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La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria

1759 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29414​
+1 843-556-1111
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Ranked #139 of 716 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: With locations in West Ashley and North Charleston, La Fontana is Charleston's favorite Italian restaurant. Featuring Pasta, Pizza, Sandwiches, and more. We are also able to create fantastic dishes that are Gluten-Free. In addition, we feature a large selection of Vegetarian and Vegan options that are sure to please! Delivery, Take Out, and Catering are available. Great for a business lunch or a romantic night on the town, enjoy the fresh and authentic Italian flavors of La Fontana Restaurants.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: With locations in West Ashley and North Charleston, La Fontana is Charleston's favorite Italian restaurant. Featuring Pasta, Pizza, Sandwiches, and more. We are also able to create fantastic dishes that are Gluten-Free. In addition, we feature a large selection of Vegetarian and Vegan options that are sure to please! Delivery, Take Out, and Catering are available. Great for a business lunch or a romantic night on the town, enjoy the fresh and authentic Italian flavors of La Fontana Restaurants.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Small older place, not much to look at outside or inside, but the pizza we had was outstanding and the service was good. The menu included a full selection of traditional Italian courses and dishes.

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Rochester, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

In a city with great cuisine, it seemed as if there were not too many Italian places, and ones that were at lower pricing. We found this little gem when looking for a place that had pasta for our toddler who is very picky right now. The atmosphere is very upscale, and the service very good for a place with... More

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Mio, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a very nice authentic Italian restaurant, and they make the very best calzones we have ever had!! If you like calzones, you are in for a real treat!

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Foster, RI
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Just left La Fontana Italian Restaurant after having an incredible meal with my husband. The food was delicious and staff and owner very welcoming. I highly recommend.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Was recommended by the Residence Inn staff for Italian dining. food and service was excellent! Would dine there, again!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I got spaghetti and clams with the white wine sauce....probably the best I've ever had.... The bread is ok. Our waiter didn't tell us about the specials, so when we finished and overheard another waiter my husband was a little disappointed because he would have ordered differently. Prices are good, and it's a nice small location, which was perfect for... More

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Valdosta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Our server, Ivan, was phenomenal. My girlfriend and I were stumbling through the menu when Ivan came to the rescue. Incredibly patient and knowledgable, he guided us through the menu until we made our selections and paired the perfect wine with our meals as well. Couldn't ask for better service. The food was incredible and surprisingly quick too! Avoid the... More

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stopped for dinner with our two small children, lured in by the festive outdoor lighting over the courtyard seating area. We were seated quickly (for a Friday night). Our server could not have been better. He was super friendly, (cute too) knowledgable about wine (which I was able to sample before deciding on a glass) and the menu. My... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I'm all about supporting local businesses, but I find it hard to do so when I'm disappointed by the food. Our server was very nice and did fine. I ordered the cheese ravioli and was not impressed. They just threw some ravioli on a plate and smothered it in marinara sauce. I could have made the meal myself which is... More

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Gary L, General Manager at La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria, responded to this review

Hello melainacastengera Thank you for trying our restaurant last month. I am sorry you had an unfortunate experience regarding our ravioli. This is inexcusable on our part and we have already taken steps to make sure all of our food is prepared consistently and properly. At the beginning of February, we brought back our former Executive Chef, Frank Manzi, who... More

Mays Landing, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Yum yum yum! From New Jersey where Italian is amazing everywhere. They are from New Jersey so it's up to par with all the best in the north east! Excellent!!!

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