Fornaro is Coconut Grove’s newest Italian restaurant and gourmet pizzeria. Nestled in the heart of Miami, Fornaro Restaurant brings you authentic Italian dishes with a modern twist. Specializing in perfectly baked brick oven pizza’s, Fornaro serves delicious favorites like Pizza Calabria to bring you the perfect combination of prosciutto and arugula. With the sauce made daily, every bite at Fornaro will always be fresh and of the utmost quality. Their famous Polpettone, crafted with freshly ground filet mignon, is a must try for those in search of uniquely special. Their welcoming ambiance is both relaxed and modern. Sit back and let the smooth sounds of Miami take you away. Casual, yet upscale in presentation and taste, Fornaro brings delicacies of Italy to be enjoyed by all. Here is more information about Fornaro :
According to Urban Daddy :
“Good news, Coconut Grove: you’ve now got Fornaro. It’s a textbook Italian trattoria with wine, penne and fried filet mignon. And it’s open right now. Take a look around (seriously—take a look). See all those white bricks, checkered tiles and bouquets of Edison bulbs dangling over tables draped in white cloth? Well, a lot of those things weren’t always here. Because it was once a bike shop. Just a bit of trivia to drop on an unsuspecting date between bites of burrata and penne. No need to thank us for that one. Or for the blistering pies popping out of the brick oven they’ve got in the back. Ten-inch specimens ladled with a homemade tomato sauce that you’ll want to test-drive for a weekday lunch with friends over some Fat Tire beer.”
According to New Times :
“Located at 2750 SW 26th Ave. (around the corner from Coral Bagels), the restaurant, owned by Lorenzo Ramon, will serve pizzas and dishes straight from the brick oven, a focal point of the dining room. Warmly lit by Edison lamps and decorated with Subway tiles, Fornaro is reminiscent of a beautiful Roman trattoria.” written by Laine Doss.
According to CoconutGroveTimes :
“The menu is large, there is something for everyone, calamari, pizzas and riggatoni are the most popular along with Polpettone, the house specialty ($12.50). Crafted with freshly ground filet mignon, it is delicious. Fornaro offers baked brick oven pizzas, their sauce is made daily. “Every bite at Fornaro will always be fresh and of the utmost quality,” says Lorenzo. Polpettone is their recipe for filet mignon ground beef with mozzarella, fresh tomato sauce and parmesan cheese, in a sandwich. Sandwiches include Milanese ($11.50), Italian Sausage ($12.50), Salmon ($14.50); pastas include Linguine provencal ($14.50), Spaghetti Pomodoro ($11.50) and Fettuccine Alfredo ($12.00) to name a few. There are salads and soups and gourmet pizza starting at $10.00. Veal, chicken and seafood are part of the menu too and desserts including Tiramisu ($7.80), Petit Gateau ($7.80), Tropical Pineapple ($4.80) and Ice Cream Pop ($5.20). The restaurant is casual, yet upscale in presentation and taste. You can tell a lot of work went into the creation of the place. And check out the sausage bread, a house specialty ($9.95).”
According to Yelp :
“My wife and I stopped by for dinner last night. We live in the area and have been anxiously waiting for this place to open. Upon entering we were pleasantly surprised at the look of the place. You can tell they took a lot of time and effort into little details. It’s romantic looking, great place for a date. We started off with a glass of house wine, and my wife had a glass of their lychee sake, which she loved. Both were reasonably priced. Our waiter was helpful and eager to please. He offered excellent suggestions as to what to choose. We started with calamari, which were excellent. The portion was huge as well. My wife chose their house specialty polpettone, which she raved about. I had the pear and Gorgonzola stuffed gnocchi which was out of this world. I’m a big guy and was worried about wether it would fill me up but it was portioned perfectly. We finished up the meal with a tiramisu and warm chocolate cake, both excellent. I was impressed as well that the menu was reasonably priced as well. I don’t think there was anything priced higher than $15, which is surprising figuring the ambiance and service. Overall a great addition to the neighborhood, and a place that’s worth traveling to if you’re not a local to the grove.” written by James W. (rated 5 Stars).
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