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Cafe Fontanella

#117 of 1,691 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189-9124
+1 615-724-1601
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I purchased a Groupon for a Fontanel mansion tour and wine tasting and my boyfriend and I decided to grab lunch at the cafe to complete our visit. The inside was nicely decorated and roomy. There was also a bar area that looked very appealing. The wait staff was very friendly and prompt. We ordered the fried mozzarella and a... More 

Thank Carol Z
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

A friend recommended we visit Cafe Fontanella and try their stromboli, for our first visit to the Nashville area. We took their advice and after our amazing tour of the Fontanella Mansion, we popped into the Cafe for lunch. My husband and I both ordered Build Your Own Stromboli and OH, they did not disappoint. They came out piping hot,... More 

Thank 782lorib
Paris, Île-de-France, France
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Environment: 3 stars Taste: 4 stars Price: 3 stars I ordered tortellini. Since it has no proteins, I added chicken. The pasta was fine. Parmesan cheese was pretty salty. The chicken was okay, but it cost $6. I thought the charge was a bit outrageous.

Thank CelesteJJ
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

I have only eaten here once and so WANTED TO LOVE IT as the running trail or "the Trails" at Fontanel have been a cool discovery and it is a beautiful setting. We ate after running one hot humid afternoon (we eyed the patron traffic going in and coming out to get sense of whether we would be offending dress... More 

Thank Viva S
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I had been to Cafe Fontenal in 2011 on a previous visit to Nashville and was highly impressed! !!! Now on a current visit...not the case! What use to be a fine dining pleasure has been reduced to a Burger King type atmosphere...the ambiance is gone! Before,you knew you were in an establishment that offered eye appeal, quality food and... More 

Thank Karen P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Overall the rating was good; couldn't change the excellent rating. Service was VERY slow. Lunch took 2 hours and the food/ service did not justify the time. However, as a transplanted Philadelphian, who is always searching for a passable cheesesteak, I was quite pleased. I imagine the venue is great in the summer.

Thank Lynne P
Barrington, Illinois
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

The staff was very friendly, and they were very accommodating for our vegan and vegetarian needs. Not a lot of vegetarian/vegan choices on the menu, but they customized two dishes for us that were excellent! We ate every bite! The entertainment, on a Tuesday night, was excellent! The restaurant is big and open, and the ambiance isn't the greatest in... More 

Thank Barrington54
Nashville TN
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203 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I arrived before my guest and server asked what I'd like to drink. But when the diet COKE ordered arrived, it was NOT. Upon her return I asked if it was Diet Coke and she said NO, we have Pepsi products. i reordered un-sweet tea w/lemon and advised, please do not take my order and bring me something else, rather,... More 

Thank AquaBarb
Lexington, Massachusetts
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185 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

While we were waiting for our tour, we had a drink suitable for brunch. The mimosa was good and had a reasonable price. The place was a nice place to sit and chat.

Thank mjc_travels
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Had a wonderful time at the Cafe Fontanella listening to Dry Creek Station and great food and drink. Wonderful live music venue and intimate atmosphere.

Thank Todd A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $18
Italian, American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189-9124
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-724-1601

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