La Fontana Siciliana

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723 reviews
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La Fontana is an urban oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of Belltown. As you step into the courtyard you are drawn in by the bubbling fountain and the aroma of Sicilian cuisine in the air. La Fontana has been a fixture in Belltown for over a decade. Proprietor Mario Fuenzalida’s food philosophy of utilizing the freshest ingredients prepared to order ensures that every meal is a pleasurable and memorable experience. The wine list has been specially crafted as a showcase to the food; it features quality Sicilian and Italian wines that highlight the unique flavors of La Fontana’s menu.
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RE
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Italian in the city. It’s charming: delicious and like going to your Italian grandmas house

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C
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. LOVED the private table. Food was all delicious and exactly what we crave when we want Italian. Truffle Fettuccine pasta was one of our favorite pastas we’ve ever had.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. My boyfriend and I went because we had heard amazing things about this restaurant. The staff was extremely polite and professional. The food is very unique and delicious. We will definitely be going again. I expected the food to be more expensive considering the quality and uniqueness. They were playing some really soft italian opera at just the right level and the whole place seems really clean. Very quaint.

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MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic Italian dishes and that thoughtfully created. Beautiful everyday menu and interesting daily specials and that fun to try. We have been to La Fontana many times over the last 5 years and have enjoyed every visit to the restaurant.

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was fantastic. Best calimari I've ever had, by far. Surprise live piano music played very nicely at the perfect volume. We were right next to the piano and could still hear each other. Only issue was that I felt the lemon cream sauce on my salmon entree was a little too heavy for the dish, but the flavor was still excellent and the fault appears to be mine for not ordering to my personal tastes. 5 stars.

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PP
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner there for the first time. Having lives in Italy I have to say the food was very good and service very friendly and efficient. Our waiter was actually from Italy so I felt very comfortable ordering what we wanted to the last detail. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service could not have been better. Staff were friendly, attentive, and helpful. Wanted some Sicilian style Italian food for my birthday and La Fontana Siciliana delivered in style. Grazie

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D
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately their food has really suffered in the last 12 months. I had a great experience last year but found the food uninspired and expensive this year.

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M
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a last minute meal.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful dinner! Ambiance was amazing-very authentic, servers were wonderful, and food was absolutely incredible. I had a lobster ravioli special and I think it may have been one of the best Italian dishes I’ve ever had! And my standards are high...
I brought my mom here while she was visiting from New York and we all loved it. Definitely will be coming back.

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RB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want good Siciliana without excessive noise, consider the charming La Fontana. Italian opera is playing in the background in the back room — or live peaceful piano in another room.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s was great place for a date

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D
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful, attentive service. Food was delicious and perfectly portioned. Highly recommend the Linguini Nere Al Salmone. We were here for a birthday (5 adults), but the atmosphere would be great for a romantic date.

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KB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy La Fontana. Went there for New Year's Eve with my wife and son. Great meal, excellent service and wonderful neighborhood ambience. My favorite place in Seattle.

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j
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for a family Christmas Eve dinner. It was perfect. Warm, cozy, friendly, smelled wonderful. A lady was playing Christmas carols on the piano. White table clothes, little lamps on each table. Fun knowledgeable waiters. A small space which felt like home. The food and service was very good. We will go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with authentic Italian food.

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m
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Old fashioned small, family run italian restaurant with the traditional menu. Food was excellent, especially the chicken marsala risotto. I have had risotto and chicken marsala but never a combination.

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MW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After searching Seattle for a great Italian Restaurant to take my girlfriend on a Christmas Date, I landed on La Fontana. This is a cozy, romantic place and they seated us in the back next to a fireplace. They have light music playing, great service, and the food was delicious. Great date night and location, was able to walk around to various bars for cocktails before and after dinner. Highly recommended!

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AV
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Verry romantic restaurant! food and service were excellent!

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C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The lemon pistachio tortellini and cheese ravioli with tomato mascarpone sauce were the most fantastic Italian dishes we have had in Seattle. Our bruschetta and tiramisu were meh.

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TR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here..we loved it! Great service and food. Very cute restraunt.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been wanting to try La Fontana Siciliana for many years but for some reason life kept getting in the way. Well I can tell you it was absolutely worth the wait! The food, atmosphere and service were all fantastico! I'm bringing family back to enjoy a meal next week.

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SH
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A small intimate Italian eatery with the most fabulous food and wine

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CL
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lived in Seattle for over 30 years and never made it to this restaurant. Finally, there was the first time, on a chilly, dark Wednesday night in November. You take a few steps through the courtyard, quickly gain distance from the gritty, down-trodden neighborhood, and find yourself in a comfortable, not too large space that smells fabulous. A friendly greeting, a comfortable table, a menu with lots of choices, including many meatless options. Shared the calamari, which are unlike the usually overcooked, chewy lot everybody else gives you. These are marinated and extremely flavorful, a sort of Italian poke. A pasta dish with prawns was excellently flavored, spicy but still interesting. The pasta was good enough to be eaten on its own with just a little olive oil. A chicken taleggio dish was rich and had enough flavor to last a person for a few months, but instead of overwhelming you with creaminess, it had dimension and interest because it was carefully made with good judgment. Espresso was good. Service was friendly and responsive, and left you alone when you didn't need anything. No fussiness here, no aggressive small talk either. Great! Portions were generous, but not overly large, so no waste, much appreciated. I saw reviews bemoaning supposedly unpleasant service and small portions and can only assume those patrons might be better off in a mall restaurant. This place is excellent. Be sure to ask about the "Robin Hood of Sicily" whose photograph is on the wall behind the counter.

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Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have an annual family trip to Seattle for Thanksgiving. My wife's and my family all meet up from different parts of Washington State and British Columbia Canada. For this trip there were 20 of us for dinner. This is the third time we have been to la Fontana and find it very cozy and quaint. It is a great spot for large groups as they have a separate room for special occasions. The food is good but it was not the high point of the visit.

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ET
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice Italian meal. Exactly what I was hoping for. Quaint setting and would definitely go again.

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RL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Siciliana Italian cuisine. We had the snapper with red sauce and it was perfect!

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L
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice Italian restaurant in Seattle. The food is good, although the service can be a little slow. Some of the dishes that we have tried are a chicken special which my husband liked very much but I thought was a little too salty because of the Prosciutto on top. The Pasta Norma and tortellini with a meat sauce are very good.
We also tried the calamari appetizer in a pesto sauce which we didn't think was that great. Parking can be a little difficult.

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RS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My small group and I really liked this hidden gem in Belltown - it's off the main street and offers a quieter, more intimate setting to enjoy unique Sicilian pastas. I had a pasta with a pistachio lemon cheese sauce that was excellent and different from the usual Italian fare in Seattle. Would recommend this for a date or a small group dinner.

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TN
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Five of us celebrated a special occasion. Was almost like eating in an Italian home - a pleasant, relaxing room all to ourselves, waiter met all our needs while being very respectful of our conversations, low noise level. Much more enjoyable setting for our reminiscing than typical downtown Seattle restaurants.

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JD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a Seattle resident , and I hadn't been to La Fontana Siciliana for 25 years, but I made this reservation strickly because I remembered that it was a quiet place to have a good conversation. I'm so glad I did!

We didn't feel rushed at all (on a Friday night) and when I spilled my Red wine on the tablecloth, no problem, the woman Maitre D scooted the 3 of us to a fresh table. And the waiter even brought me another glass of Merlot!

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LS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This cozy restaurant has been a favorite of ours for a long time. Their pasta sauces are heavenly! In particular, their Gorgonzola tortellini and Lemon pistachio tortellini dishes. This time we also ordered a Caesar salad which at 11.95 we thought would be a fair sized portion. That was very disappointing with a small unshredded lettuce bundle on a plate with a bit of sauce drizzled over it. Our waiter this time around was disappointing - did not pick up the salad plates throughout dinner, barely checked in and had a rather snooty attitude. Been better in the past in that regard.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden, little gem in Belltown.

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely little spot with great food. It is quiet and serves traditional Italian cuisine. Lovely service too. We have been here a few times and have gad a good experience every time. I look forward to our next visit.

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were looking for a good place to eat. This place fit the bill. Great food, good wines.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really good but the place is very small and exclusive. So be prepared to wait for 10-15 minutes during rush hours even if you have a reservation.

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MP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Fontana Siciliana is the cutest restaurant ever. It's tiny and the food is delicious! Highly recommended.

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KK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC Italian food! Absolutely authentic and delicious meals. Try to save room for the desserts with a shot of espresso. We've been to La Fontana multiple times and have always enjoyed excellent food and friendly service. Divine!

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D
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got a really nice time in n there, homemade pasta, good wine and a selection of desserts.

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BT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very solid food. Ordered garlic bread and bruschetta for apps and the special pasta dish with sausage. Came out quickly although service was a bit slow

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