Home-made Italian food at great prices. Bring your own booze. No corkage fee. Try the squid ink pasta in red sauce!
We went here for dinner on Saturday and the place was not that crowded but it got a bit noisy. There was a guy playing a guitar and he did get loud so we were not to happy with this and then he comes around with a tip basket which I felt should of just had one on the way... More
The storefront for Cucina Forte is unassuming, but the inside is charming and the staff welcoming and gracious. The background music, at just the right volume, is a mix of old Italian, with classic performers such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Michael Buble. Matching the wonderful atmosphere, the food is delicious, well worth the effort to find... More
This place is small, romantic and great food. The Bass was cooked perfect, my girlfriend had lobster ravioli..so delish. worth every penny. it's a byob too. I'd call up first to see if you need reservations when you want to go.
We were in downtown visiting the city and decided from the reviews to try this restaurant - and we weren't disappointed! We loved our meal. The atmosphere is quaint, with very friendly waiters. I had the gnocchi and my husband had the soft-shelled crab which was one of the many specials for the evening. The pasta serve with the crab... More
The gnocci are to die for. They are made from ricotta cheese and melt in your mouth. The seabass was outstanding and very flavorful. On top of that, the service is great. This is our favorite BYOB in Philadelphia. It's definitely worth it.
Our visit to Cucina Forte, on S. 8th St, just above Christian St., about a block from the Italian Market in South Philadelphia, turned out just about perfectly. The place is small, the service friendly, informal and personal, and the food was outstanding. We were told that everything was prepared by the owner, Maria Forte, and she knows what she's... More
It was nearly 12 years ago when I first heard about the amazing gnocci made by Maria Forte. So light it floats in the sauce I was told. So, on a business trip in 2001 to Philly I decided I had to try it. And was I glad I did. (Also discovered the fine cooking of David Ansill on that... More
Before dinner we had the opportunity to meet the chef and owner, Maria Forte. A dynamo little lady who puts a lot of love into her food. A word of advice, you have to try to gnocchi, even if you don't think you like gnocchi. Made from ricotta cheese instead of potato they are light and flavorful. If you order... More
We were in Philly for our son's graduation. We found Cucina Forte on TA. The place is small, a bit loud but a fun atmosphere. BYO with good prices and great food!!! I had a veal chop special, which was one of the best veal dishes I ever had at a restaurant. The staff was very friendly and the overall... More
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