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Cafe Fontanella

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4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189-9124
+1 615-724-1601
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Lascassas, Tennessee, United States
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had awesome food at this Italian and American menu items. There were four of us, two had the eggplant dishes, one had a ground beef mixture in round shaped pasta (could not pronounce the dish name), and angel hair pasta with chicken. All were very delicious and we will be back. Paige did an great job serving us, so thank... More 

Thank Kimberly S
Nashville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking forward to dinner here after an afternoon spent on the property. The dining room was so overly air conditioned that we couldn't eat inside. They have a nice patio, but we wanted to sit inside and enjoy the musician playing. They were driving people away from enjoying his music by making it unbearable to sit in the... More 

Thank Robbielb
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We sat on the porch for dinner. Portions are large we shared an eggplant parm and a salad. It was delicious and we were full. We like that we could walk there from the Fontanel Inn. Food was good.

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

clean, friendly people. drinks are priced at a decent price, food is also good. can't wait to return

Thank mala s
Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here after touring the mansion. Service was prompt. Great cocktails and wine list. Bread was hot out of the oven and served with a delicious oil mix that tasted like better. Entrees were well prepared and portions we big. I had the chicken marsala and my friend had eggplant parmigiana. It was scrumptious!

Thank Joni H
Davenport, Iowa
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233 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surely host, crabby waitress, dirty bathroom,(noon and no hand towels in bathroom) sloppy restaurant, marginal food. The place was not busy. pasta dishes served with.... pasta and sauce, nothing else, not even the standard bread and olive oil. Prices, for the experience/food at lunch were very high. $14 for a bowl of pasta.

Thank Bis54
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You never know what to expect when you eat at a restaurant attached to an attraction, but this was very good. The menu had some interesting choices and some old stand bys. We went with 6 people everyone ordered something different and all enjoyed. We were there for lunch so we shared appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Highly recommend it if... More 

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We were there with our car club from Wisconsin. The Italian restaurant was able to seat us, 14 people, almost immediately. Great food with a moderately priced menu. Nice selection of foods and a moderate wine list. Out of 14 people, not one complaint, and high marks for food and service.

Thank Jim H
Bristol, England
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493 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 583 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

After visiting the mansion at Fontanel, we stopped at the cafe Fontanella for lunch. Only a few other customers, so the kitchen should have been able to cope. But although we were seated easily and our drinks and food order taken promptly, the meal when delivered was missing a side order. No problem, one would think, but we had to... More 

Thank Chris H
Hillsboro, Missouri
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143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

My wife and I ate here the first night we stayed at the Inn. I had a pizza and she had the filet. My pizza was average and my wife said her steak was somewhat tough. My big frustration was with the service. Our waiter went missing and was never around. We had to grab passing servers to get sweetener... More 

Thank Stephen H

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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, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?