forchetta

4.3
172 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to forchetta !

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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4.6
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4.2
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

JP
vipJPShopper
Baltimore
12 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.

OT
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Mother’s Day Brunch. Good good but limited menu

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YReid
Charlotte
3 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!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The overall experience was excellent just the food was not great from what I had !

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PaulM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal eggplant parm and the braised lamb shank was awesome. Doing the best they can considering the industry wide staffing shortage. Low noise level made for easy conversation and place looks fabulous inside. Will be back.

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Fred
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Geneva did a good job, considering it was only her 2nd day.
We thought it odd that we had to ask for our $25 grand re-opening coupon.
Nothing special for birthday or Mother's Day, except a pleasant evening and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so happy that forchetta was able to open its doors again! Forchetta is our favorite uptown restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to he back dinning in the city. Angelino was a great waiter

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I took our Sister and Brother in Law out for dinner Saturday evening - our meals were so delicious! The service was outstanding and we will be visiting the restaurant again!

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vipBlackstrider
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I didn’t realize this was a Holiday Inn restaurant, but very pleasantly surprised. The ambiance isn’t great - it’s a Holiday Inn - but the food and service were really good.

We had first-night-waitress Geneva, who was personable, welcoming and warm. The food truly was very good - the pork chop and lasagna were well made and flavourful. The calamari was a light on the sauce and perfectly cooked. Thankfully avoiding the “rubbery” texture or fishiness - or the smothering of sauce used to hide older product.

Value for the money.

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Luv2eatout
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Was out up to normal quality that we have been accustomed to. Maybe first night back. Will give another chance

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Paulie
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and great atmosphere. I got in early at 5 p.m. and got out before the restaurant filled up around 6 p.m.... don't forget to save room for a cannoli! Thank you so much, Chef Luca!

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iarch
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Italian meals we have had in a long time. Chef was very personal and attentive. We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service all around. We were happy to support this local small business!

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EdwardE
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a nice, “clean cut” business lunch/dinner restaurant. The space was tidy and well kept. Food was good upscale Italian cuisine with an American twist, rather than traditional Italian. Due to a new menu coming out in the next couple of days they were out of about a third of the items on the current menu, understandably so. Service was prompt. Prices were reasonable for downtown Charlotte. The experience was good overall. We would recommend this place.

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viprachal
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Thank you

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viptweety08
Charlotte
67 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The purses with lobster and mascarpone are to die for! The lobster bisque was rich and flavorful and the lasagna was delicious! Our server was friendly and attentive despite the pre-concert rush of diners.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was good but our waiter was not very attentive. In his defense he was very busy but never refilled water, never offered a second drink or other beverage. My husband went to the restroom and the waiter just slap the bill down in front of me never offering desert or asking if we needed anything else. We paid and he walked away without a thank you, goodnight, etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined there on Feb 15th when a special Valentines Day menu was offered. The food was amazing!! The cost was reasonable and well worth it. Presentation of each course was beautiful, the wait staff was extremely attentive. We had not had a dining experience like that in quite some time. Executive Chef Luca Annunziata personally tended to all the diners. His was a welcome presence throughout the evening, not hidden away in the kitchen. He is a delight. Definitely will return to this delightful restaurant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back!

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vipdinesalot
Charlotte
152 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal. Luis, or server, was very attentive and highly knowledgeable about the menu. We will ask for him again belt name the next time we dine here.


I can’t say enough about the food. You think that eating dinner at a Holiday Inn is going to be like eating at a chain, well, don’t think they at all. This is one of two places in Charlotte where the Italian dishes are like what I’ve eaten in Campania. Simply delicious.

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vipAndrewB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

While they had a set menu and the food overall was pretty good it was pricey for what we got.... the red velvet cake was too dried out to eat. It was like it had been cut and sat out for a few hours. It wasn’t a bad experience overall but we won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent!!!

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vipFrequentDiner
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been a little hesitant to try this restaurant due to the location in a hotel. But, it did not disappoint. From the Lynchburg lemonade to the burrata salad to the eggplant pasta (without sausage), it was really excellent. The service was impeccable. I'm looking forward to returning.

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ThomasT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from the service to the food and atmosphere. Hope to be able to visit again. Would and have recommended to friends and family.

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vipConnie
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined here on more than several occasions and each and every time, the food and experience is wonderful! Chef Luca not only makes fantastic food, he also comes out to greet his guests and ensure they're have a good dining experience! Make sure to check out their lunch specials!

JD
JoeD
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was creative and exceptional. Have small portions of the pasta dishes available allowed us to sample so many items on the menu. It was delightful.

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vipxxxx
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty and attractively presented. The room was upscale yet casual.
We had play tickets at Spirit Square and it was less than 1 block away. A great evening Uptown Charlotte.

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rsf1961
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I eat here Periodically for lunch and everything I've ever had has always been very good. They make a simple bar burger that is absolutely delicious. Anyone I've brought with me has always enjoyed this restaurant.

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vipDiamantis
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and delicious pastas!! Great Mule selection!

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vipKristi
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We visited forchetta for Restaurant Week and had a great experience. The food was excellent and nicely portioned for restaurant week. Our server gave us personal feedback on the selections and took good care of us. We really enjoyed the entire experience!

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outonthetown
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good. Sweet waitress Marina. Buttrrnut soup good. Short rib entree fatty couldnt eat half of it. Raspberry creme brulee fabulous!

JM
JillM
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the absolute best server Angelo taking care of us over the course of our dinner. He was very knowledgeable about wines and also the menu options and made us feel very taken care of. My husband ordered the ribeye steak which was one of the best steaks we have ever eaten. Our appetizers were outstanding. I had the muscles and he had the taste of Charlotte award winner. Both are scrumptious. My husband had the tiramisu for dessert and it was also outstanding. I had the chicken dinner which seemed to be somewhat uninspired however as we shared our dishes the steak made up for my dish 10 times over. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Luca brings knowledge from his Italian roots and we are lucky enough to enjoy his delicious food here in Charlotte. ‘forchetta’ is our go-to when we are eating uptown. You will not be disappointed if you dine there!

FAQs

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

forchetta is rated 4.3 stars by 172 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.