Fortunato

4.9
677 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Traditional Italian Food and Neapolitan style Pizza served along with craft cocktails, wine, and beer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 677 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipSusanO
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambiance, great wine selection, terrific bar drinks, and fabulous food. Our waiter was outstanding.

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LindsayA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Great service, great food and delicious drinks. Thanks for the good time.

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Traveler
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Menu was limited but the food was great. Definitely recommend.

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Skidad813
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dining experience with good food, wine, and service.
A great place for authentic Italian dining.

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vipJohnS
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service with Gwen (:0)), and drinks-

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is always excellent at Fortunato! The staff is so nice and the food is so good!

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EdwardB
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and service at Fortunato are impeccable. I would recommend the place to anyone looking for a happy dining experience. My only quibble with the place is that it can be a bit loud, but that hasn't kept me from eagerly returning.

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LeighK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration for friend. Took our table of 7 ( I had put in 6) well and we sat right away. Appetizers and drinks served quickly. Pizza and main course took a little longer than expected and we were rushed in end. Over all very good. Food delicious.

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McDaniel
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this locally owned restaurant. The Restaurant is so beautiful and open. Located in Downtown Roanoke with Lots of Tall Windows and great ambiance. The food is creative and delicious with lots of umaimi. We love their whole Branzini and also they have delicious wood fired pizza which we like to use as an appetizer. Their wine and drink selections are wonderful.

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vipFcmartin3rd
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fortunato never disappoints: exceptional service and great food And ambiance.

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vipDeefromVA
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food.

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out2eat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are from NY - which most consider a “culinary capital” - this was one of our top 10 meals! We are visiting our son at Virginia Tech and decided to go to Fortunatos because Blacksburg was full - no reservations anywhere. It was a last minute decision which we are so glad we made! To start we had the calamari which was cooked to perfection, it melted in your mouth and the roasted pepper sauce was to die for. For entrees the pasta was amazing! A great surprise that it was homemade which we didn’t realize when we made the reservation. Also ordered the Branzino which was so delicious. We couldn’t stop there! For dessert we had the homemade Zeppoli and the Tiramisu which was a deconstructed version in a glass. It was SO GOOD - if they had one “to go” I would have bought one for later! Overall the meal was exceptional and our server was so sweet and welcoming. It turned out to be a highlight of our trip! Thank you Fortunatos! We look forward to dining here on our VT visits for years to come!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well done all around

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Janice
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great expierence at Fortunato. This was no exception. Thanks for putting the Muffalata Pizza on the menu to support Hurricane Ida Relief. It was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Fortunato, its been a while since we’ve been and it did not disappoint! Service, food and drinks were awesome! Hubby loved the Branzino & my eggplant parmigiana was delish! We will be back sooner then later!!

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ViginiaTraveler
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always a pleasure to have a meal at Fortunato. Their standard menu choices are top-notch, and there's always a special or two to tempt you. Also great cocktails and great wine list.

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fortunato's has never been anything short of amazing. Jeff always has great food coming out of the kitchen and their bartenders are second to none. I love this place.

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TrudyV
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Knowledgeable staff, great recommendations. Best melt in your mouth eggplant parmigiana I’ve ever tasted. Authentic atmosphere. I highly recommend Fortunato and will return.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great cocktails, great food. The Bismark. Longing for the Bismark.

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vipEric
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Not my most favorite visit to Fortunato as the service wasn't at the usual superb level and the food, while excellent, took quite a while to arrive. With that said, it won't keep me from visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The local rabbit and pork terrine, the clams with smoked pancetta, and as always, the whole bronzino.The dangerous beauty cocktail was perfect, and our attentive waiter made great recommendation for wine. The meal was well paced and the house made tiramisu was decadent.

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RachelF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fortunato is one of my favorite dining experiences in Roanoke. The staff are so friendly and engaging, the food is top-notch, and, best of all, the cocktails are out of this world! I try to introduce everyone I know to this fantastic place.

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EdwardB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food, excellent menu, excellent service, and a perfect location for anyone going to a show at the Center in the Square or the Jefferson Center. My only quibble is that it's too noisy. Perhaps the management could consider adding some subtle noise-baffling features.

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SWbound
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servers here are always great, in our experience: cognizant of our (one) allergy, time constraints and happy to consult with their sommelier on wines, which have always been spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were outstanding

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vipOnly47
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love dining at Fortunato, the cocktails and mocktails are inventive and fresh, one of the best around town. The menu has items not found in other "Italian" restaurants, such as the octopus appetizer, which is tender and tasty, a favorite. Then we had the charred Escarole and Radicchio salad with pancetta bits and Romano cheese which was very tasty. I had the roasted Branzino Fish which is sweet tender white fish with a seasoned crispy skin, with a fruity flavored fennel salad, also a favorite (pretend I'm eating healthy). Husband had the Duck and Mushroom Ragu with pasta that melts in your mouth like grandma's homeade comfort food. There was a new dessert - a blackberry semifreddo if I remember, had crunchy almond flavor cookie bits and some candied citrus (which was a bit chewy though). It was one of the best frozen desserts I've had. Always a treat to dine there.

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vipQuinnA
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fortunate is always a great experience.

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Albatross
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around excellent! Especially, Bret, out server for the evening.

Whiskey Sour cocktails were superb!

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luv2dine
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fortunato is one of our favorite restaurants in the Roanoke area. We had another excellent dining experience last night. The Duck Ragu pasta dish was fantastic. My spouse had the whole fish which he said was just as good as the one he had in Florida recently. Their cocktails are always very good. Their recipes for them are different, unusual combinations always taste wonderful. Our server was excellent. She was right on top of things. Needless to say we will be back again.

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DianeW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere and decor! My daughter and granddaughter were visiting from MD. I made reservations at Fortunato since they had not eaten there. They have traveled to Italy several times and thought that Fortunato compared extremely favorably to the best restaurants throughout Italy. We booked reservations for their next trip to Roanoke when we left.

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AmyP
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The restaurant was nice, but we got a new server who did not know what she was doing. The food was not typical of other Italian restaurants, and was not very good. The pasta dish we had was not sauced and so was dry, and my eggplant Parmesan was just a stack of eggplant slices covered with cheese and sauce and came in a tiny pot and was very difficult to eat. It was a mess. Not a do-over.

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Janice
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Introduced a new resident of Roanoke to Fortunato. She loved it as much as we have!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were visiting Roanoke and found this restaurant. What a treat! Absolutely delicious! Excellent food, original dishes and priced well. The quaint location and decor make this a treasure. Must try. We had the eggplant dish and fresh fish! Homemade Lemoncello for dessert

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely as usual!

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Janice
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had another wonderful experience at Fortunato. Great staff. They are welcoming and personable. We were never rushed to place our order and given great advice on choices. The food is delicious. The a Whole Grilled Branzino is fabulous as well as my husband’s favorite Duck Ragu! We will be back.

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ACBF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Louie, and he was great. The perfect amount of attentive and perfect help with the menu. The timing of each course was perfect. The apps came out super quick, and our entrees were ready only a few minutes after he cleared our table. We always love our visits to Fortunato.

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ViginiaTraveler
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. A great bottle of wine for a reasonable price. Tried a lot of dishes, all great and flavorful.

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Rizzy
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service and the food we ordered was delicious.

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BKMS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and great service, but too loud to fully enjoy our dinner.

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Fortunato is rated 4.9 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.