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“Good Food, Casual Family Friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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La Fonte
Ranked #57 of 94 Restaurants in Ojai
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Ojai, California
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good Food, Casual Family Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

La Fonte is located in the middle of Ojai's Arcade. The food is very good. It is a big place, the servers are good and friendly but not overly if you know what I mean!! Children friendly. Nice thin crust pizza. If the weather is nice you can sit out in the back.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“big party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

we were a 24 pre-wedding friends dinner...they handled us expertly even as our numbers kept fluctuating...food was excellent and timely...a lovely warm Ojai nite...perfect!

Visited September 2012
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Ventura, California
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326 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Pleasant courtyard, great bruschetta, uneven service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The staff quickly made room for our party of six on their courtyard on a busy Labor Day Saturday night. We arrived early which paid off since the outdoor seating filled up. We met several servers during our meal, and service seemed disorganized, but we forgot all about that when the bruschetta arrived loaded with heirloom tomatoes, basil, and flavorful olive oil, with the bread grilled perfectly for a wonderful taste combination. Pizzas were very cheesy with lots of toppings, and the salads fresh. I will eat here again just to have the bruschetta and to sample more menu options although we waited a really long time to get our credit card back. But, who is in a hurry on a warm evening on a pleasant courtyard in Ojai?

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
“Worst service anywhere”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I've eaten here more than a dozen times - there's limited selection in Ojai, so anything new is a nice change. The service here started out pretty bad, but we figured they just had to work out the kinks... The kinks, it seems, got worse. The service is consistently awful, almost as if there's no training at all. It's bizarre, because the owners also own Monte Grappa which has great service and great food. I never like to write bad reviews about somewhere local, but buyer beware, I'll never go back there.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara
1 review
“Pleasant, casual atmosphere with courteous service, but.......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The entrees are good to excellent. The shaded outdoor courtyard is very pleasant and quiet. The staff is courteous.

We would have given this restaurant a higher rating had it not been for hygiene issues:

* NO PAPER TOWELS nor SOAP in one bathroom, and no soap in the second bathroom. We notified staff about the lack of soap and paper towels, but when one member of our party visited the bathrooms later, no one had attended to these problems.

NOTE:   La Fonte's wait staff & kitchen staff share these restrooms with customers. QUESTION: Where does the staff wash up after doing their business?

* We asked if we could have bread and a little olive oil. We waited for about 15 mins, but our server failed to bring bread and oil. We finally asked another server who eventually arrived with bread.

* PANINI: Before placing an order for a Panino, make sure that an your Panino will be made by an experienced Panini maker.

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  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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