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forchetta, Charlotte, NC

forchetta

4.3
4.3
314 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Intrigue your culinary senses with our authentic Italian menu, prepared by Chef Luca Annunziata. Each dish hand crafted, featuring many dishes straight from the streets of Naples, Italy. Select from the lighter side such as soup and salad, shared appetizers or delectable entrées. Pair your meal with an elegant wine, house infused cocktail or a gourmet coffee drink.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 16 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (704) 602-2750

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    LUCA ANNUNZIATA

  • Private party facilities

    For those who want the very best in gourmet cuisine, service and presentation, the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City is proud to offer “Catering by forchetta,” the delicious, Italian restaurant located in the storefront of the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 714-5803

  • Area

    Uptown

  • Cross Street

    Located on College Street between 5th & 6th

  • Parking Details

    Use Wake Forest Parking Garage, behind the Holiday Inn Center City, accessible from both 5th and 6th Streets . Complimentary Self Parking excluding special events.

  • Public Transit

    7th Street station is a light rail station for the LYNX Blue Line in Center City Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is located between 6th and 7th Streets; forchetta is at 230 N College St, between 5th and 6th, just 1/2 block away.

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 314 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DM

    DianaM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for brunch and it was a buffet, which we didn't expect; however, the food was really good for a buffet and the service was great! Hoping to try it for dinner in the near future.
  2. LL

    LuncheonLady

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went during restaurant week. The staff were friendly and the food was amazing. We had the calamari, crepe purses, homemade pasta and trout. It was cooked perfectly, super tasty and fresh. I would definitely go back and try the regular menu next time I'm in Charlotte.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with fantastic food!
  4. SO

    SisterOfWolvie

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Servers seemed very interested in turning the tables, and that doesn't match up well (in my opinion) with the pricing. Food was very, very good. Recommendation: would depend on the friend. I would give my complete opinion and let the friend make up his/her mind. I know many people who are fantastic chefs.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went during restaurant week where my husband and I shared different options. Calamari and lobster primi courses were superb! Pork chop, and pasta were delicious. Bread pudding great, but cheesecake was well overcooked. Would definitely return !
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Quick, friendly and high quality. Great drinks!
  7. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luca and his team prepared an awesome 3 course dinner, as always a Great time and Great Food !!!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice restaurant with great food. The atmosphere is nice but would be better if they lowered the dinner lights, added tea lights on the tables and piped in music. All said, we will go again.
  9. AH

    AnnH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a nice meal. Food was delicious. It's in a hotel but it didn't feel like a hotel restaurant. I would eat there again. Really close to the Blumenthal and convenient for dinner before a show.
  10. E

    Espanol07

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Service was great along with good drinks from the bar. When it came to the food, was not really a big fan. The apps were great but the entre and dessert was sub par.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I went during restaurant week. The waiter was delightful. The food was fresh and delicious. The wine pairing was perfectly crafted.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I didn’t like this place. Tried it for restaurant week. First they couldn’t find my reservation. There were lots of up charges available for the experience so that the actual options were very limited. I started with fagottini and Piccolo Tagliere Dello Chef. Nothing special. Then I had the pasta and duck. Both were lacking in flavor. The two desserts -cannoli cheesecake and blueberry bread pudding- were also bland. I was expecting more from a plane touring being a top restaurant in Charlotte.
  13. CL

    CLTDiner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Admittedly disappointed at this experience. I know the chef can cook, but we had a very average meal that was not worth what we paid (and this was supposed to have been a discounted meal already). The setting leaves much to be desired, too. Perhaps the Holiday Inn is not a good home for a Chopped champion.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for restaurant week on a date night. Food and service was good!
  15. MF

    MelissaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Attentive yet not annoying. We set reservations for 6pm there was terrible weather on our way and called; they adapted to us and got us a change on the reservation. The food was amazing. I had lobster purses and duck. The chef prepared it deliciously. The portions were very generous and we ordered a wine pairing which was also delicious.
  16. B

    Biltmorecousin

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have enjoyed the great meals and wine dinners at the great restaurant. As an example we did July 2022 Queens Feast and food was outstanding coming from Chef Luca. Each plate was beautifully displayed and picture perfect with great detail not just placing the food on the plate as others do. Pork belly outstanding, salad outstanding, porkchop outstanding, duck outstanding, special pasta outstanding. deserts outstanding (there were 4 of us): beautifully plated. Looking forward to Chef Luca's special dinners, besides the regular menu. Chef Luca was the winner on a Food Network Chopped show beating out 3 top chefs. Is it obvious that we love this restaurant and the chef! By the way, there is free parking in the Wake Forest University parking lot right there, which you can't beat in Uptown. Ed and Nancy
  17. J

    Judy

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good, but not outstanding. There are so many fine restaurants Uptown, I will not return to any that are not marvelous!
  18. T

    Tammy

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Luca cooks from his heart. The restaurant has a relaxed feel with an awesome atmosphere. The staff if very professional and pampering. A wonderful experience.
  19. RS

    RobinS

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this establishment celebrating birthday. Food was good staff was very attentive. Would recommend

    forchettaResponded on 13 July 2022Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us! It was our pleasure to have you in for your first visit and for this special occasion. We appreciate your kind feedback and will look forward to seeing you again hopefully soon!

  20. GS

    GSandKS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food here is phenomenal. A longtime favorite, the Calamari, does not disappoint. Plus, Chef Luca prepared a special lobster pastry starter for my wife and I, and we're now hooked...delicious. The incredible meal prepped us in a great way for James Taylor. Now...just work on the atmosphere...
  21. p

    pgbg

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food here is phenomenal. The chef prepared a special dish for my friend and I, and it was delicious. If they could get a great serving team at this restaurant it would be packed!!! The service is hit or miss but if you want a great meal it’s worth it!!!
  22. J

    Jill

    Charlotte

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Arturo was attentive and pleasant. I had the house salad with salmon and my guest had the salad with shrimp. We shared Tira Misu for dessert.. The ambiance and decor added to an enjoyable dinner.
  23. LM

    LouandMarge

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Pre concert

    forchettaResponded on 13 July 2022Thank you for dining with us and for your feedback as well! Hope to see you back in for another visit.

  24. BB

    BrianB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was very authentic Italian with good portion sizes. The calamari and faggitoni was delicious. Chef Luca was a winner on Chopped. Service was very attentive.

    forchettaResponded on 26 May 2022Thank you BrianB! We hope to see you again! ✨

  25. d

    dinesalot

    Charlotte

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always outstanding. I agree, it’s not the prettiest or most decorative restaurant, but the food is consistently great. Our server, Clint, took great care of us. Chef Luca came by the table to chat about what items looked particular strong from his food vendors that day. There are a lot of Italian restaurants to eat in uptown, this is the only one I find to give you great value on food, portions, and price.
  26. SE

    SEinQueenCity

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I don't know why this wasn't busier on a Friday evening, but maybe it's the location? We had a lovely pre-theater meal of salads, homemade pastas, and dessert. The menu isn't extensive but each of us enjoyed our dishes - the standouts were the cassarecce pasta and olive oil cake. The service was attentive without hovering and since we were headed to the theater afterwards, we appreciated that we weren't rushed but they ensured we left on time.

    forchettaResponded on 26 May 2022Thank you for taking the time to write your dinner experience! We really appreciate your feed back and will definitely share it with our staff! ☺️

  27. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, Clyde our server could not have been better. You cannot go wrong by having a pre show dinner here and we will return.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am glad that the restaurant was not loud. Ot was clean and the service was good. Great cuisine.
  29. CS

    ChristineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was very easy to make a reservation oh Open Table. Seating was immediate upon arrival at our scheduled time. Servers were very attentive
  30. J

    Johnr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience dining at Forchetta! The service was outstanding and the food was even better! Chef Luca’s creations were top notch!
  31. MN

    MarieN

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner prior to seeing Hamilton. Service and food were both excellent.
  32. G

    Greg

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! Service was excellent & even the drinks (for adults) & even the lemonade for our daughters were on point!!
  33. LG

    LindaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! I woke up the next morning thinking about the dinner I ate :)
  34. D

    Danzo

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    Went to Forchetta for Mother's day with rather low expectations for have a decent Italian meal with hopefully a little Italian ambiance. I know its not Luce but seemed to get decent reviews. Neither of those things happened as they had decided to only serve a rather generic buffet and not allow ordering from the menu. The buffet was ok but nothing to write home about or that i would expect to be charged $50 a head for (and $11 beers, no Italian ones?). Ambiance was not great, blaring country music all morning and people were there in their pajamas. Staff was at least nice and accommodating.
  35. A

    Ahjay

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely worst experience. I had a party of 10 that was given multiple different check amounts after being told after the meal was done that its $71/person! There definitely wasn’t $71 worth of a meal. On top of that we have multiple people with different price points. So unacceptable. Ill never come back to this establishment or organize a group meal for out of town guest again.
  36. MB

    MelindaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every other restaurant was booked for Mother’s Day and for some reason, Forchetta still had room. I was a little wary, but we had a fantastic brunch. There was a lot of variety to the food and our waiter was excellent! I thought it was a little pricey.
  37. KO

    KarenO

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Megan was our server 5/7/22 and took great care of us.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    I don’t normally leave reviews, but this was by far the absolute worst Italian I have had. Both meals were flavorless, poorly cooked, and unbalanced. I thought their menu had a typo calling the calamari “infamous”, but after having the misfortune of eating it, I think the word choice is spot on. Those chewy, oversized onion-ring-looking discs tasted like they came right off the back of a Sysco truck. The service we received was great, but the poor waiter was the only individual on the floor juggling hosting, service, and bussing.

    forchettaResponded on 8 May 2022Hello! Thank you for dining with us and for your detailed feedback. I'm very sorry to hear that your experience was completely out of line with our normally high standards. I hope you'll consider joining us again, as my hosted guests, and allow us to treat you to a dining experience showcasing the food quality we're accustomed to offering. Please contact me directly, at your convenience, to arrange this. Thank you, Jill Zimmerman Director of Food & Beverage

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great location, food was spot on. We had a party of 8 and the service didn’t slow. We will visit again!

    forchettaResponded on 8 May 2022Wonderful! Thank you for dining with us and for your kind feedback, we appreciate it!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The service was excellent. The portion of food I got for the price as well as the amount of protein in the dish didn’t justify the price. Overall a good experience but I don’t think I’ll be back.

FAQs

forchetta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 602-2750.

forchetta is rated 4.3 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for forchetta

230 N College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Located on College Street between 5th & 6th

  • Area

    Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Use Wake Forest Parking Garage, behind the Holiday Inn Center City, accessible from both 5th and 6th Streets . Complimentary Self Parking excluding special events.

  • Public Transit

    7th Street station is a light rail station for the LYNX Blue Line in Center City Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is located between 6th and 7th Streets; forchetta is at 230 N College St, between 5th and 6th, just 1/2 block away.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    LUCA ANNUNZIATA

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 602-2750

  • Private party facilities

    For those who want the very best in gourmet cuisine, service and presentation, the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City is proud to offer “Catering by forchetta,” the delicious, Italian restaurant located in the storefront of the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 714-5803

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