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La Fontana Della Citta, Philadelphia, PA

La Fontana Della Citta

4.4
4.4
1902 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Jersey Shore pilgrims might be familiar with La Fontana Del Mare ("The Fountain of the Sea"), the award-winning restaurant in Strathmere. Owner Rafael Kupa is excited to bring his most popular dishes to Philly at this new "Fountain of the City," a 100-seat BYOB right off Rittenhouse Square.


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2 people

22:30


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 15:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 14:00–22:30 Sun 14:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (215) 875-9990
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Enver Parllaku
  • Catering
    100 people and up
  • Private party facilities
    Business meeting, Birthdays, Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Arjan or Rafael: (215) 875-9990
  • Area
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Cross Street
    17th Street
  • Parking Details
    Closest parking lot is on 17th and Pine, just a block away. There are also multiple parking lots around the restaurant that you can use to park.
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access
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What 1,902 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,902 Reviews
  1. Michael

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall it was very good, food was great and the server always kept checking on us. Surprisingly it was only my table and another table there on a Sunday evening. But no bad experience.

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  2. SanyaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I recently dined at La Fontana Della Citta. I don't normally write reviews here but the service at this restaurant was incredibly poor. We were shushed by the waiters even though we were speaking at the same volume as others in the restaurants. The waiters were incredibly rude and blunt. Would not recommend to dine here at all if you don't want the attitude from the servers and waiters.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was good, food just took a long time to come out is my only critique

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  4. BenB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This place was overwhelmed with customers. Had a reservation and waited an additional 45 minutes to get a table. The food and service were good. Nothing special just good. The most disappointing part was how loud the place was. We could hardly hear each other speak. The room we were in was the back room with little atmosphere, just large groups being very loud.

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  5. dociam

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food. Great service! Will return in the future

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  6. GraceD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was greeted immediately with very welcoming staff and although crowded at entrance, felt very comfortable. Great service, staff and food! Was able to enjoy conversation and didn't feel rushed. Would definitely go back and plan to soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was 10/10 Service was sweet and we’ll timed Delicious Right sized portions

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  8. AngelaCM

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    For the most part every dish was delicious. I was disappointed in the temperature of several dishes but overall flavor was good

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  9. Brad

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Do Not go to La Fontina if they have any groups over 8. Check first before booking. The noise is very loud - difficult to have a table conversation (I lost my voice). And, all other orders are delayed (it took 1 1/4 hrs to get our entrees). Our food was delicious, but we had not enough time left to enjoy it. What a disappointment.

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  10. RonL

    Philadelphia

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s a BYO and Open Table did not note or list it as a BYO. It was annoying because we wanted to have some wine for a celebration. Also it seemed very overcrowded which they might have been unprepared for!

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  11. CarlosR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and quiet ambiance. Great place for special occasions, dating or just to enjoy nice Italian gastronomy.

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  12. MarcelaP

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The whole experience was good. The place is cute with a comfortable atmosphere and the service was nice but slow: it took around 40 minutes between the appetizers and the entrees. Perhaps it was just a bad day, but 2 of the main dishes were delicious and the other two were bland and boring. I order the mushroom risotto with truffle sauce and I couldn’t find any mushroom and it was definitely no truffle of any kind in the sauce. I didn’t want to say anything because I had already waited for 40 minutes.

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  13. NicoleF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Came here for restaurant week and will not be coming back. They ran out of one of the appetizers, only gave us bread after we asked several times, added auto gratuity on top of tax, and overall treated the table poorly. The food was ok but there are way better Italian restaurants in Philadelphia in my opinion.

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  14. MaryR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing the gnocchi was my favorite part. It is a little tight in there and my chair was constantly getting hit by the waitresses. Maybe go at a less busy time to enjoy the food!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I am visiting from out of town and visited with a party of 4. 2 of us ordered off of the restaurant week menu and the food was outstanding. My only negative was we were chatting at our table, paid the check and then a man came over who wasn’t our server and asked if we could finish up and leave since people were waiting. Leaves you with a bad taste after such a nice meal.

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  16. kiwi

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was exceptional good. Did not have to wait very long for the next food item. Food was delicious and warm. I would return again and recommend. Thank-you

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  17. GilbertC

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This is not a good restaurant; food was poorly made, the bread was cold and hard, and the service was not great.

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  18. Alex

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was pretty standard Italian stuff, and it smelled excellent in there. The service was just kinda lackluster. Forgot things from the order / had to be flagged down to get the bill.

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  19. LaurenJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Risotto was way too hot to eat when it came out to the table.

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  20. Nigel

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    If you look at the restaurant website it clearly shows three options: prix fixe meals for $35, $45 and $55. When you start to order you are told that the prix fixe on the website is only for groups. I don't see where it says that - and if it does it's hidden away somewhere. Food was average; tables very close together. Table cloth was appreciated.

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  21. jeffreyb

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch here during Center City Restaurant Week. Had the option of either the price fixe lunch menu or the standard menu. Chose from the standard menu. Both our entrees were delicious . My date had the Capellini Alla Positano (angel hair pasta with jumbo lump crab meat and capers in a light marinara sauce) while I had the Linguini Nero (squid ink linguini with lobster and crab meat in a spicy cognac blush sauce). At 12:30 pm the restaurant was not at all crowded and the noise level was minimal; it was very quiet. Great ambiance, and service was outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyed! Will eat there again. Highly recommend.

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  22. JamesO

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the Restaurant Week menu and were bowled over by the food. The flavors were perfectly blended, and the dishes showed immense creativity in the kitchen. We also very much liked the service (Kida). We will be back soon and we’re bringing friends.

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  23. Citydweller

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the s cond time we visited for restaurant week and we were more than satisfied once again. Unlike other offerings for restaurant week, La Fontana presents full sized courses, not skimping at all.

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  24. BrendaGH20

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed restaurant week menu. Everything was delicious and interesting. Loved the trio of pastas. I have chicken Fontana as my entree and loved it but it was a tad salty. Will go back!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for restaurant week, the Veal was amazing. Bread was banging, and desert was off the chain.

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  26. DeMarisF

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was outstanding, however the restaurant itself may need some updating to it’s facilities.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a bit slow after being seated, but overall ok experience for lunch

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  28. TracyL

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This restaurant needs updating and maintenance. There are windows with cracks, old dirty rugs in the dining area and broken furniture in the bathrooms. The food was ok. I went for CC restaurant week for lunch for20$. Got the pasta fagioli soup and chicken Milanese. The soup was not hot and the chicken was served with the arugala and cherry tomatos but no sides. Dessert wasn't included, so I basically got a breadless sandwich and soup for $20.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there for Restaurant week for lunch and was slightly disappointed hence the 4 stars. The menu promised dessert as an option and when we asked the waitress, she said the menu on OpenTable was outdated and they don’t include dessert. Wish they would have honored their menu since that’s why we chose them for restaurant week. Overall, the food was delicious but small portions.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy the venue every time we dine at La Fontana We celebrated our 55th anniversary this evening and everything was delightful .Our small service animal was welcomed and made to feel comfortable in his working role.

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  31. Sarah

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    One of the worst dining experiences - we had a 45 minute wait with a reservation and were seated in the basement with an extremely loud and large party right next to us. The food was simply the bare minimum with very little seasoning/flavor. To pay full price for this experience and a pre-included tip was unsettling. Do not eat here!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely overbooked. Staff did their best. Terrible management. Restaurant week menu took almost three hours. Portions were “mini versions” of the regular menu. Chicken Parmigiana was like leather. Pasta was ice cold. Our table for four was seated in basement with two parties of 12 and 14. Noise level was impossible. Server was painfully overwhelmed but she was pleasant and did the very best she could. In general a horrible dining experience.

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  33. PhilliesFan

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely great food - restaurant week menu was perfect - and a good value. The bonus pasta course was a nice surprise. Everyone in our group of 6 raved about the food. If only we'd been able to hear each other it would have been perfect

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  34. CaraR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food nice atmosphere really enjoyed it there

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time here! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for quality Italian food

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  36. JohnMc

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten here for dinner a couple times but took some friends for lunch, the first time. I was Not disappointed.

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  37. Theo

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was exceptional! I took my friends there and they loved it also Will definitely be back!

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  38. AnnF

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. The muscles and veal medallions were delicious. I would have given a 5, but we were somewhat disappointed. They advertised Appetizer, Entree, Dessert for lunch. However, the dessert was an extra $10. Also, the seating was very uncomfortable. There was extension on the wall which impeded the chair, so my seat was partially on the corner. It’s hard to describe, but very uncomfortable.

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  39. Susan

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I dine here regularly when I go to nearby theatre. I ALWAYS give 5 stars but last night it was not up to par. Maybe it was just an off night. I will go again because it is usually fine food.

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  40. Fig1047

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for restaurant week. $45 for appetizer (artichoke with speck), small pasta dish (three types of pasta with three different sauces), entree and dessert, All of it was delicious. Franklin our waiter was great. Just remember it is BYOB.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Fontana Della Citta using the Order Online button. La Fontana Della Citta also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. La Fontana Della Citta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 875-9990.

La Fontana Della Citta is rated 4.4 stars by 1902 OpenTable diners.

La Fontana Della Citta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Fontana Della Citta

1701 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    17th Street
  • Area
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 15:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 14:00–22:30 Sun 14:00–21:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Closest parking lot is on 17th and Pine, just a block away. There are also multiple parking lots around the restaurant that you can use to park.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Enver Parllaku
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (215) 875-9990
  • Catering
    100 people and up
  • Private party facilities
    Business meeting, Birthdays, Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners. Please call for details.
  • Private party contact
    Arjan or Rafael: (215) 875-9990
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