La Fontaine Restaurant

4.6
522 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Spiced with the flavors of France and Italy, La Fontaine serves an array of pasta dishes, entrees (chicken, veal, or fish) and seafood specialties. Whether you're craving something creamy, tomato-based or succulent, there's a dish for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check out our full bar and happy hour specials (M-F from 5-7pm).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 522 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.5
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MTVNeighbor
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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PravinD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Manager was rude at the face telling the servers to not take any more customers even though we had reservations. The food was good and great service by the servers. I would say everything was great except for the manager. And the manager is the reason for me not giving them more than 3 stars for service.

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vipgordonp
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at La Fontaine. The food was delicious and service was attentive and anticipated our needs. Covid dining in a tent while it rained was a bit adventurous, but they provided a heater and we had a great time.

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vipNikki
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great service, good food, love ambience

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JerryC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hazan continues to concieve and deliver fantastic food with wonderful friends and family support. Keep up the exceptional cuisine in Mountain View Castro Street

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I said pink in the middle but the filet was served red in the middle. The server took it back and the chef finished cooking it.

Also, wine service was slow.

But we will go back.

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vipVini
Central Coast
31 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizer to dessert, everything was extremely tasty. The Beef Wellington is my favorite, and was extra good friday! Highly recommended!!!

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vipRichardO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Prices over 50% higher than shown on Open Table.

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VitK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, delicious French food, professional employees.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

They position themselves as French restaurant, but they are Italian in fact, with pizza and pasta in the menu. Very disappointing.

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EssamA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and nice service, the seating by the street was a nice vibe

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was perfect al dente on both the lobster ravioli and the seafood pappardelle

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II2020
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was passable for an Italian restaurant, but I'm really not sure where the "French" part came into play, save for one or two dishes plus creme brulee. Outdoor seating was nice, service was good, but the price for the food doesn't match the quality so I probably won't be returning.

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JoannaS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their dinner-special menu change from time to time. I was lucky to be able to try their carrot creamy soup, so delicious! I wasn’t able to try the bread pudding for dessert cuz I got so full from eating the duck breast. Maybe next time :)

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imancrsrk
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience, great staff and exceptional service overall. The vibes outdoor on Castro were just what I was looking for having a fun and romantic evening with my significant other.

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JuliaL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

There were only a few servers who seem to pay attention to only certain tables. After our apetizer our entre took too long to arrive. Overall poor experience.

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vipAngiek
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here, white pandemic, the outdoor sitting was actually enjoyable on a nice summer evening. Mountain View city made it nice by closing the street so we can make sure to have the social distance. The food is good and service were good, definitely visit again when we needed an Italian fix.

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JeffH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable birthday dinner...........

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viptruthpick
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We dined outside on a Monday evening. The food was excellent and the service was very good.

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Campbellvisitor
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate outside per the Covid guidelines. Castro Street was completely closed so the restaurants all had lots of outdoor seating. Very nice tree lined ambiance. Overall a very nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out, literally. It was a pleasant experience since SIP had started. Felt safe. Food was delicious and staff were very attentive.

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. The whole street was close down to make room for out side dining had a nice ambiance for all the restaurant on the street

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vipRobertM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In the time of COVID they are doing a really nice job of taking care of their customers. The food was very good and the service was spot on. Overall value was high. Really enjoyed the experience.

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vipcheapoYromantico
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Fresco dining (eating outdoors) on Castro Street! We've eaten outdoors at 4 different restaurants the last few weeks, and La Fontaine did it the best. Delicious food, reasonable prices, great service. Note - specify when reserving (or call them) if you'll be ordering wine, because they can serve it to sidewalk patio tables, but not to the new tables in the blocked-off street. They will seat you accordingly. (Glad we did!)
Speaking of wine - many to choose from, with by-the-glass varieties from $9.50-$16. The Zin was awesome, fruity and smooth. The Ciu Ciu Montepulciano was pretty dry, like a Chiante.
Food: excellent bread on the table, with oil & balsamic. We loved it. Caprese Salad delicious, but only 3 slices each of tomato and mozzarella. Prosciutto w/melon was fair.
Tre Colores (rigatoni?) ($24) was AWESOME. The creme sauce is to die for. The entree with the unpronouncable name (starting with the letter O) was delicious, also, with a hint of bacon. The Angel Hair with marinara was good, but did get boring halfway through. Would be a good one to share, maybe with the Gnocci.
Seating was immediate, service prompt, water glasses kept filled. The only slow part was waiting for the check - or offer of desert! But this has happened at all 4 of the restaurants I mentioned; not quite sure why. Highly recommended!

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Frankie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food quality was not so good. I think the quality has gone down.

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michaelv
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my wife’s birthday here. We had great meals, wonderful service and a lovely time.

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Dannygirl
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was great! Thank you 🤩

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vipNotafoodyinMP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Great service, delicious pasta and seafood and great drinks. We were delighted to have live music during our meal. Quite a treat and we will return!

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Luvgr8fd
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to listen to our friends...the Lily Alunan Trio, hence they medium noose level. excellent food and ambiance

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vipRHusa
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely little restaurant. Very nice menu, reasonably priced. We both had the Poulet aux Champignons and it was delicious!

And happily it was quiet enough for my girlfriend and I to chat.

Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ambience and Food !!

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vipJtmed
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This small bistro provides a consistent menu choice that includes unique specials and good variety of food choices. All dinners have been enjoyable and provide filling portions. It is always a treat for a quite dinner out!

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DannisY
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Service below average at best and food tasted less than average. Not close to any authentic French nor Italian food. Definitively will not visit or be taken again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited for Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend and the restaurant was packed, but the Owner Hasan, and our waiter still took amazing care of us.

Must visit if you live in Mountain View or one of the surrounding areas!!

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yuliia
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love their food. Good price nice and cozy place.

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Lisa
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Everyone on the staff was very nice even on a busy night. We just didn't feel the food was worth the price. I'm usually willing to pay $90+ for a price fixe meal (3 courses with a drink included doesn't seem bad!) but the food in this case disappointed us. Maybe because they were so busy? The crab ravioli was very rich but enjoyable. The tomato sauce on the eggplant appetizer was tasty! But the scallops were kind of fishy, and my dining mate received a large 16oz steak that ended up being really gristly--it was seemingly cooked fine, but seems like they didn't have a great source for the beef and perhaps tried to make up for it in volume? And unfortunately the tiramisu was pretty dry. Ultimately an only OK experience that left us wishing we'd gone for something more satisfying for the price that night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great and we enjoyed evening with good meal and service! Very recommend!

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vipLola
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time there and found it to be very nice! The servers and service were very good! Smiles and attentive! The food was good but not great! It is nice place to be able to have a conversation too.

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Jane
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Great menu, excellent food, and really lovely services, always. My favorite restaurant in Mountain View.

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ChezRuss
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fontaine is a little gem that my wife and I recently discovered. The menu includes French and Italian entrées that are reasonably priced. We tried the Salmon Wellington and Lamb Risotto. Both were delicious. The restaurant is quiet with a nice ambience.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Fontaine Restaurant using the Order Online button. La Fontaine Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Fontaine Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 968-2300.

La Fontaine Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 522 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.