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 579reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food is delicious and service is pleasant. Nov 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The quality of the dishes here is exceptional... they create miracles w/the ingredients used. And the dishes are imaginative... different f/other restaurants I've enjoyed. Nov 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nice decor, friendly waitress, good service, excellent food(although portions on the small side for me)Hostess could have smiled alittle. Nov 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pre dinner cocktails were not good - had cherry coconut and passion fruit martinis - they were strong, but not 'flavorful'. Super tart - needed some simple syrup or something. For happy hour prices, I don't expect much but for $12 I expect a thoughtfully mixed drink.Food overall was mixed, ranged from 'neutral' to 'very good', but none were memorable.Service was good - very attentive and pace was good. Nov 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Only problem was the restaurant had booked a kids birthday party. Noise level high until over. What were they thinking on sat.night. Nov 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by I've ate at Gina La Fornarina before. The past experiences were much better than this last one. Abiut half of the pizza I ordered was burnt. The hot chocolate wasn't hot. Even when asked to Make it hot, it came back just warm. But I'll still go back hoping next time will be better. Nov 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by I ordered the spaghetti with lobster and basically just plate of spaghetti. really no lobster in it and for $25.... Oct 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent place. Great location and would definitely go back! Oct 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by food was excellent. service was slow & sparse Oct 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The staff is always friendly and accommodating and friendly. The food is consistently delicious. Sitting on the sidewalk in Manhattan is a great option. Oct 18, 2014
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