About Us

About La Fontana

La Fontana Della Citta is dedicated to preparing deliciously authentic and classic Italian foods served with only top-shelf ingredients, charm and smile, where guests are celebrated and welcomed. With beautiful high ceilings, warm ambiance, beautiful Tuscan décor, walking through the doors of La Fontana Della Citta takes you to an intimate and cozy Southern Italian villa right in the heart of Rittenhouse Square.  Bring your favorite bottle of wine and an appetite for classic fine Italian food and homemade desserts. At La Fontana Della Vitta, come as a guest and return as family.

La Fontana Della Citta, which translates to "The Fountain of the City," has been a staple in Rittenhouse Square since 2006.  Voted Best BYOB in Philadelphia, La Fontana Della Citta is comfortably located on the corner of 17th and Spruce Streets and has created a whole new fine dining atmosphere and experience complete with delicious Italian cuisine prepared to please.

Our Chef

CHEF BURJAR DAKU
“One cannot think well, love well,
sleep well, if one has not eaten well.” 

Albanian born restaurateur Bujar Daku, along with his brother Gani Daku and Rafael Kupa, brings old-world charm, passion and perfection to each delectable dish. Renowned Head Chef Bujar is responsible for maintaining the quality, taste and authenticity of La Fontana’s cuisine, selecting each ingredient, produce, top quality meats, fish and cheese fresh everyday. If it’s not good enough for his table, it won’t make it to yours.

Chef Bujar and his family came to the United States from Albania in 1990 in search of freedom, successfully working his way through the kitchens of some of the top restaurants in the city.  In 1998, Chef Bujar struck fine dining gold when he opened his first restaurant, La Fontana Del Mare in Strathmere, New Jersey. Voted Best of South Jersey, the popular La Fontana Del Mare has brought fine dining to the shore.