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“Great food!”
Review of Forte

Forte
Ranked #7 of 48 Restaurants in Randolph
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Long Valley, NJ
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed May 10, 2012

We have been to Forte many times and each time the food is wonderful! However, they do have a problem honoring reservations. Sometimes there's over a half hour wait with reservations. I wish there were a way to let people know that they are being rude by just sitting at their table after they have paid. And what are they doing - text messaging on their phones! After sitting down, the service was okay. Not as good as the food, just okay. The waiter was also serving a table of people who he apparently knew.
I would recommend Forte but not on a Saturday night. They get overwhelmed.

  • Visited April 2012
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English first
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Take-out”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We order from forte often because the food is always very good and delivered hot. The sausage and broccoli rabe with hot peppers is a delicious way to start your meal. We have had many of the pasta dishes and have not been disappointed. We will continue to order from forte.

  • Visited January 2012
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NJ
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264 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“RESERVATIONS DON'T MATTER”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

This was our third visit to Forte's Restaurant. We had a reservation for a party of six on a Saturday night for 7pm but did not get seated until 7:40. This was totally ridiculous! There were others also annoyed and waiting as well with reservations and the hostess did not seem to care. She stated that everyone came in at once and could not rush them. The bottom line is that when we make reservations for 7, we don't expect to wait more than 15 minutes. The service was also horrible perhaps because they were so busy. We saw our waiter 3 x the entire time, once to go over the specials, once to take the order and once to ask if we wanted dessert but we opted not to have anything given the slow service. Had to ask 3x for more bread since there was not enough to go around the first time (never did bring the extra sauce) Had to ask several times for more water. The service was definitely not attentive and very slow. Five appetizers came out while the 6th person waited more than 5 minutes for her salad. The quality of the ood is always outstanding though and they are always willing to change the menu and accommodate your preferences. Would return but never again on a Saturday night!

  • Visited February 2012
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Randolph, New Jersey
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Decent”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

The pizza is ok, salads aren't bad. Buffalo wings are just deep fried wings not real buffalo wings.

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NJ
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264 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“OUTRAGEOUS”
Reviewed December 5, 2011

This was our first visit to this restaurant/pizzeria. The pizzeria is in the front; we ate in the restaurant. Wait staff is excellent with quick, friendly service. We had the tilapia special which was outrageous, and the chicken bruschetta which was also fabulous. The food is
fresh, served hot and potions are enough for leftovers to take home. We also had the
tiramasu which was probably the best we had. Being Italian, we seek restaurants that
serve excellent food. This surpassed our expectations, and we highly recommend a visit.

  • Visited November 2011
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