For about the past twentyFor about the past twenty years, we have been dining at Fontana's a couple of times a year. The food at this visit was equal to our past experience, it was outstanding. The evening started out poorly when our cocktails arrived a long time after we ordered them. Fontana's started full bar service only a couple of years ago, and it appears that it hasn't been integrated into their operation. The ambience was tarnished by the high noise level. About half of the customers dressed up for the evening consistent with a good restaurant. Too many others, unfortunately, came in jeans and sweatshirts, suggesting that at the last minute, they chose Fontana's over a fast food joint.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMenjoyabledelightful lunch. All entrees were delicious except for person having salad with grilled shrimp. She felt crutons were stale and shrimp was minimal for the price differential. Lasagne with meat sauce was very tastey as was the salad we ordered..6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent food.Consistently excellent food. Cocktails were generous too.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian Restaurant, CupertinoGreat food. We had Grilled Local Artichoke, Eggplant Parmesan both were excellent, and the Warm Apple Strudel is our all time favorite dessert. The Gorgonzola Salad was ehh ok. My girlfriend and I shared all the dishes, and they were perfect portions, and still had some leftover. All in all, food and service was fantastic. Been coming here for years, and Fontana's will always be our favorite Italian restaurant in Cupertino.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEaten at Fontana's many timesEaten at Fontana's many times but this is the first time we've tried their grilled artichoke. The flavor was great but there was very little 'meat' on the artichoke. Please serve ones that actually have something there to eat. Also too much oil; it was VERY messy. But, again, the flavor was there. And our service was very, very good.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAccommodating in everyway!This was a special occasion and Fontana's lived up to the occasion... We ordered the specials offered by the server, mine was a fabulous Alaskan Halibut and then with each of us selecting an individual starter... a grilled artichoke for me and a beet, walnut salad for my partner, we split a pasta dish for a second course... a luscious Gorgonzola gnocchi making for a real feast. We ordered wines by the glass to better pair with our meals and when in doubt over a particular selection, our server provided a taste to help us decide... top this off with fruit sorbet and espresso and we had a meal to remember...
You can order a simple pizza or soup with a salad, or indulge in a gourmet banquet... Fontana's will happily accommodate.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Restaurant!The combination of great food and exceptional service is what brings me to this local gem at least 3 times a month. If it was a little cheaper, I'd be there more often - but then I'd have to compete with even more people to get a reservation at this Fantastic Place!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting Ambiance / Good FoodThey staff seemed confused about who was serving us but everyone was extremely helpful. Once we had a waiter assigned to us we received great service. He was very detailed in his descriptions and very nice. The food was really good, very well made, and flavorful. Only thing that was off was the ambiance. It was undecided. Part 'nice restaurant,' part 'sports bar,' part 'sizzler.' That didn't really bother us at all we just found it rather interesting. A nice semi-formal restaurant in suburbia with a great kitchen staff.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the updated menu!We were just thinking about trying a new restaurant when we experienced the new menu - thanks!!!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThey keep things fresh!They've just updated their menu and as good restaurants do, they've managed to freshen it up and match fashionable ingredients (in this specific case, the cous cous in the Eggplant Parmesan) whilst fitting it to the cuisine (again, in this case, by blending it with pesto).
All in all, a very nice night out for my wife's birthday with our young daughter.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAn All-Occasion RestaurantOur waiter was very attentive and had good recommendations. The salmon with faro, mushrooms and broccolini was one of the best meals I have ever eaten in a restaurant. My only disappointment was that the apple turnover was sooooo big it didn't even look as appetizing as it sounded on the dessert menu. It did taste great but had far too much dough, most of which I left on the plate after finding the apples. My husband, though, loved his all chocolate dessert (a ball of dark chocolate ice cream surrounded by grated dark chocolate and covered in chocolate sauce -- unbeatable, for him). We often choose Fontana's for celebrating special occasions and just for a nice meal out after and afternoon theater presentation.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, but a bitDelicious food, but a bit pricey. Closes early during the week. We were the last group out of the restaurant at 9pm.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNice for a business lunch--Always a pleasant experience. Friendly people, good food, nice atmosphere.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Spot For An EveningUnique seafood specials and great pastas on every visit. The ambiance of the room is warm and the lighting is romantic for intimate dining. The booths in the back are the best for close discussions.
The wait staff is professional, never forgetting a detail on meal preferences or set up. On this particular evening, the service was a bit slower than usual as they seemed to be one waiter short of typical coverage. Outside of that, wonderful food and attention to detail as usual.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us had a great timeFour of us had a great time celebrating a friend's birthday at a table quiet enough to carry on good coversation. Service timing by Sandi was excellent, attentive but not hovering. She seemed to enjoy serving us. The two specials, salmon and mahi mahi, were perfectly prepared..........not overdone, as fish often is, but still hot when brought to the table. Excellent!!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter and the other attendeesOur waiter and the other attendees were great. The service was quite good. The food overall was good. The Caesar salad was OK...the lettuce was not crispy and cold as I prefer it. It didn't seem very fresh. It was like it had been left in a warm area. The entrees were quite good and the dessert was yummy. Value was Ok...a bit on the pricey side. The atmosphere was quite comfortable and relaxing.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the salmon and my husbandI had the salmon and my husband had the shrimp scampi with toasted crab polenta. Both were presented well and tasted delicious.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFontana's Italian is a wonderfulFontana's Italian is a wonderful restaurant nestled in Cupertino. Their staff is friendly and inviting, and the food is excellent. Both my wife and my mother had the scallops, and the chef was accommodating allowing my mother to change the vegetables, while I had the scampi. The atmosphere is both good for families without small children, groups, and couples out on a date. Definitely one of our local favorites!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for food intolerancesVery nice about helping my daughter and me, who can't eat gluten or dairy foods.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and service.Awesome food and service. Our serve James was the best!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe found this place a littleWe found this place a little while back. Have been very happy coming here. Spent the wife's 30th B-day here most recently. Food is delightful. I had the Braised Beef Short ribs and she always has the same thing, it is a lobster pasta with a light cream sauce (I don't recall the name). Both are amazing and always better than I remember.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall one of our favoriteOverall one of our favorite local restaurants, consistently good food, friendly staff, excellent bar. We uusally end up by the fireplace even though we don't ask, which is a little quieter.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFontana's had great food andFontana's had great food and service. We will be going there again soon!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLast minute choice was great!Believe Ted was our waiter and he was fantastic. Just the right amount of cheking in and offer suggestions as this was our first time dining in this establishment. Good wines by the glass. Will definitely return.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are frequent diners atWe are frequent diners at Fontana's. Always a great time. They also offer gluten-free pastas as an alternative. Bocce ball dessert is one of our favorites.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM