About La Fontana Siciliana
La Fontana is an urban oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of Belltown. As you step into the courtyard you are drawn in by the bubbling fountain and the aroma of Sicilian cuisine in the air. La Fontana has been a fixture in Belltown for over a decade. Proprietor Mario Fuenzalida’s food philosophy of utilizing the freshest ingredients prepared to order ensures that every meal is a pleasurable and memorable experience. The wine list has been specially crafted as a showcase to the food; it features quality Sicilian and Italian wines that highlight the unique flavors of La Fontana’s menu.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
La Fontana Siciliana Ratings and Reviews
We were so impressed with ourfirst exper ...
We were so impressed with ourfirst experience a year ago during oyr first trip to Seattle, we just had to re-experience the same quality, service, and ambience whoch was delivered a second time.
Had the yummiest spinach soup and spaghe ...
Had the yummiest spinach soup and spaghetti. Good options for vegetarians. Had a nice dessert selection too. More on the expensive side for the portion size.
Great spot to get a full multiple course ...
Great spot to get a full multiple course Italian meal.
We both ordered the nightly special, and ...
We both ordered the nightly special, and it was fantastic!
Perfect place for a romantic dinner!
We had an eggplant appetizer, a salad, lamb and a vegetarian risotto. The food was excellent! The service was great and we loved the ambiance.
I don't live in Seattle but anytime I visit I try to come to La Fontana. The service is excellent but what I really come for is the cheese ravioli in the tomato mascarpone sauce. It's amazing. The desserts are also really good. I totally went off my diet and it was worth every single bite.
Really good ambiance and great place to chat over a great meal
Charming Sicilian bistro
Delicious food from the old country. We will definitely come back.
La Fontana is an all time favorite hidden gem.
I love La Fontana for special occasions, as well as no occasion dining. Always amazing food, authentic rustic Italian vibe, with fantastic staff and service. It's a hidden gem, tucked away, and private.
Very nice ambiance with excellent service. My husband and I shared risotto and halibut entrees and server was very accommodating with our "family style" dinners. Would recommend to anyone who would like to get away from the fray in Seattle.
Our server wasn't friendly and was REALLY slow and didn't care. The risotto was soupy and didn't taste like risotto, the pasta and wine average. Pretty quiet for Italian, (if you like Terrazzo Carmine or Spinasse, for example). Almost a creepy vibe, but maybe it was just our server. Won't go back ever, because the food just isn't very good.
Great Italian Delight
We have eaten at La Fontana many times now and it is one of our favorite restaurants. Food and service is excellent!! I would recommend this to anyone who has a love for authentic Italian food!!
My evening at La Fontana Siciliana was truely awesome. The restaurant was very quiet on the wednesday night i went only two other couples there. My girlfriend and i enjoyed the food and atmosphere immensly. I especially suggest the garlic bread! It was nice and quiet, and very relaxing. I felt very welcomed despite being a minor. All in all a great expirience.
Always take advantage of and enjoy the d ...
Always take advantage of and enjoy the daily specials.
This place was absolutely awful. The ser ...
This place was absolutely awful. The service was poor, the food was bland, and the food + wine were severely overpriced (not expensive, but certainly not worth the cost). I suspect that they stay in business purely based on the location.
A favorite spot!
What an incredibly romantic place with ambiance, tradition, and simple elegance. Food is incredible!
Service was very warm, friendly and attentive. Ambiance was comfortable, romantic and had a authentic nod to Italy. They even had live piano which really set the mood. The food was outstandingly delicious! You could tell they made the fresh handmade pasta in house. They had a great selection of appetizers and salads with fresh produce. They bring the desserts to your table for you to see and choose, which I actually prefered to the dinner menu. For a small fee you can split the salads and entrees, which is what we ended up doing. Fantastic meal and we will be back... Thank You!
Authentic with great service!!
We would eat a this restaurant every night if we could afford to!! We don't have a complaint and have had great food and service every time we have gone!!
The atmosphere is what is so quaint abou ...
The atmosphere is what is so quaint about this place. The service is great, the food was ok, I wanted something a little more unique, but it was good none the less.
Romantic and outstanding food paired wit ...
Romantic and outstanding food paired with excellent services
We had an excellent experience, and plan ...
We had an excellent experience, and plan to return soon with friends!
we loved the food!
the service and food were all outstanding - theme from The Godfather played 3 times, but maybe we sipped our wine for a little too long. A fun night!
Wonderful location just north of Pikes Place but out of the crowds. Service was impeccable. Food was great. Prosciutto wrapped fig appetizer was delicious. Entrees were very good as well. Very nice Sicilian house red wine. Overall very nice experience.
The food was excellent, and came out pre ...
The food was excellent, and came out pretty fast. We only had to wait 2 mins to be seated. Our server seemed very busy with credit cards so I understand his lack of attention. Waited 10 mins to get a wine glass refilled so I went to the kitchen and got it myself. He put that on the house to make up for it I suppose. Overall it was great and would surely go again.
This is my favorite restaurant in seattle.
This is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Love the people here, they are amazing and always make you feel like you are at their home. Food very traditional.
Good but not great
We were a little disappointed. The food was good but fairly basic and we were expecting better considering the price. We just got back from a week in Sicily so maybe our expectations were out of line. My wife's pasta alla Norma was basically spaghetti with some decent red sauce but no visible eggplant or basil leaves. My Vitello al Marsala lacked pizzaz, it was ok and served with about 10 little steamed snap peas and a few pieces of unseasoned roasted potatoes for $29.98. Two appetizers, two glasses of wine, two dishes and two dessert was $140 plus tip. A glass of unremarkable house red wine was $10.
Loved this place
When you find the restaurant you have a beautiful welcome with lights and a fountain. The prices are steep but so worth it. The wine was fantastic and the whole atmosphere was very romantic and a sweet spot to wind down and enjoy time with your loved one. Definitely will be coming back for a romantic dinner again sometime! Oh and their pasta is to die for!!!
All in all, a great night
La Fontana Siciliana has become my "go to" restaurant for meeting friends for dinner in Seattle. I've dined here several times and have yet to be disappointed. The ambiance is cozy, like dining at a friend's house. The wait staff have been wonderfully accommodating and very friendly. As for the food, the only word I can think of is delicious. Doesn't matter if its a regular menu item or a special... Delicious. Highly recommended, and even though I was just there on 1/5, I'm already looking forward to my next visit.
Service was poor!!! Was not told about e ...
Service was poor!!! Was not told about evening specials, house salads. Had to request to be told what the other two tables around us were told.
Went in for New Years Eve dinner and was very pleased with the food. Mario was excellent at tending to our every need. We will definitely make this one of our regular spots.
For new years even, was one of the very few places with a regular menu and we loved it. Their tomato sauce is to die for, and their eggplant 'Melenzana' is fantastic (mouth watering just thinking about it). Their service is very attentive as well, despite a very busy night. Thank you for a great new years eve dinner.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. ...
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Very romantic for a great dinner for two.
Nice romantic restaurant!
This is a fabulous place, the food & service was top notch, we will defiantly go back again.
Great! We loved this place. Celebrated a ...
Great! We loved this place. Celebrated a birthday here-everybody loved it.
Fantastic meal. Took my Italian mother t ...
Fantastic meal. Took my Italian mother to dinner and she fell in love. One of the best wine selections in Seattle!
Excellent food - specials and regular me ...
Excellent food - specials and regular menu items were superb. Perfect spot for a romantic evening or pre-theatre dinner.
A hidden gem!
My husband and I have been searching for a great authentic little Italian restaurant that we could call "our place" and this is it! I took him for his birthday and he loved it. The red sauce is to die for, the ambiance, the music, the wine - we can't wait to return!
Go Back for more Great Italian
My wife and I have eaten here many times over the years. It is our "go to" Italian. The specials are always interesting and very tasty, pasta is fresh, sauces are close to homemade. The sauteed calamari appetizer, one of the best (not fried!!).
Lovely little neighborhood bistro
Walking in feels like you're in Europe. The food is really good, the waitstaff are attentive but not overbearing, and the house pinot grigio is the best I've ever had. Very Italian, very quaint, very lovely.
We went to La Fontana on Friday (Black Friday) it was very quiet, only 2 other groups dining. The waiter said that normally the restaurant is busy. Our food was very good and my friends said they would definitely go back. The value was excellent. We all thought that it would be a super fun place to eat if it was a little busier.
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