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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

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Special Occasion (24)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Business Meals (19)
Authentic (14)
Casual (14)
Romantic (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Healthy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 11, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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 3, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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·Dined on December 31, 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!!
Pizarronyc

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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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service, ample food selections, and delicious foods. I have always order the lobster pasta, and my husband loves the meat choices, he likes the rack of lamp, the steaks, etc.
we love the ambiance and cozy feeling. Our favorite Italian restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service was excellent. It was perfect night for a perfect date. I will highly recommend this place . And I want to come back for lunch . And will definitely booked for group date and night out with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great dot for lunch or dinner, short coming might be a limited choice for dinner, but the offerings are very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been going to Fontana for many years for special occasions, Christmas Eve, new year eve, valentine,... . Services had been good. The waitress and waiters were nice and good. Today we had Christmas Eve dinner at Fontana. The waitress was good, food was fine though not spectacular. However, the manager ruined our day. We had received an email offer for 20% off the bill for being a long time customer with them. We showed the email to the waitress at the time when we ordered as indicated on the email. When the bill came, it was a $25 off instead of 20% of the total of $370. We inquired if there was a mistake. The manager came over and tell us to show her the email, said there was was fine print of a limit of $25. We showed her the email and asked her where is the fine print as we could not see it. She took a long time reading the email from my phone. She threw my phone on the table and walked off when I asked her where is the fine print. She was really rude. It it not the money that matters. All she has to say is, she is sorry but there is a $25 limit. We will drop it , paid and go. It is the holiday and we just want to have a good time. She really ruined our day. When I walked up to she telling her that that was bad service, she accused us that we we were impolite to the waitress which the waitress confirmed it was not true. It is Christmas Eve, I understand it was a long day, and one would prefer to be spending time with families and friends instead of working. However, if one needs to work, please don’t take the frustration out on the customers. Fontana just loss one loyal customer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fontana's is our go-to spot for after church Christmas Eve dinner. This year, they ovderloaded on large groups, relegating our two-some to an aisle where the servers accessed the bar and kitchen. Part-way through our appetizer, the hostess offered to re-seat us when a table became available. That just did not make sense.
We ordered an expensive bottle of wine for us-as we were there on a gift certificate for Christmas from family. The filet and rack of lamb were quite nice. In the end, they comped our appetizer and dessert--a thoughtful gesture. We were going for the ambiance and jsut did not experience it this year. Does that mean Fontana's does not welcome twosomes for the holidays?

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Love eating at Fontana's every time! We even had the server who has been working there since we first ate there over 20 years ago! Wonderful memories.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Go to for Italian Food. Service is always attentive. Favorites Osso Buco and Agiolo.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was slow - even though it was the holidays the tables weren't completely filled. We waited almost 10 min. before he came to take our order. While my daughter was trying to give her order - the waiter went to the next person without letting her finish. Once our food came out he never came back to check on us. I ordered the linguine astice which I have had for many years. This time I was very disappointed - it was very bland. It was supposed to be a creamy sauce instead it was like a seafood broth.
Maybe because he knew he was guaranteed an 18% gratuity (we had a large party) he didn't need to try, but was disappointed on this visit.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been to Fontana's several times. This time their game was a little off this time so we were a little disappointed . Reason: Waiter had too many tables on opposite sides of restaurant and then given a party of 20 to attend to as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Loved everything we ordered, especially the mushroom pizza!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always great!! We had a great time with family and new friends

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very good. Hostess was so kind and accommodating. Shortage of wait staff made it a long night. They tried really hard to meet everyone's needs.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We love this restaurant!!! We took our friends for dinner, on Monday. Our service and food was excellent. Our friends had never been to Fontana's. They are new to the area. They enjoyed their meal, and said they would come back in a flash.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Elegant and relaxing. Waiter provided great service. We were able to bring our own bday cake.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good place

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Fontana's is good Italian restaurant. Food is very good - not exceptional but certainly better than a lot of other restaurants. Group of 4 and we had salads and clam chowder soup followed by various entre's which were all very good. We had early dinner reservations and were seated promptly and well taken care of by the wait staff. The only minor complaint is that we always felt rushed by our waiter. He wasn't pushing us out since there wasn't anyone waiting to be seated but everything was done in a hurry like he had somewhere else to be.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Unfortunately my favorite dish, capellini asticci, has changed for the worst!! The sauce was very runny even after adding tons of cheese to try and thicken it. They replaced the angel hair noodles with linguini noodles which only highlighted the thin sauce.
During dinner, for unknown reasons the staff began removing tables and chairs around us. They left the area bare with two tables stacked near us.....very poor atmosphere while dining and it was only about 8:40 pm!! We were also seated at a four person table when there was five of us. It was crowded and plates did not fit well on the table. Though We had reservations we were seated 15 minutes late and by the entrance.
Fontana’s Was our favorite go to place for special occasions and out of town guests for many years. We keep trying to give fontana’s new management a chance to give us reason to return...... sad that we were so disappointed again on our recent visit. Service was Okay - we had to remind the waitress twice to bring and refill the bread as well as my wife’s hot water.
The good thing was my daughter’s Chiapino was very good and my son’s scallops were nice size .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Usually the service is great but not this time
Waiter was rushed not friendly
Food was cold
Disappointed 😔

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. However, it was our waitress that made the experience really unpleasant. Every time we would ask for something she would imply that we were on her time and that our requests were an inconvenience for her.
This restaurant fell below my OpenTable standards. I love that I can trust OpenTable to ensure the restaurants are great, in this case, it was a let down.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The hostess needs to be more enthusiastic in welcoming her guests.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wife and I have been coming to Fontana's for over 30 years. It has never disappointed us. The price is reasonable but not cheap. It is good for dinner as a couple or with good friends. The noise level on our last visit was unusually load - probably because of 2 large parties having a good time - it became much quieter when they left.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had a onderful dinner here last weekend for my husband’s birthday. I was surprised at the excellent service since the restaurant was very full and busy with holiday parties. The waiter was very attentive and our food was served quickly. Everything was delicious as usual. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always a great experience. Food and service top notch. The noise level a bit elevated since there were many Holiday parties in the restaurant...but that is common this time of year!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Perfect way to celebrate 7 years of volunteering as a team for the Cupertino Poet Laureate program!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Service was good and and attentive. Food was very tasty and the chef changed some things to accomodate us which is always appreciated. We will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We have enjoyed Fontana's since it opened. We always have good service, and delicious meals.
The owner of the restaurant, and her employees, always make sure you are having a delightful experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Fontana is my second dinning room for the last 18 years! Thank all for outstanding food and service!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Party of six. We were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. Staff was courteous but they all seemed a little preoccupied. Maybe understaffed? Main courses took well over an hour to be delivered. Waiter was very nice but seemed to be struggling. First day on the job? Food was marginal at best. I would put it on par with Olive Garden. Certainly not worth the price. Example, $25 for spaghetti and meatballs? Really? Three stars is probably a generous rating.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Good food, good service! We sat by the fire and were very comfortable. Great lasagna, scallops, and carbonara. Desserts were delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups
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