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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: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (21)
Good for a Date (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Scenic View (11)
Authentic (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Miami)·Dined on October 2, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Muy lindo lugar! la fuente, el patio, definitivamente hay que sentarse en una mesa en el exterior. Creo que vale el ambiente y además el menú parecía muy completo, la comida que pedimos estaba muy rica, los platos abundantes, vale el precio, es más no nos pareció tan caro como esperábamos. Muy buen servicio aunque fuimos con reserva. Definitivamente recomendable y para volver.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were initially seated inside, however a large, boisterous table made conversation impossible. When we asked to be moved, the hostess laughingly stated that it would get quieter once they started eating. We persisted and we were moved to outside seating in their beautiful courtyard. Unfortunately, they had positioned a huge, industrial strength oscillating fan just behind our table which I thought was over the top given they had ceiling fans already. The wine menu was not offered or given and we had to request bread for the table. They didn't look especially busy so the service was simply slow. Things were going from bad to worse but then the food showed up and rescued the whole thing. The grilled octopus appetizer was generous in size and soft in texture, although a bit bland in taste. The roasted duck was flavorful and juicy as was my huge Costata steak. Dessert featured a heavenly creme brulee and panna cotta with mango sauce. This was my first time at this restaurant so I cannot say if my experience is typical of the service there, however I would be willing to give them a second look due to the quality of the food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The service was excellent however my mussels had a lot of grit in them and even a piece of broken shell. Not pleasant to bite down on. The flavor and sauce were good but more attention to the cleaning please!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Fantastic place, La Fontana never fails! A nice walk on the Biltmore grounds after finalized a great mean. Thank you

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

My second timing dining here and both times the food and wine were perfect.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The restaurant is very good, beatiful and the service is excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Eggplant appetizer was outstanding. Food choices were very good.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Miami spice menu was superb: appetizer was best eggplant parm with tomatoe sauce I ever had. Main course seared tuna over sautéed vegetables. Dessert berries and vanilla sorbet.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Geburtstagsgeschenk für meinen Mann. Er empfand es wunderschön.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 22, 2017

This restaurant, located in one of the finest historical locations in South Florida, is an amazing "sleeper." The food, ambiance and service is fantastic and the prices, though on the upscale, are reasonable for the experience. My wife and I eat here often and love it each time we visit. This is truly a hidden gem in Coral Gables. It shouldn't be! We know not why! We wish for its success, but are grateful for its quiet ambiance. Let the "Buzz" begin! Bravo to the Chef and the entire staff. Visit and experience one of the finest Italian dining experience in the State of Florida!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I was really looking forward to eating at Fontana's. We ordered the branzinni and the halibut. My halibut was delicious and cooked perfectly. However, the branzinni was undercooked, and after they peeled away the salt crust, the fish did not flake off the bone as intended. When we sent it back to be cooked further, the chef would not do it, saying it would overcook the fish. We tried tasting it and the fish was smelly and didn't taste right. for a $44 piece of fish, it better be perfect. We returned it and just had a side dish of their fresh pasta. The service was very good and the restaurant is lovely. I am not sure we would go back, but the staff did their best to make it right. Too bad the chef choose not too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I came to the Fontana at 7:30pm per our reservation. Everything was going fantastic. Our hostess was great, sat us down right away. My girlfriend and I waited approximately 10 minutes for someone to come along and even offer us water. A young lady (I forgot her name) came by and gave us water. After that we had to wait another 10 minutes for a server to come. FINALLY, Roberto came; hoping for that awful beginning to end, but it only got worse. We ordered some wine and our entree (after waiting such a long time you'd think someone would know what they even want for dessert). Food wait time was average. Roberto did not bring it. Someone else did. Our wine did not come before our food. Our food came and we were basically done with it. We had to CALL Roberto's attention to let him know that we did not want the wine anymore, and what did he do? He brought the wine.... I basically felt forced to drink it now. This was supposed to be a nice dinner with my girlfriend celebrating the fact that she got accepted into nursing school. Roberto never even came by to ask how our food was, nor did he ask at the end of our experience if everting went well... we had to ASK for the dessert menu from him. We waited a long time for the dessert as well. The ice cream was MELTED meaning that it was sitting for quite some time. At this point I was done with everything. What a disappointment. I asked to speak to a manager. Gregory came by to speak to us. We mentioned the situation, and I felt as if he was not even listening to us. All he said was "oh I'm sorry, we ran into a rain storm and we had to move everyone from outside to cover". Then he said oh I'll cover the wine drinks for you guys. I did not care to pay for the drinks. I wanted to get my point across to him that the service was TERRIBLE. I used to work for the Biltmore hotel for almost 2 years at the front desk and the way I would advertise our facilities were beyond 5 stars which is our expectation. I was completely let down.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We arrived at the Fontana with a reservation only to be told that only 1 table in the corner was available. What we were not told was that side of restaurant near the kitchen doors had no air conditioning & it was over 90 degrees inside. It was so hot we didn't even finish our dinner and left before dessert. So as we were leaving, we walked through restaurant to adjacent bar, rest of restaurant had air conditioning. We had another set of friends there who had no reservation who got a better table. Then when we reported to Hotel, they did nothing, not even a call from the Manager. Very disappointed to spend well over $100 for two and eat to seat. Lastly, another large group arrived while we were eating & they requested a fan, so a fan was plugged in next to "our table" blowing dust into our table while we were eating. I could not believe this for a Biltmore restaurant. Again, when we complained, no response from anyone.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

On-line reservations do not provide option for in / outside dinning, so beware if you've never dinned here. Server and assistant were very nice; however the receptionist was very rude and unprofessional, didn't even make an attempt to find us an inside table citing we should've requested one. Food is not the greatest, average at best; there are plenty of much better and less expensive restaurant in Coral Gables.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellente Miami Spice selection food. Love it!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food was excellent but service was very slow

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Service extremely slow. Food took forever to come out. Sitting very uncomfortable. Extremely hot on the terrace with no air or fans.

food was well below expectations.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was our second time and it was a total letdown! The waiter was great but he had too many tables to attend to and our service suffered for it. The Miami Spice menu was very good. The calamari, the eggplant, and the steak were fantastic. When making resv make sure you specify an inside or outside table. We didn't know and got stuck outside with the mosquitos and the August heat (not fun at all). We were there 2 years ago and it was a completely different experience, that's why we went back this time. The food was great but the service was a 2.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This was a prix fixe "Miami Spice" menu, and we were surprised at how large the portions were. (Some of the participating restaurants give smaller portions to go with the discounted prices during this two-month event.) Our meals were delicious -- the strip steaks were prepared exactly as we requested -- and we enjoyed the leisurely pace. The ambience was very pleasant, which includes being quiet enough to hold a conversation in a normal tone of voice.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food and value for the Miami Spice menue option!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Another great dinner at Fontana. Party of 10 and all very happy. Calamari, cesar salad, grilled octopus, lasagna, pumpkin ravioli, and seabass were all outstanding. Tiramesu and crembrule were amazing too. Bianca, our server, was outstanding!

If you haven't visited the Biltmore in a long time, go for dinner and take a stroll through the hotel. It's as beautiful as ever!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I celebrated a friends birthday and although I wanted to sit outside by the fountain, the weather didn't permit us to. But inside was ok.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Just in town and at the Biltmore for the night on our way to the Keys . We Did not feel like leaving the resort , which is beautiful! Fontana , however , was very disappointing. Food and service was just ok but very expensive!! I would not go back...

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

I was not pleased with my main course, the fish special of the evening, neither was my husband with his choice of entrée.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Wedding Anniversary

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