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    La Fontana Del Mare
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Name: La Fontana Del Mare
Address: 1 South Commonwealth Avenue
City: Strathmere
State: NJ
Zip: 08248
Phone: 609.263.7700
County: Cape May
Cuisine: Italian
Region: Jersey Shore
History: Bujar Dakin, the chef owner of Fontana Del Mare cut his teeth in a variety of Philadelpia and Jersey Shore restaurants before opening this Jersey Shore BYO restaurant. He keeps his skills sharp by visiting Italy once a year to bone up on the latest dishes.
Location: Right next to the Deauville Inn
Description: The restaurant looks like an older shore house from the outside but once you enter you walk into a cozy white table cloth restaurant. White table cloth tables is a rare find indeed for a Jersey Shore BYO restaurant.
Entertainment: After dinner drinks on the deck at the Deauvill Inn is steps away.
BYOB only: Yes
Smoking policy: No smoking
Outside dining: No
Attire: Casual but neat
Corkage Fee: No
Hours: Open Thursday through Sunday until June 15, after June 15, the restaurant is open seven days a week until the middle of September and then converts back to the Thursday to Sunday schedule until the middle of October.
Popular dishes: Tuna Sicilian-style with tomatoes and olives; linguine with clams and mushrooms; and tortellini with mushrooms, peas, and pancetta in a cream or rose sauce.
Catering/Banquet services: No
Stemware offered: Yes
Kind of stemware Standard Wine Glasses
Stemware charge no
Parking: Parking lot on site and on street parking.
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208 of 412 people found this review helpful
WineGuest : Philadelphia, PA
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We were told that a reservation was a must, at 4:00 on a friday if we wanted to dine there later that evening. Our return at 7:15, greeted us with a line of people waiting for tables. Even though we were 15 minutes late for our reservation we were seated upon arrival. Service was hurried, the food was good not great. If the restaurant were inland, the crowds would no doubt be less, as there would be more competition. For a Jersey shore restaurant the food is competitive, and probable several notches above the typical pizzia shop/restaurant.

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