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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, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Large group menus available
Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel Ratings and Reviews
On-line reservations do not provide option for in / outside dinning, so beware if you've never dinned here. Server and assistant were very nice; however the receptionist was very rude and unprofessional, didn't even make an attempt to find us an inside table citing we should've requested one. Food is not the greatest, average at best; there are plenty of much better and less expensive restaurant in Coral Gables.
This was our second time and it was a total letdown! The waiter was great but he had too many tables to attend to and our service suffered for it. The Miami Spice menu was very good. The calamari, the eggplant, and the steak were fantastic. When making resv make sure you specify an inside or outside table. We didn't know and got stuck outside with the mosquitos and the August heat (not fun at all). We were there 2 years ago and it was a completely different experience, that's why we went back this time. The food was great but the service was a 2.
This was a prix fixe "Miami Spice" menu, and we were surprised at how large the portions were. (Some of the participating restaurants give smaller portions to go with the discounted prices during this two-month event.) Our meals were delicious -- the strip steaks were prepared exactly as we requested -- and we enjoyed the leisurely pace. The ambience was very pleasant, which includes being quiet enough to hold a conversation in a normal tone of voice.
Another great dinner at Fontana. Party of 10 and all very happy. Calamari, cesar salad, grilled octopus, lasagna, pumpkin ravioli, and seabass were all outstanding. Tiramesu and crembrule were amazing too. Bianca, our server, was outstanding!
If you haven't visited the Biltmore in a long time, go for dinner and take a stroll through the hotel. It's as beautiful as ever!
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. My wife's 60th birthday. Invited my parents 95 and 87. They haven't stopped talking about it. In a good way. I was curious if they have changed chefs since last year. I remember a different tomato sauce which I liked better. None the less we will be back in August for another fine dining experience. Regards
Restaurant doubles as Sunday brunch dessert location. Ambiance takes a little hit because of this. Food is creative and well prepared This is not your "Traditional". Italian menu innovative and tastefully presented. Wine selection is generous and will please most.
One of a Kind
We have dined at Fontana dozens of times because its many fabulous unique elements always combine to create a fantastic romantic evening of fine dining. The old world Mediterranean architecture of the Biltmore and the beautiful tranquility of the courtyard fountain create the perfect setting to enjoy the chef's outstanding Italian offerings. The service is superior and equal to expectations for such an exquisite dining venue. Fontana always delivers the exceptional, relaxing dining experience we treasure.
We had dinner at the Fontana on a Wednesday night to celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary. (Our wedding reception was held at the Biltmore) The staff were friendly and pleasant. They went out of their way to make this a positive experience for us. The ambiance is unique, classy and pleasant. This is a great place for a memorable outing.
The Fontana at the Biltmore is a beautiful restaurant. Unfortunately the food was almost inedible the last time I had dinner there. The veal was so tough my friend could not cut it. My chicken cacciatore was over cooked and the sauce tasted canned. The side of potatoes were undercooked and the broccoli was almost raw. The best part of the meal was a cappuccino for which they charged an outrageous $6.00.
Very enjoyable dinner in a classy setting that is quiet so you can actually speak among friends at the table without having to shout over ambient noise. The open courtyard was very nice and romantic, and even allowed some natural breeze to offer relief from the outdoor heat. I would certainly come back for another special occasion. The wine list is ridiculously overpriced, with the least expensive wines priced at $50. However, even though they are the least expensive, at least they are excellent, rather than the awful wines that one often finds at the bottom of the price list. Our party of three had seafood, which was excellent. Specifically, the octopus was outstanding, very much among the best octopus I have eaten anywhere either in the Mediterranean or in Asia. The lobster ravioli were also good, but not as outstanding as the octopus.
Never been to la Fontana before, did not think the price was worth the food and experience, I ordered the special and my wife an item from the regular menu, the food was just ok no authentic Italian, there was a lot of noice and the interior of the restaurant looks too much like and 80's interpretation of Italian bistro, service was great. But would not go back.
Overall good. The appetizer and dessert were delicious, but rather disappointed with our main dishes. Mine was a pumpkin ravioli, but didn't taste like pumpkin and pasta was under cooked. My dates dish was bland and for having steak medallion barely had. Great service! Sweetest hostess
The experience, as always, was superb! The special attention of chef Beppe improved, if possible, the great meal...Also his suggestions were on target to our taste. Whenever we want to have a non-ordinary meal, Fontana is our only choice! We keep coming back for more.
Great place if you want to impress a visiting guest.
We sometimes go to Fontana pre GablesStage. We would not recommend it otherwise because the food is not stellar. We steer clear of anything with red sauce because the sauce is not to our liking. This time we shared a Caesar which was very good. I had a half dish of pasta with clams, a good portion for a small appetite. My husband had ravioli in a thick cheese sauce - he felt the pasta was undercooked. Our waitress was pleasant but need seasoning/training. The wine by the glass is horrendously expensive! You can't beat the amazing romantic courtyard setting!
We had an absolutely wonderful dinner. The food and atmosphere was amazing. Our waitress was phenomenal. We especially liked that you can get a half of an order. My kids cannot eat a full meal and that was a nice option. We would definitely recommend this restaraunt.
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