Food was above average mexican! The Grande Margarita was fantastic and HUGE for the price. A great neighborhood find and very reasonably priced.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Great food and Excellent service!
I have been dining at this restuarant for years. As always the food has been excellent. It's a great place to take the family for occasions or take a client. Definitely a place I will continue to visit!
11/10/2012 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
Fontina Grille is one of our "go to" places we like to frequent when we want to be assured we'll have a great experience. The food is consistently great, service (on most nights) is also great - and the management of this restaurant is top-notch! We've been dining here for years, and have had large groups of family/friends (as many as 15), and intimate diners for 2 - it's always a good time.
12/30/2012 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time. A little
We had a great time. A little on the noisy side, but they made up for it with the food and the service. I love how all the entrees come with soup or salad. It is a really nice perk. We had a great experience with Open Table for our first time. I can't believe how convenient it is. Thank you both, Open Table and Fontina Grill!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great service,
Excellent food, great service, and reasonable prices.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice neighborhood restaurant
Nice neighborhood restaurant for a gathering of friends.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely love the mussels
Absolutely love the mussels in white wine sauce and fried calamari! The owner and GM of the restaurant were actively helping the servers and made time to stop and ask how things were. Will definitely go back!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice menu with something for
Nice menu with something for everyone. Decent wine list. Pleasant atmosphere.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I dine at Fontina Grille regularly,
I dine at Fontina Grille regularly, and it never disappoints. The service and food are consistently very good to excellent.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I like it
I've dine at this place several times. It is a nice place, nothing extra special but it is a place you wouldn't mind to go again and again. I like their outdoor dining. It gives you the 'city type' view without 'Washington DC'ish ciaos'. I had lunch and dinner and I've always been somewhat satisfied with pretty much everything they offer; food, drink, service, atmosphere.
my last visit was yesterday. I heard about their lunch buffet and I went there with several of my friends. We were pleasantly surprised. the food was good, enough variety, there was also salad bar and one type of desert. Our server was really nice. for $11, you can't beat that.
I'll definitely go back.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Something for Everyone
All dishes were good and all family members could find something to their taste
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's the little things
The restaurant's strength is the service. I have visited it four times and had three different wait staff. All were personable and efficient. The weakness of the restaurant is the ambiance, one I would have expect in a mid-priced chain restaurant--which this is not. The kitchen purchases very good ingredients and prepares them competently, but the flavors lack balance. The soy was particularly dominant in the salad dressing. What was most annoying on this visit was that the bread I requested to sop up the sauce from the mussel caprese dish was still in the oven 20 minutes after I arrived at the restaurant at its 11:30 opening. Could someone not have started the baking early enough to complete it by opening time?
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time here. Great find with lots of options on the menu and very reasonably priced. Our server ( Reza) was very nice, extremely friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu and had lots of helpful recommendations. Dont ask for booth because they are all the way in the back of the restaurant and not much of an ambience. The guests at the front seemed to be enjoying themselves more. You can opt to sit outside (very limited number of tables) if not very hot.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good relaxing dinner
Fontina truly is a neighborhood gem! Always pleasant attentive service, good food and reasonable prices. I do appreciate the fact that there is seldom a wait but I hope others will try this so they are here for a long time.
We were able to sit outside Saturday night and enjoy a pleasant evening. Fontina has even posted the outside area to be non-smoking until 11PM.
We have sampled a significant portion of their menu and always enjoy the result. Reasonably priced wine list.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fontina Grille is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant where the food is good, the service attentive and a totally welcoming attitude. Ali lives in the neighborhood and has a wonderful sense of community.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Fontina Grille
We love Fontina Grill! It's our #1 place to go for a comfortable great meal with family or friends, whether it's to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion. The wait staff is always great and the food is spectacular!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really liked the comfortable
We really liked the comfortable and relaxed feel of this place. Good for couples date for a Friday evening. We would definitely return for more dishes. Salmon was amazing. Drinks were good. They don't rush you and go according to your pace. Our server was excellent!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to Fontina Grill at least six times in the last few months. Its been consistently terrific every time. The service is great. If I could change one thing, it would be a little more space between the tables, but otherwise its always an enjoyable evening.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for families
I've eaten here before several times and liked it but what really was great is that they were willing to set up for a group of six with only an hour of requesting. Food was good, not outstanding but everyone liked what they ordered and there was no problem with special requests. A great place for a nice meal.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I eat here at least twice a week. Great food, great service and I've never had a bad experience. Don't forget to check out 1/2 price bottle of wine night on Tuesdays!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good qualify food
Consistently good service
Consistently good variety of choices/
and all at reasonable price.
A reliable place for a good dinner.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ali and his crew always welcome you with good food, good service and a friendly atmosphere. My favorite is the grilled salmon over spinach but if you want a salad or a pizza it is there and it is good.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. The food is always high quality and the prices are reasonable. The service is pretty good but not outstanding.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is the thing
There are many restaurants nearby with very good service and good or better ambiance, but the food here is a cut above. The mussels are excellent--plump and in a very flavorful sauce. The salmon is overdone at lunch and served over a so so pasta.
The selection of wines by the glass is very good and very reasonably priced.
9/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistent & Delicious!
We've eaten at Fontina Grill many times and always leave happy. The service is great. The food is wonderful and the prices are very fair. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great mussels caprese
The mussels caprese was worth the visit to this restaurant. The mussels were plump and the caprese had just the right amount of garlic. The tuna salad was less succesful. While the tuna was firm and done rare as requested, the soy sauce-based dressing lacked balance. The balanced wine list was reasonably priced
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant was better than we expected. We had the mussels in white wine and the Portobello topped with crab to start. We would order both again. The mussels were the small ones, which we prefer, and the wine sauce was good enough to eat with a spoon like soup. The crab covering the mushroom was very good. We then shared the minestrone soup, which was homemade and delicious. By then we were so full we shared the manicotti as our only main course. It, too, was very good. The service was polite and not at all rushed, the wine list reasonable, and the noise level perfect for easy conversation. If you looking for Italian food, this is a good choice. We will go there again.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out with friends
Enjoyable time and food as good as always. Tends to be a little on the loud side for noise level, but you can hear each other.
Waiter was good, but not great. Nothing really a problem with him, but just not the be all end all. Will return again for sure.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal!
This was probably our seventh or eighth visit and again, we had a great meal. The service was great. The wait staff is very efficient. All of our meals were delicious! Thanks so much.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Neighbor Italian Restaurant
Located in King Farm, this is a decent Italian restaurant with a wide variety of menu items. Portions were ample, and they have early-bird menu on Sunday-Thursday from 4-6pm. Good value for local place. Servers were definitely not trained waiters, but ok for us.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Great service.
Great food. Great service. The management there is amazing. They make you feel like the guest of honor. Must have the sea bass and the crab stuffed portobello mushrooms. Quite sinful.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM