We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1759 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6281
+1 843-556-1111
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

500 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 488: English reviews
Acworth, Georgia
Level Contributor
74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Without a doubt the most enjoyable dining experience we had while in Charleston. We made last minute reservations, but were warmly welcomed when we arrived. The food was excellent, but our server, Luigi made the evening special. He made fast friends of our two young grandsons; taking the time to talk with them about European football teams. When we'd finished... More 

Thank ISC624
Honea Path, South Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I ate here for my husband's birthday. The food was fantastic. Chandler was a great server. We were treated so well. I highly recommend La Fontana to everyone who wants great italian food.

Thank Suzanne C
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, and the lunch special can't be beat. Traveling for business and will probably visit a second time while in town.

Thank AlissaJ5
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first visit to south caroling and we loved the experience. Being a Sicilian family, we know a little about Italian food. We loved La Fontana so much, we went two nights in a row. La Fontana’s staff are so friendly and personable. They provided personal and detailed service. The food and wine was excellent. A definite “Don’t... More 

Thank cltksm1
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Intimate neighborhood spot for dining in - or a great choice to order a pizza. Garlic rolls are fresh and calimari is delicately fried. The service is always very friendly and they work hard to please - the proprietors truly are Italian, so if you think you're detecting an accent, this is the real deal!

Thank kalliope61
Mt Pleasant,sc
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a place to eat about 8:15 in the evening after a meeting in West Ashley. We decided to try this place on Savannah Highway as we were passing by. We were fortunate to end up at LaFontana. We split an antipasto which was delicious and almost meal in itself with delicious bread. And we split a La Fontana... More 

Thank freddykoch
Level Contributor
31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered an appetizer and two entrees. Everything was delicious. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Will definitely come back next time I am in town.

Thank Garrett S
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up without reservations on the last night of our visit...if we had dined here earlier in the trip, I am not sure we would have dined elsewhere. We sat at the bar & after ordering cocktails & engaging in a conversation with Bob (SugarBob 😉) discussing our favorite Italian foods, we turned over all decisions to him regarding... More 

Thank dmmlal
Hampton, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bread was great. The food was very good. They were very welcoming. We ate at other well reviewed restaurants but this was our favorite.

1 Thank shannongsr
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just arrived in Charleston and arrived hungry. Let's just pick up a pizza or sandwich I said as we headed down Savannah Highway. Look, there's a place "authentic Italian". Mama Mia is this place authentic. From my first sip of wine, to my last bite of Lemoncello cake, I was back in Naples. Our waiter's name was Luigi,... More 

1 Thank Patricia D

Travelers who viewed La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina

Been to La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Italian, Pizza
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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?