Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel
The Elegant Biltmore HotelMy wife and I always enjoy a romantic evening at the Fontana. The food is terrific, priced just right. The wine list pleantiful and the service is the best. Consistancy is why we continue to return.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!We never have a bad meal at La Fontana. The service is always impeccable and the dishes enticing and delicious. Some of the best authentic Italian Cuisine you will find and a rib eye steak that puts steakhouses to shame!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful atmosphereIf at all possible, try to eat outside. It's absolutely beautiful, especially near the fountain and if it's chilly out, they put heaters near your table so it's still fine to eat outside. It's really a beautiful hotel!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood spotGood Italian food and the patio dining is relaxing and enjoyable. I loved the garlic/cheese platter they bring to the table, it comes with Olives also but I'm not a fan ;). Food was delicious and dessert was yum.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingJust brought my girlfriend here. Was an amazing experience. It was her birthday and I had flowers delivered to the table. Food was amazing. We had the most romantic spot near the fountain. the entire experience was awesome and she was very pleased!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. The olives are delicious! Our waitress even gave me some to go :)4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great. Very consistant.Always great. Very consistant.
We love the food, service, and atmosphere.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff are particularly attentiveStaff are particularly attentive without being intrusive. Menu is not overly extensive and quality of food is high. Specials are great but as so often that are well above average price for the menu. Wine list is extensive and it is just possible to have something pretty good at $50 or less! overall price/quality ratio is good. with 18% service charge you won't have an economy dinner but its worth it.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service and ambience.Wonderful service and ambience. Thanks for a delightful visit.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wereThe food and the service were both good. The only issue is the restaurant's practice of adding an 18% gratuity directly into the bill. I realize I can refuse to pay that much, or anything at all, but I expect that's not what most customers do. As fas as I'm concerned, if the restaurant adds a "gratuity" into the bill, it's not really a tip, it's wages.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, we were very happyAs always, we were very happy with the experience!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Birthday dinner!This restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in Miami. I loved the attention to detail (signed birthday card for my boyfriend from the staff) and the food. The wine selection is huge, the service was great and the meal was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want to eat quality food, at a reasonable price surrounded by luxury.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat except Pomodoro e BascilicoHad dinner on the open air atrium. Fantastic atmosphere [palm trees - moon lit night and excellent service. Food was also outstanding except for the pasta ala pomodoro e basilica. For some reason the chef insists on adding sugar and onions to this recipe.
This is as simple as it gets. Olive oil, garlic, chopped basil, sweat for 5 minutes, add tomatoes [San Marzanno], more bass, salt + pepper to taste. That is why the sauce is called "Pomodoro e Bascilico." End of Report.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant in anWonderful restaurant in an awesome setting. Food and service are impeccable. Sitting in the open courtyard is a pleasure on a beautiful Miami morning.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a special occasionThis was a special occasion and my guest was very impressed! Overall, an amazing experience.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat. Beautiful place to haveWhat. Beautiful place to have lunch. The atmosphere was great and the service was impeccable. The food was great and desert even better. The Fontana never disappoints3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth the food and the serviceBoth the food and the service were outstanding. Our waiter could not have been more accomodating. Worth a visit and worth visiting often if you are a local resident as I am.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBreakfast Spot in GablesExcellent for business breakfast. Ambience, service, food, easy access make perfect choice3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. Stone CrabsFood was great. Stone Crabs needed to be cracked a little better.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI consider the Biltmore isI consider the Biltmore is a little oasis in the middle of the loud, crazy nightlife of Miami. My most recent meal at Fontana could not have been more skillfully prepared. And even though the hotel was hosting two separate events on the same evening, our service was excellent.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place for Outdoor DinningThis was a late breakfast business meeting. Chose to be seated in the open air atrium where smoking is allowed. The staff were very accommodating and seated our group away from smokers.
Service and ambiance outstanding.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRequest AccommodatedRequested seating in the open air atrium. The night was perfect and so was the food and service.
Particular note. On a prior occasion, I ordered linguine ala pomodoro e basilico and the sauce was so sweet that it was inedible. I spoke with the Maitre d' and explained that I wanted to sample the sauce before ordering. He was perfectly accommodating and the sauce this time as great.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBreakfast was truly outstanding.Breakfast was truly outstanding. The most perfect poached eggs I've ever been served. The breakfast waiter and support staff were outstanding.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant. Great location.Great restaurant. Great location. Great space!!!!!!2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Fontana was fabulous.The Fontana was fabulous. Everyone there pampered us. It was our 30th wedding anniversary dinner. Eddie our waiter was very polite with great service. Madeline the lady at the front desk gave us a wonderful table right by the fountain in the courtyard. The little white lights around the palm trees were a romantic touch and the courtyard was also romantic. The food was excellent. It was a perfect 30th wedding anniversary dinner. We also ate breakfast in the courtyard. Great atmosphere. We definitely will go back again.1/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a good restaurant.This is a good restaurant. We enjoy eating here prioer to Gables Stae performances. The food is good and the service is very good.The hotel is a gem.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite AmbienceFontana at the Biltmore Hotel is a special place for courtyard dinning.
The food and the service are very good, almost excellent.
The wine list is extensive with a price and taste that should satisfy most wine drinkers.
The place has a very romantic and relaxing atmosphere mostly attributed to the 1925 architecture of the hotel.
This is a wonderful place for special occasions such as, a romantic dinner, or an anniversary celebration, etc.1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was awesome and we celebratedIt was awesome and we celebrated my husband's bday and was very special.1/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceFour of us had dinner at Fontana last night and it was great. Our server (Jose) was terrific and very knowledgeable about the food and wine options. I had a crab claw, the soup special (beef vegetable), and the capellini. We shared some Brussels sprouts. All of it was great. My co-diners had a variety of meals but the big hit was the ravioli (spinach with a goat cheese/cream sauce). The special (snapper cooked in paper) was also a hit.
The wine list is extensive. What I liked was a "good value" option at the top of each list of varietals. I was busy talking so just picked the option and it was delicious. They aren't the cheapest on the list but certainly not the most expensive. Nice touch.1/8/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful attentive service,wonderful attentive service, delicious Italian food served correctly, great drinks, beautiful evening with friends from out of town who had never visited our lovely Biltmore Hotel1/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu at Fontana has changed--foThe menu at Fontana has changed--for the better. It's completely Italian, with lots of live oil, fresh seafood, crispy salad and attentive service. We had plenty of time to walk around the corner to GableStage without feeling rushed. Beautiful place.12/1/2012 12:00:00 AM