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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Infamous Fried Calamari, Jalapeño Honey Citrus Butter
Veal Osso Buco
Braised Veal Shank, Baby Carrots, Polenta Fries, Braising Sauce
Italian Seabass, Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, Olives, Potatoes, Green Beans, Grilled Bread
The hostess was flustered from the moment we walked in the door. She greeted us with it's a 10-minute wait before we could even get a word out. It was obvious they were extremely short-handed as there were only two servers. I get it. Everyone is shorthanded, but it really diminished the dining experience. Everyone was so stressed out. The food was pretty good, but not sure we'll be back.
Great restaurant! Food is amazing would definitely come back again
A family dinner out. Saw it had lower ratings but decided to try it anyway. We were pleasantly surprised. It was lovely!
I booked after seeing the amazing reviews and was surprised that it's a part of a Holiday Inn. KEEP READING! Forchetta was seriously off the charts and I'm not impressed easily. The main man is Sam. Sam greeted us and took complete care of us all through the experience. By the end of the meal, I felt like we were old friends. Sam is the BEST!! My husband had the Prix Fixe and I ordered a pasta since I was saving myself for dessert. My husband's first course was the clams and they were amazing. He second course was a seafood pasta (fresh pasta! fresh seafood! so good!) When they brought that out, they brought me a salad (Caesar type with tomatoes and bacon) from the chef since he felt bad that only my husband was eating. What a yummy surprise. The mains were fabulous and the deserts were out of this world (get the chocolate cake!) Thank you Sam!
Enjoy a much needed date night! Had to wait a bit longer than expected for having a reservation (it was an hour after our resy), but the food was delicious and worth the wait
Food was mediocre, quality was meh. Bar was out of aperol for one of their listed drinks.
The food was delicious! From the very tasty bread, to the appetizer, and the entrees and dessert - it was all very good and our compliments to the chef - he hails from Naples, Italy and does a fantastic job. The service was great - very attentive and conversant waiter who catered to our every need. Exceptional dining!
First time there - tried it on a whim - will go back. Food was tremendous.
Good good but short staffed. Super nice though- I hated they were so overwhelmed. Would love to visit again when it’s less busy
The food was delicious & the service was impeccable.
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.
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!!
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.
Queens Feast was the perfect time to introduce our friends to forchetta!
Food was excellent service was excellent, aviance was okay
We went to restaurant week. The food was amazing! My compliments to the chef and staff. Thanks for wonderful service.
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.
The food was delicious. Great ambiance. Great location
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.
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.
I visited for Queens Feast and really appreciated getting introduced to Forchetta. I look forward to returning for regular menu meals.
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!
Very nice dinner. We would definitely return. Nice ambiance with good acoustics. Would choose different music!!
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.
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.
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.
Good was great but portions were small
Forchetta was amazing the whole experience was excellent. I really lived our server she made our visit really fun.
No A/C at the place, the food make me sick the desert was gross
It took 45 minutes to get our drinks
Good food and service. Nice table spacing. Surprised by sports on tv.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I enjoyed the food. The squid ink pasta was delish.
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!
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.
Angelo was an amazing server. He made our experience wonderful. The meals were beautiful to look at and delicious to eat.
forchetta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 602-2750.
forchetta is rated 3.7 stars by 210 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.