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Cucina Forte

$$ - $$$
Bella Vista / Queen Village
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768 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2839
+1 215-238-0778
22:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Wed 22:00 - 17:00
Thu 22:30 - 16:30
Fri 23:00 - 16:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here again with friends. Never fails to impress. Waitress Lauren was awesome Food is outstanding especially the gnocchi

Thank johns1012
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I used to live around the corner from Cucina Forte and it was a go to for us to dine alone or with guests. The basic menu is refreshing and the home-made pastas and gnocchis are revelatory. However, there had been a few times when we were disappointed with the quality and the service. This could have simply been due... More 

Thank D_Krewson
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It was a few years since my last visit. We were a party of four. All enjoyed the food. The eggplant with crabmeat appetizer special was very good. Gnocchi were fantastic, as usual, and the spinach pappardelle with scallops entree special was enjoyable. The only down notes were the mussels appetizer was smaller than some other area restaurants, and two... More 

Thank italyjohn
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I'm Italian & I like Italian food. Cucina Forte is one of the best BYOB RESTAURANTS we've been to in a long time. The food was excellent , selection wonderful, along with good portions, lastly , the service made our trip there even better Our Server was ANTONIA; she made our evening such a wonderful dining experience that I didn't... More 

Thank Arlene L
Newton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Charming restaurant. Good for date night. Extensive specialty menu. Lobster Ravioli with Grilled Shrimp was delicious as well as the crabmeat with grilled eggplant appetizer. BYOB. Best to make a reservation early in the evening as the restaurant fills up quickly and is quite loud .

Thank Travelmore
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Met some buddies for a guys night out dinner....Cucina Forte was excellent both in Service (Mike the waiter) and food was out of this world.. ordered lobster w/ith gnocchi .... perfect from start to finish...

Thank johns1012
Arlington, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

For real family old style Italian food it's hard to beat Cucina Forte. If you like gnocchi, then the hand made ricotta gnocchi in marinara sauce is a must! The BYOB policy is something I wasn't used to but learned to appreciate! It makes for a better dining experience! There is nothing better than a solid old neighborhood standby. This... More 

Thank HLA70
New Jersey
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Our annual get together at Cucina Forte the eve of the Komen Race For The Cure on Mother's Day! The six of us not only look forward to a good dinner but also our favorite waiter Vinnie whom is excellent at job. Forte always seems has a long list of specials which Vinnie nails in his description. I believe he... More 

Thank Nelson193
West Orange, New Jersey
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300 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

What a great place. The owner/chef is a tiny woman who moved to Philly from Italy and the people who work there, have grown up working there. Our waiter said he has another job and doesn't need to work here but he loves it so much and has been working there since he was 10. The food is delicious. Know... More 

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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Was here for dinner on a Friday during lent with friends, 6 of us total. We were seated promptly and were told of the evening specials, all sounded great. Due to it being a meatless night for all of us, we started with a portobello mushroom stuffed with a creamy lump crab topping and also a eggplant w ricotta cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 26
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
22:00 - 17:00
22:00 - 17:00
22:00 - 17:00
22:30 - 16:30
23:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2839
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-238-0778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?