forchetta

3.8
203 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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Intrigue your culinary senses with our authentic Italian menu. 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.
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MJP8
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there - tried it on a whim - will go back. Food was tremendous.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good good but short staffed. Super nice though- I hated they were so overwhelmed. Would love to visit again when it’s less busy

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vipRitaR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious & the service was impeccable.

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vipDawgsfromAthens
Charleston
110 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first evening in Charlotte on this trip. We booked a reservation for dinner at Forchetta which was located in our hotel. We were seated promptly at a table away from the bar which was fairly quiet as this was a big football weekend. The Duke’s Mayo Classic matchup featuring the Georgia Bulldawgs and the Clemson Tigers would be played on Saturday night. The menu listed a wide range of choices, most of which were of an Italian theme. The chef was recently a winner on the “Chopped “ TV series. I really like octopus, and one of the appetizers was grilled octopus with a peach and herb topping. The flavor was very good although the meat itself was rather tough. Could have used a sharper knife, but the portion was quite large. My entree choice was the broiled branzina with grilled veggies. Nice preparation, but needed a bit more seasoning for my taste. Janice chose the lasagna (a recommended specialty of the house) which was excellent. I can see staying with the Italian theme is a very good idea. Our server who was very attentive helped make for an enjoyable meal. We had lunch there the next day and tried a pasta with a sweet Italian sausage and Parmesan creme sauce that was really delicious. Would definitely consider dining again on our next trip to Charlotte.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unbelievably good and the service is great! You can’t order anything wrong here. Chef Luca is the best and many will remember him from his restaurant Passion 8 in Elizabeth. Best in Charlotte!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, with slight open kitchen feature. Server was welcoming, informative and fun. Chef Luca created a unique and creative menu which was delicious. Charred octopus was incredible. Rabbit suco was amazing, the homemade pasta was great. Entrees of Branzino and Pork chop were wonderful! The wine & cocktails paired nicely as well. We can’t wait to be back the special events and to bring our friends and family.

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AngelaT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Queens Feast was the perfect time to introduce our friends to forchetta!

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Panman
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent service was excellent, aviance was okay

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LishaS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to restaurant week. The food was amazing! My compliments to the chef and staff. Thanks for wonderful service.

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FabioM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was not impressed by any of the plates served. Fair, but not good.
I noticed the portions were pretty small, I don't think it should be like that even if restaurants week.
The linguini I had were right off the boiling water, as well as the clams, no simmering in sauce was made.
I'd recommend the restaurant, but not for restaurants week.
Again, fair but not good.

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KimB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Great ambiance. Great location

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had seen the chef’s appearance on CHOPPED and was excited to finally get a chance to go. CLT restaurant week provided the perfect opportunity to do so. Food & Service were top notch and I can’t wait to go back.

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Marion63
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week and we’re very pleased with all the options available. We both loved what we had chosen. I had the most wonderful, charred octopus for an appetizer and will be back for that again. My husband had, as he called it, a ramped up caprese salad. He really enjoyed it. He had the squid ink pasta dish and was happy with the selection of shellfish in his dish. I had a meaty, succulent pork chop. Well prepared. Our server was highly skilled and knowledgeable. Desserts were delectable. Loved my citrusy olive oil cake and my husband enjoyed his chocolate cake. Neither was prepackaged or frozen. Delightful! The atmosphere was casual/business casual. It was our first time there and we will be back.

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RICHIE
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I visited for Queens Feast and really appreciated getting introduced to Forchetta. I look forward to returning for regular menu meals.

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Rosie
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at Forchetta during restaurant week. We were very happy with the quality of food. All three courses were excellently prepared, and service was top notch. Would highly recommend!

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vipRick
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dinner. We would definitely return. Nice ambiance with good acoustics. Would choose different music!!

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JonE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was great. Service was very slow. Our order was lost in the mix. Seemed like staff were overwhelmed. Under staffing by the looks of it but that seems more apparent at restaurants post covid now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

The portions for entree were small and very salty. Our watered didn't ask if I wanted something else even when I asked for a box for my pasta after eating two bites. I took it home, added pasta sauce, spinach, and hot curry powder so I could finish eating it. The olive oil cake was very dry. We will never eat here again. I was disappointed because I love Food Network and the chef here won Chopped. This meal was nowhere near Chopped standards. The octopus appetizer was very good.

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DawnR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tried for Restaurant Week. Portion sizes were small "lunch sized". Pasta was excellent. However, shrimp was overcooked. Dessert with popcorn was strange and didn't like the texture together with the cake. Most importantly, we ordered mocktails and someone brought an alcoholic beverage to me. He did tell me that it had alcohol in it and if I didn't want it, he would drink it himself. However, my friend who is a recovering alcoholic was terrified that HER drink may have ALSO had alcohol in it and could not relax the rest of the night thinking it may have some in it that she could not taste.

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Foodgroup
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good was great but portions were small

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DUNCANB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forchetta was amazing the whole experience was excellent. I really lived our server she made our visit really fun.

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VivyZ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No A/C at the place, the food make me sick the desert was gross

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It took 45 minutes to get our drinks

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SherryS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. Nice table spacing. Surprised by sports on tv.

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ItalianFeast
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice establishment to enjoy a fantastic meal by none other Chef Luca. The food was amazing along with service. Can't wait to return!

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been here in the past and loved our experiences. However this trip we felt the quality of the food significantly declined. Octopus was too tough, pork chop was very dry and not flavorful, desserts were dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall it was good however I felt portions were small for the price and some dishes lacked some flavor. Our server was wonderful and we went during restaurant week to try the prix fix menu. Starters were great and so was the dessert. Entrees lack a bit.

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vipfoodieclt
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I understand the shortage in the restaurant industry and with it being restaurant week but this was the worst service I have ever had in any restaurant, ever. I have worked in busy restaurants in the past, I get it. My friend and I went and we sat for 20 mins without anyone greeting us or evening looking in our direction. She had to get up two separate times and walk to the host stand to tell the host. We watched another table get up and leave because the same was happening to them. All they had to do was to acknowledge we were there, tell us they will be with as soon as possible and we would have been fine. The food was alright, nothing terrible but not amazing either. Our reservation was at 7p, we didn't get out of there until nearly 9. I started with the Piccolo Tagliere Dello Chef, but it was just regular moz but buffalo moz and the bread was stale and cold. Main was bone in porkchop, which I could barely cut into with the butter knife I had. Dessert was Calzone Di Nutella, super over baked, I had to tear it with my fingers and only have about a quarter of it.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was restaurant week and all considered service was very attentive. I also felt from what I saw the staff, servers & waiters all worked as a team! I would like try their regular menu as the food was tasty.

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tbiz00
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food. The squid ink pasta was delish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first foray away from home since COVID. Loved our street side view in the cozy back corner. Attentive weight staff and had lovely chat with owner after our meal which was delicious!

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KJackson
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forchetta was great. I was there on a dinner date and we really enjoyed our visit. The drinks, the food and the staff were great. We will absolutely be back.

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JPShopper
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Angelo was an amazing server. He made our experience wonderful. The meals were beautiful to look at and delicious to eat.

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was great portions large. The chef came out to make sure everything was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good service - OK food. Good overall. Restaurant of a hotel so nothing special, but nice enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of, if not the best restaurant experience I’ve ever had. Angelo was extremely friendly and knowledgeable with food and wine pairings and the hospitality truly is unmatched by any other experience I’ve had. Chef Luca even came out to speak to my wife and I briefly and that was truly exceptional. I would recommend this place to anyone. Amazing food, great atmosphere, and extremely reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Luka was incredible! Definitely recommend going!

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Desig
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was bland. Salad came out with no dressing. Overpriced for what you get. Not many selections on the menu.

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AndrewG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Mother’s Day Brunch. Good good but limited menu

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YReid
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

My daughter tried taking me here for Mother’s Day. When we arrived, we noticed that it was a restaurant that was a part of the Holiday Inn downtown. Once seated and given the menu, we learned it was NOT the menu that was advertised on their website. We also noticed that you would be charged a “19%” gratuity on your bill. Having seen all of this, we decided to leave only to learned we would have to pay $5 to get out of the parking garage. This will not happen EVER AGAIN with this restaurant and me!!!!

FAQs

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

forchetta is rated 3.8 stars by 203 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.