Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Real Eats -- Fontana's Italian Restaurant, Cupertino, CA

On a recent date night, my wife and I decided to visit another fine restaurant. We do this at least once each month where we choose a nice place to enjoy the food and ambiance and this time, we chose Fontana's Italian Restaurant on Stevens Creek in Cupertino.

While we've been to Fontana's a number of times over many years both on our date nights as well as with our two sons, we have never been disappointed.

We started things off by sharing their Caprese salad which was made with alternating fresh, sliced red-ripe tomato, fresh mozzerella cheese, pesto, roasted red pepper and capers. This was drizzled over with olive oil. Now we love caesar salads but this to us is our favorite. It was marvelous.

Our dinner entrees were outstandingly presented. We both ordered (first time in a long time we've both ordered the same entree) one of their specialties -- Scalone Indorati. It had a pounded, combined scallop and Abalone steak which was sauteed and served with a lemon-butter sauce. Included were ample sides of delicious garlic mashed potatoes and a vegetable mix. My wife loved it! Oh, so did I!

I chose a glass of Italian white wine to accompany my dinner which went well with the entree.

For dessert, we split a profiteroles al cioccolato which were a few small cream puffs willed with a vanilla custard topped with warm chocolate and caramel sauces. It was sweet as you might have guessed but the actual cream puffs were a little chewier than we had expected. Overall, we gave this a passing grade.

Apart from excellent food and comfortable surroundings, we were treated well by an attentive but not overbearing server. Till we return.

Fontana's Italian Restaurant
20840 Stevens Creek Boulevard (across the street from Whole Foods)
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 725-0188

Give me a call at 408-830-0092, if you'd like to find out how you can qualify for an invite to my annual Client Appreciation Party so I can wine and dine you and a guest.

Thanks for reading!

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