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Cafe Fontanella

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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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
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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
Very nice

Basic but good quality food served "family style" by excellent waiting staff. Well worth a visit when you're at the mansion

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Tony M
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Perth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Basic but good quality food served "family style" by excellent waiting staff. Well worth a visit when you're at the mansion

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Had both a great salad at lunch and a well prepared chicken marsala for dinner. Great service. Choose a seat by the window!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you want away from the city to a quiet area and some good Italian food this is worth the short little drive.

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Nashville, Tennessee, Usa
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Last evening I had planned a very special evening with friends to celebrate a birthday. None of us in the party had ever been to Cafe Fontanella but wanted to go and was so looking forward to having a fun evening for dinner. I called in advance to try and make a reservation and was told they did not take... More 

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Columbus GA
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

So tasty! Everything was perfect. Staff was awesome. Gift shop has interesting and unique items. Bus drivers weren't put off by mobility scooter. They made it easy for mother and put her at ease.

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

We appreciate your wonderful review. Our entire Fontanel staff takes immense pride in our jobs and our property. I love that you had such nice things to say about different departments on our property. We all work together to make sure everyone’s experience at the Fontanel is second to none. More 

County Meath, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Inn at Fintanel which has been reviewed separately and is conveniently located right beside the cafe.. A beautiful bar area serving Italian cuisine with their own twist. During our stay we had 3 visits.. One for a drink and two evenings dining. There is music here most nights of... More 

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

Thank you for mentioning our wings. They are delicious and often overlooked because of all the other fabulous dishes we offer. You also made mention of our blue cheese dressing, we make that in house as we do all of our dressings. Thank you for taking the time to review us and the Inn. We appreciate it and look forward... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Loved this place! Excellent service, amazing food and what a great atmosphere! I ate here several times during my stay and I wouldn't change a single thing!!

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

"Excellent service, amazing food and what a great atmosphere", how can I argue with that review! Nikki, we appreciate the kind words and wonderful review. We look forward to having you back on property soon. More 

Gallatin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Quite impressed food and service were great we ate at cafe Fontenelle it was not vey busy so they were very attentive and the food was very good. we were not in a hurry so they let us take our time and enjoy our drinks and appetizer. the dessert was very good as well we had cheesecake. Will return again... More 

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

Kathy, we appreciate you choosing our café for your father’s day celebration. Thank you for taking the time to write us such a kind review, we look forward to having you back soon. More 

Nash
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

On 06/14/2015, we ate at the Café Fontanella after hearing and reading good reviews. We thought it was a nice sit down restaurant, not the casual dining restaurant we found. The décor was more like a sports bar or a Bar-B-Que pit, not the elegant restaurant we expected. The main dining area is an open space made up of rustic... 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. Let me start by saying I apologize for your impression of our ambiance and our food. I assure you, everything out of our kitchen is made fresh daily and if your chicken entrees were subpar we would have been happy to remake them at that time. We pride ourselves on great... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visited the cafe after our tour of Barbara Mandrel's log cabin (mansion), we were greeted and seated immediately with smiles from everyone in the place. First, I ordered the drink special, which tasted like a guava mojito (fresh mint and all). Amazing! Our server, Jaimie, then brought us warm, crusty bread with seasoned olive oil. Ugh! The bread was... More 

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

I am so glad you had a chance to enjoy yourself on our property. Our talented tour guides make the mansion tour one of the best tours in Nashville. We have beautiful scenic grounds here at the Fontanel as well as a pretty great café. Thank you for spending the afternoon with us, and taking the time to review us. More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Fontanella

Address: 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
Phone Number: +1 615-724-1601
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 18
Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta

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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?