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Polpo - Avalon, Avalon, NJ
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Polpo - Avalon

4.5
4.5
1445 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Italian Restaurant that specializes in Venetian fare with a focus on seafood.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

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

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What 1,445 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Group Bookings

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Eating

  • South Jersey Shore

    Group Bookings

  • South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. JP

    JoeP

    Atlantic City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service, best meal in a long time!
  2. LB

    LindaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time eating at this restaurant and I didn't have high expectations being Thanksgiving. It turned out to be a very low key night and the service was excellent. Everyone in our party enjoyed their entrees. We would definitely come back and recommend this restaurant. Added bonus ...it's a BYOB.
  3. LC

    LisaC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Polpo and it was excellent. The food was amazing, staff was attentive and friendly, and our waitress, Lizzie, was awesome.
  4. MA

    MichaelA

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Belated birthday celebration was the occasion and Polpo did not fail to make it a memorable one. Great food and the specials were just that with the Flounder Francaise light but tasty and the lobster ravioli with shrimp was equally savory. Service was attentive but not intrusive and conversation with server amusing and welcomed. Will definitely plan a return visit.
  5. FD

    FineDiner67

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice variety. A bit pricey but portions were surprisingly good. Really enjoyed flounder special. Noise level a bit much for being only 1/3rd full. Think it was just the dining room acoustics. Offseason, so place emptied quite early. Service good.
  6. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! Love Val!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh magnificent food
  8. AW

    AlexusW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love coming here, even in the off season. Friendly service, fantastic food, and a nice ambiance. They have a few different locations, this one and “Otto” in Bryn Mawr are definitely worth the try.
  9. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend for a nice dinner, request Rachel the wonderful retired nurse for your server!
  10. A

    Anonymous

    Wilmington

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with friends and everyone loved their meals.
  11. M

    Maggie

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great ! We felt like it was a little expensive.
  12. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Love the purse pasta special!
  13. A

    Anonymous

    Wilmington

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous outdoor dining experience at Polpo this evening. The Lobster Ravioli was the best Italian dinner I’ve personally ever had
  14. CW

    ChrisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good , and I know that the specials are always quite expensive , but the quality is excellent .
  15. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband had the halibut and I had shrimp risotto, both outstanding!!
  16. A

    Anonymous

    Wilmington

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a spectacular dinner at Polpo, including both the food and the service. Valery was our Server and she was professional, personable and knowledgeable. The entire staff was friendly and engaging and they clearly cared about the customers and each other. We had mussels, the Pomodorini salad, and the pasta special of the day.
  17. D

    Darla

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always delicious, and it's great they are open during the off season.
  18. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. Our server was awesome, funny & did a great job! My favorite restaurant !!
  19. A

    Anonymous

    Wilmington

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant. Food was really good. BYOB. Wonderful evening.
  20. A

    Anonymous

    Wilmington

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly busy when we got there. Never lost their composure. Best veal dish I have ever had. Terrific service from Valerie.
  21. A

    Anonymous

    Wilmington

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for big parties! Very accommodating!
  22. j

    jkrealtor

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. A bit pricey but isn’t everything these days?
  23. C

    Capt

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Salmon was perfect with a very unique sauce. Chicken Fontana was excellent!
  24. KG

    KathleenG

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother daughter dinner 4 sisters and 92 yr old mother
  25. M

    Momof4

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The food was expensive but just okay. I had the veal special and it looked great but was bland and chewy. I would not go back again for the food. The service was very good.
  26. R

    Refuel

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Acoustics were horrible!
  27. AL

    AnitaL

    Atlantic City

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly enjoyable experience in outside room. Food so specially prepared and presented. We split the bruschetta appetizer (very generous portion), and each ordered our own gnocchi sorrentina. We had plenty to take home and enjoy the next day...yum!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and dinner was fantastic
  29. TF

    TraceyF

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Polpo has the best food! We dine here all the time. Always have great service also. I highly recommend Polpo!!!!
  30. KE

    KatiE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible and service was excellent! Wonderful restaurant
  31. n

    nancyj

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Disappointing experience for sure. So very loud both inside and outside. Service was poor - we asked for iced tea three times before they brought one glass rather than the two we ordered. My dinner which was the salmon special arrived virtually raw and had to be recooked. My salmon had exactly the same sauce and veggies as my husband’s bronzino. The salmon special was $48! Ridiculous. The câprese salad had tomatoes that were hard and tasteless. At every level, not a good experience.
  32. NY

    NYgirl

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always!!
  33. b

    bill

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good service was excellent Definitely a winner
  34. JC

    JohnC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good experience although the dining room was a little dark.
  35. MM

    MaryM

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was slower than Previously. I suspect they were short staffed. Also there was a problem w/ very small flying insects In the glasses & on some of the food. We were told this is a common occurrence during September.
  36. WB

    WendyB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice outside seating as well as inside! BYOB. Excellent. Went twice in same week!!
  37. LM

    LauraM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Made a late reservation and still had a nice long leisurely dinner. Our waiter was nice as well as attentive, Food was pretty good. Prices of specials were kind of expensive, but what isn’t? Would definitely come back and I don’t usually gravitate to “Italian” down the shore!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Poor service food good price high
  39. j

    jean

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Good food and adequate service but we were inundated at dusk by mosquitos in the outside eating area. This really ruined the evening for everyone. Do not opt to eat outdoors.
  40. WB

    WendyB

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Hope to return again soon, maybe this week!!

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

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 1445 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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