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Enjoy with family and friends, sharing delicious selection of in-house made fresh pasta tossed in the most fragrant sauces, wood oven baked pizza made the true Neapolitan way, and tasty dishes showcasing the seasonal offerings of our territory!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Again the scenery to observe while eating was phenomenal. Grey heron made an appearence. Lots of Woodland ducks, Canadian geese. tthe fall colours were spectacular.
Service was great. The food was excellent. Time and money well spent.
Our server said he was really passionate about his job and we could tell. Excellent service. Definitely will return and recommend!
We enjoyed eating outside. Great fresh pasta and yummy duck pizza!
Great view! Delicious food. You definitely need to try the braised beef and the caramelized onion pasta.
Celebrating our 20th anniversary. Food and service was excellent. Due to Covid restrictions everyone dines outside, which was a little chilly as there was a breeze. We were provided with blankets and that helped with providing a more relaxed dining experience. Highly recommend
The view was stellar. A grey heron landed on the river in front of us. There was a pair of Kingfisher's diving looking for food on the river. A pair of Woodland ducks also made an appearence, washing and preening themselves. A local cat wass also hunting. The pesto kale lacked any kind of flavour and I couldn't get my server's (male) attention at all. It was his last night working as he loudly proclaimed to many of the other patrons. The two female servers were FANTASTIC , they could only pick up dished and utensils and deliever food. Which brings me to the tipping. Apprently most of the tips go to the male head server and the femles get about 1/3. I asked So remember to bring cash to tip your female servers. That way they get the tips they deserve.
Amazing food - just incredible. My daughter said her pasta dish was the best thing she’s ever eaten. We all thoroughly enjoyed everything ... and the service was friendly and thoughtful as well.
Michelle was one of the best servers that I have had in my life. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. Lovely view of the Grand River and a nice patio. Pizza was good but we prefer one not quite so thin in the centre. Braised beef pasta was good; I recommend adding some chilies and/or fresh Parmesan to add some flavour. Overall a nice experience, especially because of the service.
Great place, good location and great food. Highly recommend it.
Our food took forever to come.almost 1.5 hours.
Our waiter was nice enough to offer us dessert free of charge but when I received the bill we were charged for one. Pizza is always good wherever you go. Lamb was recommended to me however it was very dry. I think there was a issue with when order was processed. People are nice. However, I would not go there again.
Food was not good for the price charged - service was friendly but lack professionalism.
Absolutely incredible! Food was great, service was amazing. Will definitely go back.
The pasta was ok. I had a penne pasta with spinach. There was not near enough spinach to give it the zip it needed. Even chicken or an added option would have been appreciated. The dish was a bowl with pasta with some grated cheese on top and no real garnish or "colour" to enhance it's presentation. I was disappointed. We were way out on the grass, early evening with no candle, lighting or anything for ambiance. My husband has spicy pasta and was ok with his. Unsure whether we will return. Will book under porch if we do. We live locally and it was our 1st time there.
Excellent food, service was a bit slow but I think that was due to a kitchen miscommunication....not typically a problem. We will definitely be back!
The best food and an amazing server... what more could a customer ask for?! Our server did a wonderful job of making us feel welcome and made great conversation. The food was to die for... especially their pizza which comes highly regarded. We would definitely make the 1.5 hr trip to dine there again!
They seated us outside as we requested. However there were lots of empty tables down closer to the river. We asked to be moved and were told all tables were accounted for with reservations. No one showed up at any of the empty tables we requested to be seated at that were “accounted for with reservations”.
Tried ordering wine 3x to be told on all occasions each wine choice wasn’t in stock due to a busy time they had on the weekend. Why they would print off menu with all wine selections? They had 2 bottles to choose from in the end - the Most expensive. They did give to us the more expensive bottle for the price of our original choice. They blamed the party and that their wine supplier doesn’t show up until Thursday (next day). You book reservations. You have wine on menu...either delete selections or my god make a run to the LCBO that is five minute walk from restaurant.
Finally what we went there for the pizza. So so disappointing. We ordered the most basic pizza. Margherita. The sauce was caked on and tasted like it had just been poured out of the can. No seasoning. You could count the bocconcini cheese pieces.
Our waiter was great. On the 3rd attempt to order wine the manager came out. We aren’t sure the waiter knew about the lack of stock. He was notably embarrassed and did his best under the circumstances.
The pizza was amazing, the place was lovely! Will be back again
Great service and food. The tables on the grass are not the best but understandable with COVID distancing. The chocolate dessert was average. Our server was very efficient and friendly!
Great spot by the River with innovative cuisine for the some adventure and spice. Great service. Great Birthday bash spot.
We had the tomato and burrata salad to start and then split the confit garlic pizza with some wine and ended the the evening with an espresso martini. Everything was delicious, price was reasonable, and the staff were very friendly. The patio has beautiful views onto the river.
My wife and I (are locals) and decided to make a reservation for my wedding anniversary dinner. La Fontana staff seated us outside next to a party tent which was set up to host an event for a religious media group. Out of the 15-20 people in this group beside us, not one person in their party wore masks (except staff), many of whom walked around us while we tried to eat our dinner and enjoy ourselves. Throughout our entire dinner, we had to listen to their speeches and grace prayer over a microphone. Not a very nice environment - especially when dropping a couple hundred bucks for night out. We were hoping for a nice dinner at rivers edge in Elora - and were ultimately left disappointed.
Side note - Out of courtesy and respect to wait-staff, my wife and I wear our masks until we order. The server who took our drink order told us that the "UV light outside would kill the virus" and not to worry about wearing our masks... Sorry - but that's not scientifically accurate in the least.
The food was the only positive part of our experience - we both liked our meals - but alas didn't stay for another drink or desert because of all the distractions. We quickly paid our bill and left. Overall, we felt like an after thought, were disappointed in the seating arrangements and how we were talked down to as guests. May be a while before we decide to try La Fontana again.
Lovely spot on the river with a simple but flavourful menu.
Incredible. I had initially booked my reservation at another restaurant, I came by before the reservation and saw La Fontana. I immediately fell in love with the building and the look of the ambience in the back with the tents. So I made my reservation on open table and there was a spot available for us! I was thrilled. From someone who’s from Toronto and now lives in Guelph I was really looking for a nice dining experience. Our server was incredible. Not only knowledgeable but friendly. He recommended what wine I should have and also recommended food items on the menu and what to pair with. We ordered everything that he suggested and it was awesome. From start to finish this was an excellent dining experience. My friend and I shared a pizza, and the Burrata and my daughter had a kids pasta. It was excellent. Everything is home made. We were outside and right by the river, it was lovely. We will be coming back!
Everything was good other than the hour wait for our pizza. I think they thought we would buy drinks all night but we just wanted to eat and go. Other than that, great food and staff was friendly.
Pizza was average, was hoping for outstanding. Selection of beer on tap was limited. Outdoor setting on a warm summer evening was splendid.
Excellent per usual. They provide space for proper social distancing during these new times.
Excellent meal - great presentations and flavors that sang
Very slow tonight. At our table for an hour and still only had two glasses of water. Waitress kept just disappearing. Wore a mask that did not cover her nose at all. Centre of my pizza was undercooked and mushy. Probably won't go back.
Thank you for your visit Anne. For the information of all our guests, wearing a mask outdoor is not mandatory, for patrons nor staff; however is recommended for personal safety. Our staff wears masks for their own protection, during the whole length of service, which can happen to slip off and lower down under the nose. Please be aware that this guest's comment is purely of personal experience; we are proud to offer a safe environment.
Beautiful dining experience overlooking the River. Large patio area makes for large groups so, not the most serene for just the two of us. Food was great, went on servers recommendations and did not disappoint.
Really great place. Great staff. Great food !! We’ll be back many times for sure. Thanks 😊
Lovely ambiance, the pizzas were great and the server was patient and had really good suggestions. We will be back.
Nice restaurant right by the water. The pizza was great.
lovely! attentive staff, nice food and a beautiful location - we had a wonderful birthday celebration at lunch time that set off out day in a wonderful way.
Incredible! My husband raves about this place to everyone he knows now. Great options, great suggestions, and great knowledge of their craft. Definitely coming back!
Excellent meal in a very nice setting on the river in Elora. Great service, very nice wine selection, and very nice food. Would definitely go back if we're in the area !
Our server did not wear mask or face shield which indicates restaurant is not taking COVID 19 precautions seriously.
Too bad as otherwise very nice place to eat, therefore do not recommend.
Thank you for your visit; however, please be aware of inappropriate comments in regards of our COVID19 procedures. For the information of all our guests, wearing a mask outdoor is not mandatory, for patrons nor staff. Our staff wears masks for their own protection; our server who didn't wear a mask has respiratory issues and therefore not able to keep the mask on that day. Please be aware that this guest's comment is purely of personal experience; we are proud to offer a safe environment.
It is our new favourite place! Great service, great food, and a great place for a date.
Peter was an incredible server and our meal was lovely. Peter was very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. We will definitely be back!
It was lovely to sit by the river and have lunch on the covered patio.
Would recommend the wood pizzas. Delicious.
Had meant to try La Fontana for almost a year. It was worth the wait! Really enjoyable meal and evening! Double thumbs up.
La Fontana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (226) 384-2300.
La Fontana is rated 4.4 stars by 133 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.