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“This may be the best & most underrated Italian in the city”
Review of La Fontanella

La Fontanella
Ranked #85 of 1,606 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We've been coming here a few years and I have resisted reviewing them for fear of letting the secret out; that they're the best, that is! Hidden away in one of the less appealing corners of the city, behind the main promenade 'Keyserlei'. on a quaint square that's lost its appeal to gambling venues, adult dance bars and the accompanying drunks, louts and police. But don't let that stop you, in fact, if you choose a table outside (in summer) it just adds to the charm of this restaurant and square, so enjoy! The restaurant is a family affair, so the staff hasn't changed for years, and are extremely friendly; both the waiters and the chef will make time to have a chat with you. Traditional as they are, you will always be served a seasonal appetizer, on the house. Meals are generous and include excellent pizza's (much better than the tourist trap Italian next to the Cathedral), a wide selection of pasta's and good choices of antipasto's and meat & seafood dishes. We've never had anything that was not tasteful, or that wasn't cooked right, unfresh, or anything else you would care to complain about. The chef is good and takes pride in his work, the kitchen is open so you can watch them at work. For drinks we generally stick to the house wine, red or white, they always have an excellent one at a reasonable price.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

La Fontanella is the best italian restaurant in Antwerpen: flavorful and tasty dishes, fresh fish, great pasta.
The staff is polite, friendly and passionate! Recommend it *****

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

If you are ever in Antwerp this is must visit restaurant. If at the weekend or holiday time, booking is a must. It's family run and the food and service are absolutely top notch. But the part is the atmosphere very friendly and cosy.

Thank Carlton M
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

I've been here already a couple of times and the food was each time very good. Definitely one of the better Italians in the area but slightly more expensive.

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Thank Jens M
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I went for the biggest steak on the menu and wasn't disappointed ! A really big one a couple of Argy beers on the side , absolutely filled right up ! What more do you want !

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