Ambience, service and taste
Service is remarkably good - staff are attentive without hovering. The ambience is upscale Tuscan, with a hop vibe in the lounge. Their flatbreads and bruschetta are both tasty, with memorable flavors that linger. Recommend the goat cheese,basil and grape flatbread for a satisfying,creamy taste with a tasty infusion of herbs and a juicy sweetness. The dough is expertly rendered as a tasty platform with substance.
Salads and dressings are fresh and portions generous. Everything tastes homemade, with the sure hand of a well-trained chef and a caring staff who does whatever it can to enhance the dining experience.A gem suitable for lunch,watching sports at the bar, date night, or those seeking vegetarian dining options
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great mix of terrific Italian,
Great mix of terrific Italian, brick oven pizza and the best Chinese potstickers in the neighborhood. Fun grazing.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quiet night for dinner
My daughter and I had a nice, quiet dinner here. Food was very good, as was the service. Really liked my wine!
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Fornetto Mei!
We love this little gem of a place! We have the most impeccable service here, and we like its intimate nature. Having a QUIET place to enjoy a meal is ALWAYS A PLUS IN OUR BOOK! I do not equate noise level with success at all. The pizzas are the best, freshly made in front of your eyes. The wine list is very good.
As of late, we have brought our elder family to dine here because it is quiet. The holiday special meals are reasonably priced, and plentiful. The prie fixed menu could really do without the "brunch egg" section - it's just too much food. How can one eat breakfast before a full entree? That's crazy. 2nd course should be a nice, small soup or appetizer offering.
Otherwise, Fornetto Mei is doing a great job! Cheers!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the house salad and the
Had the house salad and the signature pizza (without the sausage). My husband had the salmon entree and since he doesn't like capers I jokingly asked the waiter to add them to my pizza instead. The chef overheard and said why not, and the combination of the slightly salty capers with the goat cheese and grapes was great! Only note of disappointment was my husbands purportedly "wild" salmon, which, most likely was in actuality farm raised judging by the pink flesh of the fish.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Half Bad
Split pea soup was delicious. I really enjoyed the salmon sandwich, and Poppy, the bartender, was awesome.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem of a Surprise
Decided to try this place based on excellent ratings on OpenTable. When we arrived, we were only one of two patrons int he restaurant on a rainy Friday night at 7pm. Was wondering if we made a mistake. Yes, it is in the Whitehall Hotel, but the food was unlike any hotel restaurant I have been before. The pork bolognese was unbelievable and the pizza we had as an appetizer was out of this world. Only wish we tried the fresh, homemade dumplings which sounded strange on an Italian restaurant menu. It was not until we saw the Chinese painting on the wall that we realized Mei, the chef, is Asian. Mei's culinary skills really came through in every dish. Service was incredible friendly and warm. An awesome find!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gold Coast find
Who would think that a hotel restaurant would be worthy of excellent food and a good place for conversation.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, limited menu, it's Italian bring some bread to the table, there was a butter knife.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM