Fontina Grille

4.7
1217 Reviews
$30 and under
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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AlanB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The muscle appetizer was good. The cioppino was average. More pasta than seafood the cost for two was a bit spendy.

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JuanR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here was good. Portions are not as big as you would expect from a traditional italian restaurant but overall the taste was pretty good.

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Tony
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Food, service, and ambience, excellent.

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SilviaO
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was wonderful. Food was 6/10, pizza a bit too thick and our other entrees were just “ok”

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love fontina grille! Always an excellent meal!

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vipMDmom
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely as always! Crime brûlée was delicious. Just not set. Hopefully, next time!

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Eddie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection, ample servings, delicious desserts, AND GREAT waiter. I accidentally left my credit card on the table, and our waiter came outside to find us, walked down 2 streets and called out to us that we had left our card in the restaurant.

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BeaJ
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband said that the crab cakes (appetizer) were the best he'd had in a very long time--little if any filler. The bread is always delicious, and my dinner was good. We think this restaurant is a great deal. The service was outstanding.

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Rainbwwarrio
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is generally tasty and well prepared.

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vipPhyllisB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dininig here. Food is always exceptional as well as the service.
Ate with 3 other people and all 4 dishes were delicious. Never had anything bad here. Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Service is terrific. Always feel welcome.

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JohnO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This restaurant seems to be the prototypal Italian eatery. It is definitely the place to go if you're feeling like Italian fare.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was just so good

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vipSheriA
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Our server, Melissa is amazing. She is attentive, always exceeds our expectations. Our meal was perfectly prepared. Presentation was eye pleasing.

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RobertT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the food, service wasn't the most attentive at lunch but okay

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vipAnita
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John exceeded expectations

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David
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I had a pleasant experience with my family. The food was good. the salad could of had a few more tomatoes etc. Sometimes it was hard for the server to understand us. Overall a good experience.

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vipKenV
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stand out was our server Maria. She was just wonderful. The portions were large and the prices very fair. I was very happy with everything that we ordered. The entrees even came with soup or salad. How nice. The menu has some interesting items too. We enjoyed the hot mushroom appetizer.

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Tigger
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived 30 minutes early for my lunch reservation. Since the restaurant was fairly quiet I was immediately seated and brought warm foccacia bread and olive oil along with water. Upon request I also received a lovely chilled Chardonnay to sip on while awaiting my lunch companion. When she arrived the server was quick to come and get her a glass of wine as well and continued to be attentive and responsive without hovering too much.
As always the food was delicious, plentiful and served at the proper temp (salad was crisp and cold, pasta and chicken were hot). We were not rushed out and were able to enjoy a lovely leisurely lunch.
Delightful restaurant, friendly staff and good value.

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GerriS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our holiday lunch at Fontina's. They gave us a round table towards the back, away from the regular dining area and bar, which was very nice and bright. The waitress even cleared off an empty table nearby so we could put our gifts on it for our White Elephant game. The food was great, from the appetizers (we got 4 - calamari, eggplant, mussels, mozz caprese) to the main dishes. Everyone exclaimed how much they enjoyed their food. I noticed how much they liked it when it got quiet and all you could hear is everyone making yummy sounds!

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vipMarkStro
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and the service is wonderful. Busy restaurant and the kitchen is fast. We will be back again soon. Love the menu and want to try some other dishes soon!

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TheFos
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fontina Grill sets the standard in the County for dining and cuisine excellence.

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AmyS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lunch! They do a great job with the fish!

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Greenie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent Italian restaurant that many people don't seem to know about. Pasta and salmon dishes delicious. Salads fresh. Vibrant bar scene
Jad, the general manager, makes the place run well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone really enjoyed their meals. Never disappointed here.

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vipMDmom
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good! Nice red wine recommendation (Romae). We'll be back!

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vipCAdams
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service was all perfect. One of my favorite places to come when I’m in town or want to meet up with people. Thanks for a great evening!

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Steph
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat! The servers are attentive, but do not make you feel rushed. The food for all diners at the table comes out at the same time and it is consistently good. I substituted the zoodles for pasta and they were excellent! The restaurant has protected outdoor seating with heaters, which is really a bonus these days.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place never ever let’s us down. Good food, good service, good atmosphere. Our pandemic go-to restaurant. Thanks Ali!

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TidePodTom
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere! Really enjoyed the food and had a great time. Great place for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and absolutely delicious food!! Best dinner out in a long time. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it food is amazing!

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SandyK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good except it is quite crowded and tables are not spaced apart if you have covid concerns. Servers wore masks and service was very good as was food.

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emema
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Fabulous atmosphere, terrific service, and delicious food. Such a great evening and easy to see why it’s such a popular place. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, courteous service, one of our all time faves

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viptweetgood
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! My husband and my girl friend felt very special for their birthday. I will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and great service!!

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AlTishalOti
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started with Bruschetta which was absolutely delicious. I ordered a Puttanesca pizza with cauliflower crust (just because I like the taste). It was a melt in your mouth combo of creamy mozzarella, olivey tang, a touch of sourness from the capers, a lightly crisped crust and just the right amount of garlic. I also ordered a grilled romaine salad which was a fresh, tasty medley. My friend ordered a lasagna and declared it to be outstanding. Service was great. It was a very agreeable evening all round.

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Tony
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great no matter what you order. Quality is consistent

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vipBrianS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A lot going on for a Thursday night. Charity event at the bar, and wedding rehearsal dinner at the back of the restaurant, so very loud. But food and service all very good.

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vipSheriA
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was cozy. Melissa, our server was friendly and attentive. She was amazing as was the ravioli and Cesar salad!!

FAQs

Fontina Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 947-5400.

Fontina Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 1217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.