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forchetta, Charlotte, NC

forchetta

4.4
4.4
359 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Intrigue your culinary senses with our authentic Italian menu, prepared by Chef Luca Annunziata. Each dish hand crafted, featuring many dishes straight from the streets of Naples, Italy. Select from the lighter side such as soup and salad, shared appetizers or delectable entrées. Pair your meal with an elegant wine, house infused cocktail or a gourmet coffee drink.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (704) 602-2750

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    LUCA ANNUNZIATA

  • Private party facilities

    For those who want the very best in gourmet cuisine, service and presentation, the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City is proud to offer “Catering by forchetta,” the delicious, Italian restaurant located in the storefront of the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 714-5803

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    Located on College Street between 5th & 6th

  • Parking details

    Use Wake Forest Parking Garage, behind the Holiday Inn Center City, accessible from both 5th and 6th Streets . Complimentary Self Parking excluding special events.

  • Public transit

    7th Street station is a light rail station for the LYNX Blue Line in Center City Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is located between 6th and 7th Streets; forchetta is at 230 N College St, between 5th and 6th, just 1/2 block away.

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 359 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    This is a Holiday Inn hotel ‘restaurant’. I wouldn’t even call it a restaurant for dining. We had breakfast and it was poor quality and overpriced without any ambiance as it alludes to. Food was barely edible. We like to go out after church for brunch and Forchetta was no where near standards as advertised. Menu has poor selection and quite limited. I would not recommend this for breakfast whatsoever and would not recommend for any other meal either based on breakfast standards. We will not be returning ever!
  2. H

    Hannah

    Oxford

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We went for breakfast. This is just the breakfast buffet for the holiday inn hotel. The food wasn't too bad considering (my husband didn't like his special, but the actual buffet was ok, the kids ate free and they very kindly did a couple of pancakes and waffles for them even though that wasn't technically part of the buffet). But the whole experience was a bit strange. All the doors were locked despite signs suggesting otherwise, we eventually got in through the main hotel lobby. And at one point I went to the restroom and the restaurant door was locked when I tried to get back in.
  3. MC

    MCpartyof6

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Found this hidden gem during Queens Feast! Will all be going back! From the moment we entered it was a special experience. Began with a friendly greeting from Sam, then taken care of by our pleasant and fun Server, Mitchell as well as others that were attentive to the diners. The evening included an opportunity to meet and chat with Chef Luca. Fabulous ! You can tell there is a passion for providing great food, great service and a good dining experience. We were a party of 6 and everyone enjoyed the night. Forchetta exemplifies what going out for a good meal should be!
  4. JK

    JoKa

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The appetizers were the best part of the meal. The Fagottini was incredible and the Calamari was also delicious. For the entree my husband got the Braised short ribs. The meat was cooked perfectly but it was sitting in a pool of honey mashed sweet potatoes which was overpowering in flavor. I got the Trout which was good, but I wish it had come with a slice of lemon to give it a bit more flavor. For dessert we got the Cookies & Cream cake and the Bread Pudding. I thought the bread pudding was delicious - very moist and I loved the caramel drizzle on top. The Cookies & Cream cake was just a piece of chocolate cake without much else to it. My husband's comment was that it was "missing the cream part of the Cookies & Cream." Atmosphere in the restaurant was great for a romantic evening out and the waiters and staff were very friendly and attentive.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nos ha encantado TODO, el Sr Arturo nos brindó una Atencion increíble y el chef muy amable acercándose a nuestra mesa, y pudimos conversar de todo un poco un gran gesto de su parte y toda la comida deliciosa, he pedido la sopa de lenteja y coconut con camarones fue absolutamente deliciosa, que gusto fue comer allí!
  6. M

    Marie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was impeccable! The chef cared about allergies and catered to our needs. It was great to try something new and have a variety on the menu, but not overwhelming. High quality food and actually quite surprised by the protions (larger than expected). Chef Luca did not disappoint!
  7. DD

    DinnerDiva

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Luca does not disappoint. The staff was great and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back for a birthday celebration! Put it on your list Top 10 list of restaurants in Charlotte.
  8. MM

    MMunoz

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you go, request to be helped by Chin. He has the BEST personality - patient, friendly, engaging and funny!
  9. IS

    IraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We didnt know what to expect and have a great experience. Very good service, the best bread in town, good portions and delicious food. We certainly will be back
  10. E

    Ebbies

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Before show
  11. PT

    ParkT

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We went to Forchetta for restaurant week in Charlotte. The service was great, everyone was very friendly and attentive. The appetizers were amazing! I had grilled octopus that was so tasty. The main course just fell a bit short. Trout was over sauced and pasta dishes tasted oddly similar to Chef Boyardee.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    I expected more from the food with the $45 Queen’s Feast pricing.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Our food took a long time to come out and every dish was cold. There was a huge wait in between dishes.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Luca prepared an amazing Queen’s Feast! Everything was made with special attention to details, and it was all delicious! Can’t wait to go back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was quite interesting. I’d wanted to have dinner here Ate’s ago. Each time of make a reservation if need to cancel. I drive 3 hours from fayetteville to attend the restaurant week dinner setting menu with wine pairing
  16. ST

    STACIEG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Lasagna was so good. Table space was a tad tight.
  17. c

    clt28207

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to be for an early New Years Eve meal before going to the Blumenthal. Had the squid ink pappardelle pasta - so much lobster and shrimp that I couldn't finish it. Arturo, our server, was exceptional.
  18. CW

    ChrisW

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always top notch. Best Lasagna we have ever had.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food but overpriced plus 21% tip was added by themselves

    forchettaResponded on December 20, 2022Thank you for choosing Fochetta! We are only adding the 21% gratuity for a party of 6 or more. We appreciate your business and we're glad you had a good time with us, and we look forward to having you the again in the future. Happy Holidays!

  20. E

    Eatingisg8

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the meal overall, the entrees were better than the calamari we had for the app. Really enjoyed the Branzino and lasagna. The restaurant is beautiful and while a little close was still comfortable. Chin our waiter was the right level of attentive for us and provided recommendations. We sat in the back near the kitchen pass which was cool to see all the food as it came out and surprisingly while active it was not a distraction. The one concern was each time the front door opened it let very cold air in and we could feel it where we were. Overall, we would go back and try more.

    forchettaResponded on December 20, 2022Thank you for choosing Forchetta! We're glad to know that you had a good time with us. We'll make sure your waiter knows about your kind words and we look forward to seeing you all again in the future! Happy Holidays!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday/concert
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Mediocre food. Good service. The chef apparently won Chopped, but the Branzino and the pasta were under flavored. The dessert, a cannoli cheesecake was overly dense.
  23. MH

    MelissaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and the location was great! The bar could use some more selections.
  24. DB

    DocBill

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good and service were excellent.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday dinner and our server did amazing! The food was on point and they even brought me out some cake to celebrate! I will def be coming back soon.
  26. r

    royfan51

    Charlotte

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food in a quiet restaurant....a rarity these days. Generous pours of a good wine selection.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with the wife. Came into town to see Hadestown at the Blumenthal. Food was excellent. Service was great. Will definitely be back again.
  28. RK

    RoeK

    Greensboro

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food that is presented beautifully and very tasty. We had the eggplant app that was delicious and the lasagna and fish , both excellent and well priced. Our waiter was happy to let us enjoy our wine and made our time there great by not rushing the courses . Truly an Italian spirit. We will go back!
  29. BC

    BradC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Don't be concerned that this restaurant is attached to a Holiday Inn. This is a great little Uptown spot, with Chopped winner Chef Luca at the helm. Great place for pre-theatre dinner, just a block away from the Blumenthal Center. Our server was doing double duty as the hostess, but was attentive and courteous. The food was excellent, and a fairly good value for Uptown dining. Overall, Forchetta is a fine choice for any occasion.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was super nice and clean! The service was superb and the food as well!
  31. TC

    TeresaC

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great; service was great. Will definitely come back.
  32. FC

    FlorianC

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place. Tasty meal
  33. RD

    RobertD

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! Chef Luca is one of our favorite chefs in Charlotte! We so enjoy dining at his restaurant and the delicious food he makes!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calamari was fabulous and a massive serving. Pasta was tasty!
  35. BW

    BobbyWorld

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife has had Bronzino all over the world…and she said Chef Carlos makes the best! My pork chop dinner…oh so good (big & moist) and the sides that come with it Devine. Miss Caroline was bright-attentive & knowledgeable. We are from DC & whenever in Charlotte…will be back.
  36. E

    Eastender

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Chef Luca is super creative. Bronzino was awesome. My wife says her pesto sausage pene pasta dish was one of the best pasta dishes she’s had. Chef Luca came to the table and described the homemade process he uses for all pastas on the menu Will definitely return.
  37. K

    Kelsie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were pretty disappointed when we walked into this restaurant from the street and realized it was a Holiday Inn restaurant. It felt like you were in a hotel lobby restaurant and the food seemed like it as well. As we were eating, hotel guests were coming down for their buffet breakfasts and it was a very weird environment. The service was very slow, even though the restaurant was pretty empty. There were no breakfast/brunch drinks or specials, other than what you would expect when you get a hotel continental breakfast. The food itself was okay, but I definitely would not go back.
  38. c

    cristinaem

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and great service! We had a party of three and each person got a different dish and they were all delicious! We recommend the Fagottini, the Rigatoni and the Branzino ( that day they were out of the usual fish for this dish and replaced it with sea bass, which was just perfect with it!). Aperol Spritz Veneziano was also a great cocktail addition to our dinner!
  39. KC

    KfrCLT

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Luca is always awesome. He came to our table to see if we had any questions, and thne offered to make an item I asked him about. Many thanks Chef. Variety of menu as always was great. Food was wonderful. We appreciate that you can order 1/2 portions of some entres which allows ordering more of the wonderful appetizers.
  40. B

    Brendan

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Yikes. Game day - took over an hour for salads

FAQs

forchetta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 602-2750.

forchetta is rated 4.4 stars by 359 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 17 times today
Google Map for forchetta

230 N College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located on College Street between 5th & 6th

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Use Wake Forest Parking Garage, behind the Holiday Inn Center City, accessible from both 5th and 6th Streets . Complimentary Self Parking excluding special events.

  • Public transit

    7th Street station is a light rail station for the LYNX Blue Line in Center City Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is located between 6th and 7th Streets; forchetta is at 230 N College St, between 5th and 6th, just 1/2 block away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    LUCA ANNUNZIATA

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 602-2750

  • Private party facilities

    For those who want the very best in gourmet cuisine, service and presentation, the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City is proud to offer “Catering by forchetta,” the delicious, Italian restaurant located in the storefront of the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 714-5803

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