Fontina Grille

4.5
858 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Fontina Grille, in the King Farm, offers the best of the best when it comes to oven-fired pizzas, fresh fish, gourmet pastas, bountiful salads and sandwiches. The granite bar divides two dining areas. To the left, a full service carry out counter offering everything from pizza and pasta, to ribeye steak and Lavazza coffee and cappuccino. To the right, the casual but elegant dining area can seat about 125 people, with a back area for semi-private parties and corporate events. Fontina Grille also offers private and corporate catering, with a variety of options to suit any budget.
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Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was served extremely hot. However, the service could have been better. I had to ask another waiter to serve me water and receive my check. The eggplant parmigiana had an odd taste towards the end of the meal. I will try a different dish.

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SR
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal! I especially recommend the wild mushroom appetizer and anything seafood! Service was excellent too.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The tables were very small, even for four people. The service was good and the food was fabulous! The server was full Italian, but I finally got a smile!!!

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HG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My first time to Fontina Grille. I was pleasantly surprised. Nice atmosphere, very good service, and pretty good and fresh food. I would definitely go back again.

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DS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought a dear friend, who was in town visiting. She loved the food, the wine, everything and so did I. She had the chicken with sun-dried tomatoes over penne pasta. I had the fettuccine bolognese. And the Coppola Claret.

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D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent and reasonable, plus the service is always good.

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Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, a nice place for a quick meal. Service is ALWAYS EXCELLENT! Food is good, though slightly pricey for what you get. Bread and oil are a nice touch, and drinks from the bar are done properly, again, on the pricier side...

We have been going to Fontina for years and will continue to visit as long as we are living in the area.

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s
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely, but loud. Good food, nice sized portions and the wait-staff is very attentive.

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LR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is consistently excellent at Fontina Grille. The service was very prompt and the staff were very accommodating and warm.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food, you can be comfortable that what you order wil always be well prepared. Never been disappointed.

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y
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

good NEIGHBORHOOD "go to" spot - good food/good service/friendly atmosphere

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, will be back again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite. Wonderful food and service.

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B
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sat outside on a lovely summer evening
Couldn't have been more delightful

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ML
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place during the warm weather to enjoy European style sidewalk cafe eating. Their food is always delicious and service with a smile.
Many local residents walk there and bring their dogs outside to dine.
Hint - 4th of July is a big event at Fontina Grill as you can see the fireworks at King Farm from the restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service as usual. Tried the chicken piccata tonite- yummy!

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K
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fonina has great salads and pizza. In my opinion, the pasta and sauces are pretty bland.

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FS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Would return for the food; lively environment was fun for me but not as relaxing for dining companion.

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What to say, we showed up with 13 people at 7PM on a Friday night, service was quick but, not too quick, drinks stayed filled, and the food was delicious. The parking lot was a bit maddening but, there's nothing the restaurant can do about that. We'll be happy to go back again in the future!

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BL
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As per usual everything was great service food and attentiveness Thanks for a great dinner

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My family had a great meal at this delicious family friendly restaurant. Great bread, wine and Italian dishes. The salad was great as well.

The noise level was a little high but that's because they were quite busy. We loved their desserts!

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OS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

When we arrived at the reservation time, there were about 20 people waiting at the door. All of them had reservations. They overbooked, and we end up waited 30 minutes, although we made a reservation.
It was a complete mess. Food was great.

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c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, good value. Recommend making a reservation for peak times.

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PB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal! The waiter was so kind about letting us move, as the patron sitting behind me had a gratingly loud laugh.

Service with a smile, great food—and I left my credit card accidentally, but when I called the next day, they had it right there, safeguarded and waiting for me.

Love Fontina Grille!

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RB
Washington DC
642 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant purchases very good ingredients and prepares most of them simply, especially the seafood. The crabcakes, tuna, and salmon are always very good choices because the flavors of the seafood are retained. Only the mussels can be disappointing when they are not moist and plump--something that does not happen too often. The dressings on the salads are usually very good, but sauces on the pastas are unpredictable. The list of wines by the glass is brief, but well chosen and reasonably priced. Depending on the server, the service r can be efficient, but hurried and impersonal or calm and friendly. As to ambiance: great if you like lots of brown. If not, get a window table.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood feel w superb food. Can always count on a great experience w Fontina Grille family!

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All was great. Only complaint is noise level.
But this remains a favorite.

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BN
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was terrific and the service great. They even made a specialty coffee, which was excellent, from a recipe I brought. The wine and mixed drinks are of a quality and quantity worth the price. We highly recommend Fontina Grill and will visit again.

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g
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the service was fast, my kids loved the meatballs.

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D
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 of us had grilled romaine but I added grilled chicken. It was fabulous! We had a nice, relaxing time as always. Love this place!

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EM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent neighborhood restaurant with very good bar and happy hour food and drink specials.

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S
Washington DC
112 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our dinner at the Fontina Grill was quite delectable! Located in Kings Farm, there was ample parking, although we were there a bit later in the evening, so that no doubt helped with the parking situation. We discovered that Monday night was pasta night (one regularly priced pasta and the second for half price) ; consequently, all four of us ordered pastas of one type of another. All four of us were delighted with our choices and we each had enough to take home for lunch the next day! Our server was gracious, friendly, and helpful. While the noise level was quite high when we arrived (7:30), by 8:00 many folks had finished their dinner and so the decibel level dropped considerably. The only negative about this meal involved an employee, who when setting the service on empty tables, was so noisy with the plates and silverware, that we actually had to turn around and ask her to be quiet! Will we return? Yes, indeed.

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OT
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent local area restaurant. Good food and outstanding service.

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LL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waiter was super- saw the need to feed the toddlers first - he was polite and solicitous

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JH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Even though the restaurant was very busy, our server did not rush us at all. We had a delightful evening.

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AM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience as always. Food was great and came out fast, great waitress, and atmosphere was enjoyable.

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m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Server was always available and attentive. My wife really likes Italian food. They hit this one out the park.

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PM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch buffet. Will come back. The mussels are terrific.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was really good. The waitress never came back to refill water which would have been nice.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The shrimp, scallop and crabmeat with linguini was excellent and well worth the price.

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