La Fontana Siciliana

4.6
969 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 969 people are saying
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Harv
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. Food was best I’ve had since actually being in Italy. Price was very reasonable too. Ray was an excellent server, and service was prompt. All of the people were very friendly as well. Highly recommend it. Thanks to all of you.

HB
vipHawaiiBeerLover
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice little spot in downtown. Very comfortable atmosphere and good Italian cooking. Enjoyed the veal Marsala. Unfortunately ran out of eggplant, but the alternate choice was also delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was better than the last bite. I cannot believe I had an experience at your establishment last night that will be with me for the rest of my life. Thank you. Y’all were amazing.

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viptimothyS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

i love this old school Italian restaurant serving delicious classic antipasto, pastas and primi entrees. All of this in an intimate brick walled setting with eclectic antique wood tables and chairs. White table cloths and assorted lamps on each table. not one ounce of pretense. and to top it off a delightful woman at the piano playing relaxing ivories in which to savor the food and atmosphere. it's a one of a kind in Seattle and a hold out to a previous time. Can't wait to return.

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vipBruce
Atlanta
77 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner here last night. Food and service were excellent. Room tends to be noisy as the walls are all hard surfaces.

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viplouiseb
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food wonderful well worth the 30 min walk

JS
vipJeffS
Houston
88 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ray did an awesome job for us and the food was superb. we enjoyed the ambiance and the decor of the restaurant. We had excellent service and the selections were numerous. everyone in the party of 5 had fantastic meals.

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Ishmael
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For my family and I, this used to be one of our favorite places for authentic Italian food. We enjoyed several evenings both indoor and outdoor at La Fontana Siciliana.

Unfortunately now is below average.

My wife and I went for dinner and order garlic bread and were served slices of soggy grease bread sprinkled with Parmesan cheese (imagine wonder bread soaked in melted butter with garlic and heated on a hot pan for 20 seconds), also ordered a Caesar Salad and the dressing was from a bottle like Valley Ranch.
The pasta was really good but dessert wasn’t.

Anyway, quality, fresh ingredients and attention to details have deteriorated significantly.

Ahh, services was bad since they are understaffed, one server for the whole section with 6 or 7 tables.

It is ashamed, that place had so much potential and used to be an icon of good authentic Italian food.

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vipVisitor
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was ok. Nothing special.

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GreatSicilianFood
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Classy place with high quality food - great Italian cuisine.

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SamanthaT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals! My bday dinner was fantastic!!!

PD
PopDiner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as per usual

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken Marsala I’ve ever had. Lovely quaint restaurant with nice staff.

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vipKatie
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ray, was quite helpful with the wine list and the menu as well. He welcomed us and chided us to not wait so long to return!
The veal scallopini was perfectly prepared as was the calamari starter with pesto.
The prices are quite reasonable and the warm dining room very inviting.

JF
vipJosephF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration with our family. All enjoyed the food and service.

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MaxZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was incredibly underwhelming all around; bread was stale. The servers were very sweet, we felt bad for them. Seems like they get by on tourists and a name that sounds authentic..?

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fatbear
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food & excellent service

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Preston
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a date night. The food is delicious and the service is on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our friends favorite restaurants- and since he was visiting it was the perfect excuse to go again for dinner. Pasta con sardin is the best pasta dish I’ve ever eaten outside of Verona. So rich in flavor without being heavy. Ray our server offers excellent friendly personal service. We sat outside in the courtyard near the street entrance. It’s a lovely place and we will be back.

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Sunny
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quaint little hideout with excellent food and service. Some authentic Sicilian recipes as I was told.

RS
vipRichS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We’re sitting on the patio when it started to sprinkle. The staff moved us inside without a fuss and kept up their good humor and service

JJ
JjJj
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS Italian, homemade pasta, fantastic sauces.

JB
JoshuaB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ambience was great, outside seating was not guaranteed even with a reservation, so we had to wait quite a bit for a table. The food was delicious, however the mushrooms may have been from a can, our waiter assured us that wasn't the case, but they definitely seemed off. Overall it was a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is prompt and friendly.

LJ
LynneJ
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sad to say we were disappointed in the food. It ranged from bad (old and limp salad, sad bread) to average (veal parmesan and other traditional fare). We knew the menu was “traditional” but hoped it was at least well-executed. It was not. The patio was quiet and good for conversation. Nothing memorable about the wine list. Overall a disappointment.

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JerryG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risoto de Mare was excellent, the Lemon Gorgonzola Tortellini was even beter, the Barbera wine was excellent, no complaints, great place, great food!!!!!

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Bill
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and ambience. You can't go wrong by booking La Fontana for dinner.

MG
MishaG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughters birthday with family. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. An enjoyable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots for dinner. Intimate, lovely setting with sweet courtyard for al fresco dining if the weather cooperates! The food is consistently delicious and we love its small footprint within the busy city.

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GingerG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! The fountain courtyard seating is nice, but inside is stylishly rustic and inviting.

BM
BMac
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We were able to get a reservation at the last minute but now I know why. We were seated outside in the quaint courtyard but the table was small and the chairs were from the 99 cent store. We almost didn’t receive complementary bread because he said our table was too small. The waiters service was fine however there wasn’t any authentic or tasty about the meal. I take that back. The meal was memorable because of how overpriced it was. I’ve had more memorable experiences with Chef Boyardee!!

DM
DawnM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A family member was visiting before being deployed to the Middle East, so I was delighted to find La Fontana still open and serving the same delicious Sicilian options they’ve offered for 25+ years. The cannelloni is amazing, and on a clear night the courtyard offers a wonderful visual ambiance.

TG
TicaG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Charming courtyard with fountain setting that was nice for eating outside. Our server was excellent! Very personable and recommended a fantastic wine! The food was very good, not extraordinary. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and wound eat here again.

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vipJuggernaut
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. It’s like going to dinner at a family friends home only the friend is an extraordinary chef!! We sat outside near the fountain. It was a special dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at La Fontana reminds me of coming to my mom’s home for dinner! Owner Mario and wonderful hosts Ray, Jeff, and Naomi were exquisite! I am a raving fan but need to know where you get your spumoni😆
Cíao

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I imagine that this was a nice place 20 years ago. It is an old fashioned Sicilian place with basic, expected dishes. Everything was tasty, but it lacked in freshness and quality of ingredients. They have a great little space, but could use a remodel and a menu refresh. Time to put the passion back in our give it up.

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Briana123
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Taking advantage of outside seating in the court yard made the dining experience quite charming. Service, food choices and flavors were all excellent.

MA
MargieA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, wonderful food, excellent service

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vipEysha
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time! The food was amazing. We had the orange caprece salad, where they substitute the tomatoes with oranges. A must try. The tomato sauce in the pasta dishes was also delightful. I will definitely come back. Jeff, our waiter was attentive and friendly. He was a great addition to our evening. Will definitely come back.

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Snoqualmiegirl
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, ambiance, food and wine were amazing! Definitely reasonably priced also. It was so nice to sit in the courtyard next to the fountain. Can’t wait to return!

FAQs

La Fontana Siciliana is rated 4.6 stars by 969 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.