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About Fontana's Italian


Fontana's Italian Restaurant is an Italian Seafood Restaurant with Casual Dining in the heart of silicon valley in Cupertino, CA.
Silicon Valley's and Cupertino's Favorite Italian Restaurant for Seafood, Pasta, Steak, Chicken and Pizza. Serving Italian and California Wines along with Specialty Cocktails.
Let our Event planners take care of your needs for Parties of 6 to 150, with such events as: Rehearsal Dinners, Engagement Parties, Wedding Parties, Engagement Parties, Graduation Parties, Bar Mitzvah, Christenings, Business Conference Luncheons, Cocktail Receptions, Farewell Parties, Life and Memorial Celebrations.
We have been serving our guests especially in the communities of Cupertino, Sunnyvale, MT. View, Santa Clara, San Jose, Saratoga, Campbell, Los Altos & Los Gatos for 30 years.

20840 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
11:30AM - 9:00PM

Friday
11:30AM - 9:30PM

Saturday
5:00PM - 9:30PM

Sunday
4:30PM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
DeAnza Blvd.Near Hiway 85 and 280 1 Block fromDe Anza College

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 725-0188

Website:
http://www.fontanasitalian.com/

Catering:
Specializing in Pizza, and Pastas plus Gluten Free Choices featuring Lobster, Shrimp, Clams Vongole Mussels, Chicken, Meatballs, Lasagna Ravioli, Gnocchi, and Eggplant Parmesan. Entrée's such as Organic or Wild Salmon, Steak, Mary's Chicken, Rack of Lamb, Scallops, and Scampi.

Homemade Desserts: Tiramisu, Berries Flambe, Profiteroles, Warm Apple Strudel with Vanilla Gelato, and Chocolate Lava Cake.

Lunch Features: Hot Meatball Panini, Fontana's Burger, Club Sandwich, Baked Crab Sandwich, Portabella Sandwich, and Calamari Caesar Salad.

Parking Details:
There is a lot with 300 spaces for the shopping complex, including 43 spaces just for Fontana's Italian.

Executive Chef:
Edgar Duran

Private Party Facilities:
Let our Event planners take care of your needs for Parties of 6 to 150, with such events as: Rehearsal Dinners, Engagement Parties, Wedding Parties, Engagement Parties, Graduation Parties, Bar Mitzvah, Christenings, Business Conference Luncheons, Cocktail Receptions, Farewell Parties, Life and Memorial Celebrations.

We have been serving our guests especially in the communities of Cupertino, Sunnyvale, MT. View, Santa Clara, San Jose, Saratoga, Campbell, Los Altos & Los Gatos.

Private Party Contact:
Chelsea Alton: (408) 725-0188

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We want to help you make your event a success. With Fontana's authentic Italian food and our professional, courteous staff, we guarantee that you will be happy with your choice of Fontana's Italian for your special event.

Fontana's Italian can accommodate groups of any size in our main dining room. Depending on the day and time, we are able to reserve our semi-private dining hall located in the front of our restaurant. There is no minimum charge or rental fee for this space. We invite you to work with our managers in order to best serve your special occasion needs.

Some of the events we hold include Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, Receptions, Showers, and Celebrations of Life and Success!

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Fontana's Italian Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Special Occasion (27)
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Good for Birthdays (23)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (15)
Authentic (14)
Romantic (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Casual (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Fun (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve been going to Fontana’s for years. I must say Our favorite dishes aren’t as good as they once were. The price has gone up and the quality down. Our server was excellent and very knowledgeable. The atmosphere is inviting and warm. Just bring back the great chefs!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was very nice at Fontana’s but we should have asked how much the special cost. We were surprised when we got the bill - the charge for spring pea ravioli and scallops was $38, which seemed very high for lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a very good authentic Italian experience. A very nice Valentine's Day experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I are went for Valentine’s Day dinner. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Then there was a long gap in getting our drink / appetizer order before another long gap before getting our dinner order. There were long gaps in between getting our appetizer, dinner and desert. We were there for 2.5 hours in what could have easily been an 1.5 hour dinner. They were definitely slammed as all restaurants are on Valentine’s Day, but I couldn’t tell if they were understaffed or if it was just poor service. The ambience was great and the food was solid, just over priced, but that’s the Valentine’s Day tradition.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed our meal and the service. Our only comment was the seating was a bit close to other diners. Since it was a week night and the place wasn't very crowded we were hoping to be seating in a quiet area. Unfortunately we were seating about a foot away from diners on our left and right (on our right was a group of people who talked loudly. So it was difficult to hear each other for our special occasion). There were whole sections that were empty during our time there so it would have been nice to be seated in a quieter area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is my mom's favorite restaurant, and we eat there every time I visit her. Service is always excellent, food is consistently wonderful, and the whole place has a great ambiance. Noise level is often a little high because it's busy. Get a booth toward the back if you can.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was super Bowl Sunday. So it was more quiet than usual. food is always good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I always enjoy going to Fontana's. Noise level is low, so you CAN carry on a conversation, service always excellent, and food has always been very good.
In summer you can have lunch outside, and also dine if it is warm. Ambiance is also very nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love going to Fontana with family, kids and friends. Great location, great food and great ambiance

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, cocktails & dessert
Enjoyed the round table near the fireplace, although it was a bit close to the table near us
Service was very attentive
Hostess was very welcoming

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fontanas is one of our long time favorite places to visit. Never have we been disappointed in the meal or the service. In fact, the waitstaff is incredibly nice and they go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your visit. One of the few places that have Scalone on the menu - Fontanas is the best!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Glad i found it again - after a long time. Good food and quiet, so easy to have a conversation over lunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I cannot recommend Fontana's after my first dining experience. The place was quite busy but they were woefully understaffed. After being seated my wife and I waited over 15 minutes until the waitress came to our table. After ordering drinks it was another 15 minute wait. We order appetizers of which only one came before our entree which was another 30 minute wait. The second appetizer arrived with our entree which I refused. The lasagna was good but my wife's order of pasta with proscutto was quite inadequate as to taste and the lack of virtually any proscutto. We were never offered water or bread and butter until we asked and then the bread never arrived. Also, given the overall quality of the food and service it is very overpriced with nothing in the way of added value. Quite disappointing actually.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Probably the worst dining experience ever. Started out fine, waitress was pleasant and we ordered a fine bottle of wine, then the appetizers arrived (after an hour) and the calamari was worst ever... all fried bread crumbs and hardly a taste of calamari, and the mussels had no flavor what so ever, I swear they were sitting in dish water. The Caesar salads were inedible... the leaves were actually wilted and brown. After an hour and thirty minutes passed and our main courses still had not arrived, we told the waitress we were leaving other wise we would miss the show at the Flint Center. By the way, as we looked around, most of the other tables didn't have their food either. As we were leaving we told the receptionist about our experience, she offered us free desert coupons, we just laughed and said there is no way we would ever come back to this place.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We dined there before an event at Flint Center (along with many others). The service was terrible. They were not at all prepared to handle a crowd before a show. Several tables were complaining, as people were not being serviced, receiving the food they ordered, etc and we were all concerned about making it to our show. We did have a reservation. To top it off they messed up our bill at the end and delayed us further. The food was good, but nothing special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We used to go to this restaurant a lot in the past and were always happy. Now we have moved further away but decided to go before an event at the Flint Center nearby.
The service was abysmal. We were ignored for about 15 minutes before we even got water. Then we had to flag a waiter down. It was 55 minutes before our food came. My husband's eggplant parmesan arrived cold, my gorgonzola salad had microscopic amounts of gorgonzola on it, my friend's pizza was both burned and soggy on the bottom. Our other friend had a decent meal. We had left plenty of time but all left with indigestion from the stress of being rushed. My husband insisted they remove one meal from the bill because it was so bad. They did. They were clearly understaffed and overwhelmed. As we left the restaurant, we saw a large number of plates on the counter waiting to be delivered. I have no idea if this is typical of how they operate now or whether they had a bad night. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants when we lived closer. Now I would not go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Slow service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The night we went they where short staffed and our server was way stressed out. Nice but stressed. Food (pizza) ended up burnt so they took it off. Maybe another time when there're fully staffed and we're not pressed for time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We had a 5:15 reservation so we could be at a show at Flint Center by 6:30. We were seated promptly, but it was obvious immediately that there was a serious staff shortage. We were seated for 15 minutes before our server arrived to take drink orders, so we decided to order our meals at the same time we ordered our drinks. It took another 15 minutes for the drinks to be delivered, and a full 30 minutes for our food to arrive. Bread and water were brought to the table a couple of minutes before the meals arrived. We both ordered eggplant parmesan. Neither meal was served hot. The Brussels sprouts were cold, and the eggplant was lukewarm. We decided to take most of it home so we could heat it up the next day. Because the meals took so long to arrive, we asked for the dessert menus before we finished the entrees. We ordered creme brûlée, which, again, took 15 minutes to arrive. It was the first time either of us had ever had cold creme brûlée. It must've come straight from the fridge and they forgot to heat it. I don't blame our server for any of this. She had a huge area to cover, and most of the customers were headed to the show at Flint Center. We saw her take numerous complaints from other customers, and we felt sorry for her because there was one lady who read her the riot act. The couple at the next table cancelled their entrees after waiting as long as we did for our food. We were able to make it to the show on time, but we won't dine at Fontana's again before a Flint Center event, even tho they're so close to each other.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Some good value wines with very good menu options and great service! We arrived just prior to a huge influx of diners before a local event center performance and were advised by our server!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Time has close to Close Down. The food was flat and the service was worse . Hard to imagine Charging $25 for spaghetti meatball

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fontana's is a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious dinner and fantastic service. We have been going to Fontana's at least twice per month for over ten years. The regular menu has a nice blend of steak, seafood, and pasta and there are always intriguing specials. Charlotte, the owner, has always been a delightful host and she has assembled an amazing staff, many of whom have worked alongside Charlotte for years. You don't always see that level of loyalty in the restaurant business. Great spot for regular weekday or weekend dinners or special occasions!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I love the scalone but this visit it was under cooked. It was packed and the service wasn’t great. We were celebrating a birthday, they dropped off an ice cream with a candle, didn’t sing or say anything! We are going to rethink before we go again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A great place to eat before the Celebrity Forum speakers. The spaghetti and meatballs, and fettuccine Alfredo were excellent, and they happily make it any way you like.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was delicious, not noisy as well. I like their seafood pasta most, various choices and all looks great.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

In spite of us telling the waitress early that we needed to be out early for a show, she was extremely slow, to the point that one couple simply left before the meal was complete and another left half their dinner. This would be plausible if we came late, but we had allotted one and a half hours for the meal and still we left much of the meal unfinished...
This restaurant's service has deteriorated over the years.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Another great dinner at Fontana's. Always great food and the service was exceptional. Nice place for a dinner after work when you don't want to cook.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Our meals were very good. Service was appropriately efficient. Noise level was higher than expected which is what knocked the 5th star off.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fontana's is my family's go to place for Italian food. It is a little pricey for Italian but well worth it. I don't remember ever walking out of Fontana's hungry or disappointed. The Cioppino is one of the best I've ever had. No matter what you order the portions are very generous and prepared perfectly. The service is second to none! Whenever someone suggests we go to Maggiano's I recommend Fontana's and those who have followed my recommendation have come back to me singing the praises of Fontana's.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

My wife repeatedly orders the spegheti vongole. Always consultant and never fails. Their daily special of seafood risotto was equally good. Portion was very large good enough for two
My friend wanted to try their pizza. We had their most popular special. It was good although I felt that the crust was a bit soggy especially towards the center of the pizza.
Service was outstanding

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have enjoyed this restaurant for MANY years. It has a warm and cozy atmosphere, a nice wine list and great food.

I’m not a vegetarian, but the mushroom ravioli is fantastic. They have beautiful desserts, too. I’m

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have been going to Fontana's for special occasions for over a year now. Very nice atmosphere. Feels extra nice without being stuffy or snobbish. It is more expensive than our usual places, but is well worth it. The food is delicious and the service is great. I like how accommodating they are to special requests. I like the booth seating and needed room for a newborn baby carrier for our last family birthday dinner. It was set up perfectly and we had a wonderful time. I wouldn't recommend taking kids there if they are loud and rowdy. It has a more romantic, peaceful vibe than typical restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent service, food was a little cold but they fiexed. Very happy with experience.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good food, good wine, and good service - what more could you ask for?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our group of 4 went on New Year's Eve. We were seated promptly and wait staff checked in with us shortly after we were seated. The noise level was high when we arrived (8:00) but subsided as the evening progressed. Our server was efficient, friendly and made the experience enjoyable. The food was the usual high quality that this restaurant is known for. We will return soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hot food should be served on warm/hot plates - not cold.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Definitely good value for family style fixed price meals...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious!!! I had been driving by Fontana’s Italian Restaurant for a full year. Tonight I wanted Italian!! I made an OpenTable reservations. Fontana’s was beautiful, clean and the staff was super friendly! Ashley the Manager was friendly, passionate and a great welcoming spirit. Rachel our server was well informed about the menu and specials. She was professional and attentive. We are NYC transplants for a few years so we know great Italian good....and this restaurant is a winner. Go ahead make an OpenTable reservation. You will love it. We had Eggplant Parm and Spaghetti and clams!!! Ashley sent us a special desert...lava cake...outstanding. The cocktail were delicious and plentiful. An all round great meal, atmosphere and welcoming taltented team! Enjoy...we did!!
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Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service is excellent. Love their young beet salad. Their specials are treats.

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