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
91 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (62)special occasion (52)romantic (51)fit for foodies (28)scenic view (25)great for lunch (25)notable wine list (24)great for brunch (24)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (21)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 401 reviews are from the Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel reviews archive.
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just a dream
    Daidalos
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    we love this place, in a fantastic building, great atmosphere, nice place
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was HORRIBLE!
    disappointed
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent in all respects
    Nick
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RS14
    RS14
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Outstanding service. Great menu. Great ambience. Xxxxxcx
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Todd
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional - As Always
    DestinVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    form88
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Beautiful location with great food and outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, we were very pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    As always, we were very pleased with Fontana. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb may be an understaement
    ParticularVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful restaurant
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Always a favorite destination. Superb food & wine in an outstanding setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SPOT ON~
    Robin33
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Always the best food and service! We love the place and the people~ Terrific, fresh, healthly, and authentic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Request outside seating a must!
    Pumpkin
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful courtyard, terrible food
    agiewild
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful setting
    weebaronaVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was very nice except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow Service
    Charles
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Change
    Docmac
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    This restaurant is a good change from the typical miami scene. Old school charm with a delicious menu. Good for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got it Going On!
    Robin33
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Always great good and equally superb service! One of Miami's culinary gems!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at the Fontana
    Jerry
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Outdoor dining in a courtyard with a beautiful central fountain. Delicious ricotta cheese stuffed squash blossoma & very good homemade pastas.Wide variety of Italian food. The price fixed dinner is a good value.I would recommend the restaurant for the atmosphere alone but the food is good as well Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant at the Biltmore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Great restaurant at the Biltmore Hotel. Very nice and efficient staff and scenery is fantiastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad choice
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Lively surroundings can't make up for really bad food/sketchy service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Romantic Italian dining
    ChrisdyVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    The food at Fontana was very good- I had the special menu which included appetizer, entree and dessert and it was really tasty. The stuffed zucchini blossoms were amazing! The ricotta just melted in your mouth. My entree was tuna steak on brussel sprouts- another melt in your mouth delight. By the time I got to the blood orange sorbet, I was stuffed, but it was still a taste treat. My Pinot noir was also very good. I can't wait to go back. The server was very attentive too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our first time....
    Excellency
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our first time @Fontana and we felt in love with the place....excellent food..excellent service and ambience.totally recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    loved the atmosphere! Will return, very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.