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Another great discovery!

Sylvia Glassman | Dec 23, 2001 11:22 AM

We found another goodie!
After reading Maxine Keyser's review of Cucina Forte (768 So. 8th Street) in the Citypaper this past week, we decided to try it last night.
What a delight!
It's a pretty place, BYOB.
We shared an appetizer of the highly-praised spinach gnocchi. I rarely order gnocchi, usually finding it too heavy and filling. These were ambrosial! There is a choice of marinara or gorgonzola sauce; we chose the gorgonzola. Next time I won't share. I also want to try the ricotta gnocchi, which the review says were equally as good. We also shared the grilled calimari; they were the large ones, and tasty.
We each had a veal dish; both excellent. For dessert, we shared the ricotta cheesecake. It was in an individual ramekin, and was a bit like a souffle, with a lemony flavor - absolutely divine. I won't share that again; I want my own!
Although the veal dishes were excellent, I think that next time I would have a salad and a pasta entree.
This place passed my top test: I have a longing to go back for that gnocchi (and the cheesecake).
Service was topnotch, and they take reservations.
Have any other chowhounds been there?
I'd like to hear more reports.
Sylvia

Link: http://www.citypaper.net/eats.shtml

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