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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CB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

ML
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very lovely place to have lunch.

LG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Gnocchi of my life!

JB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

G
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch and just wonderful service!
Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

EC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice lunch

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nourriture très bonne dans un superbe décors.

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OT
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

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

KE
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive, reasonably priced, service was excellent.

PH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HN
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family with food allergies . They made the recommendations in what to it and everything was just perfect .

MC
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and the service were excellent.
I have enjoyed the Biltmore brunch on several occasions but had not dined at Fontana. We took the opportunity of the Miami Spice event and were pleasantly satisfied.

OA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

Este lugar desafortunadamente parece una cafetería , demasiada luz para una cena , nada acogedor. La comida muy buena pero se necesita ambiente. No pensamos regresar

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CC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for the Miami Spice lunch. The place is very pretty, but the portion sizes left much to be desired on the appetizer course, and the entree looked like it had been sitting out for a while before getting brought out to us, like on a cruise ship. The bread basket was quite tasty, and a separate appetizer that we order from the main menu (polpette) did not disappoint. Nothing negative to say about the service.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food

V
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a good experience, the buffet however lacks in options. Very run of the mill for a property of this caliber.

SB
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

La Fontana was not up to the standards we expect.
1. The service was very slow. The server had to be asked three times for butter and the pre-theater menu.
2. The food was mostly very good, but the snapper with spinach was very heavy and even tough, and was such a huge serving that we should have been advised to share it.
The porcini risotto came in a giant tureen, a serving enough for at least three people, and again, we should have been advised to split it. It was, however delicious.
Fortunately we allowed over two hours to dine before the theater (GableStage).

JN
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

G
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

Screaming child at next table for an hour. Not distress scream, the get my way or else scream. Wait staff thought it was cute I guess. Last visit here the kitchen was closed for first hour 630-730. Clearly they don’t covet repeat local business. Managers don’t manage. Shame food is good.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch. The service is stellar, the food is excellent and the noise level and ambiance allows for pleasant conversation.

MR
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible experience from the moment we walked in. Top of the line customer service and attention to detail. It was my mother, sister and grandmothers first time and they could not stop raving about what a wonderful afternoon they had. The food was delicious too! Cannot say enough about the staff at Fontana!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and meal was exquisite.

PA
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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