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“Great food, nice people, dated interior” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Fontanella

La Fontanella
Ranked #4 of 110 Restaurants in Zandvoort
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Stedebroec
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food, nice people, dated interior”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

We were here for an early and fast dinner, since we had to drop of our daughter at the train station on her way back to college.
The mozarella caprese was tasty (good quality mozarella!), the bread with garlic butter that accompanied our drinks was a nice touch. The pasta aglio e olio I had was great and able to compete with the same dish, I once had in Firenze. Unfortunately we didn't have time for desert, but we will definitely try that next time we're in the neighborhood!
The restaurant needs to be updated, but the food and the nice people should stay the same. Hope to come back sometime soon. And yes, we will reserve a table, because I noticed the restaurant really fill up fast.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank diazzStedebroec
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Soest, The Netherlands
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very good, real Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Very good, you really taste italy! It is just great, go there!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PimH22
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Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Really nice place for romantic dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

Very nice italian kitchen, nice service and atmosthere. Everything was fine.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Alexandr K
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The other reviews were right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2010

After reading the other reviews decided to go here with my family for a Saturday night meal. It was very busy, though they found us a table after a short 5 min wait. Very friendly service with a lively atmosphere. We all had pizzas which were huge and very delicious. They bring you bread and garlic butter with the drinks and don't charge you cover like most restaurants. It isn't in the most salubrious part of Zandvoort, however it is definitely worth trying if you are after some authentic Italian food with authentic italian atmosphere at a reasonable price. Might be worth booking beforehand so as not to be disappointed - we went out of season.

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2 Thank TimTours
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england
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good Simple Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2009

This simple and unassuming restaurant was recommended by the guest house at which I stayed.
There are several Italian restaurants/pizzeria in Zandvoort, and given the modern building and straightforward, open decor, this might not have stood out if selecting a place. But...the service is terrific from the Sicilian owner and his team. The food, particularly the pizza, is terrific. The pasta dishes are so vast a couple of colleagues couldn't get through them. The house red is very palatable too.
Highly recommended

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1 Thank nickupton
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