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Big Joe and company always treat me like family when I am in town. This is a hidden gem in China Town. Joe has embraced his neighbors but still maintains the old style Italian atmosphere. The food is excellent. If you don't see something on...the menu, just ask. Chances are that they will figure something out that you will love. I have recommended Forlini's to many people. None have been disjointed.More
Between the food, staff, owner you will honestly leave feeling satisfied and full. The quality of the food is great and the stories from the owner makes you instantly feel comfortable. This isn't a restaurant it's a home and who doesnt love home cooked food
We had an amazing dinner here! Thank goodness we had a reservation. Our waiter was a real pro, and my dining partner was smart to put himself in the waiter's hands. He just gave some pointers about what he liked, and our waiter did the...rest - very well! Everything we ate was flavorful and well-cooked, and very reasonably priced. I love how this place is off the main touristy drag of Little Italy, and it even still offers discounted parking next door! Talk about old school! There was a singer in the back room that those folks seemed to really enjoy, and several large parties in the front room with us. One was having a party/gift exchange and we were gifted their little Christmas tree. Everyone there was happy, enjoying their food, and having a great time, which made for a memorable evening. This restaurant has held a special place in my family's heart for several generations, and I'm sure Frank would be proud of how Forlini's is keeping its great reputation alive and well.More
A true Italian experience Once again the food was awesome the service great wine list reasonable and very good We had a beautiful salad and calamari as well as shrimp dishes and some pasta dishes everything was amazing
We went to Forlini's on a recommendation from a family member who knows NYC well. We were not disappointed. We were able to get seated without a reservation on the busiest weekend before Christmas. The variety of all the traditional Italian dishes was staggering. Though...the plates were not the modern, overly garnished type, the food was awesome. Old world Italian that any Don would love.More
We wanted an old fashioned New York Italian, and we got that and much more. Our family had dinner at Forlini's and were delighted with good food, fantastic waiters and a great atmosphere. I had meatballs, my son lasagne, my husband chicken, my other son...linguine and my daughter spagetti. Delicous. We asked if our oldest son could have a glass of wine, as it was very nearly his 21st and we had a piece of cake and a chorus of Happy Birthday as well. A great New York experience.More
The location is situated in an active area. The service would have been poor had another server not stepped up to take care of us. In terms of Italian items they have the normal items and it's a step up from the Italian chains. I...would probably consider eating here again if I was in the area and in the mood for Italian. I don't think I would go out of my way to dine here.
One note on the food. The best dish by far was the grilled octopus. It was excellent. The gnocchi with pesto was also good.More