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4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
+1 615-724-1601
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Ranked #67 of 1,732 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $18
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
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Always love popping over for dinner, we love the pasta and the candle light! Great selction on the menu!

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate here after a tour of the Fontanel Mansion (largest log home in the world) and we were especially excited as we don't have any good Italian restaurants near where we live. The atmosphere was decent - it's a very cute restaurant but not necessarily Italian-feeling. Had Southern charm though. There are neat articles and clippings about the Fontanel... More 

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

Danielle, thank you for letting us know where we can improve. I always appreciate constructive feedback, it helps our café evolve. I am really happy you enjoyed the tour and your meals. We look forward to having you back soon. More 

Tinley Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have recently built a town home in Brentwood, TN and were ready to explore our new state. We googled hiking trails and one of them was in Whit Creek, TN. We journeyed over which was about a 30 min. car ride. We hiked and then ate lunch at Cafe Fontanella. The restaurant with its high ceilings and generous amount... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We take a lot of pride in our café and love to hear positive feedback. I look forward to sharing your review with my staff. We look forward to having you back soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had a Hawaiian pizza for lunch with the wife. It was loaded with pineapple, bacon and cheese. It was a little bit greasy but that may have dripped off the loads of toppings. The free garlic cheese bread was a little hard on the outside but was very good as well.

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

Thank you Jeremy. Our pizzas not only taste great but every Monday they are two pizzas for the price of one! Thank you so much for the review. More 

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We walked over to the cafe, it was New Year Eve and before the rush, it took us sometime cause we didn't make reservation but it was pretty much empty(Weird for waiting on a table) took sometime for our waitress to come over but apologize for the delay, she was very nice. Love the garlic bread! My cheddar burger was... More 

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

Happy New Year!! Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed our cocktails and vodka sauce! We look forward to having you back to give some of our other delicious offerings a try. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Okay I was starving when lunchtime rolled around. We started out with bruschetta and it was the BEST I've ever had. I had the chicken marsala, and my husband had the Philly cheese steak. I think mine was better. A great sauce. Later I spied peeps eating pizza and they looked amazing. I think coming in the evening would also... More 

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

Our Calamari and Mozzarella Caprese are also very popular appetizers. We look forward to having you back, trying all our offerings. I also appreciate you taking the time to review our café. Thank you Rhonda!! More 

Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were unsure if we had time to visit the mansion but we knew we were hungry. I have a brother in law who is pretty picky, so a place needs to have steak or pasta. Pasta met his needs here very nicely with Fettuccini Alfredo. My wife and I split the Philly Cheesesteak. My half was six inches or... More 

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

I appreciate you taking the time to review us. I do remember you and your table! We discussed how much better Trip Advisor is then Yelp. Coincidently you also found us on this site, and we are glad you did! We look forward to having you back soon, have a safe and happy holiday season!! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It was nearly two years ago that my wife and I stopped here for lunch. The food was fine. It was the presentation that bugged me--I felt then that our waiter was pushing the appetizers and dessert a bit much. Fair or unfair, that's how it came across to me. Fast forward to now, and I was part of a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I appreciate hearing all the positives and negatives involved in every guest experience. We do cater to big tour groups and family style meals around the holidays and am glad that the food and service was on point. We are always tweaking and working on improving our guest's experience. In... More 

Milan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food and drinks, amazing pizza!! Definitely would recommend to a friend! The wine was very good, and they had a nice sized menu, the garlic cheese bread is delicious

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

I agree with your review on our pizzas, and on Mondays they are two for one all day! I'm glad you mentioned our wine! The wine list has been carefully crafted, it consists of great flavorful wines at affordable prices. Thank you for your patronage and taking the time to review us. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I absolutely Love the Eggplant Rollatini. Have been dining their for lunch and dinner over the course of several years. It is consistantly Wonderful and the Service is Great. Portions are large. Cocktails and salads are the same. Great place to take your guests, wade in the creek, taste Prichards and tour the Mansion. MJ Rapetti, ADS Security

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

Thank You MJ!! We love seeing you at the café! Thank you for the kind words and for 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: American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches

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