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La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria

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Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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1759 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407
+1 843-556-1111
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11:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 18
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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
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Looking for authentic Italian cuisine - La Fontana is it! Our server, Ivan made the experience complete. The food was delicious. 5 Stars!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
LBRODRI
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Looking for authentic Italian cuisine - La Fontana is it! Our server, Ivan made the experience complete. The food was delicious. 5 Stars!!!

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Thank LBRODRI
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lugi was incredible, suggested the best wine for our meal. The veal dishes are too die for.. love it so much we are going back tonight!!!

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Thank yvon1104
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere recommend reservations on weekends courteous staff!! Waitstaff very knowledgeable, wine selection outstanding!

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Thank Robert G
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter takes dance class beside La Fontana. So at first this was a place to go for convenience. A place to go for a glass of wine and a small bite. After getting to know their awesome bartender Bob and other staff members I started to venture into their menu. The food is fantastic! Specials are always great and... More 

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Thank carolinesmith1160
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was absolutely wonderful! Our server, Luigi, was especially helpful and hospitable. The chicken alfredo was some of the best that I've ever had. The whole atmosphere was lovely. I would recommend this establishment to anyone in a heartbeat. We'll definitely be coming back!

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Thank Rachel H
Newnan, Ga.
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to stop for lunch. When we first saw the menu we thought a little pricey. Then the food came WORTH THE PRICE. I have never been to Italy but I would have to believe this is pretty close to authentic. Service was great. If your in the mood for an excellent Italian restaurant. This is... More 

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Thank chillntyme
Lake Lure, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to Italy....and this my friends is the real deal!! The food was consistently good from appetizer to dessert...I don't think you could go wrong ordering anything. You definitely don't want to miss the mussels ( in the white wine)...delightful! And was surprised with a 'coffee' cheesecake...never had it before, but will get it again. Love the lively atmosphere and... More 

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Thank souptoonuts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our server, Luigi, was great. He recommended several things on the menu that were fantastic. He was knowledgeable about the menu and it was greatly appreciated.

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Thank Cindy F
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yearning for true Italian cuisine, my friend and I were disappointed when a nearby James Island restaurant had stopped serving lunch and we were too early for dinner. We headed to Savannah Highway to satisfy our cravings and pulled in beside the "Open" sign at Fontana. Neither of us had ever been there, but thought we'd take a chance. The... More 

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Thank Cyndy H
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG what an amazing experience. our waiter Luigi was so attentive and delightful the food was spectacular form the appetizer to he desert. I am a huge fan of Italian food and I never had the most delicious food the bruschetta was extremely good the red snapper was mouth watering and their tiramisu was to die for. the atmosphere makes... More 

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Thank rachael k

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1759 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-556-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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