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“A hidden gem in Assisi” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Fontanella

La Fontanella
Ranked #116 of 232 Restaurants in Assisi
Price range: $16 - $27
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: GARDEN AND BEAUTIFUL PANORAMA
Bradenton, Florida
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in Assisi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

A bit off the tourist path you will pleasantly find this bistro bar. Situated in Assisi with a beautiful panoramic view while dining in a garden. Franca is a wonderful hostess and caters to your personal taste. The experience was most pleasant after a day visiting Assisi among the many tourists. Food and wine were quite good and prices very reasonable. The atmosphere quiet and welcoming. So much better than the standard fare at the restaurants around the city. Worth the short hike from the main part of the city center.

  • Visited May 2014
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LaFontanellaAssisi, Proprietario at La Fontanella, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
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Grazie, molte grazie per il gentile commento, spero di rivedervi presto e di potervi accogliere ancora con la buona cucina ed una bella atmosfera.
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London, United Kingdom
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“Best of Assisi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

It was one of the best place in Assisi!!! Hidden but worth to find it. Franca who is the owner makes you feel like home. Beautiful garden setting...relaxing and.amazing views of Assisi. . The food is excellent truly authentic one of the best " umbeia food". A must visit restaurant....

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank xrisxros
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LaFontanellaAssisi, Proprietario at La Fontanella, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
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Grazie, mille grazie....... un caro saluto e spero di vedervi presto.
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome and truly authentic Umbrian Meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

I had visited La Fontanella in April 2013 and now in 2014; I must say the food has remained excellent each and every time! Not only does this restaurant have one of THE BEST views of Assisi and S. M. A. from the mountainside of Assisi, the owner, Franca, is THE MOST pleasant and welcoming individual I have ever met. Her skills and mastery in preparing fresh, authentic Umbrian food will surely delight you. I stayed in Assisi for over two months this year (Jan - Mar) and she has consistently prepared meals that were outstanding and very filling for an excellent price every time I visited. The average meal is around 13 - 15 Euros; and Franca is a joy to talk with! You truly cannot miss this restaurant which is close to the center of Assisi, just south of Temple Minerva. Truly, cannot miss this site, even in the winter! In the summer, Franca has a beautiful patio that can be enjoyed as you gaze over the mountain landscape at Assisi and SMA! Simply the most beautifully situated restaurant in Assisi, with excellent food sure to please, and an occasional calico cat who will greet you with purrs if you approach her. MUST NOT MISS this restaurant! You will miss a true gem if you do.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Gale U
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LaFontanellaAssisi, Proprietario at La Fontanella, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
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grazie, siete delle bellissime persone, spero di rivedervi presto, un bacio
franca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Off The Beaten Path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

This little restaurant wasn't easy for us to find, but well worth it. We were a party of 7 without a reservation, and Franca welcomed us without hesitation. She served Bruschetta with fresh tomato, and pepper stuffed with fig and wrapped in prosciutto to start. Two pastas...one with pesto, and one with tomato. Plenty of food to go around more than once. We were so stuffed we skipped the salad! We ate in the garden and were the only people there at that time. Our service was excellent, wine was good, atmosphere relaxing!

  • Visited September 2013
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LaFontanellaAssisi, Owner at La Fontanella, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
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Grazie siete sempre i benvenuti......alla prossima
Franca
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“Excellent farm to table food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Hidden on a back street in Assisi, this small restaurant and its owner Franca is worth searching out. Franca cooks what is fresh that day--there is no menu, 3 courses, and a view over the valley to die for from the patio area. The day we came we had a beautiful antipasti followed by handpicked mushroom sauce over prosciutto tortellini, and sausages sauteed with white grapes and white wine---all spectacular in their simplicity, as well as freshness. I am returning this week for lunch, since the menu is never the same, it will be a different each day. Call for reservations since she only cooks for those with reservations.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank fooddr
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LaFontanellaAssisi, Owner at La Fontanella, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
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siete sempre i benvenuti.....
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