Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

4.5
1246 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1246 people are saying
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TrishaN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My birthday celebration at the Biltmore was fabulous snd memorable. Each restaurant offered a nice selection of food-Fontana was delicious and creative with their food! As a hotel the only negative was the quality of the towels-very cheap/ too worn/ and thread bare.

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ScottS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Outstanding meal with great service. Open air patio restaurant was beautiful. Extremely loud music from a wedding reception was overpowering. Every table around us asked about pounding bass noise. Too bad as our waiter and the chef did a great job.

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blue
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service ,ambience , and food quality outstanding

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vipSatch
Miami
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal in a beautiful garden

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My twin sister and I celebrated our 33RD birthday. The whole experience was AMAZING!

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viplogger
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent. Table service good. Hotel staff could be more attentive.

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lilianaS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A beautiful and peaceful place to dine at the Biltmore Hotel.

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vipBillyb
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Grilled Octopus is the best in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Beautiful and elegant place, nice ambiance but food took over 1.5 hours and that was after going to complain about it.

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karl
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining by the fountain in the courtyard is a very nice way to enjoy wonderful food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food and service were terrible. Our waiter took forever and the. The food was terrible. The risotto was inedible, the ravioli was soggy and terrible. Waiter forgot to bring a side dish we’d ordered but never came back to check on us so we didn’t bother fixing. Also BEWARE we split the bill and received two charge slips to sign, however, the ‘suggested tip’ calculation is on the total bill and not the 1/2 amount. All in all summary is that we’ll never return. What a poor service and food experience.

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vipJohnN
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner... nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my parents 52nd wedding anniversary

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Opentable13
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

I enjoyed the fixed Christmas Eve dinner menu, it truly was amazing. We were first served Gazpacho, which I always thought I would dislike, but very pleasantly surprised me with its wonderful journey of flavors. To follow was a delightful antipasto selection including Burrata, prosciutto, salami, artichokes, and red peppers. The Burrata’s perfect creaminess was complimented by the salty cured meats- delightful. The thirds course I selected was a braised short rib accompanied by some vegetables and mash potatoes of sorts. The meat would fall apart a the touch of your fork, and the serving was very satisfying. Last but not least, the desert was a rare treat for the palate, it was a slice of a mouse like chocolate cake that had slices of baked apples in it. Having said that, unfortunately, the service and ambiance were lacking in my opinion. We were seated near the door, so people were constantly walking by our table. The servers seemed a bit stretched, we rarely saw ours and had to constantly be pouring our own wine and such. While the ambiance was nice, I mean it is the Biltmore, I feel like they could have at least had some music playing. It was Christmas Eve after all. So while the food was great, the service and ambiance left a lot to be desired.

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JMacho231
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

another great experience for our 11th marriage anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite cuisine, great service, amazing environment. I love the Biltmore and can not wait to go back again. 💖✨💫

MJ
MarinoJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

La recepcionista puso en Open Table que no llegamos, es muy frustrante. El lugar muy bonito, falta de mantenimiento general, comida no tan buena, los meseros excelente servicio excepto de la recepcionista de entrada al restaurante

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vipnobugswithfood
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The Biltmore is an iconic location but the terrace of the restaurant needs to be painted and the landscape manicured. The service was slow. The waiter never came to fill our wine glasses or refresh the water. The food was good, not great but if the service had been nice we would have considered returning.

JN
vipJohnN
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!! Arnel was great!!

DM
vipDamianM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's a beautiful setting. it was a cold night (60F, for Miami that is cold) and we sat by the fountain, which made it very romantic. all the plants also give a nice sense of privacy.

JM
JMacho231
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner experience in our favorite venue.
We had the pleasure of running into Gene Prescott and family.
Happy Holidays to all the Biltmore staff.

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vipCarmenM
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Fontana has been one of my go to restaurants for many years. Since the pandemics we had not been so this was a truly special night for us. They seemed short staffed when we got there but the service was ok. Our sever was professional and kind though stretched.
We started with the Cesar salad which was as always very good. The tuna tartar was ok but not what I would have expected.. flavors were muted. Sadly our experience seriously soured after that. The main course my partner ordered, spinach crusted swordfish, was awful. Fish was dried out the spinach did not compliment the flavor of the fish and the coconut sauce that went with it was flat and in no way went along with the fish and spinach . This came with a fresh “slaw” that was also fairly lifeless in flavor ... I have was not able to eat my burratini for the pine nuts or the oil used had gone rancid. They were very kind an offered to bring me something else but by then we were fairly put off. They also offered a complimentary dessert. It saddens me to write this up but my hope is they do a taste test and adjust there menu and better prepare to cover tables.

We will return and stick to there tried and true pastas and other dishes. The Biltmore is a gem in our community.. and one bad meal does not deter us from returning.. but I believe Fontana should review the two dishes that went so wrong for us.

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vipIngeP
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

One of the nicest outdoor settings In the Gables, however management needs to improve service!!! Waiters are not trained well. It is dark now during dinner time and there are no lights on the table and the explanation from the manager that it is not allowed during Covit makes no sense! Restaurants Fiola and TUR sure know how to create an attractive romantic table so that one can read a menu , see the food and the faces of your dining partners. They still have paper menus instead a scanning device which is safer! No temperature taken either.
Overall at the Biltmore one always has the feeling they don’t care.

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SherryG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful courtyard and nice to eat outdoors, but the food isn't quite as good as it used to be.

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VitoMartinelli
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

website needs to updated
brunch status is still showing on website and is misleading to the customer .
we only went for the brunch and only lunch was served.
very disappointed

AJ
vipAJ1234
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a fantastic experience. Great service, outstanding food!

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FloridaFoodie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor covered (or uncovered) patio with antique fountain and stone floors. Elegant Florida.

Food was amazing - I had the braised lamb ravioli with truffles and mushrooms. My daughter had the most amazing serving of grilled octopus and my husband had the grilled salmon. Everything cooked to order and wonderfully flavorful.

The staff was professional and attentive from the hostess to the servers.

This is the way dining should always be.

JS
JanS
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael Ann was very patient and attentive. The food was fabulous and definitely finish your evening with an Irish coffee.

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gtlizzie724
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the courtyard to ourselves, the perfect spot to celebrate our 10th anniversary in covid-safe style. Our service was impeccable and food and beverage delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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VaneMiami
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great! We felt a little rushed to order at the beginning, but waitress understood we were not in a hurry celebrating my Birthday 🥂. The hotel is marvelous, the food delightful and the service outstanding 😊. Overall we had an amazing time discovering this Historic Hotel!! Picture perfect!!!!

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AnneC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING all around. Food was incredible (I had the veal shank stuffed ravioli), ambiance was beautiful, and the service was great as always!

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Composer
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe. All staff wore masks, and tables were outside and spaced far apart. Food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with very attentive service ! Micheal-Anne was my server and she was amazing! Loved the food and the ambiance. Would go again!

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Brian
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an overall great evening - the food and service were great and appropriate measures were taken to promote social distancing. We would definitely return.

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Katie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall a nice dinner. A little loud although tables were spaced well over 6 feet apart. Food was fine, nothing exceptional. Service was okay - had to find persons for water several times, wrong meal delivered to table and wine selected not available, chose alternative, however served at wrong temperature.

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DomC
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return visit to Fontana and it was excellent again. Food and service was outstanding and we sat outside next to water fountain. We thinking about our next visit and we can’t wait.

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vipDamianM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The courtyard is an amazing place to have lunch. The water fountain makes it very relaxing. Food and service are great. Highly recommend the express lunch. For $25 you get a three meal course!

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AlexB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We have been to sunday brunch many times. Well, this should not be announced with "sunday brunch", since it is only having lunch in one part of the restaurant, the staff were 2 people. The menu the same for more than a year. Food always good. It was a disappointment.
I would always recommend it and I do, but during this pandemic, no.

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mapleviews
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

amazing food slow service. fair pricing for gables - skip in rain

MK
MarlynK
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service and food were very good, and we will most definitely be back. The only issue we had were the fans that were running and were quite loud. I'm sure that there was a reason for them running. The only other issue was OpenTable as they emailed me to cancel our reservation, and we still don't know why. We spoke with Ernesto with The Biltmore and he took care of it for us right away.

FAQs

Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 445-8066 ext. 2407.

Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 1246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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