La Fortuna

4.2
58 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
La Fortuna Bar and Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant, serving Italian cuisine and Brick oven Pizza.

Philly's, "the cuisine master", is the founder of La Fortuna Bar and Restaurant

Connecticut State and Italian food go hand-in-hand, like spaghetti and meatballs. In the late 18th thru the early 20th centuries, A lot of Albanian’s immigrated to Italy for many year’s where they have gotten tremendous experience in Italian Cuisine. Later they flocked Italy to the USA looking for opportunities in the New World, and brought their culinary traditions along with them to neighborhoods that later became Little Italy and Hell's Kitchen. Philly's the owner of La Fortuna Bar and Restaurant she is one of them.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 58 people are saying
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JosephF
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Service was by far the worst ever experienced!!!!!!!! My wife & I dine 3-4 times per month and the service at La Fortuna was absolutely horrific. From wrong drink orders, neglecting to advise us of app & dinner specials to wrong dinner orders and "accidently" adding an entree to the bill. Our waiter could not have been worse had he tried!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The sad part is the food quality & ambiance are great. Management better work on the hiring practices...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Server was cold and transactional. The food was ok

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JoannaF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is on the top of my restaurants the food and the service is great. Looking forward to going again

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EmiH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stuffed Salmon was a hit with my husband and my best friend loved her seafood dish. We went heavy with the appetizers, all were fantastic, but left little room for my main course so I packed it to go. This was our first time there but we will definitely return

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Kylie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MASSIVE portions, great service, and truly authentic Italian food.

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DebbieO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

all of our meals were just delicious! Portions are large so come hungry or be happy to have leftovers. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. Excellent experience. Definitely coming again.

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vipKenM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Inhospitable host - no smile, seated us as if doing us a big favor. Server was fine. Tables that were finished left uncleared for excessive amount of time. Portions were excessively large. Apparent that there were no professionals in the kitchen. Clams casino inedible. Other dishes not worth paying for. Very expensive for what it was. Branded as an Italian restaurant but Spanish music playing, French and Asian artwork all around. Menu tilted toward Mexican influences. Just odd. Marketplace will sort it out. But in the meantime don’t waste your money or appetite.

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MarjorieH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Huge portions! The food is mediocre and the portions are gigantic. You can get three meals from an entree. The fried calamari was awful! The clams casino was tasteless. No flavor at all!

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KathleenW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great…..the food, pricing, waitstaff, drinks. Just terrific! One of our favorite places

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great dinner! One of the best Italian dishes I’ve had in my life. Portions were WAY too big!

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vipeatsmart
West Palm Beach
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Hugo is the best

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JamieR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, Excellent Service!! Large portions, and very affordable!

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JosephV
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service, portions really large.....good value!

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CierraI
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Big portions, cozy and quiet atmosphere... definitely recommend!

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GaleH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location for a great outdoors luncheon. Food and service were both excellent, and great value for a nice leisurely lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 3 course lunch special was a great value at $18.95, included appetizer, entree, dessert and a choice of mimosa or sangria. Met some dear friends from NJ there and had a great lunch.

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doloresm
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was fantastic. Our party ordered the antipasti and ricotta. It was really good and fresh. We also ordered Bolognese, salad and fettucine amongst other plates. Extremely large portions. One plate can easily feed 4 people or 3 very hungry people. I recommend the specialty drink called Blu-it was delicious. Our server was also very attentive and friendly. Will be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food. Family run and the care that they take for their customers comes through. Huge portions (easily shareable). We dined outside and enjoyed it. Great spot. We will be back.

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JoanG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was excellent! The only drawback was the noise level. Hard to converse at the table.

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JohnG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the portion size was very generous. Service was on point! The desserts were very good also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father in laws birthday

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vipeatsmart
West Palm Beach
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I went for date night. Food was delicious. I had the seafood dish and my husband had carbonara. We both took half home. Our service was above average but not exceptional. But we had a great meal and a good night out! We will go again.

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michelleW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Our waiter had a lot of personality

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SteveK1952
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Tuesday night Ladies Special is an outstanding value.
Food was wonderful and our server Hugo was the best

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PatN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time eating at La Fortuna although have always heard positive things from friends. The food, service and ambiance were all great. Enjoyed the experience and would go back.

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MarilynD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a great place! Portions are huge! Wine is very good.
Waiter was attentive. Easy to get in on a Friday night??

We used Open Table for our reservations. EZ .

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was good but there was only one server for a lot of tables so it took a little while to get to us.

Otherwise the place was awesome. We loved the food and the server was very nice and fast once he got to our table. We gave a very good tip :).

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Kristy
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. Food portions are big (one plate can feed two people). My waiter was Jamal. He gave great customer service and was very friendly, polite and tentative. I have been here 3 times and every visit has been amazing. I will definitely be back

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Scotydine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. However, the food was not good. I really wanted to like this place. But the food was devastatingly bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lafortuna is a great place to go, never disappoints

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their lunch specials are very good the staff are very friendly and helpful

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LuceliaB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Great atmosphere! Great service! Can not wait to be back!

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CathyF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

While I requested an outdoor table on the side, our table & chairs were on a "slant". I understand LaFortuna created this beautiful outdoor area to comply with Covid requirements, BUT, my husband has MS and balance is a major problem! Our plates food & sauces were all to one side, luckily, nothing spilled over. Look, their food is very good & will remember to request a more "balanced" table in the future. We frequent this restaurant all the time, but we were with friends that requested outdoor seating & I did not want to be near the parking lot. LaFortuna provided a very quiet corner as far away from the parking lot and it was outside, so they met my request.
We supported LaFortuna all throughout the pandemic because they worked very hard to be Covid compliant. We are a small business and wanted to support our local restaurants and do our best to keep them in business!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive, young bus boy was excellent and checked on us multiple times. Seemed proud of where he worked. Live close to this location and will definitely be back.

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IsabelG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I have no further comment at this time maybe next time.

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vip2albanydiners
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Frankie is amazing server! He has the hospitality spirit! Loved our meals and visit! Thank you!

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, good value for the money

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CurtisD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a very very good meal last night

FAQs

La Fortuna does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Fortuna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 923-2300.

La Fortuna is rated 4.2 stars by 58 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.