Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

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Italian
Enjoy Traditional Italian 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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M
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Great food in a casual (business casual) setting. After dinner, take a walk/tour around the grand Biltmore Hotel. A great find on a typically busy Saturday night in even busier Coral Gables restaurants. Valet parking.

A
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the cheapest in town but it is worth every penny. Fresh and delicious, i went with a party of 6 people so I tried a bunch of what they have to offer.

G
Miami
70 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spectacular special seared tuna with a sauce of tomatoes olives.

BC
Naples
39 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside in the beautiful courtyard with the “Fontana”. The service was very committed and attentive.
The dish selection is good but a little pricey. They have a good wine selection with really fair prices.

- Fresh tuna tartare, avocado, pea sprouts, watermelon radish, bell pepper dressing
Good quality, but the sauce was to sweet

- Curly spinach, feta cheese, watermelon, cranberry, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, lemon vinaigrette
Fresh, good balance between sourness and sweetness. Too much cranberries

- LASAGNA, Bolognese sauce, béchamel, parmesan cheese
Good, not special (pricey, $24)

- POLIPO, Wood-roasted Spanish octopus, fingerling potatoes, salsa verde
Great taste, only the salsa verde isn’t the right companion.

Overall a great evening. We’ll come back.

LA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The place is beautiful, food was delicious but my ravioli plate was not very big, my moms risotto was a good size though.
The service was a little slow, and I was located on a poor spot when almost all restaurant was empty.

DM
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have dined here many times have have always enjoyed it immensely. The whole "vibe" of the Biltmore cannot be explained in mere words. You're literally dining in history. Countless others since 1926 have had occasion to have a meal here. Fontana does not disappoint. Only downer was the from desk/hostess staff. We arrived for a 6:00 p.m. reservation (which is quite early by Miami standards) and at first were the only guests there. We were told that we would be seated right away after advising that we preferred an indoor table. Another hostess came in and grabbed two menus only to put them down and begin stapling miscellaneous papers. Other guests arrived and the same occurred. Four parties were now waiting to be seated. We eventually were seated at a very nice table. Our server was excellent as was the food. Great place, other than first contact with staff.

S
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointed. It was very hot inside, food and service were just not good. I will not go back.

J
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dining experience. We celebrated our anniversary, while still being able to be part of Miami Spice experience. The meal was delicious, though the wine was very expensive, even by the glass:

IV
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was exactly how I imagined it to be. Great and friendly staff. Will definitely go again. And ofcourse the food was fresh and delicious

M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

G
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very nice and was very helpful with my mom’s birthday dinner

RI
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food and service were ok but we were overcharged with some charges we didn’t recognized

OT
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice setting. Loved the patio seating. Service was excellent but food was average

CB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I got sick after eating lunch at the Fontana restaurant. I had a crab cake and chicken parmigiana. I will never eat there again. Health department needs to check this place for violations in food preparation.

f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it, very friendly, great food, beautiful location. Thank you!

KR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant has a very open and luxurious atmosphere both inside and out. The food was authentic, simple, rustic Italian food. Pasta and raviolis were cooked perfectly al dente and the service was very attentive. Only down fall is I felt there could have been more seafood dishes (Fish ie. Salmon etc.) and the dessert was sub par in my opinion from what i ordered. I had the nutella cake which was a little too rich/bitter in chocolate for my taste, and the peach cobbler which was slightly overly sweet, but again it is a peach cobbler. Overall, a very nice restaurant with tasty food, which also contains a wow factor due to the ambiance the famous Biltmore hotel provides

AO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was ok, but the service was very good and the place is nice

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The valet parking was great. We waited a few minutes to be seated by a host/hostess. Took a little longer than we expected. Our hostess was very friendly and apologetic for the wait. We were seated in the corner, which was great for the two of us. *We ordered our food from the Miami Spice Menu*The appetizers were great, I had the Crab Cake and my husband had the Carpaccio. I ordered the Chicken for my entree, it was good. Lots of food and it was a heavy meal, I took half home. The dessert was great! Our waiter was attentive and great. The restaurant was quiet enough. However, we did hear a lot of commotion from the waiters, servers, and employees; they were trying to figure out seating arrangements and going back and forth. Other than that small issue, the lunch date was wonderful!

SC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

ML
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. Arnel. So kind and professional.

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very lovely place to have lunch.

LG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Gnocchi of my life!

JB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Beautiful hotel and great ambiance. Showed up to a reservation 5 min early; hostess told us it would be a while before a table cleared. They escorted us to the bar and the hostess forgot they sent us to the bar. Got a call from the restaurant 25 min later asking where we were. Told them at the restauran bar where you left us. We were asked to come back to the hostess area not a great start. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. Food was ok; not good for the cost. The restaurant ran out of the fixed menu desert; they had to provide a substitute. Pretty place but there are much better places in Miami!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was raining and we sat inside . It was a difference experience . Personally I would not go back unless it is at the courtyard. There is no ambiance inside .

LE
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The wine list should have a couple of cheaper wines. The cheapest one costs US$ 55.

G
Miami
70 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waiter got both parts of my order wrong. No apology. The food is good but place has the hotel restaurant attitude about who cares about loyal locals. The managers walk around absent minded to what is happening, or the body language of diners. Abracci anyone.

RC
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch and just wonderful service!
Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Go for Miami spice. Really surprise by the menu and the quality of food. That was the 3rd time we go in this restaurant and we going back for sure. Quality of food is amazing !

JR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent wine! They recommended us Cillar de Silos (Spanish wine). Superb!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The food was delicious and our waiter Eduardo was great.

EC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice lunch

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nourriture très bonne dans un superbe décors.

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OT
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The hostess made us wait 25 min to sit when there were multiple tables available. The person pouring the wine poured a new bottle of wine into our glasses with our fist bottle and mixed the two. The staff had large fans outside near the tables which made a lot of noise,

a
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is a very nice restaurant but it is grossly overpriced. The food is good quality but not especially interested. Service was disjointed.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

In need of upgrades, looks and feels very tired! The chairs are vinyl and sticky. The table cloth was not evenly placed, one end was longer than the other and filthy dirty (seems like it was stepped on and overlooked). The food was ok. I ordered from the Miami Spice 2019 menu and was not impressed. The pork belly as a starter was terrible and very fatty and the salmon as my main was very oily. The only dish I enjoyed was the desert but I suppose you would have to try really hard to mess up a strawberry tart. Our server was nice but I was surprised when she asked “who’s Birthday are we celebrating” and came back with my desert and nothing more. All in all I would NOT recommend this restaurant.

m
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet. Food , service, ambiance spectacular and emilo our waiter was wonderful. Even the heat was no bother!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Sent food back. Very terrible food . Disappointing for a birthday lunch 👎🏻👎🏻

KE
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive, reasonably priced, service was excellent.

PH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

el lugar es muy lindo y tranquilo. la comida estaba exquisita y nos atendieron super bien!

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