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La Fontana Della Citta

4.5
4.5
1632 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Jersey Shore pilgrims might be familiar with La Fontana Del Mare ("The Fountain of the Sea"), the award-winning restaurant in Strathmere. Owner Rafael Kupa is excited to bring his most popular dishes to Philly at this new "Fountain of the City," a 100-seat BYOB right off Rittenhouse Square.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 875-9990

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Enver Parllaku

  • Catering

    100 people and up

  • Private party facilities

    Business meeting, Birthdays, Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners. Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Arjan or Rafael: (215) 875-9990

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Cross street

    17th Street

  • Parking details

    Closest parking lot is on 17th and Pine, just a block away. There are also multiple parking lots around the restaurant that you can use to park.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,632 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Good good. Service inattentive.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Booked reservations for my birthday dinner and I was extremely satisfied! The calamari was delicious! I got the fettuccine bolognese and it was so good and really fulfilling! Ended the night with the cheesecake which was really rich and delicious! Will definitely come back and try something else on the menu! It wasn’t too busy so we could choose to sit inside or outside. Since it was a nice night we chose to sit outside. It was comfy and very nicely decorated! Will definitely be returning perhaps for a date!
  3. LB

    LizaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a MUST go in Philadelphia to try good food and be provided with outstanding service and excellent fine dinning experience.The staff will go above and beyond to make sure your expectations are met and your time there is memorable. The service is clean , proper and just amazing along with the delicious authentic food . The chef sure has his magic tricks since penne alla scampi is the thing I order for the third time now . This time me and 6 of my friends had a great experience with everything and are grateful for this gem in the city❤️‍🔥 ps very big thanks to the girls Kida and Xhena for their energy that lights up the day😘👍🏻✨
  4. r

    rz512

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    I reserved an inside table only to find that there was a rehearsal dinner inside and all other guests had to sit outside. Not what I wanted in the 90 degree Philly heat. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time, I would have gone somewhere else. And since when am I charged 6.95 for bottled water I didn't order. Sure the food was good but the service not so much.
  5. S

    Suzanne

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food and service. One of the best BYOBs in center city!
  6. K

    Kosova

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience and pleasure as always is. It is a great restaurant with great food. The staff is very hospitable, helpful, knowledgeable and very friendly. I strongly recommend this restaurant to everyone who enjoys great food and atmosphere.
  7. DB

    DB21

    Philadelphia

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband & I went here before attending an event at the Kimmel Center. We ate in a cabana outside- lots of street noise, pesky little gnats who love to hang around your wine bottle but all this is to be expected downtown. We started with sharing an arugula salad with fresh Parmesan cheese- very fresh and tasty. My hubby had the eggplant rolentino which was delish and I had the fish special of the day- the Branzino over pasta with capers, cherry tomatoes & artichoke hearts. Very nicely prepared with a light lemon sauce- again delicious. Pricey at $40 for that but it’s Philly and prices are up every where. It’s BYOB here so we enjoyed our wine we brought and we finished with a tartufo which was so tasty!! You won’t be sorry at this lovely restaurant!!
  8. LH

    LewisH

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the BYOB. Fantastic branzino and tiramisu. Will visit again on our next trip to Phila.
  9. BC

    BrianC

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great night!! Server Ervis was spectacular!! Personable, patient, professional, everything you could ask for! ORDER THE SPECIALS!! The food here is so good and the specials are the best. I had the veal. OMG!! We bring are own wine and this BYOB is one of the best values in City Center!! Looking forward to next time!!
  10. AG

    AidaG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet up with friends. Food was great, waitress was very friendly.
  11. K

    Kosova

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a great restaurant. The food is great. The staff is very hospitable, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and very warm. Everything is great. I strongly recommend this restaurant to everyone who enjoys great food and atmosphere.
  12. l

    lynster

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, the restaurant met our needs. One of our friends has significant hearing loss. We needed to ask the staff to turn down the sound level of the background music. Since the restaurant was fairly empty--we had a 5:15 pm reservation--the overall noise level was acceptable. However, if the restaurant was full, the sound level could have been uncomfortable. My husband's dinner came with grilled zucchini which was cold. The manager explained that they grill the veggies in the morning and don't reheat them. They did bring my husband warmed zucchini.
  13. JA

    JAPP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The food was decent. The noise level was too loud. The worst thing of this place is its waitress Kida. She was very rude and unpolite, her treatment was horrible. In addition, we had to ask her several times for the orders and she made some mistakes in the final payment.
  14. JD

    JoanD

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. We were outside in cabana. Party of 6. Everything was great.
  15. AB

    AnnB

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was tasty. Gnocchi was light and among the best I’ve had. Outdoor seating lovely on a beautiful spring day. Service a bit slow especially considering not overly busy.
  16. MJ

    MicheleJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Pros: Large selection Cons: Dirty environment (restroom), silverware, dining room floor. Average, at best, food. Terrible service - drink order not taken, saw server twice.
  17. s

    shoelady70

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific, matched by service, in spite of the restaurant being very busy for Mother's Day.
  18. DD

    DanD

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The restaurant was clean, service was Ok, but the food was disappointing. Average at best.
  19. BC

    BrianC

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How was it? Delicious!! Our server Ola is the best in the city!! The food is excellent and as a BYOB it has the best prices for a great meal in City Center as you bring your own wine. Just terrific!!
  20. SK

    StevenK

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Unfortunately your chef is not preparing the dishes like we have experienced over the last 20 years. As you know we keep coming back because it tastes superb and consistently wonderful. This has been our very first experience with the food was mediocre. Not even fair not even good not very good nor excellent but mediocre. It’s doubtful that will ever return again. Lasagna tasted like diner food and my veal Fontana your signature dish was thick, tough, the mushrooms were all shriveled up, the prosciutto tasted like dishwasher water . Basically dinner was almost awful. I hope you take this to heart and do something about this immediately.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Son’s college graduation
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super place. Great food and service.
  23. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Italian cuisine and great service. The meal was well-balanced and presentation very professional.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wonderful service, and great atmosphere! Absolutely a must go for a delicious and intimate date night!
  25. K

    Kait

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Party of 8 for bachelorette, the staff made sure to acknowledge the occasion in a very festive way. Food was absolutely delicious and they had a separate dining area for larger parties which kept our noise away from the rest of the restaurant.
  26. PP

    PamPam

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    Great for groups that want to celebrate. Poor service and overpriced food for the options. But it’s great that it is BYOB so for a party, I’d still go back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal and attentive staff!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Wonderful date spot, could use some staff training.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so wonderful! Great staff, always go to for my favorite dishes ! Capellini and crab , you can’t go wrong . I’m happy n the trade so if you can impress me your doing something right .
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Easter dinner!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff from the hostess, wait staff to the owner were fantastic. The food was delicious!
  32. EC

    EdmondC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent classic Italian food in a traditional setting. The menu was a safe bet for a group with different tastes including children. Note it is a BYOB. Desserts are made in house and it shows - all were excellent.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing
  34. PR

    PattiR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great pre-theater dining spot. Food was delicious and the wait staff was friendly & efficient to get us on our way in time for the rising of the curtain.
  35. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    642 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    642 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed delicious branzino dinners in outdoor booth. Servers were nice and helpful. The heater gave off a propane smell so we had to ask them to turn it off. Luckily it was not too cold.
  36. AK

    AimieK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very well run and busy restaurant. Food was outstanding!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Restaurant overall was OK. The host was very friendly. Food was good. Our server was not good at all. She was at our table just to take the order, dropped off food and handed us the check. There was no time that she came to check on us to ask if we were okay. Not once. And on top, we ordered an additional plate through the bus boy because she didn’t come back to the table once… then when we asked her about the said item, she said that “we should order from her and her only.” How could we if she never came back to check on our group… We were a party of 8 and anything over 6 was an auto gratuity but to be honest, she didn’t deserve the 18-20% that was charged. At least have the decency to check on our party once during the service to see if everything is okay with their dinner.
  38. BC

    BrianC

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fun Friday night. Super busy but the kitchen and servers kept up and everything went well! Speaking of servers, Ola is fantastic and a complete joy! Reasonably priced and a BYOB so bring your own wine. The creme brulee was freshly made and really great!
  39. CB

    ChubbyBubby

    Philadelphia

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was very good although the chairs work rather wobbly and we didn’t feel safe. When the restaurant got more people and it was so loud we left as soon as we could. Too bad the chef is really outstanding in the quality of the food is very very good
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was just okay

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Fontana Della Citta using the Order Online button. La Fontana Della Citta also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Fontana Della Citta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 875-9990.

La Fontana Della Citta is rated 4.5 stars by 1632 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for La Fontana Della Citta

1701 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    17th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Closest parking lot is on 17th and Pine, just a block away. There are also multiple parking lots around the restaurant that you can use to park.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Enver Parllaku

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (215) 875-9990

  • Catering

    100 people and up

  • Private party facilities

    Business meeting, Birthdays, Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners. Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Arjan or Rafael: (215) 875-9990

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