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Cafe Fontanella

4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
615-724-1601
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Ranked #53 of 1,699 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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West Point, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Great food in a relaxing setting. Prices were acceptable, and service was very accommodating, as we were in a bit of a rush to make our zip lining schedule. It would be fun to visit on a weekend.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I went to tour the Fontanel mansion and came early to eat at Café Fontanella. We shared a 16" house pizza that had good flavor and was loaded with toppings. I was expecting the menu to be overpriced but it was not. Will plan on another meal at our next visit!

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

We like to think our prices are fair and our food is amazing. Thank you for making a point of it in your review. We also pride ourselves on our large portions. We look forward to having you back in the future. Bring your appetite. More

Pleasant View, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

On the former land belonging to country music legend, Barbara Mandrell, sits a great restaurant, and comfortable atmosphere. If weather permits, sit outside on the porch, and just enjoy the view. If inside, there is usually good live music. The food is Italian and very good. Every dish I've ordered was very good.

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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. We are very proud of our beautiful property and our delicious food. Next week we will be hosting a fall festival and "Hauntanel" please come and enjoy the festivities. More

Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a quiet mid afternoon lunch. Pizza, salad & onion rings were very good. Friendly wait staff too.

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

Thank you for the short and sweet review! I know my staff will appreciate your kind words! We look forward to having you back to our café. More

Mahomet, Illinois
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We ate at the restaurant after touring the home. It was large so did not feel crowded. Our waiter was friendly and helpful and attentive without being too intrusive. I had the eggplant parmesan sandwich on a really good roll with fries. My husband had a hamburger and liked it. It was not outstanding or different but the restaurant was... 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. If you enjoyed our Eggplant Parmigiana I highly recommend trying our Pizza Gia on your next visit. It has Eggplant, Ricotta, Romano and Mozzarella cheeses. More

Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were staying at the Inn next door and drove our golf cart over to walk into a great fun restaurant with wonderful live country music entertainment. They were taping a radio show with an artist named Nichole performing. She was fantastic. My husband loved his stuffed pork chop and Pritchard's Chocolate bourbon. My fettuccine was just average. It seemed... More

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

Our café does have a great vibe and I'm glad you were able to be part of it that night. I appreciate you taking the time to write your review, we look forward to having you back soon. More

Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went there with friends about a week ago: The service was excellent! the wait staff is quick, friendly and... very personable. Very scenic setting! The menu is mostly Italian. We had pizza, on a Monday night: Monday nights are: "two pizza's for the price of one." I grew up in the northeast (but have lived in Nashville almost 35... More

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

Well thank you for that very informative review. We appreciate you advertising our property and giving us your honest opinions. We look forward to having you back soon. Please come join us for "Hauntanel" October 24-26 It'll be a scream! More

Paris, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stopped here on our way from Nashville to back home in Paris and it is well worth the side trip. The food is great as is the service! Jasmine was our server and she was very courteous and knowledgeable. Will definitely make this our stop when coming from Nashville!

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

We love reading reviews like yours. I will share your review with Jasmine. I personally love to recognize our staff members for a job well done! More

Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We have lived in Nashville for 12 years and only recently went to visit Fontanel. We loved the home and enjoyed our visit so much that we went back this past Sunday to have brunch at Café Fontanella. It was a beautiful day so we sat out on the porch and enjoyed Bloody Mary's, Mimosa's, Eggs Benedict (ask about the... More

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

The fontanel grounds are gorgeous! Especially now watching the leaves turn! Please come back and enjoy our beautiful property. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. More

Garrett, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I liked the entire experience. Relaxing, enjoyable. Wonderful food and live music from "The Farm" and several local talents. Awesome!

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

Thank you for your kind review! We have scaled back some of our live music, but if that's what your looking for Thursday nights with the Fishing Club is a great night to come by and bring your dancing shoes! More

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