Fontinello's Italian Cuisine - Italian Type Restaurant in Murrells Inlet with 10 reviews
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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine

Italian Restaurant in Murrells Inlet

 
Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Rated: 3.2 out of 5 with 10 Reviews

Fine dining, fine wine, fresh seafood & a family-friendly atmosphere. Joe Mancuso, head chef, is most notably known for his roasted garlic appetizer. Our restaurant serves real Italian from real Italians.


Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
5341 Bypass 17 South
Murrells Inlet
843-492-0632
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
General Info:
  • Lunch Served
  • Dinner Served
  • Snacks or Appetizers
There are currently 10 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Posted: Mar 11th, 2013 at 8:50 pm
From: myrtle beach, SC
By: cs


Avg. Rating:3
They have been closed for 2 - 3 years now.
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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Posted: Jun 02nd, 2011 at 2:23 pm
From: Pawleys Island, SC
By: jm


Avg. Rating:3
This place has now closed the doors, so you won't be able to give the place a try any more. However when it was open they had one heck of an amazing salad, I'm not much of a salad eater but the dressing made me want to come back again just for that salad.
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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Posted: Feb 17th, 2011 at 9:30 am
From: Garden City, SC
By: crk


Avg. Rating:2.8
Since we were the only patrons there, the seating was excellent. We ordered iced tea, they were "out" until the following day. How could this be?? The salad greens ($3.95) were fresh and crisp but was only offered with one choice of salad dressing which was tasty but overwhelmed with black pepper. The gnocchi ($14.95) dish that was ordered was very salty and cold. This was sent back to be reheated and it was returned to us cold again! We asked the waiter to pack this dish up so we can take it home but I doubt we will even eat it. The chicken milan ($15.95) that was ordered was good though. Atmosphere was also "cold". It was very dark in there and the music being played was not of this world. Who wants to listen to opera while trying to eat? The waiter ("John") was very attentive and polite. So, the only good thing we can say about this restaurant is that the service was o.k. and the chicken milan is good. Couldn't wait to go to McDonald's after wards to get a chicken sandwich and iced tea which they always have. Needless to say, we have already scratched this restaurant off the list of places to eat.
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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Posted: Feb 14th, 2011 at 2:54 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: bjr


Avg. Rating:1
We went there for the Valentine's Day special event for $44 (pre-pay for reservation). It was the biggest waste of money and very upsetting. We had to wait 20 minutes for anyone to greet us and take a drink order, 30 minutes to actually get our drink and place our dinner order. After 2 hours of waiting our dinner arrived, cold, not what we ordered and inedible. The waitress disappeared for another 30 minutes and I had to go to the bar to get our bill, of which they took the liberty of adding 18% gratuity. Upon leaving I spoke with the manager who was nothing less than rude. She got a major attitude with me when I explained the evening and then told me we should come back and eat on the other side of the restaurant next time. NO offer to make the situation right. I called back, she claimed the owner would call me, but I haven't heard from him as of yet, but I am not dropping this. I spoke with other couples who went that night and also were EXTREMELY disappointed and treated the same way.
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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Posted: Feb 12th, 2011 at 6:55 am
From: Litchfield, SC
By: kcr


Avg. Rating:3.2
My wife & I had a $50.00 voucher that we wanted to use & asked the waitress if we could us it for this meal. The answer was yes. After the food was served, the manager came out & told us that they could not honor the voucher on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday. No where on the voucher was this data revealed. This left us in a uncomfortable situation but nevertheless we decided to try them out. The waitress was very apologetic & embarrassed. The house salad was perfect. The pasta was over cooked & the sauce tasted like Ragu from the grocery shelf. The meatballs had a mealy taste to them. After graduating from the culinary institute of Pittsburgh, I can honestly say that the food served was below par & they need to revamp the menu or at least, say the pasta/sauce is not their own. We will give the voucher to someone who may appreciate it but after this meal, I can say without hesitation, we will not dine here again.
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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Posted: Aug 16th, 2010 at 2:22 pm
From: Denver, CO
By: ko'g


Avg. Rating:2.7
I contacted this restaurant to discuss a private party for a family birthday. When the number of attendees dropped by 10 people and I called the owner to make sure we could still do business and it would work for them, he did not return my calls or emails for a week, despite the date of the party being only a short time out. He, in fact, never returned my calls and delegated to his manager to send me an email telling me they were cancelling. Very unprofessional.
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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Posted: Jan 01st, 2010 at 10:13 am
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: vm


Avg. Rating:1.5
We went here for New Year's Eve last night and thought that the food was so horrible! Basically inedible! We were there for the New Year's Eve "gourmet buffet" which was so amazingly bad that I will never go back again. The staff were all very friendly, they had cute New Year's Eve hats and party favors and a nice dance floor. The music was average, with pretty lousy acoustics and a horrible Neil Diamond impersonator. The cost was $70.00 per person and drinks were extra. I would not have minded that, except for the fact that the food was just disgusting! They had 2 types of salad dressing to choose from, both very strange syrup type things in plastic squeeze bottles. They served "prime rib" which was really a cheap cut of roast beef that was so tough you could not cut it with a knife or chew it, which made it impossible to eat (not that anyone would want to!) Actually, the only edible item they had was penne rigate, which was served with a thick and way too sweet, tomato sauce, similar to Chef Boyardee, only drier. Oh, and the parmesan cheese was the kind that comes in a green can! The drinks were so bad and watered down that everyone I was with had to send theirs back!
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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Posted: May 11th, 2009 at 4:40 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: hm


Avg. Rating:5
We eat out every week and I have been to every Italian Restaurant on the this beach this is the best any were.
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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Posted: Apr 14th, 2009 at 8:15 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: sl


Avg. Rating:4.8
The Best kept Secret In Murrells Inlet. Food is Outstanding. Friendly and comfortable atmosphere. All the locals rave about this place and now I know why.
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Fontinello's Italian Cuisine
Posted: Jan 19th, 2009 at 5:10 pm
From: Garden City, SC
By: ws


Avg. Rating:4.8
Great place! Seated quickly, pleasant waitress, superb food. Our ceasar salad was prepared at our table...wow! The only problem I can see is it's easy to miss going 55 mph on the by-pass. So, everyone slow down so you don't miss it. You will be sorry if you do.
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