This was my second time here
This was my second time here and loved it as much as the last visit! The almafi salad was delicious! As well as the decumani pizza! I will definitely return!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific menu. We went for the pizza, & they did not disappoint. We started with the four-cheese rice ball appetizer. Very light & flavorful - savory without being filling. We had three pizzas for four people, seemed to be just right. We tried the margarita, spagnoli (ham and artichoke) and the fried pizza. Wonderfully thin crust baked to perfection, and a ripe marinara light on the salt. Chose a bottle of nero d'avoli (ok on the price, and a better deal than the Tuscan wines). Wine list limited but appropriate for the menu. Dessert was outstanding - gelato and a hazelnut torte. Every bite better than the last. Service was really quite good - there was a large group behind us & we worried about delays, but staff was attentive and prompt.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best pizza I've had thus far
Best pizza I've had thus far in NYC...definitely get the specialty "fried" pizza.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
They were short-staffed and
They were short-staffed and I didn't get waited fast enough, but they were so nice I didn't actually feel I was being ignored. They were some of the best restaurant staff I've ever met.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
I'll always go back!
The food is delicious, the staff is friendly and the prices are totally reasonable. We were a large group and they were able to accomodate us with no issues (we made a reservation at the beginning of the week).
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pizza is fresh and tasty.
Pizza is fresh and tasty. Even the olive oil for the bread is delicious! One of the best I ever had. The service is wonderful as well.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
New neighborhood find
Quality, Fresh ingredients. Great staff, very attentive. Delicious food and wine. Will return soon.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent and really
Food was excellent and really welcoming,friendly atmosphere. We were well looked after as a group of six. All round a great evening.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Both times I have been here
Both times I have been here the pizza has been excellent! Varied menu and good wines.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best birthday dinner!
I and 12 friends had a lovely dinner at Forcella on a Monday evening. The food was, per usual, amazing. Our server was delightful, making suggesstions that were right on point and not overselling anything. The wine suggesstions were perfect and he even brought us a beautiful and delicious assortment of deserts gratis. A perfect place for excellent food and service with zero attitude and a chill but fun atmosphere. Can not recommend enough.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not all pizzas are created equal!
Not all pizzas are created equal! Forcella's pizza is certainely one of the best in town. Fresh, authentic Italian ingredients and real neapolitan recipe make Forcella's pizzas and panuozzi a must. We were there many times, either for dinner or at lunch. Last time we had a wonderful Italian brunch with bufala margherita, kale caesar salad and classic panuozzo. White wines from Campania region are tasty and easy to drink. Desserts are delicious (try the Tiramisu). Service could be more attentive, but is overall good. The ambience is smart and warm, without being too noisy. If you want a very good pizza (also for Italian standards), you can certainely go for it!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place! Delicious
Love this place! Delicious Napolitano-style pizza at a reasonable price. Ambience is nice - it's worked for me taking a friend from out of town out before a poetry slam at NPC, as well as me taking my parents out to a laid back dinner in the city. Had the same server both times - he is extremely firendly. Food is always FRESH, tasty, and well-seasoned. I love the fried calamari :) All in all, a wonderful spot in LES!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for brunch
Interested pizzas and deserts. Waitresses were super friendly. Menu is a lilttle off because the food names were Italian and we are 100% Asian. But the waitresses helped with the ordering. Their signatured Magharita extra pizza was delicious and the chocolate cake and nutella pizza were really good. We had a great time.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wrong music spoils a meal
I live in the neighborhood and have been here twice this year for lunch with a friend. Food is excellent and service good but can anyone explain WHY the owners (probably the workers on the lunch shift) of a charming Italian pizza kitchen think very LOUD rock music is appropriate for lunch dining? This is not trendy house music - but head banging music from the late 70s/early 80s. Both times we've had to ask them to turn the music down so we could hear each other speak. The owners need to take more care with ambiance - this could be such a charming spot with the right attention to detail.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for Us
We had a big group, people coming in at different times. Our server was so accommodating, she was very flexible, serving one person so he could leave early and rushing the rest of food out so we could get to a play at the Public Theater.
The pizza and salads were delicious. It was a really nice experience.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat night with cousins
We had a group of eight - cousins. Everyone enjoyed the fresh food from the brick oven, Service was very good. We will come back again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We used a Living Social for
We used a Living Social for brunch. The service was great, our waiter was so nice. We had a mix of food that was all tasty. I liked the croquettes and fried rice balls the best!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for groups
The dinner was a pleasant experience for me and my friends.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fried Pizza. Who knew? It
Fried Pizza. Who knew? It was simply delicious. The crust was nice and crunchy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. The flavors from the sauce and the cheese and basil blended well. I just loved it. We also had the calzone which was also amazing. If your in the city you should really give it taste. Also it was very reasonably priced and worth every dollar. Note we went at lunch time on a Friday and it was practically empty.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have been to Forcella about four times now and are NEVER disappointed. The neopolitan style pizza is truly amazing. We love trying out all of the top rated pizza places and this place definitely is the best. I have tried the fried pizza which is amazing but am now addicted to the Decumani with arugula and truffle oil...I am salivating just typing about it. The service is the absolute best, even if you have a complicated group! All of the waiters have been friendly, funny and never pressure you but always ensure your glasses are full and you arent missing anything. My husband and I rarely find a place where we are satisfied with the food, service, and ambiance but Forcella hits all the marks.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, the wine was great and the decor was lovely. Good price overall. Would recommend
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Forcella is a gem.
Forcella Bowery has become my go-to place for Italian or Neapolitan Pizza. It is beyond delicious and the atmosphere relaxes and energizes you at the same time. I would suggest it to anyone!
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Service!
We had a great time at Forcella. We went for brunch, and their egg white omelet was one of the best I've ever had. They were able to accommodate my newfound need to avoid gluten, and all of their suggestions were delicious!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was very good, the
The food was very good, the service was excellent, but the restaurant was so loud that I had trouble hearing my dinner companions. This may have been because it was a Friday evening and the restaurant was full, so this may not be typical.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be going back again and again
This was my second visit to Forcella and I just can't get enough. When you walk in, the room is dimly lit with an intimate vibe. They don't have an exhaustive wine list (which I expected) but what they do have available is delicious. The pizza is among the best I've had in NYC. The waitress was kinda pushy. But it was an overall great time.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This visit marked my second time visiting Forcella on Bowery and it did not disappoint. My friend and I had the arancini and a margherita pizza - both were divine and were just what we had been looking for. I appreciated the authenticity of the Neapolitan pizza amidst a city with unlimited pizza options. The service was quick and our waiter was very helpful. Thank you Forcella for a great meal!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
In our search for the perfect DOC pie, Forcella is right up there with the best. Their oven can get up to 800 degrees, the raw materials are well selected, the crust is delicious, etc.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Did you say fried pizza crust?
This restaurant met both of my criteria for a great restaurant - delicious food and a beautiful interior. The fried pizza crust is spectacular!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun location to take family and friends for pizza and laughs.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
close to naples
if you tell them how you like your pizza, they accommodate and it is delicious, close to the real thing, which is only to be found in Naples
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Pizza in NEW YORK!!
What a great experience we had at Forcella on Bowery. The Pizza was absolutely amazing!! Our server was Matteo who was excellent and truly made our food experience in New York a great one. After your terrific and very tasty entree....if you have room.......You have to try the Nutella Pizza. IT is to die for!!
Thanks Forcella! You are a GEM and hope more travellers and locals have a chance to eat at your establishment.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We started with the Kale Caesar Salad and Eggplant Parmigiana, which were both excellent. Then we had the sunny side up eggs over grilled asparagus, avocado and tomato and a pizza with burrata cheese, prossiutto and arugula. Both were very very good. Only thing is that the pizza was soggy in the middle, I'm assuming b/c burrata is a runny cheese and the crust got wet, but the pizza dough was great, as were the flavors. I'd definitely go back! Drinks were great too...bellini and sangria were both great, not too sweet.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took my girlfriend here for
Took my girlfriend here for her birthday along with another 15 or so friends. The restaurant was very accommodating and overall great experience.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an amazing time! Our waiter
Had an amazing time! Our waiter Mateo was charming and fun! The food was delish: everyone tried a different pizza, each and everyone of them were very tastey!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real Italian pizza
Forcella's pizza is definitely one of the best pizza places in NYC, you should definitely try the margherita extra (with traditional high quality products) and the fried pizza (a Neapolitan specialty)
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing pizza, awesome salads
Amazing pizza, awesome salads and lively energy in the restaurant made the overall dining experience great!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM