An Early Look at La Forchetta


La Forchetta owner Hakan Ilhan says he’s counting on the selection of sandwiches to draw in the weekday lunch crowd. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Donna chose to serve this gooey lasagnette over a casserole-style lasagna because, he says, it’s less rich. “It’s still pretty rich though,” admits the chef. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Roberto Donna cooks in the open kitchen. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Panette Giuseppe prepares a pizza. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Modern-day Milan was the design inspiration. “Red is more Spanish, orange is more Italy,” explains Ilhan. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Though Ilhan says La Forchetta is as much a trattoria as a pizzeria, the enormous wood-burning pizza oven is definitely the focal point. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Most Popular

More from News & Politics