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Cucina Forte

768 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2839
+1 215-238-0778
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (39 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
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768 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2839
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I love this restaurant..... great food/service... I went with my family for the first time on Saturday night ... usually go with buddies during the week.... only compliant is the noise level when crowded ... Otherwise, a gem !

Thank johns1012
Reviewed 26 November 2017

A neighborhood BYOB that has spruced up an otherwise drab dining area by adding a mirrored wall, fresh flowers on the table, and linen table clothes. The menu is not large, but there is good selection of traditional pasta, seafood, chicken, and veal. The appetizers...More

Thank larryderm
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very generous helpings , entrees can be shared, they are very good about that. A bit noisy, great service and great food.

Thank Viveka S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank johns1012
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...More

Thank D_Krewson
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...More

Thank italyjohn
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Arlene L
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...More

Thank Travelmore
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
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank HLA70
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:30 PM - 4:30 PM
11:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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