La Fontana Siciliana

4.6
747 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 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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Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

40th Wedding Anniversary

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R
Tallahassee
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian food. The service was top notch and the sauce is excellent. My party had 3 separate dishes and all 3 were very good. I would recommend this place to others.

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TP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to La Fontana Siciliana many times and the food and service have always been outstanding.

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S
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent for an intimate birthday dinner.
The food was wonderful. Overall, it was a great experience, but pretty expensive.
$200 inc tax & tip for a shared salad, 2 entrees ad 2 desserts, bottle of wine.

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J
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Like going to your little Italian grandmas house! One of my favorite places to go!

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V
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

what's not to like? wonderful ambiance! courtyard entryway is so inviting, and the interior is charming. the service is prompt without being intrusive and knowledgeable without being overbearing. the food is delicious and authentically Sicilian. the winelist is nicely varied. street parking is hit-or-miss, but there are some pay lots in the vicinity.

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The beef ravioli with the marscapone was delicious! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.

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CN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter here for her birthday. It was excellent in every way.

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LE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Disappointed in the food - spaghetti noodles came out of a box

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J
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to La Fontana on numerous occasions and the food and service have always been first class. One of our favorite Seattle restaurants.

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h
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a group of 6 for dinner. We were seated in a cosy room that felt like a private room. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Cream of mushroom soup and the black linguine were the highlights of our dinner.

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

Absolutely Perfect

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from start to finish. Celebrated a birthday. Ordered the smoked salmon dish and pistachio tortellini. Topped it off with a yummy cannelloni. Our server was from Rome, making our experience more authentic with his Italian accent.
Beautiful location. Outdoors is even prettier. Indoors is more intimate and a smaller space.
Great place to dine just because to eat good pasta or to celebrate an occasion.

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a couple of friend s to discuss business and had a wonderful time. The server was very attentive without interrupting. He had excellent recommendations without making us feel that we didn't know about the cuisine specialties.

It was intimate without feeling like we were sitting on the next table's laps. We were able to have good discussion without a lot of noise or raising our voices.

Overall a most enjoyable experience!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The restaurant was very accommodating when I needed to change my reservation because my guest could not make the original time. My chicken marsala was good, not great. The price of the dish seemed steep for a chicken dish and sparse sides. Our server was very attentive at first, but then disappeared at the end of the meal when we wanted dessert and the check.

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JW
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was excellent, and they treated us no differently with a child than the other diners. The veal parmigiana was excellent, as was the tiramisu. Wine selection is not as varied as I’d like for a higher-end Italian restaurant, but the wine prices were a more reasonable 2x. I highly recommend La Fontana Siciliana.

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D
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us had a business dinner. Delightful restaurant with great Italian wine selection. Shared appetizers, pasta and ordered individual entrees. Marvelous service and exquisite food preparation. Will definitely return.

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OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pink sauce and ravioli!

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G
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, food and an excellent wine list. Authentic Italian dishes in a cozy environment with our special requests taken care of. Highly recommended.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Daughter’s 19th BDay!

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G
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food in a nice quaint setting. The wait staff were very attentative

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h
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious but for the price I would expect more. Ordered squid salad to start then chicken malsala and pasta dish. Chicken was tasty but portion is small. Service was nice but never refilled water, came to ask how we are when we are about to finish our meal. Disappointed.

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LS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall a lovely experience. Foo, service, ambiance all top flight.

Wine list is obscure and, based on my palate, seriously overpriced.

Next time we will bring our own and pay corkage.

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RE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem!

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SS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 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 26, 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 26, 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
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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 18, 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 14, 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
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a last minute meal.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 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
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s was great place for a date

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D
1 review
Dined on January 4, 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 December 31, 2018
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 24, 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 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with authentic Italian food.

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