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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.
Seattle, WA 98121
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Fontana Siciliana Ratings and Reviews
Great ambiance, we dined in the garden, it was a beautiful evening. Salad with fresh baby mozzarella was excellent. I had the veal marsala (not a lot of places serve veal in Seattle. Thank you Mario!) Pounded thin ans tender, the sauce was prefect. Limoncello flan for dessert and an espresso was the perfect topper. Excellent meal in a beautiful venue.
I took a picture of pretty courtyard seating area as we were walking back to our AirBnB. We then stopped to have a beer at another place and the bartender said La Fontana was a great place to eat. I booked a table for that evening and so glad we did. Great atmosphere, food, and desserts!
Upon arriving we were the only party in the dining room which made me a little nervous (5:30 PM). However my concerns were put to rest with the service that was received. Hostess, order taker and owner visited our table to make sure that everything was perfect. The two different dinner meals that were consumed were very tasty. The peach salad, other than dessert was probably close to the best of all. However, it comes in second compared to the Italian flan. It was lemoncello based with a drizzle of sweetened and thickened Amaretto. Cost is higher than I normally pay, but it was worth the price.
La Fontana Siciliana was recommended by an acquaintance and billed as a "hidden treasure." The description couldn't be more perfect. Well attended yet easy to secure a reservation, it is a genuine but unheralded find. The courtyard seating was absolutely perfect - filled yet quiet from table to table. The service was superb. And the food . . . I'm not certain I've ever heard more oooohs and aaaaahs coming from five diners ever. Highly recommend.
Our server Mario was exceptionally attentive and recommended several things that ended up being fantastic including the grilled eggplant appetizer. Even the entrance to the restaurant is romantic - you come in to a courtyard through a wrought-iron gate then see a fountain surrounded by twinkling lights. The restaurant then had live piano music during the meal and was very nicely lit. The food and wine was delicious and prompt.
La Fontana is a very enjoyable authentic Italian/Sicilian Restaurant. Food is outstanding with a good reasonably priced wine list. My only issue is that other diners don't give this restaurant the respect that it deserves. A number of other tables with young kids, sometimes climbing up on the table just isn't right. If you are going to take your kids to a very good restaurant, make sure they are old enough to appreciate it or get a baby sitter. I highly recommend this restaurant.
It was a beautiful evening in Seattle, which made the outside eating area a treat. The food was reasonably priced and just okay - the tortellini were delicious, but the spaghetti, garlic bread, and arugula salad were a bit worse than mediocre. The service, however, left much to be desired. The staff of two seemed overwhelmed by the amount of people, and our table was served by the store owner who was occasionally brusque, slow to check our table, and had to be actually tracked down so we could pay the bill and escape the rain.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. I love the setting, especially in summer when we can sit outside by the fountain. I love the food--I mean come on, olive oil and balsamic vinegar direct from Sicily, aged for years--how can that not create wonderful salads and dipping sauces? The staff and owner are friendly and helpful. It may be a bit pricey but the servings are good sized and the tastes are wonderful. My sister said the other night when we were there that the Caesar salad dressing was the best she had ever had. I loved my caprese made with oranges instead of tomatoes. One person in our party soaked up every bit of sauce on his plate. We all thought the evening was a great success and the new comers in our party said they would return.
The ambiance is delightful and reminds you of a cozy restaurant in Brooklyn with the old red brick building and apartments/condos upstairs. There was a good variety on the menu. I was disappointed there was no full bar since I don't drink wine. My entree consisted of three scallops with risotto which I thought was pricey at $33.95. Their tiramisu was excellent.
Authentic Italian dining in Seattle's Belltown. We arrived early on a Saturday evening and the place was empty but started filling up quickly around 6:00. The weather was nice so we ate in the courtyard and we're glad we did. Flavors of the lamb tenderloin with goat cheese and figs were subtle and the dish was well prepared. We usually skip dessert but couldn't pass up the sorbet in a whole lemon, a dish we haven't seen since we left Italy. Service, supervised by the owner, was efficient but not rushed. Other diners appeared to be enjoying themselves as well. All in all a pleasant evening. We'll be back.
This authentic neighborhood Italian restaurant is a real gem! The restaurant is located in the courtyard of a beautiful brick building. Dine outside next to the bubbling fountain and it'll fill more like you're in Europe than modern Seattle. I definitely recommend!
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