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Cucina Forte

768 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2839 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
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Ranked #137 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
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Price range: $14 - $26
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri 11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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English first
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Shared dinner at this BYOB with some friends last week, and found the food we ordered was outstanding. We ordered the mozzarella and tomatoes, as well as the Greek salad for antipasti. Both were very tasty, but too much food!!! The pasta dishes were marvelous. Very fresh, and the seasonings were perfect. I ordered a pasta special, which contained scallops... More

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Stratford, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I recently wrote a review on Yelp! about Cucina Forte. Aside from saying the same exact things, all over again, I decided to keep this one very simple: Do yourself a favor and GO! The restaurant is intimate, the people who work there are friendly and accommodating, and the food was just wonderful. Coming from someone who eats out a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

this was the best Mother's dinner I ever had with the best service. Usually restaurant's are over crowded on holidays and have not had much luck with good service. But not this restaurant best service ever all the time.

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Greenville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

I expected more from this restaurant. It is small and the night we went there were few customers. This is a byob restaurant. The quality of the food is inferior to the expectations. The owner is nice and friendly

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had dinner there tonight for the first time. Did not have a reservation so we took a chance. We arrived around 6. We were lucky to get a table as they were completely booked for the rest of the evening. I had the Gnocchi with gargonzola sauce. The best I have ever had. My husband had the Sea Bass and... More

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Drums, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The gnocchi is to die for! It just melts in your mouth! We are very picky Italians and every meal we had here has been exceptional. Besides the awesome home-made Italian food, the prices are reasonable and it's a BYOB! You can't go wrong with this place! You will need a reservation though!

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Wallingford, PA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Went for Valentine's Day. Maybe I should have expected it, but they rolled out special Valentine's Day prices for their, as always, excellent food and friendly service.I had a veal dish, my wife had the lamb chops. What can I say, they were the high quality we always expect here. The Dream Soup is always special, but this time it... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is one of our absolute favorites. Gnocchi is the best I have ever eaten. The servers are outstanding and treat you like family. They cook everything to order and will prepare any dish pretty much to your liking. Parking is tough but worth the search. Small restaurant and only Knock is sometimes you get large parties that are... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Home-made Italian food at great prices. Bring your own booze. No corkage fee. Try the squid ink pasta in red sauce!

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Sewell, New Jersey, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went here for dinner on Saturday and the place was not that crowded but it got a bit noisy. There was a guy playing a guitar and he did get loud so we were not to happy with this and then he comes around with a tip basket which I felt should of just had one on the way... More

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