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Fontana Restaurant

Map & Directions 1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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305-445-8066
  • Contemporary, Italian
  • Daily 6:30am-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended, Accepted
  • Lot Available, Valet

Description

Miami New Times' Description

Philippe Ruiz's fare at the Biltmore's lesser recognized 1200 Restaurant consists of more simple melodies than those found at the signature La Palme d'Or. The emphasis here is on fine-tuning Italian staples that have been passed from generation to generation: bruschetta, lasagna, chicken with sausages, and broccollini. It's common Italian/Mediterranean fare that's handled with an uncommon finesse. Take the tchinas appetizer, a papery phyllo crêpe rolled blintz-style around creamy ricotta flecked with coriander and sun-dried tomato, the cheese slowly flowing out like lava onto a pile of perkily dressed arugula leaves. Caesar salad is peppy as well, and a tomato-based, Tuscan-style red bean soup is robustly fortified with Italian sausage and fresh basil. À la carte meats and seafoods are char-grilled or roasted in the wood-burning oven, the selections including New York strip, filet mignon, Florida grouper, Scottish salmon, and succulent sea scallops as munificent as marshmallows. Specialty entrées include veal osso bucco with risotto; baby lamb chops with an olive potato purée and spinach; and a fleshy white square of halibut with a Mediterranean medley of tomatoes, fennel, black olives, and fingerling potatoes. (Incidentally, all nonsteak entrées cost less than $30, which ain't bad for the Biltmore.)

 
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