This was our first visit to the newly opened La Fontana restaurant in North Charleston at 7648 Northwoods Blvd. We are fans of the other locations but this one is much closer to where we live. The decor was quite nice with each table offering some privacy. The wait staff was attentive and very personable. The food was authentic and delicious. I especially enjoy the Calamari Fritti as an appetizer - very tender because it is not over cooked. My wife had the Caprese as her appetizer and is still talking about how good it was. Even with the excellent menu options, the cook will make modifications to any item if he has the ingredients - just ask. Need to say it - the best tiramisu around! And, if they happen to have it when you visit, the bread pudding is EXCELLENT!
I was a fan of LaFontana until my last visit. what have they done...... new restaurants are ALWAYS good and should remain that way however, I think they have gone down hill in a very short amount of time. I love veal and have had it many times before and the last two visits it was just the worst. Never mind sending it back not worth the wait. What a shame and a crime to be charged that kind of money for a dish that is less then satisifying.
Although I do not go down town as often as I like, I go to Pan E Vino when I am down town. This is where I take my in laws when they are in town and my husband for special occasions. With a romantic atmosphere, tables inside as well as on the patio, and an authentic Italian menu, I have not been disappointed yet!
Sorry but I have had great Italian Food and this just didn't impress... Limited seating... Limited portions... Not short on price though!!! Don't mind paying for good food or quantity but this misses the mark... PS... May be the owner out meeting and greeting but he needs to get the order correct over being cute.
This is what 'dining out' is all about: ingeneous chef creating incredible food with unbelievable flavor, in a cozy atmosphere, presented by talented wait staff- and topped off with a personal visit from Charleston's finest chef/owner. Try it once and you will go back.
La Fontana has very good food but limited seating. Be prepared to wait on weekends. I had a reservation for 7 and still ended up leaving as did others who we waiting to be seated.