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La Fontana

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124 The Quay, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 844 566
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Ireland
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times and the food is always delicious. We have tended to go for the seafood/steak options so can't comment on pizzas but flavours are amazing. The early bird is well priced with a good variety of starters and mains with mussels particularly delicious. The A La Carte has similar options with more generous portions. Service... More 

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Thank Heather G
Wicklow Ireland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing bad just everything was very bland. Pasta sauce was like dolmio could have made better myself. Better Italians in Waterford. Wouldn't go back

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Thank shibboleth
Limerick, Ireland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here on 3rd Nov for graduation dinner.Great selection of starters & main courses.Early bird menu as well.Staff very friendly & helpful.Quick service.Price very reasonable.6 main courses & desserts & a lovely bottle of red merlot wine all for €140👍🏻Really worth the visit-you won't regret it.

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Thank josephineshinnors
waterford
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Decided to try this place as have heard good things. Having arrived on time if not a minute or two early for a booking that was made days in advance I didn't expect to be rushed. I get the need to turn tables but the restaurant was not filling up and they dictated the pace the whole way through the... More 

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Thank lwaterfordlol
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Walking past on a Saturday night the smell from the restaurant was amazing so decided to see if they had a table luckily they did. The staff were fantastic, friendly and smiling. I had one of the specials for starter, which was so tasty. My partner had the garlic mushrooms, lovely sized portion. We both had the Taglitelli with chicken... More 

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Thank Mary G
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife suggested we tried this place and we were not disappointed! The owner seated us and took care of us mostly, he was very helpful and a nice guy. We had mussels and tomato soup for starters, followed by a selection of breads, meats and cheeses. For mains we had a mushroom pasta and foil baked fish in white... More 

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Thank Alex W
West Hartford, Connecticut
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167 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here. The service was great and the food was familiar and welcome. My husband enjoyed their Bolognese sauce. My Alfredo was a little bland but the wine and gelato were divine.

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Thank CarpeDiem0626
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

First time visiting La Fontana one weekend for dinner with friends. The food was delicious and the male waiters were brilliant. However, when it came for the time to leave and pay the bill, a female waitress was fairly rude and unhappy about splitting our bill. Its a common thing to do, to split the bill when it is a... More 

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Thank Sandra F
Kent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Always go here when in Waterford. Always good. Always helpful when we haven't booked. Food always excellent. Back room acoustics can be noisy but everyone is happy and nobody is out of place. Good food. Excellent service.

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Thank Sean M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

La Fontana is a surprising find with authentic Italian food in a setting surrounded by typical Irish bars, the staff were very good and the food excellent, prices are reasonable for the area and the atmosphere is relaxed, definitely worth a visit you won't be disappointed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 The Quay, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 844 566
Description
An intimate Italian restaurant located within Waterford's historic Viking Quarter 'The Viking Triangle'. La Fontana is built on tradition, authentic Italian cuisine cooked with locally sourced ingredients. With excellent customer service and a wide range of wines and mouth-watering dishes, La Fontana is the perfect place to sit and enjoy an evening on Waterford's beautiful waterfront.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?