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Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

4.4
4.4
1573 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 445-8066 ext. 2407

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Large parties up to 30 guests for Courtyard Dining.

  • Private party contact

    Raquel Alaniz: (305) 445-8066 ext. 2407

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Cross street

    Granada

  • Parking details

    Hotel self-parking and valet parking are available.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz in the Biltmore Bar each night!

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,573 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. MR

    MoseR

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pasta and sausage were slight over cooked. Service was very good. Price was high for quality.
  2. M

    Misty

    Miami

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything excellent 👍
  3. B

    Bebe

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice venue, lovely waiter, gorgeous place
  4. MC

    MyronC

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Under staffed Quality not up to the pricing 20%service charge mandatory regardless of service or product
  5. L

    Louise

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came to the Biltmore Hotel to celebrate my birthday. We are staying for 3 nights. Last night, my actual birthday, we had dinner at the Fontana restaurant. We sat in the outdoor courtyard. We started with the charcuterie appetizer and then my husband had lobster Scampi and I had Salmon. We also had a bottle of Tattinger. Our server brought out a delicious dessert compliments of the restaurant for my birthday. The one issue we had was that someone was smoking a cigar and none of the staff asked him to stop until we complained. It was annoying and the smell to us was disgusting. If I was to come back here in the future, I would make sure to ask whether they were permitting any smoking in the area, as it was quite unpleasant until they stopped the person after we complained.
  6. MS

    MartySNashville

    Nashville

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed at the Biltmore and ate here the night before a cruise. Excellent dinner.
  7. MS

    MarisaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    The hotel is wonderful, but the restaurant looks abandoned. No charm. Would recommend a renovation.
  8. TH

    TonyHernandez

    Miami

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was impersonal, distant and a lot of construction noise in the background the restaurant should had the guest that construction was going on
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, highly recommend.
  10. DO

    DavidO

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Ran into the chef and told him it had been over 20 years since we at there and it was as great as we remembered
  11. JN

    JulieN

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant. Attentive service. Planning out what to order the next time we dine here. Lasagna was better than anything I have had in Italy.
  12. D

    Dana

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This night the food was very good. A seafood and pasta and a veal loin dish. The waitress, who has previously waited on us, was very professional.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    My salmon was not medium well, it was dry as the Sahara!
  14. M

    Marisun

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I have been many times to this brunch and was so disappointed this time, it was a poor buffet style and the service was awful and food was below par, I was so so sad and disappointed.
  15. n

    nell

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I reserved there for Xs Eve luncheon since I never experienced it before. Total mistake! NO Xs atmosphere! Coldest day in Miami and AC blowing on customers, enough to catch pneumonia. We asked to change table (it was not crowded) to avoid the air blow: they refused. I was there with my daughter (I am elderly) and they practically ignored what I was asking, turning to my daughter ( and I do not think I should take this as a compliment). I made the reservation and was paying the bill. I ordered lasagna: it came in a small grill pan. They did not bring me a plate to transfer over. A mess: it was spilling all over! And it was not even warm! Awful experience!
  16. NV

    NorthernVAFoodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was incredibly slow and some staff was rude. Food was blah for price.
  17. R

    Robert

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fine. Not spectacular
  18. HP

    HernanP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food is not that special it is just another massive kitchen with a lot of greasy food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was good but not for the price. Ambiance was nice though they could do with some light music. Would go again
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation and still had to wait 15 minutes after the reservation time to be seated. It then took another 10 minutes to have the server come to the table. The restaurant is loud and there were kids running around and screaming (nothing against kids). The food was mediocre and overpriced. There are plenty of nice restaurants with delicious food and better ambience for the price.
  21. k

    kennethf

    Miami

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    One issue is that when you check in the receptionist is cold and acts as if she is doing you a favor. It seems to be the same person each time we come. The food was excellent and fairly priced. The primary server was pleasant and experienced but she was overextended with too many tables and the ones who assisted her were untrained and inept with limited English skills and detracted from the meal
  22. KS

    KathrynS

    Miami

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The celebration was a year-end event for my book club, a great time was had by all. Plan to return next year. Lovely restaurant with great food!
  23. RT

    RobertT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner by a fountain and the moon peaking through the open courtyard was the perfect setting for a romantic dinner with my wife. The service staff, Karen and Carlos were top notch professional and friendly. We enjoyed every bite of the perfectly prepared food! The manager, George was sincere and attentive. We highly recommend the Fontana!!!!
  24. E

    Evelyn

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived our experience was delightful. We were celebrating my son's 60th birthday and the food, drinks and service was excellent. I enjoy lunch at the 19th hole as well as Fontana often and look forward to enjoying dinner more often.
  25. J

    Jenniee

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Worst Italian food we've ever had. Both my husband and I were disappointed. And our whole visit there was a dog barking frequently somewhere in the courtyard. I don't mind a restaurant allowing WELL BEHAVED dogs but barking dogs are very disturbing.
  26. LO

    LOR1220

    Miami

    152 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Octopus Salad, the octopus was a bit scarce. The sauce for the lasagna was way too thick and way too much cheese. the flavor however was very good. The wine list is a bit overpriced, the house wine for $70 is a bit high. Service was excellent, Anne(?) was very helpful and attentive.
  27. DM

    DaysiMorey

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! The coordination with our special requests! From the Managers, Vanessa and Madelin., Chef Vladimir, and our server Karen ..it was just a perfect Thanksgiving dinner!!
  28. G

    Gables007

    Miami

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Food overall is average, way overpriced, however they do have excellent service , will not be going back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really beautiful setting, very friendly, food was very very good!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Yesterday we had a family birthday dinner. We had an eggplant and meatball as an antipasti. It was ok, not excellent, also a little bit oversalted. Then we ordered zucca ravioli, seafood risotto, bistecca and lobster ravioli. The zucca ravioly was oversalted.and tasteless. Bistecca was ok, but it didn’t look like 14oz, portion could be bigger and with less fat. The positive- seafood risotto and lobster ravioli were delicious. Desserts also were very good. Service was great and the staff was super nice.
  31. JB

    JBJB

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The Biltmore is a beautiful historic building, however, we were on time for our reservation but the hostess (who was not too friendly) took more than ten minutes to finally seat us. The restaurant was not busy on a Wednesday evening. We felt that the indoor seating was more like a hotel breakfast setting. It took a while for a server to come to our table and she was not terribly attentive throughout our dinner. The food was mediocre for the value.
  32. JO

    JOHND

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    WE HAD AN EXCELLENT MEAL. VERY PLEASANT SERVICE. SIMPLE ELEGANT ATMOSPHERE.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A birthday to remember 💚
  34. d

    danielav

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    the hotel is beautiful, really nice but the breakfast buffet was not as expected. The room was SO DARK and ugly, the food variety was practically nil, no yogurts, no variety of potatoes, cold cuts looked cheap. YOU HAVE SO LIMITED OPTIONS! never seen something like that on a 5stars hotel breakfast buffet, I was expecting like Ritz Carlton, JW ambiance.. NO WAY! Cheap, cheap cheap.. no egg benedicts on buffet, no quality options.. THAT DOESN'T COST WHAT THEY CHARGE. NEVER AGAIN
  35. C

    Capmac

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Wonderful setting. I know it is a resort setting and they don’t want to rush you, but the service could have been a bit “ tighter “.
  36. g

    greek

    Naples

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio area around fountain has been cleaned up. Everything looked clean and crisp. Awesome 70 degree night. I had delmonico steak (slightly thinner ribeye ) but 14 oz over mashed and spinach. My wife had salmon over lemon risotto with chives. Sounds weird but great with fish. Free plentiful parking in spite of huge gables charity event at same time.
  37. SS

    SanchezS

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, professionalism, and ambience.
  38. f

    frankm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Average buffet breakfast but neither dairy products nor fresh bread. No smoked salmon,Scramble eggs as an omelette…No fresh cakes. Price with tax / and 18% gratuities is 90 dollars for2,seems to be excessive. Suggestion: improve quality (plenty of room) or decrease price (plenty of room as well).
  39. g

    greek

    Naples

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Couldn’t get 630 reservation. So settled for 6. Place was 80% empty when I left after 7. Food is very good. Lobster fettuccini and Caesar salad. Staff is spread thin but great when attending. Chef asked how is my pasta. Portion of pasta increased since last review. Parking is free and abundant. Can eat inside, under patio overhang, or when it’s not flooded actual patio. Usually quiet but a party of 8 everybody has to hear what we’re saying was placed at next table.
  40. RJ

    RebeccaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and food was absolutely fabulous!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 445-8066 ext. 2407.

Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 1573 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Granada

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel self-parking and valet parking are available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz in the Biltmore Bar each night!

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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