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Fondata 1872

Average price $65
8.8/10
447 reviews

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Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 447 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.8/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Robyn P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fondata was beautiful , the food outstanding the service and atmosphere outstanding had a beautiful evening and the desert to die for!!! thank you so much.

  2. Hanabi H.
    • one review
    8/10

    The restaurant has an incredibly gorgeous view of Dandenong Hills. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Although the menu is limited but I still find it interesting. I loved my main course the most, unfortunately the dessert was a disappointment as it wasn’t as good as last year - 2018. I ordered the exact same thing but the chef this year - 2019 didn’t do a good job because he used cheaper ingredients. The lighting makes the atmosphere very romantic and warm but it’s definitely not great for taking photos.

  3. Camille M.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a delight! I lived locally and visited the old Wellars many years from the 1990s through to 2011. Returning today, we were treated to amazing service, food and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The renovations are fantastic and the new team and owners have brought the class back with Fondata 1872, just as it was in the early to mid 90s. Loved it - we are coming back!

  4. Gayle M.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The staff were friendly and service was professional. Our mains were substantial and delicious. Desserts were outstanding. I enjoy perusing the changing wine by the glass list. Love this local!

  5. Cheryl w.
    • 2 reviews
    9.75/10

    Great Service, ambience very good wine list and staff are very professional & obliging, love the menu ????

  6. Will M.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The meals were very nice but served a little too fast. We are local and have been 6 or 7 times. Unlikely to return for some time as menu is too limited and doesn’t seem to change. More specials at a minimum would help.

  7. A A.
    • 274 reviews
    8/10

    Delicious gnocchi and beautiful views.

  8. A A.
    • 270 reviews
    8/10

    The fireplace makes your clothes stink. Otherwise fantastic views, good quality food, dessert was a bit flat in taste however the Tbone stake with jus was sensational. Nice beers on tap and really nice pinot. Will be back again.

  9. A A.
    • 257 reviews
    6.25/10

    The food was a little tasteless and not worth the cost

  10. A A.
    • 270 reviews
    8.5/10

    Beautiful views and friendly service.

  11. A A.
    • 272 reviews
    9/10

    Very lucky to have such a nice restaurant like this in Kangaroo Ground

  12. Jenny W.
    • one review
    9/10

    This was a return visit for myself and friends, food never fails to deliver, stunning views through the large glass windows, service excellent, a delightful rural setting , a little bit of the Yarra Valley experience closer to town.

  13. A A.
    • 283 reviews
    10/10

    I love this restaurant! It's an absolute gem on the edge of the Yarra. Gorgeous setting, beautiful building and fabulous high quality food.

  14. Samantha G.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Keep coming back and doesn’t disappoint

  15. Suzy R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We had a great day will be back

  16. Pauline W.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and service. Provided fantastic vegan options. We will be telling people about this lovely restaurant and we will be going back soon.

  17. A A.
    • 252 reviews
    9.25/10

    A real gem. Great views over the valley with a simple but high quality menu with strong Italian influences. Great flavours and combinations. Share platter was a perfect starter and pan fried Gnocchi was well received. Service is a highlight - attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely be back with a few more in tow.

  18. A A.
    • 264 reviews
    9/10

    First time visit, definitely come back. Booking communication was excellent and informative. Loved the boutique feel with warmth and views.

  19. A A.
    • 276 reviews
    9/10

    Nice atmosphere and Thursday night not overly busy

  20. A A.
    • 265 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food and service excellent.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

150 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, 3097, Kangaroo Ground, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne North East

About the restaurant

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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