I went on Friday night but with a group, so I wasn’t able to order what I wanted:
My husband surprised me with a birthday dinner at Fortina on 9/22. Since it was a large group (12) they had to pre order dinner from a list. They served us family style:
All’ Amatriciana Pizza
San Gennaro Pizza
Whole Wheat Cavatelli
1 Brown Butter Bread Pudding
Reservation was for 7pm, it was so crowded and there was a 45 min wait for tables. We walked right in to the back, where my surprise party was waiting for me. There was another party in the back, about the same number of people. The place is loud, real loud, like not have a conversation loud. If I was 20 again, I would have loved the place and the vibe. Me now, I like good food and good conversation. Expensive! Well wine was $15/glass. Drinks were $15, beer in a can was $9-16! Crazy.
Apps were good, I enjoyed everything. Would have liked bread on the table. Dinner was ok. Pizza was mush in the middle, towards the crust was delish. Pasta was ok. The Paccheri (rigatoni) was off. One piece in the same dish was perfectly cooked, one was so al dente that I thought I was going to break a tooth. Cavatelli was ok, not my fav. Desserts, bread pudding was delish, tartufo looked and tasted like it was bought elsewhere. $10 for a tiny cup, crazy.
I forgot to take pictures because we were so hungry…it took 45 minutes for our dinner order to come after they cleared our apps, even though it was pre-ordered.
Would I go back, yes, in a few months. Once all the kinks are worked out, and only in the day or early evening.