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Il Fornetto

2902 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2243
+1 718-332-8494
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (6 reviews)
“baby clams” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2902 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2243
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Reviewed yesterday

Our first time dining at this restaurant, We were seated at a table next to the bay with a nice view of the boats and numerous swans. I had the fettuccine with a light basil sauce and salmon. It was very tasty, but it could...More

Thank sallystang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant for our 20th anniversary. After a $120 Uber ride from Manhattan and weeks of anticipation, we were somewhat disappointed. While it was OK, nothing for a special occasion. We both ordered the Branzino and while this fish is...More

Thank Touche57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's definitely not the same Il Fornetto's from years ago. My minestrone soup was clear water with salt and diced RAW vegetables. I asked the water to microwave it for a few minutes and it still came back raw. Not to mention that it WAS...More

Thank joannnacal
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Four of us went for dinner here, we all thought it might possibly be the worst Italian food we ever had.My sauce tasted like Campbell's tomato soup, not one if us enjoyed our meals.Even the bread basket was awful.The service was excellent and friendly, the...More

Thank ELSUSHI921
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The food in this place is so fresh. The calamari was just right and not too chewy. The pizza margarita was delicious. I had the Branzino a la oreganato. A nice whole fillet that was mouth watering, tender and lightly seasoned. The service to our...More

Thank Goldendeed
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Chose this restaurant due to many positive reviews, and, for the most part, did not disappoint. Received excellent service from our waiter, while sitting at a table with a view of the water. Two of our party wanted Fettuccine Alfredo, and they obliged, even though...More

Thank cruisecritic201
Reviewed 8 January 2017

When you walk into an Italian restaurant and a large Italian family, several generations, you know it must be good. And it was. Clam linguine was fantastic (baby clams in shell). Portions were large of the pasta and house salad (ordered separately). Great service.

Thank Damara B
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Wonderful experience there! Great food, beautiful view. Our whole party loved every minute and the meal was nicely presently as well as delicious. Would definitely go again!

Thank sheetmusicsandy
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Against the recommendation of friends we visited Il Fornetto with two other couples. Tripadvisor had mostly good ratings. How bad could it be? Our orders came out so fast I'm thinking they had to have been pre-perpared. Two orders of linguini and clams were sent...More

Thank Stefan L
Reviewed 10 November 2016

There is nothing bad that I can say about this place, and plenty good. The food is delicious, solid Italian food. I recently had their seafood salad, and the octopus, shrimp and squid were perfectly cooked, tasty and light with a touch of lemon over...More

Thank L T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2902 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2243
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-332-8494
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Beautiful waterfront dining in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Enjoy the view and savor the flavors of authentic Italian cuisine inspired by the sea.
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