Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Cucina Forte

  • Online Reservations

Cucina Forte
Cucina Forte

Cucina Forte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cucinaforte.com
  • Phone: (215) 238-0778
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Maria Forte
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Catherine Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet service on the weekends
A word from Cucina Forte
Welcome to Cucina Forte Italian Restaurant. I invite you to dine with us and experience an authentic Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. I create every dish with love. The same tradition my mother started at our family restaurant in the Abbruzzi Region of Italy in 1965!

>-Maria ForteContinued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Diner Reviews
  • "The gnocchi was a must have. Simply amazing. The service was great as well. I got the spaghetti with clams and it was just too salty for my taste."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Heard over the past few months good things about this restaurant. Let me begin by saying the food is good. The problem is the place is small and noisy. The service is very slow. We waited 40 mintues for our dinner on a Saturday night. Waiter never came back to check on us after we got our food. Specials are overpriced. Stick to the menu. This place has potential to be good. Needs better service fast."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "There were not many patrons at 7:30 on Friday night. My friend said their salad was fine and my wife's eggplant/crab appetizer was very good. The waiter forgot our order of their "signature dish" ricotta gnocchi which was hastily prepared after we received our entrees after we asked what happened. Some o the past was cold and the gnocchi were among the worst I have ever had. I have sampled this dish at a good number of restaurants in Philly and these were large and very heavy, dense. I did not like their menu which was small and unimaginative. I found their chairs to be uncomfortable with small seat and nonsupportive backs. The tuna was bland and did not taste like high quality. However, my lobster ravioli with shrimp was good. Veal chop ok"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We wanted to find a uniquely authentic Italian restaurant that was not on the "tourist trap" list. We were hosting a couple from our college days, who had never been to Philadelphia before. The review in "Yelp" made this one of our top picks. We were not disappointed at all. We were greeted by the host Vinny, who gave us personal attention as he took our wine and chilled it until we were ready to order. We started with the gnocchi as our appetizers. It was fantastic! The main courses were well prepared and delicious. Suggest you order the ricotta cheese cake, it was fluffy."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "you can't beat the gnocchi here, smothered in gorgonzola cheese~ worth the trip!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Cucina Forte was outstanding. The staff I met was wonderful and extremely helpful. I recommend this to everyone."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Go during the week and order off the specials. Gnocchi for the table to share. Gloria is a doll! I love this place."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Love this place. Have been twice now. The gnocchi is fantastic, specials are always extensive and very very good. Make sure to work an order of gnocchi in to your meal in some fashion. Seafood options were tasty, and dishes are nice size for large personal meal, but great for sharing. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My husband and I love eating at BYOs near our neighborhood and this one caught our eye while we had a once-in-a-while night out. The ratings were great but unfortunately the food was not even close to out expectations. The bread was moldy, and specials of fresh fettuccine with shrimp too full of burnt garlic and the veal special saltinbocca was just average. We had high expectations but this was below average overall."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This was our second time here, the first time everything was great. This time , not so good. Mussels were tough and sandy, my entree, pasta w/shrimp, olives, etc. was very salty and I was expecting homemade pasta, and it wasn't. It also could have been cooked a little more. Appetizer, eggplant with crabmeat roasted peppers, etc, was very good, as was the special lobster tail w/crabmeat over gnocchi. I like a restaurant that is consistent and we kind of felt this wasn't."
    Dined on 5/10/2014