La Fontana

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208 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
An exceptional dining experience is created including a refreshing array of California and Mediterranean Riviera inspired selections. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. After a hard day of work, join us in La Fontana! Relax and unwind with your co-workers or just a group of friends. Once you visit us, you are sure to come back!
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
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Mark
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The lamb and steak were tough. The rest of the food was excellent. Great service and atmosphere.

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vipStradavariVioloncellos
Phoenix
177 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional customer service. We have frequently dined here and expect to return on our next visit to Santa Clara. Excellent spot for civil conversation, business lunches, also for celebrations.

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vipAviM
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good for business lunches in the Great America and Levi stadium area. Standard California food menu and good service

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ReviewsByBabs
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salmon was nicely seasoned and perfectly cooked. The salad ingredients were very fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came for our Valentine’s Day dinner. La Fontana is inside the Hilton Santa Clara lobby. It’s more tailored for business lunch for people from the various tech companies nearby, not for an upscale dinner experience. That’s our expectation and that’s exactly what we found. We had a pris-fixed dinner for $55 each, including appetizer, main course and dessert. We are not impressed with the appetizers, crab cake and salad, but we liked the lamp and duck main courses, as well as the cheesecakes for dessert. The wine selection was OK, priced a little high. Service was OK but the servers seem a little rushed although the dinner crowd wasn’t large....
Overall, we were there for 1 1/2 hour and had a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

No food for 2 hours ... bad food when arrived

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vipgcklo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was Thanksgiving evening. It was not disclosed that it would only offer a few Thanksgivings items. Those items were not great. Had I known it, I would have gone somewhere else.

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TomG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Convenient, comfortable, good lunch menu and tasty food. Good place for business lunch.

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vipRanger
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant located in the Hilton hotel is outstanding. Nearby freeways and Levi Stadium. Food is excellent. Good quality and variety. Service is superb! Evita and other staff efficient, helpful and friendly. I have many business meetings at this location. Highly recommended!

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JIAM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service. Location was pretty convenient as well.

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KarinB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although a bit pricey, the staff goes out of their way to see to your every need. The food is good.

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JulieO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was fantastic and food delicious. I held a business meeting there for a large party and the only complaint I have is that the staff kept rolling large trash bins and other things in the hallway next to our table. The rolling made such a ruckus it was hard to hear the conversation. They should put down mats on the marble floor to dampen the sound.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for a important business meal. The service was amazing. Truly five star. The noise was terrible due to a very loud wedding. We sat on the patio which was better but not pretty. It was still worth it because the food and service made up for it. I would very much go again.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My meal (shrimp capellini) was overcooked. The pasta was stuck together and not enough olive oil to toss. The rest of my group did enjoy their meals. Perhaps just an off dish.

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vipGr8eatz
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Convenient location, decent selection and easy to go into and park.

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vipGaryN
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food here is quite good, but beware: what you read on the menu may not be what ends up on your plate. The restaurant decor is pleasant, but bland. There is no real ambience here. Service is excellent. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly.

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MariB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The waitress brought the wrong order to someone in our group. She acted offended when we told her. Food was average at best.

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GladysR
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All their dishes are tasty and presented well. I highly recommend the Fried Calamari!

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ryanf
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Mother’s Day brunch, good food and nice activities for the kids will be back next year. I guess the only thing missing was breakfast potatoes.

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DeniseK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was good but for the price I think there could have been more offered. I liked the service and the people were very nice. I would recommend it for brunch, it was nice.

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Momof3
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We went to Mother's Day Brunch. Our table was pretty much ignored. We did not get refills on orange juice (we did not want mimosas) or water, and our plates were not cleared when we went back to the buffet for a second helping. We were seated at a table behind a building post so perhaps that was why we were not checked on. The food in the buffet was pretty good, but no eggs benedict were offered. Few choices for desserts compared to other brunches we have experienced. There were cute balloon sculptures near the buffet tables, which made the area festive. For the very expensive price (with tax and tip included it came to about $75 a person), we expected much more in terms of service and variety of food offerings.

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JenJen
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed their Easter brunch and are going back for mother's Day! Staff was outstanding, food was delicious and we loved the atmosphere. Great fun for children, face painting, photo booth, and the Easter Bunny too.

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vipChristy
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff greets you by name if you have been there several times. Parking is so easy right on front of hotel. Quick service for business lunches. Ask for Greek salad with dressing on side.

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AngelL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Over priced
Coffee have to ask for refill
Bread I had to ask
Wine was serverved on like tasting 4z glass
Appetizer on on set menu was like 3z of salad and 2z of fish cake
Soup was great

Over priced 200$ for 2

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rreaction
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wee surprised to see the pre fixe menu... hadn't noticed that in the referral. Yet, the food was deelicious! Wait staff meticulously saw to our every need. Just a shot in the dark to try it and everything came up roses!!! Happy Valentine's Day again sweetheart!.

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Mauiguest
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines dinner. Maggie is awesome! Food was terrific.

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Palxy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Everything seemed pre-cooked. People were nice though.

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DebbieF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Husband and I had a wonderful Valentine's dinner. It was our first time eating her and would highly recommend it. The Manager Roger and waiter Noel took excellent care and made us feel very welcomed. All the staff was pleasant and the food/wine was excellent. Will definitely return.

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Mauiguest
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Maggie was wonderful server! Really enjoyed restaurant.

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AdeleO
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Picked for the convenience of location but the food was nothing special. Service was good.

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vipFoodie4Fun
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service and wait staff. Food is creative and very good.

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vipRichB
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good place for lunch. Never to crowded

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vipdsnyder
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

For cocktails, we had a cucumber refresher and Toki Fashion. The drinks are a little on the sweet side and we were not able to detect any actual spirits (Hendricks and Toki Whisky were expected). Besides that, presentation and flavor were fine.

The sesame seared ahi was too fishy for my wife and a little spicy for me, but the seaweed salad that accompanied it was good. Nice presentation. The Roasted carrot soup was excellent. I ordered the cowboy steak, medium rare. For a 16 oz bone-in ribeye, it was a thin slice...well under 1 inch thick with a light pink center instead of the warm red center I was expecting. A little fatty, but flavor and texture were good.

The dining room environment was nothing special...standard hotel restaurant layout. Noise levels were lower than average, in part because so few other diners were present. Overall, the dining experience was okay, but we've definitely had more enjoyable ~$250 meals elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent for the price and convenience inside Hilton. Had a great team dinner before convention event.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding customer services

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JoeP
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was La Fontana up to the Thanksgiving dinner challenge? Sort of. The prix fixe menu was limited, which is fine, but …. The arugula and shaved brussels sprouts salad was dressed like cole slaw, which was not very appealing and not something the menu hinted at. The turkey and prime rib were fine, but shared the same mashed potato and dressing sides (although one had green beans and the other had brussels sprouts). Desserts were accompanied by a very pleasant vanilla ice cream, one of the higher points. Service was mostly good, but perhaps because of Thanksgiving scheduling, not top notch: a server brought entrées to our table when we were still eating our soup and salad, but it turned out that there were not actually ours, they were meant for another table.

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KateD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Thanksgiving Lunch. The food was fabulous. Three of us had the pork loin and the other meal was Prime Rib. We loved the warm bread. It was served with butter and an olive tapenade. All sides were great. The desserts were individual torts. And the coffee was great (usually something that is not always expected). But what really impressed us was the manager came by a couple of times and the server came by numerous times to see how things were going, or if we needed anything. It was a great Thanksgiving Meal.

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vipBelinda
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, cozy, food is good service is good!

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vipJPnCp
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were somewhat disappointed. The restaurant was not busy, yet service was still slow. The ambiance was not very good, even for a hotel based restaurant. It was also overly bright for an evening dinner. I don't think we will go again.

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0man
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The menu is very limited. Food and service was ok. If not staying at hotel I would not go.

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La Fontana is rated 4 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

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