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Cafe Fontana

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1024 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, IL 61764-9767
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Pontiac, Illinois
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 14 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 if you are feeling adventurous, I recommend this restaurant.

Thank William B
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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
Waterloo, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank rkloeppel
Pontiac, Illinois
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 meat was in the center of the sandwich and I couldn't even taste the dijon... More 

Thank kimber0813
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
Peoria, Illinois
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186 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 a big smile and she is always so very helpful with suggestions. You won't be... More 

1 Thank Jennifer D
Peoria, Illinois
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I love their Italian beef with sausage. It really good and they have some of the best fries I've ever had. They are quick to serve your food. Make sure you save room for some gelato after your meal!

1 Thank kcrow18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?