Café La Fontana
Café La Fontana

Café La Fontana

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cafelafontanarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2156728118
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Frank Faustino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer off site corporate or large party catering, setup, delivery, and servers provided if required. We also offer catering for pick up.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have available 7 different dining areas that can accommodate up to 140 guests. We offer lunch, dinner, hot and cold appetizer, and Sunday brunch menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Bill Brusca 2156728118
  • Entertainment: A DJ is set up in our front bar every Friday night from 6:30 to 11:30 and will accommodate any requests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Byberry road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a free municipal lot at the end of the block behind CVS Pharmacy, Parking at Produce Junction across the street when they are closed. Street parking ($0.25 for 2 hours) Free on Sundays.
A word from Café La Fontana
Located in downtown Hatboro, Cafe La Fontana is renowned for its culinary excellence and internationally inspired dishes. We invite you to discover the Cafe La Fontana experience, menu and wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Café La Fontana reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (11)special occasion (10)fit for foodies (9)notable wine list (6)romantic (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • CBJM
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I've been to La Fontana many times over the years, their food is always great. The garlic knots are always a hit with our group and the variety on the menu keeps everyone happy - we have never had a disappointing meal here. The staff is helpful and very friendly. Definitely recommend dinner here during the week or weekend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • live2dine
    live2dine
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We've been here before but not for awhile. We live a bit of a distance. Made a last minute reservation and got a great table, excellent food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • arco
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We told the waiter that it was our wedding anniversary and he said that is nice. I order the mussels with linguine and the sauce was very salty. I told the waiter and he said that he would tell the chef. Nobody came to our table to apologize or ask us what was wrong. I think that a manager or maybe the chef should have come to ask us what the problem was. We ate at this restaurant several years ago and the food was better than. I would never go back or recommend this restaurant to anybody. We were looking for a neighborhood Italian restaurant, but this sure is not it. We will never go back again and we would never recommend it to anybody.
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  • A wonderful Birthday dinner
    IVAC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We arrived and were seated immediately. The food was great as was the waiter. I had the tuna special which was outstanding. I had forgotten i mentioned my mother in law's birthday online when i made the reservation.. they had a cake for us and it had her name on it!!!. Thank You. It was her choice and she loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good neighborhood restaurant
    wineguyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We always enjoy our dining experience at La fontana. the food is consistantly good along with the service. Wine prices are reasonable wotj a decent selection of wines by the glass and bottles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Fare!
    Angelica
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Returning to Cafe La Fontana is like returning home! I love their appetizers especially the calamari and soups. It is nice to be treated to a surprise Filet Mignon complete with veggies and potatoes and choice of salad for a reasonable price. Lighter fare just as delicious was an Eggplant Parmesan which was superb! The new chef on board is terrific; we look forward to an updated menu in the near future!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUT2muchVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    So glad we found this restaurant . We had another great meal Wednesday evening. It started with our appetizer we had at the bar(Fun bartender) and continued through our dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were very pleased
    Lesia
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I met two friends for dinner there. They've remodeled since we were there last, and it looks fantastic - very modern but classic as well, with a huge wall of windows so it has plenty of light and you can watch the world of Hatboro go by on the main drag. The bar and waiting area are together, which makes all the sense in the world. The service was very good - our server was pleasant, knowledgeable, and very accommodating. Last but not least, the food was great - delicious and penty of it (everyone took hom leftovers). Definitely a place we will come back to when we have the opportunity.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    OUT2muchVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Second visit, just as pleasant as the first. Greeted warmly, waitstaff friendly, dinner served in a timely fashion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wanted to like this but didn't
    kmc369
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant has a good feel and is quite big. But being a vegetarian the food wasn't that great. We went in with moderate expectations. The pizza was bland with the taste of the bread not that great. The pasta were okay as well. The highlight of the meal was the free garlic knots which were really good and the desserts. I would recommend this place for a coffee and dessert.
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  • Len and Cheryl
    Lwn123
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Went here for Friday night dinner while my fiancé and I were checking out wedding reception places. Ended up booking our wedding reception there. Went on a Friday- night and food and service were excellent. Went back for brunch and made a deposit for wedding reception. I feel that Bill and his staff will do a great job. Nice package for wedding luncheon with nice selection of entrees and accommodating to a variety of needs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Nice
    OUT2muchVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We have lived in the area since 1984, but had not heard of La Fontana until this week when I was scrolling Open Table for something new and not to far away. Thanks Open Table! What a great find, loved everything about it. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great place! Wonderful food! Our server was very kind and engaging but we could never seem to get her back at the table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a wonderful dining experience
    Suze
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had a wonderful, relaxing time with our group of 8. The service was wonderful and very accomadating. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend Cafe La Fontana to everyone. It was also so easy to book and change a reservation online.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 143 reviews are from the Café La Fontana reviews archive.
  • Good food but poor service
    notworththewait
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a 4:30 reservation on Mother's day. We were seated on time and the restaurant was half full. We ordered our food, and it took 45 minutes to get a salad that consisted of lettuce and two cherry tomatoes. The meal was served about an hour after the salad. Needless to say we all filled in on the bread. The food was good but not worth the wait.
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  • Not as good when busy
    Lynn
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Usually the restaurant is only about half full and we can count on a pleasant atmosphere, good food, reasonable prices and good service. I was there this past Saturday night. We were a party of 5. After being seated, NOBODY came to our table. You can tell when wait staff don't want you to bother them and this happened to us. People clearly knew we were being ignored, yet nobody even gave us a glance. Finally I went to the host and told him that nobody had come to us. A waitress arrived who apologized for the wait. She clearly had no time to do more than take our order, ask "how is everything" and that was it. We waited for a long time for her to bring my credit card back just to pay! They were in over their heads with the crowd.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Mother's Day
    mikesdad
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We took Mom out for an early Mother's Day dinner. We were seated quickly, the service was prompt and attentive, and the food was delicious. We had an early reservation and by the time we left the place was full and everyone was having a good night out. It seemed as if we weren't the only ones celebrating early!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Great Service
    aweston39
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food at Cafe La Fontana is always excellent. No matter what you order, it always comes out hot and well prepared. The servers are very attentive and do everything they can to make your meal enjoyable. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    Turtlechell
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My boyfriend and I love this place! We love their ravioli with the shrimp and crabmeat among other menu items. We recommend this restaurant. They prefer a reservation but if you don't have one they will try to fit you in if they are not packed.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • easter
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    food was superb ..I got the pork chop and it was cooked perfect and taste was great .. my wife got veal and it was tende and taste superb .. service was a tad lacking ..never told any of the special and waited a long time for our salads .. and no one ever came to check on us till we were done our dinner
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • vapor
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great restaurant for Easter Brunch. Staff was absolutely fantastic - friendly and courteous.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there...
    Matt
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Everything was good, but nothing was spectacular: The gentleman who greeted us so low key; he was courteous but far too underwhelming in demeanor to be welcoming. The food was good--especially the salad and antipasto table. The italian options (specifically meatballs and chicken parm were ironically disappointing for an italian restaurant: greasy, dense, lacking homemade taste and texture. Fabulous coffee. Waitress was nice and accommodating, but a little overstretched as the only server with about 4 large tables. Good, but wouldn't run back.
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  • Neighborhood Gem
    Bighen
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Really nice ambiance and the food was great along with the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Feedmegood
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my wife there for valentines day. Service was very poor with little attention at all. She was nice but their lack of staff reflected poorly on the service we received. Waited a long time for our food. Lucky we got our food but when we did it was over cooked, dry and bland. The table next to us walked out. We should have done the same. Do your research.
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  • Great food
    toli300
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went out for dinner on Valentine's Day. The food was great and service good in spite of the fact the power went out part way through dinner. The staff handled this gracefully. Unfortunately for those arriving later, they were not able to be served. But those of us already seated had a nice candlelit dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Barb
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was great, as well as, the drinks. We would come back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood specials were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Seafood specials were very small portions for the price. Tasty food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GR8 SERVICE
    BillyKNA
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    WE WENT THERE ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND WE REALLY ENJOYED EVERYTHING ABOUT CAFE LA FONTANA, THE FOOD, THE SERVICE THE AMBIENCE WE HAD A GOOD TIME AND WILL DEFINITELY BE GOING BACK AGAIN.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Center city style at Hatboro prices
    Abe1426
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    White table clothes fresh flower on the tables. Great waitstaff. , pick it up and put it in the city! it would cost a lot more. The food is alway fresh and always a few good daily specials. A pleasant surprise in the little town of Hatboro Pa
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a treat!
    Wino
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    I love going to Cafe La Fontana and we have a great experience as always. Good food and service. Mondays are bring your own bottle of wine night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice place to have dinner
    MysteryriderVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    A nice place to have dinner or lunch. It has pleasant atmosphere, varied enough menu, and a polite wait staff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect spot
    Anne
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Let LaFontana do the cooking, serving and clearing. Priced right, great food, warm service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Business Decision
    pmrthirdVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Haven eaten here many times, I know the food/service is typically good. Made reservations EARLY (5:30PM) on New Years Eve. I was fine with the limited menu but was NOT happy to find out afterwards there was a $10 surcharge just for eating there that night. I questioned it and manager said that they didn't increase prices so everyone has to pay that evening. I was not there for dancing or any other festivities later that evening and dispute the charge. It was denied. Truth is that every time I have been there in the past, you received a salad with meal. NOT TONIGHT...it was an extra $2.95 (not much, but it was the principle that they were gouging their patrons here and there). I am taking this restaurant off my favorite list.
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  • Great food in Hatboro
    Abe1426
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    As always this is a top. Notch place to have a great fine dinning experience . This gem would be at home in any large city, But it on the main street in little Hatboro PA The food is alway fresh, the daily specials are well described by the waitstaff. If your looking for fine dining at a very reasonable price give this gem a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When we arrive the hospitality
    JoeP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    When we arrive the hospitality was exceptional. We were seated right away asked if we would like a drink. As the rest of our party arrived the same approach was used. The food was exceptional and served on time and hot. With ten people that does not often happen. We were all very pleased with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Buffet
    graduate
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The setting was very comfortable and the food was good. The buffet had a good selection of entrees and dessert yet I expected the turkey to be carved rather than processed slices. Also, when I made the reservations I wasn't made aware it was a buffet. I even viewed the website prior to making the reservation and there was no posting regarding their Thanksgiving meal. That being said I was thankful they were open on Thanksgiving and my family and I enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had lunch here with my elderly
    dontgetoutmuch
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    I had lunch here with my elderly MIL & 3 others. We loved the selection on the lunch buffet!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissappointed
    Drew
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The place is very nice, we were 6 people and were greeted and seated quickly, that was about it, my wife and I ordered veal parm that looked like a piece of burnt toast on a plate and tasted terrible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad brunch buffett (overpriced too)
    Lorraine
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Restaurant looks very nice, and the service staff were very polite and efficient. However, we went for the brunch at 1:30 and most of the hot food items seemed old and stale. The french toast sticks and meatballs were hard as rocks, the eggs were dry, etc. The food just didn't seem fresh or flavorful. The mini dessert bar and complimentary mimosas were nice, but for an $18 brunch buffett, I was really disappointed. This review is based soley on my experience with their brunch buffet, so my opinion of their food may be different for their normal menu. But I will not be back and risk another bad meal.
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  • Love this place!
    pmrthirdVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Servicem, food and wine were all excellent! I've been here many times and love everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.