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For 2
Mon, 2/19
9:30 PM
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La Fontana Della Citta

904 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 875-9990
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Enver Parllaku
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Private party facilities
Business meeting, Birthdays, Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners. Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Arjan or Rafael: (215) 875-9990
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100 people and up
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Cross street
17th Street
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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.
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Special events & promotions
If you're planning an event , and whether it's a small get-together or a large party-you can count on us. If you have an event that you'd like to take place in our restaurant, we'd be more than happy to serve you; we have large party offerings. Our restaurant can accommodate up to 150 people private party. We have 3 dinning room and each of them can occupy up to 300 parties a year. We are the place that will make you vary happy from the starting until the end of the dinner.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 904 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

We have eaten here before. I love the food and the ambiance is lovely. There were large parties of young women there and it raised the decibal level to extreme. It got worse as time went on and we were happy to leave!

vipjoanm (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Branzino was delicious

TONY (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Me and the wife went there last night we had an excellent meal she had a veal Parmesan and I had that fish special present now very very good way to be friendly quick service if the room here we had dessert and cappuccinos

vipCeeCee (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was fine, good not great. Mussels sweet, simple and enjoyable. Bolognese was much too dark red South Philly tomato saucy rather than a brown veal and carrot meat sauce. Not very good and much better in South Philly. Langoustino was $50 . Pricey! But I couldn't get past the wine glasses. They had the stumpiest stemmed Libbey barely juice glasses that they were using for wine glasses. I found them unacceptable and not up to the glasses used at other center city BYOB's. Heavy rolled edges and thick stems, ruined my nice wine for me.
Won't be back.

LindaH (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food; busy Saturday night but we felt everyone was celebrating hubby’s birthday! Our favorite byob!

vipFoodieinPhilly (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Neighborhood gem--we love this restaurant. The food is delicious and all of the employees are so friendly. They treat us like family. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Howie1132 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had never been to La Fontana before, so we decided to try it for Restaurant Week. Everything about the meal was excellent. While it was clear that they were trying to move customers through, to maximize the seatings that night, we never felt rushed. In fact, the courses came surprisingly quickly, but again it wasn't as if they brought a course before we were finished with the previous course. The RW menu was a terrific value: four courses and lots of selections for each course. I'm not a desserts person, but the tiramisu was one of the very best I've ever had. In particular, the service was really good; friendly and efficient. We will come again and recommend this place to others.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Dinner was delicious. The gnocchi Gorgonzola was fabulous and The cannoli was phenomenal!!!

nync2014 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Went for lunch during Restaurant Week and will definitely be returning frequently. As we’re new to Philly we’re pleased to find a really good Italian restaurant with a nice selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. The mussels as an appetizer were delicious, and I’d highly recommend the tiramisu for dessert.

Robb (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Loved the pastas. My veal was just okay as was the Caesar salad Muscles good ,dessert great