Accommodating 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.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eaten at Fontana's many times
Eaten 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.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian Restaurant, Cupertino
Great 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.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently excellent food.
Consistently excellent food. Cocktails were generous too.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
delightful 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..
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
For about the past twenty
For 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 AM
We love this place. In fact, it's one of the reasons we keep renewing our Passport Card!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trip to a show at the Winery
We were greated warmly. The waiter came very soon after we were seated.
He was amiable, helpful, and took care of us. Manager stopped to say hello.
Food was very good - good, reasonably priced bottle of wine.
Summary, excellent customer service & good food.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I organized a birthday dinner for four people. Two had birthdays. I requested a booth which was good for talking and taking a bit longer for dinner, dessert and B-day presents. Our food was fabulous! Two had the prime rib which was perfect. One had the salmon and I had the capellini with lobster and a mushroom cream sauce. It was out of this world wonderful. There was an entire lobster tail (cut in large pieces) in my dish. I have had this before and it's a memorable dish. Fontana's also has a memorable wine list in that they carry Germany's Dr. Loosen Riesling by the glass. Just perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant. Their quality and service is consistently very high.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food
We always dining at Fontana's, and will come back again and again. Our friends love it also the food is great. Thanks.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time although I lived in the area for years- our waiter was excellent and attentive and checked back with us at just the right times. Saturday night and wasn't packed which was great. Food was delicious- beet crostini with goat cheese and baked gnocchi with a little limoncello for dessert - heaven :)
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four women enjoyed a delicious dinner consisting of lasagna, pasta with shrimp, and gnocci. Service was immpecable! We were a little disappointed with the noise level - quite loud.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One more excellent experience
The beet salad is a wonderful dish and something special . This time we ordered Scampi Saltati, Lemon Tagliarini, Funghi and Prosciutto Pizza and the Lasagna with meat sauce for the main course. All the dishes were very tasty and everyone liked it. The Merlot was suggested by the waiter and was an excellent choice. We definitely come back again.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Italian Cuisine & Service
Thoroughly enjoyed this event with my family. Creative, top-shelf cocktails, nice wine, and tasty Italian fare.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed the food a lot and
I enjoyed the food a lot and the service is very good! There is something for everyone. I think this restaurant is good for a lot of different occasions.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for business meals
Very convenient, easily accessible and plenty of parking, my go to place for business dinners. Close to Apple and HP. Of course the food and service being good is a given. I've been going here for years and its always very consistently good in both and I usually find I can get in without reservations easily before 7 PM.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the top neighborhood restauran
Fantastic food, service and ambiance. 'Tis quite a surprise to have this level of quality and service in what seems to be a neighborhood restaurant in Cupertino.
Exceptional experience which I hope to repeat again soon!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine selection is very appropriate
Wine selection is very appropriate for menu offerings. Veal and lamb dishes were excellent. Service was very attentive and curteous. Definitely worth a visit.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an excellent dinner (wine was fabulous) and the dessert to die for! We enjoyed the Bocce Ball dessert for four of us. Our waiter, David, was outstanding in his service, his selections of both the wine and dinner selections.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate outside which was wonderful
We ate outside which was wonderful and the food was as always very good.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Fontana's for probably 18 years or so, back to the days with Johnny and Luigi being upfront. Fontana's has a new menu, new chef (again) and new prices and boy have they gone up! The food is consistently good, you can count on that, the servers don't stay any where near as long as they did, only a couple of the "oldies" remain. If it weren't for the Passport card we would think really hard about going back due to the prices. In our opinion, there is nothing outstanding about the food, service, ambiance etc. that justifies the prices they are now charging..
The French bread, gorgonzola salad and pasana are winners and have been for years
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't see the menu.
We enjoy this place a lot. We go there about 6 times a year. The food is great. However, when you order stuff, they seem to trick you into the extras that have extra charges as well. Ex: I ordered a Caesar salad and the waiter asked if I like some anchovies on it but didn't tell me there's an extra fee. I also ordered Fettuccine Alfredo and the waiter said: Do you want chicken or prawns on it? Well, there's a $5 charge for both of those items. He should have said: Would you like to add chicken or prawns to that?
If you don't have really good eyesight, you might want to bring a small flashlight as some tables are pretty dim and you can barely read the menu. It's still one of our favorite restaurants!
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Celebrated our 45th anniversary
Had dinner with our family. Everyone at the restaurant was very helpful and each person who came to the table congratulated us on our anniversary.
Food choices spanned plenty of options for everyone at the table from age 6 to 70+.
The food was great and we had a wonderful time.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a perfect fit for our group from work. Met all the dietary needs as well as had a great selection. It was close, the people enjoyed the ambiance and the food. They all said we should make this restaurant our quarterly meeting spot.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cupertino Italian Worth Repeating
Fontana's has yummy pastas and vegetarian fare. My wife and I finally dined here after 7 years of living in the area and found a nice relaxing restaurant with romantic lighting. We were a bit disappointed with the wait staff as we sat for 15 minutes at our table with no water, no bread, menus closed and didn't know who our waiter was...it proved a little disappointing. I thought that maybe the waiter was on break, but in fact, he had been serving others and basically didn't get around to us...not the start you'd expect and we were on the verge of walking...however, the food was worth it. Wine was a good value as we found a nice wine for around $35.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time, Met a date there, got there early and asked for a quite area, they showed me a couple tables to pick from before my date arrived. They could not have been any nicer and the meal was outstanding. Very nice menu.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crab cakes are crispy with
Crab cakes are crispy with plenty of crab. The Eggplant Parmesan was cooked perfectly. Large portion. It was odd, though, in that it was served with mashed potatoes rather than pasta (and I am used to restaurants not even serving a side. It also came with some steamed broccoli Service was excellent..
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fab service, most hits, few misses
Had party of 10 with some special requests. Waitress was accomodating, fast, nice, efficient.. all the good things!
food was great for the most part. Fab. skirt steak, salmon & chicken, 2 misses with tough NY steak & veal. Overall happy
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Better than ever
Had not been here for a year or so. The menu has been fairly consistent for over 20 years. The bread is improved, the wine selection is better, and the service is outstanding. Sherylynn made us feel like we were the owner's relatives.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary. When I made the reservation, I added a comment with a very specific request for a certain type of table. When I checked in with the hostess, she immediately confirmed with me that she was able to meet my request. That goes a long way in my book.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always have pasta because Fontana's is great! If you like seafood I recommend the different seafood pastas.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
visit with out of town guests
We had a lovely time visiting with out of town guests as food and service at Fontana's made the time great.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Haven't been to Fontana's for a long time, but decided to go for a special occasion. So glad we did; the food was excellent, service good. It made us wonder why it had taken so long to go back. We were seated right away because the restaurant wasn't crowded. Our waitress was there immediately and took our wine order. My husband had the special for the night - salmon. I think he wanted to lick the plate was too polite to do that; it was that good. I had the scallops with spinach and crab polenta - Wow! I couldn't finish it all because I had already snacked on the delicious bread so we took it home for last night's supper. It was still very good and kept wishing we had more. Definitely we will be back and not wait so long next time.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meal, as always, was delicious.
Our meal, as always, was delicious. Waiter 'Joey' did a great job.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, waiter was really nice, attentive and accommodating.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, our server was good pleasant and friendly, atmosphere was good.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service is the best in the Bay Area
The food is always very good. But, we feel like pampered and special guests when we dine at Fontana's. I can compare the service to what we all expect and hope to get on a very high end cruise ship.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meet a friend here for lunch recently. We both had the Scottish salmon daily seafood special. It was perfectly cooked and served with a light butter sauce, mashed potatoes, yellow wax beans, and zucchini. We both enjoyed our meals, and our server was attentive without hovering.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday party was a hit
Fontana's has been my mom's favorite restaurant for many years, so when an important milestone birthday came up, it was a natural choice. Our group of 10 had a great time, and everyone was pleased with the selection and meals. Fontana's is nice enough for a special occasion but reasonably priced enough so that we could splurge on drinks and desserts for our family and guests (the bill came to about $60 per person).
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fontana's Always Excellent!
My husband and I have been patronizing Fontana’s since it’s inception. When I worked at Apple, we were weekly diners at their Cupertino location. Fontana’s always offers a varied menu and changes with the season. Their wine by the glass list is varied. Their desserts are divine. Their Profiteroles al Cioccolato are not to be missed. My only complaint is that they have taken their Filleto off the menu (fillet mignon resting on a bed of garlic infused spinach, topped with a roasted portobello mushroom with a wine reduction and a side of garlic mashed potatoes) - - PERFECTION! I hope this dish makes a return to their menu. This was my favorite menu item even though I am not a beef eater normally.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nestled in Cupertino, it's a romantic Italian resturant I have been going to for over 20 years, and it never fails.
The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is fantastic, and the service is fantastic. Open Table was a great way to just make my reservation and get the special requests I asked for. Fontanas was wonderful.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
recent new chef and reworked
recent new chef and reworked menu definitely improves the dining experience
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fontana's Italian Restaurant
Fontana's Italian Restaurant is dependably very good. The dining area is attractive and relaxed in feel, though noisy at times. The menu is interesting and the food is always well prepared.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Fontana's and have been a customer for years and years.
The staff always treat me with respect and helps with my food selections to be sure I have variety when I want to try something new.
The management has always been accommodating when some small error has occurred and is quick to correct it, even when I was on my lunch hour.
The food is freshly fantastic and does not come from cans or is frozen.
No matter day or night, I will always return to what is my favorite restaurant with the greatest staff ever.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always great quality.
We have been to Fontana's many times since it opened a long time ago. We have never been disappointed in the service or food.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had one of the best gluten
I had one of the best gluten free meals I've ever had. Their special seafood and penne was fantastic and I'm guessing it's even better for those that are not gluten free. Terrific service, food, and atmosphere. Highly recommend it.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous Italian, even Gluten Free
Stopped by Fontanas for the first time tonight. It is a beautiful restaurant! Would love to have a party there sometime.
My husband and I are both Gluten Free and they were very accommodating. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and the cook knew just what we need.
We both had the Seafood Penne Pasta special with a wonderful cream sauce….Yum! Definitely would try it again. Everything looked great at the other tables. What a delight for a last minute after work dinner!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, great specials.
Good food, great specials. It was a nice b-day for the wife, service was good, atmosphere was pleasant, and the food was well prepared.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a winner
We love Fontana's. Haven't been for awhile, but this visit was up to it's usual great meal and service. We recognized our server as he's been working there a long time! It was MORE than 5 star service by him. Food was fabulous--all of it--from salad, to entree to dessert. A bit noisy that night but the place was full and expected.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner for three
A very pleasant evening with good food and service
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM