Food was amazing, wine was
Food was amazing, wine was priced very well with a good selection, and parking was very good. The only thing missing was possibly having someone to help with wine selections. The cannolis were to die for!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, but, service can
Great food, but, service can be a bit slow and inconsistent
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time dining
This was our first time dining at Cafe Fontana, and it will not be our last! It was AMAZING!! Fantastic food, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a wonderful atmosphere. My father is a huge food critic and was blown away by the freshness and expert preparation of his grouper dish. My scallops were perfectly seared, and my husband raved over his spaghetti and meatballs. Best Italian I have had in Memphis by leaps and bounds.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming and delicious
Food is great, with generous portions. Servers are attentive but not intrusive. The owners make you feel welcome and readily accommodated my request to change my reservation. The monthly wine tasting event is enjoyable and includes wonderful hors doervres from the chef. The outdoor area is also pet-friendly. Wonderful addition to the neighborhood!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the visit
Very nice. Quiet. Reasonable prices. Brunch portions too small and very few breakfast selections.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there
Previous reviews have noted service issues, we had no complaints with our server.
Everyone was gracious, attentive without intrusive and available.
We enjoyed the patio area on a pleasant summer evening.
The pizza had a chewy crispy crust and an excellent bruschetta appetizer.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem Uncovered
Four of us went early on a Tuesday evening and we were the only patrons in the restaurant, but by the time we left the place was full. The service was excellent, prompt, but unobtrusive and their timing was impeccable. The bread with garlic and a white bean spread was a delicious starter. We shared two appetizers, the Torta and Calamari--both were excellent. The house salads were huge, well dressed and very fresh. Two of our main courses were disappointing--the Scallopine Saltimbocca was chewy and the Bucanera was quite spicy, but loaded with seafood. The two other entrees were very good. We shared two desserts which were out of this world. We can't wait to get back to try some of Chef Tom's other creations, maybe at Brunch.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little bit of Italy in Memphis
Our favorite vacations destination is Italy. I often say that if someone told me that we could go to Italy tomororrow, my bags would be packed and I would be at the airport within hours. We love evrything Italian, especially the food. Who can resist sitting iat a cafe table in a piazza sipping wine, enjoying the food, wine and scenery.
We recently dined on the patio at Cafe Fontana . Since the weather so pleasant, we chose to dine on the patio. The candles, fountains and the wonderful food and wine made this impromptu dinner a wonderful memory. We felt like we were in Italy.
Grazi Cafe Fontana.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place for
This is a great place for a date night. Is also suitable for a night out with friends or family. Food was great!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our experience at La Fontana very much. The food was delicious, especially the salmon special. Our servers were wonderful as well. We would definitely return.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time dining at Cafe Fontana. We went with a fellow couple and had an amazing evening! We sat on their breathtaking patio that was perfectly lit with candles and string lights, and has a huge, gorgeous fountain. Chris was a great server and helped us make our selections. I really enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits, and the special, Ripley Tomato Salad was to die for!! My husband loved the Pork Chop! Even the bread was an unexpected treat! We'll be going back for sure!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
AWSOME CHEF , EXCELLENT SERVICE
An amazing find in a small town, we are here on vacation from DC and NYC and both are serious foodies. I had the grouper and Pat had a super pasta dish. the portions were generous and very FRESHLY prepaired. the fish was real grouper and cooked to perfection. We were so happy to find a REAL Italian bistro in a small town that reminded us of being in little Italy in the city. Wine selection complimented the menu. The service was very good. I can only hope the rest of our trip we can find such awsome food. If this were our home town it would definately be a regular go to place, there is a beautiful patio with a fountain that would be great for special occasions or a party, Just cant say enough about our great experience
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the Cafe! The steak was flavorful, one of the best we'd had, and the pork chop was rich and tasty.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having eaten here on a number of occasions, and in fact having our wedding reception here recently in May, the folks at Café Fontana continue to provide excellence both from a food, service and ambiance standpoint. Recently tasted their specials for both soups (a watermelon and avocado gazpacho) and pasta (rigatoni with grouper in a red sauce) and both were fantastic.
They have a reasonably priced wine list. Ambiance is comfortable and charming. Service was its usual attentive yet relaxed.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Hidden Gem
Would not have found this great place without open table. The setting is serene and romantic. The bruschetta appetizer and salads were very good. I had the veal chop and it was cooked to perfection. The only disappointment were the desserts. The cannoli filling was not creamy and very grainy, the Italian cheescake was the same.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants in the Memphis area for elegantly prepared delicious food. Good menu choices,, fairly priced food items and wines, and attentive service. The only downside is the noise level which is a major detraction.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, OK service
As usual, the food at Cafe Fontana was amazing. Starting from the bread basket with their addictive garlic spread, everything on their menu is a win. It was a Saturday night and I understand it was busy especially when handling six tables in his section, but our server was at times neglectful. He rarely came around and took forever to take our order and always left us with empty water glasses. But overall, it was a wonderful evening as we'd expected. I'd definitely recommend if you want a leisure evening of great food and drinks.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is very good, but could be great with a couple of touches. First, for the price of the food- and atmosphere - put some tablecloths down. Also, in the back room of the restaurant, there is an opening leading to the patio where you sometimes have larger groups. The noise level was high on the patio, but since there was not a means of closing up the opening, the waitress was kind enough to move us to a quieter place.
The pasta was delicious, and the kitchen was able to address some special requests as well( additions to my plate, a meal for a Vegan guest) Cheap, dinner for 4, two bottles of middle of the pack reds: $350 w. tip.
All in all , a nice place to go in memphis to get away from the chains.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our trip to Cafe
We enjoyed our trip to Cafe Fontana for the second time. Great food, great service, and a warm atmosphere.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday Night Birthday Celebration
Our friends took my wife and I out for our birthdays. The food was really good. The atmosphere was wonderful. The service couldn't have been better. We look forward to our next visit.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding romantic date
Perfect ambiance for a surprise date for the wife. Food was excellent and would definitely recommend the calamari as an appetizer. Wine list complemented the menu, which though not extensive was tasty. Service was impeccable. Left the restaurant and recommended to all our friends! Will definitely be back
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Fontana has a great menu to choose from and the food is always excellent. The staff is friendly and can answer any questions you may have. Special treat: the chef is always around to stop by your table!! Drop by for a great dining experience.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was tasty the restaurant
The food was tasty the restaurant was very accommodating. We been there a few times and always walked out please
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for brunch. The food and service were great!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. I loved the shrimp & grits. We had a party of 7 and there were 6 different dishes ordered. Everyone was pleased with their order. very nice.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM