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“Best Italian I've had in Germany” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alla Fontana

Alla Fontana
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Sankt Goar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Germany
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best Italian I've had in Germany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stopped in here for lunch after the Rhine cruise from Bingen. This was recommended by Rick Steves and Italian sounded good. We were not disappointed. My husband had tortellini and I had penne with smoked salmon in a cream sauce. YUM! Good thing this restaurant isn't just around the corner from us or I might be here a little too often : )

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank rbrandsix
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ontario
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164 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“not very welcoming”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

I went here solo one night on our host's recommendation. I was not impressed. The place is small. The service is very cold and very slow. I was asked if people could join me. It was awkward, but what could I say? It wasn't terrible, but awkward. The food wasn't good enough to negate my poor opinion. Pizzeria Corazon on the main street is cheaper, better and the staff is nice!

Visited October 2012
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Regina, Canada
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful "Ristorante Pizzeria" Italian Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

We stumbled upon this charming little restaurant with a grapevine covered patio and luckily there was a free table. We thought to chance it and boy are we glad we did! The pasta was delicious! We did not feel that we needed to know German to order our food as someone posted here, the service was great and the inside of the restaurant looked wonderful as well if there's no room outside. The meal did not seem to cost more than any other average restaurant, really a wonderful value for the quality of food!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank FunintheSun111
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St. Louis
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Genuinely Good Italian Food and Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Four New Yorkers agreed that the pizza at Alla Fontana was every bit as good as on the East Coast. The pasta dishes are also very good - would highly recommend the tortellini Gorgonzola. The restaurant is small with 4-5 tables on the terrace and a half dozen more inside. You may be disappointed if you are there in the high season and don't make a reservation. The staff speak German and French but the menu is easy to understand if English is your only language. Most dishes are ala carte but a few entree's do come with a salad. Like everywhere in Germany, you are never rushed and a meal can be enjoyed at a pleasant pace.

Ala Fontana is child-friendly. We also had a handicapped member in our group and the 2 stairs into the main restaurant were not too difficult to negotiate. However, the rest rooms are located down a flight of stairs and were not accessible to this member of our party.

I would definitely recommend Alla Fontana as they deliver good food at a reasonable price.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Jinna50
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Clayton, California
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376 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
“Very Pleasant Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

We found this place while wandering the small streets/alleys that sprout from the main drag. It had a cosy interior and an appealing menu so we chose to have a glass of wine, and following that, dinner. Both were very good and the restaurant was a welcome option to some of the more touristy choices opposite the Rhine River.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Mikeview
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