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“great little restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Fontanella

La Fontanella
Statiestraat 26, Antwerp 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
+32 3 231 53 03
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Ranked #206 of 1,025 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Breda, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“great little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a very nice restaurant with a modern but not fancy interior, in the hit-and-miss neighborhood of Antwerp Central Station. This one is a hit: The very classical (standard) Italian menu belies the quality of the five dishes we tried: A salad with scampi, a swordfish main, and black linguine with seafood, two desserts. Each dish was nothing short of excellent. We drank a bottle of reasonable wine (28 Euros) and paid 55 Euro per person. Coming back asap.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Better than in Italy...!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is odd.
You go to Antwerp, Belgium, and find a restaurant that outmatches restaurants in Italy itself by far... Strange...
I've been to Italy many times since 1966, but I have never ever had italian food this good!
La Fontanellas "Flambé scampi" was to die for.
Excellent, fantastic, overwhelming...!
The staff care, the chef care, and the environment is ever so friendly.
You can do a lot of nice things in Antwerp, (like shopping diamonds, visit the Zoo, shop clothes in Wijnegem, and et cetera, but leaving Antwerp without a dinner at La Fontella, then you have not been in Antwerp.
If you like italian food, this is a must.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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139 reviews 139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“"One of the Best".”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Asking for a good Italian restaurant the recommandation of our hotel (Radisson Blu Astrid) was clear: "La Fontanella".
And by far not because of it was situated near our hotel!
Very friendly welcome, good atmosphere, not much empty tables and the "patron cooking".
The seabass-filet and a homemade ravioli were perfect, as the service. Beautiful modern interior and a nice building.
This restaurant deserves a better place on the TA restaurantlist for Antwerp!
Sorry, can't find a website.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best authentic Italian restaurant in Antwerp”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

For my work I almost go out for dinner daily. From all the Italian restaurants I frequently visit in Antwerp, this hidden jewel in the Central Station quarter is the best.

The flavors that Enzo (the Chef) manages to give to his meals are of a superior level.

Here you can meet real authentic Italian rural cooking with a very nice and diligent waiter.

Don't expect expensive ingredients or complicated dishes, but a rich and honest cuisine.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Antwerp, Belgium
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30 restaurant reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“A must if you like Italian Food !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We discovered this restaurant when going to a theatre show in Antwerp. By lack of time, the frist time we only ordered a first course. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and the friendly service. Every since that first time, we regularly go to la Fontanella. The owner of the restaurant is also the 'chef' in the kitchen. They not only have an extensive menu, but the chef comes to your table to recommend the 'today's specials'. The pasta's are home made and we learned in La Fontanella, that pizza and pasta can be a lot more than the dishes usually served in other restaurants. Very worthwhile to try it !!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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