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Fortunato

4.7
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571 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Traditional Italian Food and Neapolitan style Pizza served along with craft cocktails, wine, and beer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 571 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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John
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful experience. Our waitress was exceptional (6 of 5 stars), and very helpful with the menu. Friday was the night following the declaration of our National Emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak; our experience at Fortunato was a welcome beacon of light in a dark time. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. Our waiter Scott but also the other staff members are knowledgeable and kind❤️

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vipQuinnA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortunato was fantastic, I will definitely be returning!

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WilliamM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful ambience. The place was crowded but we didn't feel like we were crammed into a small space at all. Our server was PHENOMENAL. She checked on his regularly but was not too in our face by any means. The dishes we got came out quickly and tasted wonderful. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! The speck and fennel pizza with the hot honey is the best!!

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FredA
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some unusual wines and fairly long list. Creative cocktails and interesting, tasty Italian style food.

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! We got four different dishes to share around the table and each dish was delicious!

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BradW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty food. Excellent service. (Kayla) Quiet atmosphere. Slightly pricy.

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ShawheimM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat. Always have a wonderful dining experience. Would reconning to anyone that loves Italian food!

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RockinRodney
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went the day after Valentine's day. Our reservation was for 8:00, we were there about five minutes early and were seated right away. My wife and I both had the Maine lobster carbonara, it was excellent! We had canolli for dessert, it was very good. The service was great, attentive but not intrusive. Atmosphere was lively but not too loud to enjoy conversation. I highly recommend Fotunato.

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Deborah
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food just wasn’t good. Poorly prepared and bland - The chef just didn’t care and it was obvious. It seems to be a great restaurant with a terrible chef.

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ChipR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was great. From the moment we came into the restaurant we were greeted with a smile. The server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was outstanding from the apps to the main course and the dessert. The signature cocktails were also outstanding.

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LindaF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day celebration.
Great table with a street view. Great waiter

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vipJanice
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Fortunato. Highly recommend the Bronzino and the Duck Ragu.

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LindsayA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time with great food and service....

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KarolyneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great! Scott was very helpful and the food was delicious

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CarolM
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortunato reminded me of the trattoria I enjoyed in Florence. The food was interesting, prepared with fresh ingredients, and of course, delicious. Presentation was aesthetically appealing as well. We ordered the bread with olive oil, the lamb meatballs, the caccio e pepe, and the shortrib. Everything was smack your lips good. Desserts consisted of the Budino and the Zeppole, also delicious. How many times can I say "delicious" but it was.

The cocktails were unusual, truly an exercise in mixology. I had the Black Manhattan, made exceptional by the addition of cardamom. My friend had the Pleasure Cruise, which was sweet enough to please her, but not too sweet. Both were worthy of a second round.

The service was also lovely--efficient but never rushed. We didn't have to ask for anything, but the server did not hover. Although I marked the noise level as "moderate" it was not loud enough to interfere with private conversation--just the sound of a busy spot. I will definitely return and this place goes on my permanent list of places to dine. For me, it was worth the 4-hour round trip to get there.

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vipAdannaD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING RESTAURANT! WONDERFUL AMBIENCE, BEST DRINKS AND AMAZING FRESH MADE FOOD TO ORDER. I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH GREAT THINGS ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT. JUST MOVED HERE IN DECEMBER 2019 FROM LAS VEGAS, WE HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST. EVERY FAMOUS CHEF HAS A RESTAURANT IN LAS VEGAS AND THIS IS JUST AS WONDERFUL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT, FROM THE HOSTESS, TO THE SERVERS (MADELINE IS THE BEST) TO THE MANAGEMENT. THANK YOU FORTUNATO'S FOR ALWAYS A GREAT MEAL AND AMACULENT SERVICE.

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CandyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints and service is always top notch.

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vipTeresaM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service.

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JimmyW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Restaurant was a little loud-lots of people talking but we enjoyed the experience and even popped in Stillane.

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DawnR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The cocktails were amazing! Not all the food quality matches the cost. A little skimpy on portions as well.

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StephenA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Roanoke's best restaurants. There's not a bad dish on the menu. Cocktails are 10/10.

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vipPatay
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

You need to be ready for the noise level - otherwise it can be overwhelming. Their pizza is always very good - some dishes for Restaurant Week were a tiny bit off the mark. First Course - Brussel sprout salad would have been better without the salami. Fava ben and fennel soup was tasty but needed salt. Second course - Octopus with olives and tomatoes was very tasty - Fried risotto was good and would have benefitted from sauce. We topped it with some of the sauce from the Octopus dish and it definitely helped. Third course - Pasta with pork sauce and four cheeses - nice hearty dish for a cold night. Braised beef cheek over polenta - the best dish of the meal. Super comfort food - well seasoned and yummy. Service was very friendly and efficient.

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Leo13
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We tried Fortunato during Restaurant week, but decided to order off the regular menu instead of ordering the special. I had a vegetarian pasta dish and paid an extra $13.00 for freshly shaved truffles. I have to say that the truffles had no flavor whatsoever (goodbye $13), but the pasta dish was good. My friends had pizza and thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband ordered a pasta dish with sausage - very good too. We have all been to Italy before and the selections here weren't considered "authentic", but proved to be closer to Italian cuisine than most American Italian restaurants. Our server was great and the wine selection is vast. The noise level was incredibly loud, lots of crying babies as well. Otherwise, good dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attractive restaurant. Friendly, knowledgeable service. Imaginative menu. Food well prepared with fresh ingredients. Would certainly go there again if in area.

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CesarW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for casual dinners, but for business too noise. Hope place can improve about that as is a great place to be

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vipPrettygirl5
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waitress was superb! Our drinks were also excellent.

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GregJ
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Josh L. and staff are superb.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Fortunato! The food is outstanding, as is the service, location, and value.

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Pears24018
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away, wait staff was excellent, food even better!

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RobertK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved Fortunato. The location was in an area of Roanoke that was quiet but still had some activity outside of the huge windows to make you feel you were in a vibrant area of Roanoke. The interior of the restaurant provided lots to catch the eye and the food was amazing. Such great menu choices and something for everyone! Definitely will be going back.

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PaigeP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend.

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vipBrandonK
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! The entire staff is friendly and attentive. A must-try restaurant for visitors and locals alike!

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TracyY
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortunato is one of my favorite restaurants in Roanoke. It is probably my favorite if I’m being honest! I’ve lived in many places with great food and I think that you could easily put this restaurant in any of them and they would strive. Great food, great service, great wine list, and great ambiance. It gets the edge because I don’t feel like I have to leave my kids at home, they are welcome earlier in the evening and that is awesome!

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preshowdinner
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for northern Italian cuisine. The wine list is also quite good, although I offer the caveat that I am partial to Chianti. Service was excellent, and the pacing of the meal was just right--time for a bit of conversation between courses but not so much time that either of us began to wonder when the next course would arrive. The grilled calamari starter was done to perfection--just a hint of al dente without any rubbery push-back.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great drink at Stallina next door and great food at Fortunato. Everyone told my nephew congratulations on his engagement such a great place to go and celebrate!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful NYE! Food was exceptional and we loved our server!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fortunato never disappoints! There’s always something new to try wether it’s a dish or a cocktail.

FAQs

Fortunato is rated 4.7 stars by 571 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.