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“Casual Italian restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Fontana

Cafe Fontana
Ranked #4 of 35 Restaurants in Pontiac
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: From gelato, to panini caprese, to sweet potato fries, to wine and more, the owners turned this old Hardees into a trendy, fun, but casual restaurant. Good quality food makes for an enjoyable meal in a nice atmosphere. Their phone number is 815-419-3011. Located about 1.5 miles east of Interstate 55 at Pontiac, exit 197. Worth the stop!
Pontiac, IL
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Casual Italian restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I like dining here because if I tell them to keep the bread sticks, I can eat gluten free. That's hard to do in a smaller restaurant. There is a large selection of delectable desserts, but I never have room. A gelato bar has close to a dozen flavors. They also serve alcohol if you're into that. A beer goes nice with your pizza.

Visited July 2013
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Hannibal, Missouri
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A great find while traveling!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We were traveling from Hannibal, MO, to Quebec City and were ready for lunch. I searched my iPad for a nice place in the area and this was a perfect stop! The food was excellent, the restaurant was clean and spacious with large windows for great sunlight. You order at the counter, but they bring your food to you. The service was quick, the staff was friendly and helpful, prices were reasonable, and the location was easy on/off the interstate.

If you have time, be sure and visit the downtown, which is quaint and charming with lots of outdoor art. One local patron of the restaurant said that Pontiac has five art museums.

We will definitely stop there again when traveling east.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank editordeb
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice place and great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Stopped by the restaurant after a few basketball games at the high school. For those of you from the Southwestern suburbs it is similar to the Patio Restaurant. The food was very good, the three of us had a Cesar salad, Tilapia, and an Italian Beef sandwich....all very good. For those who want quick service and nice selection at a great price....please try it out

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JimEBB
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Central Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Relaxing atmosphere, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

A great Italian food place with gelato and wine available. Nicely remodeled fast food restaurant that now has an inviting and relaxing atmosphere in which to dine. Place your order - I like the Panini Caprese with sweet potato fries - then sit back and enjoy the service. Service is quick and the menu is creative.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank notiller2004
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Illinois
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190 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Husband loves it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Italian Beef is the best. We discovered this place last time we were here. We made sure that we went back this time. Also it is a informal place for all to go to. Mainly pastas and sandwiches and salads etc.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank CruiserIllinois
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