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La Fontana Della Citta
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Homeade potato pasta finished in a red marinara sauce
Veal medallions sauted with fresh shitake mushrooms and capers, in white wine lemon sauce (over capelini)
Ari is the best make you feel as a special guest every time
Love live love!! Great food. Great service!!! Always amazing!!!
Service was amazing. The food was out of this world.
During these times, it is really hard d to rate a restaurant on ambience and noise . I mean we were all outside basically sitting in the street.
That aside, the food was delicious. My daughter’s Veal Piccata was exceptional with a light lemon flavor and the veal was tender and pounded very thin as it should be. Hi he Tirimasu was as also delicious.
The staff was very attentive and enthusiastic and everyone strictly observed the COVID19 precautions.
Everyone is SO nice. Juan Carlos
Food was excellent The added tables outside were very nice and appreciated , because of covid 19. The biggest issues I had was the service could have been a lot better with more organization . I had two people ask me if I am ready to order after I already ordered and turns i had two people want to bill me after I fi usted eating
The usual excellent staff was not on duty. We realize the difficulties that all restaurants are facing but there is no excuse for an inattentive staff especially given a past first rate staff.
Always very good good food and service.
I ate here one time before and the food was good. Came back today to celebrate my daughters birthday and was not happy with my meal. All the appetizers were good but my entree “Chicken Fontana” was not that great! The chicken I think was over cooked because it was very tough and chewy. Couldn’t even eat it. Then the desert game and the tiramisu was partly frozen. So not only my entree I did not like but my desert was horrible too!! It’s a shame because you could have 20 good meals at a place and it just takes one bad meal for a customer to not come back.
Really disappointed that La Fontana is using their normal menus, staff is not wearing masks covering their nose and mouth, and wait staff is not wearing gloves. Tables were a little too close for comfort. Hope to see them better follow state/CDC guidelines in the future.
First time, amazing food and service. Great experience overall.
Food was ok, apps were actually bad.
Excellent service and plenty of outdoor seating available. :)
Delicious! I think there may have been a few new people training because we had to ask for things a few times however everyone was very sweet and welcoming so I refuse to complain. The food was delish
We were hoping to eat inside since it was a hot day. The service and food was as good as ever though and we enjoyed ourselves.
Veal piccata was very good. Lasagna was mediocre.
My favorite restaurant in philly hands down!
LOVE THIS RESTAURANT! The food is amazing, the prices are fair, it’s BYOB, and the servers are so fun!
We sat outside for lunch on a Thursday afternoon. It was a lovely day and the food was great, especially the soup and fettuccine bolognese.
We had a fabulous lunch today! Italian food was amazing. The gravy was the best! Our server was great!
I can’t wait to go back!!
Great restaurant for any occasion from work event to a private celebration.
The food was good, not the best Italian food I ever ate but it was good. The service was terrific.
Beautiful outside with correct Social Distancing. Very attentive staff with great food
Great place, great food and very friendly staff.
We had to eat outside due to social distancing guidelines. The dinner was superb. Salads were very nice and the branzino was off the charts. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Overall, excellent.
Meal was very good. It is BYOB. Only issue we had is people walking along sidewalk without masks. I would recommend signs be placed for passerby's to wear them while walking though diner area
First time dining at this restaurant and they did not disappoint!! Everything was delicious
Great meal and excellent service. Will return!
The al fresco seating was very comfortable, well-distanced, and the service was impeccable. The food, naturally, was stellar.
So, I really would rather give a constructive review, but my Father's Day dinner was not a great experience, except for the company of my daughters.
We had to wait for 25 minutes beyond our "reservation" time, although we were told we would be seated in 5 minutes when we got there. I'm guessing that La Fontana is still trying to figure out how to handle capacity during "outside seating only" times, but they have underestimated how this works well. Before we were seated, the hostess said to me, "I'm sorry if you feel embarrassed" (which I had no idea what she meant) when I asked her why she had told me we would be seated in 5 minutes. I think she was trying to be polite, perhaps.
I had to ask 3 times (politely) for an ice bucket before a could chill the wine we brought. (I know, not a big deal, but annoying).
The side dish of asparagus was delicious, but sparing. It also came as an appetizer instead of being served with our meal. Of our 3 meals, none were really great. The 2 risotto dishes (primavera and seafood) were not as flavorful as we expected. The gnocchi sorrentino were soft and overcooked, although the sauce was delicious. The waiter forgot to bring my soup so I can't comment on their pasta fagiole. 😕
(I really wish in general, that servers would write down things if they are not going to remember them.)
Sigh, I wish I could say some positive things, but I was very disappointed in this place. I'm probably not going back since there are so many other good Italian places in Rittenhouse to try.
Great food. Great service.
The food never disappoints at La Fontana. The service is terrific, and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for delicious Italian food and a BYOB.
la Fontana went above and beyond to make us feel special! We were “celebrating” what would have been our wedding date had Corona not postponed it! The service and dinner was excellent. Can’t wait to come back!
I came to La Fontana on a whim. My daughter wanted dinner and she requested Italian so we booked on the open table app for an 8 pm reservation. We arrived early to a couple of very nice hostess and we were seated promptly. The tables are square, small and adorned with white tablecloths, water goblets , and silverware...very intimate and cute. My daughter made a mistake and knocked her glass on the floor and the staff and owner were super nice and made her feel like it was just a mistake. The owner actually said it was good luck . We had clams and mussels for appetizers. I loved the mussels , clams were a little sandy . I would come for those mussels again, they were hot and very tasty. We both ordered pasta dishes and we were very satisfied . Mine was a spicy red sauce linguine with shrimp, daughter had linguine with shrimp, mussels ,clams and calamari . Overall we were very impressed with the customer service at this fine restaurant. Our water glasses stayed full and everyone was very attentive. You can feel the togetherness of the staff , you can see them working together to make sure everyone has a great time. We’ll be back for sure.
food is terrific...the GM, sensing i had waited a few extra minutes for a waiter when i sat down, gave me a complimentary plate of mozzarella cheese and red peppers...it was a nice gesture, and another reason to keep coming back..but the food is the primary one
This was some of the best gnocchi I have ever had. Love this place and can’t wait to go back!
First time eating here (and first time out since COVID). We ordered one of the specials, the lobster ravioli, and the gnocchi sorrentino. Both were amazing, I should have taken photos. The flavor was great and the portions were large. We brought our own bottle of wine (BYO) and they put it on ice next to our table. We were outside and despite there being foot traffic at 7pm on a Monday it was pretty quiet and easy to have a conversation. We will definitely be back!
Did not like food. Service was great though
We were surprised to find a dirty glass on the table and the napkin in bread basket had lipstick on it
La Fontana is one of our neighborhood restaurants. Consistently good. Wonderful staff!
La Fontana Della Citta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Fontana Della Citta also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 875-9990.
La Fontana Della Citta is rated 4.4 stars by 1221 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.