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La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta, Wine Bar
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1759 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407
+1 843-556-1111
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 209
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Food and Waitstaff

Our experience was fantastic! Not only was the food delicious but our waiter, Ivan, was fantastic. He is from Croatia and is a wonderful cook who used his experience to explain each entree's ingredients to us to how it is all prepared. We ordered a carafe of Chianti and he wanted us to try a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
MaryAK3362LK
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our experience was fantastic! Not only was the food delicious but our waiter, Ivan, was fantastic. He is from Croatia and is a wonderful cook who used his experience to explain each entree's ingredients to us to how it is all prepared. We ordered a carafe of Chianti and he wanted us to try a different wine (cheaper even) that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love Italian food, and was looking forward to eating here. The atmosphere is good and pleasant. Once we got our food, I found the portions to be small and over priced. The quality of the food was way below average. Bland and also not visually appealing. The only reason I did not give this the lowest rating was because... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Having moved from L.I. , New York a few years ago, we are always looking for real good italian food. This place is not to close to us( Mt. Pleasant), but we figured we would take a ride and try it. My wife started with the bruscette appetizer and it was pretty good! I had the peppered claims in white... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If your looking for a healthy alternative to the boring fast food places La Fontana lunch has it all. First you habe to check out the 5 $ lunch special. Let me start by telling you about mine Fresh homemade bread delightful chicken parm with a side of chips just melts in your mouth. You can also ask for a... More 

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Freehold NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food was authentic & delicious. Reservations are recommended. Would return on our next visit to Charleston, SC

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Having a girls weekend and it is our first time in Charleston. We stop to eat lunch. Our waiter took forever to come to the table to take our order. Our food did come out quickly but our order was wrong and we ordered off the $5 lunch menu. Sent the food back. When we finally got our food our... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went in on a Sunday about 12:30PM. My husband and I joined a couple there. Ivan was the manager and our waiter. It was not crowded, and we were given as much time as we wanted to catch up on chitchat before ordering. My husband and I shared the Italian Trio, a combo of veal parm, lasagna and manicotti,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

About a year ago the owner of this restaurant opened another restaurant in Hilton Head taking the chef with him. Up until that time we were regular customers generally having to wait for a bit if we did not have a reservation. We made an attempt right after the change over and it was so disappointing. It took us a... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We ate dinner here on the 4th of July while on vacation. Service was fantastic! Waiter was knowledgeable & on top of his game. Our Manhattan's & Mojito's were well mixed. Bartender definitely knows what they're doing. Caesar salads and baked bread were both fresh. I ordered chicken parm and the BF ordered the special which was prime rib with... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant. The service was top notch (especially our wait staff Jessica). The food was yummy, most super especially the chicken piccata. Home-made bread while you waited and with your meal. Soup or salad with the entrees. Generous portions. Reasonable prices. While not a "kids restaurant" the ambience was pleasant and non-intimidating to younger souls that dread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1759 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-556-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta, Wine Bar

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