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“Peace and Quiet Rates High When Hungry and Tired”

Ristorante Maria Fontana
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Maria Fontana's is one of the few daytime restaurants open for lunch, between meal service and dinners in Poggio Moiano. Parking is on the street. We asked for vegeterian choices and our waiter asked the cook what was available fresh for today. Their accomodating attitude made our meal worthwhile. Homemade dried tomatoes in oil, locally baked breads, small bowls of salsas and antipasti, olives, cheeses with honey and baby greens on a wooden trencher were tasty. As in many trattorias, there is no menu, there will be a featured main dish, some sort of noodle dish, and seasonal vegetable bought at the Farmer's Market or from local gardens. The decor reflects years of collecting paintings and some photographs, which in itself is a trip in history.
The local economy has been poor the past few years, but this locale has survived.

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Thank Stella B
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

I love this restaurant and have been going for over 10 years. The staff are friendly and the food is consistently good. Try the capelli d'angelo (home made pasta with traditional tomato sauce). Also try their antipasti - loads of home-made delicacies!

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Thank Lyn H
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We had home made pasta, after primi piatti that contained antipasti, ricotta and cheese. It was all delicious, very well made and served by friendly, humorous and attentive staff. The vegetables were picked in the forests near by and we're cooked or served as salads in amazing ways. After dinner we were offered various home made liqueurs from which it was hard to choose a favourite but the thick chocolate and the sweet orange and lemon liqueur are hot tips.
We left with full stomachs and warm hearts. A beautiful place.

Thank Emma E
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Since Maria died the restaurant has more compromises. The many endorsements may be part of the reason why the quality of food is diminishing. Pasta was over cooked and overpriced. Did not have any attention from the waiter and despite repeated requests for the bill had to wait 45 minutes.

Thank LaLunaStella
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

With a few friends we visited this restaurant today. What a lovely suprise!! It was suggested by a friend but we did not expect it to be this good. Excellent service and fine wine and starters followed by wonderful pasta dishes (the pasta is home made) and then some meat from the grill. Coffee was servced with several different "digestive" drinks offered on the house. And all this cost just 22 Euro per person. Excellent!!.

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Thank Simon F
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