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“Very disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Le Fontane - CLOSED

Le Fontane
calle Rivera del Carmen 9, città:puerto de mogan Puerto de Mogan, Mogan, Gran Canaria, Spain
Città: Puerto de mogan
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed in Puerto de Mogan for over two weeks but I have to say that our dinner at Le Fontane was the worst meal we had during our holiday.

This little restaurant just above the street leading out of the town attracted our attention as it looked inviting from the outside and after reading the mainly excellent reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to give it a try and were full of expectations. There were a few tables outside but as it was a little chilly we asked for a table inside the restaurant. Perhaps we should have been warned by the fact that no other diners were present but we hoped that some would soon appear to keep us company, but apart from some people who came much later to sit outside on the terrace, we were all alone. Not a good omen! The décor was somewhat tatty and the waiter less than welcoming. The menus he gave us looked as if they had been around for years. They were all dog-eared and had a blurry coloured photo of Puerto de Mogan on the cover! Not a good start. The waiter brought some very un-appertising free 'nibbles' whilst we made our choices. We ordered a plate of mixed seafood to share as a starter but it was very unimaginative and the mussels were tough. For mains my partner ordered the escalope which he said wasn't very nice and I ordered the ravioli in walnut sauce which was actually quite good, but nothing special. We had half a bottle of the red house wine which was fairly ordinary. The best part of the meal was the complimentary glasses of limoncello that the waiter brought us with our bill. He said he'd made it himself and cheered up a bit. It was the best part of an otherwise pretty miserable evening. There are a lot of much nicer places to eat in the town in our opinion.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Italian food and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Genuine and delicius Italian cuicine. Pastas, meat and fish are all very tasty. The wine is without doubt the best in town. We have been comming back here for years and never been disappointed. The staff is very friendly. Highly recommended!

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“Superb food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We've visited La Fontane every year the last five years, and it never disappoints. The service is excellent with personal and attentive staff. Before the food we always get a platter with some nice appetizers, and with the bill a great, homemade liqueur. My wife had a beef that was exceptionally tender and I had a delicious fish course.

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“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Good, friendly staff and excellent food. Very nice decor and atmosphere. The best Restaurant in the world!

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Gloucester UK
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“Nicely Done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Le Fontane is housed in an older property that gives it a different feels to other places we ate at in Puerto Mogan this year. The rooms inside are modest in size so some rooms would have just 3 tables, giving it a different feel which may not suit some but may suit others.

The food is good - what made it for us was the welcome and the service - for example a small plate of canapes and a glass of excellent lemon liquer which the host makes himself. Service was responsive , helpful and intended to add to the experience - without straying into being over attentive.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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