Fornelletto Restaurant, Atlantic City, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Fornelletto Restaurant, Atlantic City, NJ:

One Borgata Way
Atlantic City, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Southern Italian

Price:  Very Expensive

Food Quality:  3 Stars
Service:  3 Stars

Decor: 3 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating:  3 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Well prepared southern Italian dishes using fresh ingredients.

Attractive, romantic decor with a wine cellar ambiance.

Tables well spaced apart for good conversation

Acoustics in the dining area are poor

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Moderate - High

Dress:   Upscale casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent Southern Italian food with upscale, trendy ambiance

Not Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who may prefer simpler food, lower prices and less trendy ambiance.

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Grilled Veal Chop with artichoke, fig, and oyster mushroom salad, and peverada sauce: The Veal "Osso Bucco" Ravioli with port wine reduction, and Parmigiano Reggiano; and The Stuffed Mountain Trout speck, cipollini onions, Napa cabbage, potatoes, and Fontina d'Aosta.

Liquor:  Full Service Bar, extensive wine list, specialty cocktails.

Restaurant Review

Fornelletto restaurant, a fine dining restaurant located below the Borgata Casino serving well prepared Southern Italian dishes under the direction of famed Executive Chef Stephen Kalt. Chef Kalt has become known for his appearances on "Martha Stewart Living" and as the Executive Chef of Corsa Cucina, a fine dining Italian restaurant at Wynn's casino in Las Vegas.

Access to the restaurant is either by elevator or by winding stairs. Take to stairs for an extra touch of ambiance as you descend down, passing magnums of wine in wall niches around the staircase that lead into a romantic, wine cellar grotto of spacious dimly lit dining rooms linked by rock-walled passageways and alcoves.

The main dining room dining offers an unobstructed view of the layered tiers of floor-to-ceiling racks of bottled wines. The only thing separating the attractive dining room from the wine racks is a glass wall that runs the full length of the room.

Adjacent to the main dining room is is a casual bistro-like dining area near the handsome marble bar with a mirrored wall reflecting rows of bottled spirits.

The menu offers many well prepared southern Italian dishes creatively presented. The loosely organized menu lists a large variety of pizza and and pasta, seafood, and meat entrees that encourages sharing. The food is prepared with quality, fresh ingredients.

The pizza’s are well prepared with a soft, chewy crust.

The service is team style, efficient, knowledgeable, and courteous.

Fornelletto is not recommended for children.

(updated: September, 2016)

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