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“Good value Italian food in a family atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Fontana Italian Restaurant

La Fontana Italian Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 47 Restaurants in Wantage
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: La Fontana Restaurant with Rooms is family run since 1988.
Ravensthorpe
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good value Italian food in a family atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We booked at short notice for a Saturday evening dinner, bed and breakfast package, and unlike some other reviewers found the service good. All members of the family and other staff were friendly, helpful (around issues like cots etc) and efficient, both at the time of booking (where we were asking about cots and how we could accommodate our 2 year old - which they were very helpful with) and during our meal and stay.
Both dinner and breakfast were fresh, tasty and good value (as was the whole package) and only comment would be that portions could be halved and there would still be plenty! The style of food was as you would expect from a family Italian, this is not a place for you if you want trendy modern cuisine, but that suited us well. The same was true of the decor, I can understand why some have said it is dated, but we found it clean, comfortable and cosy
Our room was also clean, and more comfortable than I expected for the price, and the breakfast was good. Only downside on room was extreme heat, but better than than cold and unwelcoming i suppose! If you want a good value meal, and/or place to stay, this is a sound option in the area. suppose! If you want a good value meal, and/or place to stay, this is a sound option in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kierenandalice
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mattiamerola, Manager at La Fontana Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your meal and stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.
Regards
Anna Merola-Hobbs
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice food, but on the expensive side”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Not a huge menu, but spoilt for choice.
Food was tasty, presented well and served hot.
Service was attentive and friendly.
Downside, bit overpriced.

Visited December 2012
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Thank wantage71
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mattiamerola, Manager at La Fontana Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are pleased that you liked our food. We are sorry that you found that we are expensive but we pride ourselves on offering fresh homemade food.
We hope that we can welcome you back to La Fontana in the future.
Regards
Anna Merola-Hobbs
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“disapointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

its an odd place..no real atmosphere...bland décor... the meal was ok...but the young waitress messed up our drinks order at the bar...then forgot our starters....the table was not big enough for our order so some of it was put on an adjacent table...its expensive for what it was...the service and ambience were very disappointing....I wouldn't go back

Visited October 2012
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mattiamerola, Manager at La Fontana Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are sorry that you found your experience disappointing. We wish that you had expressed these views when you came to us a year ago as we like to ensure our customers leave feeling that their experiences have been responded to.

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Anna Merola-Hobbs
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Elvis night Friday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Had a fab night at the la Fontana
Elvis was excellent
The food was lovely
And everyone was in the party mood .
We have never had a bad meal here and always had 1 st class food ! Would recommend and defiantly be booking again .

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank debsjb
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A great night with family and friends.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We visited the restaurant on 06/08/13 in the evening. 4 adults and my 2 grandsons.What a great evening. The ambience was perfect, The service was just right, regular but not too fast, friendly and warm. The food itself was perfection. My wife had Vegetarian Lasagne and thought it was great. My Veal Saltimbocca was delicious and plentiful. My Grandsons had Paste Penne with Pesto and Spaghetti Bolognese and again it was delicious and plentiful.My son and his partner also loved their meals.
Overall all the food was wholesome and filling and truly, wonderfully cooked. We are are part Italian in origin and the food was as good as anything we have eaten in Italy.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John D
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