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La Fontana Del Mare

4.8
4.8
787 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

La Fontana Del Mare was first opened in 1998 by Bujar Daku, the head chef and Gani Daku. It is a landmark restaurant, only a block away in small town Strathmere (midway between Sea Isle City and Ocean City). It is a place where diners by the sea can get a splendid taste of Italian from the City of Brotherly Love in a round-about way. The restaurant offers adjusted menus for all kind of diets, therefore making the place open to everyone. We are also accessible to those with disabilities fulfilling the ADA requirements.

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Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 263-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bujar Daku

  • Catering

    We cater for parties of 10 people and up.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private dining options for business meetings, birthdays, weddings & rehearsal dinners. Please contact us directly for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Bujar Daku: (609) 233-9660

  • Neighborhood

    Strathmere

  • Cross street

    Uncle Bill's

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti & Insalata

  • Calamari alla Fritta$14.95

    Fresh Calamari, Lightly Breaded and Fried, Served with a Side of Marinara Sauce

    • Cozze$13.95

      P.E.I Mussels with Garlic, Onions, and Herbs in a White Wine Or Marinara Sauce. Red Sauce, White Sauce

      • Vongole$14.95

        Clams Sautéed in a Garlic White Or Marinara Sauce. Red Sauce, White Sauce

        • Caprese$11.95

          Slices of Tomato, Long Hot Pepper, and Fresh Mozzarella Topped with Basil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

          • Involtini di Melanzane$11.95

            Egg-battered Eggplant Rolled and Filled with Ricotta, Spinach, and Ground Walnuts Topped with Marinara Sauce and Provolone Cheese

            • Mozzarella alla Fontana$11.95

              Lightly Breaded Homemade Mozzarella Served with a Creamy Pesto Sauce

              • Frutti di Mare$18.95

                Sauteed Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, and Calamari in a Tomato Or Garlic Wine

                Salads

                • Caesar$8.95

                  Romaine Lettuce with Caesar Dressing and Shaved Parmigiana

                  • Arugula$9.95

                    Baby Arugula, Shaved Parmigiana, and Cherry Tomatoes Topped with E.v.o.o

                    • Spinach$9.95

                      Baby Spinach Tossed with Gorgonzola, Pine Nuts, and Crispy Pancetta in a Sherry Vinaigrette

                      • Pasta Fagioli$9.95

                        Pasta

                        • Spaghetti alla Pomodoro$18.95

                          Spaghetti Pasta in Pomodoro Sauce Topped with Fresh

                          • Spaghetti alla Carbonara$21.95

                            Spaghetti Pasta with Eggs, Pancetta, Black Pepper, and Grated Parmigiana Cheese in a Light Cream Sauce

                            • Penne alla Vodka$21.95

                              Penne Pasta with Pancetta & Peas in a Vodka Rose Cream Sauce

                              • Penne Puttanesca$19.95

                                Penne Pasta with Capers, Olives, and Anchovies in a Spicy Marinara Sauce

                                • Gnocchi alla Gorgonzola #1$23.95

                                  Homemade Potato Pasta in a Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce

                                  • Gnocchi alla Gorgonzola #2$23.95

                                    Homemade Potato Pasta in a Light Blush Sauce Garnished with Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

                                    • Rigatoni alla Bolognese$21.95

                                      Rigatoni Pasta in Our Classic Meat Sauce

                                      • Lasagna Bolognese$22.95

                                        Layers of Flat Pasta Stuffed with Ricotta, Mozzarella, & Pecorino Crotenese Cheeses and Our Classic Meat Sauce

                                        Pasta de Mare

                                        • Linguini Pecatore$27.05

                                          Linguini Pasta Tossed with Shrimp, Calamari, Mussels, & Clams in a Marinara Or Garlic White Wine Sauce

                                          • Liguini alla Vongole$25.95

                                            Linguini Pasta Sautéed with Clams and Finished in a Garlic White Wine Sauce

                                            • Penne alla Scampi$26.95

                                              Penne Pasta Sautéed with Jumbo Shrimp in a Basil-rose Cognac Cream Sauce

                                              • Capellinii alla Positano$27.95

                                                Angel Hair Pasta Tossed with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat & Capers in a Light Marinara Sauce

                                                • Gamberi Fontana$25.95

                                                  Fettuccine Pasta Sautéed with Shrimp, Baby Spinach and Diced Tomatoes in a White Wine Sauce.

                                                  • Gamberi Diavoli$25.95

                                                    Linguini Pasta Sautéed with Shrimp and Calabrian Chili Peppers in a White Wine Marinara Sauce

                                                    Pollo

                                                    • Pollo Piccata$25.00

                                                      Chicken Breast Sautéed with Mushrooms & Capers in Lemon White Wine Served over Capellini

                                                      • Pollo Fontana$26.00

                                                        Chicken Cutlet Topped with Prosciutto, Spinach, & Mozzarella Finished in a Cognac Demi-glaze

                                                        • Pollo Franchese$25.00

                                                          Chicken Breast Dipped in Egg, Sautéed with Capers in Lemon White Wine Served over Capellini

                                                          • Pollo alla Parmigiana$24.00

                                                            Lightly Breaded Chicken Cutlet Baked with Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Topped with Marinara Sauce

                                                            • Pollo alla Marsala$25.00

                                                              Chicken Cutlet Sautéed with Fresh Mushrooms in a Marsala Demi-glaze

                                                              • Pollo alla Milanese$25.00

                                                                Lightly Breaded Pan-seared Chicken Cutlet Topped with Arugula Drizzled in Lemon Olive Oil

                                                                Vitello

                                                                • Vitello alla Fontana`$28.00

                                                                  Veal Medallions Sautéed with Porcini Mushrooms & Prosciutto, Topped with Mozzarella & Finished in a Cognac Demi-glaze

                                                                  • Vitello alla Franchise$26.00

                                                                    Veal Medallions Dipped in Egg, Sautéed with Capers in Lemon White Wine Served over Capellini

                                                                    • Vitello alla Picatta$26.00

                                                                      Veal Medallions with Mushrooms & Capers in Lemon White Wine Served over Capellini

                                                                      • Vitello alla Parmigiana$25.00

                                                                        Lightly Breaded Veal Medallions Baked with Fresh Mozzarella Cheese & Marinara Sauce

                                                                        • Vitello Marsala$25.00

                                                                          Veal Medallions with Mixed Mushrooms in a Demi-glaze Sauce

                                                                          Pesce

                                                                          • Branzino$37.00

                                                                            Fillet of Branzino Sautéed with Artichokes, Capers, Cherry Tomatoes in a White Wine over Angel Hair Pasta

                                                                            • Salmon alla Fiorentina$26.00

                                                                              Grilled Salmon Served with Sautéed Spinach

                                                                              • Langostinos

                                                                                Grilled Large Mediterranean Shrimp Dressed with Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

                                                                                Risotto

                                                                                • Risotto alla Pescatore$28.00

                                                                                  Italian Arborio Rice with Shrimp, Calamari, Mussels, & Clams in a Marinara Or Garlic White Wine Sauce

                                                                                  • Risotto alla Funghi$23.00

                                                                                    Italian Arborio Rice Sautéed with Shiitake, Porcini, & Regular Mushrooms in a Light Truffle Cream Sauce

                                                                                    • Risotto alla Scampi$26.00

                                                                                      Italian Arborio Rice Sautéed with Jumbo Shrimp in a Basil-rose Cognac Cream Sauce

                                                                                      Last updated: March 13, 2022

                                                                                      What 787 people are saying

                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                      4.8
                                                                                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                      • 4.8Food
                                                                                      • 4.7Service
                                                                                      • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                      • 4.3Value

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                                                                                        MKoc

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        42 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        42 reviews

                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        A wonderful dinner with great service by Angela and Ahmed. Chicken parm was delicious always.

                                                                                      2. SC

                                                                                        StephenC

                                                                                        Atlantic City

                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Excellent food as usual. Waiter vey good.

                                                                                      3. MK

                                                                                        MKoc

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Joe was a great server!!

                                                                                      4. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Mother’s Day…excellent, as usual.

                                                                                      5. MB

                                                                                        MicheleB

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                        Food was delicious!! It had been a while but so glad we were able to go back!

                                                                                      6. VM

                                                                                        ValerieM

                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                        55 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        55 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Love this restaurant. Always have a perfect meal!

                                                                                      7. V

                                                                                        Valerie080

                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                        60 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        60 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                        Food was delicious! Beautiful variety and delightful specials. The restaurant was packed - surprising for mid-April at the shore. The wait staff were very stretched but did a good job making sure the patrons were seated and fed. Highly recommend dining here.

                                                                                      8. v

                                                                                        vino

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        69 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        69 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Great specials and fresh pasta, the Bolognese never disapppoints.

                                                                                      9. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                        Excellent food and service, beautiful location.!

                                                                                      10. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Great location and access to restaurant was easy.

                                                                                      11. DP

                                                                                        DebP

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        The food never disappoints, and the service is superb! The veal parmesan and salmon on spinach entrees were excellent. Looking forward to sitting on the patio when the weather warms up.

                                                                                      12. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Always wonderful! Love the outdoor dining experience and the sun shades that are drawn if the sun moves to your table before sunset. I’ve watched beautiful lightning storms roll in from afar while dining in the past. The food is delicious!! I have a new favorite, the Shrimp Risotto is absolute perfection. I have had an excellent meal and experience each time I’ve dined here. This BYOB is a favorite!!

                                                                                      13. HM

                                                                                        HMPh

                                                                                        Atlantic City

                                                                                        44 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        44 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on September 10, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Food was excellent,as always! Ser ice was with a smile

                                                                                      14. SM

                                                                                        SarahM

                                                                                        Charleston

                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on August 24, 2021

                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                        What the hell happened? Last night was a s_ _t show! Terrible service, mediocre food. This was our favorite restaurant for the last 2 years!! Calamari was rubbery, bruschetta was stale, pasta wasn’t fresh, and we spent $240 without tip! We will not be back. Usually the best Italian food around! It was like a new owner took over and ruined the restaurant. Very sad.

                                                                                      15. R

                                                                                        Redflyer

                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on August 20, 2021

                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                        Always a really nice meal here. Risotto scampi was on point. Chicken Marsala had really nice flavor and chicken was very tender. Eggplant Rolatini was excellent. Server was new but was doing the best she could. Will return again.

                                                                                      16. LA

                                                                                        LynnA

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on August 3, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        As soon as we arrived we were greeted warmly and seated. We enjoyed sitting on the open porch. Our server was very pleasant and accommodating. The food was very delicious and we both decided that we would definitely return. Lynn and Sandy

                                                                                      17. SB

                                                                                        SalB

                                                                                        Atlantic City

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on July 24, 2021

                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                                                        My wife and I dined outside on the terrace. The atmosphere was very nice and it was a beautiful day outside. The service was a little slow but the servers were very nice. Water was poured but we weren't asked if we wanted anything to drink. Appetizers were pretty good. Caprese appetizer was a little different but I liked it. It had fried hot peppers and avocado slices (which isn't typical) in addition to the tomatoes and mozzarella. My wife got the burrata salad which had the cheese ball with prosciutto and red peppers. She thought that is was just ok. The red peppers still had thick skins on them, so she had to try to remove them before eating. My entree was seafood risotto. This was disappointing. Basically this a bowl of buttered rice and cheese with topped with seafood. The seafood wasn't cooked in with the rice so it didn't have much flavor at all. My wife got linguini with clams. She said that the pasta was undercooked and did not have much of a seafood taste as well. So overall, it wasn't bad, but was far from excellent. We probably will look somewhere else for authentic Italian food when down the shore.

                                                                                      18. JE

                                                                                        JosephE

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on July 9, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        If you are in Ocean City New Jersey, go here for dinner. Food was excellent as was service (despite being very busy). Ask for an outside table and bring your own wine.

                                                                                      19. KG

                                                                                        KathleenG

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on July 4, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Absolutely Delicious! Love this restaurant. Food impeccable and service always superb!

                                                                                      20. JA

                                                                                        JoAnneD

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on July 3, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                        We have eaten there 3 times in the past 30 days. The food is delicious. I feel that the pricing on daily specials is a little high.

                                                                                      21. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on July 1, 2021

                                                                                        overall2food4service3ambience1

                                                                                        Totally chaotic experience. With that said, once we were seated, our actual waiter was great! He did everything he could. The food was fine. To be fair, there was a huge storm going on along with a huge crowd arriving at once. On a more normal night, it is quite possible that this could be a delightful choice.

                                                                                      22. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on July 1, 2021

                                                                                        overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                        Arrived 15 minutes prior to reservation and was not greeted on a friendly manner as the employee thought we were 30 minutes early. Had to request more beverages and bread, server appeared to be answering phones in addition to waiting tables.

                                                                                      23. KG

                                                                                        KathleenG

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 27, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        AMAZING! Dinner delicious! Highly recommended!! Loved it!!!

                                                                                      24. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 27, 2021

                                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                        It was extremely loud. Food was fair and extremely overpriced. Bathrooms were very messy.

                                                                                      25. CF

                                                                                        CFred

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 26, 2021

                                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience2

                                                                                        We come here all of the time. This time I did not like the halibut special. Kind of dry and too sweet for me. We sat at the table near the outside window so we basically dodged traffic in and out all night. And it was very loud. But I will go back because I love their bronzino and other dishes. Must have been just a loud and busy night. And I will ask not to sit there. But all is good!!

                                                                                      26. B

                                                                                        Bobs

                                                                                        Naples

                                                                                        41 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        41 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 26, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Always great food and service at the restaurant. Their apps were especially good with a nice variety. Highly recommended.

                                                                                      27. JG

                                                                                        JimG

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 25, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Great to have a BYOB at the beach that takes reservations

                                                                                      28. D

                                                                                        Deedee

                                                                                        Unspecified

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on June 25, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Best dinner of vacation! Artichoke prosciutto antipasta was soooo good, as was the entire meal. "eccellente e perfetto"

                                                                                      29. B

                                                                                        Bobby

                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 22, 2021

                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                        Good food; expensive.

                                                                                      30. RF

                                                                                        RosemaryF

                                                                                        Charlotte

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 21, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Great food and service. Will return when in the area.

                                                                                      31. P

                                                                                        Pamm

                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 20, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                        We had a lovely table outside, the sun screens are perfect! The scallop appetizer special and the lobster ravioli special were both delicious, as was the veal parm and calamari. Our waitress was very pleasant and cheerful, even tho she was clearly doing the work of two people!

                                                                                      32. CC

                                                                                        CherylC

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        30 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        30 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 18, 2021

                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                        We frequent La Fontana regularly. This was a bit disappointing. Both the appetizer and entree were incorrect. It was busy and loud. The food is always delicious but it wasn't what was ordered. We had requested outside seating in our reservation but they were not able to accommodate this time around.

                                                                                      33. JD

                                                                                        JoanD

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on June 16, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                        Great food, great service. Pricey but worth it. Specials are always good.

                                                                                      34. DD

                                                                                        DianD

                                                                                        Seattle

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 15, 2021

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                        lovely setup on their porch -- very comfortable. Food delicious as always.

                                                                                      35. JF

                                                                                        JoeF

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 15, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Great staff, expert and dedicated owners! Food is always great! After a tough Covid year you guys are still the best ! Love the new menu! Glad your here in Strathmere ! Our best wishes!

                                                                                      36. G

                                                                                        Galia

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on June 15, 2021

                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                        Very good food; excellent service; only complaint is that one of the window shades was broken so the sun was in my eyes (we could have moved because we were early and other tables were available but this would have been a problem later as restaurant was full). Wished the patio in back had been open.

                                                                                      37. JR

                                                                                        JaneR

                                                                                        Atlantic City

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on June 13, 2021

                                                                                        overall2food2service5ambience3

                                                                                        When we arrived we were promptly seated but at a table that was under a fan with a recessed light above it. The result was a strobe light effect on our table. Fortunately they were able to move us to another table. The appetizers were very good. We had fried calamari and the caprese. The ceasar salads were also very good. My daughter got the lobster ravioli special which was rich but delicious. Her boyfriend liked his lasagna. My husband had a sausage bolognese which he said was fair. I ordered the capellini a al positano which is the pasta with lump crab meat. I ordered it because I thought it would taste like spaghetti with crabs but it did not. Unfortunately it was dominated by a very acidity red sauce. I couldn’t even taste the crab through it. I ended up picking the crab out and just eating that. I’m use to a red seafood sauce that is actually cooked with the crab in it not just crab put on the dish after ward. The sauce carried no flavor of seafood and was very acidic. It was very disappointing. I was the only one to order dessert. The cheesecake looked like it came from the local grocery store freezer and it was still partially frozen. It came with a red syrup that we guessed was supposed to be strawberry. That was a total fail. My daughter got a cannoli to go and we tasted it and thought it was good. I’m guessing the menu is very hit or miss and I doubt I’ll take another chance here. The service however was very attentive.

                                                                                      38. J

                                                                                        Jean

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        52 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        52 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 12, 2021

                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Delicious meal & great service. Pictures of capellini alla position & risotto alla pescatore!

                                                                                      39. D

                                                                                        David

                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on June 12, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        We had a lovely dinner on a summer's evening. The outside patio was just ideal. We were four for dinner and each dish was excellent. Remember its a BYO wine restaurant.

                                                                                      40. A

                                                                                        Aliasannie

                                                                                        Orlando

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on June 10, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        This is our favorite restaurant at the Jersey Shore. This last meal was the best ever - everyone agreed. All 4 of us enjoyed our meal, but the artichoke appetizer special was the hit of the night. The wait staff were accommodating as it was a little chilly on the porch and when the table across from us complained, they turned off the fans and turned the heaters on. Fantastic is why we keep going back here. Can't wait until the next time

                                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                        • Contactless payment available

                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                      La Fontana Del Mare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 263-7700.

                                                                                      La Fontana Del Mare is rated 4.8 stars by 787 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                      Google Map for La Fontana Del Mare

                                                                                      1 S. Commonwealth Avenue Strathmere, NJ 08248

                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                        Uncle Bill's

                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                        Strathmere

                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                        Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                        Italian

                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                        Private Lot

                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                        Bujar Daku

                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                        Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                        (609) 263-7700

                                                                                      • Catering

                                                                                        We cater for parties of 10 people and up.

                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                        We offer private dining options for business meetings, birthdays, weddings & rehearsal dinners. Please contact us directly for more details.

                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                        Bujar Daku: (609) 233-9660

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