Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. New York City
  4. Brooklyn
  5. Williamsburg
Forcella, Brooklyn, NY

Forcella

4.3
4.3
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Forcella is an Italian pizzeria and trattoria featuring a menu of nearly 20 Neapolitan pies made in a wood-fired oven. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Forcella is known for bringing the authentic Neapolitan tradition of flash-frying pizza to New York. Featuring wood-fired pizzas, several fried pies, antipasti, pasta and decadent desserts, Forcella’s menu stands out by marrying authentic Italian ingredients with locally sourced Brooklyn products like brisket from neighboring barbecue purveyor Fette Sau and Mike’s Hot Honey.

Set in an intimate and charming space, Forcella is more than your neighborhood delivery spot. It’s a culinary experience with unobstructed views of pizzaiolos manning the wood-fired oven and the occasional flashy air toss. The walls are lined with exposed brick and Old World photographs to transport guests to a true Napoli pizzeria. Forcella is perfect for hosting large parties, providing quality pizza for lunch, dinner and late night.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, Italian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (718) 388-8820
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Giulio Adriani
  • Neighborhood
    Williamsburg
  • Cross street
    Grand St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    L, G-Train, Lorimer St
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

82 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for a wine and simple meal.. however I thought our meal did t have much flavor

    Is this helpful?

  2. Deltatower

    New York City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small place. I split two 12” pizzas with family. Very good.

    Is this helpful?

  3. FrancoT

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambiente accogliente e Pizza buona. Prezzi accessibili

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ottima pizza napoletana a Brooklyn

    Is this helpful?

  5. JenniferS

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Forcella

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Truffle pasta all.. glorious... several of the fried pizza... AMAZING omg the dough was AWESOME. the calzone was great too. Went off time so we were the only ones there Service was great...oh truffle fries were bangin and the nutella dessert was excellent. Except when it cools off, dough becomes tough so eat quick

    Is this helpful?

  7. Tati

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    pizza was decent. i would return if i was in the neighborhood, but just to split a very simple pizza -- like a margherita or bianca -- and not bother spending an extra $5-7 for toppings (which were underwhelming). the staff was super nice. our rice balls were cold and they were really apologetic about it and sent us new ones, but would've been a good touch to take them off our bill. good place for a quick, simple bite and a glass of wine or something, but nothing more

    Is this helpful?

  8. kellynyc

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always liked Forcella at Bowery in Manhattan. This Forcella in Brooklyn is just aa nice. Excellent Neopolitan pizza and salads, consistent. Also the staff is very friendly and provides excellent service. The space is small and people are good about keeping the noise level done and there is no wait. I am going again next week, worth the drive. I have tasted just about every Neopiltan pizza in NYC. Eataly - loud, long wait time, food is sometimes cold. Paulie Gee - long wait time.

    Is this helpful?

  9. George

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was awful. We weren’t done with our appetizer and they brought out main course. And the food was bland. I won’t be back!!!!

    Is this helpful?

  10. Colin

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding. Great spot for a date that won't break the bank. Highly recommend the Kale Caesar Salad and Rice Balls for a couple of starters. We look forward to returning soon.

    Is this helpful?

  11. JenniferS

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some would say this is a place for a special occasion, but I could eat here every night. I love Forcella.

    Is this helpful?

  12. RickV

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Very friendly staff. Worth the drive from NJ. Can’t wait to go back and try something else.

    Is this helpful?

  13. Linda

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a very good meal! Good service. Very good food

    Is this helpful?

  14. John

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Neapolitan pizza in NYC! (said by a Neapolitan expat ;) ) The lemon pizza and the pizza fritta are top notch, make sure you keep some space in your stomach for the Angioletti, a massive plate of little fried pizza dough pieces covered with Nutella #heavenonearth !

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shrimp Scampi is to die for!!!

    Is this helpful?

  16. goodfood2

    New York City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vasy welcomed me back to this quaint little spot in Williamsburg. He served up some delicious calamari over arugula with a side of marinara sauce. This time I went for the fried pizza. The taste and texture was better than I thought it was going to be. I was too full to finish it and took the rest with me. I really enjoyed my meal. The staff superb. Made me feel like family.

    Is this helpful?

  17. Nicolas

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here because we had to utilize an OpenTable gift certificate, and we were very surprised by the quality of food for such a reasonable price. My wife and I shared the Burrata, which was very good. I followed with the pasta with fresh pesto (fresh is an understatement, it was radiating with green color). My wife had the fried pizza with mushroom and truffle oil, which was very very good and quite a large portion for 1 person.

    Is this helpful?

  18. SoSpecialNYC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were not over crowded, no long wait, and this seems like a hidden gem. The customized pizzas were to die for. Im going back. I stumbled across it because it was close to our location and casual ;-)

    Is this helpful?

  19. lifestyleofmb

    New York City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The fried pizza was immaculate. It had that fried taste but it wasn't heavy or greasy. I recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  20. JoanneL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to dinner for husband's birthday. Loved the pizza!

    Is this helpful?

  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply delicious! I recommend it to anyone who loves authentic thin crust pizze

    Is this helpful?

  22. loveating

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizzas where great. Not the typical New York style pizza, they were more gourmet style and we loved it.

    Is this helpful?

  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ! Great flavor, fresh ingredients ...a true neopolitan experience!

    Is this helpful?

  24. Chefs

    New York City

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately, I was disappointed with Forcella. They claim to be the best pizza in Brooklyn. Um, no. We had an arugula salad with gorgonzola - it was the best dish of the meal, altho not particularly memorable. Everything else was basically tasteless - fried calamari (how do you make that so bland?) with bland tomato sauce to dip it in. Pizza Margherita Extra with more bland tomato sauce and a decent crust, and Pizza Margherita with sausage and truffle oil, which made it marginally more interesting. Still, the whole experience was meh. At least it was relatively cheap - if that makes it a good value for mediocre food, so be it.

    Is this helpful?

  25. goodfood2

    New York City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vasy my server welcomed me in to begin my dining experience. I started out with the eggplant parmesan which was seasoned just right and went well with the garlic bread. The homemade lasagna was perfect for my taste buds. I opt out for the fried pizza which is what they are famous for because I didn't realize it at the time. So hopefully on my next dining trip there I will get to try it.

    Is this helpful?

  26. Amazing

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely neighborhood gem! The food is so authentic and fresh. Love all of the pasta and pizza selections. It feels like a little Italian oasis.

    Is this helpful?

  27. AnniversaryDinner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I reserved dinner at this restaurant for date night. The restaurant was empty besides one couple wrapping up. The food was really good and service was quick. I will definitely go back for another date night.

    Is this helpful?

  28. nyunder

    New York City

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    You will probably walk by this place without seeing it. It's around the corner from a main Avenue Grand Ave and Lorimer st, but it's a good place for pizza and a salad with a bottle of wine. They have an ornate oven that prepares the pizza quite nicely. They have a nice variety of pizzas and quite delish. They have a good selection of wine and quite good as well. The salads are really good and deserve to be added to your meal. There was only 1 guy serving and he seemed to have it under control. Not much personality but got the job done. The cost is quite reasonable for this place. It is a wide open space with plenty of seating. The bar is well stocked. Added prosciutto to my margarita pizza and even without the prosciutto it is quite tasty. The arugula salad had a nice dressing that accentuated the flavor and the walnuts added were good, with shaved pecorino cheese. I would return here in a heartbeat.

    Is this helpful?

  29. SEADM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around great experience, drinks, pizza, appetizers, staff, all top notch. Definitely going back there again. I even made a mistake ordering and the staff was nice enough to make adjustments for me.

    Is this helpful?

  30. Simon

    Munich

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Alles in allem waren wir sehr zufrieden, das Essen war zwar etwas teuer dafür aber sehr gut, jedoch war es im Restaurant sehr laut.

    Is this helpful?

  31. maggiec

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great escape from the Manhattan crowds and prices. Great BYOB policy, $12 corking fee.

    Is this helpful?

  32. JenniferC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We all loved it was cozy and everything thing we ordered was delicious. Will return and recommend

    Is this helpful?

  33. MrandMrsWilko

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like good pizza (and let's face it, who doesn't?!) go to Forcella. Great pizzas, good service, lovely atmosphere and all at a reasonable price. Would definitely return.

    Is this helpful?

  34. CatGirl1990

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We saw they had mixed reviews on Yelp - some people love their food here and some people were not thrilled - and decided to go anyways. So glad we did! The pizza is super good! We had some pizza with jalapeno on it and another pizza with a ton of arugula on it. The jalapeno one wasn't super hot but definitely spicy and a unique taste. The arugula one was a little soggy in the middle but still super good. We also really liked the garlic bread, although we thought it was weird that the appetizer order came with only three pieces...how often are 3 people eating together? Especially since the tables were set up for two people each and then pushed together to accommodate larger groups...weird. Anyways, it is BYOB and it was a $12 corkage fee for our wine soooo probably won't go back but it was good! Really quiet.

    Is this helpful?

  35. ChristinaM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love coming to Forcella for the classic margherita pizza. The fried Montanara is great too!

    Is this helpful?

  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not my first time at Forcella. It's always a pleasure to return. Food is top notch and my son loves the meatball pizza. My tip is DO NOT leave without trying the Tiramisu, a very nice take on my Sicilian childhood. Ciao Ciao!!!

    Is this helpful?

  37. CCNYC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Forcella ranks in my top 5 best neapolitan pizza spots in NYC. Truly great pizza. The dough has the perfect chewy to crunchy ratio and the ingredients are very fresh.

    Is this helpful?

  38. Matt

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Didn't need a reservation and service was ok but not great

    Is this helpful?

  39. Nking79

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reminded us of the pizza we had in Naples. Definitely will be back again.

    Is this helpful?

  40. STKM

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another friendly restaurant offering outstanding neapolitan-style pizzas.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Forcella does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Forcella also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 388-8820.

Forcella is rated 4.3 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Forcella

485 Lorimar St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Grand St
  • Neighborhood
    Williamsburg
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria, Italian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    L, G-Train, Lorimer St
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Giulio Adriani
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo