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Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel
Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.biltmorehotel.com/dining/fontana.php
  • Phone: (305) 445-8066 x2407
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Galazzi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Large parties up to 30 guests for Courtyard Dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Raquel Alaniz (305) 445-8066 x2407
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz in the Biltmore Bar each night!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Large group menus available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Granada
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel self parking and private lot also available.
A word from Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel
Enjoy Mediterranean Cuisine at its best in the Fontana, our resort casual grille featuring outdoor dining in a tropical fountain centered courtyard or indoor seating surrounding and open kitchen with a wide variety of specialties.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
Diner Reviews
  • "Great Thursday special, Pasta night is awesome . 13 dollars for pasta wow. And great service and food. Flavors and hummm great Al Dente pasta. Plus full menu too. Great ribeye steak and CARPACCIO wow. Ambience and place perfect of course the Biltmore."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated my birthday and had a wonderful dinner. We had previously gone in January for our anniversary. In the winter, you can sit outside and the ambiance is very romantic and beautiful. The service was attentive without being overbearing. They delighted us with a complementary dessert, which was delicious. I would strongly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Met our expectations for top quality food and service. Price very reasonable for what you get. Plan to return more often."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I ordered the main lobster special with black ink pasta. I got a mail lobster that was whole, not even the claws were cracked. After pointing the issue out to the server, he brought me a tool for me to use. I was not in jeans a bbq, and felt odd going through the process in white linen jump suit. The service left much to be desire, the meal a total disappointment. Would go back for a drink, that's all."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful! We had dinner before the fireworks display on the 4th of July and returned for dessert after the presentation."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The service was very slow so you have to be willing to wait. Waitress very personable but slow to come back to see if you need anything. Kitchen was slow but it was a holiday weekend. Breakfast was a disaster had to keep looking for waitress never came back after served."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Excellent service, great food (try the lemon sorbet!!), positive ambience.. But the best of it all is the grand building of the Biltmore that makes this one of the most incredible dinners you will ever have!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "THANKS FOR THE ROMANTIC TABLE DIRECTLY IN FOUNTAIN VIEW WOW!!!!! UNFORTUNATELY THE NOISE FROM THE SECOND FLOOR "QUINCE" PARTY CANCELLED ALL THAT OUT.WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED BEING COMPENSATED FOR THAT INCONVENIENCE. WOULD HAVE PREFERRED THE CARPACIO A BIT MORE TENDER AND A FEW MORE PASTA CHOICES- PERHAPS ONE WITH EGG PLANT SAUCE. THE BRANZINI PRESENTATION WAS THE BEST ANYWHERE. VERY MUCH LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT VISIT."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Nothing compares to having a terrific meal at the famous Biltmore. Great food and beautiful views."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "It feels like you are transported to another place when you done here. The servers are lovely , I've never had anything but an amazing meal here paperdlle bolognase is my favorite."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was great and the wine list was extensive. Wine was pretty pricey though, and their corkage fee is really high :( service was FANTASTIC! I strongly recommend the menu Risotto or Gnocchi!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Chicken Parm in Miami and not on the menu. Also had the caprese salad with burata which is also not on the menu. They are very accommodating with special requests"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Robert did an amazing job showing us the various types of wine. It made our night!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Took 25 minutes to get a glass of wine. We were going to a show and the staff was informed. Food not bad, service got better after a bad start."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The Biltmore Hotel is one of the best places in town, however, the food in Fontana was really poor. First of all they offered on Monday a special 3 courses, which was fake! Food is not in line with hotel standart!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The place is nice, the servers are friendly, the food left much to be desired. I ordered veal. It was served lukewarm and tasted like it had been frozen and re-heated in the microwave. For dessert I ordered the vulcan. A great disappointment. The outside texture was a little hard and dry and the inner liquid did not flow out as it supposed to. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great spot for a relaxing lunch. Food, service and wine list ...excellent. The location a historic gem."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went to Fontana as a special dinner on our last night of vacation. We definitely saved the best for last! The food was SO good. We had the prosciutto salad appetizer, grilled octopus (AMAZING), seafood risotto and more. I was worried that it might be "too romantic" of an atmosphere since we brought a friend from the area along but it was great. There were other tables there of people on business staying in the hotel, couples, etc. 3 entrees, 2 glasses of wine, appetizer & 20% tip added up to $160 - not as expensive as we were expecting. The wait staff was very nice and mostly attentive but they forgot (even after reminding twice) our bread to go (it was really good bread!) We'd absolutely go back though & would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We went to Fontana for brunch to celebrate Mother's Day a day early. It was a wonderful, leisurely, relaxing breakfast with attentive service and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We are never let down at Fontana. Luca Papini and the staff provide an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food and service were simply terrific. Robert greeted us by name and brought us to our private table in the garden. From there it was first class service and beautiful food. Bravo!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Fontana remains a superlative "Neighborhood Gem", the more relaxed than at home atmosphere is just excellent, their cuisine never fails to wake up our taste buds and transport us to places we have yet to discover. Have been going to Fontana for many years and many different occasions, never get tired of their excellent cuisine and very warm and loving service. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "we love this place, in a fantastic building, great atmosphere, nice place"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We recently took friends from London to Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel. The setting is one of our favorites and the food is good. However, we won't take visitors there again as the service was terrible. No fewer than 5 times during dinner, did we have to search for a waiter. That's totally unacceptable."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. I hadn't eaten there before, and I was very pleased to find the atmosphere so relaxing. The outside dining area was full yet the noise level was as low as anyplace in recent memory."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Outstanding service. Great menu. Great ambience. Xxxxxcx"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "A great experience- one I look forward to having again. I had the Octopus- never had it but the server suggested it and I am glad I did. It was different than anticipated but very nicely done!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Exquisitely romantic, charming, delightful every time. Exceptional service in an old world setting sets the mood for a truly fabulous and rare dining experience. There is simply nothing comparable in Florida to dining under the stars beside the fountain of the Biltmore Courtyard. It combines the historical beauty of Savannah or Charleston with the tropical climate and foliage of Coral Gables in a perfect mixture of delights for your senses. The wine and food complete the recipe for a magical evening you will treasure."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Beautiful location with great food and outstanding service!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "As always, we were very pleased with Fontana. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It is rare that a hotel restaurant can reach the superb category. On a Saturday evening during tourist season we still had outstanding food, service and ambience. As one who travels throughout Eastern Europe, when a Mediterranean restaurant serves grilled octopus on a plank that has been tenderized to and grilled to perfection, one knows that care has been taken in the food selection and preparation. Likewise, the plentiful seafood salad, the bollonaise as well as the seafood and asparagus risotto made us feel as if we were dining in the café in Florence or Rome. Despite being busy, the service was professional and attentive, and every request was promptly filled."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Fontana is a beautifullllllll restaurant, with truly great service. The wine was great, and I am not sure if we had bad luck with the entree, but they were not great (raviolis and papardella). The dessert was good, but nothing special on the menu (chocolate volcano with vanilla ice cream). I would recommend the restaurant based on the place, the ambience is great and the service too."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Always a favorite destination. Superb food & wine in an outstanding setting."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was basically decent. Our entrees were delivered moments after they delivered our salad which turned me off totally. The wine list is overly expensive. The ambience was very good but that is about all. I won't go back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Always the best food and service! We love the place and the people~ Terrific, fresh, healthly, and authentic."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My daughter and I dined in the outside courtyard by the fountain. The surroundings were exquisite. We both had a drink from their specialty cocktail menu and they were delicious . We shared the calamari appetizer which was perfectly prepared and we each had a pasta dish. The food was very good as was the service. I plan to return the next time I'm in town."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The setting is magical but the food is really uninspired, tasteless and way too expensive for second rate food. We wanted to love it but out of a party of 6 people, out for a birthday, in great moods, there was not one of us who enjoyed their food! Would never go back."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Our second time at Fontana was not as good as the first, but still was a nice experience. The setting on a warm Florida evening can't be beat for a soothing, enjoyable evening. Tuna tartara was very good, traditional style. The porchetta salad was a disappointment and changes requested did not come. GF pasta is a plus."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Everything was very nice except for the music that came from rooms they rent for weddings upstairs ,there were 3 or 4 of them,it was impossible even to talk, big disappointment."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The overall experience was fantastic, but the service was a bit slow. It took a longer than expected time for our waiter to attend to us. We have dined here before and have always had a warm reception, excellent meal and experience."
    Dined on 2/27/2014