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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Romantic (17)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Scenic View (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Casual (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great and the ambiance beautiful. We are outside by the fountain, very romantic. The service though, not the best. They took a little too long to get the order and then to get the check once we were ready.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

The most beautiful setting in Miami paired with fantastic food and truly fine service! Don’t be put off with the fancy label, the menu is quite reasonable. Great for lunch with a friend or a romantic dinner. It’s a must!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Romantic, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Luis was great. Bread was old.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was amazing. Service was good but just as previous visits... servers are hard to find at times and management it’s absent, like not even there. Regardless the food and ambience it’s always on point and for that I give this place an overall outstanding rating.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely setting, food largely excellent but service was very weak (resulting in some plates being cold or dry). Nobody in charge, disorganized. We ordered a bottle of wine with dinner and it never arrived.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

One of the few restaurants where you enjoy a great meal in a beautiful quiet setting. Very romantic sitting by the fountain. The food was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

A great experience. Loved the place. Service was amazing, final minutes there I was surprised that the waiter disappeared after having provided such great service. He forgot to bring a cup of coffee I had ordered, nonetheless still a great meal, great service and amazing views of an iconic property.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food and wine were fantastic! Service was on point.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The courtyard setting is always perfect at Fontana. Sitting on the patio or under an umbrella is delightful. But the food is also extremely good. The special grilled seafood plate on this particualr day was wonderful Each type of fish (black cod, shrimp, scallop, mahi mahi) were all perfectly cooked. DElicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The venue is absolutely stunning! I chose this place for my 40th birthday celebration because I really wanted to be someplace special with my closest friends. The food was just "okay" and our server, though nice, was a bit absent minded. I was fine with all of that however because my pictures were amazing... that is until they brought me my birthday cake and it had the WRONG NAME on it! Apparently one of my friends ordered the cake and asked that they add it to my reservation. Whoever took they order added HER name instead of mine. Luckily I bake and decorate cakes so I fixed it myself but I was clearly annoyed. It got better, though. We cut the cake back at our hotel only to discover that it was Vanilla instead of Red Velvet. Nice Job, Guys!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Beautiful open space.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food and service, staff was very nice.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was not up to Standars! We waited 15 minutes for our Server, took wrong order for my 3 year old, had to change it.
Manager never stop by to do a Quality check on guest, I had better service in Privately Own Restaurants.
VERY LOUD due to a Wedding in Ballroom, could not enjoy a conversation with Wife!
The Place itself is very nice but then again everything falls apart with Service and Noise.
For a $400 rate per night Hotel the Service Is NOT there.
More like Ocean Drive type of Service.(SoBe)
Its a Shame!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

for the price the food was nothing to write home about.. much rather flemings, mortons, ruth chris, or even abracci. didn't stand out in my book.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2018

elegant place, excellent cuisine, I recommend .

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 13, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food and service in a beautiful setting.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas eve

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was terrible on Christmas eve...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 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 16, 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 15, 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 7, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·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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 (Miami)·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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 (Miami)·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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 (Miami)·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 23, 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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 (Miami)·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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 (Toronto)·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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