Forte at Reunion Resort

3.9
259 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Forte Restaurant serves traditional Italian cuisine in a warm and rustic atmosphere. Hearty pasta dishes and fresh seafood provide rich, authentic flavors, creating an inspiring blend between food and family.

Forte offers diners one of the state’s finest and most impressive wine cellars with more than 250 selections from around the globe.

Our small and large private dining rooms offers an intimate setting for events ranging from entertaining clients to celebrating a special occasion or just sitting around the table with your great friends and family. Please call for details and availability.
What 259 People Are Saying
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M
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Very good food but terrible service

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

If you have food allergies , STAY AWAY.

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SK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great, service was super slow. It seemed understaffed and the restaurant was less than 1/2 Gul.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We waited along time for a waiter. Even then it took a long time for everything. They kept walking by us. First night dinner in Florida from Canada. Not too impressed

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c
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Forte' is a reasonable option for guests at the Reunion resort who don't want to brave the traffic to leave the resort. The service was very good and my salmon entree was perfectly prepared.
I would not go out of my way to eat here if I wasn't a resort guest but guests of the resort should definitely give it a try.

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AH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Average and incredibly overpriced food. If you’re looking for great Italian, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for an easy location on resort to eat, this will fit the bill. Service was great, but ultimately not worth the money.

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was really great especially the service! Everyone was very attentive to our requeats

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W
New England
98 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious, as usual. Our regular and favorite waiter was no longer there. We learned most of the staff had only been there a few moths and it was evident. We will return at some time because it is close to our winter residence and the food remains very good.

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o
St. Louis
117 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious meatballs and Ceasar Salad very pretty restaurant

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Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is an Italian restaurant with nice decor, but the food was bland an uninspiring. Not sure if this is the chefs fault or management not letting him do his job. We did go in the off season (early November) not many people there. This was a resort wife issue with the food. Forte, 11 and the Club house.

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LS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The restaurant ambiance was nice. However, the taste of the food was average while the quantity was satisfactory for the price that we paid. The wait staff while she was a nice person, was not attentive enough, not that I need someone to hold my hand. The special drink "Hawaiian Breeze" was a disappointment. The taste was flat and there was no attached pineapple or fruit. If they want to be an upscale restaurant, there is a lot of work that needs to be done to move in that direction. I may come back in a year or so because we like the hotel and the Eleven restaurant and patio.

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V
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant food excellent and staff the same, only thing we found was room temperature was quite cold. Asked staff about this they said had complaints before but were unable to amend. Otherwise though lovey experience and worth going

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JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Nice location but food is average. Waitstaff is not attentive and really needs training. Not a good value for the pricing of menu items.

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D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and service was exceptional. The front of house manager could have been more in touch than he was. He didn’t go around asking how their dinner was going. We went in for our anniversary and not once did any staff say Happy Anniversary. Do they not read the reservation list for special occasions?

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HP
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The entree I ordered was great. Perfect portions. The service was wonderful. The person who waited on our table was very good and was really great to my 3 year old Great-Granddaughter. I would go back and order the same entree.

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DS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for 56th Wedding Anniversary dinner. At least four staff members stopped by table to congratulate. Wait staff very professional, personable, and competent. Food was excellent, with courses being well timed - not rushed, nor delayed. Wonderful house dessert plate presented at the end. Great wine list too.
Fantastic setting, will definitely return.

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WP
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

My review would be better if the temperature inside good cool meat. Service was iffy. We had 3 individual tables if 4 and even though we all ordered about the same types of food. The first seated were the last served.

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FL
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I write my reviews on yelp under Richard P. Check there.

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SR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Our server Alex was outstanding. She anticipated our needs, and her service was nothing less than excellent. I will definitely dine here again!

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with pleasant ambiance. We were there for Magical Dining, and the selections on the special menu were all favorites with hearty portions. Highly recommended for a casual meal or a special occasion.

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DM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was actually quite surprised how good the food was at Forte. I haven't heard much about it and reviews generally placed it around 4 of 5 stars which can concerning in a town full of so many wonderful restaurants.

All doubts however were swept away after being seated. Service was great, food was excellent and the restaurant itself was very quiet. I think once more people are aware of how good this place is it might get busier as right now it's a bit off off the beaten path geographically. (We stopped by because the restaurant is taking part in the Orlando magical dining event.)

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JM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good, service was great. The wife said it was a great choice and would go back again.

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K
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent food, good service and atmosphere. Only minor is airco too high

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S
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very quiet due to a banquet being held for a large mass of people at the resort, we got lucky! Despite this, our server made sure to get our drinks as fast as possible even though the bar had 400 people lined up to it. She was great. Food was delicious and large portions too.

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BT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forte exceeded our expectation. The food was absolutely delicious. My wife had chicken Parmesan with gnocchi. I had Veal steak (bone in) which was flash fried and buried under a magnificent salad. Our server, Trisha, knew the menu inside and out and was always nearby, ready to meet our needs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone who worked there seemed to be from New York. As a New Yorker, it made this place very comforting to me. It also might be the reason this place met the high expectations of a New Yorker. Amazing service, food and atmosphere. Trifecta of excellence! Hand crafted and seasoned cocktail preparation. Nicely sized appetizers. Very big entrees. They accommodate every change you ask for with a smile. Placed us in a great spot to accommodate having a child AND rushed her food out!!! LOVED this place. Good for couple for a romantic meal. Good for a family with small kids. Good for large parties (we saw very large parties dining when we went and they seemed very happy). Just good!

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NZ
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Appetizers, salads, desserts all wonderful. Entrees definitely were lacking. Prob just an off night as our previous experiences have been very good.

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B
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Trisha was great and food was excellent

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LD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Forte twice during Our stay at Reuinion Resort. The first time we went with our 3 young children and 4 adults. The food was delicious. The next time we went for dinner on a date, just the two of us. Service was absolutely amazing. Our server, Jonathan was phenomenal. He was more than accommodating and everything was perfect. He was personable and he made our evening out enjoyable. The food was again wonderful. We had the zucchini chips to start, we each had a salad which were huge and as were the flatbreads. The flatbreads were delicious.

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FS
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yolanda very helpful in changing my reservation. Jonathan was an attentive server before the large groups arrived. They must have been short on servers. Very noisy large groups of gollfers.. Food was tasty. Bread was delicious.

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CD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

When we arrived my husband was created with a Happy Birthday. We were sat in a booth which was quiet and comfortable. Our server was right on top of everything. Over all he had a great birthday dinner and experience and we would definitely be back. The food was great as well!

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RA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always have a great meal at this Italian dinner spot.

Noor was our waiter and I cant say enough good things about him. He’s awesome. He goes way above and beyond for his customers. He noticed my 15 year daughter was cold and the next thing you know he’s brought a blanket for her. Best waiter Ive ever had!!!

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EG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Lukewarm soup, terrible service, and mediocre food.
All at a high price.
There is a lot of competition in the area, and this place is not good enough to compete.
We booked a time ,table wasn't ready when we got the table no one came for around ten minutes.
Soup was lukewarm, no salt or pepper on any table, parmesan not offered unless you manage to get the attention of the waiter.
The guy on reception ended up getting our requirements as the waiter was obviously distracted from actually working

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy dinner here. Food great staff is friendly and helpful.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed with the service. Everyone seemed very flustered even though the dining room was empty. It was as though we were a nuisance to the servers. The host was nice and ended up serving us most of the time.

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n
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Trish was great. Food was fabulous

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A
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our special dinner with family before they flew home. The Forte was our first dinner and the final one. Great place for a special occasion like that.

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B
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice meal at Forte. This is the Italian restaurant in the Grand at the Reunion Resort. The room is very comfortable and the noise level is moderate which allows for easy conversation. There is a nice selection of appetizers. The antipasto plate is good and can be shared. The pastas are good although the pesto sauce was somewhat oily. One dish to consider is the chicken Marsala. This is very well done. The wine list is adequate and the service is very good.

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EL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was attentive and wonderful. Food....amazing

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner here last Friday. The food and the service was amazing. Our server was Johnathan, and he made us feel like we were his only customers. The pasta and sauce are made from scratch, and are made to perfection! We live in Winter Garden, and will be back for sure. We are also planning take our family that will be visiting in April for dinner here.

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