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“The Emperor's Clothes”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of La Fontelina

La Fontelina
Ranked #28 of 122 Restaurants in Capri
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Paris, France
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The Emperor's Clothes”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have been visiting La Fontelina for many years. It's one of those places that you associate with Capri in the same way as La Colombe d'Or is to St.Paul de Vence and Club 55 is to St.Trop. But this year I finally realised that the staff have been thoroughly ruined by the largesse of Russian visitors spending their Oligarchical fortunes and leaving hefty tips for the restaurant and bagni staff. The food is still good, although not as good as it used to be but the attitude is distinctly unpleasant and condescending even to regular old timers. By complete contrast Da Luigi on the opposite side of Faraglioni is welcoming, warm and a much better bet. It's also much better value with superior food and service. Hopefully the Ruski's will continue to overlook Da Luigi.

  • Visited July 2013
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Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A very Italian restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

On the south side of the Island, restaurants are slimmer pickings, this however is a fabulous one, with the added service of yacht or shore pick ups, we arrived by dingy and had it moored for us! excellent service, food and atmosphere, with out the pretension of Capri. The view isn't too bad either! straight out over the ocean and the famous rocks

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Princess__l0ul0u
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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
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“A little piece of paradise ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

A wonderful relaxed place , probably the best kitchen of the island. Try the recommendations of the day , you will never be disappointed. Every dish is prepared freshly. An excellent choice of makes your lunch perfect.

Everybody is friendly , so that you feel as a family member!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank iss-com
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Italy
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467 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
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“Worth the walk . . .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

La Fontelina sits at sea level near the Marina Piccola, which means that you can take a little hike out of Capri Town and be at the restaurant in about 20 minutes. The restaurant is also a stabilamento which means you may rent a cushion and umbrella and swim in the ocean for the day. However, the real "deal" is to eat their delicious seafood while drinking a refreshing glass of the their sangria (which is packed with fresh fruit). After such a "fitness filled" walk to the place, I felt no guilt while eating the small fried dough balls they delivered to welcome us . . . I felt not guilt while eating the bruschetta, or the fish, or the muscles, or . . . wait that was all. You get the picture. This place has a ridiculous view and great food. After you finish, take a little vaporetto (water taxi) to the actual marina to get back to civilization.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Mis_Adventurous
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Mactan, Cebu, Philippines
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“As I said before there are so many great dishes on Capri Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Fontelina has excellent food its a wonderful place to spend the day swimming and lazing in the sun and have a great lunch

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Gunter S
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