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230 N. College Street

Charlotte, NC 28202


forchetta (forˈket.ta), an Italian Kitchen with exquisite, handcrafted pasta dishes, opened its doors on North College Street in Charlotte in late June 2019. The newly renovated space features a private dining room, remodeled dining and bar areas, and a luxurious wine display. The restaurant boasts a sophisticated, modern atmosphere with all-day dining options, an extensive wine list, and daily specials to match. Intrigue your culinary senses with our authentic Italian menu. Each dish is handcrafted, many straight from the streets of Naples, Italy. Chef Luca Annunziata has more than with 20 years’ experience in hospitality, learning his culinary talents at a young age growing up in Naples, Italy. He has been a recipient of many awards, including the esteemed Zagat Platinum Award for Excellence. Complimentary self-parking is offered to those dining in the establishment.

$35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

Antipasti (choice of one)

Vongole - Clams, Sweet Italian Sausage, Escarole, Fried Hash Browns

Calamari Famosi - Infamous Fried Calamari, Jalapeño Honey Citrus Butter

Elk Meatballs - Saffron Aurora Sauce, Ricotta Salata, Pine Nuts

Gnocchi Siciliana - Pomodoro, Eggplant, Smoked Mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano

Polpo alla Griglia - Octopus, Grilled Peaches, Cannellini Beans, Celery Leaves, Sherry Emulsion

Insalata Romana - Grilled Romaine, Croutons, Caesar Dressing, Baked Parmesan Crisp, Anchovies

Panzanella - Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes, Toasted Bread, Red Onion, Siano Stracciatella Cheese, EVOO, Fresh Herbs, Crispy Capers

Secondi (choice of one)

All pastas are made fresh in-house. Ask your server for gluten-free pasta options.

Agnello - Grilled Lamb T-Bone, Roasted Cipollini Onions, Broccoli Rabe, Sun-Dried Tomato Demi-Glaze

Anatra (GF) - Seared Duck Breast, Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar, Farro Risotto, Wilted Spinach, Cherry Emulsion

Veal Osso Buco - Braised Veal Shank, Baby Carrots, Polenta Fries, Braising Sauce

Branzino Livornese - Italian Seabass, Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, Olives, Potatoes, Green Beans, Grilled Bread

Pappardelle - Rabbit Genovese, Shaved Pecorino Romano, Truffle Oil

Squid Ink Fettucine - Lobster, Asparagus Cream Sauce, Toasted Breadcrumbs

Casarecce Carbonara - Caramelized Onion, Pancetta, Black Pepper, Egg Cream Sauce, Pecorino Romano

Bistecca ($10 supplement) - CAB 14 oz. Grilled Bone-In New York Strip Steak, Urban Farm Mushroom Ragu, Grilled Asparagus, Onion Rings, Barolo Red Wine Reduction

Dessert (choice of one)

Tiramisu - Espresso Soaked Ladyfingers, House-Made Mascarpone Cream, Cocoa Powder

Flourless Chocolate Cake (GF) - Rich, Dense Chocolate Cake, Bacon Brittle, Peanut Butter Biscotti

Chocolate Risotto - Creamy, Chocolatey, Decadent: Our Take on Rice Pudding, Served with Sugar-Dusted Puff Pastry Twists

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