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About La Fontana Siciliana
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.
Seattle, WA 98121
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Fontana Siciliana Ratings and Reviews
We dine at this restaurant every time we visit Seattle. It is a quaint place with tons of ambiance and great food. Our server, Journey was incredibly attentive and took great care of our group of five people. The cream of mushroom soup was great as was my main meal of tortellini with gorgonzola sauce. The food quality is always steady and delicious. We will be back again for sure.
This is not a very welcoming establishment. We felt from the moment we walked in that we were not the customers they were expecting. This was even more apparent with our waiter. His interactions with us were lukewarm at best, but he definitely showed more interest in his other tables. We have lived in Seattle for over 5 years, share the same neighborhood as the restaurant , but until tonight have never encountered a restaurant where we felt unwelcome as a gay couple. It was unnerving to say the least and very disappointing. The food was mediocre. Spend your money elsewhere.
Interior of the place was a plus; food:
House-sausage pasta was great, so was the one with wild mushroom. Risotto was in delight texture but the taste of rice itself reminds me of aged grain. Black-linguini with salmon was just ok, the pasta can use a little more gluten.
Bread they serve was slight stale, a day old maybe.
Wonderful ambient, live piano was wonderful.
Service was ok. Had better in town.
Consistently excellent. Don't be in a hurry; this is the kind of food to savor and enjoy. Great wine selection and knowledgeable wait staff.
I've been before numerous times, it never fails to impress with genuine food that makes you want to comeback. Thanks to Journey, Brian and Mario. Looking forward to my return to La Fontana Siciliana!
We probably caught La Fontana Siciliana on a bad night. The wait from placement of our order was 45 minutes. The kitchen was obviously overloaded on this night, whether due to a shortage of kitchen staff or something else, we do not know. Our server was polite but also very busy on this night. When our food was delivered, there was an apology for the delay, and the server pointed out that an order for a larger group had been placed just before ours. The food itself was alright but not great and not worth the long wait. We will be hesitant to return. Again, it was probably an off night and possibly had something to do with the week end. I would not generalize from our experience to a view of the restaurant overall. Go and see for yourself. Perhaps you will have much better luck, and quite a number of reviewers have.
First time here and a great local find just a few blocks from Pike Place. 12 tables in total, this seeimingly-family-run restaurant offered a great meal at reasonable pricing.
Bruschetta was ok, nothing unexpected but the tomatoes, at the end of the season, seemed like semi-ripe imports vs overripe locals.
Chicken marsala was very good, with a side of pasta accompanying. My Sicilian wife who teaches cooking classes throught her shrimp fra diavlo was among the best she’s had outside of Siciliy, with very large shrimp. Friendly service and solid food in a neighborhood setting. We’d return here again in a heartbeat. .
The quality of the food and the taste were outstanding. Prices are above average, but not outrageous. I am normally preoccupied with the entree, but in this case the most memorable elements of the meal were an extremely flavorful salad with mixed greens, mozzarella cheese, and fresh peaches in a light vinaigrette, and then a dessert of sorbet served in a matching frozen piece of fruit (we sampled lemon and peach. Delicioso!
Have loved and recommended La Fontana for years 👏🏻 Have enjoyed getting to know Mario, the owner, a real sweetheart. Made this reservation over two months in advance for our anniversary and requested our favorite table, no such luck ! We were seated in a back room that I didn't even know existed ! Out of site - out of mind ! Our service suffered , our waitress was a young American girl lacked the decorum of the Sacilian men we have enjoyed for years. My dinner was served with the wrong starch, when I told our waitress she said she would correct it, however after I had eaten half my meal she brought my pasta with the wrong sauce and blamed the kitchen ! Never once did she apologize or offer a solution! We were asked not once but four times if we wanted to see the desert tray , then the waiter left so quickly I couldn't order a cappuccino to go with our tarimasu ! To make our Anniversary dinner worse there wasn't any toilet paper in the ladies room !
Charming, romantic tucked away Italian restaurant that would fit in perfectly to a side street in one of NYC's villages. Chef easily makes adjustments for food allergies and gluten-free. Service paced nicely for a relaxed meal. You'll want to savor the experience! We hope to return many times.
I have come here 3 times and always enjoyed it. The food was excellent the service could have come to the table sooner but nothing too bad. I was loud because I was at one of the outside courtyard tables and the city was extra loud. Despite the noise outside is a great place to eat and enjoy your meal.
We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. The food was very authentic--we had been to Sicily a couple of years ago and the pasta con sarde was just like the dish I enjoyed tonite. The service provided by Adam was professional and the outdoor terrace setting was magical. I highly recommend this wonderful hidden gem.
Good experience. Jordan was an excellent waiter, knowledgeable and willing to share his thoughts of menu. Clams in light white wine sauce was tasty but a bit salty. Lasagna was tasty also albeit a bit soupy...could not appreciate the layers of lasagna because too much sauce. Pasta of the lasagna was soft, not al dente. Lemon sorbet was tasty and refreshing with great presentation in a frozen lemon!
We love this place, especially when the weather is nice and outdoor seating is available by the fountain. Food is always tasty, wine list is good and reasonably priced, and service is smooth. This restaurant feels like you're stopping by to visit an old-fashioned neighbor -- warm, comfortable and familiar.
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