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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

5
4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Casual (22)
Comfort Food (18)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Special Occasion (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Authentic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Romantic (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Service is great... good food.... been there many times...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is ALWAYS good. No matter what I get. The service is always great. Fun atmosphere. Love it!!!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonder Italian food at a great price, excellent service, always friendly. The pizza, especially the white, is heavenly. And fun to eat outside when it's warm. If you love muscles, go for the lunch buffet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food! Attentive service
Plenty of options Specials were fabulous as were menu items

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This has become our "go to" place for red sauce and pasta, decent Italian comfort food, good service and a comfortable ambiance. Wife had spaghetti and meatballs, a good basic dish, well executed and I had a pizza for one, relatively thin crust with steak etc, also very good. Most entrees include a side salad which is also pretty decent. All in all worth a visit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dear Fontina Grill,
We have been going to this restaurant since it opened and went there for New Years Eve dinner. Honestly, it was not very good this time. Both dishes we ordered were mediocre at best. We were not very impressed by the food this time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service at the Fontina Grille was absolutely amazing. I would totally go back there just for the service alone. The tables are well-spaced so that you have plenty of room between customers. Loved it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Tried Fontina Grille based on reviews and so glad we did. The chicken picata was delicious as was the margarita chicken. Both came with soup or salad and pasta. A perfect sized portion and a very good value at $18. Service was friendly and efficient. Food came out quickly. Place was very busy on a Friday night. Good to make a reservation. We will definitely return next time we're in the area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had Christmas Eve dinner at our favorite restaurant where the food is delicious and we always feel welcome and appreciated by owners/management. Fontina Grille is the best!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We’ve loved the place since it opened! Great pasta, pizza, and the veal piccata is delicious. We go often and are never disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is a nice friendly neighborhood place. The food is good enough but not great but it is a good value as prices are moderate. We usually get good service and we did this time. My only real objection is the number of patrons who stand outside the door to the restaurant and smoke. Bad aroma when entering

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Haven’t been here in a LONG time but so glad we came back. We all loved our food and our waitress was so courteous.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Never again on Friday at lunchtime. While I usually eat out in Rockville only on a Saturday or Sunday, I knew that Fontina offers lunch buffet during the week, so I requested a table by a window away from the buffet tables and large parties. Shortly after I was seated halfway back from the buffet tables, the restaurant began to fill, including three large, noisy parties near me. It seemed that the focus of the kitchen and wait staff was on servicing the buffet tables and on taking drink orders from the parties that were there for the buffet (clue: no menus). It took 20- minutes for my appetizer to come out. Another 25 minutes later, as I was starting my entree, someone in a stream of buffet customers going to the back of the restaurant bumped my table and toppled my glass of red wine. My brand new book was soaked as was my leather coat on the vacant chair . My server, who had been focused elsewhere, did spring into action, moving me to another table, wiping off my leather coat, and sopping up the spilled wine. He also brought a replacement for the spilled wine. When I received my check, I signed it and added my credit card. When a check and my credit card were returned, the check was not mine, but for the party at the table where I had originally sat. It took another ten minutes to resolve that problem. I do not blame the kitchen or my server for the bad experience. I blame management for not creating a section at the very back of the restaurant for those choosing to dine from the menu and assigning at least one server to that section exclusively. Not only would the customers be much happier; the staff would be less stressed.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We left disappointed. The menu looked terrific. The place was very crowded. It was so crowded that the noise level made it impossible to speak to my tablemate or hear what the server was asking or saying. It felt that they were so busy (good for them) that the delivery on the product was severely compromised. The food came out having cooled from sitting too long before being delivered to the table. The follow up service was non-existent. Everyone tried hard, and was obviously working hard, but as the customer, it fell very flat. I wish them well but don't expect to be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We discovered this restaurant the other night and was very happy about the quality of food, quick service and broad selection of items on menu. The chicken Marsala was delicious as was the linguine with clams. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nice Italian restaurant with good variety on menu.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and superior wait staff and personnel.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

While not a "destination" restaurant, it is a very good neighborhood restaurant. The ingredients in the dishes are consistently very good, but the flavors are mild--possibly reflecting the preferences of the many families that dine there. The list of wines by the glass is short, but well chosen and reasonably priced (Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc for $9.00) The service is attentive. The ambiance has recently been improved by lightening the dark color of the long interior wall. Still, the brown furniture and floors make the restaurant feel darker than it need be as there are many windows.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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food4
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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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