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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Forlini's!! The staff is very friendly and attentive. We were in NYC for 3 nights and had dinner there twice. We actually had a reservation at another Italian restaurant on the 2nd night and were not happy with the atmosphere. I called Forlini's...and explained we had been there the night before and wondered if they could get us in that night..YES, without hesitation. We jumped on the subway and were seated within 30 minutes of the phone call. Food is excellent! service is amazing, Jack and Walter are both phenomenal servers! The accommodations that they can do for you and the personal service you receive will make you feel like part of their family. Highly recommend the trip to Forlini's; you will not be disappointedMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 7, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after reading other traveller’s reviews. It’s a retro and I imagine it must have been in business for decades and decades. It’s very cozy. After looking over the menu decided to go with The Gourmet Dinner which includes a sampling of...nearly their entire menu - hot antipasto, homemade pasta, entree, dessert and a shot of limoncello. One of my favorite meals during my birthday trip to NYC.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 6, 2021 via mobile

The waiters were so friendly and helpful. They are very patient. We are not from here and they helped us a lot. By far the best meal we have had this trip! The food is so delicious and is true Italian.😀👍

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 2, 2021

There is a reason why some restaurants have been around for so long, it is because they have great food and service. Me and my wife had late lunch early dinner today for the first time at this longstanding establishment. The food is true authentic...Italian, with good size portions, and the service is like visiting family for Sunday dinner. Forlini’s is on my list of favorite restaurants in NYC.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

Was expecting much more from this restaurant. Came here after the Immersive Van Gogh exhibitor Pier 36. Food was just ok, nothing to write home about. Service was at best moderately attentive. Price was moderate and the manager/owner appeared at the end of the meal...to buy the table a free lemoncello. Not enough to make up fore mediocre food and service. Will try another restaurant in Little Italy.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

When we wandered in we met and shook Joe’s hand. I loved it right from there. We got there early and had the place to ourselves. By the time we left the restaurant was full of (it seemed to us) locals . Joe knows everyone...and they get a warm greeting. The atmosphere is exactly what I love. And I haven’t even gotten to the food yet. My hubby and I shared so we only tried a few things. The burrata with roasted peppers was wonderful. Dinner was Panzerotti Piacentina and finished with a cannoli. The only place we have had better Italian food is in Italy and I am not sure it was better. We loved everything about this place and can’t wait to come back. See ya next year Joe!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 9, 2021

The best authentic Italian restaurant in NYC! The dishes are delicious, the owners and the staff are always nice and friendly. The whole experience transports you somewhere, to North Italy 🇮🇹.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 30, 2021 via mobile

My wife a I visited on May 2021 and we loved the food, the place and the great attention from the staff. We highly recommend this restaurant if you like traditional Italian cuisine. We recommend the lobster special for two and the canoli for desert....We definitely are going back when we return to NYC.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 22, 2021

The most authentic Italian restaurant ever. The staff really made me feel like we were family and that I belonged there, I actually did not want to leave. I left full and happy, the drink were also AMAZING!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 4, 2021 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants ever. As native New Yorkers, my friends and I have been going to Forlini’s for years. The food is amazing every time and we are always treated like family.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forlini's Restaurant

Yes, Forlini's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Forlini's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5