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La Finestra, Sea Isle City, NJ

La Finestra

4.9
4.9
1373 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian

An unforgettable fine dining experience with favor-filled dishes and unobstructed ocean views.

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Booked 70 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner 4:30pm-10:30pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 486-5033

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    lenny : (609) 486-5033

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What 1,373 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Scenic View

  • South Jersey Shore

    Best Overall

  • South Jersey Shore

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • South Jersey Shore

    Best Ambience

  • South Jersey Shore

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  • South Jersey Shore

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  1. T

    Theresa

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. We will go back. But this time we will remember the wine. 😮😊

  2. BD

    BarbaraD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite Restaurants. Never disappoints

  3. R

    Rocky

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was exceptional. Enzo our waiter was outstanding as he always is.

  4. J

    Judy

    Naples

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit but not the last! Great food and also great location with view of the ocean.

  5. CL

    CecilL

    Atlantic City

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovn it. Specials are just that, special!

  6. JW

    JimW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was one of the best meals I have had this year along with all of my quests said the same thing can’t wait to come back

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, ambiance, view!! Highly recommend!

  8. M

    Marita

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great " hot"food served at the appropriate time, not rushed. Wait staff all properly attentive and personable. Highly recommend.

  9. l

    luvbeer

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food & service.

  10. S

    Sher

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a beautiful evening so took a table outside. Service was good and servers were very pleasant. Food was very good and portions generous. Very enjoyable experience.

  11. a

    annb

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We had a very good meal. Service was alittle slow but honestly not bad and our food was well prepared so we were fine with it. The serving sizes of the pasta dishes were small which we were puzzled about because they gave a large amount of chicken in our dishes. Service was great- very personable staff. We were seated outside and it was a nice evening but you do have people walking through as they are out and about walking around the promenade. We weren’t bothered by it. We would definitely to back again.

  12. DD

    DrDiane

    Philadelphia

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    we had a lovely experience, however our waiter was somewhat aloof and definitely not as attentive as Nora is! My husband enjoyed the appetizer with sausage and beans very much and highly recommends. My friend really liked her entree as well. Would like to see you get better bread and also have olive oil and parmesan available for the bread.

  13. AS

    AndrewS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service, and awesome Ocean views. We’ve been here several times and will continue to go back. Get the chicken parm!

  14. W

    Weegwow

    Atlantic City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view is indescribable. Was extremely fortunate to get a window seat. We were greeted with a friendly smile, the waitress and staff were excellent and accommodating. The food was delicious and the choices were extensive. Dessert was a great ending. We will be back.

  15. CS

    ChrisS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the round table - better for social gatherings

  16. TT

    TeeTimeMike

    Philadelphia

    271 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    271 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    La Finestra was in one word was awesome. Excellent service and fresh food - octopus starter in red sauce was delicious. Entrees were nicely prepared - we recommend the La Finestra pastes ragu with short ribs and veal La Finestra with crab & mushrooms. The chocolate mousse cake was a great finish to a one fine meal. The place is a bit pricey being at the beach but it is BYOB to help out. So well worth it.

  17. FW

    FrankW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Service was very good. Asked for a nice window seat for our anniversary and got one. Place was crowded so they definitely held it for us. No wait to get table. Very nice time! Great place!

  18. M

    Mary

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food & view were wonderful!

  19. S

    Stepsite

    Philadelphia

    351 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    351 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We been going to La Finistra for some of their apps that we love (artichokes, broccoli rabe with sausage). We had the octopus, which was delicious, so that will be in the rotation! But, what I loved most at our recent visit was the serving of perfectly cooked vegetables with the Bronzino. Can’t remember the last time I had such a nice serving of veggies!! Service and atmosphere are also spot on!

  20. C

    Cruvertwin

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Dined outside, it was nice but very windy. Food was excellent. Would go again.

  21. MJ

    MeghanJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Went for a birthday dinner, and the food was delicious, and great dessert options.

  22. DD

    DrDiane

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    nora is the best server! she is fantastic! thank you for the window table as well my friend and I had fantastic pasta dishes my friend had the arugula and pear salad and loved it we shared asparagus and burrata appetizer it was okay but very small portion of asparagus please get better bread!! get the kind that Mike's or Giovanni has! please serve olive oil and cheese with bread!

  23. CL

    CecilL

    Atlantic City

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal here yet. Mussels are amazing. Great service as Always

  24. TC

    TheyCallHimHollywood

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last season, we ate at La Finestra 4 times in 2 weeks. This season, we're 2 more visits in and the standards of excellence remain. Chef Ledian "Lenny" "Leddy" Alliu and his crew seem to improve with every visit. Many of the staff have been there for years or since the opening. They all have personality but definitely know how to host and handle the multiple floors. The view of the ocean can't be beat in Sea Isle on the ocean side. The octopus appetizer, the muscles, and the special beet salad were amazing. Our entrees of salmon, scallops, two types of risotto, and fish specials were all very well executed. My standard go-to is the Bronzino. The red broth for the muscles and octo is rich in flavor but not heavy. What a wonderful option for indoor or outdoor BYO dining!

  25. MA

    MelanieA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful and service was great! We got the window seat for my birthday celebration and had a wonderful time. We will be back

  26. s

    spatzdo

    Washington DC

    153 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Nice atmosphere food good a little pricey

  27. JM

    JimM

    Adelaide

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wait staff and Maitre D were nice and friendly. Will go back again.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family dinner including 2 grand babies I can’t say enough about the service felt like we were only table in the room they anticipated our every need and the table settings were spot on we highly recommend and you can’t beat the ocean view

  29. S

    Sasquatch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Try the tiramisu it is excellent. N.

  30. K

    Kathy

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat us on time, great view, service was flawless and food was good.

  31. DD

    DanielleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WE LOVE LA finestra... it is our new favorite dinner spot. Nothing to complain about at all.

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    endurodave

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was excellent, but pricey. Specials were very over priced.

  33. AP

    AnthonyP

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lamb shank and homemade pasta was outstanding. Excellent service with Lucy.

  34. MB

    MaureenB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner on our second visit to La Finestra. Excellent service and service again! We look forward to going back when we are at the Jersey Shore next year.

  35. T

    Tazzy

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and excellent service!

  36. D

    Dinesaround

    Philadelphia

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great experience - food, service, atmosphere. Always a winner!

  37. DQ

    DanQ

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Finestra is the very best restaurant in South Jersey.

  38. MB

    MaureenB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Would definitely go back!

  39. DD

    DrDiane

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nora is an outstanding server! I always want her to be my waitress. Thank you for providing the extra sauce for my pasta. The artichoke appetizer was good. I think you need to invest in better bread. The bread is somewhat bland. Both Mike's seafood and Giovanni's in Sea Isle have much better bread. Perhaps, you can source your bread from where they do. More fresh parmesan please

  40. R

    Rich

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific meal & service, as usual.

FAQs

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

La Finestra is rated 4.9 stars by 1373 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 70 times today
Google Map for La Finestra

25 John F Kennedy Blvd Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

Additional information

  • Area

    Sea Isle City

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner 4:30pm-10:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access

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