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Cafe Fontanella

#107 of 1,666 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Italian, American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Cafe Fontanella

While visiting Fontanel Mansion we decided to grab dinner at the Cafe Fontanella. Boy were we glad we did! We had the Caprese Skewers Which consisted of Fresh Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Basil Pesto with a Balsamic Glaze for an appetizer. Excellent! We had the Margherita Pizza which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Anyone who reads my reviews knows that I'm about 99% complimentary...but, this place deserves a serious slam! I went there with my sister and brother-in-law who live near Nashville. They recommended it, saying it was good. That was definitely NOT my experience! I wasn't really starving so I ordered a side salad and some mussels..my two favorite things. The salad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While visiting Fontanel Mansion we decided to grab dinner at the Cafe Fontanella. Boy were we glad we did! We had the Caprese Skewers Which consisted of Fresh Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Basil Pesto with a Balsamic Glaze for an appetizer. Excellent! We had the Margherita Pizza which was Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, and tomatoes. The... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food, live music, beautiful view (we dined outside on the porch), excellent service, personal care (we had purchased chocolate and our hostess suggested she take it to their kitchen so it would not melt while we were there), reasonably priced.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

food was really good but was way over priced and spent $16 on a small lasagna and didnt get breadsticks or anything with it. dissappointed. 1st italian restaurant i ever been too that dont serve u bread with your meals.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was surprised to find an Italian restaurant at a Country Music attraction so I was skeptical. The food was delicious and the menu offered more than spaghetti and meatballs! Our server was a charming young man who paid good attention to what we wanted/needed. Everyone in our party had something different and all enjoyed their meal. We had a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There were approx. 20 of us celebrating a co-workers birthday our waiter was organized and he did receive a little help from the manager I believe, but other than that everything was good especially "Lucy lemonade" would have had 2 of them but I was driving

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Perth, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

What a nice review. Thank you so much for writing it. We believe this business is about good people and good product. You touched on both of those. Please come back and see us soon. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Getting a window seat is a great tip for our future guests; we also have plenty of outdoor seating available. Please come see us the next time you are in town. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Fontanel_Attractions, General Manager at Cafe Fontanella, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We take a lot of pride in our café and our property. We look forward to having you visit us soon. More 

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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We ate here after touring Fontanel Mansion. We had prompt, friendly service. Husband had Parmesan-Crusted Grouper and loved it. I had the brushetta appetizer and a spinach salad. Both were excellent! Servings were huge and had to take some home. Definitely recommend!

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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, Delicatessen, 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?