Gina La Fornarina

279 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 595-6900
Cuisine: Italian
Price: $$$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Atmosphere Family / Children, Outdoor Dining, Romantic
  • Bar Full Bar, Micro Brews, Wines, Beer
  • Special Needs Child Menu, Organic Menu Items, Booster/High Chairs
  • Attire Casual
  • Parking Availability Street
  • Banquet Facilities 10 - 20 People
  • Reservation Information Suggested
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa


It all started with the love for Pizza and Art! Paola inherited the love for great pizza from her father Gino and named the restaurant in his honor; then combined it with one of her favorite paintings from Raphael's La Fornarina which means the bakers daughter! Father & Daughter used to go on culinary trips to Naples and Rome (the Eternal City is the style of Pizza in Gina: Thin and Crispy!) and eat pizza every day. Then Paolas American Dream became a reality: she finally got to New York , and during her first Job in the city, became great friends with a wonderful Pizzaiolo, Ciro, who invented the crispy and thin focaccia that everybody enjoys in Amaranth, and in many more versions, at Gina La Fornarina! Try our Focaccia Gina or Focaccia Brunch and you will understand how this type of Focaccia became an instant hit and an absolute new culinary obsession for Paola! Paola is also the designer of Gina la Fornarina, since her love for the arts, made her study architecture in Milan, Italy.

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 498reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by The food was great but ambience was fair. Service was slpw and restaurant was too noisy with tight seating. Jul 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Delicious pizzas, amazing pasta, fabulous sangria and outrageous desserts! Jul 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The waitress was very nice and accommodating. I wasn't sure about the salad we ordered, but she said we could return it if we didn't like it. Jul 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The restaurant is very bright due to the large windows and sunlight. Nice outdoor seating. Friendly wait staff. Jul 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was delicious. Room is small but charming. Menu consists of mostly pastas and pizzas, but there are some chicken, steak and fish dishes on the regular menu and the evening specials included even more to choose from. Jul 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by love the atmosphere and food. Jul 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by food is good, but a little pricey for what it is. Jul 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The food was good and the restaurant adorable Jul 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by For the exceptionally high price the food was unremarkable. Our waitress was pleasant enough but it was busy and we had to ask for items sometimes several times before they were on the table. Jul 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My husband and I ordered dinners from the specials menu. He had fresh crab ravioli w/shrimp and I had veal saltambocco w/fresh brussel sprouts, asparagus and tomatoes. Both meals were fabulous.The restaurant is small and quaint. The service was great, too! I highly recommend Gina Farnarina. We had a wonderful experience. Jul 3, 2014
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