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Fortino's Bistro - CLOSED

204 E. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911-5713
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good5%
  • Average0%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible29%
5 Nov 2013
“Testing the waters....of unpaid bills”
5 Sep 2013
“CLOSED”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
204 E. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911-5713
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

I would have to agree with the below reviewer's assessment that the owner's were just testing the waters with this restaurant. If by testing the waters, he/she meant not paying staff, vendor costs, rent, and swindling their customers, I would say the owner in the...More

Thank Upesc
Reviewed 6 September 2013

As per my previous review, where I stated that the owners were just testing the waters, I was correct. Fortinos is no longer open, with a "For Rent" sign hanging in the window.

1  Thank flip_wilson
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Table of 6 had mix of overdone and rubbery scallops, raw salmon, questionable sides (lobster sauce with NO lobster). Two diners had very same dish but were brought different vegetables. I don't know how people are saying this is anything like "big city" dining -...More

1  Thank lauravh85
Reviewed 1 August 2013

One word describes the meal I had at Fortino's. That word is SUPERB. A friend and i went on July 31 and arrived at around 5:30pm. We were immediately seated at a window table. The service was prompt and friendly. I ordered the Grouper A...More

Thank FrankieJ11152
Reviewed 22 July 2013

I'm extremely surprised by the mixed reviews. This place exceeded my expectations in food quality, service and presentation. I kept having to look out the window to remind myself I was in Appleton. The experience reminded me of bistros in San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere....More

Thank TravelExpert63
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We were excited to try this place, but were extremely disappointed. We actually had great customer service unlike the other reviewers, but it did not make up for the food. We chose the 5 course tasting menu. Presentation was poor-sloppy and different portion sizes for...More

Thank CassieJM
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Stopped by for lunch, and was super-surprised at the quiet & attentive service, along with a wonderful meal! This is the way a meal should be!

Thank FloydPink1
Reviewed 2 June 2013

As a lead in, I will let you know that I am a former chef and am now a consultant in the hospitality industry. I've got 30+ years of experience and know my way around a professional kitchen. We'd been waiting to give the new...More

4  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I saw this restaurant advertised on Fox 11 Living with Amy and decided to give it a try due to Amy saying that they had great upper scale cuisine. When we first parked and saw the restaurant front, it was strange how they had a...More

2  Thank smitssss9552
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Ate at Fortino's on Saturday May 18 with friends. We looked at the menu and then walked to Cena's and looked at their menu, and the choice was easy; Fortino's looked much more appetizing. Everything that we ordered was very good: The salmon was cooked...More

Thank flip_wilson
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 E. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911-5713
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
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