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Cafe Fontanella

Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta
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4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
+1 615-724-1601
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Simple yet classy Italian

This is a simple yet classy Italian restaurant and chef Kristian adds his delicate yet subtle touches to make even the normal dishes look great. This restaurant boasts of a good service and good value too. The Caprese skewers is a simple dish, but tastes divine.. Mozarella balls on a bamboo stick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Ashok883
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a simple yet classy Italian restaurant and chef Kristian adds his delicate yet subtle touches to make even the normal dishes look great. This restaurant boasts of a good service and good value too. The Caprese skewers is a simple dish, but tastes divine.. Mozarella balls on a bamboo stick with cherry tomatoes and sprinkled with basil pesto... More 

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Cape Girardeau, MO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not a high-maintenance customer, but I don't enjoy being overlooked and marginalized by employees who seem disinterested in their jobs. Neither do I like rules that seem randomized, but all of this occurred during our visit. For example, I was told upon arriving that partial seating of parties couldn't occur, but then I sat at the bar and watched... More 

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Nashville TN
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126 reviews 126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Yikes - to start off a dining experience w/the server saying 'is pepsi ok' makes me cringe but their Iced Tea was ok and the servings kept coming so that helped overcome the disappointing beginning. I had the philly cheese hogie and fries and the portion was large enough to share - both the sandwich and fries were very good.... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ate here once and had great meals. They have live music some nights, including a great band every Thursday night.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I believe this restaurant has the most beautiful scenic view in Nashville although it is not of the city but a field and wooded hills in middle Tennessee. Based on what I have eaten on this Italian menu and thats been a while, all I could recommend was the cheese pizza extra crispy. But I am sure the outdoor dining... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I'll start by saying I'm a member of a Travel Writers Association. It's my job to review hotels, golf courses and restaurants. But I have no idea about the quality of the food here, but the service is one of the worst I have ever experienced. We were there to attend the Doobie Brothers concert and this place is right... More 

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Eglin AFB
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Excellent food. Excellent waiter. Excellent service. Comfortable atmosphere. If you are looking for fantastic Italian food at reasonable prices, you will not leave disappointed.

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Fontanel_Attractions, General Manager at Cafe Fontanella, responded to this review

Fantastic review! Fantastic reviewer! I cannot wait to share your kind words with my staff. We look forward to having your positive energy back to our café. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Plan to eat here after you tour the Fontanel Mansion. Then head to gift shop for goodies! There is also a distillery if you want to bring home some Bourbon!

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Fontanel_Attractions, General Manager at Cafe Fontanella, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed our café and property. We are incredibly proud of it. We look forward to having you back soon. More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had pizza after visiting Fontanel. It was excellent! Service was o.k. but they weren't busy. Still, I would eat there again.

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Fontanel_Attractions, General Manager at Cafe Fontanella, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and I am glad you enjoyed our pizza, I love it too! We make everything fresh in our kitchen and that freshness definitely translates into taste. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I really liked this place. The staff was friendly, efficient and professional. I would call it upscale casual. The food was good and it came quick. There was plenty of free parking and it was easy to find. It is reasonability price. It is about 8 or 9 miles from downtown Nashville and right off the highway. The grounds are... More 

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Fontanel_Attractions, General Manager at Cafe Fontanella, responded to this review

Thank you sir. We appreciate you taking the time to review our café. Our staff takes a lot of pride in their jobs, I look forward to sharing your review with them. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-724-1601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?