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Cucina Forte

768 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Cucina Forte Mojo 3/ 5 http://www.mojopages.com/biz/bella-vista-southwark-pa-cucina-forte-8126277
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Cucina Forte is located in the neighborhood of Bella Vista - Southwark in Philadelphia . The chef prepares delicious Italian food in a Family Friendly,Romantic atmosphere. They have Catering,Late Night,Take Out . A Semi Casual dress code is required. They can be reached by calling (215) 238-0778 or going to their website . Parking is Street They accept American Express, Discover, Visa, Cash. Cucina Forte is ranked #16 on Mojopages for Italian Restaurant. Cucina Forte has a total of 26 reviews, 22 positive reviews and 2 negative reviews.
Ambiance:
Family Friendly, Romantic
Dress Code:
Semi Casual
Smoking:
No Smoking
Parking:
Street
Cuisine:
Italian
Reservations:
Suggested
Price Range:
$30 to $40
Menu:
  • Tacconelli Ai Porcini
  • Gnocchi Agli Spinaci
  • Gnocchi Alla Ricotta
  • Gorgonzola And Marinara Sauce
  • Agnello Alla Griglia
  • Filet Mignon
  • Vitello Alla Griglia
  • Pollo Vita
  • Pollo Alla Forte
  • Portobello
  • Mussels
  • Steamed Clams
  • Prosciutto Con Melone
  • Bandiera Italiano
  • Antipasto
  • Vitello Al Limone
  • Involtini Di Vitello
  • Saltimbocca Di Vitello
  • Gamberi Gafara
  • Scampi Squisiti
  • Salmone Ai Profumo Di Bosco
  • Salmone Alla Griglia
  • Zuppa Di Pesce
  • Grilled Calamari
  • Fried Calamari
  • Maria's Dream Soup
  • Zuppa Del Giorno
  • Mista
  • Greek Salad
  • Spinach Salad
  • Tricolore
  • Spaghetti Alle Vongole
  • Linguini Ai Calamari
  • Risotto Ai Porcini
  • Risotto Alla Veneta
  • Agnolotti Alla Pesto
  • Raviolli
  • Penne Al Pomodoro
Features:
  • Catering
  • Late Night
  • Take Out
Products and Services:
  • Dinner
Area Served:
  • South Philly
Year Established:
2001
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MammaMara

MammaMara

Monday, August 31, 2009
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Finally - The real deal.
We drove to Philadelphia to see the Galileo exhibition at the Franklin Institute, then headed to South Philly for some genuine Italian cooking. At Cucina Forte we found a home away from home.

It is the real deal in Italian culture and cuisine.

The wait staff warmly welcomed our family, including our young son, even though we did not have a reservation. While the adults enjoyed fresh spinach gnocchi in salsa and grilled bronzino, the kitchen staff delivered our son an off-menu meal of penne in bianco when asked, without a problem. Penne with just a little olive oil and salt, exaclty the way they do it for fussy bambini in Italy.

The service was excellent, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly, and the bill was more than reasonable.

We are ex-New Yorkers, used to rude service, wait staff that scowl at kids, and steep prices for mediocre food.

Cucina Forte is a Philly icon. We recommend it.

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Pros: Grazie, Cucina Forte!
Recommended: Yes
indy1row

indy1row

Saturday, April 18, 2009
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Great Italian joint
We loved this place! Great little italian spot, good ambiance, cozy with great food. Thank you for a good dining experience!

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Pros: Ambiance, food, service,
Cons: none
Recommended: Yes
Prizz

Prizz

Thursday, April 2, 2009
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Great food, great atmosphere, great service
My fiance and I visited Cucina Forte for the first time last night and had an unexpectedly delightful experience. Everything was exquisite, from the delicious home-made bread, to the clams in white wine sauce, linguine with calamari, gnocchi, and chicken. We did not have room for dessert because we wanted to try menu items (all pastas can be ordered in appetizer portions), but will definitely try one next time. They are all home-made as well, so are guaranteed to be delicious. Highly recommended by Philadelphia foodies.

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Pros: bread, food, byo
Recommended: Yes
Citysearch User

Citysearch User

Friday, November 28, 2008
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going again by Hot Coaches Mom Cindy m. at InsiderPages
The name means strong kitchen. The flavors were delicate and perfect. Steak Floretine cooked to perfection. Old home atmosphere, and a great crowd.

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Recommended: Yes
ryanpacz

ryanpacz

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Almost my favorite restaurant
Ok, the first time I visited Cucina Forte, it was a Friday. Two wonderful women worked the front of the house. They knew everything about the food, made recommendations, and made sure our portions were appropriate. I began telling everyone with a set of ears to go to this place. ?Dream soup, gnocchi, ravioli, and the desserts are to die for!?

Sadly, I went back a month later on a Saturday. This time, there were two men working. One was a super nice guy who made menu suggestions, helped run food, filled our water, etc... This was not our waiter. Our waiter, guy with slicked back wavy hair, was awful. He catered to his regulars only, rushed us through our meals, didn't even look at us while we were ordering, never checked back. I felt uncomfortable even eating there. The food was still amazing, but we were so distracted by the service I didn't enjoy myself at all. 30 minutes into our meal, I grabbed the good waiter and had him open our wine, refill our water. At the end of the meal, I had to alert the good waiter to grab our check and we were on our way.

If Maria were to come out, I would have shared this with her-even if he was her own son. The food is great Maria, but the service was so inconsistent. I would go back. If I walked in to see the one guy working, I would turn around and leave for having a 50% chance of getting him again.

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Pros: The ladies that work the front of the house are amazing!!
Cons: One of the two waiters should never work in a restaurant!!
Recommended: Yes
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Voting Ends:
Nov 09, 2014
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Primary Phone: (215) 238-0778

Hours Open
Saturday 4:30pm to 11:00pm
Sunday 3:30pm to 10:00pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday 5:00pm to 10:30pm