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Thu, 4/26
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8:30 PM
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La Fontana

4.2
154 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon-Fri: 6:00-10:30 am | Sat-Sun: 7:00-11:00 am
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30 am-3:00 pm | Sat-Sun: 11:30 am-2:00 pm
Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 4:00-9:00 pm | Fri-Sun: Dinner served in Lounge, no reservations required 4:00-9:00 pm
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Phone number
(408) 562-6731
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
We are happy to accommodate groups of up to 100 ppl in our dinning room. We can also accommodate up to 180 people in our banquet space. We can offer you a custom menu or you are welcome to order off our regular menu (based on size of group). If your needs are more than that please talk to us about buying out the restaurant.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tasman Drive
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Parking details
The Hilton Santa Clara Hotel and La Fontana offer complimentary parking to all their guests.
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Public transit
VTA light Rail stop (GREAT AMERICA) is located across the street
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Special events & promotions
Stop by our Special Event Tailgates! Kicking off 3 hours before all events at Levi's Stadium, open to the public, NO cover charge. Food, drinks, music and more!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Whether business or pleasure, our full service Sales & Catering team provides a 'can-do' attitude! With years of experience, our goal is to attend to your needs and make your event a success. Don't forget- we can also design a custom "Tailgate Party" for your group attending a Levi's Stadium even

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What 154 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The blackened salmon mango salad was awesome

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

La Fontana at the Hilton was perfect for us, as it was close to the San Jose airport where we were dropping our daughter for her flight to Seattle. We had good food, promptly served in pleasant surroundings.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Nice place to meet for a business meeting. Quick service, as needed.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was good but food was so horrible. Fish was no where near fresh and the steak was so bland and dry. We didn’t realize this place was in the hotel and as expected was just as bad as room service.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Solid food, genuine service, unpretentious, quiet. Will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Food: squash soup was excellent; baked napoleon with chicken had undercooked vegetables and overcooked chicken. Service: We said that we did not want drinks, but we were asked at least three times whether we wanted drinks. The pace of the meal felt rushed. However, we were looking for a relatively quiet restaurant in which to converse, and the restaurant was very good in this respect. My fellow diner enjoyed the California hamburger. I suspect that this is a restaurant where it is best to order simpler food.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Team celebration

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Good food and great service, one of the best in the valley.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

La Fontana was a nice place with decently priced menu. We only ordered desserts, though.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Food and service were good. Quieter than many restaurants in the area so good for business conversation. The room feels a little like a hotel breakfast room rather than a fine restaurant. Wouldn’t recommend it for a romantic evening.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Lovely setting, easy access from 237 or 101. The salads and soups are wonderful. Very creative menu. The wait staff was attentive and very fun in sharing the special menu of the day

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3.0Dined on October 13, 2017

I thought the food was above average but not great. The presentation was beautiful. The service was also good, not great. It was a beautiful dining room in a beautiful hotel but I felt for the price the food and service should have been a few levels up.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

We were seated right away near a lovely window. Wait staff was pleasant and attentive. We really liked how he shared a real plate sample of the specials for the day. The butternut squash soup and fish was amazing

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

I love La Fontana and come here often for business lunches. Evita is a wonderful server and she offers great insights into the menu options. All of the staff are friendly and the food is amazing.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

The steak was good but not excellent. Their definition of medium well cook of steak probably different to other steak house. My plate was little over cooking, some restaurant when you order medium well cooked steak then you still see a little bit rose color of a beef. However the meat is tender and juicy.

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Service was great! We thought the food a little overwhelming, the sandwiches were two large due to the very thick bread slices. The entrees could be smaller, actually. The presentation was very nice, and the setting, also. Friendly, quick service by everyone!

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Great service as usual

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2017

This is a nice restaurant good for business meetings over the meals. The foods are healthy and tasty as well. I would recommend it for business meals .

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2017

good food, a bit pricey.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2017

This restaurant is a good place for business meals with relatively quiet environment. The foods pretty good as well . The place also has ample parking spaces. I would like to recommend this place to my friends and coworkers for business meetings.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Thank you, La Fontana, for helping us celebrate family members July birthday month. The table was set beautifully upon arrival, service was 5 stars, and food was good. The waiters song happy birthday and brought out two cakes for the July birthday ladies without request... I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasions. You all did a great job! Much appreciation, until next time!

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2017

This is a quiet and clean place with good foods, easy to get to and easy to park. We enjoyed the meal here.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2017

This was a quiet setting to enjoy a business dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Enjoyed my visit. Everything was delicious. The fruit was super fresh and desserts were to die for! We went for Mothers Day and of course it was crowded but the ladies checking you in were extremely slow. Many elderly people had to find seats because waiting in line for that length of time became a hardship. They should have been better prepared. I won't go there on a holiday.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We were here for Mother's Day brunch, since my husband is slack, this was our only option in the bay area with a Sunday brunch less than hour drive. It was a fraction of the price of other places and I can see why. The lids were kept open the whole time, making the food cold. We came in and had to wait in a line up that just wasn't moving for at least 30 minutes. We talked to the hostess in the back and the manager was over to excuse us from the line and sat us-thank you for that! But the hostess did tell us first off, that we were to go back to the line and wait because it must be because there are 10-20 person tables waiting to be sat and that's why there were so many people in line. Not sure what she was talking about, these people were not together, nice excuse though. As I was walking to my table, where my 2 young children were already sitting, a young man tried to move my kids and rudely ask if I had a reservation as I was sitting down. Maybe I'm picky- but this was nuts. Didn't make me feel welcome at all. Asking if I already had a reservation was really bad! It was reservation only since it was mother's day. They had too many reservations and had fold up tables by the bar to compensate. That's where we were sat. We are not into sports and a crowd was standing by the bar cheering on the teams- dads leaving moms alone to go watch their sports. The moms looked bored :( Thank goodness my kids and husband were cheering the situation up, but I could feel my husband getting upset at first and he doesn't usually get upset over these things, this was bad...real bad.

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The food was gross and cold. Took forever to get sat even though we had reso.
Overall, do not recommend if you appreciate good food and atmosphere. Service was the only thing that saved it.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2017

Great place for a celebration or business lunch. Wait staff could be a little faster but overall was a good experience.

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1.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Our experience at Easter Brunch was unbelievably BAD. We had gone there before and had enjoyed ourselves. This time was unreal. Brunch reservations for seatings were until 2pm. We got there around 1pm. We asked to be seated before the rest of our party arrived. The table we were shown was next to the kitchen where the carts and waiters were crossing through. We finally were shown an acceptable table. When we went out to the buffet, most of the pastries, toast etc were gone. The seafood consisted of empty king crab shells and very few shrimp. The hot dishes were lukewarm. We did get a carafe of coffee and a glass of mimosa. After that the wait staff proceeded to start cleaning up. There was no time for the carving station or the omelets. My husband managed to stop someone to get a bagel for us (just one), and then had to find someone to get it toasted. All of this for $300.00. We had to pay before we were seated and a tip was included. There was no food and no service. I left a message for Rashid (purportedly the restaurant manager) and have not heard from him or anyone else.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2017

The food is in the front lobby. They added on a tip but didn't tell us You had to pay before getting seated. We were there early but it seemed that they were already out of items. The signs by each food item didn't match what was in the pan. The carving station was really stingy in their cuts. The food wasn't that good. And certainly not worth the value that we paid. We won't go back.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2017

The food quality was poor. I had the French onion soup. It was a bit sour, possibly spoiled. My Cobb salad was tasteless. The chicken was dried and overcooked. The service and ambience were good, but if the food is poor, the entire experience is ruined.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2017

Great place for business lunches. Quiet enough for conversation without others listening in. Food was very good and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

I like this place, cozy, friendly and good food! We have preset Manuel, every choice is good, we are relax and enjoy chatting in this place.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's dinner was the occasion & we ate here many years ago, which I remember everything being very good, but this time the dinners were not up to par.
Her meal: The Lobster Bisque appetizer & Poached Pear dessert were excellent, but the duck in the Pan Seared Duck Breast dinner was overcooked & “Port wine-sundried cherries” were too much/overpowered everything else, plus the “patty pan” mini yellow squash seemed undercooked.
His meal: The Sonoma Greens Salad appetizer & Chocolate Mousse dessert were excellent, as was the salmon itself in the Short Smoked Salmon dinner, but the chard was bland/wilting (overcooked?) & the “patty pan” mini yellow squash seemed undercooked.
On a high note, the service was outstanding & the desserts were very delicious!

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2017

We were very pleased with the ambiance and the service, which was prompt and courteous. Everyone in the group expressed great satisfaction with the food, actually praised the taste, preparation and the quantity of the food. The noise level was acceptable and we had very little difficulty talking the length of the table with nine guests. The restaurant was full but the tables were not crowded and the restaurant was light and cheerful.

I will definitely eat at this restaurant often and will recommend it to others.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2017

Thank you to the professional La Fontana staff for another great business lunch.

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2.0Dined on January 21, 2017

made reservation online for 730 because that was what was available When I got here the place was empty! So right away I'm wondering why I could not get in earlier? So the waiter says they are closed on the weekend??? Weird but they served us. Last I wanted the pork chops which where on the online menu but not on the real menu

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2016

Many thanks for the nice round table and the nice lunches prepared for our Christmas luncheon.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2016

I have been coming here for years. I love the changes made a few years back. The food is great and the friendly service is good. They have two places u can eat in one more intimate and the other for the more social. Either area is great. You can watch the game while having a great meal.

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2016

The food was not well cooked and had to be cooked again!

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4.0Dined on November 28, 2016

good location, reasonably priced and reasonably quiet for a good business lunch.

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