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La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria

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Italian, Pizza, 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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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
Excellent food!!!!

Came to LA Fontana for lunch and as always the food is amazing!!! I had the chicken Parmesan with fettuccine Alfredo. Friends had the fish sandwich special, chicken Parmesan sandwich and Philly steak sandwich. All dishes were completely finished and delightful! Service was pleasant and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Came to LA Fontana for lunch and as always the food is amazing!!! I had the chicken Parmesan with fettuccine Alfredo. Friends had the fish sandwich special, chicken Parmesan sandwich and Philly steak sandwich. All dishes were completely finished and delightful! Service was pleasant and welcoming from Susan! Will definitely be back!!!! Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

By far, the best Italian food in the lowcountry... They are ALWAYS on point! You will love the cozy setting and that friendly "Italian Family" feeling... Yeeessss!!

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A party of eight ladies arrived at 8:10 PM without a reservation, we were greeted by a gregarious gentleman. We were seated almost immediately with energetic enthusiasm. Beverage orders were taken, bread arrived. Our dinner orders were taken and due to the late hour, some ladies asked to split a dinner, which was done with no questions. Our dinners arrived... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a very nice dinner. We started with a Caesar salad - good, but too much of a not so special dressing. Hubby had the Manicotti and I ordered the Gnocchi. Both were very good and very large servings. Our server, Katie was delightful and efficient. We would go back if in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Building apperance was questionable from out side, from moment you walk in your greeted till the time you leave you are in the hand of professionals. Wine list superb, veal piccata fabulous, clam with wine sauce perfectly blended. Ivan our waiter was attentive and explained every thing. You can't go wrong eating here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing food, atmosphere and service. Ivan was our waiter and did an excellent job describing the dishes and letting us know that each dish is made to order and customizable. Will definitely return next time we travel to the area!!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

First time dining at this restaurant that is located at the entrance of our neighborhood. Service was outstanding, make sure you reqest Ivan. The eggplant parm and Fruits of the Sea will not disappoint!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Ate here recently and can recommend La Fontana. It started off a bit weird. We were acknowledged after a few minutes of being ignored (they were busy). Ordered a bottle of wine and was brought another bottle instead because they were out of the California red I ordered (a Kunde).The bottle they brought however, was really very very good. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

TripAdvisor has once again led us to a culinary cuisine like no other. This humble Italian restaurant can only be called a work of honesty. Honest in their presentation, their preparation and their execution of providing a real Italian meal. The pasta was fresh, the chicken tenders and the sauces tasted like they were made minutes before reaching our plate.... More 

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Wytheville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were driving down Savannah Hwy just looking for somewhere to eat before going downtown Charleston sightseeing. This one caught our eye. Walking into this restaurant you get real Italian feel, even music. Best part was the taste of the food.....awesome!!! Long time since I've had that real Italian taste. Our waiter, Brandon, was excellent and very helpful. Whole dinner... 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, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar

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