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Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

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1197 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1197 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding ambiance, service & food. We are regulars. Jalima took great care of us on our last visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from all employees. Also their “Perfect margaritas” are PERFECT!!! Scenery is also very beautiful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service

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CARMENM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and beautiful surroundings. No other place I know in Miami can offer this kind of feel. The "Biltmore" our little gem.

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vipAEK2505
Las Vegas
66 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under the Covid lockdown they truly were able to deliver great value and service.

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vipNatalieM
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We aleays go to Fontana and love everything about it!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!

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Pickygolosa
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

La Fontana courtyard is very charming and that is one of the reasons we picket La Fontana to celebrate our anniversary since indoors dining is not a choice now due to the pandemia. In spite of the very hot weather, it was not hot at all, it was bearable for me. They had fans and that helped. We had risotto with seafood and it was good, it had plenty of seafood. It took more that 40 mins. to be served but some types of rice need more tine than others and that may be the reason for the delay.

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Raybritt
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! So beautiful, food is awesome and so romantic. We will go back again.

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vipAdrianaF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service and the food was fantastic!

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JoseV
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent as always.

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vipebird
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was very good, staff were friendly, and a Beautiful setting. We were celebrating our anniversary and had brought a special bottle of wine from the year we got married. The corkage fee and valet parking fee were more than we were expecting.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately due to Covid-19, the usual Brunch at the hotel is not offered which is amazing! But we enjoyed the food and our waitress Hilda was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Horrendous experience. there's really no way to describe just how bad a job they did.The waiter didn't even come to the table to take our order for an hour and it took another hour for our appetizers. Finally, after a very long wait, we canceled our main course order because it was so late we weren't even hungry anymore and wanted to go for a walk. They really couldn't have dropped the ball more. it was more than just an off night. Horrendous service, defensive when we kindly asked them to help us have a better experience and management was nowhere to be found. Never going back

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Sara
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The location is unbelievable, beautiful but the quality of the food is unfortunately poor from my experience.
Such a shame because the location is something incredible.

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KennethW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday celebration/dinner was wonderful.

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MCMercier
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and ambiance! The staff is very attentive too.

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rick25
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday lunch with close friends. Staff was professional and nice, and very accommodating.

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AbigailM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

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vipAmyC
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambience were amazing. It was also set up with so many efforts to remain healthy and safe

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GayleH
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice for our anniversary lunch. We had to choose a restaurant with outdoor dining because indoor dining has been closed again due to the pandemic.
We were outdoors, but fortunately under an overhang because it was pouring rain when we arrived. The occupied tables were very socially distant.
The express lunch was very good. Our dessert even included a candle!
Our order was taken very quickly, but it seemed like a long wait to get our food.
We would definitely do this again for special occasions as long as our dining choices are still limited.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect day! Food was great, service was great. Birds chirping with fountain trickling with rain. It was perfect!

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ArturoR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Too hot outside should have fans. Food was good drink was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was our first time there. It was good but being the hotel so classy we expected it to be way better. They have a good wine selection and the architecture and decoration specially in the courtyard is gorgeous, we seated inside because outside temperature was around 85. The service is good, we asked for a plate that wasn’t on the menu and they had the courtesy to make it for us, however the restaurant’s ambiance and decoration in the inside is kinda wore off and doesn’t reflect the environment of the rest of the hotel or even the courtyard. Food was fine but as stated before could have been much better.

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PattyG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and we've eaten here almost every time we have stayed at the hotel. It's such a lovely place and it really transports you to a little slice of Italy. Always thought this would be a great place to propose to someone. I was staying at the hotel with my daughter who had just graduated from college (which was a total bust this year...thanks Covid) and I had really hyped up this restaurant to her all day. The staff couldn't have been nicer, but when our meals arrived at the table, hers was wrong. She ordered the seafood pasta but regular spaghetti with tomato sauce arrived. At this point I think it's rude to eat in front of someone (even if she is my daughter) so I waited till her second plate to arrive. The food was good but my entree had cooled while waiting for hers. I really thought they would have taken just a bit off the check for the inconvenience or at least comp-ed our (1) one dessert that we took togo. I totally understand that the hotel and restaurant business has changed due to the virus which is why I didn't make a big issue of it and probably wouldn't have even written a review, but it was a just another misstep in our whole stay at the hotel. I will of course go again as we live locally and stay at the hotel 4 or 5 times a year and bring company when we have visitors in town.

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EnriqueC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent atmospherics and great staff. Hotel is amazing

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Tlee
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cuisine and excellent service!

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vipMTAR
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , excellent service .staff wore masks, very good social distancing , strictly complying with Covid 19 guidelines

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RobM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the staff did an outstanding job of adhering to social distancing and cleanliness. The good was perfect and the express lunch menu is a great value.

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vipBuburin
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first date night out since the lockdown began. As usual, the Biltmore does not disappoint. The food was fabulous, the service attentive and a delightful night out. We can see all of the extra steps taken to ensure cleanliness, sanitizing, and social distancing to keep all safe. Highly recommend this beautiful oasis in Coral Gables

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Alejandra
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly romantic atmosphere, great place to have a nice dinner together as a couple.

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MEHMET
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent İtalian food and and an fantastic ambiance.

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vipDelicious
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Wanted to love the food, but alas it was subpar. The fish was overcooked and the pasta was nondescript (not great but not terrible.)

Inside seating at the venue felt awkward and the lighting was not intimate. Fortunately we were able to sit outside which was lovely.

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candace
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely return! Service, food and ambiance wss superb!

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Erica
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner outdoors with great service and amazing cocktails:)

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vipJohnS
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I made an on-line reservation on 5/16 for 5/23 at 8 pm and wrote in the "comments" section that an outdoor table was required. One of my party is elderly and has COPD, so outdoor seating for him is really required under the present circumstances. Then I called on 5/23 at 5 pm to make sure the restaurant had my reservation and that they understood that outside seating was required. Whoever answered the phone assured me that they would have a table outside under the overhang waiting for me. There was a heavy downpour from 7 to 8. which caused me to run a few minutes late. As I walked up to the reservation counter I looked at my watch – exactly 10 minutes late, and I walked up at the same time as another party who also had a 8 pm reservation. I let them go before me. The second-rate receptionists asked that party if they would like a “very nice table outside under the overhang”, without checking who I was and what reservation I had. And the party gladly accepted. Now it’s my turn, and the second-rate receptionists tell me, “sorry we don’t have any available outside tables.” The convention, of course, is to hold reservations for 15 minutes. Not at the Biltmore, which uses receptionists who don’t really care. But it’s even worse! When I reluctantly accepted an indoor table, I rejected the table suggested by the receptionist because it was next to an occupied table, and I explained that we wanted an empty table nest to us. She told us no problem...until she seated the next party at the table next to us. The waiter was great – obviously well trained. Not the receptionists who managed to ruin the evening for us, twice! Fontana? Not to be trusted.

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vipDestin
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fontana at the Biltmore was as fabulous as ever. The opulent old-world beauty and charm always presents a magical and romantic setting for fine dining. Chef Bepe’s creations are innovative and delicious. The service befits the setting and is fantastic. Even in the context of the new challenges, the restaurant surpassed our expectations of attention to every detail of hygiene, safety and all the protocols to ensure a relaxed, romantic and worry-free experience. Fontana is a treasure that always delivers and surpasses our expectations.

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AlexandraKoryttseva
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was our first night out after quarantine.
Beautiful place!
Very good for special occasion!

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vipMiamiT
Miami
129 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the reopening of restaurants in FL, La Fontana was high on our list of excellent restaurants to return to. Safety measure were in place including wide spacing of tables. Both the service and food were outstanding.

MJ
MJlawoffice
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! The best ambiance in the best environment, City Beautiful, Coral Gables.

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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 1197 OpenTable diners.

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