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Fornino Park Slope--Thumbs Up!


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Fornino Park Slope--Thumbs Up!

Marion Morgenthal | | May 18, 2010 08:39 PM

Had dinner at Fornino Park Slope last night--we were a group of 5 women, and we were all more than pleased with the meal. The dining room is now less formal than it was as Cucina or Tempo, but still lovely room that doesn't jam you in.

Service was warm and welcoming, and they were extremely patient with us as we kept getting side-tracked from reading the menu and being ready to order (remember--5 women!). None of us is a major wine expert, but we were very pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed a very well priced red.

As for food, we started with the Pizza Vinny Scotto to share (bel paese, pecorino, fior di latte, cacciatorini al diavolo, roast pepper aioli, ricotta), and loved it. Went on to have several antipasti (beets, onion/goat cheese tart, veggie ribbons, and artichoke). The only one we agreed we wouldn't order again was the artichocke--just didn't have much presence. For main courses, winners were arancini, braised short rib ravioli, and chicken sausage. Also had some salads to mix in with those items, and enjoyed those as well. We did manage to squeeze in dessert--really liked the bag of donuts, chocolate cake, and tiramisu.

Both owners were very much present in the dining room, and checked in often to make sure everything was okay. We also found the prices quite reasonable for the quality of the food and the service/ambience.

Overall a winner...looking forward to going back and trying other items (and a few of the same favorites!).

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