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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 #203 of 742 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of the West Ashley district of Charleston, La Fontana is Charleston's favorite neighborhood 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 Restaurant.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of the West Ashley district of Charleston, La Fontana is Charleston's favorite neighborhood 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 Restaurant.
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English first
Ruffin, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I were in west Ashley area so we decided to try La Fontana , had seen on TV and sounded good. First the ac wasn't working good, granted it was about 100deg outside. Service was quick and timely,but the food was lacking. I had veal that was very tough and rubbery,favor was ok. My wife's chicken was... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wife and I stopped in for a quick lunch. Saw they offered $5.00 lunch specials. We shared a sausage sandwich and a chicken sandwich off of the lunch menu. Surprisingly, my wife liked the sausage sandwich over the chicken! Not overwhelming portions. Served with a side of potato chips dusted with parmesan cheese...? We were out running errands, so no... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

First and last time visit to this restaurant. Poor service...complete lack of attention. Owner and staff were more interested in a large party than our small group. Food was lackluster!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I visited la Fontana restaurant for first time I won't never forget the tasted of my dish , yummy , I ate all my dish , definitely I will came back with my parents from Perù . God wishes !!!

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Milford, Delaware
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hubby and I ate Father's Day Lunch here because of the 1/2 off deal for dads. After reading mixed reviews, I decided to play it safe and ordered the buffalo cheese pizza and hubby ordered chicken parm with pasta. For starters, we enjoyed the bread loaf with bland (as stated by others) olive oil infused with rosemary and pepper dipping... More

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Italian food at its best! We had amazing Chicken Parmesan, lovely Moscato wine, and tiramisu/lemon cake for dinner. All was yummo!!

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

So disappointed. I can't believe this place got good reviews. When we walked in, I thought it smelled a bit "funny." It was smallish, dark, dated, and felt like time travel back to the 50's, Dean Martin musak and all. But not in a good way. As it was almost 9PM and we were hungry, we persevered. Service was prompt... More

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New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We just arrived in town late and only wanted a light meal. We had 2 of their pizzas and an appetizer of Arancini and they were excellent! We wanted to go back another night for dinner, but couldn't fit it in our schedule. Next time we're in the area, we'll definitely go back.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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