Fontanella's

Fontanella's

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Hours
Tue
10:00 - 14:00
Wed
10:00 - 14:00
Thu
10:00 - 14:00
Fri
10:00 - 14:00
Sat
10:00 - 14:00
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Homemade authentic Italian cuisine, cooked with flare and love. Family business in the heart of Whittlesey/Peterborough. Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-2pm / Dine in or Takeout. Exclusive evenings 1-2 times per month. Subscribe via our website to be the first to know about our special nights. Event Catering services, Private Hire & luxury Italian gift hampers, all info is available via our website, or simply send us a message or call us for more details. We hope to see you soon! Grazie!
CUISINES
Italian, Cafe, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles232 reviews
Excellent
210
Very good
16
Average
4
Poor
1
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Claire M
Cambridge5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
We stumbled upon this restaurant by accident. The service was fast and efficient and the food totally delicious. A friendly family run place. Will definitely return.
Written 11 April 2024
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Luca Fontanella
Hi, thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Grazie!
Written 13 April 2024
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jon h
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Fontanella's is a wonderful example of a small Italian Trattoria set in the heart of Whittlesey. We have been twice before for lunch time meals. Tonight was our first evening meal and we were not disappointed. Service as good as ever and the food excellent. Portions are good (we eat a little less as we get older unfortunately). This is good wholesome Italian food, Its not over the top fancy and thats what makes it so enjoyable. The staff care, its not just a job to them, their food is their passion. I think we were the only people dining tonight who had not done so previously. Booking is essential both for daytime and on their occasional evening services. We will be looking out for the next evening soiree. As hospitality in general is suffering with rising prices along with everyone else, it is essential these little gems of restaurants are kept alive by using them, and enjoying their offering. Thank you for a lovely evening
Written 1 March 2024
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Luca Fontanella
Hi, thank you very much for your lovely review! We’re most pleased you both enjoyed yourselves on our exclusive evening. We look forward to seeing you both again soon! Grazie mille!!
Written 7 March 2024
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Roberto L
20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
We booked up a table at Fontanela’s with high expectations as the reviews in general were pretty favourable but we ended up disappointed not to mention having an upset stomach. The service was good as the staff were very friendly and happy to please but both our meals were very salty and underwhelming to the point that we both had upset stomach as a result. I had the soup as my starter and was told it was Minestrone but in fact was nothing more than tomato bolognaise My wife had the garlic mushroom which was very oily and she though at one point the mushrooms were doing a back stroke, too much oil. A real shame for us based on what the reviews said so unfortunately we can’t recommend based on our experience.
Written 25 December 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Hi, thank you for your review. We are deeply sorry that you were disappointed with your starters. We value our customers feedback so we will take on board your comments. We appreciate your kind comments about our service, but the family are always willing to resolve any issues if they are made known to us. I do hope you try us again in the new year and make yourself know to me as the owner and I will happily guide you through our menu to ensure you have an enjoyable experience next time. Thank you. Luca.
Written 26 December 2023
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Daphne B
Peterborough118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
Another fabulous night with friends and my sister at Fontanella's Christmas special night. Food brilliant, service and atmosphere brilliant. 8 of us got together to enjoy an evening as we always do during the year and Christmas, this being their first Christmas evening of 2023. Turkey flavour was so good and succulent, plenty of veg and roast potatoes, stuffing and pigs in blanket a real feast. Enzo, Luca and Lorenzo made our evening special. Thank you to you all. Buon Natale.
Written 8 December 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Thank you for your lovely words, it’s always a pleasure to have you all dine with us. We’re glad you all enjoyed it and kicked started the festivities with us 🥂 Grazie, buon Natale.
Written 10 December 2023
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poshrule
Peterborough34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
I booked out the restaurant for my upcoming "big" birthday for 20 people. The whole process was very easy from making menu choices and sorting out seating arrangements. The food on the night was very nice as always, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and the ambience/atmosphere was spot on. Would definitely recommend this place for a private booking, it's a nice size so you can have the place to yourself and enjoy your night.
Written 28 November 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Thank you very much for your review! Glad you all enjoyed the evening, it was a great night! Thanks again, we’ll see you all soon! Ciao
Written 30 November 2023
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Darren
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Lovely ambiance, relaxed, and informal. Great service, from friendly family. Great food, at very reasonable prices. Would highly recommend
Written 16 November 2023
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Rugs13
Peterborough39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
A group of us went for an evening meal at Fontanellas. Choices are from a set menu with 4 options per course and varied to suit all tastes. The food was delicious! Fresh, well cooked and presented beautifully. I think portion sizes are spot on too! 1 of our party is gluten free and also had choices on the menu that pleased her. The ambience and personalities of the staff also shine through. A great team, attentive and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. Overall a fantastic night out and we will all be back!
Written 27 July 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Thank you for your comments, greatly appreciated! we’re glad you all enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you all soon! Ciao
Written 29 July 2023
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Jennie R
Peterborough11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
We had an office get together over dinner at Fontanella’s tonight. The food, service & relaxed atmosphere was perfect and the hospitality shown by the family made for a perfect evening. Thank you Luca, Enzo & the team from our team @ GasDesign 👏😊
Written 27 July 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Thank you very much for your amazing review! It was lovely seeing you all and we’re most pleased you all enjoyed your dining experience with us! Grazie!
Written 29 July 2023
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Peta G
London42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Great personal service. Very tailored cooking. We also received a hamper from Fontanellas. Best hamper ever. Delicious wine chocolate, pasta and sauces. Highly recommend.
Written 22 July 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Thank you very much for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you soon! Grazie!
Written 24 July 2023
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Yvonne D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
First time visiting, very friendly and welcoming. Nice atmosphere. The food was excellent quality. Food was fresh, tasty and piping hot! Daughter wants to come back next week to try the pasta. Lovely lunch so thankyou
Written 19 July 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Thank you very much for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you soon!
Written 20 July 2023
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RominaD93
Peterborough5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Fontanellas restorante event hire. A massive thankyou to Luca and Enzo for doing an outstanding job with the catering for my 30th birthday. You absolutely smashed it!! We had nothing but amazing comments about how tasty it was. Thankyou 🥰.
Written 2 July 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Thank you again for choosing us to cater for your special day! Glad it all went down well! Grazie x
Written 2 July 2023
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SatisfiedHuntingdon
Huntingdon126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Dropped in on the off chance and the small 28 covered restaurant was fairly busy for a Tuesday lunchtime. They only open at lunch times - evenings by large bookings only. Food was clean and fresh and just what we ordered And a two course with a bottle of house red for two came to £41.00 - very good value. Will be visiting again.
Written 6 June 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Hi, it was lovely to of met you both! We’re most pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again! Grazie!
Written 7 June 2023
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kerri d
Peterborough106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Amazing Buffet and service We used Fontanellas for our daughters christening, and my gosh everyone was raving about how tasty it was, Pizzas, lasagna, meats, cheese, breads, pasta and potato salad The service they provided was also 5* as we were running late to the venue and they waited patiently until we arrived The selection they provided catered for everyones needs and there was something for everyone 100% using these guys again
Written 5 June 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Hi, thank you very much for your lovely review! We’re most pleased you all enjoyed the spread we put on for you and thank you again for choosing us to cater for your special day, Grazie!
Written 7 June 2023
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The Don
Manchester21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
You won’t find a better breakfast or service from this lovely family. Prices are very reasonable as well for good product as well.
Written 21 April 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Thank you very much! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 23 April 2023
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AF123
Peterborough6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
Delicious lunch and faultless service. I picked up one of their gift hampers to take home with me and was delighted with the contents.
Written 21 March 2023
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Luca Fontanella
Hi, thank you very much for your lovely review! We’re glad you enjoyed your hamper & we look forward to seeing you soon! Grazie!
Written 23 March 2023
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