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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
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Casual (27)
Comfort Food (17)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Romantic (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We go back and back to Fontina Grille time after time and they never let us down. Good food, moderately price drinks, wait staff friendly. We will continue to return here for other occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

The best part about Fontina Grille: It is a friendly, neighborhood restaurant where the owners care enough to stop by every table and make sure everything is good. But that only works if the food is good, and they do a wonderful job from Italian entres to dinner salads. Prices are more than fair. For some not familiar with King Farm, it is a bit hard to find, but it is worth looking for.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food. Was seated immediately despite a busy night. Service was good. A little disappointed there was no birthday acknowledgement from the staff as I requested.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice neighborhood Italian restaurant. Good food at reasonable prices. Would definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's day and it was amazing. The wait was a little long but that's to be expected on a day like this. Food was on point and delicious. With some Italian places I get tired of the food midway but not this time(I stopped cause I got full). We had fried calimari which was fried perfectly, I had pene w/broccoli I added shrimp and girlfriend had capalinni d'angelo. It was a great first experience and I would recommend this place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

First timers, it was Valentines Day dinner, great food, cant wait to come back and try the pizza’s. Our waitress was “on her game”. Wonderful job

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Both the food, the service, and the rose were very good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always amazing food!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Went to Fontina Grille for Pizza but ended up ordering other offering including an appetizer and a salad. All was great but the appetizer (Meat Balls) was large enough for an entrée. Great wine list and craft beer selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had Caesar Salad, Pizza and wine. The salad was ok, but lacked garlic which in my mind defines along with anchovies good Caesar. The pizza was ok too. The crust, though was greasy and not very crisp. It had plenty of pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms with a sprinkling of green peppers. The sausage was unusual in that it was slices from a stick rather than crumbles. I've had other Italian dishes here that were much better than the pizza.

It took the server a while to bring the check, making the excuse that he did not hear me the first time I asked for it.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Cozy and friendly atmosphere with good menu selection and timely service.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was a Birthday celebration with the family and it was great. Saturday night crowd, but very easy to communicate with those in our party

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Was not at all impressed, maitre d asked us for our drink order and never returned. When we sat down, we told him it was our first time and were celebrating a birthday to which he responded "I will bring you a sample of desserts for your friend" since it was our first time. That never happened. Food was marginal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great. Service and food was perfect. Love this restaurant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice meal and solid Italian. We had 7:30 reservation but didn’t get seated until closer to 8:00. But because of wait, they provided free drinks. Had pizza, pasta, and veal entrees. Good service and good food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was excellent as always. We like the fact that salad and bread is included in the meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went here for the first time last weekend for lunch. It is a great place to go and the food was very good & service excellent. There is a good choice of dishes and should suit anyone going there. Definitely recommend and am going back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food and staff are always amazing! Thank you Fontina Grille for another wonderful experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fontina Grille offers an excellent menu and fanatic service. I've been there multiple times for happy hour, family celebrations, work lunches, and casual get togethers.

Most recently we were there with a party of 12, 6 adults and 6 children. All of the servers and wait staff were awesome. Completely patient with the kids, and great service without being overwhelming while the adults chatted.

I love their pizzas, and they have my favorite salad (salmon). Everything I have ordered, from lunch to dinner to happy hour appetizers had been great. It's a great go to location!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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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vip
 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Washington DC)·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 23, 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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 (Washington DC)·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 25, 2017

Nice Italian restaurant with good variety on menu.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 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 18, 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 18, 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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