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Il Fornetto

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2902 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2243
+1 718-332-8494
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The food in this place is so fresh. The calamari was just right and not too chewy. The pizza margarita was delicious. I had the Branzino a la oreganato. A nice whole fillet that was mouth watering, tender and lightly seasoned. The service to our party of 14 was excellent. Thank you Jose our waiter.

Thank Goldendeed
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Chose this restaurant due to many positive reviews, and, for the most part, did not disappoint. Received excellent service from our waiter, while sitting at a table with a view of the water. Two of our party wanted Fettuccine Alfredo, and they obliged, even though it wasn't on the menu. It was excellent, as was the Rigatoni Mezze. All in... More 

Thank cruisecritic201
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

When you walk into an Italian restaurant and a large Italian family, several generations, you know it must be good. And it was. Clam linguine was fantastic (baby clams in shell). Portions were large of the pasta and house salad (ordered separately). Great service.

Thank Damara B
South Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Wonderful experience there! Great food, beautiful view. Our whole party loved every minute and the meal was nicely presently as well as delicious. Would definitely go again!

Thank sheetmusicsandy
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420 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Against the recommendation of friends we visited Il Fornetto with two other couples. Tripadvisor had mostly good ratings. How bad could it be? Our orders came out so fast I'm thinking they had to have been pre-perpared. Two orders of linguini and clams were sent back cold. One pasta dish was a glob of gelatinous goo. Veal parm was hard... More 

Thank Stefan L
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

There is nothing bad that I can say about this place, and plenty good. The food is delicious, solid Italian food. I recently had their seafood salad, and the octopus, shrimp and squid were perfectly cooked, tasty and light with a touch of lemon over crisp endive. Their brick oven personal pizzas are delicious, four slice pizza with a thin... More 

Thank L T
Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I have eaten dinner at this restaurant many times and have been to Birthday dinners and Anniversary parties in there private room. The food and service is excellent!!! I recommend it highly.

Thank lorraine345
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Omg the place is amazing! The staff so professional and the food delish!!! I just had my daughter's baby shower this passed Saturday for 69 people

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Merrick, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We booked Il Fornetto's party room for mom's birthday celebration (luncheon). It's a private room at the restaurant, big enough to handle upwards of 80-100 guests, though we had approximately 65 attending. A wall of windows made the view of Sheephead Bay really nice. There's even a walkway guests can go out on to enjoy the sights and sounds of... More 

Thank J_263
Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Rather than chowing down on hot dogs and burgers on the grill, we decided to head out to dine. So happy we did. Il Fornetto has a beautiful tranquil water view that sets the tone for a relaxing experience. The food choices made it difficult to choose because we wanted to try it all. And the end result was wonderful!... More 

Thank helenrotante

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2902 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2243
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-332-8494
Beautiful waterfront dining in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Enjoy the view and savor the flavors of authentic Italian cuisine inspired by the sea.

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