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La Fontana Della Citta

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1701 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6233
+1 215-875-9990
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“gnocchi” (15 reviews)
“pollo” (2 reviews)
“tilapia” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
1701 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6233
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fontana della Citta is one of our favorite dinner spots. The food is always delicious, and they sometimes have really neat specials. The eggplant rollatini is a favorite. And we've had the tilapia so many times, we might get fins !! One thing to be...More

Thank TravlelingFlash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Philadelphia on business. Our group had reservations at La Fontana which was about a mile from the Marriott Hotel, nice walk to the restaurant. We were a group of at least 40, so reservations were a must. We did have a prepared menu which...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We had a pleasant, pre-orchestra dinner here last weekend, walking in with no reservation. We were pleased with how moderate the noise level is and how much space there is between tables. Service was very good, and our waiter offered us a complimentary glass of...More

Thank 216LNS
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Small Italian restaurant that is BYOB; though they did give us a complementary glass of wine. Food was pretty good--I enjoyed my gnocchi, but another member of the party had shrimp that wasn't fully cleaned. Warm atmosphere, and nice service overall.

Thank Katie1216
Reviewed January 25, 2017

While most of their customers come for dinner , this outstanding Italian restaurant near Rittenhouse Square is open for lunch . It was wonderful to have a quiet lunch in a lovely room. The food resembled the food we were served in Italy. While the...More

Thank beadknitter
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Rittenhouse neighborhood. Dinner for 4 on a Saturday evening at 5:45. $90 w/o tip (entrees only). BYOB. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Service was excellent. We can definitely recommend this little place and will return. If you are wondering, I would say...More

Thank clevertravelers
Reviewed December 4, 2016

We stopped here to eat before a performance at a local theater. I ordered the risotto and my friend had spaghetti with sausage. Risotto tasted like regular rice and her sausage was way over cooked, inedible (they did not charge for it as it was...More

Thank marimar2222
Reviewed November 26, 2016

This BYOB restaurant has become our “go-to” Italian eatery when in Philadelphia for running events; we have had dinner here several times and have always had a good experience. We recently ate here the night before the Philadelphia Half Marathon and 8K. As usual, we...More

Thank CherryTravels17
Reviewed November 20, 2016

We found this restaurant by chance when we were near Rittenhouse Square enjoying the historical sites of Philly. The restaurant right across the square where we planned on eating was super crowded, noisy, and overpriced. Several blocks away, we discovered this gem. It seemed like...More

Thank Mantequia
Reviewed November 11, 2016

A friend and I were early for a performance at the 1812 Theater Company and stopped in. We had less than an hour before the show started and our waiter promised that we would be out. Around six the restaurant has a few tables filled....More

Thank joanz359
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There was a cork fee. I think it was around $2.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6233
    (17th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-875-9990
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