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La Fontana Della Citta

1701 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6233
+1 215-875-9990
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Mediterranean
££ - £££
1701 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6233
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while leaving our first choice, the overpacked pub a few blocks away. The wonderful aroma of garlic cooking pulled us in. Fortunately we were seated despite no reservation, perhaps because it was just after 7, because the place filled up....More

Thank viageira
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The staff in this restaurant with the exception of the young man that served our water and bread who was lovely - the rest forget it! We picked this place as it was on the same block as us and was a cold, rainy night...More

Thank Jodie B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Overall, the restaurant had good food but the atmosphere was "chilly" at best. Service was perfunctory but lacked any warmth or real attentiveness. Basically we were served and that was about it. And we were immediately put off by the "rules" for the restaurant at...More

Thank drbeth
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Ate at this restaurant just a few days ago for a friend's 60th birthday party. Both the food and service were impeccable. Our table sampled a variety of dishes and all of them were excellent. Service was attentive from start to finish. We were a...More

Thank Len37
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My son, who lives in Philadelphia suggested this restaurant. This establishment is family run & it shows, from the moment you walk in, they are happy we came & recognized my son. We started with Bruschetta & my entree was Lobster Ravioli with red sauce,...More

Thank The real Georga... j
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I do not know where to start. The food was poor but the service was not there at all, we start thinking as soon as they got our order the waiters went to kitchen and cook it themself and them came out. Cause they disappear....More

Thank VaviLagafi
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A center city restaurant, no shortage of italian choices, not to mention South Philly a short cab ride away, No need to travel, this a fine choice to dine. It is BYOB, which isn't a problem for us, as we are not drinkers. But the...More

1  Thank delaware104
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Small setting, attentive staff but not hovering. Salads were large, but delicious (an arugula and a spinach). Penne Arrabiata was excellent. We were last in Italy in May 2017 - comparable. Risotto Alla Pescatore - very good, though would have been nice to have equal...More

Thank Mtn678
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We found this restaurant while walking around Philadelphia. What a find! We sat outside and felt as though we were transported to Europe. The food was delicious (the tarmisu in particular), and the service was very good. It is a casual Italian restaurant. It is...More

Thank sundown_10
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Fontana della Citta is one of our favorite dinner spots. The food is always delicious, and they sometimes have really neat specials. The eggplant rollatini is a favorite. And we've had the tilapia so many times, we might get fins !! One thing to be...More

Thank TravlelingFlash
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15 September 2016|
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Response from David c | Reviewed this property |
There was a cork fee. I think it was around $2.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6233
    (17th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-875-9990
  • E-mail
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