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Fortunato

4.8
4.8
893 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Traditional Italian Food and Neapolitan style Pizza served along with craft cocktails, wine, and beer.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 400-7315

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Farmer

  • Private party contact

    Cameron McWhinney: (540) 400-7315

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Cross street

    1st and Kirk

  • Parking details

    Private lot across the street.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 893 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Hot spot

  • Virginia

    Italian

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Overall

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Food

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Service

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Value

  • Greater Roanoke

    Innovative

  • Greater Roanoke

    Neighborhood gem

  • Greater Roanoke

    Great for fine wines

  • Greater Roanoke

    Lively

  • Greater Roanoke

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Janice

    Montreal

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience at Fortunato. Food and service is great! We feel like special friends when we walk in the door!
  2. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good and the staff were friendly. Would recommend.
  3. CL

    CarolineL

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere
  4. TM

    ThomasM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, service was impeccable.
  5. KW

    KathyW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent food and service by Hannah. The Branzino was wonderful, perfectly grilled, and we enjoyed their carbonara, arugula salad and a fabulous semifreddo. Fortunato has a very nice wine list and interesting wines by the glass as well.
  6. B

    Babs

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trevor's suggestions were spot on, we thoroughly enjoyed the Charred Escarole and Radicchio, the Bianco pizza, the special Patate pizza, and recommended Larner red blend. It was a lovely meal to share with friends including a vegetarian.
  7. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! A shining example of culinary excellence. Wait staff was knowledgeable of the menu and pleasant. Loved the ambience of the restaurant and will definitely be back in the future. 10/10 recommend
  8. MS

    MichaelS

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fortunato is our go-to for great Pizza and Italian! The service is always impeccable, and the food is always outstanding! The atmosphere is low-key and relaxing. We always have a great time and appreciate the little tweaks to the menu that make each visit unique. We are already thinking about our next visit!
  9. BB

    BenB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quality ingredients. Attentive service. Tasty fun cocktails. Excellent recommendations from wait staff
  10. D

    Dixieg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the standard by which all restaurants shall be judged.
  11. BP

    BethP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday and the staff was so accommodating. They really helped make it special for him. The food was outstanding as well from start to finish.
  12. AM

    AndreaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal at Fortunato was amazing. From the salumi to the entrees, everything was delicious. I had the carbonara, so creamy and well done (no cream! Egg yolks as it is!) The Bolognese was outstanding as well. It does get a little loud, but it is a fun restaurant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    College Graduation, new job
  14. l

    lorenal

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Excellent service Fun place Unique My favorite restaurant in Roanoke
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and drinks. Relaxed atmosphere and great service.
  16. CO

    CindyO

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was delightful. Service was excellent. Enjoyed the shells. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
  17. SB

    SusanB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Everything was GREAT except our seats! We were the first to be seated in the restaurant but they seated us right by the entrance to the bar. The noise level coming out of the bar made it extremely difficult to hear each other. Be warned: sit near the back entrance if you wish to easily carry on a conversation! The closer to the front you sit, the harder it will be to hear. What a shame the opening between the bar and restaurant is so wide.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, service and food!
  19. DW

    DianeW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always - and the Black Manhattan cocktail was superb.
  20. SO

    SusanO

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always. Divine food, outstanding attentive and knowledgeable staff, terrific wine selection…need I say more?
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, drink and service!
  22. D

    Dabenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service
  23. S

    Scott

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience.
  24. B

    Babs

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We pretended to be in Rome and ordered family style. Great decision as afforded more variety for each of us and is an excellent value. Enjoyed the the charred escarole and radicchio, pasta alla bascaiola, mailale al sugo, and roasted broccoli along with house Sangiovese and Barbera.
  25. AD

    AdamD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh made pasta ! Enjoyed the bread and olive oil for an app. Had the Duck Ragu and the Eggplant Parmigiana. With Tiramisu for dessert. Overall a great spot to enjoy and evening with my wife.
  26. HA

    HanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Attentive service. Complementary drink for anniversary celebration very thoughtful. Would go again.
  27. D

    David

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent as always.
  28. G

    Glinda

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had cocktails, starters and entrees. The meatballs, salad and calamari were delicious as were the pastas. Only disappointment was that the margarita pizza was swimming in tomato sauce( instead of sliced tomatoes), few slivers of buffalo mozz and some basil.
  29. I

    Indulgent1

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was wonderful except for the noise level.
  30. LF

    LocalFoodie

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fun dinner, great food and service
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The bread, olive oil and ricotta cheese plate was great. The four lamb, pine nut, raisin and spices in tomato and cheese sauce meatballs were delicious. Service was attentive and top-notch. Food was served hot.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as usual.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went with two other couples who'd never been before. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the food!! They accommodated a reservation change without issue! It was a bit noisy, and the long table made it hard to hear a little, but still a fantastic time!!
  34. A

    Amuse

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way !!!
  35. f

    foodiechick

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Always good food and service but WAY too noisy!! Almost to the point of negating the ability to have any table talk!
  36. E

    Eric

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall a fantastic experience!
  37. SZ

    StacyZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst, most pretentious dining experience ever! The food was disgusting. I literally had trouble cutting through the Pork M with a knife to find undressed arugula beneath. The "Roasted Potatoes" were literally unseasoned French fries - and cold at that. We literally pushed the plate aside. The service was the worst. The reception person literally did not speak a word to us upon entering. The server didn't greet us. She simply said, "Wanna order?" That was it for the entire night. I hated everything about the place. Clearly, some wanna-be restauranteur opened up the place. What a waste of money. Dining out should be a lovely, engaging experience. I was so embarrassed. We were not greeted or appreciated at all. I love spending money on a lovely meal/experience. In this case, I want my money back. And, BTW, the wait staff all looked horrible in their own street clothes. Clearly, the owner thought that would be clever, modern and chic. It was not. It was insulting and common. I will tell everyone I know about my experience.
  38. MD

    MikeD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good Orchiette. Pleasant waitress. Girl that seated us looked like she’d rather be any other place in the world but at the restaurant. It was Saturday night, so the noise level was high. Overall a good experience despite the noise which was predictable and the seater’s lack of enthusiasm. Would go back! Plan to try the pizza next time!
  39. VC

    VictoriaChanticleer

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Receptionist - zero personality, doesn't know you and that you are a continued return customer. Poorly dressed - jeans & t shirt (I blame owners for this) , waiter (we've had him before - not very friendly, with an attitude. Didn't keep an eye on our table. Duck Ragu - satisfying - had it a few times, stuffed shells - gummy , without much sauce. Small portion. Fennel pizza - tasty. Appetizer - Charcuterie - Salumi - not enough bread, only about 5 olives, meat fine. Wish they would let you combine with cheese. But they won't. They need to change up the menu - same for so long - bring back the risotto balls, I love whole branzino - especially at Edo Squid in Richmond - Fortunato's w the oliveade just doesn't taste right Wine - Sangiovese should be in the $35. range - not $44. Dessert - Tiramisu cup overpriced at $11 should be $7-$8, I don't know of any dessert in Roanoke at $11. I've always liked the vibe of the place - but there is always a hitch with the staff and meal. But I'm a life long restaurant bon vivant, former NY restaurant guide editor, Cordon Bleu Paris trained chef and longtime caterer, from a 50 year family owned restaurant in Northern NY - my hobby is restaurants - I'm pickier than most!
  40. JS

    JohnS

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scarlett did an amazing job… Especially for a very busy night in the restaurant! Excellent bucatini and orecchiette!! Got the cannolis to go and they were a fantastic treat with some decaf at home… Love the team at this place- Trevor came by and helped out and JP gave us some of his valuable time… Congrats :-)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Fortunato is rated 4.8 stars by 893 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Fortunato

104 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st and Kirk

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private lot across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Farmer

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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