About L'Oceano Ristorante
A hip & chic Italian Seafood Restaurant nestled in the quaint town of historic Collingswood, NJ.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
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, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View
Special Events & Promotions:
$35 Four Course Tasting Menu * Not offered on Saturday
L'Oceano Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Starting with the owner, Chris, to the General Manager, Joe, to wait-staff like Tricia and Lorrie, this restaurant exudes spectacular passion. The chef's preparation of each meal is meticulous. This is a special place owned and run by special people. I highly recommend!!!
Always a good choice! Hubby surprised me with dinner here for our 33rd anniversary . The tasting menu is always a good choice and plenty to share. Dining high points were the crab and avacado salad,homemade gnocchi and black and blue tuna. Service and food on point this and every time we visit. The only word of caution would be dress warmly or bring a sweater, a beautiful corner restaurant with lots of Windows makes the front dining seats on the chilly side. We made an early reservation and chose to sit by the open kitchen ,nice and toasty. 😊
We pulled up outside the restaurant, and we bumped into a gentleman on the street who engaged us in a friendly conversation about our car. He was warm, friendly, and had the biggest smile! What a pleasant surprise to find that smiling face welcoming us to our table! From the moment we pulled up until the absolute last minute we were there, this was a great restaurant. The food was fresh, perfectly prepared, and delicious. Our server was friendly, and even directed my husband to a local liquor store when we realized we forgot the wine. Another restaurant would have balked at having to wait for someone to make the run to the store before they could wait on our table.
Stand outs of the evening included the lobster corn dogs. Crispy and slightly sweet on the outside, tender, delicious lobster on the inside. We were also offered a meatball appetizer that was in a tangy tomato sauce - definitely a unique taste treat. Two of us ordered the dinner special Pompano, which was brought completely deboned with a choice of sauces. We argued over which sauce was better - the roasted garlic or the Sicilian - but the truth is, they were both amazing.
Our non-seafood eater loved her chicken, and the warm tomato salad appetizer was a hit.
On a warm February evening, the spumoni dessert was just perfect. We also enjoyed the chocolately delicious tartufo.
The only small ding - we had someone in our party who is legally blind, and it was really dark in there. It was hard enough for the rest of us to see what to order, so it was pretty much impossible for him.
Excellent experience - we can't wait to go back!
We had a gift certificate and shared it with our daughter and her boyfriend. I loved my maple salmon, like candy, wanted to lick the cedar plank it was served on. Hubs enjoyed the andouille lasagne. Service seemed a little slow, but friendly and treated us to dessert! Will definitely return.
We were welcomed warmly by Chris who offered us the option of immediate seating at our reservation time or waiting briefly for a more secluded table. Our wait staff were all very timely, knowledgeable and super friendly (a different Chris and two others who I regrettably did not get their names). The food was absolutely delicious! Our expectations were exceeded in every way!
Our party of six had a special birthday dinner early on a Saturday night. Many of our dishes were very good, but my trout was a little dry. And when one in our party told the oner his salmon was off, the owner tasted it right at our table, which we thought odd. He agreed it was a bad cut, and my son got his second choice dish after the rest of us were all finished eating. We appreciated the complimentary dessert sampler but expected better all-around quality for the high prices.
This was our first visit and we enjoy it. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We shared an appetizer which was one of the specials and it was delicious. We then ordered the steak and seafood special as well as the seafood risotto, both were phnominal! We ended with the bread pudding which was the only disappointment, it was small and dry. We will definitely go back but maybe skip dessert next time.
We made a late reservation for Valentine's Day. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. We especially liked the maple glazed salmon and the carrot cake which was plenty to share for a sweet desert. This was our first visit and we weren't disappointed. The manager and staff were very helpful as we considered various menu choices.
As always, a fabulous dinner to celebrate Valentine's Day. Even though the restaurant was at capacity, the service was impeccable and our meal was timed perfectly. The menu was excellent, and the meal was prepared with love.... a truly enjoyable experience.
We dined this evening at L' Oceano for the first time. We chose L'Oceano Ristorante based on the excellent reviews it has received, and because it was local. What a great choice we made!! The food was spectacular. Had the Buffalo Scallops and the Brussel Sprouts stuffed with crab as appetizers, and the Pompano with a Mediterranean sauce, and a seafood pot pie as out entrees. All highly recommended. Topped it off with an amaretto ice cream. We also had the Mac and Cheese with lobster. Huge pieces of lobster. You must try it!!
What we were impressed with even more than the food was how welcome we were made to feel. Chris is a fantastic host. He stopped by a few times to check on us. More importantly he spoke to us as old friends, and not first time customers. There are many good restaurants, with nice people and good food, but L'Oceano Ristorante is genuine. We felt at home from the minute we arrived.
Do yourself a favor and make the time to visit. You will not be disappointed. We plan on returning often.
You cannot go wrong with going to L'Oceano. It is our favorite restaurant in Collingswood. Never have we had a bad meal - food is ALWAYS fantastic! All the servers are super friendly and the owner Chris is the BEST - you have to experience the energy he brings to L'Oceano.
Can't wait to go back in March!
The service was impeccable. The mess were described with perfection and the meals delivered. The tasting menu is fantastic and allowed us to really try a lot that this little gem of a restaurant had to offer. was our first time, but definitely not our last.
I frequent a number of restaurants in Collingswood but had never dined here before. The food was delicious. I ordered the cedar plank salmon. The crust on top was amazing. The staff was attentive and made you feel at home. We finished off our meal with a gracious slice of carrot cake. It was perfect, not too sweet and tasted homemade. I will definitely bring family and friends here.
Once again a fantastic meal and exceptional service. Staff is friendly, personable & on top of everything. Their dining suggestions are right on target. I always try & introduce a different friend to an outstanding dining experience & have never failed to share with them a great time & wonderful meal. Have convinced many exclusive "meat eaters" to try seafood with success & their enjoyment. Will be back again, for sure!
Never disappoints. We eat here frequently, and have tried most menu items. This night we had the whole fish with Mediterranean sauce. The fish was delicate and the sauce deliciously tangy, but not overpowering. Had the tiramisu - one of the best I've ever had. Service is always excellent, even on busy nights. Servers were courteous and attentive on this night as well. We will return soon.
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