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Cafe Fontanella

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American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
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4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
+1 615-724-1601
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11:00 am - 10:00 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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great Food

We had a quick lunch here before our tour. The price was very reasonable, fast friendly service and great food. It was great to get an actual meal and not some expensive, amusement park type food. This would be a place I would visit again if I lived in Nashville.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
krh7493
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Iowa
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Iowa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a quick lunch here before our tour. The price was very reasonable, fast friendly service and great food. It was great to get an actual meal and not some expensive, amusement park type food. This would be a place I would visit again if I lived in Nashville.

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Ohio
Top Contributor
297 reviews 297 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stopped on for dinner while staying at the inn on the property. The restaurant was mostly empty - one table occupied - at 7 pm. We decided to try gnocchi with the recommended vodka sauce and a fish entree. Both portions were enormous, easily enough for two people. The gnocchi seemed of the frozen foodservice variety, but the sauce... More 

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Schererville, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After touring the Fontanel Mansion we stopped in here for lunch. We had an antipasto salad and a calzone ,We split both items between the two of us.They brought delicious garlic bread to the table that we enjoyed with our salad . The portion sizes were large and the food was delicious, The restaurant was very nice and the service... More 

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

Thank you Dan. We look forward to having you back to our property the next time your in town. We also appreciate you taking your time to write such a kind review. Thank you again. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

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

We appreciate the kind words and thank you for taking the time to review us. We are updating our menu on March 1st, there will be lots of new menu items for you to try. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

nashville tenn.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

so whats not to like good food everytime,service excellent too...................in top 10 places i like to eat/go too.......motorcycle parking up front is a big +++ WAY good ~ don

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

We appreciate the review! Soon we will have free wine tastings as well, in our Natchez Hills Winery opening up soon next door in the former Pepsi Studio Gallery. We look forward to having you back soon. More 

Tinley Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
75 helpful votes 75 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Contributor
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 

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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: American, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
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?