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Café La Fontana
Café La Fontana

Café La Fontana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cafelafontanarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (215) 672-8118
  • 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: Italian, American
  • 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 (215) 672-8118
  • 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 WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great place! Wonderful food! Our server was very kind and engaging but we could never seem to get her back at the table"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    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!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great restaurant for Easter Brunch. Staff was absolutely fantastic - friendly and courteous. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Really nice ambiance and the food was great along with the service."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the service was great, as well as, the drinks. We would come back again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Seafood specials were very small portions for the price. Tasty food."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "A nice place to have dinner or lunch. It has pleasant atmosphere, varied enough menu, and a polite wait staff."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Let LaFontana do the cooking, serving and clearing. Priced right, great food, warm service."
    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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I had lunch here with my elderly MIL & 3 others. We loved the selection on the lunch buffet!"
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Servicem, food and wine were all excellent! I've been here many times and love everything!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The food and the service was excellent we will defently be back in the future !"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Every time we come to Café La Fontana we have a wonderful meal. Had my daughter's rehearsal dinner here with rave comments of the guests, but this time a group of us were celebrating our birthdays!!! We had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal!! It is a great restaurant for all occasions."
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "Very disappointed in this restaurant. We had a group of seven people. It took over an hour for them to bring us our salad. There was only one other table occupied in the entire restaurant at the time. When the main course finally came they forgot to bring one person's meal. He had to wait for about 10 more minutes until it came out. There were three people that ordered fish. The size of the salmon and tuna was about 2 oz. The price for the platter was $19.99. Needless to say, we will never go to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Rigatoni was extremely over-cooked (almost mush). Also, bartender had no idea how to make a Washington Apple martini....had to direct him. The only good experience was the Italian lemon crime cake. Please note, this was our first bad experience at this restaurant....did ownership or chef change recently?"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Everything was perfect from the moment I walked in. I was greeted by name and sat promptly. The food was excellent. I had Salmon with crab. Perfect. The staff was attentive. The food was hot and prompt. Definitely a "be back" place!"
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "We wanted to try this restaurant for some time and the new BYOB feature on Monday and Tuesday pulled us right in. The spacious dinning room is separated from the bar for a quiet atmosphere. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. She opened our wine and delivered a basket of warm garlic knots (so good). The menu has a nice selection of Italian favorites. I requested the Chicken saltimbocca to be made with veal and they were happy to accommodate. My wife ordered the Salmon special. Our entrées came with potatoes and a veggie and we ordered a side of sauteed spinach. Everything was delicious and the portions were ample. We will definitely return. If you like BYOB's give this a try on Monday or Tuesday while they still offer it."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "old, dated, needs an overhaul ordered pasta with shrimp and crabmeat- couldn't find a trace!"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Cafe La Fontana is consistently great. We always enjoy going there. The menu is small but everything on it is tasty and they always have different specials. BYOB on Mondays and Tuesdays which is nice if you would like to bring your own bottle of wine but there is a full bar if you do not. Also, if you go online you can buy gift certificates for M-Th for $25 that only cost $10! You can only use 1 per visit but still, BYOB Monday and basically $15 off your meal, you can't beat that."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "We thought the food was very good with two exceptions. The entree special that came topped with scallops had one scallop. It seemed a little cheap of the restaurant to serve one scallop when our expectation was different. Also, I asked for chicken added to my penne tre formaggio (sp?) and the chicken came out over cooked tasting, or at least unappealing. The garlic knots were a hit and I enjoyed the house Pinot Grigio, muscles and cesar salad."
    Dined on 6/21/2013