La Fontana Siciliana

4.6
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865 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 two decades and in November 2019 will celebrate 25 years of providing Seattle with the very best of everything. 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. We look forward to welcoming you.
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LauraB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything wonderful, as usual. Awesome server with excellent recommendations. My husband and I have been coming here since we met nearly 15 years ago, and this time brought our Daughter and Uncle for the first time. Great food and experience once again. Thank you!

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Erik
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful spot to dine outside. The wine was excellent and food outstanding. Would recommend for a date night or special occasion.

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LJ1992
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a pretty good experience here. The service was great, food was good, and we had the place to ourself for about half an hour because we got there when the opened. The only gripe that I have is that we didn’t get to sit on the patio because weather didn’t really permit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine here whenever I can. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is charming, and the service is outstanding. I’ve gone here for both everyday dining and special occasions. Eat here. You will not regret it.

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AnnekahM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Server was fantastic! Great ambiance and fast service. The food was good but rather average. It might’ve just been the day or dish I ordered, though. I would definitely go back or recommend to a friend!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Food was excellent. Our server was very attentive. The salad special with strawberries was very fresh and the tortellini bolognese was awesome. We ate in the beautiful courtyard with the fountain. The is a secret gem that is highly recommended.

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LuLu
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around, food, wine, ambiance and service.

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LuLu
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect in every way. Beautiful tasty salad, veal Parmesan melted in my mouth, two delicious desserts and of course the perfect wine.

Lovely courtyard setting, reminded me of lunches in Italy and Greece.

Our waiter was Ray, who was five star.

A most delightful experience. Wish I had found this restaurant years ago, it will now be a regular.

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vipmarionandindy
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner was an absolute treat at La Fontana. We were expertly served, wined and deliciously dined. Street noise occasionally intrusive, but sweet patio with safe spacing and soothing fountain helps. Great bottle of Sicilian red wine and a complimentary tiramisu for dessert made the meal outstanding. If we lived downtown, we'd make this restaurant a weekly pleasure.

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None
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Who the hell is'paddy'?
We love la Fontana and are so glad it has reopened!
Go Mario!
Bill

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vipDebs
Miami
197 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Limited menu but most everyone enjoyed their selections. Nothing truly exceptional. Loved the outdoor setting.

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vipEater206
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way: setting, service, wine and food. 5++

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vipJerseapho
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent dining experience. Dined in the charming courtyard. Perfect place for a summer meal

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vipMikeH
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great,,,,,,superior food and service.

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vipRick
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very relaxing spot to dine & chat on a warm summer night.
Wine recommendations by Ray were Perfect.... a red blend for me & a sweet white for her. Food is great. They only recently re-opened & I think they’re offering a smaller menu. Love this spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and they did an excellent job with spacing (due to COVID-19) and it felt very safe. They even made the mushroom risotto for us which was on their old menu. Would highly recommend!

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vipRick
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is soooooo nice in the summer

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cjohnson62
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise was moderate only due to a table of younger patrons who were fine but a bit loud. Even then was able to hold a conversation without any issue unlike many places around Seattle. Food was wonderful and service on point. Will be coming back.

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maryf
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! We were a party of four and each had a different main as well as splitting a couple starters. The food was as good as anything I’ve had in Italy! Well done, we will be back for sure when in Seattle again.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I fell in love with La Fontana about 10 years ago when we came to celebrate an anniversary. Our first visit, we were sat in this little table in a private nook and had the owner, Mario, as our server! It was such a unique and wonderful experience. We hadn’t been back since, and recently decided to celebrate his birthday/belated valentines dinner there. The service was wonderful. Our waiter and hostess were incredibly attentive. Our food was amazing. And when we ordered dessert, they remembered my note about my husbands birthday. They brought his tiramisu out with a little birthday candle. After 10 years, we were just as impressed as we were the first time. We adore this little place, can’t wait to go back!

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PattyK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner, great friendly service and cozy atmosphere 🙂

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food and atmosphere. Service was ordinary. Although I had requested for a special table/setting we did not receive a nice table. Rather were put up on a tiny table in the corner.

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Alison
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent as was our server. My only issue is that the front dining room is drafty from the door opening and my friend and I were out at a table awkwardly situated in the corner of the room between 2 other tables.

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Dawn
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Romantic and lovely. I didn't mind spending $$$$, given this was for a special occasion, but it was hard to pay $200+ for B minus food. Risotto was undercooked and one note. Tiramisu average. An off night?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Italy many times, but this was as close as one could get without traveling to Sicily! Outstanding!

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Gnome09
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to celebrate Valentine's Day!

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fontana Siciliana is the best restaurant I’ve ever been to! The staff was so welcoming and friendly. They all went above and beyond for my boyfriend and I while we dined. Our server, Ray, was very kind and attentive. We were from out of town and he gave us great recommendations on what to order as well as other things to do around Seattle. The owner, Mario, served us our food as well as desert. My boyfriend ordered Chicken Marsala with pasta and I ordered the Fettuccini Ai Funghi. Both dishes were incredible. We got a cannoli and tiramisu for dessert, and both were phenomenal. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough! It is a must.

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JaredH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem! From the moment we walked in the door, it felt like we had left Seattle and walked into Italy. The atmosphere was very homey and quiet, and we couldn't hear or see any of the nightlife buzz outside. The pasta was amazing, the servers were fantastic and funny, and the owner personally stopped by multiple times. Pair that with the soft live piano music in the background, and it made for a very romantic evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both Mario (the owner) and Ray were so attentive to us. They made us feel welcome and the food was oh so amazing. We can’t wait to go back. So worth crossing the water and going into Seattle for.

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LeslieB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will Just need to go to find out for yourself....GO!!!!!!!

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EricK
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, time tested recipes carefully prepared. Attentive, gracious server. Comfortable, relaxing atmosphere enhances being in the company of ones dinner companions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an awesome experience here! Everything we ordered was delicious! Service was outstanding!

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Butterfly56
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

What another wonderful dining experience we had this past Saturday at La Fontana Siciliana. Fantastic food, good value on the wine, espresso, dessert options. Just terrific. The staff works together to serve and suggest which seemed particularly important as our waiter, who definitely knew his menu, was over-busy and not able to be as attentive as I would have liked. That said, we'll definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant. We go for a lot of special occasions and this time introduced some friends to celebrate their recent wedding. Service was great. Food is delicious.

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vipRandallC
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic culinary journey. Thank you Ray for being our sherpa!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Team lunch

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juneaufoodie
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, plentiful food, great wines, excellent and friendly service. We loved it!

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RonT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben going there for 20 years and continue to believe this restaurant is one of the most romantic restaurants in Seattle. We have taken many people to the restaurant and recommended it to many others including friends from Canada, Italy, Australia and Kitsap County.

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vipApple
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The welcome was great, the ambience special, the waiter attentive, the food excellently prepared, the prices high but not unexpectedly so. They entirely lost our future patronage because the owner railed at our guest who had brought a special Christmas dessert to share, even though we had checked it out ahead with the staff and were paying a $25 cakeage fee. And after he lost it at her, there were no plates forthcoming for the dessert nor any other dessert or after drinks offered. Unacceptably rude to the clientele and it put a pall on the rest of our meal and time with friends.

FAQs

La Fontana Siciliana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 441-1045.

La Fontana Siciliana is rated 4.6 stars by 865 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.