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Il Fornetto

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, Seafood
2902 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2243
+1 718-332-8494
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Seafood
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2902 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2243
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with a family group to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant is located on Sheepshead Bay; and, has a nice view of the bay. There is a limited amount of parking on the restaurant's property. Unfortunately, the food was just so-so. None of us...More

Thank SeniorSkiier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was OK, view was better! I have never had calamari with so little "coating", but it was pretty good. I don't think we will return, but it was nice once.

Thank bcwestvirginia2
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The service was good, people are friendly, the pizza is good, but what is priceless is the location and the view!

Thank Allis245
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I loved this place fir many years but our recent visit jolted that vision. The food was not up there their previous standards in some cases the sauces were not good at all. Will give gen mother chance Ina few months but I am not...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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 13 August 2017 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 28 July 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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