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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

Highlights

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 547reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was great. The specials were delicious. Service was a bit slow, but not obnoxiously so. They were fairly busy, but we were seated immediately. They do not take reservations for a group of less than 6. Sep 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food was delicious , service was good, a little noisy but it was a Saturday evening and had a nice sized crowd. Sep 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good food. Sat outside watching the NY scene. Sep 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by The dishes we picked this time were not as good. They did not have my favourite special. Sep 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful food, great selection, stall attentive and knows the menu. Sep 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice menu selections , friendly service. Aug 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Because when they my credit card they put to much tip and I told them I will pay cash tip Aug 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The hostess was very helpful using coupon Aug 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 3 of us ordered spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs seemed to be quite old considering how dry and hard they were. The portion was also pretty small. The bread before the meal was blah and the olive oil to dip in wasn't that great. The price came to $72 before taxes and the gratuity they added on, so even with the gift certificate, I still ended up spending $70 dollars, so it wasn't a good deal at all! Aug 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great atmosphere, amazing food, good service. Aug 17, 2014
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