La Fontanella

2414 S. Oakley Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (773) 927-5249
Cuisine: Italian
Price: $
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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon-Thur: 11:00am-9:00pm Fri: 11:00am-10:00pm Sat: Noon-10:00pm Sun: Noon-9:00pm
  • Parking Availability Valet, Street
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Attire Casual
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Amenities TV
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Outdoor Dining, Family / Children
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Payment Methods Mastercard Visa


Welcome to La Fontanella! Where they keep the tradition alive! The Gamberale family manages this cozy and romantic Italian restaurant located in the Heart of Italy, a famous area of bakeries and restaurants located in the Heart of Chicago since 1972. Chef Franco prepares delicious meals made to order, and serves them in a charming, dimly lit atmosphere. Everything is authentic, home made and they use only the freshest ingredients. You will feel like you at an Italian's house! Hope to see you soon, your friends at La Fontanella! Ciao Ciao!

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 117reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rude owners... Jul 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Food was good Italian. Made to order so took a bit longer but was flavorful. Jun 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dinner was great. Food was not as hot as I would of liked it to be.However, very good. Apr 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by 3pm on Saturday, 48 degrees warm outside. Restaurant was so cold, I kept my winter jacket on. Ordered hot tea, it was cold. The server forgot my balsamic request and forgot to return with my re-heated tea all before the meal. We ordered 3 entrees, they came out individually (strangest thing we've experienced). First came his Lasagna, it was cold & a small portion (especially for the $14 dinner entrée) and nothing special. After watching him eat, then came my Veal Sorrentina. It was cold, bland, needed more gravy and the prosciutto was thin & hard (stale). Finally the Chicken Caccitore, (most enjoyable of the 3 dishes) even after the hour wait, the breast was undercooked. Server finally did bring us 2 vinegar choices for the bread (best part of the meal)- one was an Aldi brand still in the Aldi bottle. The lunch over took well over 90 minutes and there was only 1 other person dining. I couldn't image a dinner service at this place! We will not be returning. I wish Febo's was still open.. Mar 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Service was great food was AWESOME!!! Feb 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The food was very high quality and you could tell that everything was made from scratch! The waitress was very knowledgeable about the dishes that were on special and the ingredients that they had in them. The waiting staff was very attentive and courteous! I would definitely recommend this restaurant. It might look a little rough on the outside, but it is very nice on the inside and a nice place to eat at! Jan 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Attentive service, great food, and a greeting from the chef! Dec 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Top notch food and flavors! Dec 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by This place is a gem. We ate early, so there were no other diners yet. Our server was very good and friendly. The two appetizers of baked artichoke hearts and sausage and peppers were excellent. Lots of delicious flavors. My white fish was so good! Delicate, buttery flavor - so fresh! Oct 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by there was one other couple in the restaurant and the restaurant was too warm- uncomfortable. Aug 25, 2014
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