Forlini's  Italian restaurant in New York City
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Forlini's

New York
Italian Restaurant
$$$$

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Serving the “courthouse crowd” since the 1940s, this Little Italy restaurant is a bona fide institution with known for a clientele made up of recently bailed mobsters and the judges who convict them, and a ridiculously good red sauce to back it up. Feast on crab-stuffed shrimp in butter sauce, eggplant Parm, lasagna, the signature cheesecake, and variety of other Italian standards that are only second to your Nonna's.

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