We went to try the Montanara pizza- ended up having a great dinner. Fun to try the pizza, but personally prefer regular pizza- the fried dough reminded me of a zeppole with tomato sauce on it- but that's just my preference. Our entrees included beef, chicken and fish and all three were excellent and very large portions. What made the evening such a memorable experience was our waiter, Manuel. He made us feel special and that is always a great experience to have in a restaurant.
I would return to this restaurant whenever I'm in the area.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love pizza, but prefer "fresh" flavors. The fried dough technique used here really allows the crust to stay light so the fresh flavors can shine. I got the Amalfi Salad and my husband started with the Frittura di Calamri. Both were more than enough to share - the salad was enough for 4 diners.
We ordered the Porta Capuana and Montanara (with shrimp, arugula, and olives). Both were phenomenal. I asked for a touh of truffle oil for the Porta Capuana and it went from good to great! It may have been the best pizza either of us has ever had.
The Gavi di Gavi went well with the pizzas and be sure to start with a Golden Door cocktail. SO GOOD! Manuel was our server and took outstanding care of us.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food ...from it's
Wonderful food ...from it's simple pizza...which is the best I have ever tasted to the complex salads and unbelieably fresh seafood.
It's my husbands and my once a week treat.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian Food Hot Spot!
With a modern art deco twist!!
This was truly a great last minute, late night find and the service here is truly top notch! From the moment my group of 5 entered, we were warmly greeted at the door, Matthew's service was excellent and we were even given hand shakes as we were leaving!
The food is amazing! Great ambiance! Their desserts were to die for! We could not ask for a better italian meal with comforting hospitality. Thank you Forcella!!!
We will be returning to dine here for sure!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food is quite nice. They
the food is quite nice. They are great with their seasoning the staff is friendly. I have yet to find someone that did not like the taste of their food.
Their menu is kinda of standard italian, no hidden thrills or surprises. I've been here at least four times and every time their bread politics seemed to have changed.Regardless, all of that gets trumped by the taste of their food.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
All I can say is that I was beyond impressed with both the food and the service of this little gem. We came with the notion that it’s just a pizza place, but the vast menu quickly overthrew our expectations. They have a variety of different pastas and entrees so we decided to give it a go. Salad ingredients are fresh and new, delightfully combined to give the perfect flavor. The Cacio pepe pasta with truffle oil is delicious and the beef baby ribs were so perfectly cooked that u keep craving for more even though u feel u’re absolutely full. There was also an extensive cocktail list with interesting and unique ingredients, and it makes it more a lounge than just an ordinary pizza restaurant type of place.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious, high-quality pizza
Ingredients tasted incredibly fresh and the pizza crust was great and fluffy without being too thick. The pizzas are individual servings (~10"), so make sure to get one per person if you have an appetite. Our pizzas were also served incredibly quickly (5-10 min wait), but we went on a weeknight evening.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was there with my wife and we loved so so much! The food was great and the atmosphere was very vibrant. The bartender made us great drinks and was very friendly and attentive to our special requests. I'll definitely recommend this place to my friends!!!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly bartender, weren't rushed at all even when our table was ready but we were too busy chatting & hanging at the bar.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Drinks, Apps & Conversation
This restaurant is a cute spot for an after work drink with friends.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING pizza and great service.......
I'll definitely come back
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
awesome late night spot!
this area really needed a vibrant and cool place to hang out after 12am! excellent and fresh food choice till late hours with fancy ambience and comfortable prices. I'm recommending it to everyone wholeheartedly!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pizza a la Napoli
They make pizza just like it is done in Naples, Italy. Absolutely delicious and the staff is warm and friendly.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
girl's night out
Went here with a few girlfriends - food was excellent, decor is super cute and the whole front of the restaurant opens up to the street. Service started out good but got progressively worse as the night went on - didn't help that there was one waiter and one trainee for all the tables on the second floor loft. As others have said, you can't miss the pizza.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome italian restaurant!
Awesome italian restaurant!
Pastas are each time al dente and delicious and pizzas are perfect too.I just love it ! I'll go again and again.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, weird smell.
The restaurant is really cute, the food is great, the decor is nice, the staff is friendly. However, when we walked in, it smelled of sewage. Not cool.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated a 50th birthday party with 10 of our closest friends. Server was knowledgeable and patient. Food was exceptional. Most of the group ordered single serving pizzas. I would definitely dine here again.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
EXCEPTIONAL INDEED......I saw your establishment on Triple D. I'm glad I did. We celebrated my husbands 45th BDay... He left, full and happy...Take home container in hand.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding pizza and starters. Friendly, helpful, prompt service.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recomended !!1
Went to this neighborhood spot on Wednesday night with my girlfriend. We live in the area and always noticed its great interior and lovely bar. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We split a chicken Caesar salad for an appetizer and had the Margarita pizza and Fettuccine Bolognese for main course. We were given a free cappuccino after our dinner, it was one of the best we have ever tried. I hadn't realized that the restaurant was open 24 hours a day, this would be a great spot for late night dinning.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing, authentic pizza!
I went to Forcella last week with my boyfriend and not only did we have a great time we had some of the best pizza I've ever eaten! We had the Porta Capuana pizza. The burrata mozzarella melts in your mouth, the dough is delicious. We happened to meet the chef who is authentically Italian! He brought us out an amazing appetizer that I didn't even see on the menu - a Parmesan basket with a fresh salad and prosciutto. It was one of the best things I've ever eaten! The vibe of the restaurant is loud and fun, I highly recommend it!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
NYC Hot Spot
When we travel to NYC we like to make this one of our eating stops.
They have outstanding food. The service is impeccable as well.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lot of fun
Superb service, absolutely in love with the Ginger Mojito and amazing food! You can't really ask much more just for the bar to be less packed during their happy hour.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
Dined here this past Monday night and enjoyed a lovely late night dinner that consisted of scrumptious fettuccine bolognese, gnocci with pesto sauce, and some great starters as well. Everything was really fresh and very well portioned. Service was attentive and the vibe was cool as well! Impressed.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ah that pizza!
Usually I order a food here by delivery,but two nights ago I decided to stop by and see my favorite place for pizza! And it was great, nice bar,very good drinks,very friendly staff.. However after we finished our drinks,we went on upper level to have a dinner and that was perfect too. Very private ,peaceful ambiance , had a great time with my friends ... Anyway just try PORTA CAPUANA pizza , because whenever I see or hear the word pizza immediately this one pop up on my mind...delicious..also we had some salads,pasta(fruti di mare), and more pizzas;).. At the end I was surprised by cappuccino -they really know how to make it.. Great pizza place,a lot fun..
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Caring Staff and Perfect Pizza
A great combination. The pizza here is just like what I get in Napoli while visiting my family. It is nice to have this wonderful part of southern Italy in NYC!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience at Forcella!
Went to Forcella on Park Avenue with friends after work, and had a great experience! We started out at the bar, what a fun scene! The bartenders were extremely friendly and lively, everyone was having a good time. Great cocktails and wine selection. Our dinner was delicious! Great calamari, burrata salad, and their pizza is the best I've ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially for the area it's a guaranteed good time.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and very friendly
Good food and very friendly service. The atmosphere is a little club-like with sceney people. Not a place for a quiet dinner.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always the best!
Forcella is the place to be for great italian food, impeccable service and overall just a great dining experience. You must try their pizza!! It's the best!!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Calabrian/Italian Food in NYC
Modern restaurant with young and enthusiastic wait staff serving excellent southern Italian food. Super selection of Mozzarella and Burrata based dishes and great pizzas made with really fresh ingredients from their own pizza oven.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very pleasant surprise)
Booked a table at Forcella not really knowing what to expect and ended up having one of the best all around dining experiences we've had in NY during my vacation time.
Service was good. Waiter was really attentive and sweetheart. I would definitely come back.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pizza, great service!
We chose Forcella based on Open Table reviews and we were not disappointed. The staff couldn't have been nicer and the pizza was inventive and delicious! I would definitely recommend this spot - great for either casual dining or hanging at the bar.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The real thing.
Very, very good pizza. The test is always the crust-- and it is light and crusty as it should be. Nice service too.
My only complaint is the decor-- what's with the gothic red walls? My daughter said it looked like the inside of Dracula's mouth. If they toned down the interior, it would be a great spit to hang out.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
classic Neapolitan pizza done right
Had a great dinner here the other night. Fantastic Neapolitan pies with an elegant twist. We had the "Truffle" pie and Prosciutto Arugula Burrata pie which were both creamy savory goodness at it's finest. Professional service and late hours are an added bonus to this Park Avenue gem. Highly recommended if you're in the hood.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Pizza with fun music!
This is a fabulous spot for pizza and homemade pasta - especially if you like grooving to cool tunes while you eat. They have a very nice wine list and the prices are reasonable. I would definitely go back - especially when my pizza loving sister is in town. They are open 24/7 so it's a good late night find if you are craving something yummy after a night of partying with friends.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food. Great Service.
We arrived late and they had to give our table away, but they were super accommodating to find us another table within 10 minutes.
Food was great. We loved the Fried Pizza and look forward to trying the Carbonara Pizza for Brunch the next time we visit.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The pizza has got to be one of the best I've had in the city. Topped with fresh meat and vegetables and served piping hot with a warm but not hard crust, each bite was as healthy and yummy as the previous. The drink selection was good, not extensive but suffice to balance off a hearty dinner.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little find!
Lots of attention is paid to you as well as all the details. Great menu...you can come here with the guys for pizza or bring an old friend for pasta and catch up on old times. The wait staff is very attentive. The main courses were tasty. Great desserts and wine list. great place for a really great time!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will keep going back.
This was our second visit to Forcella the first being the Bowery location. As we come from out of town, this was one pizza that we couldn't forget, and now we will never forget the Caprese salad which is a meal in itself - definitely share with someone else...the mozzarella is amazing.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good pizza and excellent
Very good pizza and excellent pasta. Every time I dine here, I am very happy. Even the desserts with Nutella is good. I would recommend!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent exsperience !!
We had a great time there on my wife's birthday. The food was at a very high level and well prepared too. Interesting mix of Italian and American plates, and they also had a hamburger for my daughter. The have very decent wine list . Extensive Italian and Californian list. Also some creative cocktails and extensive choices of after dinner drinks. If there were a category for after dinner drinks and cocktails, I would give them 5 stars.
On this occasion the noise level was moderate, but it can get pretty loud there.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Neapolitan Pizza
We were reminded of the pizza we had at Da Michele in Naples, it was like a trip back to Italy. Margherita Extra Pizza & Caesar Salad followed by Tiramisu & Expresso. Everything was topnotch. We will be back.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM