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“Beautiful restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Fornetto

Il Fornetto
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Ranked #219 of 5,292 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Beautiful waterfront dining in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Enjoy the view and savor the flavors of authentic Italian cuisine inspired by the sea.
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

I thought that this restaurant was very beautiful. It had a nice, scenic view and was tastefully and elegantly decorated. The food was tasty. However, the portions were not too big! The desserts were awesome. I enjoyed it and had a good time. The price of the restaurant was on the expensive side. It is the type of place that you would go to on a special occasion!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Miamihog3
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very inconsistent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2011

Out of six dishes ordered, two were undercooked (pasta). Upon request to return it, the waiter asked if we would like it softened... Now, please tell me, how do you soften a plated bowl of pasta??? I am not a very good cook, but even I know that is just plain ridiculous. Anyway, we were brought another pasta dish within 5 minutes, and it was just as bad - you could practically taste the dough. Above all, the waiter was becoming very impatient and rude. There was no appology or some kind of acknowlegment that one of us pretty much ended up without dinner. They did, however, remove the cost of the dish from our bill. Although the rest of the food was OK, this experience left us with a very unpleasant feeling. I don't think we are coming back.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ALIG116
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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2010

Read the reviews prior to going to dinner, and was expecting a good meal with a view. What we got was a FANTASTIC meal with a view.

We couldnt decide which we liked better, the Chicken Cardinale or the Veal Porchini. Both were good portions, and cooked very well!

We will go back our next time in Brooklyn, and recommend it highly.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lanted
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new york
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“The View is the Best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2009

The food is ok but you go here for the view of the bay. The cost is high but if you love water views it is worth it. But the room with the view can heat up in the son

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bennetjo
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Washingtron, DC
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“You can't eat the view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2009

This is a beautiful view; If you go to a restaurant only for the view, this is it. I think there should be more to a restaurant than the view.

The food was inconsistent, some of found it OK, and others found it mediocre (we were 9 people). I felt the Chicken Cardinale had little flavor. We were there on a Saturday evening in July, probably one of their busiest times and the service was terrible. We ordered dessert and after at least 20 minutes canceled it and left.

Come on now, you are in Brooklyn, Italian food should be great not mediocre.

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1 Thank popiX9
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