About L'Oceano Ristorante
A hip & chic Italian Seafood Restaurant nestled in the quaint town of historic Collingswood, NJ.
Seafood, Italian, Sicilian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Located on Haddon Avenue in the heart of Collingswood. Haddon Avenue offers guest a multitude of things to do during a night out.
Off-site catering is available, please contact us for details
Street Parking available. Also conveniently located minutes from the Collingswood train station station.
The restaurant is accessible by public transportation.
BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Takeout, View
Special Events & Promotions:
$35 Four Course Tasting Menu * Not offered on Saturday
L'Oceano Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Love this place! Although this is one of our favorite spots and we will be back, we were a little disappointed with the value this visit. As an appetizer we tried the soft shelled crab special and the grilled romaine Caesar with shrimp and crab. When we got our check we were surprised that the soft shell crab was $18.95 for just one soft shell crab. Very good, but not worth it for just one soft shell crab. Then the grilled romaine was skimpy on the seafood. For $15.95 we expected better . . . much better. Then we ordered the fish special which was Pompano. Again, it seemed like a smaller portion than usual . . . but of course the price wasn't. Overall everything tasted delicious and the service was prompt and friendly, but the prices were too high based on the portions. Suggest they either lower the prices or bring back hearty portions or both. Hope they can get this right next time as L'Oceano is one of our favorites.
Great little restaurant
Service was excellent. Server very knowledgeable and attentive. Food was prepared to order. The food was excellent and the macaroni and cheese was delicious. I thought the tasting menu was perfect.
Great food. Great service. Perfect.
Great food. Great service. Perfect.
Wow! Great seafood selections. Favs were ...
Wow! Great seafood selections. Favs were the Buffalo lobster & the glazed salmon. The spinach gnocchi were delicious. Will be back soon
Chris is always drumming up new ideas, s ...
Chris is always drumming up new ideas, searching for different flavors to blend together. He is passionate about finding ways to make old dishes new to please his customers. You can eat there for weeks in a row and never order off the printed menu as there's address always unique "specials. " it is our favorite #1 restaurant.
Didn't know anyone who ever ate here before and thought we would try it. The service was EXCELLENT, well timed between courses, food was delicious and can't wait to go back. Staff was excellent as well.
We have been here a few times and it was always very good. This night we thought it was really poor . I ordered the Mahi Mahi and it was not good, the piece was way too thick and greasy. Ontop of really tasteless risotto. My husband ordered the pork dish and it was tough. We were really disappointed . This place is really expensive for terrible food.
Everything from the Gnocchi appetizer of the day including the mussels and Caribbean red ling entree was absolutely fabulous!! Can't wait to go back.
The food and service were excellent! Wil ...
The food and service were excellent! Will definitely be back!
We were not impressed with the food. 2 o ...
We were not impressed with the food. 2 of our party ordered the special fish ,each with a different sauce. They both had the same reaction "tasteless". It's s shame because the service was good but the food was lacking.
We had heard such great things that I was looking forward to the meal. Descriptions sounded so wonderful and service was great. However my Thai waffle with fried shrimp was very disappointing. About 3 very tiny shrimp atop a huge waffle. Same for the buffalo appetizer. Three kind of small pieces of fried lobster, at $19 for an app ...again disappointing. While my entree salmon was good , not great again at $30 some grilled vegetables or something on the side would have been nice.
L'Oceano is consistently excellent!
Chris always has new ideas for appetizers and once again they hit a home run. The arancini stuffed with crab and the breaded lobster “buffalo style” were amazing. We also had the lamb chops which is a favorite of ours. I typically try the whole fish with one of the choice sauces but this time I decided on the stuffed trout. Very Very good!! And desserts, wow! Pretzel bread pudding with Mexican chocolate. What a way to end the meal. I have to say that Chris and his team provide 5-star service each time we dine at L'Oceano.
This was my second visit and brought some friends. Great food and service both times. Owners and staff were very attentive but not overbearing. The place had a nice lively (not loud) vibe. Everyone had a great time. I will definitely be going back.
Great for a birthday dinner
Slow night (Tuesday) so we received lots of attention. Food and service were spectacular.
Average BYOB in Collingswood
Have eaten here several times, but was very disappointed this last visit. Appetizers were good, but everything went down hill after that. Fish of the day was bland. One entre went back three times and they still did not get it right. Good wait staff, but they are certainly at the mercy of the kitchen.
'Wonderful Dining Experience -- Again!
L'Oceano is our go-to restaurant for trying something new, enjoying a great meal with great service, and spending a special evening with friends. We all loved the Brussels sprouts stuffed with crab, wrapped in prosciutto, appetizer. What a fabulous creative dish! We'll be heading back again soon.
I thoroughly enjoyed, my first visit to ...
I thoroughly enjoyed, my first visit to L'Oceano. The food was fresh and well-prepared and the service was warm and welcoming. I wish there was a bit more space but that's a minor concern. I will be bringing a great bottle of wine and making this my new date night spot.
The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. Will definitely be back!
Our daughter was here from Colorado and wanted a seafood dinner. Pace of the courses was well timed, food was great, service also. The owner was there and checked on us and the host was delightful. Very enjoyable evening!! We will be back for sure!
The whole staff is outstanding. You don' ...
The whole staff is outstanding. You don't have 1 server you have everyone. Especially Chris G who is always there to meet, greet and make sure everything is perfect. The menu along with the specials are unique and delicious.
This was my second time here and OMG. Th ...
This was my second time here and OMG. The appetizers tonight were off the chart. They had a meatball that was made of fish related to the red snapper. If they have it when you go, I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.
The food is spectacular and the staff ar ...
The food is spectacular and the staff are all very friendly and helpful!
We went for restaurant week. The food was excellent. The service was over the top. We had 3 waiters and it was too much service!! Someone was always asking us how things were. The regular prices are high. They are almost $30.00 an entree. The ambiance was very plain. We might go back for another restaurant week but not a regular day. The food is very good.
The staff could not have been more helpful or accommodating, especially the owner. First class all the way.
Amazing!! Stellar food abd service.
Dined and had a reservation for 2. The service was amazing and the food was stellar. Each bite was better than the last! Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared. Loved everything! Will definitely be back to dine again! Highly recommend.
Great deal for restaurant week.
The staff was friendly, well-mannered, and well put together. The restaurant is small, but the decor is cute and the food was delicious. The meals looked on the pricier side, had we not been there for restaurant week. We drink lots of water and our glasses did not go empty, including our wine. Very attentive. Our apps came as they were ready, which means in one case I got mine before my boyfriend. I did not like my mac and cheese, so I did not eat it. The waiter offered to wrap it, but did not realize I did not eat because I did not like. I am glad we came here and if I didn't like to always try new places, I would return again. Definitely a sit down and enjoy dinner place, not somewhere you come in and get out. Or bring children.
Friends from PA
Our first time at L'Oceano, The owner was great! The staff was hospitable and tended to all of our needs. There was so much to choose from and we chose a lot of food. We just had to try it. The food did not disappoint. Go there, its a gem in a great neighborhood. I recommend it and look forward to going back! Shout out to the owner and staff....Thanks for a great night out!
Excellent food and service!
Excellent food and service!
Great food and even better service. We ...
Great food and even better service. We were a group of 6 that became a group of 5 and then one of our group was vey late. They took it all in stride. And, we were going to show and despite our lateness they got us out on time, without rushing us and with a smile. Everybody raved about their meal.
Dined here for the second time and don't ...
Dined here for the second time and don't know why I waited so long to go back! Loved the new menu that had many things to choose from. We were not disappointed! Top notch service that makes you feel at home.
The food was bland
The food was bland
Menu changed and was very limited! Appet ...
Menu changed and was very limited! Appetizers were small and very pricey!!
Food was great, staff/owner friendly and helpful, treat customers like family (in a good way). 2nd time we have been there, would absolutely go back again. Byo wine and go visit L'oceano!
Food is excellent. Chris the owner was v ...
Food is excellent. Chris the owner was very attentive thank you
Wonderful meal, felt a little rushed.
With a relative from out of state coming in, we decided to take him for wonderful seafood! Love L'Oceano! Unfortunately it was a busy night and while service was good, we felt a little rushed near the end of our meal so that another guest could have our table. It won't stop us from coming back but it was disappointing since we had family and had told him about how great this place is.
Too many waiters assigned to each customer. No salads except grilled lettuce. They kept stopping past pouring more wine for us without asking. Hide the bottle at one point. We felt rushed to move along. When you make a reservation through Open Table, you always have to go too early or too late. 6:00 to 7:30 is never available. Limited menu, but we did have was good. Would not rush back.
L'Oceano is a unique spot in a neighborhood full of restaurants. Chris, the owner, is an incredibly gracious host and treats every customer as a VIP. The menu is anything but run of the mill, and there are always a few surprises each time you go there. I recommend it highly for anyone looking for a great dining experience. A++
We had the Scallop Po Boy, Lobster Fradi ...
We had the Scallop Po Boy, Lobster Fradiavlo & the Gnocchi!
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