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Fontanella Italiano Ristorante - CLOSED

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CUISINES
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations

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Menu

PIZZA‎
$10.95
Thick Crust Cheese Pizza
Small 14”
$11.95
Thick Crust Cheese Pizza
Large 16"
$14.50
Thick Crust Cheese Pizza
X - large 16x16”
ANTIPASTI‎
$8.95
Fried Cheese
Mozzarella cheese breaded and fried, served with marinara sauce.
$8.95
Baked Portabella Mushrooms
Fresh portabella caps topped with fresh mozzarella and baked.
$12.95
Combination Platter
Calamari, fried cheese and bruschetta.
Half $3.00
Full $5.00
Garlic Bread
Half $3.50
Full $6.00
Garlic Bread with Cheese
$8.95
Calamari
Fresh calamari breaded and fried, served with marinara sauce.
$7.95
Bruschetta
Italian bread topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil.
$8.95
Caprese
Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and olive oil.
$8.95
Baked Clams Oreganata
Fresh clams baked in a white wine sauce.
$9.25
Zuppa Di Clams or Mussels
Fresh‎ clams or mussels served in a red or white sauce.
ZUPPA CALDE‎
All hot soups are homemade with fresh ingredients.
$3.00
Tortellini in Brodo
Pasta stuffed with cheese in homemade chicken broth.
$3.00
Stracciatella Alla Romana
Italian egg drop soup.
$3.00
Pasta E Fagioli
Pasta and cannellini beans cooked with chicken broth and marinara sauce.
$3.00
Minestrone
A classic Italian vegetable soup.
INSALATE‎
All salads served with a choice of ranch, blue cheese, Italian or caesar dressing.
$9.25
Ranch
Blue cheese
Caesar dressing
Insalata Siciliana
Large house salad topped with grilled eggplant, roasted red bell peppers and black olives.
$12.95
Ranch
Blue cheese
Caesar dressing
Cold Antipasto (Perfect for Two)
Sliced prosciutto, mortadella, capicolla, fresh mozzarella, grilled eggplant and roasted red bell peppers topped with olive oil.
$3.00
Ranch
Blue cheese
Caesar dressing
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed in creamy caesar dressing with croutons and topped with shredded parmesan cheese.
$9.25
Ranch
Blue cheese
Caesar dressing
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Large‎ caesar salad topped with seasoned grilled chicken.
$3.00
Ranch
Blue cheese
Caesar dressing
House Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce with onions, tomatoes, carrots, celery and mozzarella cheese.
PASTA‎
All pastas are served with fresh bread and choice of house or caesar salad.
$9.75
Spaghetti Marinara
$10.25
Spaghetti with Meatballs
$10.50
Spaghetti with Sausage
$10.75
Ravioli
Cheese filled ravioli topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella.
$10.75
Manicotti
Pasta rolled with ricotta and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
$10.95
Lasagna
Made with ground beef, ricotta, mozzarella and romano cheese.
$10.25
Baked Ziti
Ziti in marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella.
$10.75
Baked Ziti Sorrentina
Ziti in marinara sauce with ricotta, mozzarella and romano cheese.
$10.75
Baked Ziti Siciliana
Ziti in marinara sauce with eggplant and topped with mozzarella cheese.
SPECIALTY DELLA CASA‎
All house specialties are served with fresh bread, side of spaghetti marinara and choice of house or caesar salad.
$15.95
Veal and Chicken Francese
One piece each with a light flour breading sauteed in a white wine and lemon butter sauce.
$15.95
Veal and Chicken Pizzaiola
One piece each sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with fresh tomatoes, oregano, parsley, prosciutto and mushrooms.
$17.95
Veal and Chicken Roll a Tine
One piece each stuffed with prosciutto, mushrooms and mozzarella then sauteed in a marsala wine sauce.
$15.95
Shrimp Parmigiana
Large shrimp breaded in Italian bread crumbs, pan fried and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
$16.95
Shrimp Organate
Large shrimp lightly breaded and sauteed in garlic with white wine sauce.
$22.50
Zuppa Di Pesce
Shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels and clams in marinara sauce over pasta.
Can only be ordered with meal
$3.75
Spinach
$3.75
Broccoli
SPECIALTY ITALIANA‎
All Italian specialties are served with fresh bread, side of spaghetti marinara and choice of house or caesar salad.
$15.95
House
Caesar
Chicken Roll a Tine
Thin chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto mushrooms and mozzarella, then sauteed in a marsala wine sauce.
$14.95
House
Caesar
Chicken Don Carlo
Thin chicken breast sauteed in lemon butter with artichoke hearts, pimentos, mushrooms and olives.
$14.95
House
Caesar
Chicken Sorrentina
Thin chicken breast topped with prosciutto, eggplant and mozzarella then sauteed in a marsala wine sauce.
$15.75
House
Caesar
Veal Marsala
Veal scallop in sauteed in a marsala wine sauce with prosciutto onions and mushrooms.
$17.95
House
Caesar
Veal Rollatine
Veal scallop in stuffed with prosciutto, mushrooms and mozzarella, then sauteed in a marsala sauce.
$15.75
House
Caesar
Veal Don Carlo
Veal scallop in sauteed in lemon butter with artichoke hearts, pimentos, mushrooms and olives.
$15.75
House
Caesar
Salt in Bocca Alla Romana
Veal‎ scallop in sauteed in a marsala wine sauce with a boiled egg and prosciutto. Served over a bed of sauteed spinach.
$15.75
House
Caesar
Veal Piccata
Veal scallop in sauteed in a white wine and lemon butter sauce with capers.
$15.75
House
Caesar
Veal Francese
Veal scallop in with a light flour breading sauteed in a white wine and lemon butter sauce.
BEVERAGES‎
$2.25
Sweet and Un Sweet Tea
$2.25
Soda
$2.25
Regular / Decaf Coffee
$2.25
Hot Tea
$2.50
Espresso
$3.75
Cappuccino
$2.75
San Pellegrino Sparkling
500 Ml
$4.50
San Pellegrino Sparkling
1‎ Liter
DESSERT‎
$5.25
Tiramisu
$4.25
Cannoli
$4.50
Gelato Assorted Flavors
$5.25
New York Style Cheesecake
HOUSE WINE‎
Glass $6.50
Cafe 1 litter $24.00
B v Coastal Chardonnay
Glass $6.50
Cafe 1 litter $24.00
Beringer White Zinfandel
Glass $6.50
Cafe 1 litter $24.00
Cavit Pinot Grigio
Glass $6.50
Cafe 1 litter $24.00
Montevina Merlot
Glass $6.50
Cafe 1 litter $24.00
Pepper Wood Cabernet
Glass $6.50
Cafe 1 litter $24.00
Pepper Wood Grove Pinot Noir
Glass $6.50
Cafe 1 litter $24.00
Ruffino Chianti
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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

If 0 stars were possible, that is what they would get. Worst, what was supposed to be Italian food that I ever ate. They did have nice silverware and tablecloths. Save your money and go elsewhere.

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank Roman T
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Called on a Saturday night, and got no answer. Showed up and the place was dark, and the chairs stacked. Parking lot in front empty. This might have closed.

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank MrPickwick
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Local owned, local operated. Excellent Italian food, with excellent customer service, at a great price. This is exactly the type of business I like to support. If you are in Matthews, come here to eat if you like Italian or pizza, and I am from...More

Date of visit: April 2015
Thank MLePino
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Great Italian Food and Service. You will leave there full and with a box. You can even split a meal and leave full. Smaller restaurant great for family, couples and special occasions. My wife and I have been several times including anniversaries.

Date of visit: November 2014
1  Thank XWagonmaster
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

I visited this restaurant today and had the buffet. It had stuffed shells spaghetti and meatballs chicken marsala fettuccine Alfredo and pizza along with other things. It was 10 dollars including drink and taxes. Good value for the money and the food was good. I...More

Thank andreaplace49022
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Great lunch buffet Monday thru Friday. Reasonably priced and good food. Would have liked some bread with lunch but got by. Fresh pastas and great meatballs. If you are hungry for Italian, good place to go and get a wide variety of choices. Will go...More

Date of visit: October 2013
1  Thank James C
Reviewed 21 October 2013

After church, we were both hungry. We've visited nearly all the eateries in this center but Fontanells's. It advertises an Italian Buffet. We tried it and found it to be fantastic. They have salads and cold food stuff as well as hot veggies on one...More

Date of visit: October 2013
Thank Charles P
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Ignore the few negative reviews of this restaurant - this is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to - even compared to my trip to Rome. Owners and chefs are actually from Italy. It also has the BEST lunch buffet you're...More

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank ramja
Reviewed 23 August 2013

I eat lunch here on a regular basis and the lunch buffet is always fresh, hot and tasty. This is freshly prepared food and they manage to keep it that way as they serve it buffet style. My most recent visit was for dinner. I...More

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank Steven H
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Can not believe all the positive reviews! This is a bad take on the typical Italian/American restaurant, expensive too. Big portions of really bland (no flavor) food. The servers are very nice but clearly not very knowledgeable. Hard to put together a sensible, tasty (forget...More

Date of visit: April 2013
1  Thank g-and-s-NYC
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