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“Great food in a small town”
Review of Cafe Fontana

Cafe Fontana
Ranked #4 of 35 Restaurants in Pontiac
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Central Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food in a small town”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We have lunch and dinner here about 2 to 3 times a month. Has an Italian menu but also offers several other items too. You order at the counter, but when the food is ready, servers bring your meal to you. They offer several salads, paninis, pizzas (freshly made), sandwiches and pasta dishes. Everything we have ordered is always tasty. Staff is always friendly too!

Visited January 2014
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streator, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Review of Italian Beef - Subway is better and cheaper!”
Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

While in Pontiac for the Holiday Basketball Tournament, we checked Tripadvisor, for a place to eat. We chose this place due to the great reviews on the Italian Beef. This was no better than an Arby's. Pressed beef on a soggy bun with a weak broth. We wished we had gone to Subway.

Visited December 2013
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Illinois
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“Great Authentic Italian Food”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

You will find the best Italian Beef with Sausage in the Midwest. Great Flavor, always cooked well. Turkey Festiva and Bruchette Pizza are delicious. Service used to be better but every place has an off day now and then. Well worth your time to stop and enjoy this place.

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Italian beef!”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

You have got to try the Italian beef and sausage sandwich! Delicious succulent beef and wonderful sausage. Not too spicy but by no means bland. Really enjoyed

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Robisky
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“Great Italian food found affordable in the midwest!”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Try the Italian beef with sausage, and if you have room the desert is to die for!
Cannot believe that food this god can be found this affordable.

  • Visited August 2013
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