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Forlini's Restaurant

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93 Baxter St, 93 Baxter St., 10013-4491, New York City, New York, New York City, NY 10013-4491
+1 212-349-6779
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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185 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here to celebrate our daughter's birthday. I had the homemade gnocchi pesto (not quite as my Italian grandmothers, but still good), my husband had chicken Marsala (heavenly,), and my daughter had a different homemade pasta. Portions were a good size. Our waiter got the restaurant to sing Happy Birthday, and surprised her with a slice of NY cheesecake, which... More 

Thank MsCasualTravelor
Schenectady, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming here for about 20 years for business. Walter at the bar is the best...great conversation and service. The Caprese appetizer is always great, as is the cold scungilli and calamari salad. This time, I had pork chops pizzaiola with lots of hot peppers...usually I get a chicken dish called Piacentina, which has eggplant and prosciutto. I honesty... More 

Thank Inharmony72
Ithaca, New York
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To start I just walked in late afternoon to see the hours of serving. I said I would like to reserve a table. The owner asked me my name and said "you have a reservation. From there it continued to be a friendly family atmosphere, but the food was excellent and far above what you would expect at a "local".... More 

Thank Alan T
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went old school with basic spaghetti bolognese and house Chianti. Everything was delicious and service was quick, efficient and super-friendly. Really reasonably priced as well..

Thank Wanderlust2340
New Haven, Connecticut
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320 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and nice old Italian setting and reasonable prices ... we ordered several dishes including clams casino, fried calamari, lobster Fra diavolo, pasta and sauce, chicken in some broth , and a grilled veal chop ... all was good and very good service... Bill was very reasonable ..

Thank JJFlash7
Bournemouth, England
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121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here off the back of trip advisor and it was good. Couple of surprises though. The place is very traditional (old style) but like my nonnas front room but in a good way. I like traditional Italian. It's also very relaxed and laid back, I was in a shirt and felt dressed up. We had a couple of drinks... More 

Thank Jon K
Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband found this place online whilst on a quest for spaghetti and meatballs for my birthday dinner- I am so glad he found it! We were there on a Tuesday night and it was relatively quiet. We had the cold antipasto, I had spaghetti and meatballs and he had baked ziti. It was the best meatballs I've ever had!... More 

Thank Alexlh2012
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For decades lawyers, judges and folks who actually earn an honest living tumbled into Forlini's. While your can bank on the red sauce regularity of some of its Neapolitan classics, I found it in general, a bit long in the tooth. Yes, one can feel like you're in a Donny Brasco scene, but frankly if you want a movie experience... More 

Thank BroadwayBruce
San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant is located between China Town and Little Itally. We loved the restaurant and the food was delicious. The owner or manager was very friendly.

Thank Leticia G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It was okay.nothing extraordinary ..the service was fine and the place need to be updated. The food was warm

Thank Lily G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Baxter St, 93 Baxter St., 10013-4491, New York City, New York, New York City, NY 10013-4491
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-349-6779

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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