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About Fontina Grille

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.

801 Pleasant Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 947-5400

Website:
http://www.fontinagrille.com/

Parking Details:
King Farm Village Center

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Fontina Grille can accommodate all your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (855) 403-5533

Additional:
Full Bar, Takeout

Fontina Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (23)
Casual (21)
Comfort Food (17)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for a Date (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

No one went above and beyond. Our server was doing the bare minimum. We watched the servers sing happy birthday and they didn't even put in effort. No one should look miserable singing happy birthday even if it's the last thing they want to do. I went to celebrate my birthday but didn't even want to tell them because of how little they cared about the other table. The good news: the food was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Once again, everything was excellent. We were glad to see how busy it was even tho the large crowd made for a noisy dining room.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We were there with a large (15) group visiting the area for the first time. The food was wonderful and the server did an exceptional job with the large group.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Got the eggplant rolitini and it was probably the best Italian dish I’ve ever had! Will absolutely be going back again soon.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Haven’t gone in a few years because it was run poorly. Went this weekend and had an amazing time and the food was delish!!! Definitely will be back often😍

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

All the food is really good - the tirimisu 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

While the kitchen uses very good ingredients, it is rather timid in the use of herbs and spices. The Mozzarella Caprese had a lot of cheese and tomato, but it had almost no Balsamico. The Salmon & Shrimp was also a bit bland. Only the dressing on the Caesar Salad had a robust flavor. The list of wines by the glass is well chosen and very reasonably priced. I know of no other MoCo restaurant where a six ounce pour of Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc is priced at $9. I am not a fan of the decor, but lightening the dark color of the dark red east wall is a significant improvement.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Terrible Service - not friendly or professional - failed to mention the 'kitchen was closed' halfway through the meal. Didn't offer us another drink or to see a dessert menu. Next time don't seat people if you do not plan to let them have a restaurant experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good, but noisy and crowded. Crowd thinned out a bit after about 8:30.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time at Fontina Grill and the food was delicious! Definitely recommend and will most definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is my favorite place - the food and service are outstanding

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very nice accommodating and amazing food would go back every friday

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Everything was delicious. The waiter was very accommodating. The Early Bird deal is amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

great Italian food. good value for the money. It wasn't crowded so the noise level wasnt bad. it can be noisy when crowded. this was our second visit.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

WE ENJOYED THE SERVICE OFFERED BY DESYI, OUR WAITRESS.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a group of 16 celebrating an organization who breed/train service dogs for our wounded warriors- Warrior Canine Connection. We are a group of supporters in town for the annual graduation ceremony. We are from all over the US and Canada. We have shared these dinners for the last 4 years. This was our first time at FG. Erica was our main server. The food was very good, service and support staff were also very good and friendly. There are only 2 things I would like the management to be aware - having some type of option for separate checks or even groups of 4 people on 1 check would have made paying bill easier. Table size-At the last minute, we had 2 people cancel, which had our party go from 18 to 16. Our table though was originally set for 18, utilizing 2 heads of table. If we had the original number of 18 people at our table, it would have been very uncomfortable and squeezed. Having been in the service industry for 10 years I understand the seating process, so I would definitely have your staff/manager sit down with no elbow room and try and eat. That can ruin any experience. The parking was so convenient. We expect to be back next Fall for Graduation and I plan on making reservations again. Thank you. Carol

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Used to be great for lunch business meetings but now too noisy since they started the buffet. Must attract different crowd now. I asked for quite table and was seated in middle of room in what appears to be workers and construction folks coming for a cheap buffet lunch. Nothing wrong with the crowd just lost a nice quite business meeting place.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We've been dining regularly at Fontina Grille for several years and we just love this place. The staff is always so welcoming and our regular server, Reza, is absolutely superb. He is so incredibly diligent in ensuring we have everything we need without hovering all over us. The cuisine is exceptional, the portions more than ample (we usually take home half our meal and it makes a wonderful leftover) and never disappoints. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice, quiet meal (although they do a fine job accommodating larger groups as well) as their non-Italian entrees are every bit as delicious as their Italian specialties.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

We were 4 adults (two pasta fans, one vegetarian, one red meat lover) all happy with our meals. Service and greeter were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food that you can count on! Consistently good!! Great atmosphere for conversation with friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Straightforward neighborhood Italian restaurant with a standard menu of traditional Italian-American food. Everything was competently prepared without surprises, either good or bad. If you are specifically looking for Southern Italian cuisine in the Kings Farm area, give it a try. The prices were very reasonable.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Have visited several times and never been disappointed. Bruschetta was quite good this evening, although bread could have been toasted a bit more so topping did not saturate bread. Eggplant, chicken parma, chicken saltimbocca and salmon were all wonderful. Minestrone and both house and Caesar salads were fresh and delicious. Homemade minestrone soup was exceptional. Generous portions and great wait staff. Accommodated our food allergies without any problems. Would highly recommend, although it can be a bit noisy if the restaurant is full. Good for dates, special occasions and families -- we are a family of all adults and table next to us was a dad with his two young daughters. We all were enjoying ourselves.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Heard about this place on FOX5 a few years back....they raved about it. For my experience it was just "ok" nothing a true Italian would make but a good replica. Food came out quick, waitress acted like she hated her job but remained friendly... Overall this place is ok if your in tge area and want American food that's happens to cook Italian dishes without the robust flavor

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fontina Grill in King Farm is a great place to get some very tasty Italian dishes. They are accommodating and very client oriented. Food and service were great. Veal in my dish was very tender and flavorful as one would expect...no gristle, like sometimes you find in restaurant veal. Shrimp was grilled to perfection and very flavorful as well!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We got there early and were able to take advantage of the early dinner special. Selected 3 course meals for $15.99. Nice selection of entrees.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

They served the main with salad or soup, that was nice. It was quite there, so you can talk with someone easily.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The owner or manager greeted us with a smile, the young man who saw us leaving at the end of the meal asked us how we enjoyed the meal with a smile and he greeted is with a smile, the food I ate was the first time I tried it and it was delicious, the house wine was excellent, the server was kind and considerate, we could sit at the table after the meal for quite some time. A wonderful Saturday evening experience, for sure!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was delicious, the portions good, good value for price, and good service. We,have
never had a bad meal there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Was able to enjoy some outdoor seating before the warm weather season ends. Came to dinner with some friends and was pleasantly surprised by the ladies night drink specials. Have always enjoyed this cozy, neighborhood restaurant which offers lunch buffets and delicious pasta entrees and pizza.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was a nice surprise. Very good service and food.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We always enjoy supporting our neighborhood restaurant. We came with 3 friends and they easily accommodated the extra person (we had reserved for four but actually had five). Everyone enjoyed the meal--large delicious portions, exceptional value. The service was outstanding.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Authentic, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

food is always good and is always served hot. service is excellent. owners greet all the guests and are very accommodating.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

GREAT FOOD! As always! We love coming here on Monday nights especially!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The Eggplant Parmesan was horrendous. Worst I've ever had. Not cooked well. Coating was soggy and didn't adhere to the eggplant so it turned into a sloppy mess on a bed of pasta. That said, the salad, bread and pizza was excellent! Happy that they offer 2 eggplant entrees. Will try the Eggplant Rollatini next time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

A great restaurant experience from the moment we walked in and we're greeted. Server knew our drink order and meals were excellent. Very good value always.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Fontina Grill continues to be a very good Italian restaurant In King Farm that we enjoy going to. The menu has lots of choices, is priced very reasonably and the portions are great. The service has always been good. We will keep coming back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We have been many times to Fontina Grille. I would note that their food is consistent, and in my opinion it is good, but not great. Salads are done well, and some of the pasta dishes are nice. Other items can be hit-or-miss. We were a large group and everyone was satisfied, but not overjoyed. The highlight was the service, which was done quietly and attentively by a female server. She took very good care of us, but her presence was not obtrusive. Just right. Perhaps some healthier, fresher fare, with a touch less spice. Overall, it is a good dining experience, though, and since it is a neighborhood restaurant I'm sure we'll return at some point.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great place. Always excellent food nd service..will go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

great service and delicious food! A large selection of food on the menu. Everything is so good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I love mussels, but I am frequently disappointed at most of the restaurants in the area because their mussels are usually stringy and lacking in moisture. Fontina consistently has plump, moist mussels, and its mussels caprese has just the right amount of garlic. I ordered the penne arraabiatta for the first time and was disappointed in the "spicy" marinara sauce. It tasted like it had been scooped out of a jar of inexpensive sauce. I like the wine choices by the glass that the restaurant offers and I appreciate the availability of espresso instead of regular coffee. The service is attentive. I always request a window table so that I can enjoy the bright outdoors instead of the dark interior (dark walls, floors, and furniture). The surfaces are also quite hard so even one large party anywhere in the restaurant can make the noise level unpleasant, as it was on this occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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