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672 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville, NY 11747-2105
+1 631-673-1766
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
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Melville, New York
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

There is nothing fancy about this restaurant. Yet when you get your food you realize that each and every dish was just freshly cooked. The taste was unreal. I have been back 3 times and I have ordered something different each time. All the dishes were great. I recommend this place if you want to go for good Italian food... More 

Thank Doug S
Bellmore, New York
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The staff is friendly, the food good. The portions are large and there's a large selection for a small restaurant

Thank kent124
Centerport, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend. Absolutely delicious food, you will not be disappointed! The vibe is very warm, friendly and hospitable. Classic Italian dining, you will get to enjoy your food and your company rather than being rushed out of the restaurant.

Thank adadoun49
Dix Hills, New York
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This is a hard review to write because the staff at La Fontana were very good. Everyone was so nice and attentive. But from the start, our dining experience was all wrong. The restaurant has been around for quite a while and looks it. The decor was terrible and not too clean, the floor was uneven and sticky, and while... More 

Thank Meh39
Melville, New York
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a restaurant..meaning no pizza. It's small inside, and only tables with waiter/waitress service. The food is very good, authentic Italian cuisine. The veal is consistently very good.

1 Thank Jeffreyred
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Met friends at this cozy place last night. What a find! Great Italian food. They'll make almost anything you want any way you want it. Very friendly and attentive service with a family like attitude. They know how to treat their cusromers. This was a very refreshing experience after a few more expensive experiences where i got the impression they... More 

1 Thank paprchase
Woodbury, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I had dinner here last Friday with my husband and a friend. The food was average at best however the parking lot is infested with insects. My husband could not get into the car without brushing himself off. When he entered the car several insects had gotten into the car and we could not get them out. I was bit... More 

Thank Stanr1936
Melville, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I called and inquired about having my son's high school graduation luncheon at La Fontana. The owner Lorenzo, told me that he could accommodate us from 1-4 on Saturday June 27th. We had a group of 13 adults and 5 children. From the moment we arrived, the staff was very attentive. They made sure we had everything we needed. The... More 

Thank Gilma S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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216 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

After all the awesome reviews was going in thinking it would be one of the best Italian meals, ever. Ordered several special with the exception of the pasta which turned out best. Salads were one good, one average, the fish was okay. Plenty of food, one will not go home hungry. Friendly staff.

Thank Mark C
Melville, New York
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Small neighborhood restaurant with good food. It gets crowded so expect to wait. The food is all prepared fresh so it is worth the wait.

1 Thank JOANN19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 672 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville, NY 11747-2105
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Melville
  • Phone Number: +1 631-673-1766

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