Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery
This is our 4th time there. The food is always wonderful. The ambiance is beautiful.
I think I had high expectations of what brunch would be like. My service was fantastic, but overall the food was just ok. Not awful, nor great. A bit of a disappointment though. I was expecting something a bit more high caliber and it just seemed mediocre to me. I’m not sure I’d return, although the area is lovely.
I found a fly in my drink and the waiter thought it wasn’t a big deal
Our waiter was less than attentive - we had to ask for water and other items several times before he got to it. When ordering my club soda, I asked for several limes - I got one. When I asked for more, they never came. My mother requested her Martini with the shaker rocks only; they just brought a cup of ice...and that was after she had to remind them. We ordered the Olive appetizer, which we have had before and loved; Saturday, it was very spicy AND was full of "twigs" (guess they were branches??). Seemed like maybe we got the bottom of the jar or something. My husband ordered the steak and asked that it be "very well done" and even joked - "seriously, cook it twice, I will not hold the chef responsible", it came out medium rare. The 1/2 Caesar salad was VERY under-dressed - actually tasted like it just had some water on it, it wasn't even oily textured, there was NO flavor to the dressing, and there were exactly 2 croutons. We were celebrating my father's birthday, so we didn't make a fuss over all of the issues, but it was a VERY disappointing time after our previous positive. We may try it again sometime, we'll see.
My first trip to Foligno Estate winery will not be my last. There was so much thought put into the building of this winery. The setting, decor, food, and the wine were all wonderful! I enjoyed a birthday luncheon with my girlfriend on a Friday afternoon and it was bright and sunny inside allowing us to enjoy the view without being outside in the chilly temperatures. We enjoyed a flight of wine each. Our favorite was the Chambourcin! We both bought a bottle to enjoy at home. Both of our lunches and desserts were also divine! Can’t wait to see what the vibe is like on the weekend. See you soon!
Folino Estate Vineyard / Winery / Restaurant
Dear Andrea and Marco Folino,
The dining experience at Folino was delightful! My friend and I shared a special October birthday celebration at your restaurant, and enjoyed a delicious lunch paired with the Folino Estate Winery Frizzante Moscato! It was a memorable afternoon, and the beautiful view from our table overlooking the vineyard was enchanting.
Enjoy the seasons,
Service is subpar and the food is average.
As Im just recently moved to the area Folinos has rapidly become my favorite place to eat relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings! The food is amazing, the atmosphere wonderful and the staff top notch. I'd give more than 5 stars but that's the highest choice!
Totally charming, I would go back again even though it is an hour and fifteen minutes from my home. We had brunch, the menu was very diverse, something for everyone. Italian eggs Benedict was fabulous, I wish I could say the same for the Italian Bloody Mary, it lacked flavor and was watery, I will try the mimosa next time.
The wine tasting was a nice experience, our sommelier was a breath of fresh air, not at all stuffy and had a sense of humor. I am looking forward to returning soon.
Excellent food and atmosphere! Wine was also very good!
Beautiful property and views! The service was good and the food was great! The noise level was high. I will be back!!!
Such a beautiful winery and restaurant. We will definitely be returning!
We got one of the October Specials... mushroom ravioli with scream sauce. It was delicious! Highly recommend.
Lunch before attending a volleyball match at Kutztown!
We went for my bachelorette party brunch! The atmosphere was so great! The food was so amazing and what you get for the price is great!
Great food and service
Food was good but wine was not great. And it was very loud so much so we couldn’t have a conversation
Everything was great! However, they have to work on a solution to the noise level
Hello Jan, thank you for your review. We are working on plans to absorb the noise for future renovations. Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you again soon!
The food, service, and wine was excellent. Enjoyed the patio dining experience on a lovely evening.
Beautiful setting and architecture. Wine flight was great as were all the meals ordered at our table of 6! We will definitely be going back.
Hi Deb, thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that your group enjoyed their time here, and you can never go wrong with a wine flight! We hope to see you all again soon!
Food was delicious. Atmosphere spot on can’t wait to enjoy another day there
Hello Kim, thank you for your review! It sounds like you had an awesome time with us, and we are definitely looking forward to having you join us for another wine and dine experience!
Had dinner with 6 people and the food was less then desirable. Two entrees were returned and taken off the bill. Been there several times and it's always been great but tonight was definitely not the case, don't know if I would go back
The food, drink and service were impeccable!! My family and I enjoyed the ambience which resonated throughout the complex. I have dined at restaurants around the world, and the excellent service provided to us was amazing!! I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone - who knew such splendor existed in the Kutztown area - such easy access right off of I-78 - fabulous location!
Hello Elaine, thank you for your extremely kind review. We are humbled by your compliments and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to having you join us for an authentic Italian, one-of-a-kind winery/dining experience again soon!
Beautiful setting, delicious food & wine. We had a great time, very pleasant surprise! They have a great little shop there too.
Incredible as always
Menu included small plates, sandwiches, pizza, and varied pasta, meat and chicken dishes. Service was outstanding and food and beverage served was delicious. Winery overlooks beautiful farmland in Berks County PA.
Hello Jean, thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that your time with us was beyond satisfactory, and that you were able to enjoy the full Folino Estate experience. We look forward to having you join us again soon!
Would appreciate next time to be warned about the cow manure odor prior to choking a table outside. Also, it would be nice if brunch were served on a daily basis. Website was a little misleading. Could be read that brunch is served every day but only brunch is served on Sunday and not the dinner.
Hi Jill, thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, because we are located in the Pennsylvania countryside, occasional odor from the nearby farms on some days is expected and unavoidable outdoors. Due to the demands of our kitchen, Brunch is unable to be served on a daily basis. However, we will take your suggestion to make the information on our website clearer for our guests into consideration. Thank you again.
Felinos is easily one of the best dining experiences in the Lehigh Valley in all aspects and for any meal, breakfast lunch or dinner. They also have a great selection of wines, as well as, excellent service to lend the value of the experience.
Thank you for your review and kind words! We work diligently to provide quality dining, fine wine and impeccable service so that our guests can enjoy the most excellent experience possible. Therefore, it is wonderful to hear that we achieved this goal for you. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. We’ll be back!
Hi, thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear that you and your group enjoyed dining with us as it is our goal that each and every guest thoroughly enjoys his or her entire experience every time they visit us! We can't wait for you to join us again soon!
Loved it. We ate on the patio in view of the grape vineyards. The food was excellent, and a great value. We definitely plan on many returns.
Hi Tim, we are thrilled to hear that you were pleased with your dining experience here at Folino Estate. It is our goal to not only provide delicious, quality cuisine and top-notch service, but also an overall enjoyable atmosphere so that our guests can have the best experience possible each and every time they visit us. So, it is wonderful to know that you plan on joining us much more! We can't wait for you to pull up a seat at our table again soon!
Went to Folino with friends for dinner. We went early and enjoyed the tasting room, then a bottle of wine outside before having dinner. It was a wonderful dinner that everyone enjoyed.
Thank you so much for your review, Dawn. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your wine tasting and dining experiences here at Folino Estate! We look forward to you pulling up a seat at our table again soon!
Good food, great service, Kayla was very helpful and accommodating. The atmosphere was perfect!!
Hi Rose, we appreciate your review! It is great to learn that you enjoyed dining with us. We strive to ensure that our guests have the best, most memorable experience with us so we are thrilled to hear that this was the case for you! We look forward to you joining us again soon!
Waitstaff had no knowledge of any of the wines offered. Would have expected them to be able to tell guests about the wine menu, since it’s a vineyard and winery?
Food arrived cold. Which can be a mistake, I understand that. However the antipasti platter had dry bland cheese that tasted chalky. The crackers were underwhelming, and the meat selections were okay. The olives were delicious. Overall, for such a beautifully landscaped restaurant I would have expected a much higher quality food, and much more knowledgeable staff regarding the wine. I would not likely return here.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to provide a review - we greatly appreciate your feedback. Our servers and all of our staff are thoroughly trained on our wines, including each wine's different flavor profiles and appropriate food pairings. We would like you to know that we take your feedback very seriously and recognize that your experience was utterly unacceptable. We will be evaluating our staff immediately in order to ensure that they meet the high standards we set for our entire team.
We were very impressed with the quick service and quality of the food. Our only complaint would be that the noise level is very high. This is not a place you go to have quiet dinner conversation.
Hi Susan, thank you for your review. It is our goal to provide the highest level of service and quality of food, so we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal here at Folino Estate. We do apologize for the inconvenience when it comes to the noise level. Please know that we take your feedback seriously and are in the process of working to install noise absorbers in our dining room in order to diminish the excess noise. We hope that you will join us again in the future!
We frequent Folino multiple times a year and have never been disappointed.
The atmosphere and staff always give you the feeling that make you want to come back again and again.
Plus the wine and food put the cherry on top
Hi, thank you so much for your review. We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experiences here - we truly appreciate that you are a loyal guest! We strive to provide an atmosphere that makes all of our guests feel as if they are welcome and part of our Folino Estate family, so we are happy to know that we achieved this for you. Again, thank you for your kind words. We can't wait for you to pull up a seat at our table again soon!
Great! Wonderful company and a spectacular day to dine outside. Food and service were excellent!
Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much for your review and kind words! We couldn't be happier to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon.
We were seated immediately for our reservation on the outdoor patio overlooking the vineyards. This was our third time dining here and one indicator of a good restaurant is its consistency. The restaurant is spotless inside and out. The food is consistently very good. And the service has been top notch. We highly recommend dining here.
Thank you for your review. Your kind words and recommendation mean a lot to us! We firmly believe that consistency is key in providing both great dining and overall experiences for all of our guests each and every time they visit us. It is great to hear that we have succeeded at this goal for you! We look forward to you joining us again soon!
There was a wedding there today and they took over the bar while they were waiting for their cocktail hour/reception to start so it was pretty loud. The food was good although I can say the lasagna is not my favorite dish there. The spotted lantern flies were ridiculous, hundreds flying around. Couldn’t get from the parking lot inside without at least 10-20 landing on you.
We appreciate your feedback and apologize for your experience. Please know that we have plans in place for future improvements to add noise absorbers that will diminish the noise in our dining room. Also unfortunately, spotted lantern flies are a very invasive species that have been taking over vineyards in the area, including ours. However, we are doing everything that we can to keep the population down on our property, including releasing a natural spray to try to deter them away.