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“Good food, laid back vibe.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Fontanella

Cafe Fontanella
Ranked #142 of 2,031 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dallas, Texas
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good food, laid back vibe.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have a summer house very close to this restaurant, so we eat here all the time or order food to go. Everything I've ever had was very good. I often order Vodka Tortellini and cheese bread. I've also had fish and burgers and soup. I have a friend who always orders their chicken strips and she says they are the best. It's nice to sit out side in the spring and fall.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank JAkles
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Fontanel_Attractions, General Manager at Cafe Fontanella, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
I appreciate you taking the time to review us. We take a lot of pride in our café and our property. We are just getting into the heart of concert season and look forward to having you come back.
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“After reading the reviews a was hoping for better food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

Excellent atmosphere, attentive staff, very clean and welcoming facility. My food was ordered to go, very good presentation, prices good for quantity of food served. Disappointed with the flavor ; Italian Stromboli had no taste, dough could use some seasoning, the ingredients did not make it special the side sauce helped but still missing flavor . Garlic knots and cheese bread ok. Penne vodka sauce pasta was average by adding extra garlic made it somehow better. Will possibly try again by dining at the location instead of ordering to go.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jose C
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Fontanel_Attractions, General Manager at Cafe Fontanella, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us. I wish your takeout food would have tasted better as well. We apologize and will not make any excuses for why it was not up to our usual standards. We would like to invite you back to come in and dine with us.
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“Perfection!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Combined with the glorious stay at the Inn, the cafe was an exceptional choice to end the day. Great music and food. A wonderful staff who were exceptionally friendly and efficient!!! Can't wait to get back there.

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Thank VMRogers
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Fontanel_Attractions, General Manager at Cafe Fontanella, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
The Inn is an amazing bed and breakfast, they are currently the number one rated hotel in Nashville via Trip advisor. I am glad you gave my café a try and hope you took advantage of all the fun attractions we have all over our property.
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Nashville
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“Casual Ambiance with Upscale Taste”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited Cafe Fontanella on June 16th for our anniversary. How many ways can I say "delicious?" From the complimentary bread with dipping oil, to the bruschetta, house salad, lasagne, pork chop (OMg!) and tiramisu, everything was particularly scrumptious. Our friendly server, Joseph, was attentive and regularly cleared the table and refilled drinks. The only thing that prevents me from rating this dining experience as a "5" is that the timing of our food was off. Our salads arrived just after our appetizer and the entrees immediately followed so that we had all three courses on the table at the same time. We wished for more time to savor each portion of our meal because it was well worth savoring . . .

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank CubH8tr
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Fontanel_Attractions, General Manager at Cafe Fontanella, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Happy Anniversary!! I will pass your review along to Joseph. I love to acknowledge my staff members for a job well done. We look forward to having you back in our café and on our property.
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Westchester, Illinois
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“Great choice after 9 days of fast food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were looking for a good meal after 9 days on the road to and from Disney World with our grandson. The atmosphere on Sunday evening on the porch was perfect for a relaxing meal. Gourmet food, super service from Matthew, and a great end to father's day.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Mark S
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Fontanel_Attractions, General Manager at Cafe Fontanella, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
We appreciate your kind review and look forward to having you back on your next trip to music city. Hopefully next time you can spend a little more time enjoying our property and all of its attractions!
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