Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel
Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.biltmorehotel.com/dining/fontana.php
  • Phone: 3054458066x2407
  • 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 3054458066x2407
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz in the Biltmore Bar each night!
  • Special Events: 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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Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (57)romantic (52)special occasion (46)great for brunch (21)neighborhood gem (21)notable wine list (20)great for lunch (19)scenic view (19)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (18)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It is not what you expect from a 5 stars hotel restaurant, We went to try the Miami Spice Menu and it was OK nothing spectacular... On the other hand, service was good at the beginning but when it came to pay the check there was nobody around to bring it! I wouldn't recommend it to my friends because it's not worthy!
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  • Disappointing
    Sdtfoods
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We went for Miami Spice Menu and it was really disappointing. We were in four so we taste almost every dish. For appetizer the burrata I buy at the supermarket is better, the pork belly was just a thin bacon. For entree the ossobuco was good, but the pasta my husband couldn't eat. The desserts were low average. But maybe I can't judge from Miami Spice menu!
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  • Pretty spot. OK food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Compared with most hotel dining (dinner, that is), Fontana is excellent, and the Italian Riviera atrium setting is extraordinary. However, given the many alternative options in town that are so much better for dinner (albeit absent the beautiful setting), the food and service at Fontana is only "good." The Sunday brunch on the other hand is something special. Hotel guests should not hesitate to choose Fontana for any meal; however, if you have access to wheels (or are up to a long leisurely walk), consider checking out the many options in downtown Coral Gables.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food, server (Hilda), ambience, location, service exceeded my expectations!!!
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    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening!
    noclue08
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We ate at Fontana late on a Monday night, after missing our reservation time twice due to traffic and rain. We were greeted and taken right to our table. The staff were professional and very attentive. Three of us ordered off the Miami Spice menu, and were not disappointed - the food was absolutely delicious, the wine recommendation very good, and we were not rushed in any way. It was a great meal and a great evening - a definite place to return to. The kind of excellence you would expect from a restaurant in the Biltmore was delivered!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good But Overpriced
    JSpiegelVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Fontana is a lovely restaurant with indoor as well as outdoor dining. It is upscale Italian with a variety of choices. The quality is very good, atmosphere pleasant and staff excellent. It is overpriced, however. We spent more for dinner for two with 2 drinks each and one dessert plus breakfast the next day than we spent on our junior suite. Breakfast was especially spendy: 2 juice, 2 coffee, 2 toast, 1 omelette, 2 poached eggs= $80. That's almost over the top.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ate like a king, free parking, and staff was amazing Great waiters and staff, I couldn't believe everyone was so friendly and food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • A gem in Coral Gables
    ronmiami
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Exceellentbfood quality , great menu choices, fresh ingredients, super zealous and nice staff
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dalton
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent restaurant in Miami, inside in Summer, outside in Winter
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous pre-theatre dining!
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    You will feel like you have escaped to a lovely courtyard in Italy! The beautiful fountain surrounded by exotic orchids makes this restaurant a special place. The service is impeccable and the menu superb. We enjoyed the seafood salad appetizer, packed with lobster, mussels, squid and shrimp, immensely. This was followed by the tender grilled octopus entrée, which was perfectly prepared. The banana accented Crème Brulee was an extra treat. We had plenty of time to relax over coffee before heading over to the adjacent Gable Stage for an excellent production of "The Whale". Overall, I can't imagine a more perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fontana at the Biltmore
    Sal62
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our Miami Spice lunch.. The service was excellent and the food exceptional. We would defintely visit again even if not for Miami Spice. The waiter Alex was very attentive and saw to our empty water glasses immediately. We didn't feel rushed or harried to finish lunch and leave. Everyone was very accomodating... BRAVO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything and more!
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It's the Biltmore so of course we were expecting it to be wonderful but it was even better! The food was superb. The ossobuco was delicious and the mashed potatoes were like heaven! The black and white lobster pasta was fantastic. The chocolate mousse cake was like biting into an airy delight that wasn't too sweet or too bitter - just perfect !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Miami Spice
    CoralGablesGem
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ossobuco was very nice! Deserts were both excellent!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our dining experience
    Barbara08
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service is exemplary and the wine list was great. The cocktails were very good as well as the beet carpaccio appetizer. However the bream fist and pastas were unimaginative and bland. The chocolate dessert was above par but the creme bruleé was just that...a creme bruleé
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything We Expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were looking for an "away from the crazy loud crowds" for a nice mellow dinner for four where we could talk and laugh and tell stories and not be rushed. The food was very good, especially considering the relatively low prices. I had an app, entrée and dessert at about $40. We had cocktails and wine so our bill was much higher but $40 for three courses is a bargain. Fontana has a beautiful outdoor dining area that would be perfect except the temperature, humidity and mosquitos on the particular night we were there made an inside table a much better choice. Save some time to walk around the hotel and be impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miami Spice Nice
    Miamifoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Fontana's Miami Spice menu is deliciously creative and a great value. The house-made breads and lamb meatball appetizer were enough for a meal in themselves, and then came the meltingly tender braised pork shank with rosemary potatoes, followed by a cherry ricotta cheesecake on biscotti crust. Service was friendly and attentive on a rainy afternoon, and my friend and I left with enough food for another meal - but no leftover dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    All food was well presented, very tastefull and enjoyed by all three of us. We were guests at The Biltmore and had dinner with my relative who lives in the area. We stay at the hotel every year and make it a point to dine at Fontana, it never disappoints. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's 50th Birthday!
    CHernandez
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Amazing, amazing experience. Service was excellent with perfect timing. He had a big group and everybody had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta Night
    DelishVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • wonderful dinner
    diningadelight
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Met our expectations for top quality food and service. Price very reasonable for what you get. Plan to return more often.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • not worth the high cost
    dinnerout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MrLee
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Everything was wonderful! We had dinner before the fireworks display on the 4th of July and returned for dessert after the presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Cortesc
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Biltmore should be on yr bucketlist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THANKS AGAIN
    DRBBVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Biltmore Beauty
    Tennisgal22
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Nothing compares to having a terrific meal at the famous Biltmore. Great food and beautiful views.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Live this restaurant
    OwooblyVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Desi
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best
    Serge
    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
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Great Wine experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Robert did an amazing job showing us the various types of wine. It made our night!
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service before show
    KageyVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
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  • Decadent
    Carioca
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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!
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Not happy
    Mario
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
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  • Relaxed elegance-historic locale😎
    CookieinMiami
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great spot for a relaxing lunch. Food, service and wine list ...excellent. The location a historic gem.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful setting, incredible food
    itsme
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful celebration spot
    VAgfDiner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We are never let down at Fontana. Luca Papini and the staff provide an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • professional, accommodating
    live4food
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 394 reviews are from the Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel reviews archive.
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    magical
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate