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La Fontana

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124 The Quay, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 844 566
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:30
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Waterford, Ireland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

La Fontana is great for informal and tasty Italian food. The early bird menu is great value but the a la carte is not overly expensive either. The staff are very efficient and friendly and are made up of locals and Italians which is nice. I haven't had a bad meal there yet and will be back again.

Thank MaggieKate2502
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant with excellent food, fresh and delicious. The restaurant is atmospheric with a relaxed vibe. The staff were fantastic o!! Couldn't have been more helpful or friendly, good value as well.

Thank Lizmca13
Waterford, Ireland
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Here a few months ago for starters and main. First time here, for starter he got mussels, and he enjoyed them. I got some sort of parma ham, asparagus salad which I didn't like at all but that's just me For mains, I went for some sort of dumpling pasta, he got tagliatelle.. my dumplings were way too filling to... More 

Thank jane2233
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for some dinner in La Fontana after some exploring around Winterval. The early bird menu is excellent value for the quality and quantity of food. My girlfriend had the mussels for starter and cleared the bowl, I had the Goats cheese which was also delicious! We then had 2 pizza's for main which were as good as Iv... More 

Thank DeiseBear
1 review
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Top notch food and manager/owner very friendly excellent service and didn't feel one but rushed, lovely warm friendly atmosphere and staff. I was here 2 nights in a row recently I enjoyed it so much! Pizza is to die for!! And pasta cooked to perfection. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank michaelapur
Athlone, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, fab music (no Christmas carols!!!). I recommend the Sicilian wine. Friendly service.

Thank roisinphysio
Kildare, Ireland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were lucky to get in as we were just passing and chanced our luck. The only caveat was that they needed the table back for 7.45 but there was no way I was going good to eat that much 😀 We had the soup, a mushroom pizza and the Vesuvio pizza. All lovely, piping hot and so tasty. Lovely... More 

Thank tkblazer
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank Heather G
Wicklow Ireland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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

Thank shibboleth
Limerick, Ireland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank josephineshinnors

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?