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“I love Il Fortino”
Review of Il Fortino

Il Fortino
Ranked #81 of 157 Restaurants in Forte Dei Marmi
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 13, 2012

I don't understand the comments saying the service was bad at Il Fortino. I have been there many times and have found the family extremely friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious and the branzino ravioli is my favourite dish in all of Italy.

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Manners would make the place more pleasant.... sometimes a smile and a "hello" can really make a difference!
Bad service: arrogant, disorganized, they didn't even know what the dishes where when served and I asked!
Getting a table is very difficult. If you have a reservation, be prepared to wait. Or not to be even listened when you get there. They are too busy ignoring you.
Venue: ok, all under a tent. More lights would help, you can hardly see.
Food was good, nothing exceptional though.

As per my title.... it's a place where you go "to be seen" or if you want to show off. For good food at good prices, you might want to go somewhere else.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great location and seemingly posh. Food was overpriced, mediocer, but fair enough given high season. Service although... Slow, arrogant and uterly disorganized. Wrong dish for EVERY serving, and we waited 1,5 hours from asking for the check to being able to pay our dues...

1  Thank Nils Ola B
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

This very popular restaurant on the main square of the fashionable beach resort town of Forte dei Marmi is a fantastic spot to get a taste of the way prosperous Italians live while on vacation. The outdoor seating is directly on the square and a very charmingly arranged under a huge tent. The food is top notch.....fresh, beautifully prepared and very typical of the region. My family and I have been coming to Forte dei Marmi every other year for decades and we always make it a point to visit Il Fortino. You MUST have a reservation to dine here or anywhere else in the center of the city. Forte dei Marmi is a madhouse in the summer and you can find yourself wandering the town desperately in search of a meal if you don't reserve a table somewhere. As is typical in Italy, local fare is best. So at a beach resort town, the fish is recommended. I shared pappardelle with lobster with my sister-in-law for a first course and we also shared a fantastic sea bass in artichoke sauce. These sophisticated Italian restaurants can be a bit off putting with their rather exclusive and insular feel, but Italians are softies for good manners, big smiles and any attempt at all at reaching out to their culture. Highly recommend this place. Not for the budget minded traveler.

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2  Thank BJTLA
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

When you find a nice place with good food but terrible management it is sad.
I do not understand if they do not need new clients because they are millionaire of if they feel the crisis will never hit them.
Anyway, no kindness from the family owner as if they do a favour feeding you! In someway fun...but incredible.
I wish things keep going well for their clients, or it will be really hard to stay in the market for them.

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3  Thank Wallybizz
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