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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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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for a Date (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Casual (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Romantic (13)
Business Meals (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

mediocre food, POOR service and I will never go back or recommend it to anyone.

VERY disappointing

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Was with three other couples. Service was almost nonexistent despite an 18 percent tip charge. getting a glass of water was a chore and the server didn't seem to know who ordered what and keep giving stuff to the wrong person. Prices were very high for the little food that you got and the terrible quality. Never go there again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Everything was perfect for this birthday dinner -- the cocktails and wine, the appetizers and entrees and dessert. Our waitress was just delightful.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been coming to Fontana's for over 20 years and it has never disappointed! It's a true gem that could easily be overlooked because of the location - that's okay....more for us to enjoy :)

The food is wonderful and the desserts are just incredible. Always hard to pick out what to eat as the choices are many and all delish!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always excellent service and very accommodating with special requests. They have many gluten free options, including pizza crust. We are always happy when we go here!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The consistently good food and friendly service have made Fontana's our go-to place for dinner out. We always enjoy the pasta dishes.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great pasta and fresh fish. This has been a favorite for over 20 years here in Cupertino.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food, service, and ambience. Warm and friendly staff. This is our go-to place after seeing a show at the Flint Center. It's very convenient and never disappoints!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I had not been here in a number of years and made a reservation for Sunday night. The menu has changed and more expensive of course(what restaurant has not increased its prices). My favorite dishes are gone now. I had the Lasagna I ordered was not "reheated" thru but tasty. My date had the Capino and she loved it. Our wine the Italian Montoapulchiano, was very good. The Italian bread was great. The dipping oil and spices not so much, no favor. Our waiter was over whelmed and we had to ask for things like the grated parmesan, spoon for the Capino, more ice water, etc. He was very nice but he had to cover a lot of tables. Perhaps they were under staffed that night. All tables were filled it seemed. Not sure when I would return again as there are many fine Italian restaurants to choose from.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is good, salad portions seem smaller than last year

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food but "specials "are pricey....would be nice if prices were announced with choices. Service was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fontana's serves good Italian food w/a traditional menu and flavorful specials. I'd recommend it for dining out w/a friend when you're not in a rush and can enjoy a couple glasses of wine along the way.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our dinner at Fontana's was absolutely wonderful. From their warm and friendly service to their amazing wine and food, it's a place that is well worth the price of entry (which is, honestly, a bit higher than it should be).

Overall we had a great time and can't wait to go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

For the price and amount of people in there the service and food were both just fair

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Came on a Sunday and it was quite busy. Food tasted good but I find the portion size has gotten a lot smaller. I ordered the linguine with lobster and I finished the pasta in six bites. Portion size was much bigger when I came 2 months ago.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have been going to Fontana's for 15 years. We went for our anniversary this weekend. We took our daughters who are 11 and 13. We ordered the calamari appetizer, as usual, but the portion size was smaller than it used to be. We also ordered salads. A table seated next to us, who arrived well after us, received their food 10 minutes before we did. It took one hour for us to receive our mains.

The manager was apologetic, and did comp $23 worth of dessert. The problem is that if my daughters weren't with us, we wouldn't have ordered it as I do not eat desserts.

Also, after the bread was gone, we were never offered more bread until appetizer and salads were cleared. At this point, the mains should have been on the way, in apology to the slow service. My family did not want to fill up on bread. It should have been offered as soon as the first basket had been eaten.

I suspect the server did not put the order in correctly or something. This is not our usual experience at Fontana's and hopefully it won't happen again. We did not order anything that would have taken one hour to prepare.

On the good side, my daughter said her Profiteroles were divine. I had the salmon, which was wonderful. My husband's filet mignon was excellent and the girls loved their pasta as well.

I hope they can regain the excellent service they used to have because it really was a great restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We enjoy the relaxing feeling in Fontana. I like the pasta and the desert.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Dave is a great server, everything is good... lots of amazing options

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delightful and delicious!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fontana's is a charming restaurant that offers a dependable menu filled with a variety of great tasting appetizers, salads/soups, entrees and desserts. The service is attentive, especially from the bus persons - they are the quiet table visitors that deliver a basket of warm bread and dipping oil, keep our water glasses filled and whisk away finished plates and utensils. The service overall is quick, efficient and well-timed.
Fontana's is a place where you can enjoy a leisurely meal, without the staff rushing you through your meal.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great atmosphere, good food, waiter attentive but not hovering. Will definitely come back :-)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was good and service was excellent. It was a bit pricy for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I deliberated between the sword fish special or the regular-menu eggplant parmesan. I chose the eggplant, and, along with roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts, it was excellent--likely the best eggplant parmesan I have eaten, and I've eaten a lot of them. We sat outside on a perfectly delightful early evening and, inexplicably, we were the only ones choosing the patio, so a burbling water feature added to the fine time. The meal seemed a little pricey but then this ain't Taco Bell. This is a good spot.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great family owned place with delicious food and exceptional service. You'll want to go back for more

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The portions were large but the sole could have been much fresher.
Our server was excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Nice restaurant. Service is always wonderful. Food is very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This is one of Our Special places to celebrate Our Special Occasions like We just did for Our Anniversary! Dave was Our Great Waiter/server and We normally ask for Him if He is available for superb service! My BIG Martini's were PERFECT as they always are,Thank You for another Great meal,We both had Our favorite (the Scallioni)!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was just mediocre. Used to love this restaurant years ago. First time back in 15+ years. Probably won't go back. Just ok

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had a series on f bad experiences until we left. They kindly comped our bottle of wine. Won't go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I love the Scallone at Fontana's and have never found anything like it anywhere else.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Menu could use a couple more meat and veal items

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Two meals excellent. One lousy which they took off bill. Very slow service

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Delicious food and amazing service as always. Thank you fontanas for always being reliable for a fun evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The service is excellent and they go out of their way to make sure the customer is satisfied with their meal.
The dishes are consistent and delicious. We enjoyed the veal piccata and chicken parmigiana.
The restaurant also has a relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We dine at Fontana's often. This was a special birthday. Everything about the evening was nice except that two of six entrees were cold when served. The server responded quickly, although one of the two, the flat iron steak, was way over cooked when it was returned to us. This marred an otherwise nice dinner celebration with out of town family. We were disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Service was good food was disappointing

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Fonatana's interior is spacious, uncrowded, pleasant. The service was good from the start, though a little unpredictable and slightly on the slow side. The calamari starter was generous and well prepared, and it was delivered very quickly. It was a longish wait for the main courses. My filet was slightly overcooked and did not go quite perfectly with the garlic mashed potatoes, but the sauce was good. My wife's linguini with lobster was excellent, with generous amounts of lobster and a well-balanced sauce. We shared good sorbet for dessert. We would go back to Fontana's for the right occasion.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 27, 2017

As always both the food and service are very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I like the ambience for Fontana's, but the food was a big miss. The Gorgonzola salad had so little featured cheese on it that it that no one would even know it was there. The gnocchi with carbonnara sauce was skimyp on sauce and absent in notable flavor. Now to lack of service. We ordered drinks, salad, dinner and wine and were almost finished with the salad before our cocktails arrived. Same was true for the wine: dinner half eaten before the wine arrived. The service level was low and besides the servers, I hold the owners and managers for the lack of training and supervision . This establishment is so close to being the premiere place it should be. Get the food tasty as it should be and the service way up for the prices they charge.

Tags: Good for Groups
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