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La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant Bar & Pizzeria
Ranked #26 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Rockford, Illinois
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Small and quaint”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We stopped for dinner. We wanted something beside seafood for a change. The place is small but the service was big. The calzone was full of cheese and sausage and my daughter had the spaghetti which came with good sized meatballs...both were very filling. We had leftovers for lunch the next day!

Visited April 2013
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English first
Lebanon, Tennessee
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We ate at this restaurant after the receptionist at our hotel highly recommended it. The food was delicious but the chicken alfredo was so rich it made a couple of our group sick. I got the veggie pizza and it was delicious. It is very small but nice atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2013
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious, and worth it!”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Perhaps the person who compared this to Olive Garden was a disgruntled former employee, because we found no similarities at all. The atmosphere is quaint and subtle. The waiter was attentive without attacking us every 5 minutes. Our meals were fabulous( vodka penne with chicken, spicy pasta and spaghetti with meatballs, plus appetizer). The bill was reasonable and the portions were plentiful. And the music was in Italian, definitely not frank Sinatra!

  • Visited April 2013
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Douglas, Georgia, USA
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Authentic is right...”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Ate here as a group of 7 celebrating two young men's birthdays. My wife and I have been to Italy twice and found that this was about as close to a dining experience in the US as we have found. The food was very good, particularly the Spaghetti Carbonara and Pollo Samtimbocca. We were serenaded by Italian music (singing) and the boys were treated to Happy Birthday in Italian. The service was great and so was the food. Strongly suggest if you are looking for a true Italian dining experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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South Shields
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“great dinner”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

It's only 2 weeks since the previous revue but we found that the waiting time was minimal.
Brushetta was the best I've had outside of Italy. Other half had mussels in white wine sauce - only the shells were left.
Mains were veal in marsala, and veal with asparagus, both excellent
The place was very busy, but our waiting time was only 5 minutes at the most. It wasn't until much later that there were tables vacant. Obviously popular with the locals, and this was a Monday night.

  • Visited March 2013
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