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“Authentic Italian Food Overlooking Shelter Cove Harbour, HHI SC” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Fontana Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria

La Fontana Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria
13 Harbourside Ln, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head, SC 29926
+1 843-785-3300
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Ranked #96 of 320 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Food Overlooking Shelter Cove Harbour, HHI SC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We attended an outdoor event with music by Target -- a fund raiser for deep well the other night. People were dancing singing along and having a wonderful evening complete with a beautiful sunset. We decided to have a bite to eat before returning home. LaFontana has recently been opened and enhanced with an outdoor bar and eating area. We ordered a pizza at the indoor bar area and were greeted by an old friend, Frank. We ordered a pizza based on Frank's suggestion. The dough was wonderful--slight crust on the bottom but tasty and cooked to perfection.
I would highly suggest visiting this restaurant and relaxing with an attentive wait staff serving authentic Italian food. The smell alone will draw you in.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hilton Head Island
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Lasagna Lovers Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The first time we tried this place, we sat at the outside bar to enjoy the harbor view, but we got hungry and ordered a pizza. We're not big pizza fans, because it usually isn't very good compared to the NYC area, but It just plain smelled good and it tasted even better. Probably had the best crust of any pizza we've ever had anywhere south of NYC. So we went back last night and, with that pizza in mind, I decided to gamble on the lasagna -- which is a major mistake in this part of the world. But not here. The lasagna was unbelievably good. Far and away the best in the area. Well worth the $18.00 price. The portion was substantial and the sauce was great. The piece was perhaps three inches high, the way lasagna should be, and the stuffing was a delicious blend of meat and ricotta cheese. This was world-class lasagna, but they should have heated the plate to keep it warmer longer, especially for those of us who were sitting outside. The only thing missing was a dinner salad, and the bread was passable but nothing to write home about given the overall quality of the food here. There's been nothing like this lasagna on the island since La Famiglia closed some years ago. They need a little practive getting stuff to the table quicker, but this promises to be the best Italian restaurant on the island, perhaps even comparable eventually to Beaufort's amazing Griffin Market Restaurant. Get the lasagna!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ramrod Key, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Pizza!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Just got through with a take out order. I got a personal pizza with sausage and onions. Either it was the best on the island or I was starving! Enjoyed the heck out of it. Also, it was ready in ten minutes!!! Great experience

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hilton Head Island, SC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“This new broom does not sweep clean !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This restaurant has recently opened. Apparently, there are two more of the same in Charleston, SC. The positive : servers ' attire . Glass on top of black tablecloths.
Service : terrible .
Prices : Sky high
Quality of food.....very bad. Salads were served warm, and drowned in olive oil. No parmesan cheese, you had to beg for it.
We didn't try the pizzas . I had chicken, it looked like it had been boiled for hours. A great disappointment, and a far cry from The Little Venice , which had been there for 28 years. A total waste of money to go there.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Italine fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Looking over the marina while sharing a beautiful wine with lunch. Great place to eat! Tucked in the back of marina- great food

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