La Finestra

4.8
1142 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
An unforgettable fine dining experience with favor-filled dishes and unobstructed ocean views.
What 1142 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipJoreneJ
West Palm Beach
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food with a view of the Ocean. Good service in spite of help shortages.

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vipCecilL
Atlantic City
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Staff is so friendly and food is excellent

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JerryV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had requested a window table overlooking ocean for our wedding anniversary almost a week in advance and were told it wasn't a problem. The table was not available. We got a table with another table in between our view. Other than that... food and service were great. We would go back again.

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vipPaul
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Enzo provided a great dining experience.

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AlbertF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a fantastic meal and great service. Best view in Sea Isle city

JC
JimC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our best meal at the shore this summer - outstanding!

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DianaR
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was superb! Our server Lucy was so attentive and just amazing considering how busy she was!! Will definitely be returning!

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DawnS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

.Spring salad with peppers and mozzarella was delicious. Chicken parm and cod special also tasty. Great night out.

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CP246
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service very good, view is fantastic. Overall great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Extremely disappointed in host/service. We had a 6:30 reservation, arrived on time and were seated after 6:30. Our reservation was for 4 people, one person took ill, but we still had 3 persons. We were seated at a f table set for 6, which was odd. Our server was very friendly and attentive. After we placed our order, the appetizer was promptly served. However, the entrees took a very long time to come out. As we were all anxious/hungry at that point, we wasted no time eating our dinner. As we were celebrating a birthday and had a cake waiting back at the house, we opted to skip dessert. The check was immediately paid upon delivery to our table. Approximately 1 minute after receiving the closed our check from our server, the hostess arrived and announced that we had to immediately leave the table as they had another (large) party waiting for the table. The announcement from the host was loud, insulting and unnecessary. We were shocked. We hadn’t even finished our one bottle of wine. We shudder to think what would have happened if we decided to have dessert?! It was not our request nor desire to sit at a table larger than our reservation request. Staff was unapologetic for the rush job or the lengthy delay in receiving our entrees. Having been to La Finestra before with good results, it was very disappointing to close out our otherwise good evening, and will certainly make us think twice about ever returning to La Finestra, as it should others. Put your feedbag on, pay your check and expect to get the boot…got your money, now get out. Beware!

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JimC
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal had the veal special, excellent waiter. Wish the elevator worked has a friend that has trouble with stairs.
Highly recommend this place!!!

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vipRooney21
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have been going to the Jersey shore for over 50 years spending most of my time in Avalon, NJ. This is the best meal that I have had in the past 20 years. Service was excellent. We split the burrata, melon, prosciutto starter which was amazing and the mains where exceptional. We will be back.

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Strathmere
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Food and service were great but this was our 2nd visit and both times, we had to wait, and wait, and wait for the entrees! Over an hour between salads and the main course. Clearly, the kitchen is not running smoothly. We had the same server both times and she knew what we went through the first visit. It was a shame because we really loved the food. If you’re not in a hurry and willing to wait to eat, bring extra BYOB and plan for a long evening.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food, atmosphere, service…. Employees were all courteous. The food…. “Fa get about it!” 👌🏻Very impressed. Definitely be back.

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CherylW
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with my daughter and husband and all our meals were wonderful. We will definitely be back again and again

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DaveF
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent outside dining atmosphere
Our food quality and service was very, very good.

Highly recommend

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giovannif
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a very nice place with an ocean view. Even though the food was delicious it may have been a bit expensive.
I like to try different places to dine with my wife.

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RebeccaK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food! Nora was a great server and the whole experience was truly outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!

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mesi
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an outstanding meal at La Finestra over the weekend. The food, service and ambiance were exceptional. So glad we tried this byob. We will definitely return.

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Florida
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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vipDada1
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was very busy. The service was very prompt and the food was good. It was quite loud and the tables are a little too close together. Outside dining is nice and it is covered.

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vipTonyG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is ALWAYS great. Nice views. Great night.

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DianeM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was exceptional

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thomass
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great view. Perfect Service. Delicious food. Wonderful evening.

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mangotango
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. Service and food were excellent!

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vipshoredine
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner as usual

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LetsEat
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints!! Always fresh ingredients and consistently delicious.

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WalterJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has an outstanding view of the Atlantic Ocean and Sea Isle City beach. The food was excellent as well as the service. I strongly recommend La Finestra to anyone seeking a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Friends recommended this place while on vacation and it definitely did not disappoint!

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TimothyG
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted by a very pleasant and helpful staff. There were plenty of
diners, but we didn't feel crowded. The food was very well prepared and all
enjoyed their meals. This restaurant is a BYOB, so you bring your own beer or wine.
It's one of the few places in Sea Isle where you can have an ocean view while dining. It felt as though every member of the staff wished us well and thanked us for coming as we exited.

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NanS
Houston
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Much better then Modo Mio. More interesting menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great, as always. Our server, Norah, was delightful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Our servers were great.

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nancya
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our 4th visit. Everything is outstanding at this restaurant. Will continue to recommend and bring our guests here.

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Lynne
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

It is a beautiful restaurant with fantastic ocean views. It is noisy but tolerable. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable; however, they brought our appetizers and our salads all at once making us feel a bit rushed. Despite the rush it was delicious food.

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vipAnthonyP
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and service.

BH
BradH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience!

FAQs

La Finestra offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 486-5033.

La Finestra is rated 4.8 stars by 1142 OpenTable diners.

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.