La Fontana Della Citta

4.6
1342 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 1342 people are saying
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vipSilverlake
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

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

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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
5 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!

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vipGlennS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do it right. Not pretentious. Tasty, good portions, byo

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NathanB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Arrived late to reservation and was greeting very nicely and they were able to accommodate without question. Sat outdoors in a street cabin that was well heated. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Attended on NYE and set 4-course menu was served. Everything tasted great and very reasonably portioned.

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EricaR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for NYE and the pre-fixe menu was great. the trio of pastas was the best! The gnocchi was the best I've had and the ravioli was perfect! I got the risotto primavera for my 3rd course and it was just ok - just seemed like it was missing something but the flavor was still really good and the quality was great! I love going to restaurants and seeing all of the staff chip in to refill water, refill bread baskets, clear plates, etc. and they did this perfectly here! We never had to wait for anything.

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SiaB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We went for the New Years meal. 75 bucks plus twenty percent automatic gratuity for four courses. My mussels weren’t hot but weren’t cold. My pasta wasn’t hot but wasn’t cold. My salmon was a little overcooked even though I specifically asked for it not to be. The cheesecake for dessert came super cold, almost frozen. In short, I don’t believe the meal was worth the price. However, I had a terrific experience. It was warm for outdoor dining because they had plenty of heaters. Our waiter was from Albanian and phenomenal (can’t remember his name, but he was attentive and accommodating). The setting is beautiful with all the string lights so it was extremely romantic. So, while I have had much better food for the price, I still walked away thinking that I would like to go back. It was a really excellent time with really okay food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fontana never disappoints. Food is very authentic with such flavor And heart in the dishes. Always a pleasant time here.

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vipMaggieM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at La Fontana are amazing. Make the dining experience fun. The food is also delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic setup for outdoor dining dying covid

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good overall experience. The service was fast and efficient. The two guys were extremely friendly and attentive. I will probably come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was outstanding. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great outdoor experience!

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vipFoodLover
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining setup was awesome and the food and service was terrific!

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Rachel
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a treat to enjoy a delicious meal outdoors in December! The outdoor setup at La Fontana Della Citta is great and the servers are fantastic. They were working incredibly hard to keep all of the patrons warm, fed, and happy. The food was very good (not quite as good as I remember but still quite delicious) but reasonably priced for the quality. Looking forward to coming back.

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vipRonL
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Job of setting up Outdoors!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for my boyfriends birthday. Food was great. We got the fettuccini Alfredo & penne ala vodka. It is BYOB so remember your beverages! Also finished the meal with tiramisu and cheesecake, highly recommend service & ambiance were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Customer service was great. No complaints.

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vipElisabethG
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and comfortable outdoor response to COVID-19 restrictions. Food is fabulous and wait staff are attentive. Don’t forget to BYOB!

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AmandaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great just a bit loud on the street for outdoor dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

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Alex
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my boyfriend and I's favorite spots to go to in the city! The food is always great, the service is always on point. They always seem to have some great food/appetizer specials as well. They've done a great job with COVID regulations too. I have enjoyed meals both inside (before the most recent lockdown of course) and outside and both were good! They have heaters outside if you're worried about the temperature. Overall 10/10, come here.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a glorious 70 degree day on November 10th and we needed to dine outside. Found this restaurant and had a great outdoor dining experience - food and service terrific

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vipPhillyPhoodie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Disappointing. We were there years ago. If there is new management, it's not the same. We were largely ignored by waitstaff lost of the evening. Food was mediocre. We will not be going back.

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vipPepe
Atlantic City
36 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a great, badly needed night out for a very nice outdoor dinner in Philly. There was a large bachlorette party of about 35 young ladies waiting to be seated which stressed the staff .....but they dealt with it well. The service was understandably a bit slow but good nonetheless. The food & the ambiance were great, with a hip college-age vibe. The outdoor dining was made comfortable with sufficient heaters.

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vipScout3
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous and the service prompt and professional,well done!

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PointBreeze
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

In the midst of COVID this place was incredibly overcrowded, welcoming party sizes over 15 people and staking tables one on top of the other. Food was average, service was decent but had issues keeping a mask on. With so many great Italian restaurants in Philly, this won’t be a place we return to.

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vipEttorestyle
Philadelphia
125 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was great, had the Chicken Parmigiana, broiled Trout, Chicken with broccoli and asparagus and desert tiramisu

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SherriM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem downtown Philadelphia. It is BYOB. The food is amazing, never had a bad thing. And the service is great the staff is very friendly and welcoming. You get that family restaurant vibe. Love this place 5 stars!

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vipAliM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fontana Della Citta is an excellent option for italian. Service is fantastic and the neighborhood vibe is amazing. Highly Recommend going there!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was very good. Ambiance was good too. But the food was not that good. It was very average.

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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 1342 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.