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La Piccola Fontana

6063 Isla Verda Avenue | in Wyndham El San Juan Hotel, Carolina, Puerto Rico
787-791-0966
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Ranked #9 of 99 restaurants in Carolina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Maryland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife had stayed at the El Juan Hotel 40 years ago with her best friend. She wanted to return to the hotel on our trip to relive past memories. That meant a reservation at the Piccola last night. Trying to interpret the Italian as best I could, I was unable to find good ol' spaghetti and meatballs. But I... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We ate here during our stay at El San Juan resort. The service was top notch from the moment we walked in. I order the veal chop on the recommendation of our waiter. It was the best I ever had. My wife had the lobster ravioli and it was decent. I am not a big pasta eater so decent is... More

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The food was very good but definitely not worth the price paid. The portions were adequate but again the price. Service was excellent but again the place just had a snooty vibe.

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Atlanta, GA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The snapper special was excellent. Large portion and very filling. I don't know everything they cooked with the fish, but it was very tasty. The snapper was so good, I thought their take on tiramisu would be special as well. It wasn't. Way to creamy, and frankly didn't even taste like tiramisu. Great selection of wines by the glass, and... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The Piccolo Fontana is situated in the lobby of the El San Juan Hotel. It isn't too big so make reservations. The food is Italian. Everything is great. My husband loves their soups and the raviollis. I like the caesar salad and any pasta they have. We suggested the restaurant to a couple we met at the pool and the... More

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Algonquin, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

In the midst of enjoying all the local cuisine Puerto Rico has to offer, we decided to have a traditional Italian dinner to celebrate our engagement. We certainly chose a great one. Katie enjoyed a lobster ravioli...the cream sauce was not overbearing and the filling included whole lobster, which is a must in my mind. They put a twist on... More

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I had several excellent Dinners there during my recent Thanksgiving Stay at the El San Juan, the Food and the Service made for a very nice dinning experience, I casually mentioned to the waiter that it was my birthday and for dessert he discreetly brought me a freshly baked Chocolate Cupcake with Whipped Cream and a Candle, it was nicely... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The restaurant is located in the El San Juan Hotel. They have a very well trained staff to see to all of your needs. The food is great. I had a Caesar salad that could feed at least two people. My husband had the broccoli soup which he declared a hit. I had pasta with olives, eggplant and tomatoes. It... More

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West Hartford, CT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I have been dining at La Piccola for years. It is located in the lobby of the El San Juan Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the finest Italian restaurant I have ever been in...bar none. Beautiful restaurant, impeccable service and wonderful food. Overall an exquisite experience. It is expensive, but worth it. I can't... More

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McLean, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Always hesitant to try hotel restaurants as generally they are overpriced with mediocre food. La Piccola Fontana was definitely an exception. Literally steps from our elevator door while staying at the Old San Juan Resort & Casino, this place was excellent in every regard. They have a special $35/pp fixed menu with several excellent choices. We were informed, however, that... More

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