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Fine Italian Cuisine


Voted South Jersey's Best Restaurant

(609) 967-7708 / Reservations

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Fine Italian Cuisine


Voted South Jersey's Best Restaurant

(609) 967-7708 / Reservations

A Destination

La Vecchia Fontana brings fine dining to the shore. Beautifully located a block from the beach in Avalon, New Jersey, La Vecchia Fontana brings a wonderfully breathtaking Mediterranean style ambiance to the Jersey shore, complete with elegant Southern Italian seaside villa décor with an amazing view of the ocean. La Vecchia Fontana prepares deliciously authentic and classic Italian cuisine served with charm and a smile. It offers guests a place to relax and acts as an escape from the monotony of daily life. Bring an appetite and your favorite bottle of wine for a classic, fine Italian dinner and homemade desserts and prepare to get swept away by La Vecchia Fontana.

The Service

When you walk into La Vecchia Fontana, the mouthwatering aroma, soothing oceanside breeze, and attentive staff greet you. At La Vecchia Fontana, great food and excellent service are one. The staff are skilled, friendly, and professional, serving each dish with ease, charm, and sincere hospitality.

At La Vecchia Fontana, you come as a guest
and leave as family.

The Atmosphere

La Vecchia Fontana offers its guests the best traditional Italian cuisine in a refined and relaxing Southern Italian sea side atmosphere.   Set a few steps from the beach in the heart of Avalon and light years away in setting, ambiance and dining experience, La Vecchia Fontana brings Mediterranean sea side décor and hospitality to the shore. We combine delectable cuisine, creativity and presentation, and exceptional service for an astonishing experience.

 

The Food

At La Vecchia Fontana our chefs take the time to prepare all the food from scratch. Each dish is crafted individually, one more exquisite and decadent than the next. Here at La Vecchia Fontana, out chefs work diligently to ensure their dishes are nothing short of perfection. 

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Eat Together


Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.

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Eat Together


Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


Bujar Daku

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Albanian-born restaurateur, Bujar Daku, along with his brother Gani Daku, brings old-world charm, passion and perfection to each delectable dish. Renowned executive chef Bujar is responsible for maintaining the quality, taste, and authenticity of La Fontana’s cuisine, selecting each ingredient, produce, meats, fish, and cheese fresh everyday. If it’s not good enough for his table, it won’t make it to yours. Chef Bujar and his family came to the United States from Albania in 1990 in search for freedom, successfully working his way through the kitchens of some of the top restaurants in Philadelphia.  In 1998, Chef Bujar,  a former chef at La Veranda and La Buca restaurants in Philadelphia, struck fine dining gold when he opened his first restaurant, La Fontana Del Mare in Strathmere, New Jersey. Voted Best of South Jersey, the popular La Fontana Del Mare has brought fine dining to the shore. In 2006, He, along with brothers, opened La Fontana Della Citta in the Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, followed in 2008 by La Fontana Coast in Sea Isle City. During the summer of 2013, La Vecchia Fontana opened as his newest addition.

Executive Chef/ Owner