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Total Score

8.8
471 reviews
Recommended
(9.3)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(8.4)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

dined on Fri, 23 Aug 2019

(9)
Excellent food
Lis Carboni

dined on Thu, 22 Aug 2019

(10)
They took away the wine list after we ordered our pre-dinner drink, so we had to ask for it back to select wine for our main meals

dined on Sun, 18 Aug 2019

(5)
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.

dined on Sun, 18 Aug 2019

(9)
I had a lovely birthday there.
Melissa Butcher

dined on Thu, 15 Aug 2019

(10)
Service was friendly and they were happy to accommodate requests. Views were amazing, warmth of the real open fire and general ambiance was wonderful.

dined on Sun, 11 Aug 2019

(10)
Excellent. Have been here 5 times since it reopened as Fondata. Always very impressive. Service is the standout with food variety, quality and presentation, with a wine list to match.

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

(9)
First time visit and definitely won't be our last. Antipasto, Calamari and meatballs shared between 6 and all were delicious. Mains - Lamb, spectacular..Beef cheek, delicious... but gnocchi and spaghetti were a little disappointing. Good wine list although only one chardonnay on list. We had a fabulous night all in all.

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

(9)
We really enjoyed the food. It was very delicious. An open fire on a very grey wet day and the views of the country side made it a lovely experience.

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(8)
It was a little cold where we sat. Would have liked to be placed more central. Too close to the entrance and work desk!

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(10)
A seafood Ravioli dish would be nice
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Father's Day

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
When
01 Sep 2019
Sun 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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