La Fontana Della Citta

4.6
1371 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1371 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, food and especially service were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience after leaving Barra Rosa because they sat multiple parties with reservations after ours before us. Service was incredible and food delicious! We sat outside and we were never cold. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great atmosphere and great service . One of the best Italian restaurants in PA .👌

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Denise
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and location is great and service is even better!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

First and last time coming here. The chef needs to discover salt. The food was bland and flavorless. Everything seemed to be defrosted or out of a can. Overpriced mediocre food!! Beware of add ons, chicken was 4.95 extra and broccoli was also 4.95 extra on the fettuccine Alfredo. In spite of the bad reviews I wanted to check it out myself. 🤦🏼 I do not recommend! They need to put a lot more effort into food quality and flavor. I can get better Italian food at a pizzeria in south Philly for 5 times less the price.

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YaiN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I think this is a cute little Italian restaurant, food was good, very quiet atmosphere, and service was very attentive which is always nice! Not as exceptional as I hoped but still pretty good, wouldn't discard it when seeking Italian food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food! Very accommodating with our 6 month old baby. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server Remi was so attentive!

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Ahlisee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The atmosphere is actually not bad but the food is as average as it gets. The waitress was extremely slow.

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vipAugustC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great time at la Fontana!

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PeaceN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went here for the first time on Valentine’s Day and it was a select menu, which we had no idea. The pasta in the second course was undercooked. The waiter was a bit impatient as well and their menu had no prices listed. At the end, a large bill was brought out and we were confused cause we did not enjoy our food and everything was pre-selected. The food for two with no drinks except water and 2 cokes was not worth almost $200, mind you a 20% gratuity was added and the waiter was not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience for Valentine’s Day. 4 courses were extremely rushed and not to mention extremely small portion sizes, the whole experience was comical until the bill came out and was close to $170 for horrible food and service

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LeticiaC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience1

I came to dine on Valentine’s Day. The staff was very welcoming and extremely attentive. However, I was not impressed with the ambiance. There were pink balloons tied to each chair which made the dining experience feel a bit tacky. Overall the meal was average. The basket of bread that was brought out was cold and stale. The food did not seem fresh, and the salmon I ordered was over cooked. This experience costed us $65 per head.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had reservation for inside when we arrived the waitress tried to sit us outside I told her no I wanted inside it was Valentine’s Day we felt rushed and the servers never really came to check on us they just kept nodding their heads at us the food was just ok we had mussels with white wine sauce they ga e us 8 mussels and sauce was real thin and didn’t have to much of taste the other appetizer they picked for us I will will amid that the lobster ravioli was good

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JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food on Valentine’s Day. Service outstanding. Don’t forget it’s a BYOB. So bring some fabulous wine to go along with the great dinner

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RobertC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Perfect for Valentine's Day or anyday for that matter! The pasta is all homemade, excellent food, excellent pricing and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible. Came out so fast and the service was amazing. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Pas terrible ... la carte est très simple, les plats sont moyens...
Attention ils ne servent pas de vin, c’est au droit de bouchon donc il faut ramener sa propre bouteille et ils facturent 2 dollars donc le concept est pas mal ! Mais il faut être au courant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing! Our waiter tended to forget things but overall it was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. We had the tilapia and risotto with shrimp. Both were done perfectly. Didn’t realize it was a BYOB, but was able to run to get some drinks a few blocks away.

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vipYung
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Service wasn't attentive, spent most of the time conjuring inside at the hostess station. Decided not to even order dinner after appetizers took 45 minutes to get

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was our first date location in Philadelphia and it now it has become our favourite whenever we visit the city! The good is amazing and can’t be compared! Authentically Italian!

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SaygeD
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has some of the best Italian food in all of Philadelphia!! The atmosphere is amazing and the service is impeccable.

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vipJosephM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been numerous times and always good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my date at the time. The setting was immaculate and the food was delicious. The service was spectacular and vibrant. I would definitely go back:

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vipSilverlake
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Ceasar salad was swimming in dressing, SERVED stale bread, spaghetti was noodles WITH a mixture of ragu and prego

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MorganK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Italian! Fairly priced and BYOB which made it even better!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was just ok. Didn’t taste like homemade pasta. Bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. A must try

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a nice outdoor dinner at this local Italian place. Heater made it pleasant. Big menu with nice variety. One criticism my husband and I both had was that our meals were under-seasoned. Other than that, pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great experience with amazing friends and food!

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AaniK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious and the portions are generous! Will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

It seems this restaurant overbooked tables. My party of 4 waited about 40 minutes past our reservation to be seated and have a server come to our table. We had to hunt someone down to serve us as it seems we were forgotten about. Once they had realized their mistake, the food and overall experience was quite nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to dine here and had a great experience. We were about 10 minutes late but they still sat us quickly despite the long line outside. We were given one of their cabins for two with our own heater. Nice! Our server was great! He knew the menu pretty well and he was nice. My bf wanted to come back the following night because he liked the place very much. He ordered the special veal with the gnocchi. Perfectly done! The gnocchi was tasty and the veal was done how he ordered, medium. I ordered the vongole and it was good. To be honest, I have had better Vongole but I won’t let that deter me from coming back to this place. The whole experience is just wonderful that i would recommend people to come visit this place. Oh and it BYOB. :)

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vipPleasureinSIC39
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance, I would highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, very authentic, nice staff

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vipChristyA
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal shop with the gorgonzola gnocchi was unbelievably delicious!

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 4.6 stars by 1371 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.