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“Farm to table + passion + view = gem”
Review of La Fontanella

La Fontanella
Ranked #118 of 241 Restaurants in Assisi
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: GARDEN AND BEAUTIFUL PANORAMA
Reviewed July 19, 2014

I love this concept: no menu because Franca cooks fresh daily and it depends on available ingredients. Her passion for food is evident in the hospitality and simplicity.

I had a salad to start and mushroom pasta. She picked the salad greens and mushrooms were from the farm. Flavours are delicate and balanced. Rose wine was a nice accompaniment. I sat in the garden, chatted with Franca and played with her puppy.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. This place is a hidden gem.

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LaFontanellaAssisi, Proprietario at La Fontanella, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014
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Il tuo commento è veramente bello, parole che danno la voglia di continuare questo lavoro e soprattutto di farlo con amore, soprattutto in un momento difficile come questo che stiamo vivendo in tutto il mondo!!!!! grazie e torna presto.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

my last return to Umbria, I was lucky to have a class with Chef Franca Mariani, and I learn how to make a delicious fresh strawberries tiramissu... and a few other desserts. I can't wait to go back for more classes.

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LaFontanellaAssisi, Proprietario at La Fontanella, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014
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Mi piace moltissimo insegnare la mia cucina, soprattutto alle persone che come te amano mangiare e non pensano solo a riempirsi la pancia.....!!!!!! Ciao

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

La Fontanella is tucked away on a side street and might be a bit difficult to find. It is worth the search, if only for the hospitality and incredible view of the Umbrian landscape.

Our group was taken there by our very knowledgable guide, Anne Robichaud, and she had made arrangements in advance ( which I would recommend.)
There is no set menu and you are served whatever the proprietress has prepared that day. Be assured that there will be plenty of fine Italian home cooking and you will be served a glorious antipasto, freshly made pasta, a meat course with salad, with a "dolce" to complete the meal.
The day we were there was beautiful and we enjoyed our meal al fresco with excellent shade from a lovely canopy.
Since La Fontanella is not a traditional restaurant, I suggest contacting them in advance to ensure that there is space.

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LaFontanellaAssisi, Proprietario at La Fontanella, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014
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Grazie del bellissimo commento, il mio non è il solito ristorante.... e non tutti sanno apprezzarlo, ma se il turista è un turista "DOC" resterà sicuramente soddisfatto!!!!! Al prossimo anno grazie!!!!

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

We saw the beautiful garden and booked. There was no menu, so we accepted what the hostess offered. Big mistake. The wine was barely palatable . The worst shock came when she told us the bill, at least 3 times more than any bill we had in Assisi for dinner. No itemized bill and her credit card machine did not work, after she told us it is better for her if we pay cash.
Beware if there is no menu and no price list. Hennie Nel

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Thank Olive1948
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LaFontanellaAssisi, Proprietario at La Fontanella, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014
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Caro signor del Sud Africa,
lei deve mettere gli occhiali da vista, il menù è esposto all'entrata del locale con prezzo io lavoro solo prodotti freschi il vino è un IGT merlot e grecato, solo a lei non è piaciuto, però lo ha bevuto, forse perché non le è stato possibile, dopo aver chiesto solo un primo, l'oliera per far da sé la bruschetta e quindi non pagarla??? guardi che lo facevano 15 anni fa, quando avevo appena aperto, infine non è colpa mia se le sue carte non sono state accettate dal pos, faccia reclamo alla banca, poi le ho dato lo scontrino dettagliato 1 tagliatella al ragù, 1 secondo di carne arrosticini di agnello con insalata valeriana. 1/2 litro di vino IGT 36 € servizio incluso.
Aveva prenotato e quando è arrivato mi ha detto che non aveva fame perché a pranzo aveva mangiato molto......le pare corretto???? a proposito quando si rivolge ad una donna eviti di fare gesti maleducati, c'è modo e modo per chiedere spiegazioni su cose che persone della sua specie fanno in giro, anche la sua signora era imbarazzata.... e lei sa bene a cosa mi riferisco, se non lo ricorda ripensi al famoso albero accanto al mio bellissimo giardino. Buona giornata

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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.

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LaFontanellaAssisi, Proprietario at La Fontanella, responded to this reviewResponded 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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