Venue Info

Known For

Italian

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.

Forlini's  Italian restaurant in New York City
New York

Forlini's

Cole Saladino/Thrillist

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.