The name Fantini is entwined in the history of Italian Cuisine in Southampton.  Franco Fantini first set foot on the shores of the South Coast of England in 1971 and soon brought his flair, enthusiasm and love for Italian food to the city.

People would come from miles around to experience authentic Italian food, served up in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they kept on returning, time and time again.

Today, Fantinis restaurant embraces everything that Franco believed in and we’d love to be able to share that with you and your family & friends.

We Believe In Providing An Authentic Italian Dining Experience.

Fantinin’s is perhaps the most famous

Italian Restaurant in Southampton.


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It was established in 1973 and it is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, appetizing food and breathtaking waterfront views.

From a small café called Cabin Crew it was to be born Fantini’s.

Well-known for its exquisite cuisine and exceptional service it has often been labelled “the institute of Southampton”.

Fantini’s Italian Restaurant situated in Town Quay offers a spectacular view of Southampton’s waterfront. With outside seating, you can relax in the essence of Town Quay and enjoy anything from a starter of moules marinere to a succulent fish or grill Italian style.

It comprises of a waterfront dining area and stylish bar.

The picturesque location, chic ambience and our professional team make Fantini’s Restaurant a perfect venue to wine, dine and dance.

A team of experienced chefs create exciting and unique menus using the freshest and finest local ingredients. Accommodating traditional and contemporary Italian and Mediterranean tastes, the selection is always guaranteed to impress, and presentation is a priority.

Fantini’s Restaurant has explored the finest ingredients to Italian cuisine infusing every dish with Italian culture. There’s a wide range of dishes, from simple gourmet pizzas and pastas, to a range of fine aged steaks and fresh fish for that ultimate treat.

Fantini’s excellent reputation is built on their expertise in catering for any special event. Our professional team can cater for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, company parties… basically any party from 10 to 400 people.

Fantini’s Restaurant combines fine dinning and entertainment, so after you have sampled the delights of our inimitable Italian restaurant, join the party on the dance floor, with themed nights Monday to Sunday there is guaranteed to be a night for you.

Lunch time has never been better, show cased in the heart of Town Quay, you can enjoy the summer months in our Al Fresco dining, elevated above Southampton’s Waterfront.

You can view our extensive Food menu, Cocktail and Wine List, as well as make your Reservation with our On-line facility.

We look forward to hearing from you.