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About Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel
Enjoy Traditional Italian Cuisine at its best in the Fontana, our resort casual grille featuring outdoor dining in a tropical fountain centered courtyard or indoor seating surrounding and open kitchen with a wide variety of specialties.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(305) 445-8066 ext. 2407
Live Jazz in the Biltmore Bar each night!
Hotel self parking and private lot also available.
Private Party Facilities:
Large parties up to 30 guests for Courtyard Dining.
Private Party Contact:
Raquel Alaniz: (305) 445-8066 ext. 2407
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Large group menus available
Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Went to Fontana for dinner date with my girlfriend. Food was OK, but service was extremely poor. Our server (Jesica) was inattentive and forgot to put in part of my food order. After returning home, I noticed on my bank account that I had been charged for my meal, along with another $200 check that wasn't mine. I called the restaurant and the manager initially told me that I was mistaken and had only been charged for my meal. After telling him the amount of the incorrect charge, he admitted that the server had been mistakenly charged me someone else's meal as well as mine. He said that this had occurred when I was still at the restaurant and that the charged had been voided. However, neither the manager or server bothered to inform me of this error prior to me leaving the restaurant. When I asked the manager about this, he said that this would all be fixed in 2-3 days when the charges were reversed. When I asked the manager to confirm that because of a mistake by the restaurant that I would be out $200 until the bank reversed the charges, he said there was nothing he could do about it. For a place that likes to tout itself as a 5 star establishment locally, the Fontana does not seem to care about customer service or admitting when they make a mistake and fixing the mistake on the spot.
An amazing meal in an extraordinary setting. If the weather permits, sit outside by the fountain. It is unforgettable. The meal was delicious and service was friendly, a little distracted by an enormous birthday party. The manager was outstanding and checked on us multiple times. This was a really special experience. Highly recommend
We had dinner there with friends from out of town. While the restaurant was crowded, the noise level was quite low.
The ambiance was wonderful as always, the food was outstanding . Our friends are
From New Orleans and are world travelers.
They remarked that the restaurant was absolutely spectacular!
Upon arrival for a long weekend at the Biltmore we chose to enjoy an afternoon by the pool, on the golf course and end the day with a relaxed dinner in the hotel at Fontana. The day did not disappoint nor did the dinner. From the basket of freshly baked breads to the palm tree filled outdoor dining, dinner was a delightful experience. The menu and wine list are typically northern Italian and the preparation and presentation of our entrees was lovely. I am sure you can find more unique preparations elsewhere but the total package here, taking into account ambiance and service, may be hard to find elsewhere.
Beautiful place! Great place to eat anytime of the day! Service was great. Food tasted good! Not amazing but good, was like homemade! The plate I got was kinda small but not all plates are so nothing to really worry about. Definitely would recommend for a date or even just to eat with family & friends. Will return soon!
Loved everything about this dining experience - staff was incredibly helpful and friendly, from the first phone call I made to confirm the reservation, to being seated and served at the table; the ambiance was both beautiful and energetic; the food was outstanding. I can't wait to go back.
If you want a flawless and romantic evening, this is the place to come.
On special occasions, we always visit the Biltmore Hotel's La Fontana restaurant in Coral Gables or Truluck's on Brickell.
For our wedding anniversary, I surprised my wife and had a chauffeured limo pick us up in Miami Lakes and drive us to the Biltmore.
Presidents Reagan and Clinton stayed here whenever they visited Miami.
La Fontana is beyond classy. It is located in the 5 star spanish style Biltmore hotel.
The restaurant is located in the hotel's main courtyard, with a large spanish fountain at its center. The courtyard is surrounded by potted palm trees and orchids and illuminated with spanish/moroccan type ceiling lamps.
We sat next to the center courtyard fountain.
The waiter was fast, courteous, knowledgeable and always on the lookout without being obvious.
As soon as they sat us down and gave us the wine and meal menus, the waiter came and left a small basket with various types of bread. The bread had a hint of rosemary and garlic, which was very tasty. We then ordered a bottle of Italian spring water. -Do not order tap water.
For starters, we had an antipasto of shrimp and squid that was delicious.
For the main course we ordered filet Mignon with a contorno of asparagus, accompanied by spanish Rioja wine. The filet was cooked to perfection, medium rare. It melted in my mouth.
We topped it all with tiramisu desert and coffee.
Everything was extraordinary, as usual, except for the asparagus, which was a little hard.
The meal was about $270 dollars, which is middle of the pack in such high end restaurants.
It is worth every penny.
We will come again for Valentie's day.
We sat outside by the fountain hoping to have a wonderful dinner for my husband's birthday. I was very disappointed when people started smoking next to my table. I feel that this should be a smoke free restaurant, people smoking next to us made our experience at the restaurant very awful.
Setting at Fontana is very nice, even though we were sat in the loggia are and not near the fountain. We were told they had no tables available, but 3-4 tables near fountain were never used while we were there. I expected more as an open table vip. Good was good, but definitely not great.
The Patio is always a wonderful place to eat at anytime. Especially a good pick for visitors to Miami. In general food on a recent visit was only passable and for the price, totally unexceptable. Service was friendly, prompt and efficient. We have had good meals here in the past and don't know if this was just an "off-night", but it was embarrassing as we were entertaining guests and showing off the Biltmore Hotel to our visitors.
We will try this restaurant again, but were sadly disappointed in our last visit.
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