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Cafe Fontanella

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Italian, American, 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 - 9:00 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 147
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 10
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  • 5
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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
This is a great place to eat ... give it a try !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Patrick O
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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 

Sugar Land, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We made the long drive from our hotel in Franklin to have dinner here. We worth the drive. Menu was plentiful and food was good. Wine selection was simple but had a few good bottles on it. Had a 2007 Barolo that was tasty and not overly priced. Live music was the highlight. The band wrapped it up with Amazing... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. My staff and I appreciate your kind words. We look forward to having you back on your next trip through Nashville. More 

Hernando, Mississippi, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place was well organized and quite exciting, they had live music while we ate, food was hot and prompt. The menu was full of delicious foods with a wide variety of choices, I would definitely go back over and over again!!!

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

We look forward to having you back over and over again! Thank you for the incredible review. We appreciate you taking the time to write it. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Some of my co-workers brought back to go boxes after they ate here one day. The leftovers smelled soooooo good, the next day or so, I decided to eat at the café myself. Big mistake -- I'm addicted! GREAT food and really nice servers. Not only great for working lunch but also for family as well. I have returned with... More 

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

The Secret's out! Thank you for the kind review and we look forward to having you back soon. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The pizza was awesome and so was the lasagna! The bread is like dessert and the service was great! It's worth the drive.

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

Thank you Tammy. We have gotten a lot of great feedback on the new menu. We appreciate you taking the time to review us and your kind words. More 

Tomball, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I liked everything about this place. Then menu has a great selection, the staff is friendly and efficient and the food was fantastic!

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

Thank you so much Beverly! We appreciate your review. Please come back and see us on you next trip through Nashville. More 

Tennessee
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a medium, sausage pizza, and salad with chicken. Both were good but the price for the arugula salad--$17---was ridiculous. The chicken, which was $6 extra, was very small, tasty, but small. The greens includes bacon bits, almonds, and slices of apple. Seriously, for that price there should have been more salad, and definitely a larger chicken breast. Pizza... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our café. We appreciate you candor. I am glad you enjoyed the food. I hope on your next visit you try some of our other offerings. More 

Miramar Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is the only restaurant on site at the Fontanella and it's Italian. Average food and nothing special.

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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 appreciate the feedback. We are opening the Whites Creek Bistro this Spring, it will be our second eatery on site if you want to try something other then Italian. More 

Flushing, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

While visiting family in Nashville they took us to dinner to one of the best Italian restaurants we have had the pleasure of dining at. I had their linguini and clams and was blown away by the sauce. My wife had their special pork chop and at first sight of the size I knew she would not be finishing it.... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review! I remember speaking with you on your visit. I hope you enjoyed the free tastings at our brand new winery. We look forward to having you back with us on your next visit to Nashville. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Above average fare - good pub/Italian food. An easy place to visit while on the grounds of the Fontanel estate.

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

We appreciate your visit and your review. We hope to see you back out here soon. 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, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?