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jetw
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure and full of delightful specials.

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vipDeniseK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was Delicious! If you want quiet go early. Once it gets full it is really noisy.

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MichaelL
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

People were very nice and the bread was delicious but the food wasn’t great.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant for great, authentic tasting Italian food. Everything we had was light and flavorful. Gluten free pasta is available for most of the pasta dishes.

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vipjohns
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Cucina Forte is our go to for a night out. Service/food never disappoint

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ChrisM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and value!

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vipBYOBees
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Cucina Forte.... had stuffed portobello app and it never disappoints... I had Gabera Gafara.... basically, shrimp with Greek veggies & cheese... was delicious..... my Son loves the Dream Soup and gets it every visit.

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DavidC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The majority of the table enjoyed their food. Noise level a little high and parking is definitely an issue.

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JillianH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have frequented Cucina Forte many times over the past 7 years. We hadn't been in quite a while and my husband and I both agreed that the food was still wonderful. The gnocchi's do not disappoint and my husband selected the filet with crabmeat special and it was delicious.

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WinnieD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a semi-frequent diner at Cucina because I love the food but also the atmosphere. It is very comfortable dining with a delightful staff. Marie is well known for her gnocchi and I have been everywhere, except for an "old" Rouge chef friend of mine, no comes closer to her perfection of the sauce and potato. Her seafood and pasta dishes are always spot on. One word of advise though, if you want to have an intimate conversation make an early reservation, because the din after the place fills can be a little overwhelming.

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vippatty
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our new favorite place !

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JenniferE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place and have been there many times. The food , service and owner are all so friendly and want to you to have a very nice time

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vipJenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service - Ask for Greg, he was the best!

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vipquincy57
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went twice in one week ! Food is that good! Get the gnocchi and the salmon with the grilled veggies... OMG... Bread is off the hook too. Fantastic meal.

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TrishR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return visit of many previous, and Cucina Forte never disappoints. Cozy atmosphere, great staff and delicious food, NOT smothered in olive oil but standing on its own merit. I will return again and again.

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ErikaClare
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I lived even remotely close to the city so I could go here more often. I had never been but it was recommended by family. They weren’t wrong. The gnocchi they are famous for we got a plate of each for the table as an appetizer. I’m not typically a fan of gnocchi but given the place, I tried them as I figured they had to be decent.... oh my god. They are unbelievable. I loved both but loved the ones with the red sauce. I debated even changing my order to a plate of those but figured it was too late. Although what I ordered was amazing as well which was the filet special with gorgonzola and crab meat. Must try! BYOB.

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vipDonnaS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

There were five of us. All ordered something different other than shared appetizers. The sauces seemed to be bland. Whether water or red, they were not terribly tasty. The bread is delicious and the pesto-filled pockets got the best review. The pasta is very light and fresh; the sauces just not tasty.

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AlexB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Get the gnocchi. Go on a weeknight.

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renee
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I always liked it here, but Saturday night was an awful experience. I was completely embarrassed as I took friends and the food was downright AWFUL. The noise was so overwhelming that we could NOT have a conversation, Taking this one OFF my list forever.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a perfect hidden gem, at least to me! Everything about the experience was on point. Will most definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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ChristineF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Will not go back. Very very very loud. Could not even hear the server when he was telling us the specials and could not hear one another talk at our table. When I asked to substitute a vegetable for another I was told no they will not do that. Also very small and close to one another. One and done for me.

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HarryP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great place, will be back with friends

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live2eat
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation so it was very quiet. Felt like private dining just for us. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Been there before and haven’t been disappointed yet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the best. Best food, best service, best everything. I love it there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Comfortable Italian cuisine

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FlorenceC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time - food was so fresh. Salads and soup big portions. Attentive service
All dinners were wonderful. We would b happy to return.
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great! Loud italian type of environment.

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vipMARYANNE
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful little place, homemade gnocchi and papradelle, very small portions for the price, only 4 shrimp with papradelle for 27.00. gnocchi were big but looked like an appetizer. Mussels and sauce was delicious ricotta pie and tiramisu was delicious. Nice byob but too overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends Birthday early dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best gnocchi ever! Amazing risotto. Friendly knowledgeable server! Hidden gem.

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TrishR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina Forte never disappoints! The menu allows for all kinds of dining choices, our meal was fantastic. Our server (Greg I think), took excellent care of us without being obtrusive. Cozy and quiet atmosphere on our dining night, but also can be boisterous depending on crowd. However, I like both! It is always relaxing. Would return again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a good value.

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vipquincy57
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal. We had greek salad, gnocchi medley, baby lamb chops with ravioli in blush sauce and grilled chicken in herbs with veggies. Every dish was scrumptious and the homemade bread was also outstanding. We will be back soon to try some other of the dishes!

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Chipsthediner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit but not our last. Wonderful food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always exceptional. The gnocchi are like none other! Authentic southern Italian cuisine. Just like dinner at Nonna’s!

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vipSchmidbo
Savannah
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cucina Forte is always a winner. Authentic Italian cuisine with a South Philly vibe. The food is cooked to perfection and since it’s BYOB you won’t get killed when the check comes.

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LaurieL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in about 5 years..can’t imagine why because this place is every bit as sensational as ever! My co-diners had never been here so I of course recommended the gnocchi (best they ever ate) and the dream soup ( they were at a loss for words)! Mussels were plump and tasty with zero grit...pasta was perfect, risotto was beyond delicious and my salmon was outstanding! Waitstaff was wonderful! Everyone loved Cucina Forte!

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vipPresC
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Great service. Gorgonzola sauce is the best I ever had.

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Cucina Forte is rated 4.5 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.