We dined at Fornelletto this weekend at the recommendation of some friends. They raved about everything from atmosphere to service to quality of food.
We made early reservations because the restaurant was booked solid from 6-9 PM. When we arrived there were a few tables seated but it was not overly crowded. After being seated we waited for almost 5 minutes for the server to come over and ask for a drink order. He told us there were no special that evening and hurriedly ran though 2-3 menu items he "recommended" before disappearing for another 5 minute period getting our drinks. While we waited, another table was seated next to us and their waiter was there immediately to get drink orders and to explain each of their signature dishes in detail. We made our decision based on his recommendations and descriptions rather than our own waiters offerings.
The food came out and was delicious. Kudos to the waiter at the next table. Our waiter, he never came by until after we were done eating. Thanks to an attentive bus and back wait staff we were served anything at all. When we asked, the hostess told us our waiter had a table of 6 that was keeping him busy. Guess you get better service if you have a larger group at this restaurant.
Overall I would rate the food in the very good class, atmosphere in the excellent range, service as poor to average, and overall in the good to very good area. There are better places to eat but perhaps our poor experience with our server is swaying our rating lower.
We expected more and that disappointment only merits them an average rating.