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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
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...
Server was cold and transactional. The food was ok
This restaurant is on the top of my restaurants the food and the service is great. Looking forward to going again
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
MASSIVE portions, great service, and truly authentic Italian food.
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.
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.
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!
Everything was great…..the food, pricing, waitstaff, drinks. Just terrific! One of our favorite places
Great dinner! One of the best Italian dishes I’ve had in my life. Portions were WAY too big!
Great food and service. Hugo is the best
Excellent Food, Excellent Service!! Large portions, and very affordable!
Great service, portions really large.....good value!
Great food, service and atmosphere. Big portions, cozy and quiet atmosphere... definitely recommend!
Lovely location for a great outdoors luncheon. Food and service were both excellent, and great value for a nice leisurely lunch.
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.
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.
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.
Food & service was excellent! The only drawback was the noise level. Hard to converse at the table.
The food was amazing, the portion size was very generous. Service was on point! The desserts were very good also.
Father in laws birthday
Love this place
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.
Food and service were great. Our waiter had a lot of personality
The Tuesday night Ladies Special is an outstanding value.
Food was wonderful and our server Hugo was the best
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.
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 .
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 :).
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
The service was outstanding. However, the food was not good. I really wanted to like this place. But the food was devastatingly bad.
Lafortuna is a great place to go, never disappoints
Their lunch specials are very good the staff are very friendly and helpful
Good food! Great atmosphere! Great service! Can not wait to be back!
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!!
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.
I have no further comment at this time maybe next time.
Frankie is amazing server! He has the hospitality spirit! Loved our meals and visit! Thank you!
Great food and great service, good value for the money
My wife and I had a very very good meal last night
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.