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Frank Scotta

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Enjoyed the night, food and service was fantastic
Karen Harvey

dined on Sun, 14 Jul 2019

I think I’ve pretty much tried everything on the menu and love it all! This time around I had the mushroom fettuccine, and being Mostly a meat eater, this could definitely change my preferences. Yum! So tasty and filling! I had the tempranillo which complimented it nicely, and my partner had the slow cooked lamb which was divine also. I love the atmosphere - during the day the views are serene. It’s really a lovely place.

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Four of us had a marvellous time at Fondata! We were tucked away in a corner and we still had fantastic service from friendly and professional waiters. The cocktails were fantastic and the food was delicious! I have been there many times and I have never been disappointed. I would highly recommend Fondata to everyone who wants to eat fantastic food, receive exceptional service and celebrate special occasions!

dined on Thu, 11 Jul 2019

A beautiful setting in an historic building. Delicious slow cooked meals & lovely wines to go with it. We’ve been several times & have never been disappointed. Only suggestion is to have some rugs or throws for legs, even though there’s a beautiful fire roaring, customers sitting at the opposite end of the restaurant can get a bit chilly.

dined on Wed, 10 Jul 2019

We all had pasta dishes and they were all delicious Little more attention from staff would have been better

dined on Sat, 22 Jun 2019

Food was good, cooked well - but presentation lacks creativity and surprise. Flavours are fine but no wow factor. Service good, atmosphere loud, but cosy. Overall a little disappointing. Unfortunately I feel I wouldn't need to return.
Graham Miller

dined on Wed, 8 May 2019

Really liked their Wednesday night "Raid your cellar" concept where you can bring a bottle of wine.

dined on Thu, 11 Apr 2019

I’ve been to Fondata several times - the food is always good and until yesterday the service had always been good too. It’s not so good when you have to ask for bread, butter and sugar several times. I had finished my coffee before sugar arrived for my friend. Maybe they were short staffed????
Hi Sue, Thankyou for your feedback, please email us at hello@fondata18721872.com to allow us to discuss this further with you.
Restaurant Fondata 1872 responded on Wed, 17 Apr 2019
Czarlyn D’Alessandro

dined on Thu, 7 Mar 2019

Great atmosphere. Love the food and drink selection.

dined on Sun, 18 Aug 2019

They struggled to service 2 large group bookings, which delayed the overall service to other patrons. You could tell by the food they were rushed in the kitchen, with ingredients on the menu missing from some of the meals. For the price you are paying you would expect a better overall experience. I know it's new so I'm sure they will get better.
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Join us for a classic Father’s Day lunch or dinner. We will be carving up a special Sunday roast the whole family will love! $75pp Adults $35pp Children. SHARED ENTRÉE Antipasto of salumi, tomato arancini, semidried tomato, fior di latte, cornichons, artichokes & beetroot feta dip SHARED MAIN COURSE Roasted lamb leg & Roast porchetta (pork) with potatoes & carrots SIDE Primavera salad SHARED DESSERT Tiramisu della nonna Cannoli
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About Fondata 1872

Steeped in history, Fondata is the revival of the iconic Weller’s. Ideally positioned in beautiful Kangaroo Ground, the gateway to the Yarra Valley, where the country meets the city. Fondata is the perfect meeting place to celebrate all occasions. Enjoy rustic Italian food, that’s seasonal and unpretentious, in our main dining room, sip on locally made craft beer and wine at 1872 Bar or create long-lasting memories in the Weller’s Room, our stunning private dining and events space.

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