The food is always good, servers
The food is always good, servers are friendly, good value.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good food except that
very good food except that on the weekends its so loud you cant hear yourself talk and crosed with seating arrangements. go during the week much better
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
delicious food, strange ambiance.
The waiters hover a lot since the main dining room is such a small place. You get the feeling they are standing around and talking about you in between visiting their tables. Other than that, food is amazing but don't just drop in for a quick bite, you will be charged for sharing an entree or coming in to grab a quick salad. but hey, that's how they get tips, and I respect that everyone has to make a living. Yummy pasta, definitely will go back.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was absolutely delicious.
Food was absolutely delicious. Service very very good. The homemade pasta is amazing!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was just wonderful
Everything was just wonderful here. The food was fresh and came out quickly and there was always someone to fill up a water glass or ask how everything was. I would definitely come back and recommend this BYOB to anyone looking for a great Italian restaurant in Philly!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two diners had the special
Two diners had the special pasta dish with a vodka cream sauce that was quite good but too rich for me. Another had a basic pasta with meat sauce - very, very good meat sauce. Mine was the best - a pasta dish with lots of assorted sea food in a light white wine sauce - the best dish I have had in this restaurant. I've been here before and will be there again.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made reservations for my
I made reservations for my boyfriend's birthday. They were for 7pm, and when we got there it seemed like reservations may not have been necessary, but by 8 there was a wait. We sat outside because it was so nice out and because of some of the comments about crowding and noise inside, so we didn't see the inside, but the outside was lovely. There are heat lamps so even if it is a bit chilly outside, those keep you warm. The service was fantastic. There were people there for everything yet no one seemed intrusive. The food was very good also. There is a wide variety on the menu as well as several specials, and the prices are very reasonable. Definitely a great place to go.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been here more than once, the food is terrific, the service is friendly and very efficient and the restaurant itself is beautiful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the mood for Italian. Great food!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a dinner for my family and some members of my former student's family - a group of 8. A comfortable table was reserved for us at the window on the Spruce St. side. Service was impeccable. The food came to us as requested, piping hot and deliciously prepared. My linguini pescatore did not skimp on the delectable seafood and the pasta was truly al dente. Prices are reasonable and our wine was happily presented and served, unlike some BYOBs whose staff perform the service grudgingly. I believe everyone in the group was pleased with this choice for our wonderful get-together. I am certain to return to sample more of La Fontana della Città's delightful offerings.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
dining at fontana de citti
good solid italian food, good service, byob....priced right
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really convenient nice place
Really convenient nice place for those going to the Kimmel Center or any Theatre near there. Good food and reasonable prices for center city Phila.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. It was
Food was excellent. It was the best red snapper I ever had. Mussels in red sass was delicious. Excellent espresso and cream roulette. The food is consistently good. I will recommend to all my friends.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can hear yourself talk!!
We met friends for dinner and wanted a place where we could catch up over a leisurely good meal and hear ourselves talk. Fontana proved to be ideal in this regard. It is also a BYOB which we always like. Initially the waiter tried to rush us but when he he saw we were going to be a while he wisely backed off. Service was appropriately attentive. Each couple split nice size salad for appetizer. Both were very good. Bronzino special of the night was excellent. Pasta special with seafood was good. If you are looking for a solid, good italian restaurant in center city with nice ambiance and good service that is a BYOB to boot, Fontana is a good choice
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed a great
We thoroughly enjoyed a great antipasta plate and two excellent sea food pastas. We'll be back! The service was attentive and the wait staff was knowledgeable.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived 45 minutes late for our 6:00 P.M. dinner reservation as a result of traffic on a Friday evening. The staff was very accommodating - especially since we had tickets for a performance a few blocks away at 8:00 P.M. Not only did we eat in time for a relaxed meal, the food was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to return for another lovely dinner.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Meal
This was our first time. The food was very good and the waiters were extremely nice. We will go there again for sure.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Philly Pasta
Been here a dozen times over the past 3 or so years. Meal always perfect. Service attentive but never rushed.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
always like this restaurant..
always like this restaurant.. clean, good food, nice service, and BYOB.. prices are reasonable too!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife here for her birthday dinner. The food was delicious and not rushed. Staff was friendly and not intrusive. Will be returning many times.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic. Service was a little slow. Waiter did not understand what seltzer was. Bread was terrible.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't ask for better!
When you want to have a wonderful dinner and fun at the same time, this is the place to go. Very nicely decorated so its wonderful for groups and special occasions, yet not pretentious and uppity. Just a great place to have great Italian food. We went on Saturday night, we had reservations which helped, was seated right away. Waiter was fun, polite, not bothersome, totally professional. We shared 2 appetizers, made perfectly (langostino's and fried calamari) and 4 different entrees. The veal was thin and tender, the fish was seasoned perfectly and not dry and only the bones were left on the rack of lamb. We asked for a substitution on the pasta and it was not a problem. We will return again and again, it was that good!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been there several
We have been there several times and the food and atmosphere is also perfect. Unfortunately, the night we were there this time, it was very crowded and noisy. There were several parties and the first floor was too crowded. However, it didn't interfer with the food or service. It was a lovely evening and even all the tables outside. We're filled. I would still highly recommend this restaurant.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top rate food and service.
The meal was delicious and the service was equally good. The wait staff were all so friendly and accommodating refilling water glasses and checking on us. We did not realize that it was a byob and they kindly gave us each a complimentary glass of wine. That's a restaurant that aims to please! It was our first time there but we will definitely be back!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice for private parties
My organization used this restaurant for a graduation party and it was very nice. It's a BYOB which is great. The food was excellent especially the gnocci! I will refer this restaurant to friends and family!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very enjoyable evening awesome meal great service. Friendly staff
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely evening. Delicious food. Complimentary glass of wine as we forgot to bring a bottle was very nice touch.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for our 36th anniversary
Went there for our 36th anniversary on a Saturday night during Philly Restaurant Week. The Restaurant Week menu was excellent.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff are so friendly
The staff are so friendly and me and my friends would come here again definitely!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very convenient location to the Kimmel Center or the Academy for a pre-theater dinner. BYOB which is great as long as you know beforehand. The service was very attentive and friendly. Great spinach salad, good arugula salad, ok caesar salad. Everyone loved their entrees, lots of options. I will return soon.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Neighornhood Fine
Highly recommend this restaurant, Food and service were excellent and the prices are reasonable.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
friendly staff who strive to please
we had a great time. Good food, reasonable prices, ... and there's no corking fee!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food ,friendly ,clean,
Excellent food ,friendly ,clean, ample servings ,good quality food ,will recommend to friends ,
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM