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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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  • 150
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  • 48
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  • 17
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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
So Good We Ate There Twice!

We went to Charleston for two nights and ate there two nights! It is so delicious--we haven't had that good of Italian food in a long long time!!! I laughed when we passed it on the road, but when I called for reservations the owner said, "We're small, but we're good!" He wasn't kidding! We had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
April N
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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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238 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Charleston for two nights and ate there two nights! It is so delicious--we haven't had that good of Italian food in a long long time!!! I laughed when we passed it on the road, but when I called for reservations the owner said, "We're small, but we're good!" He wasn't kidding! We had a party of 16... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Trying a new place to eat. Nice atmosphere, elegant service and smiling faces. My waitress was Alana and Kat my bartender. Excellent service from these two. The amount of work ethic from Alana and Kat is remarkable.A definite A+ in my book. I will definitely come here again. I had the stromboli. My son had the pepperoni pizza who said... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for authentic Italian food without the traffic of downtown Charleston, this is your place. We walked in on a Friday without reservations and was seated immediately. I highly encourage trying the specials. The Bass was great and the Italian trio was very good as well. The service was the best we had while in Charleston. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a meal with our extended family. The food was great and the service excellent. Will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful service and excellent food. We came for a family lunch and had a great time. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The wife and I do our usual "Pizza Friday". We've been to La Fontana a couple of times and enjoyed the cuisine. We go to have 1 drink and order the food to go. We stayed almost THREE HOURS because we enjoyed the atmosphere! We had the pleasure of meeting Angelo! He adds the charisma that makes this restaurant authentic... More 

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very very impressed with the restaurant! The food was perfect and very large portions. I had the chicken Marsalis and my girlfriend had the Egg Plant Parmesan. Both dishes were incredible. The atmosphere was very subtle and relaxing. A great mixture of music, candle light and great wine selections. We will definitely return!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a tremendous dinner here. Not cheap, but such delicious food, generous portions and great service. Strongly recommended. Vegetarian friendly and family friendly.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Never thought of going to this ordinary looking restaurant in an undistinguished location until I was lured by a coupon. Don't wait for the lure. Coming from NYC I consider myself knowledgeable of what good Italian food is and this place, unpresupposing in appearanc and location, is worth the trip from the trendy downtown area. In my first visit I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Amazing service from Angelo. The food was great hot and fresh. I left full and happy.Angelo was fun to talk to and very helpful. I had the ravioli it was the best I have had

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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 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar

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