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Forlini's Restaurant

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93 Baxter St, 93 Baxter St., 10013-4491, New York City, New York, New York City, NY 10013-4491
+1 212-349-6779
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food here was the best I ever had, it outshines all the Italian food I had in Little Italy, including reknowed Angelos. Pleasant surroundings and very nice people. Good service. I will be returning.

Thank zGoRU
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We followed trip advisor recommendations after a long day in NYC and we were not sorry. Great food, the owner and the waitress were extremely friendly, sharing recommendations with nice stories. You have to visit this place

Thank Micha R
Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is worth finding! If I lived in NY I would definitely be a regular! Service was first class, food was reasonably priced but best of all, it was delicious. The Ossobuco just fell off the bone! Look forward to returning on my next trip to NY.

Thank nickytone
Piedmont, South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not have been more pleased with Forlini's! From beginning to end, our dining experience was fabulous! Our food was delicious and dessert was divine! We had Fettucini Alfredo with peas and mushrooms, Chicken Piccata, and a dish I can't remember the name but was similar to tiny, rolled up lasagnas. We then had cannolis and cheesecake. Joe, the... More 

Thank eygolden
Upstate New York
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant as it was rated as one of the top choices on TripAdvisor for Italian restaurants close to where we were staying in Chinatown. The pasta dishes were very good, great flavor, generously sized portions and the staff made the experience even better by being attentive, offering recommendations and engaging with the customers. It was a Sunday... More 

Thank travelingqueen9207
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Forlini's is an old school family Italian restaurant that also treats tourists with neighborly love. If you forget the name, just remember to Google "Italian restaurant in NYC Chinatown". It's really a great place. Let us suggest that since it's old school that you stay with the old school items on the menu.

Thank Edward W
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything you expect from an American Italian/red sauce restaurant. A wonderful warm welcome as soon as we walked in the door making us feel like regulars even though it was our first visit. Super food, super ambiance, super service and just what we wanted for our first night back in New York. Thank you Trip Advisor for the recommendation. We... More 

Thank Julian W
Tellico Plains
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our girls family trip to NYC we searched on TripAdvisor for the best rated restaurant in the China Town/Little Italy area and Forlini's came up. We were so glad that it did! The atmosphere was wonderful. It is on a side street right off all the hustle and bustle of this area. When you walk in it immediately has... More 

Thank Sherri37385
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing! Great food, atmosphere and service! We've had the pleasure of spending a little time in Italy and this brought back so many memories!!

Thank Ronnie W
East Tennessee
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great surprise! I was visiting China Town with 8 other women. We were hungry. I pulled up TripAdvisor and looked for restaurants nearby. Forlini's had great reviews. So, we decided to give it a try. The restaurant has an ambiance of times gone by...old world Italy style. The staff were great and the food was, too! Myself and the... More 

Thank harris37385

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Baxter St, 93 Baxter St., 10013-4491, New York City, New York, New York City, NY 10013-4491
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-349-6779

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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