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“Excellent food, cosy intimate ambience!”

Trattoria al Fontanone
Ranked #156 of 904 Restaurants in Brescia
Price range: US$35 - US$56
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 1 March 2013

A gem of a little trattoria in a quiet little corner on Via dei Musei, right next to the Capitolium Roman Temple.
Though fairly small in size, it feels homely and cosy, Limited number of tables, so if planning to have dinner on Friday or Saturday reservations are recommended. Also open for Sunday lunch.
Food is generally excellent. Everyone gets an appetizer of a piece of Parmigiano cheese fried golden and crisp. I also liked their sparkling Franciacorta wine.

The food in general is good with fairly large portions. Seasonal items figure on the menu along with regular items. It was porcini season when I visited, and the tagliatelle with porcini in a light cream sauce was fragrant and more-ish. Also tried the pumpkin ravioli in a butter sauce, also delicious, but a bit on the rich side unless you're quite hungry.

For the mains, I tried the "orecchio di elefante" (elephant ear) which is an extremely large piece of breaded pork cutlet (hence the name), very juicy and tender and full of flavour. The Vitello Tonnato which I tried on another occasion was delicious but a bit salty for my liking.

The dessert is wonderful, especially the Tiramisu. It tastes slightly different to your normal run-of-the-mill kind you get at other restaurants - though still light and creamy I liked that there was a more solid bite to it with a light buttery aftertaste. On asking Chiara the chef she readily shared her recipe with me! Maura the owner is also warm and welcoming.

Will be going there the next time I am in Brescia.

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Thank scloke
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

I had a Sunday lunch recently at this lovely place. My gnocchi with spek (a Nothern Italy cured ham) and gorgonzola came in abundance and were very tasty and good. All egg pasta is home made. The place is unpretentious and nice. Reservation is recommended as there are limited seats.

Thank giulia p
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Wonderful food. very fresh and local - a little farther down the Via Musei from the plaza and right before the ruins.

The others reported correctly - and the Proseco is to be tried very tight bubbles wonderful flavor

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Thank elvacar
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

I just returned fom lunch there. Food is carefully prepared and matching wines are suggested. Very good selection of regional bottles (Piedmont, Garda) available. The Vitello Tonnato with Tomato salad was divine and so were homemade ravioli with pumpkin. Prices are excellent for the quality offered. I am sorry not to be in Brescia more often but hope that this small place that shows so much passion about food will prosper even without me.

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Thank aberhallo123
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

the ambient is fantastic, the food excellent and the portion are hearty! Maura, the owner, is very charming, very warm, she has a great way of welcoming customers! And Chiara, the chef, knows how to convey the taste of real Italian food in each dish! i will certainly go back to have a great food there! Ossobuco was simple fantastic!

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Thank ciccino
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