La Fontana

4.5
199 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary European
LaFONTANA welcomes you with a truly enjoyable atmosphere and the comfort of great food.
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 199 people are saying
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Arti
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Very personable staff, especially James!

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AdeleE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation right before the restaurants closed for the third time. Great protocol in place with decorative dividers between tables that kept diners separate but allowed for fine dining ambience. The food was exceptional, wild boar belly and prosciutto wood fired oven pizza. We shared all the deserts too! Along with a perfect meal we had perfect service from James. He entertained us and looked after our every request. An excellent evening all round. I’d highly recommend La Fontana and look forward to our next visit whenever possible.

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Randelle
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! Was really sad to hear they took the big mac pizza off. I hope they bring it back!

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KellyD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed out time there for my 65th birthday. Thanks for the complimentary dessert. Yummy!
Would come back again.

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Randelle
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love. The menu is limited but the food is incredible! First time there and will definitely be going back.

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a fantastic dinner with my family. Service was great, food was great, overall a wonderful restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was good but they didn’t accommodate any of our requests and didn’t make us feel welcome. We wouldn’t go back.

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Billy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place for a date, group or even family. James was super friendly and welcoming! I would definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girl friend and I came here and it was so cute! Right on the water and the green flower wall is such a cute accent wall! The Italian pizza is to die for. Also we had a hostess who said it was her first day and she was soooo cute! Loved it and would highly recommend :)

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vipSjkim
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden Gem in Elora , Best Pizza n Friendly Staffs.

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous pizza and the service was exceptional. Looking forward to our next visit!

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BrettS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great establishment. Nice decor and atmosphere. Service was amazing; friendly, attentive and knowledgable. Food was outstanding!!

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CanSerdar
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having our dinner in a historic restaurant with an amazing ambient was a great experience. Servers were cheerful and friendly. Also, I loved the duck&brussels pizza. Thanks to all the personnel of LaFonata.

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Mark
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Lovely wood-fired artisan pizza. Very authentic crust. Toppings - was expecting a bit more creativity. Wine was over-priced. Service was friendly. The tent venue concept was nice way to maintain distancing; however we despite the heaters, we were cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at La Fontana - excellent service, delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Everything was overall good except the waiter was extremely pretentious. His service was the only thing that brought the enjoyment level down. It was the most over the top performance I’ve ever witnessed. I think he thought he was doing a good job but he was just making us uncomfortable. He actually told me not to tell him about the bills until later....we had to follow his ‘process’. Very weird!

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SarahE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. Delicious pizza, excellent service and a beautiful view.

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Sierra
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, great food, super clean, and following COVID protocols!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was amazing. The food was incredible. You couldn’t even tell there was a pandemic. They made us feel great.

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JacquiT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go back I'm struck by how exceptionally GOOD the food is, how personable the staff are and what a stunning location it is. How are we so lucky to have this quality of restaurant tucked away in Elora?!
This is place is really a gem, and if you like a phenomenal dining experience with a welcoming atmosphere and truly flavour filled meals, this is the spot for you!

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ShreejeshP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food!
The carrot cake is one of the best I have had.
I only their vegetarian option pasta were a bit better. Nevertheless, it’s a place I will surely be visiting again.

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vipYummy
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The service was amazing. We ordered pizza and pasta and the pizza was to die for but the pasta was inconsistent in texture. But the flavours were amazing!!

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious every time! Best service as well! Will continue to be one of my regular choices for dining out

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BruceA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Excellent food, quantity, service. The negative, cold temperature in the dining room, had to keep on a winter coat to keep warm

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HeatherG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Dining area was cramped. Server was terribly rude and abrupt. When asked if they could make a Caesar, we were told NO. They had no time to make cocktails. Really??? Server, I think, sensed we were unimpressed and did not visit our table again until it was time to present the bill.

Dining area was cramped and crowded and we were seated at plastic tables with plastic chairs. This was the indoor dining. Washroom had not been recently tidied up.

Food did not make up for the poor service and what seemed to be a makeshift dining area.

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denisek
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!!! Recommend everything!

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Lyanne
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially had our reservation cancelled 1 hour before our booking due to error in their online booking system. I was really disappointed since we already drove 1 hour to Elora. However, I said to just call us back if a spot opens up although I wasn't very optimistic about it.
But I was so happy when they called me back just at the right time for a spot! The place was lovely and their manager (I think) gave us desserts on the house for the miscommunication!
The food was great and we especially enjoyed the sausage & pepper pasta! Would definitely go back again and will be recommending this to anyone planning a trip to Elora.

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MeganR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I have had at a restaurant in a long time!!!! Everything was so good the beet and buratta salad, venison, boar belly and carrot cake were absolutely amazing. Service was fabulous too!

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vipDanielleG
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from out of town but had heard that there was over pizza was the best. We tried it out while staying in elora for our anniversary . We had such a great experience ! Food was unreal and atmosphere was adorable ! Our server went above and beyond to make our night special ! Can’t wait to go back on our next trip !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I didn’t know what to expect booking this restaurant for my family and I first time, but Michelle our waiter made the experience smooth and relaxing. We even ate outside which was kinda skeptical for my parents, but the experience was warm and bright! The food Michelle suggested as well was really what she explained and it tasted amazing! Definitely going back here again when I’m in the town!

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My boyfriend and I ordered the warm olives to start and the waiter failed to tell us that the bowl of olives was straight out of the oven. I grabbed the bowl and got a second degree burn on my thumb that I proceeded to ice the entire meal and the rest of the evening. On top of that, my pasta was very bland and the focaccia was too salty. Overall, we didn’t enjoy our experience at La Fontana.

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vipMatthewB
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was great. The charcuterie board was fantastic although would have benefited by having the meat and cheese at room temp and the focaccia warm. My dish was short ribs w polenta and was solid. My wife’s meal was disappointing - gnocchi was super dry as was the jerk pork. The former not even edible. Cute place and would try it again but if I only had one night, I would try a new spot.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor , and the best pasta I've had in my life. The service was fantastic as well.

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AnisaT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Had us eating in an outdoor tent, no heat for feet and elegant shoes. Had to wear coat to feel comfortable. They don't know how to slice meat, ie prosciutto, for charcuterie board and "fresh pasta" was over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Waitress was attentive and kind, however our main course took almost an hour to come out and unfortunately was not worth the wait.

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KassieJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Physical distancing was respected and the severer offered suggestions for the best eating experience. This was my second time eating there and the food is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding!
We enjoyed the food and venue.
We felt that COVID measures were followed with great care.
It was a pleasure supporting this local business, we look forward to dining there again in the near future.

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HollyL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for my husband. Couldn’t have been any better. Food was fantastic. Service was awesome. We had fun and also loved Elora. Jamie the Manager was a delight as well. Love the menu we will be back !!

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DanC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Serving of the wild boar belly was good, yet portion small with little to go with it for sides. Pizza size was nice. Waiter seemed to forget about us for awhile, someone else eventually jumped in.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Just an ok restaurant, don’t think to visit it again.

FAQs

La Fontana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (226) 384-2300.

La Fontana is rated 4.5 stars by 199 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.