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La Fontanella Ristorante

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24600 S Tamiami Trl Ste 204, Bonita Springs, FL 34134-7023
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened upon La Fontanella Ristorante about 3 years ago. It would be easy to overlook as it's in a strip mall just down from one of the 100s of Publix Supermarkets in SW Florida! We enjoyed our first visit and we have since returned several times, taking 4 different guests who have come to visit from out of town.... More 

Thank Terri G
Holland, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Ate here last night based on reviews on TripAdvisor and a suggestion from a friend. When asked which veal entree he would suggest, the waiter said "Go to the Italian restaurant down the street"...maybe we should have. Not funny. Both of us ordered the specials...the grouper was very good, their variation of veal saltimbocca was average. Overall, not worth the... More 

Thank Schnapper3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

From the minute I walked through the door, I knew I was in for a treat. The service was impeccable and the restaurant smelled amazing. I started with the caprese salad which was by far the best one I have ever had (and I did study abroad in Italy, so I have had a lot). I then had the veal... More 

Thank Sarah O
Windsor, Colorado
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78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Took the family here for for the last night in Bonita Springs. OMG!!! We had the best meal!!! We all had the Mediterranean salad which was wonderful and everyone tried something new. I had the shrimp scampi which was delicious! My son in law had the linguini pescatore and said it was amazing, our daughter had gnocchi Elle pesto and... More 

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Estero, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

My wife and I visited this restaurant for lunch during the early high season of 2016. The place was empty and the waiter spent quite a time trying to convince us it was one of the best Italian restaurants on the planet. Perhaps, it is, but not on the day we visited. The food was expensive and mediocre. We are... More 

Thank John S
Moe630, Owner at La Fontanella Ristorante, responded to this review

We're sorry for your unpleasant lunch experience but you're reviewing the wrong restaurant, we are located at 24600 Tamiame trail S in shopps at pelican landing and we only open for dinner from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, never opened for lunch. More 

Hope, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

For those who think the chain restaurants are actually Italian food places, I don't think you are remotely aware of authentic Italian. Try this place. I'm from New York where chain Italians never even try to open. I had a veal osso buco, not the usual pork variety. Tender and cooked perfectly. The others in our party all enjoyed their... More 

Thank Jim S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant about 20:50 and they said that the restaurant close at 21:00 after explaining to the staff where we came from they agree to let us in and we had an amazing dinner and the staff was great. My hats off to the hole staff specially Richard and the restaurant Manager and the Owner for having... More 

Thank Carlos P
Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The restaurant was packed when we arrived but thanks to our reservations we were seated immediately. Our group of three enjoyed a stellar dinner and each of us had a different entree. Scallops, Veal Scallopini, and Seafood Risotto were well flavored, appropriately cooked, and presented with flair. The wine by the glass choices included some rather nice and appropriately priced... More 

Thank Suzanne I
Warren, VT
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Spent a lovely evening with a party of 6. Good menu, service and ambiance. We were given a corner table for our reunion. It was a very relaxed setting. The waiters were very courteous and attentive. Will return.

Thank WarrenVtTraveler
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183 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Went here for dinner and was glad we did. Not too big and it does have a few table outside. Excellent server and good wine list. Everything we had was delicious


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24600 S Tamiami Trl Ste 204, Bonita Springs, FL 34134-7023
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bonita Springs
  • Phone Number: 12394986808

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