Seattle >Food & Dining > La Fontana Sicilana
120 Blanchard St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812147.612747 -122.345028
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Belltown
Service: 10 Everyone was very attentive and Nice.
Atmosphere:10 Relaxing & Cozy beautiful place, not loud.
Price: 10 Reasonable for a quality place.
Food: 9.5 : Little too rich on cream. I don't know if this is how Sicilian food is supposed to be, All of the food was excellent especially the Smoked Salmon with Lemon Black Pasta.
A hidden gem in Bell Town! Fantastic Italian food and attentive service in this charming restaurant. Looking forward to returning and dining alfresco under the twinkling lights in the courtyard. A great find.
Looking for a good Italian restaurant? – This place is a real jewel. It is a top end Italian restaurant (we are not talking Pagliacci's). The service was excellant, the wine selection was good, the prices were reasonable and the food was a delight. You should definitely check this place out.
Family Favorite – Our family has been coming to La Fontana since the day it opened. We have shared so many wonderful meals celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, etc. Marcos & his team have always delivered an intimate, unique dining experience. The food is absolutely exceptional. We cherish this restaurant!
Delicious Food, Sketchy Parking – La Fontana is a great place for a date and for a group of people to eat dinner. My boyfriend and I went around 6pm on a Thursday, right after work, and the place was desserted. The staff doted on us but also gave us time to be alone together. They were able to make our food quickly because we were the only guest; I think it was just as they were opening for the evening. My boyfriend loves the chicken marsala and I get the cheese ravioli. Due to the downtown location, parking is a challenge. We usually park in the pay lot by Taco Del Mar. This is an area where the homeless people rule the block. There always seems to be one who tries to get you to give up your paid parking slip when you are leaving so that they can sell it to someone else for cheaper (this is illegal in the city of Seattle). They are not afraid to come up to your car and knock on the windows, or stand in front of your car when you are trying to leave; they have even gone as far as to chase our car before when we wouldn't give up our slip. For this reason, I probably wouldn't bring my parents, grandparents or friends visiting from out of town here. My boyfriend and I have gotten used to it, but it definitely doesn't add to the dining experience.
Delicious, nice people – I happened upon La Fontana about a week ago and stopped in to see the menu, I decided to return with a friend over the weekend.
I must say I loved the food, and my friend did as well, we both regret not getting the specials, but the ravioli funghi and the tortellini cefalu were both fantastic. The caesar salad was great and was far better than the average salad I end up getting around town.
The service was great, I felt earnestly taken care of. And the dessert tray was also pretty awesome.
We split the tiramisu, which was very rich, and tasted great.
I would recommend it, I plan on going back some time soon, I feel like I need to try a lot more of the menu.
Perfect date night – You would never know there is a restaurant in this spot. You walk in through a garden courtyard and take a side door into the restaurant. I was told they have seating outdoors during the summer (I can't wait till then so I can dine al fresco). My experiance was wonderful from the get go, the picturesque setiing wetted my appetite. The service was impecable yet still friendly the feeling was comfortable like being amongst friends. Oh my! The food! It was the best since I was back in New York. The bruschetta tasted so fresh as if the tomatoes were vine ripened, the wine was a great value and delicious. I had the risotto special with chestnuts and sausage so elegant my date had the veal marsala the best I have eaten ever. We finished with tiramisu which was light and full of flavor I would dare say it was heavenly. I am so glad my neighboors recomended this place the evening was perfection. I plan on visiting often.
Not Sicilian! Simply Awful!!! – As another reviewer we decided to try this restaurant and confirm it tasted like frozen entree. This is not sicilian food. I mentioned some sicilian dishes I make. Leonardo didn't have a clue what I was talking about. I had the cannelloni. The red sauce tasted like a can of tomato paste. There was no taste to the filling. My husband had the special, penne pasta with italian sausage. The sausage and red sauce (lighter consistency then mine) were both simply awful. Leonardo would ask if everything was all right.. He jetted off before you could answer.
Are you kidding me? – After hearing all of the raves about this restaurant my wife and i decided to try it and I regretfully say, that it was some of the worst Italian food i've had in a long time. This food was like eating something from the freezer section of the grocery store. It was very bland and the attempt and a fine dining experience was failed miserably. I much rather would have spent my money on the spaghetti factory because i know what to expect (tasteless food matter). This restaurant definitely makes my "i tried it, and will never go back" list.
Nothing Fancy In A Great Setting – Nestled in a tiny courtyard in Belltown is this Sicilian styled trattoria with two very small rooms. The menu features traditional Sicilian dishes such as chicken marsala, meat filled pastas and a few risotto offerings. The food is nothing fancy nor is it anything special when compared to newer places like Volterra or Tavolata but that doesn't mean it is bad. Dishes are simply prepared with fresh ingredients and service is swift and courteous. The atmosphere is quite quaint and romantic and would be a great place for a date. The wine list features many different Italian wines that are moderately priced. Wines by the glass are available and the house Sicilian red is especially good.
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