La Fontana Coast

4.5
1261 reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Casual
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.

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What 1261 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
Ambience
4.1
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CarolynC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outside. They did a great job with the heaters. Best seat in the house!!

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vipRxHorse
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service is always terrific. Food is consistent. Portions on the smaller side but good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experiences and food was delicious.

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vipSEAISLE
Atlantic City
36 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual....even on the off-season.

JM
vipJimM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bujar and his staff does a great job.

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vipredsox07
Philadelphia
196 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food great service

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PatriciaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Very packed noisy big group next to us moving around the table banging into out table waited an hour and fifteen minutes for our entree husbands was the wrong thing begging fir water. Very disappointed this time

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Buddy
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience4

Normally a five star- however, the food was not AS STELLAR as normally- just hit it on a bad night.

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toms
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food! We have been coming here since Bujar opened. We now live in Arizona and visit here and Polpo in Bryn Mawr.
Tom and Karen

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GinPA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice Restaurant. The food is consistently good. Service is attentive and ambience is very pleasant. Some of the outdoor area is heated.

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CarlL
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is outstanding. Good atmosphere. Great place for a nice dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Old school Italian! No better comfort food.

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vipCFred
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was excellent. It rained so our reservations were delayed. We ended up going from having a table to having to wait because they have our table away. I think they should honor standard seating before moving everyone from outside in and giving our table away. Food was good though.

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vipLocavore
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner as always. Staff is wonderful and the food is solid. Will see you again soon.

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Lynn
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious....the ravioli special was out of this world. The service was great....

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AlanH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

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vipJoes
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very good and the service was great

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vipSEAISLE
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual....neighborhood jem!!!!

JM
JuneM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have eaten at Strathmere’s LaFontana and Sea Isles. Love them both.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife. This is one of her favorite restaurants and it dod not disappoint. Everything from appetizers to dessert was exceptional, as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had another wonderful dinner at La Fontana Coast. We ate outside and enjoyed great service by Jasmyn. The prices are reasonable and BYOB makes it even better. All in all, a great night!

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our server Angelo was fantastic and made our evening wonderful. We love this location and the food never disappoints!

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SheilaS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was excellent and the food was outstanding!

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vipSharonS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very disappointing. The quality seems to have gone downhill, especially sauce on not very hot veal dish which tasted like something you’d expect from a cafeteria meal.

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vipDrDiane
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Scallops wrapped in bacon and pesto!

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vipredsox07
Philadelphia
196 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food great service fun night.

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vipLisaG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were wonderful but specials were extremely overpriced as were the desserts. No prices on dessert menu which did not help.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic experience! Great food and service despite being very busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

The food was very expensive .
There was nothing special about the meal itself

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2 Birthdays

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vipSummerGuy
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Generally, I am very pleased with this restaurant. However, they were clearly overbooked this evening, and this created a somewhat uncomfortable atmosphere. They were attempting to handle it as best as possible, but the logistics of the place make that a difficult task. I will avoid dining there on Friday and Saturday in the future.

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vipSparkman
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Bianco as our server and he is outstanding. Very personable and attentive. The food is consistently well above average. I had the Capellini Positano which was delicious. My wife had the Rigatoni Bolognese which she said was also great. We dined at the end of the season, so the restaurant was a little short staffed and the wait was a little long. It was definitely worth the wait as the food was hot when it came out and very tasty.

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Susan
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very busy night. Daria did a good job.

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BigTone
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. Was outdoors. Only minor drawback is that I noticed the portions are smaller than normal…perhaps a COVID thing -rather than major increase in prices???

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JoAnnP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great! Server was outstanding. Only complaint was no grated cheese made it our table . Lol!

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vipRudy
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

The worse experience I have ever had at a restaurant. The waiter Benito was rude, unresponsive, and condescending. It was a Tuesday night and not that crowded. He took forever to take our order. We had a 2 and 4 year old with us. Asked to get their meatballs as soon as possible. If it wasn’t for the wonderful bus girl who kept us supplied with bread it would have been worse. When I asked him to check on our food he said he’d be right back. 15 minutes later no response When I approached him again the hostess stepped in and checked for us. 10 minutes later we got our food which was not hot. This is the 2nd time I’ve had this waiter. Never sit on the left hand side of the outdoor dining. He was bad then and worse this time. We spent 2 hours here and will never return.
The hostess gave us cannoli to take home and a 10% discount. The bill was still over $100 for cold food and an ignorant waiter. We gave the bus girl $20 and zero to the waiter.
Stay away from here. They overbook tables, treat you like they are doing you a favor and steal your money.

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MarkC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Was able to make a reservation very quickly for within 15 minutes. Food was outstanding! Will go there again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time. Great food and great service

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vipredsox07
Philadelphia
196 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was the worst experience I have had in years and years. We showed up before our scheduled time. There were dozens of people showing up and saying they had a reservation and they told us under their breath that they did not. The hostess, who was clearly overwhelmed just seated them anyway. No one was giving their names ...just saying they had reservations, including us, who had reservations. When we did get seated , they sat us in an isle right up against another party. It felt very awkward. We waited 20 minutes for anyone to show up and acknowledge us.. We ordered our full meal immediately, knowing everything would take some time given how many people were there and how obviously under staffed they were. We are understanding people, but this was not enjoyable. 20 minutes later, our waitress showed up again, still no water , bread or drinks, but she said that what I ordered was no longer available. At that point, 40 minutes in. We got up and left, told our waitress that we were not going to stay. She, obviously did not want us to leave but could not offer anything else to make this dinner enjoyable.

La Fontana Coast
Responded on 10 September 2021

We apologize for the experience you had while dining. We are aware of the incident that took place Monday evening as there was a glitch with our reservation services and some tables were double booked. We have found and corrected the issue. As this is no excuse for your experience, we would like the opportunity to correct your view of us and send you a gift card. Please provide us with your email address so we may send you a gift card.

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La Fontana Coast is rated 4.5 stars by 1261 OpenTable diners.

La Fontana Coast does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/la-fontana-coast/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.