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“Lasagna Lovers Paradise”

La Fontana Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Hilton Head Island
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lasagna Lovers Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

The first time we tried this place, we sat at the outside bar to enjoy the harbor view, but we got hungry and ordered a pizza. We're not big pizza fans, because it usually isn't very good compared to the NYC area, but It just plain smelled good and it tasted even better. Probably had the best crust of any pizza we've ever had anywhere south of NYC. So we went back last night and, with that pizza in mind, I decided to gamble on the lasagna -- which is a major mistake in this part of the world. But not here. The lasagna was unbelievably good. Far and away the best in the area. Well worth the $18.00 price. The portion was substantial and the sauce was great. The piece was perhaps three inches high, the way lasagna should be, and the stuffing was a delicious blend of meat and ricotta cheese. This was world-class lasagna, but they should have heated the plate to keep it warmer longer, especially for those of us who were sitting outside. The only thing missing was a dinner salad, and the bread was passable but nothing to write home about given the overall quality of the food here. There's been nothing like this lasagna on the island since La Famiglia closed some years ago. They need a little practive getting stuff to the table quicker, but this promises to be the best Italian restaurant on the island, perhaps even comparable eventually to Beaufort's amazing Griffin Market Restaurant. Get the lasagna!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Ramrod Key, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Pizza!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

Just got through with a take out order. I got a personal pizza with sausage and onions. Either it was the best on the island or I was starving! Enjoyed the heck out of it. Also, it was ready in ten minutes!!! Great experience

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Kim J
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Hilton Head Island, SC
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“This new broom does not sweep clean !”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

This restaurant has recently opened. Apparently, there are two more of the same in Charleston, SC. The positive : servers ' attire . Glass on top of black tablecloths.
Service : terrible .
Prices : Sky high
Quality of food.....very bad. Salads were served warm, and drowned in olive oil. No parmesan cheese, you had to beg for it.
We didn't try the pizzas . I had chicken, it looked like it had been boiled for hours. A great disappointment, and a far cry from The Little Venice , which had been there for 28 years. A total waste of money to go there.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Lorrainey12
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Italine fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Looking over the marina while sharing a beautiful wine with lunch. Great place to eat! Tucked in the back of marina- great food

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Thank Sidney W
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Charleston, South Carolina
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“New Foodies Spot on the Island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

A new restaurant offered a pleasant surprise with excellent food and live entertainment on the edge of Shelter Cove. The highlight of our couples' dinner was the food--starting with the freshest salad I have had in a long time. Our friends enjoyed a variety of fish and veal and I took the low road with a basic cheese pizza--also delicious. Service was a little slow but servers were fun and attentive. The restaurant was full on a Wednesday night and in off season so make reservations if you intend to try this spot out for a really good Italian style dinner.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Snooge42
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