Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery
Been there a few times before. Overall the food is usually pretty good but this time was a bit of a disappointment. My steak was a very cold red despite requesting medium. Service was mediocre. We came for the wine tasting with cannolis. Despite have a full tray sitting there. They said they were only doing regular wine tasting. Then the bartender started making herself a box of cannolis to take home.
celebrated the !st anniversary of my daughters wedding (also @ Folino) with a lovely brunch. Wine and Sangria--Excellent. Food-- Excellent. Allowing us to take pictures at the gazebo and waterfall --Priceless!
A wonderful day !
We had a nice brunch at Folino’s. We sat outside, and it was a beautiful day.
Food and wine were both excellent - shop/tasting room and restaurant were very nice! Acoustics could be better, it was very loud.
We have been there several times for dinner, brunch and also we are their for every holiday because we know we expect great food, service and wine. This last time we were kind of underwhelmed by the food and service was very slow. I understand it was a busy Saturday summer evening but we just kind of felt like we were an after thought to our server since we were a party of two and not a larger party. We will go back for sure I just hope this last visit was a fluke.
Great food large portions beautiful ambiance very welcoming staff. Menu has something for all tastes, the appetizer we had was delicious our main course was incredible and the desert was out of this world! Highly recommend.
Not only is it a beautiful place, the staff are very friendly and the food was very good!
Not very good separation from banquet hall. Loud bass penetrates into restaurant and is very annoying. Not a good choice on wedding nights. Good food.
This was my 2nd visit to Folino Estate, and it was just as delightful this time around. The food and wine were simply delicious. Your staff, though, was magnificent! From the reception to the tasting counter to the restaurant, everyone was caring, supportive, flexible and positive. Thank you, thank you to all of you!!
Authentic winery atmosphere. Beautiful grounds. Very good food and service. Surprisingly good wines for Pennsylvania, and reasonably priced wines
Folino’s is amazing. Food was delicious, service was great, sangria of the month (strawberry basil) was fabulous!
Lindsay was our server she is great. We love having dinner at Folino's and will certainly return. Hopefully some day you will figure out how to reduce the noise.
My wife and I will usually go several times a year for special occasions. Each time the food and wine is outstanding, we enjoy the new creative menu items.
Our first experience with Folino’s was for a wedding; my cousins and she and we were pleased with the entire day, so we decided to visit for our 1st Father’s Day and couldn’t have had a better experience. So many restaurants make you feel rushed through the meal...That is not the case here. We took our time and just enjoyed every course which was delicious. The staff is kind and friendly. The food made w simple yet delicious ingredients. I’ve been to Italy and this is one of the very few restaurants in the area that I found that comes close to the experience of dining in actual Italy. What I really like about this place though, is they keep things fresh (new menus, wines, offerings etc.) Much to our chagrin and when we got home, I had a voicemail from the hostess telling us we left the hat for our adorable baby at our table. They were kind enough to hold it for us. We will def be returning!
This was my second time here:
1. The menu doesn’t indicate with a V or VG items which are vegetarian or vegan. So for instance one must ask the server if the soup is made with a vegetable stock or not.
2.The main dining rooms are acoustically deafening. Some sound muffling acoustical baffles or remedy to absorb sound it is necessary. We decided to dine alfresco instead.
3. My meal and my husband’s were cold. I didn’t send mine back (because I’m skeptical about what they do to returned food) but my husband did. So I ate alone essentially and when his meal came back, he ate alone. There was no offer of a reduction or comp as an offering. Customer service lacks.
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and magnitude of the place, how it put us back in Italy, a place were returned from only a few months ago. The wine was also excellent, and we appreciated the helpful information on pairing the food with their wines. We'll be back soon.
Our first time dining here but won't be our last. We requested patio seating and were seated immediately for our reservation. The atmosphere and décor is definitely that of an Italian villa. Our server was friendly, personable, and excellent. We each ordered one of the winery estate's wine. My wife had a chardonnay and I had the Lorenzo Forte, a red. We started with tomato and mozzarella caprese salad which was very good. Before we got the salad, a basket of warm, crusty, olive bread with EVOO to dip into arrived. If you've got any Italian heritage you know how important the right bread is to any meal. Unfortunately, it started to rain so we moved inside. Because of the masonry construction the acoustics make any sound reverberate so it became moderately noisy. My wife ordered the salmon and I ordered the ravioli special of the day. We ordered another round of wines to go with our meals. Both of our meals were superb. We did not feel rushed and just enjoyed our meals as you should. For dessert we shared a double chocolate cupcake with champaign butter cream icing, a decaf cappuccino, and a double espresso. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here and highly recommend it to anyone enjoys excellent Italian food and service.
We all had a wonderful time
Great atmosphere and the food was excellent, the wine was even better! Definitely will go back.
Hello Kristi, thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to having you join us again soon!
We were staying at the campground down the road. A friend recommended the winery. We were so impressed with the food, ambiance and the service. We started with wine and a strawberry basil sangria. Both delicious! We had a small margherita pizza for an appetizer, also very good. I had the pasta arribiata. Very spicy which I loved and delicious. My husband had the lasagna, which he really enjoyed. We had the vanilla gelato with shortbread and strawberries...so good. Also the zeppoles...delicious. I'm sorry we weren't staying in the area longer. I highly recommend this beautiful winery!!
Hello Susan, thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review! We are very happy to hear that you had such an excellent wine and dine experience with us for your first visit. We hope when you come back to the area you'll visit us again, we would love to have you!
Jose wonderful service, loved the table, kept us outside
Food wine excellent, fav place
Hello Judith, thank you for your review! We are glad to be your favorite place, and are even happier to hear that your food and service were up to par! We hope you'll visit us again soon!
We come to PA once a year for an event and we make time to come and eat-we LOVE the food-it's always top notch. We were disappointed that you had no Cab Sav and no Merlot- because we are not close and like to make a purchase to take back home to MA with us and we were unable to do so-Did force us to try some others while we were there but sad that we could not take any along with us-still our favorite-We will be back next year and look forward to our visit :)
Hello Holly, thank you for choosing Folino Estate as your place to eat when visiting PA! Our Cab Sauv and Merlot are currently being perfected and bottled by our Winemaker, and will definitely be back on our shelves for your next visit. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and were able to try some of our other wines as well! We look forward to your next visit, cheers!
The table we sat at by the fireplace was awful. The sun shines in and was in my poor husbands face the entire time. Everything else was super!!! Best chocolate cupcake I ever had!!!! I really mean it was the best!
Hello, thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that the seating was not satisfactory; we will always accommodate our guests the best we can and would have been happy to move you to a new location. We are otherwise happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
As always just perfect. We sat outside on a beautiful day. Service was excellent and food was cooked perfectly.
Hello, thank you for your kind review! It sounds like a perfect day, and we are happy that you chose to spend it with us! We look forward to having you back soon!
Gorgeous setting and great food along with superb wines
Thank you for your kind review! We hope you can visit us again soon!
I was a little disappointed with the service. It took a long time to be waited on and I had to ask for napkins and utensils. The view outside and the evening overall was spectacular and I would come again. I think it was just really busy that evening.
Hello Marie, thank you for your review. We are sorry that our customer service was lacking during your visit, and we will address it with our wait staff to remedy any future issues. We are glad that you were able to experience our gorgeous outside views, and we look forward to having you join us again soon!
Can't think of a better dining experience than sitting out on the patio on a beautiful day with the perfect scenery, delicious wine, and perfect food. Our server Shawna was superb which made it a perfect day!
Hello Tracy, thank you for your kind review! We can't think of a better dining experience either, and are so happy you were able to join us and enjoy it! We will pass along your kinds words to Shawna, as reviews like yours are what makes all of her hard work, worth it. We look forward to your next visit!
Absolutely ...We were very pleased. The decor was stunning. The food was amazing! Our waitress was on top of it & very friendly. I will definitely be going back.
Hello Mary, Thank you for your kind review. It sounds like you were able to experience and enjoy everything Folino Estate has to offer; thank you for joining us, we look forward to your next visit!
Server was great and very accommodating. I would recommend not closing at 8 pm. We were there on a Wednesday and to be closed at 8 pm, especially in the summer when it's still very nice outside (which is where we went after eating, to have a drink) is too early. We were unaware you closed at 8 pm and were enjoying it when I simply mentioned it to the server. She said it was 8 pm but not too worry. She was very accommodating but we felt rushed (not her fault). Our dinner reservation was for 7 pm so it's not unrealistic to assume a restaurant would be open later than 8 pm.
Regarding the inside (where we ate dinner), it's very, very noisy, to the point we had to raise our voices to hear each other at the table. This is not "energetic" as your survey question asks; it's simply too loud to be enjoyable. And when you add music it's uncomfortable.
We celebrated my husbands birthday at Folino this year. The food was fantastic! Going out for italian can sometimes be risky when you are married to a man who’s parents are “off the boat” from Italy. But, it is never a risk at Folino Estate. I recommend the Lorenzo Forte wine. We never leave without bringing a bottle home with us. The service was wonderful as well. If you are lucky enough to get Linds, you will be well taken care of!
Hello, thank you for your review! Happy Birthday to your husband; thank you for choosing to celebrate his day with us! We understand your hesitation seeing as we are also a large traditional Italian family, and we thank you for that amazing compliment! Lorenzo is definitely one of our favorites as well, and we are glad that you enjoy your time here. We will pass along your kind words to Lindsey as well. Thank you again, we hope to see you again soon! Salute!
Great food great atmosphere and the wine was pretty good too.
Hi Phyllis, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed everything Folino Estate has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
It is always a pleasure to entertain out of town guests at Folinos.
They loved it and as usual so did I.
Hello Colleen, thank you for your review! Thank you for choosing Folino Estate as the establishment to host your guests, it is a pleasure to serve you! We look forward to having you and your guests back very soon!
This was a friends lunch. Since two people come from the Reading area and the rest are in Allentown, we meet here 2-3 times a year. We always make our reservation for 11:00 am when they open. Yesterday, we were told that the oven was not hot enough to make pizzas yet, so we could not order pizza. Seems ridiculous for a place that is known for its brick oven pizza!
It was also hotter than heck inside-didn't seem to have any air-conditioning going. Very disappointing!
While the brunch menu is creative and unique, overall the dishes were lacking flavor. A slight error with a dish was quickly remedied. The ambiance both indoors and outdoors is very cozy and inviting. The staff at the tasting bar were pleasant and knowledgeable about the products. The vineyard needs a few more years to refine the flavor profiles of their red wines.
Hi Jenny, thank you for your review. We cannot make improvements without honest feedback, so we appreciate you addressing these issues as they will help us take the appropriate steps to ensure a better experience for your next visit. Thank you for joining us, we hope to see you again soon!
First time visit and I thoroughly enjoyed brunch! Was checking the place out to bring a group of girlfriends and I know they will love it as much as I did. The food was great and the view is beautiful. The chandeliers over the bars are a funky touch and the extensive assortment of items for sale in the tasting room are every wine lovers dream! Can't wait to enjoy Folino's again and share it with my friends.
Hello, thank you for your kind review! We are so happy to hear that you were able to experience and enjoy everything Folino Estate has to offer. We look forward to seeing you and your friends here soon!
Ate outside overlooking at the vineyard was lovely!
Best seat in the house! We are glad you enjoyed it and hope you are able to join us to enjoy this stunning view again soon!
Excellent wine, great food and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Hello Heidi, thank you for joining us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us...we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Food is always good. Love the monthly
Specials. Emma is great. She adds to the pleasant experience at Folinos
Hello Theresa, thank you for your review. We are glad that you were able to dine with us and enjoy dishes off of our May Features menu. We will pass on your kind words to Emma as reviews like yours make all of her hard work, worth it. Thank you for joining us, we hope to see you again soon!
We are regulars at Folino’s. Their pasta dishes are authentic Italian and their wine list is very good. The menu offers suggested wine pairings which are spot on. On our most recent visit we had an 11:45 am reservation on a Wednesday. I was disappointed that we could not order from the main menu until 1:00. This is partially my fault as I didn’t check their website closely enough. We ordered crepes and a cheese/olive/meat platter which were very good, but not what we were hoping to eat for lunch. Also, an ear-piercing alarm went off (due to a construction problem) which lasted 5-10 minutes. Everyone went outside to escape the noise. Our waitress apologized, but the experience was not pleasant.
We will continue to be Folino’s customers, but hope the management changes their policy on starting lunch prior to 1:00 pm.