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Forcella Bowery
Forcella Bowery

Forcella Bowery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://forcellaeatery.com
  • Phone: (212) 466-3300
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Giulio Adriani
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bond Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Forcella Bowery
Forcella is an Italian Pizzeria dedicated to the art of making traditional Neopolitan pizza. Double certified pizza master Giulio Adriani creates an assortment of pizzas including Pizza Rosse, Pizza Bianche and Pizza Fritte. We typically offer a selection of around twenty different pizzas. We also offer a variety of antipasti, insalate and an assortment of desserts that are al house made.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have eaten at Forcella's a few times now. Consistently good. My son loves the pizza!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a great time watching a World Cup match. Food was great!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "very good food from a place run and staffed with some real italians - you can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "If you want a pizza italian style, this is the place where to go. They also have amazing appetizers, among them a fresh burrata. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I loved it. Delicious pizza, great salads and a nice outdoor space. Waiter was so nice and friendly!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "When I visit NYC meal at Forcella is at the top of my list. Chef Adriani and his highly professional staff provide an excellent dining experience. The food and service are both first rate. Ingredients are fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My son happened to recommend the restaurant after seeing it on a food channel. My Wyoming friends were visiting , and I met them in the city. They always look for good pizza, since they have yet to find a place in Wyoming that can compare to the NY, NJ, Philadelphia area. ( past NJ natives). We were met with a friendly staff, great service and the pizza was great. Since we arrived a little earlier than our reservations, we sat at the bar and enjoyed a lite conversation with our bartender. Ambiance galore."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Get the deep fried pizza and kale caesar salad, they are my favorites and you cannot go wrong...love this place so much!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Service timely, tasty. I would return. Like to try more on the menu"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Pass unless you like being invisible; staff was just below par and the owners didn't seem to care. food was fair."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "So awesome, I came for the deep fried pizza and it lived up to all expectations, plus the kale caesar salad was unexpected and delicious."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The overall ambiance of this place I would have to give an A. The service was amazing quick and sufficient. Our meals were delicious and my group and I enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Glass of Gavi wine-excellent Appetizers-pretty good Pizza-Good Service-Not good Ambience-Nice The reviews all mention bad service. They are right. Waitress seemed didn't seem to care about anything at our table, except getting away from us, and we are not difficult (4 of us). She messed up the order because she doesn't listen to her customers, she was distracted--by what I don't know, the place was not crowded. Really this gives NYC waiters a bad rep, and I was one, so it's not accurate. The pizzas are a little rich and chewy. The fried pizza is a nice idea, but needs to bake for longer. The first few bites were great, then by the end I was pushing it away. Starters were good, esp. the kale caesar and eggplant parm."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed the restaurant and food was good. We did feel we were rushed to get out of the restaurant as there were other guests waiting . We were also automatically charged a service charge of $30 dollars where the menu stated it was only for parties of more than 6. There were 5 of us, 3 which were children."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Best pizza is the decumani with truffle oil and arugula - yum! This past Thursday, first time since I've been going to Forcella, live music was playing which turned out to be the worst, screeching singer. We had to hurry up and eat to get away from the noise. Others around us same thing. I would recommend you ask if there will be live music playing before you sit down if you intend to have a conversation with your table mates."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I have been to Forcella Bowery twice for smaller, more intimate birthday gatherings. Both times we have ordered a variety of pizzas and salads for the table to share. This is really the way to go - the food is amazing and you'll want to be able to try everything! The Kale Caeser Salad and the Amalfi Salads are excellent choices. As for pizza, the Montanara ("The New York Original Fried Pizza") was a crowd pleaser, but my personal favorite is the Porta Capuana, with burrata, arugula, prosciutto, and pecorino - so refreshing and very light! Service was well-timed and friendly. I believe they only sell wine."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Been wanting to try this place for a while. The food, service and ambiance are awesome! Will def go back again!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We brought a groupon we had just bought the day before. The waiter said sure. Then came back and asked to see it. He went back and forth saying he would take care of us. Then before we ordered he said he couldn't take te groupon cause apparently management didn't want to extend the deal but it was on groupon for 2 days before we even bought it. It didn't expire until June 2014, but there was no manager or owner there on a Friday night. He was basic his information from what the bartender told him. He told us he would take the $75 off the bill cause that's what we spent on the groupon, however we got less food and drinks and had to pay more money than what we originally expected."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is the real deal, plus it's actually served by Italians. Buratta fresh off the plane and excellent pizzas make this one of our favorite spots."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Awesome pizza! Their wine list could be better and would be nice with a cheaper option or 2. Their pizza blows away John's, Grimaldi and the others."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "like this place for one signature pie - the decumani. all the other pies are pretty similar to anything you could get at any good pizza restaurant but the decumani is really a notch above. in the warmer months, they have outdoors seating which is really kind of nice even tho it is on the bowery."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We visited this restaurant after seeing it on Television for its one of a kind fried pizza dishes. The Food was actaully very good. The Fried Pizza and the fried calzone we ordered was really delicious!! It was a nice experience that we all enjoyed. The desserts were also very very good. We were served by Leo, who recommended his personal bests....he was on it & the service was great! You have to try fried pizza if you haven't!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We made reservations after seeing the restaraunt on tv and were excited to go. The app was good prosciutto tomatoes balsamic glaze and ricotta/mozzarella . Then we ordered two pizzas. Margherita and a Quattro spanglioli. The flavor was good but the pizza was not cooked well and soggy, you had to eat with a fork and knife and the pizza's were runny. I have eaten pizza in Napoli and all over New York my whole life, It was a very disappointing experience and would not recommend the pizza at forcella."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The pizza was too doughy. Didn't like it. My friend agreed. There were very few tables for 2 in the restaurant (at least the way it was configured the night I was there). The table we were first seated at had a pole next to it taking much of the table space. So we were reseated at a table for 2 in the bar area. One seat had no back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My kids (5 and 9) and I ate her before seeing a play at LaMama. We were there before 6 so it was quiet and we got a lot of attention from the wait staff. They were extremely friendly to my hungry little guys and kept the bread basket full. The vegan pizza was delish and fresh. My kids got the margarita pizza which they loved. Next time, I would skip the fried dough desert and just get the gelato which my younger son got and devoured. Excellent attitude-free choice in the East Village."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Fried pizza is amazing - definitely worth the visit."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "There was literally not 1 other person in the restaurant but we waited almost 45 minutes to get our drinks. They were beyond terrible. It would have been easier to go into the kitchen and cook it ourselves."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This authentic Neapolitan pizza is "in the zone" and can only be the product of a very talented pizzaiolo. Plus I'm always amazed at the transformation of The Bowery, as I'm old enough to remember being accosted by bums at every turn. A great find for pizza lovers with a palate for the best."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Margherita extra was pretty good. What about the Sunday special (Margherita + soup 10$)?! Marinara doesn't want basil!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Food was poor. Calamari was covered in pepper that made it almost in edible. Pizzas looked amazing but were soggy/poorly cooked. Pizza crust was actually mushy to the point where you couldn't pick up a piece to eat it. Menu was appealing but food was poor. Wine list was overpriced for what they were offering. Service was good, however we did feel as if they were trying to rush us out when we would have probably lingered and ordered more drinks. Perhaps this a good spot to meet for a drink as the atmosphere was fun and nice. Overall, there are other restaurants in the area that are a better choice, worth the money, and have great atmosphere and food. Would not return here."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The food here is fine, but we had some issues with the food and service -- see below. Some food was cold, e.g. the middle of our eggplant parm was lukewarm, not hot like the rest of the dish AND some of the cheese on the pizza wasn't hot while everything else was. Also, they offered a particular bottle of wine on the menu (the cheapest red), which was sold out (and we didn't learn of until we tried to order it) -- and my expectation of restaurants of NY is that they will 1) make clear at the beginning that something isn't available by verbally saying something or crossing it off or 2) offering another bottle at that price when info mentioned in #1 isn't fulfilled (since it's like false advertising to the consumer)."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Food was great. Service was a little off, even though the place was virtually empty."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "I felt like the seven of us sat down and the waitress was almost too attentive. She came over and we asked her to give us some time and three minutes later she was back. We ordered apps and told her we needed to wait to order dinner and three minutes later she was back again rushing us. So our apps came out all very good and we weren't even finished with them yet and all of our entrees came out. Just really bad timing. I think she knew something was up because then she left us alone for awhile to talk afterwards but you have to give people some time to breathe! Pizzas were all delicious though!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We had tried to get reservations at Otto for a party of 7. It was booked so we decided to try this new restaurant. We had a great time. The service was fun and friendly. The pizzas were great. The fried pizza was a favorite. We ordered lost of appetizers and all were tasty. We sat in one of a number of large booths in the back that were wonderful for a group. We could hear each other and not be heard by other diners. The atmosphere is warm, high ceilings and exposed brick. We will go back."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I travel from upstate New York, about 5 hours, to spend a day in the city. Everytime I am down, I make it a point to eat at Forcellas on the Bowery. Fantastic pizza!!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We ended up here for lunch. Really enjoyed the food however the bartender seemed to be the only one waiting on the tables and didn't pay much attention to us. Once we finished our meal we asked for the check. Our waiter didn't bring it for awhile so my husband decided he wanted to order something else to eat. We then reordered one dish along with 2 cappuccinos. The food came out BEFORE the cappuccinos, we then had to ask for the cappuccinos and when they did come they were luke warm."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "pizza took forever to arrive, but when it did it was hummers"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Good place, nice staff. Pizza was ok. Great coffee"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "I had the Montanara- the pizza that is fried...and it was insanely good! It totally changes the rules on how pizza should be made. After this its going to be hard to go back to regular pizza. We ordered the unlimited drinks brunch along with it. And thats where the meal did not go well. The waitress was completely negligent, and NEVER came back to refill our drinks. The busboy became our server! It was impossible to get her attention and we shouldn't have had to try to hard to get her to serve us. If I go back I would order take out and eat in the street or in my car rather than have to tip that waitress who was completely useless."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "We came here for brunch last weekend. There is a brunch menu which includes a entree and unlimited mimosas, bloodies or sangria for $25. The bloody marys were awful. Essentially v8 juice. The mimosas were orange juice with a drop or two of champagne. The sangria was marginally better. Brunch pizza was good. At the end of the meal our waitress charged us for each of the drinks and entree separately, instead of bundling for the $25 brunch deal. When we questioned this she said we should have told her earlier before she prepared the check. She even mentioned another table just had the same complaint. Ummm, what? So, all in all, quite disappointing. With the previous reviews I had high hopes."
    Dined on 11/24/2013