa decor with an amazing view of the ocean. La Fontana Coast 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 al La Fontana Coast.
Sea Isle City, NJ 08234
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily for Dinner 4 pm to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday until 11 pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Opera Nights. Call for information.
10 to 100 people
Trolley stops during summer season
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Thanksgiving Dinner; Valentine's Day Dinner; Polar Bear Plunge Weekend. Reopen March 22, 2012.
La Fontana Coast Ratings and Reviews
Franz was our waiter and he was knowledgeable and friendly. He did a great job! We were out with friends we hadn't seen for a while and opted to sit outside. Seating was comfortable and covered. We were potentially threatened with rain that never came, but they were very accommodating and would have had room for us indoors if we had needed it. This was not the first time we ate here, and we continue to enjoy the food very much!
Dinner was absolutely delicious- we were all more than pleased with the service and each one of our courses. The specials were incredible, especially the lobster ravioli. My only comment would be it's a little crowded and loud as they take advantage of every single open seat, especially during the busy season.
Food was average at best ; however, our server was very very slow and he never cracked a smile or even ask if ever thing was OK after our food finally came out and never thanked us for coming in. The food was hot when it arrived so it wasn't that it was just sitting on the shelve. That was a good thing.
This was our second visit, a bit disappointing this time more than the last. It was so loud that we could not hear the waitress, with her heavy accent, describe the specials. I did notice the acoustic tiles added, but they need them lower down the walls. Bread was so hard, it must have been baked yesterday. The soup, pasta fagoule, was tasty except the pasta in it was taken out many minutes short of al dente, but it did give the soup a whole new textural experience! Dinner took over to be brought to the table, and there were a few open tables. Dinner was fair. Waitress was attentive and patient. Overall, good company makes for a forgiveable experience.
The food was delicious. We were extremely disappointed in the fact that they had an early dinner special but either all members had to do the special or no one could do it. We considered making it clear how stupid this rule was by asking that 4 of our 7 be moved to a separate table so that they could enjoy the special. There was also a bad storm during our dinner and the ceiling leaked. Some of the water dripped into one of our dishes. They took the meal off the bill but I felt that they should have also remade the meal. My daughter left still hungry and ended up making something at home. The food was very good but we most likely will not be going back based upon our first experience.
Amazing! Every time we go there, we are very pleased with the service and the food was delightful! We ordered risotto scampi, bronzino, and fried calamari. The next day, we also visited the Fratellis pizza next to the restaurant ! The oven pizzas with a thin crust were really good and everything had a very Italian taste. Best restaurant and pizza in the Isle!
I made a reservation at La Fontana Coast to dine with my family and we left very happy! We had the gnochi gorgonzola, rissotto pescatore and vitelo fontana which was cooked very well! The food was very delicious and we ended the night with cannolis and home made tiramisu! Cant wait to go back again!
Have dined here and at the other Fontana Restaurants many times. As always, the food was very good..we had 2 veal dishes, a fish entree and a pasta entree.Everyone was pleased. As important as the food, is the treatment you receive from the staff and particularly the owner. If he recognizes you as a regular customer, he will make you feel very welcome and let you know he appreciates your patronage.
The only suggestion would be to ask the price of the specials as they can be quite pricey.
We were at La Fontana Coast and La Fontana Del Mare and it was amazing! Their staff as always is very welcoming and we had homemade fettucini with sea food and the veal fontana! It was very delicious, and cannot wait to try the other location in Avalon! Dinning outdoors at La Fontana Coast is a must for summer during the evening. Best restaurant in Sea Isle!
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