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Cafe Fontana

) #4 of 30 Restaurants in Pontiac €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza
1024 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, IL 61764-9767
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (13 reviews)
“italian beef” (12 reviews)
“panini” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
1024 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, IL 61764-9767
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the building (a former fast food place) fool you. Fontana has consistently good food, including Italian beef, fish, burgers, and the fries are awesome. Also excellent gelato.

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Pasta was perfectly al dente. Service was great. Best gelato I've had outside of Florence, Italy. We will definitely go back.

Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This restaurant has a menu not like any restaurant in the area. The pasta dishes are very good. The paninis are tasty. You order at a counter but the food is brought to you which is different but works. I haven't tried everything yet but...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Ok in a pinch, nothing special; feel like the pizza's are skimpy; roast beef sandwiches good. Atmosphere, so so. Noisy.

Thank kiddo1955
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Good food. Excellent roast beef sandwich. Quick service. A little pricey. Good variety. We will go back.

Thank rkloeppel
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went for lunch on a Sat at noon not busy at all. Ordered the Americano Panini combo which was... Fresh sliced ham, bacon, american cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato and dijon mayonnaise with fries and a drink. Received quickly but it just wasn't that great the...More

Thank kimber0813
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The menu selection is wonderful. Their gelato is out of this world. Every time we stop in I am never disappointed, between the food and friendly service. Our favorite is always their pizzas, truly authentic to what we had in Europe.

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Best ribs I have ever eaten and I'm from downtown Chicago .. oddly enough half slab is only an 8 on a one to ten scale but quarter slab is off the scale fantastic .

1  Thank Dannielle J
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nice family atmosphere! Friendly staff, helpful. This is going to the counter and order, but a nice Young girl waited on us. Reasonable pricing and clean. RRR

1  Thank Bob R
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

All the food is amazing, but their pizza is the best! It is the only place we have found to have pizza just like we had in Europe. The gelato is homemade and delicious, and my favorite waitress is Jackie. You get greeted with such...More

1  Thank Jennifer D
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4 May 2016|
Response from Grant W | Reviewed this property |
No, reservations are generally never needed. If you had a larger group they have a room that you can book that seats about 25. You order at a counter off of the menu and the specials board and then they will bring your food... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1024 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, IL 61764-9767
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pontiac
From gelato, to panini caprese, to sweet potato fries, to wine and more, the owners turned this old Hardees into a trendy, fun, but casual restaurant. Good quality food makes for an enjoyable meal in a nice atmosphere. Their phone number is 815-419-3011. Located about 1.5 miles east of Interstate 55 at Pontiac, exit 197. Worth the stop!
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