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La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria

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1759 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6281
+1 843-556-1111
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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charleston,sc
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do you like "real" Italian food? I mean REAL Italian food? This is the restaurant. Small,cozy, reservations suggested, unless you go early and "beat" the crowd. We did that and watched the restaurant fill up a bit at a time... Our waiter was knowledgeable... gave us a list of the specials. We each had an appetizer, a glass of a... More 

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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing so many good things about La Fontana, my husband & I headed there late Saturday evening. We were definitely not disappointed in any way. Great ambiance, our server was fantastic and so many mouth watering choices to choose from. We started with Caesar salads and their fried homemade mozzarella sticks (YES HOMEMADE CHEESE...so good). Caesar dressing was perfect... More 

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Thank Suzanne D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, atmosphere, and waiter Chandler! Thanks for a great experience! Food was authentic and service was exquisite.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sisters stopped in on a busy Saturday night. We were seated promptly, had great, friendly service and just a great meal. We all had something different but really loved everything we tried.

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Thank Jacquie G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in Charleston one night we decided to come here on a whim. Little did we know how good it was going to be. Out of all the restaurants we went to on the trip this was by far our favorite. It has a good atmosphere and amazing, authentic Italian food. Our waiter, Luigi Castiglia, was so nice and made... More 

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Thank Paige M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually Italian food in sc is quite disappointing. This place was great. Could use a little more herbs in the olive oil for bread dipping. But the mussels so hit the spot. It's everything I love in a mussel dish. Back home my dad would always get the fra Diablo and that's been my dish as an adult and totally... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Charleston and wanted plain Italian...nothing over the top. LA Fontana has maybe the best spaghetti and meatballs that I've ever had... EVER! The noodles still has stream coming from them when they arrived, were cooked to the right consistency and were not swimming in sauce. I loved the sauce! I would definately come here again and recommend... More 

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Thank Diane F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would highly recommend!!! Our dinner consisted of 5 loaves of bread and generous portions of homemade pasta, sauce and fresh seafood as well as chicken, gnocchi and delicious apps. I've visited Italy as well a some of the best Italian Restaurants in New York and Boston, and La Fontana is truly on par or better than these dining options. The... More 

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Thank Matthew J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Fontana was an unexpected spur of the moment dinner decision by my family that turned quickly into so much more. In the last week we have eaten in Savanah, Hilton Head, and Charleston and out of all of our meals, La Fontana has been the highlight for us. Our server, Chandler, was extremely polite, fun, and was someone we... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well looked after on two consecutive evenings by all the staff, and Chandler in particular, who was very patient and accommodated all of our requests with a smile. The food lived up to high expectations. If we return to Charleston, we will certainly be visiting La Fontana again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1759 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6281
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-556-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?