In Fontanile their is a village mini-market, good range of household supplies and food. Fresh fruit and vegetables and a good cheese, meats & pasta selection.
The 'Cupola Cafe', the village cafe in the main square, relax and have a coffee and a brioche.
On the other side of the valley Mombaruzzo also has a good selection of fresh fruit/vegetable stores. Mombaruzzo is also famous as the birthplace of 'Amaretti' cookies, delicious with a coffee! Francesco Moriondo, born in Mombaruzzo, created the soft and fragrant "Amaretti" of Mombaruzzo with a friend in 1798 using apricot seed and other whole indredients. His company continues today in Mombaruzzo, more than two centuries later!
Or for lunch or dinner why not visit 'La Locanda' Mombaruzzo's village pizzeria.
Also at the other end of Fontanile village 'Del Vino's' Cafe serves good panino's and lunches. The owner is also a keen truffle hunter and in season is always happy to show his latest finds!!
Nearby (15mins by car) in the local town of Nizza Monferrato their are plenty of shops and a hypermarket called ,"Gigante".