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La Fonte

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242 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-5435
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Ojai, California
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We used to frequent this restaurant especially in its former, smaller location. Loved it when it was there but regret to say that now that it's located in the arcade the food experience is hit and miss. We find some of the food to be good sometimes and blah other times. Last visit blah was the case, and it's pricey.... More 

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Thank Elesem57
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Been here many times for tennis tournaments - always get the bruschetta because they grill french bread an the tomatoes are so fresh. It's a meal. We sometimes eat at La Fonde days in a row. Nice wait service but relax a little, they aren't always in a rush. Great for families or couples. Perfect location for lunch or dinner.

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Thank JenniferM0421
Novato, California, USA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sat on the patio and although there was a nip in the air there was heater that served it's purpose Shared a large antipasto and Pizza...the antipasto was large with a good variety of salamis and cheeses...the pizza was excellent...tasted the pastas ordered by the wives and they were both very good...service was ok but a little familiar.

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Thank Dan R
Asheville, North Carolina
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had a light lunch at La Fonte. My pizza was good and my wife's frittata was, too, but a salad would have been a better option in the 90 degree weather. We ate outside in the patio, but an AC dining area was available inside. Just one bathroom. The menu had numerous offerings and the wine list was modest,... More 

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Thank SteveNC41
Las Vegas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

First time was fine, but the next time we went, service was so slow that by the time we got our dinner it was so dark, we literally could not see our food to eat. Nothing special with the quality or taste of the feel. Can't tell you how good or bad it looked.

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Thank hudeni
Ojai
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Service was ok, not good, and not bad...bread came at the same time our dinner did??? Meal however- there was nothing good about it. Simple with little flavor and I am not sure why they charge what they do. The only good thing was it seemed to be clean.

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2007
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

What a great find...right sized portions, healthy but still delicious, small and intimate, kid friendly, casual attire

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Thank LoriMu
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

There is a large menu to chose from with very affordable prices. Friendly staff that is willing to accommodate requests. Delicious gelatos. Laid back atmosphere with top quality food.

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Thank kipukahonu
Ojai, California
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

La Fonte is located in the middle of Ojai's Arcade. The food is very good. It is a big place, the servers are good and friendly but not overly if you know what I mean!! Children friendly. Nice thin crust pizza. If the weather is nice you can sit out in the back.

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Thank Elesem57
ca
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

we were a 24 pre-wedding friends dinner...they handled us expertly even as our numbers kept fluctuating...food was excellent and timely...a lovely warm Ojai nite...perfect!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: (805) 646-5435

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?