Fontina Grille

4.5
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1019 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Fontina Grille, in the King Farm, offers the best of the best when it comes to oven-fired pizzas, fresh fish, gourmet pastas, bountiful salads and sandwiches. The granite bar divides two dining areas. To the left, a full service carry out counter offering everything from pizza and pasta, to ribeye steak and Lavazza coffee and cappuccino. To the right, the casual but elegant dining area can seat about 125 people, with a back area for semi-private parties and corporate events. Fontina Grille also offers private and corporate catering, with a variety of options to suit any budget.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here. Wonderful food. Great staff. Great environment.

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vipGinger
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fontina Grille has great food and service. They pay attention to customer needs and take extra precautions to ensure customer safety in the current environment.

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PhilT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fontina Grill outdoor dining under their sidewalk tent was a perfect choice for socially-distanced dining with friends in COVID-19 times. We'll do it again!

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Deena
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have frequented FG for several years and we always have a great experience. The staff is always friendly and the food is always delicious.

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AnaG
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had an amazing time at the restaurant.

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ReginaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, reasonable prices, and always good service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great staff food service atmosphere. No masks required! Yay!!

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Greg
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, be going here for years and always feel welcomed and everyone from the owner to the cooks are great people that work hard to deliver you the best dining experience - they will go out of their to right and wrongs. Good beer and food selection also known for great pizza.

Greg

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TammyB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Brought wrong order- new food was very chewy (veal parm)-yuk

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LISAS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was outdoors. Servers had to go back and forth inside and out, but they managed everything efficiently. Food was delicious.

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vipplhreh
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fontina has some of the best italian food around and also some of the best salads. The quality of the food has always been top notch. We got a ceaser salad with grilled chicken and a small New Yorker pizza with sausage. Both were great! And of course, the awesome rosemary bread with the olive oil and parmesean cheese to dip the bread in. Fontina also offers covered outdoor seating which is great if it rains or if it is sunny at lunchtime. But - be forewarned - on a sunny hot evening, most of the outdoor tables are in the sun., do bring your sunglasses!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is open and it was great to finally be outside eating and being normal again! As always the service was great and so was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately it was a rainy evening but the canopies set up outdoors made it such a convenient venue to enjoy the reopening of Montgomery County outdoor dining

The staff was so helpful at all requests they didn’t bring a common bread basket but split it up into three different baskets for each of us friends to enjoy for ourselves without having to share during this time of social distancing

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KimberlyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The expanded outdoor eating area is really nice and protected from the weather. We had great service and the food was yummy. They were so welcoming and it was a really nice evening out.

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TerryT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tastes and freshness! Love love love this place I just discovered!

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vipStepherk
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy to return to Fontina Grille when it reopened for outdoor dining. They have an amazing set up complete with tents, fans, and tables spaced appropriately apart. A wonderful set up! The food was great as always, and the staff and management always make me feel welcomed. Thanks for a great al fresco dining experience!

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vipBigAl
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service at very reasonable prices. A very good value.

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PaulW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Tuna wasn’t fresh and Rockfish Taste like tilapia

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tomoho
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We took my mother in law out for her birthday. Excellent food and service. Luckily we found a parking space just out front.

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JoeM
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious traditional Italian dishes. Great pizza too.

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MarieC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. So nice and attentive. Food was great as always.

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RobertK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Service was very good too. We were seated in the back of the restaurant near the bathroom and it's just not "as nice" back there.
Overall, very goo.

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HarveyK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Family dinner to celebrate Grandma’s birthday. Table was great, food was excellent and service was outstanding.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We arrived early and were seated promptly. The service was excellent. Wait staff was very attentive. We ordered the carbonara and a lobster/shrimp ravioli special. The carbonara was very good, but the lobster dish was not. Lots of lobster, but it wasn't very tasty. The ravioli was dry, almost as if it was reheated. This was a "valentines day special", so maybe it was ill-conceived by the chef. Will come again though as we hate to penalize a restaurant for only one mis-step. Again, the service was excellent.

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RedaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Loved my lamb dish... We went there for family birthdays. Never disappoints.

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vipRichardB
Washington DC
656 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fontina Grille is a neighborhood favorite in King Farm because it uses very good ingredients and prepares them well. In my opinion, the crabcake appetizer and the tuna dishes are the standouts because they are prepared simply to retain the natural flavors of the ingredients. The salads are also very good. The sauces in some of the pasta dishes can overwhelm the other ingredients. The wine list is short, but well chosen and reasonably priced. The service can be uneven, especially when the restaurant is very busy, which it often is. I no longer go for lunch on Friday as the constant movement of people to and from the buffet and the noise level can distract from conversation or dining enjoyment. The decor is a bit dull: brown floors, brown tables, brown chairs, and a number of brown walls.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing first time. A double date that enjoyed every second of it. From the wine to the appetizers to the entrees and deserts. An amazing experience.

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jonathank
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome it was so good delicious from the desserts with the tiramisu to the creme brûlée which I loved as well thank you for the experience ciao!

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BiNewt2
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Fontina Grill; great food and excellent service.

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bethany1234
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very nice people. Was noisy though.

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KimberlyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Consistently great food and service!

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vipyank23
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have been MANY/MANY times - NEVER a bad meal -
ALWAYS - GOOD FOOD/GREAT SERVICE/GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE/PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE/REASONABLE PRICES ----

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vipPoppy
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there. Excellent food and wonderful service. Will be back for sure!

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RalphC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food even on a busy Valentines evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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DarinDeluca
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. This is the one place in Montgomery county that I can eat at that does not make me sick from over seasoning specifically MSG. Also the best Italian food in the area. If I had one complaint it would be that they do not have a lasagna option with beef instead of veal.

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Wendell
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent buffet, so good I came back the next day and plan to use your establishment as a go to lunch spot.

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Dick
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is wonderful, prices reasonable, and the food is great. Only problem is sometimes the wait time, even with reservations.

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ShreB
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time visit, was a good not great experience. Initial bread served to the table was stale, but our food was served hot and at appropriate temperature. Pasta was good with nice portion size, and our small pizza was just enough for sharing around the table (P.S. their large sized pizza is really huge, and can easily serve 2, if not 3, for a full meal). Service was good, and I'll be sure to return for the good food quality. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fantastic, service was great.

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Fontina Grille offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 947-5400.

Fontina Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 1019 OpenTable diners.

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