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Polpo - Avalon, Avalon, NJ
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Polpo - Avalon

4.3
4.3
1265 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Italian Restaurant that specializes in Venetian fare with a focus on seafood.

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2 people

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Booked 75 times today

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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 830-2904

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Bujar Daku

  • Area

    Avalon

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,265 people are saying

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Eating

  • South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Eating

  • South Jersey Shore

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, as always!!!

  2. PW

    PatWR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food every time.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and server was outstanding. Very nice outdoor setting. We will definitely come back!

  4. T

    Tony

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food. Accommodating staff who let us pick the table we wanted. Service was a bit spotty but we understood that our waitress was new.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delightful! Service was very good, Abby was nice and polite. Great experience! Will go back

  6. MD

    MarianneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside which was lovely! The waitress, Grace, was sweet and energetic! We all loved our food both the presentation and taste! Delish!

  7. SM

    SienaM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Celebrating Daughter’s birthday dinner and were out of many entree options. Very slow service, verging on rude. Mediocre food and filthy bathrooms.

  8. DK

    DaveK

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent. The service was very professional and ambience was great both indoors and outdoors.

  9. JD

    JamesD

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    The inside was extremely loud and very difficult to have a normal conversation. The meals were also very expensive from a value viewpoint.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Great food. However, my mother wanted just a salad for dinner and they didn’t let her get a salad.. she had to order an entree. Kind of weird. And they add $9 for credit card use, also weird.

  11. K

    Kevinm

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    They charge to use a credit card that is absolutely crazy I will not be back!

  12. NY

    NYgirl

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistently, the seafood, salads, desert and service is very good. They are doing repair work outside so the side area was unavailable but we were happy sitting outside on the front of the restaurant.

  13. PM

    PattiM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    First time there. The menu selections were large. Our server was very personable, and the food was delicious. The restaurant seemed to get hit with diners after we ordered, and it looked like the serving staff was swamped. Although it took a bit longer than expected to get our dinners, everything was very good and it would not prevent me from going back.

  14. LB

    LisaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    First time visiting this restaurant, overall everything was wonderful. Would highly recommend. However, dessert prices are highly inflated. Slice of cheesecake is $12! Our other dessert was $13!

  15. ST

    SharonT

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food is always delicious h/e the wait time to be seated with a reservation needs improvement. We have a reservation but every time we dine at Polpo we wait to be seated. This time it was half hour. The service was excellent!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3

    Waited 20 minutes with a reservation and food very overpriced. Overall not a good experience. Too many reservations and not enough servers. Will not go back.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5

    Sat down on time and put our order right in as we viewed Menu online ahead of time. .Waitress was the worst. We waited one and a half hours for our food. Very bad service. Waited extremely long time For the appetizer/ Entree Then again for the Check. The food actually wasn’t bad. First and last time for us!!

  18. JG

    JamesG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Outside the bugs were very bad! Not sure why they can’t put out torches to keep bugs away

  19. AM

    AaronM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    The food was very bland, but the service was good.

  20. S

    Shrimp

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wonderful food We are here often Not happy about being charged $10 to use our debit card! Sad

  21. EH

    ErinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food here was delicious! My husband ordered the chicken Marsala and did not realize that it did not come with pasta. Other than that, it was a great experience and will highly recommend

  22. PA

    PAPAT

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We felt rushed. Food was piping hot. After food was delivered no one asked us if we wanted any cheese for our pasta. No a biggie, but still….

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Incredible food! Didn’t realize it was BYOB, so note that ahead of time if you plan to go! Sat outside and atmosphere was fine, but nothing special. The draw is definitely the food!

  24. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great gnocchi & gelato.

  25. g

    gerards

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent as always. Madison our waitress was awesome. Very expensive but we know that and continue to come

  26. A

    Anonymous

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed every bite! The veal Fontana was delicious but I had no time to take a picture because it looked and smelled too good!

  27. D

    Dave

    Atlantic City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and wonderful service. Go and enjoy your meal.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and the pasta special was delicious!!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    We pick Polpo because of proximity- the last few times it is under staffed and food takes over 1 hour to arrive and it arrives cold. There was no utensils and it took a long time to get anyone to bring them. Never got water and wine glasses were not taken away for all kids. It is sad that there aren’t more places in the island similar. Polpo needs to step up the plate to keep customers.

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    notyetaseniorcitizen

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Such a nice Al fresco experience!

  31. S

    Sharon

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Table outside as requested but location was literally on the street corner so we had to endure all the people walking in both directions and cars coming and going. Also everyone waiting for a table were surrounding us making it very noisy. Terrible ambiance. Very disappointed. Service - waiter was okay. I think he tried but he was clearly overworked and the kitchen was slow. . Appetizers took 30 mins to come out (how difficult is burrata to prepare?) ordered the special Dover Sole plate but I don’t think it was Dover sole. It was a thick white fish. Never saw DS like that. It wasn’t good. And it cost $55!!! Complete rip-off My friend had Linguini pescatore which was bland. We’ve had much better. The bill for 2 was $135 plus tip which is pricey for a BYOB and we did not enjoy the experience. Just wanted to get out of there. We enjoy trying new BYO’s at the jersey shore but we will not go back to this one and will not recommend

  32. NF

    NovaFan

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed a table outside -- party of 9 -- for a small birthday celebration. Everything was excellent, as usual! Food and service were great. Highly recommend!

  33. VM

    ValerieM

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food was delicious! Our server Redi was fabulous and have had him in the past as we visit this restaurant several times per season (5 times a year). Always delicious and never a disappointment! Go! You will enjoy!

  34. m

    marshapet

    Philadelphia

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated a girls weekend and birthday. Fabulous dining. Delicious.

  35. H

    Hfiedler

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and the food was amazing. Everything was delicious. We had the carbonara and the veal chop special. Both amazing. We started with the sausage and bean appetizer. The only downside to the evening was the large table of 7, that we were seated next to were so extraordinarily loud that it really did make it hard to hear one another and have a nice conversation. We should have asked to move to another table. No biggie. The restaurant does not serve regular coffee so we opted for the espresso and it was perfect! We highly recommend this restaurant and will return. The meal was perfection! Thank you, Polpo.

  36. CS

    CulinarySeeker

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    I wanted to give this restaurant a second chance - my first experience was not good. Sadly, I should have followed my first try and not have tried again. From rude wait staff to mediocre food, it was less than stellar. Not sure what people see in this place or maybe it is just the pretentiousness that people like. I have never been to a restaurant that would not allow you to order as you go so you don’t have to be rushed with food. In fact, i tried 2 other superior restaurants in Avalon and had no issue. But not here! The calamari was over done - not tender as it should be. The salad was mostly ends. The branzino restively tasteless. Better restaurants to experience in Avalon and Stone Harbor - this isn’t one of them. A waste of money.

  37. M

    Muncher114

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    The lobster ravioli with scallops and shrimp special was a real disappointment…scallops the size of pencil erasers, indistinguishable shrimp, and under filled ravioli for the price of $48.00! Come on! My friend’s veal parmigiana was unremarkable. Needless to say we were disappointed with our dinners. The table area was so dark I had to use my phone flash light to read the menu and check. The credit card surcharge was a surprise as was the automatic tip added to my credit card payment without my consent. On the bright side, our waiter, Casey, was polite and courteous. It is on to Luciano’s next time.

  38. E

    Eastcoastfoodie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Don't waste your money. Small portions, large price point and mediocre to poor quality food. The lobster ravioli "special" was room temperature, although the bottom of the dish it was sitting in was somehow warm (probably from a hot warming device), causing the waiter to rebut me with "it feels hot." Our 92 year old grandpop said the meal was the worst meal he ever had. Then, the restaurant charged an automatic 20 percent gratuity (10 people ) plus about 2.5 percent for using a credit card. BYOB was nice but even without alcohol on the bill our meal was just under $400.00 for 9 entrees and 1 tiny beet salad. We regretted the visit.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    We knew we would wait for over an hour. The last 2 times we wait over an hour for food but last night it took over 1 hour and 15 and we got the appetizers and food at the same tome. The food was cold. Is probably best to serve less tables of staff cannot meet expectations. Polpo is a great place and good food but needs some TLC- The look of the building is not very attractive since the repairs have not been done yet.

  40. D

    Doreen

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience1

    3 chefs didn’t show so service was so slow

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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You can order delivery directly from Polpo - Avalon using the Order Online button. Polpo - Avalon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 830-2904.

Polpo - Avalon is rated 4.3 stars by 1265 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 75 times today

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Delivery

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Google Map for Polpo - Avalon

3250 Dune Drive Avalon, NJ 08202

Additional information

  • Area

    Avalon

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Bujar Daku

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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