La Fontana, Blackpool
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Review of "La Fontana, Blackpool"
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La Fontana is one of the first places I courted in Blackpool. I have been several times over the years and absolutely love the place. It is so beautiful inside and really makes you believe that you are in an Italian venue. It is set with Italian scenery as though you can imagine you are on holiday there. It is an ideal dating venue since it is so romantic and everything about this restaurant is special.La Fontana is one of the longest established family restaurants in Blackpool and has been for over 25 years. La Fontana is run by Franco and Samantha, as well as their head chef called Tony. The staff are amazing and when you first enter the restaurant, they are there to greet you.
The food they serve is the best I have ever tasted in an Italian restaurant and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone to go there. La Fontana have won awards including; Taste Lancashire Quality Assured award win which makes them the only Italian restaurant in Blackpool to be accredited by Visit Britain. Furthermore, La Fontana won Blackpool Tourism Awards 'Restaurant of the Year'. I am not surprised they have won awards because they certainly deserve them.La Fontana is set in a courtyard underneath a twinkling night sky with the fountain that La Fontana is named after. The setting feels real once you dine in the venue and you can imagine that you have stepped into the heart of Italy. Each dish is prepared freshly with top quality ingredients and produce that is genuinely imported from Italy. There is an extensive A La Carte Menu as well as a Specials Board. There are also a variety of set menus and it is ideal for larger groups of people that can be easily accommodated in the upstairs restaurant and function room. The restaurant is clean and tidy, hygiene is a priority and with a hygiene rating of 5 it is no wonder.
The outside appearances are deceptive because it looks completely different inside. The ambiance of the restaurant far exceeds other restaurants I have been to. Staff approached my partner and I, as soon as we walked through the door and they were attentive and funny. Food was served quickly and was extremely tasty. The dessert of Tiramisu was a good size and tasted very nice.I had the garlic bread to start with and it was really nice. The food that we ordered came in less than an hour and that was for three courses, at a time when they were really busy, but it was still fast service. For my second course, I had lasagna and it was delicious, one of the best lasagnas I've ever had. The pizzas are also really nice here and the meatball starter I have also enjoyed. The food is well presented with good portion sizes that fill you up; it is well seasoned and tastes delicious. The cuts of meat are perfect and cooked to perfection. I couldn't fault this place, it is a wonderful experience and I will definitely visit the restaurant in the future.
There is a good bar area if you need to wait for a table. The house wine goes down a treat with the meal and is good quality. The prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the food. The staff really make the experience special and have a wonderful sense of humour. They are also very good with children if you can't find a babysitter. In fact, they will make you feel so relaxed and at ease you will feel like you have known them for years.La Fontana is a wonderful place to go for a birthday; the staff dim the lights and bring an ice-cream out with a sparkly candle which is a lovely, personal touch. The waiters treat customers like friends because they are so friendly and warm. Once you have been a few times, they get to know you and treat you like friends. Another really lovely touch was the complimentary sambuca shot with the bill.
You may eat from the early bird menu which offers excellent value for money at £11.95 for two dishes and £3 extra for a dessert. There is also a kid's menu for £4.95 with free ice-cream. Value for money is excellent when you consider the quality of the food. The menu's look really nice and there is a large selection of food choice. The atmosphere is first class and you feel like you are in Italy. The standard of service is amazing and just the right amount of time without feeling rushed. Cleanliness is top notch with a 5 hygiene rating which says it all really. It is also family friendly and has a lovely children's menu.
Product Information : La Fontana, Blackpool
Manufacturer's product descriptionItalian Restaurant
Type: Italian Restaurant
Listed on Ciao since: 03/05/2013