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About Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

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.

1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:30am;
Lunch Monday to Saturday : 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner Monday to Saturday : 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 6:00pm -10:30pm

Cross Street:
Granada

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 445-8066 ext. 2407

Website:
http://www.biltmorehotel.com/dining/fontana.php

Entertainment:
Live Jazz in the Biltmore Bar each night!

Parking Details:
Hotel self parking and private lot also available.

Executive Chef:
Giuseppe Galazzi

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Large group menus available

Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Special Occasion (17)
Romantic (15)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (8)
Scenic View (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Casual (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Fun (1)
Tapas (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a great dinner last night with a business associate and we were pampered with great service and wonderful upscale Italian cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

elegant place, excellent cuisine, I recommend .

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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service and amazing food, the mediterranean sea bass was outstanding. Our server juan was excellent, respectful and understanding. Thank you

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Nothing stellar would not go back. Food below average service slow

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service and the food were great. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Lovely environment, our waiter was great and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food is always good. Servers have a tendency to disappear after bringing the entrees. Not sure why. It happens every time

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food and service in a beautiful setting.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2018

On our most recent visit we went for the courtyard experience but because of threatened rain we were moved to a table under the eaves next to the entryway. Doors were constantly opening with gusts of wind and banging shut. Otherwise this is a grey place most of the time and the venue is truly stunning.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas eve

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was terrible on Christmas eve...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant several times because we are staying at the Biltmore Hotel. The food is great; unfortunately, the service is very inconsistent during holidays. Christmas Eve service was a disaster - it took over 30 minutes after being seated just to order drinks and another 15 minutes after that to order our food. The restaurant seemed overwhelmed with the Christmas Eve crowd that was dining. The delays continued after ordering and the manager did not seem to care about the disappointing situation. We went back for an early seating Christmas Day brunch and had an amazing experience with great food and fantastic service from a team of wait staff assigned to the table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our second time at the Fontana. OUr first visit was spectacular and I would give everything 5 stars which is why we returned. This time, it wasn't as favorable as the first time, but it was Christmas Eve, so we are hoping the less than great experience we had was just due to the busy time and maybe being short-staffed on Christmas Eve (although you would expect a restaurant such as the Fontana to be appropriately staffed for a big night). Would probably give it one more try, but for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of the finest restaurants I’ve ever visited. Service excellent and food divine, courtyard makes you feel you are in Spain!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Usually great service. There were a few holiday parties on grounds and suspect restaurant was under staffed. We had a pseudo server who couldn’t get us water in 20 minutes or other drink in 30. Didn’t know specials. After about 1/2 hr experienced server took over. Food was very good.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Don’t go for a intimate and peaceful meal on a Friday or Saturday night if there is a wedding or other event happening. An otherwise wonderful experience was completely ruined by obscenely loud music (bass thumping) from upstairs. Staff just dismissed it as a “regular” complaint. One of the most beautiful courtyard dining settings around, but lost to the noise.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Nice for everyday dining. Not for a special occasion. Good wine list. Good service.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Perfect, perfect hi end setting, great food and professional staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Relaxing. The ambience is one of a kind. Sit "outside" under the stars in the atrium dining room when weather permits as we did when we were there. The staff is very professional and the food was wonderful. Have dinner then just walk a few feet to GableStage for great theatre. It will be a night to remember.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very Enjoyable. Lovely ambience and tables not too close

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was the perfect romantic setting to celebrate a wedding anniversary. If you sit outside you can hear the background music playing a light jazz and the water fountain. The food was tasty and the service was excellent!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We ate in the court yard which is really nice. The hotel was built in 1925 and the architecture is truly a treat to see. Not many places like this are left. Our food was really good and they always have nice Sancerre wines available. One great thing about eating outside is that noise level is minimal which as a hearing challenged person is very much appreciated. We go to the Gable Stage plays, eat at Fontana and stay overnight at the hotel. Makes for a superb weekend getaway for folks from Ft. Lauderdale.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

food good but somewhat overpriced
i am appaled that you alloe smokers polluting and ruining my meal
this situation angered me and upset my experience
until i know there s no smoking i shall not go or bring any guests

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner at Fontana. The food was incredible: old school, high end Italian with a turkey and pumpkin orientation, in a romantic setting. Service, as usual, didn’t quite match the food quality ... friendly but just a little off given the price point and the food quality (“who had the risotto? Ah, yes”). But the food was superb. Best Thanksgiving meal ever.

A great choice for treating family, without having to clean up afterwards.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had a nice experience at the Biltmore with the staff and dining overall. Went in for a last minute reservation on Thanksgiving. The 4 courses had options for everyone at the table. Good value for the courses and exemplary service.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service and food. We felt welcome and the food was delicious. The restaurant is very beautiful in itself but the warm reception of the restaurant staff makes this place superior. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Miami.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This establishment is truly wonderful. I ate here for breakfast each day while staying at the Biltmore Miami. Can't wait to return! The French toast is phenomenal!! :)

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was exquisite. Not your everyday fair. Service was impeccable.
Overall a great experience. Lovely setting. Truely loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We came to Fontana to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We could not be happier with the entire experience. The food was excellent and our waitress, Emily, was excellent. It was a wonderful night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went to try the Miami Spice Menu. The food was good. Is not a big portion so I left the restaurant missing something. The restaurant is located at the Biltmore Hotel , which means is not a modern place, but is nice. During the day, seating outside you will have a good view. The service was good and the entire staff. Not sure if I will return, but is good to visit at least one time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Celebrated birthday at Fontana. Had dinner outside by the fountain. Service was excellent. Food was good, not great The margaritas were ok, but they cost $22 each. The Biltmore Hotel , on the other hand, is worth staying for 1-2 nights. The hotel staff could not be nicer or more friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2017

All four of our party had the Miami Spice menu and all of us had the Halibut as the entree. It was SPECTACULAR !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Exceptional service from start to finish. The menu and the portion size was just right. Will definitely go again next year 😎

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Salad was average. Both pasta dishes were very good., seafood medley and pappardelle as well as the Chicken cacciatore very tasty. Wine selection is excellent and well priced. Service was a little slow😐.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The shrimp and lobster was so chewy it was rubber.

The pasta was under cooked.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 9, 2017

It really is a shame to witness what has become of La Fontana. Last months experience was unpleasant. Upon arrival there was no one at the reception desk, after a few minutes I went inside and located what appeared to be one of the managers and he sat us. The noise level was very high due to some large fans. There were only about there to four tables occupied on this visit and yet service was spotty at best. Case in point, it took more than 15 minutes and no bread service had arrived..I had to ask for it. It arrived with no butter and several very stale pieces of bread. I spoke to the manager and the bread was exchanged. The entrees arrived and one was good, the other not so good. Over the years, dining at La Fontana had always been a pleasant experience, One could rely on the service level, quality and taste of its cuisine...and of course, the ambiance. Sadly, that is no longer the case.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good menu options, good service, at reasonable prices. The decor inside is more like a cafeteria than a classy restaurant. Too much light, boring decor, too quiet. It needs to add some ambiance and less lighting. Ot looks like outside seating is a much better option (more romantic), given the nice gardens and surroundings of the hotel

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The dining experience was overall very good. The only negative was the hostess. She was rude and looked like she worked at a hospital. Not good for a first impression.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Perfect Birthday Celebration

A group of 10 sat at the chef's table since a rainy night eliminated the possibility of dining outside. However, due to the separate location of the table and our excellent server it turned out to be a great choice.
Six diners ordered off the Miami Spice menu ( a great value) while the other four selected from the extensive regular menu.
All in all, it was a lovely evening despite the bad weather.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great Miami Spice menu. Plenty of parking or valet. Indoor or patio.

Tags: Romantic
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