Fontana Italian Restaurant
Main Street, Dunshaughlin
The Fontana family has been involved in food and catering for many years and this venture opens a new chapter in our efforts to share the wonders of Italian food across Meath and specifically to residents of Dunshaughlin, Ratoath, Ashbourne and Dunboyne.
The Fontana family comes from a small village in the mid west of Italy, roughly half-way between Rome and Naples. Food is a very important aspect of family life across Italy, but as you travel further south you'll find dishes that are homelier and earthier in nature and it is these delicious, filling and honest Italian dishes that we want our patrons to enjoy.
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Reviewed 06th August 2014 (visited 12 June 2014 )
I went to Fontana last month and it was exceptionally brilliant. I think some people are giving out about a great restaurant just for the sake of it. seriously guys get a grip. it may be a little overpriced at times but it is great value for money. The food is lovely the staff are very friendly but maybe you just being cold to the staff and the staff were giving you a taste of your own medicine!!!!! Cop on guys really
Reviewed 09th May 2014 (visited 9 May 2014 )
Typical Italian restaurant menu..nothing special. Very overpriced with small portions. Friendly staff but no atmosphere. 1st & last visit.
Reviewed 21st September 2013 (visited 21 September 2013 )
Five of us have just literally had a meal in Fontana's and to say that we have come away with a bad taste in our mouth is a huge understatement. We all had a starter, mains and a dessert, as well as two bottles of wine - so you could agree that we were spending a decent amount. The food was nice and the service was fine up until the point where we received our desserts. I had ordered black forest gateaux and my friends ordered a selection of desserts - now it's important to note that they do not make their desserts in the restaurant, they simply order in desserts and have them on display in a fridge. So you could argue that desserts are not their forte. But when the desserts arrived we were sick. The portions were like samples of the real thing, like when they pour in a taster of the wine you are about to have, but sadly not. These slivers of cake were ACTUALLY the desserts they were looking to charge us at top notch prices. When I questioned this I was told that this is what they offer customers and effectively I should put up or shut up. I handed mine back. The bill was still over €200, but we are truly sorry we ate there. There is zero customer service, it is a highly over-priced restaurant and they clearly don't give a damn. I am sorry that I'm writing this now, it was meant to be a great meal with some great friends.
Reviewed 29th January 2013 (visited 10 November 2012 )
I've only eaten in Fontanas twice and both times I've been very disappointed. I was excited when it opened up as Dunshaughlin badly needs some good restaurants, but it leaves a lot to be desired. I find the staff unfriendly and the menu uninspiring. I've eaten both lunch and dinner there, and they are both very overpriced, particularly lunch.
Reviewed 12th June 2012 (visited 30 May 2012 )
I went here for a meal 2 weeks ago and I will definately be back. The prawn starter is to die for.My friends had the fish for main course and I had a wonderful steak cooked the way I wanted it. Lovely new waiter who was so helpful
Reviewed 11th October 2011 (visited 7 October 2011 )
I had lunch here ad I was a little underwhelmed considering the prices being charged. I had chicken salad which was a cold, tasteless chicken breast on a plate of lettuce charged at €9.95. I counted 2 black olives and had anchovies (which I asked to be removed when ordering) on top. My wife had a chicken caesar wrap but there was no side salad or garnish with it. I really wanted to like the place because the decor is nice and the place is very well kept but the most important thing was the food. We pad over €25 for a very ordinary lunch and I felt I'd have been much better off having a sandwich from the local deli. Just not value for money- Sorry.
Reviewed 07th October 2011 (visited 5 September 2011 )
I like this cafe - it is very welcoming, some times more than others but that depends which staff member is working. Breakfast is good - all food is made to order - would like larger coffee cups as portion size is small but coffee is good. Could do with a more extensive dessert menu but a good option if your looking for somewhere to eat in Dunshaughlin......