Cafe Fontanella – Relaxing Live Music and Delicious Dinner


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Café Fontanella is the place to go to experience unique Southern cuisine and authentic Italian fare in Nashville, Tennessee. Café Fontanella has been in the top 5% of all restaurants in Nashville for quite some time. Just three songs from Downtown Nashville, the café boasts a menu that’s inspired by old-world flavors. We offer a variety of Italian and American dishes with something to satisfy all appetites and please every palate. It’s one of the few Italian restaurants in Nashville where you can relish live music and dinner. We offer live music 7 days a week including Saturday and Sunday brunches.

Café Fontanella is truly a sumptuous Italian surprise ensconced within a historic private estate. But it’s also conveniently located along Whites Creek Pike, a breath-taking, tree-lined drive. At the restaurant, you’ll enjoy unique daily specials, full bar, hearty antipasto platters, fantastic Saturday and Sunday brunches, gluten-free offerings, and a casual dining room and scenic patio. It’s the perfect atmosphere for any occasion.


When you drive down to Fontanel, you’ll be greeted by the delectable aroma wafting from the restaurant, as it sits right at the entrance. Start your Fontanel tour or complete it with an appetizing meal. Inside, our staff will greet you with warm smiles and usher you into a beautifully-decorated and spacious interior. The bar area is especially enticing, as it serves up the best tasting wines and spirits of Tennessee and the world.

Whether you’re dining indoors or al fresco, the setting is equally remarkable. Locals keep coming back to Fontanel, even for just a quick bite at the restaurant or a drink with friends and family. On top of our daily offerings, our live performances are unmissable. People come to the restaurant to be serenaded by promising artists and well-loved music acts over a nice glass of whiskey or wine.

Join us at Café Fontanella for brunch, dinner, drink, fresh air, and music. The outdoor patio is also pet friendly! Browse through our menu and events calendar to know what’s coming your way. For special occasions and reservations, feel free to give us a call at 615-724-1601!

 Restaurant Hours

Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

4125 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek, TN 37189 | PH: 615-724-1601


* Please note – during heavy-events traffic across Fontanel property, reservations are not available. Click to EVENTS for these times and dates. 
Cafe Fontanella Menu
AppetizersSaladsEntreesPastaStromboliPizzasPub GrubBrunchDessertGluten FreeKids

Bruschetta $8
Tomatoes, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan, Toasted French Bread

Fried Mozzarella $9
Crispy Breaded Mozzarella Ciliegene, House Tomato Sauce

Calamari Fritti $13
Calamari, Capers, Peppers, Crispy Cornmeal Breading, House Tomato Sauce

Caprese Skewers GF $8
Fresh Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Basil Pesto, Balsamic Glaze

Steamed Mussels $11
Blue Mussels, Tomato, Capers, Garlic, Basil, White Wine, Butter, Crispy Crostini

Baked Shrimp Fonduta $13
Mozzarella, Parmesan and Cheddar Cheeses, Scallion, Tomato, Herbs, Crispy Crostini

Available Dressings:

Apple Vinaigrette, Ranch, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Classic Caesar, Creamy Herb, Honey Mustard, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Add Grilled Chicken for $6
Add Grilled Salmon for $8
Add Grilled Steak for $9
Add Grilled Shrimp for $8

House Salad $9 
Romaine Hearts, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Kalamata Olives, Pepperoncini, Your Choice of Dressing

Classic Caesar $9
Romaine Hearts, Parmesan Cheese, Rustic Croutons, Classic Caesar Dressing

Arugula Salad GF $11
Arugula, Granny Smith Apple, Smoked Chopped Bacon, Red Onion, Shredded Parmesan, Toasted Almonds, Sweet Apple Vinaigrette

Wedge Salad $8
Crispy Iceberg Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Boiled Egg, Bacon Lardon, Gorgonzola, Crispy Bread, Blue Cheese Dressing

Spinach Salad $13
Baby Spinach, Pepperoni, Salami, Mozzarella, Kalamata Olives, Pepperoncini, Croutons, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Soup & Salad $10
Your Choice of any Half Salad and a Cup of Day Soup

Add a Small Caesar, House Salad or Cup of Soup for $3

Eggplant Parmesan $14
Breaded Eggplant, House Tomato Sauce, Parmesan & Mozzarella Cheeses, Capellini, Seasonal Vegetable

Eggplant Rollatini $15
Breaded Eggplant, Herbed Ricotta Stuffing, House Tomato Sauce, Parmesan & Mozzarella Cheeses

Roasted Sausage & Peppers GF $17
Spicy Italian Sausage, Mixed Sweet Bell Peppers, Sliced Fennel, Red Onions, Red Bliss Potatoes

Chicken Parmesan $18
Breaded Chicken, House Tomato Sauce, Parmesan & Mozzarella Cheeses, Capellini, Seasonal Vegetable

Chicken Marsala $17
Sautéed Chicken Breast, Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic, Basil, Marsala Wine Pan Sauce, Capellini, Seasonal Vegetable

Chicken Picatta $17
Sautéed Chicken Breast, Capers, Garlic, Lemon, White Wine Pan Sauce, Capellini, Seasonal Vegetable

Chicken Saltimbocca $19
Sautéed Chicken Breast, Sliced Prosciutto, Fresh Sage, Mozzarella Cheese, Lemon Butter Pan Sauce, Capellini, Seasonal Vegetable

Fennel Crusted Salmon GF $21
Crispy Fennel Crusted Salmon Filet, Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Garlic Spinach, Sweet Balsamic Glaze

Parmesan Crusted Grouper $22
Fresh Grouper Filet, Crispy Garlic Parmesan Crust, Tomato Herb Risotto, Wilted Spinach, Lemon Parsley Butter Sauce

Salmon Robusto $20

Salmon, Roasted Broccoli, Lemon Herb Garlic Oil, and Cappellini

Pork Chop Fontanella GF $20
Seared 12 oz. Bone-In Pork Chop, Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Garlic Spinach, Gorgonzola & Mozzarella Cheeses, Mushroom, Onion, Rosemary Marsala Sauce

Beef Filet GF $28
Seared 8 oz. Center Cut Beef Filet, Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable, Sweet Basil, Madeira Cream Sauce

12oz Ceritified Angus Ribeye $25
Grilled to perfection, Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable

Orecchiette Bolognese $15
Premium Ground Chuck, Red Onion, Fennel, Garlic, Portabella Mushrooms, Sweet Peppers, Sweet Plum Tomatoes, Herbs & Spices, Orecchiette Pasta, Parmesan

Capellini & Shrimp $19
Jumbo Shrimp, Pesto, Artichokes, Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach, Capellini Pasta, Parmesan Cheese

Fettuccini Alfredo $13
Butter, Garlic, Creamy Parmesan Sauce, Fettuccini, Shredded Parmesan

Tortellini a la Vodka $16
Tri-Color Tortellini, Creamy Parmesan Tomato Sauce, Spinach, Mushrooms

Lasagna $16
Layered Bolognese, Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella, and Fresh Pasta, Tomato Sauce and Parmesan

Gnocchi a la Vodka GF $15
Potato Pasta, Wilted Spinach, Mushrooms, Cream Parmesan Tomato Sauce

Italian $12
Salami, Pepperoni, Ham, Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheeses

Pepperoni $12
Pepperoni, Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheeses

Meatball $12
House Made Meatballs, Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheeses

Philly $12
Sautéed Steak, Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheeses

Veggie $12
Broccoli, Spinach, Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheeses

Add a Small Caesar, House Salad or Cup of Soup for $3
Add Grilled Chicken for $6
Add Grilled Salmon for $8
Add Grilled Steak for $9
Add Grilled Shrimp for $8
Add House Meatballs for $5

Small-12” $12

Large-16” $16

Toppings- On the whole pizza $2.00

On ½ of the pizza $1.50

Ham, Salami, Pepperoni, Sausage, Meatballs, Bacon, Smoked Chicken, Tomatoes, Spinach, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Onions, Bell Peppers, Jalapenos, Banana Peppers, Pineapple, Cheddar Cheese

Specialty Pizzas

$14 for a 12” or $18 for a 16”

House Supreme
Pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers.

Smoked Chicken, Pesto, Tomato, Spinach, and Mushrooms

Tomatoes, onions, broccoli, bell peppers, and mushrooms.

Meat Lover
Sausage, pepperoni, ham, bacon, and meatballs.

Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, and tomatoes.

Barbeque Chicken
Smoked chicken, green onions, bacon, Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheeses, and BBQ sauce.

Buffalo Chicken 
Sliced breaded chicken tossed in our housemade hot sauce, celery, mozzarella, gorgonzola, and a creamy Ranch drizzle.

GF = Gluten Free

Add a Small Caesar, House Salad or Cup of Soup for $3

Chicken Wings
10 pieces – $9
20 pieces – $17
Your Choice of Mild, Medium, Hot, BBQ or Sweet Chili

Burger or Chicken Sandwich $10
Your Choice 8 oz. Premium Ground Chuck or 6oz Marinated Chicken Breast, Ciabatta Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and Pickle, House Made Fries, Add Cheese for No Charge, Add Bacon for $1.50, Add Sauteed Mushrooms or Onions for $1

Philly Sub $11
Sliced Ribeye, Onions, Mushrooms, Peppers, Mozzarella Cheese, Hoagie Bun, House Made Fries

Chicken Tenders $11
House Breaded Jumbo Chicken Tenders, House Made Fries

GF = Gluten Free

Fontanel Benedict $14
Two Poached Eggs Topped with Hollandaise & Shaved Prosciutto on a Split Garlic Ciabatta Roll

Crab Cake Benedict $16
Seared Southern Lump Crab Cake on a Smoked Gouda Grit Cake with a Poached Egg & Hollandaise

Corned Beef Hash Benedict $13
Two Poached Eggs Topped with Hollandaise on a bed of Corned Beef, Hash Browns, Onions, Peppers & Scallions
Low Country Shrimp & Grits
Creamy Cheese Grits Topped with Fresh Shrimp in a Spicy Burgundy Wine Gravy & Finished with Blackened Jumbo Prawns

French Toast a la Cameron $12
A Banana Nut Loaf Soaked in Our Batter, Deep Fried Golden Brown, Topped with Fresh Strawberries & Powdered Sugar

Chicken & Waffles $12
A Pair of Our Jumbo Hand Battered Chicken Strips Dipped in Our Pecan Syrup Served on a Golden Waffle

Sorrento Style Stromboli $13
Freshly Made Dough Stuffed with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Onions, Cheddar & Mozzarella Cheese
Served with a Side of Marinara & Syrup

Classic Southern Breakfast $13
Three Eggs Served Any Style with Hash Browns, Buttermilk Biscuits, Sausage Gravy & Bacon or Sausage

Omelets Your Way $14
Three Eggs American Style Omelet Made With Your Choice of: Bacon, Sausage, Spinach, Ham, Crab, Peppers, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Onions, Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan Cheese
Served with Hash Browns & Bacon or Sausage

Baked Fresh Daily

For The Kids
Silver Dollar Pancakes $7
French Toast $7
Two Eggs Any Style with Bacon or Sausage $7

Sides – $3 Each
Hash Browns
Sausage Gravy
Fresh Fruit

Bloody Mary’s $5
Mimosas $3
Bellini $3
Natchez Hills Wine $5

GF = Gluten Free

Traditional Cannoli $6

Seasonal Cannoli $6

Creme Brûlée $6

Oreo Blast Cheesecake $7

Cafe Fontanella Cheesecake $7

Tipsy Turtle Cheesecake $8

Death by Chocolate Cake $8

Tiramisu $8


GF = Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Pizza – $16
Choose any Specialty Pizza or Up to 5 Toppings Served on a 10” Gluten-Free Crust

Gluten Free Pasta – $4 extra
Substitute Gluten-Free Pasta in Your Choice of Our Pasta Dishes

Limited Availability Gluten-Free Entrée Options – $2 extra
The Following Menu Items Can be Made Without Gluten Upon Request:
Chicken Marsala, Chicken Picatta, Chicken Saltimbocca, Gluten Free Burger Bun

Salads – menu price
Any of our salads can be made without gluten. Please ask your server.

GF = Gluten Free

For Children 12 and Under Only

Kid’s Chicken Tenders $5
2 House Breaded Jumbo Tenders, House Made French Fries

Kid’s Fettuccini Alfredo $5
Classic Alfredo Sauce & Fettuccini

Kid’s Spaghetti & Meatball $5
Spaghetti, House Tomato Sauce & House Made Meatball

GF = Gluten Free