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“Il Fornetto a must for family celebrations”
Review of Il Fornetto

Il Fornetto
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Ranked #237 of 5,348 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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.
Ocala, Florida
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Il Fornetto a must for family celebrations”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We have visited Il Fornetto a number times for special family gatherings and have always been pleased with the staff and food. Pre-Sandy by one month, we were surprised that Il Fornetto was accepting reservations. Il Fornetto is a bright spot in Sheepshead Bay's recovery. The front part of the restaurant is fully functioning. Our party of 8 celebrated my parents 56th wedding anniversary with wonderful food, gracious staff and lots of laughs. Every dish (bread, apps, salads, pasta and entrees) was delicious and cooked to perfection. And don't miss the dessert selections, a fabulous end to a great dinner. We look forward to attending more gatherings at Il Fornetto.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Middle Village, New York, United States
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Never been disappointed.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We dined at Il Fornetto numerous times and have never been disappointed. There are many great restaurants in Brooklyn, but this is one of our favorites. From the free Valet parking, the beautiful view of Sheepshead Bay, the very accommodating waiters to the excellent food. We've attended parties here and met other couples for a night out. Always a wonderful experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank June M
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Very bad service, mediocre food, high prices”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

It's been years since I've had service this bad. When I asked our waiter the price of a special he literally walked away from me and wouldn't answer. I found out the entree was about 25% overpriced when I got the bill. It was impossible to get the waiter's attention, and then, when we did, we had to listen to some crazy excuse for why he hadn't looked in our direction all evening. The view is good, the food nothing special. I won't go back.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Bob K
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
“A great place for a small birthday party”
Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

A nice family place for a birthday dinner. We were a rather large party including some small children and the staff tok good care of us. The food was very good, but not nearly as nice as the view. The wait staff was very accommodating and friendly. Free valet parking was also a bonus. A nice change of pace. I'd probably go back.

Thank Michael D
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Jackson, NJ
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Quick pizza at the bar”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

We stopped in for a little something prior to a party later that evening. We went through the restaurant area and the view was beautiful! We did sit at the bar in the front of the building and ordered an Amici pizza to share. The pizza was delicious, the bartender was gracious and helpful, the bread basket was lovely!

We enjoyed our cocktails and pizza and would stop in again!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank NeMcD
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