A Neapolitan pizza place originally located in Williamsburg, Forcella opened an outpost in NoHo on Bowery just last year. I was mixed after trying the Williamsburg location, but still wanted to stop by the new Bowery location for a taste. I wasn't disappointed and my eating compadre and I enjoyed our meal at the Bowery location.
|Forcella's great store front on Bowery|
|Big pizza oven|
|Tall bar tables in the front and regular tables in the back - your choice!|
My dining compadre and I were kind of in a shock, as KGBdeal is a legit site (I've purchased and used deals from them successful before!) and why must any mention of Police be brought in? Right away, everyone feels uncomfortable, as if the manager is insinuating that we have done something wrong. Shouldn't this be between KGBdeals, Forcella, and the Police (if need be)?
**So the couple kept saying how disappointed they were and how they had been looking forward to trying Forcella's pizza. As they continued to express their disappointment, the manager suddenly EXPLODES in anger and screams at the couple that why should Forcella be responsible for this deal? Why should they have to take a loss and provide a free meal because of a fake coupon? Etc etc... The couple respond back that the manager shouldn't take that kind of tone with them yet the manager continues to yell back. On and on and on...the manager is now bickering with the customer.
**Mind you, the couple didn't even look ready to leave yet and were just saying how disappointed they were. They ask for the check for their drinks already on the table and the manager rudely spits out "No check you can go". After they leave, the manager is clearing their table then he turns to us to complain about how rude the couple were and that it was not Forcella's fault. Can someone please tell me, why is a restaurant manager complaining to us about other customers, especially since the couple didn't do anything wrong? Suddenly I feel ashamed to even mention that I also have the coupon!
Forcella - not only has your manager ruined the experience for the couple next to us, but you have also lost another customer in me, as well as ALL my friends.
Honestly, a quick comp of their drinks and they would have gladly stayed and paid full price for their meal. You may have found another future loyal customer and kept me as well. That is called hospitality.
Ughhh, thinking back I just feel sick about my experience. My eating compadre and I were pretty much antsy to get out of Forcella after that situation. I'll just post quickly about the rest of my meal in case you are desperate enough to try Forcella for yourself (and yes, I will be mightily disappointed in you if you do!).
We started with a carafe of house red wine (enough for 3-4 glasses) and the Burrata cheese appetizer. The Burrata cheese was served with tomatoes, super fresh basil, and some balsamic vinegar. This was excellent and should go you, definitely get this. We quickly devoured it and enjoyed every bite of it.
|Carafe of red wine - comes full!|
|Burrata appetizer - half eaten as I couldn't help eating first, pic second hehe|
|Spicy sausage, mushroom, and truffle oil special of the day|
|Cherry tomatoes, basil, and smoked mozz|
|Montanara which is half friend half baked margharita pizza|
|Arugula, basil, prosciutto, mozz|
**Although Forcella had great Burrata and pizzas, I can not in good faith recommend this to anyone. I am still in shock regarding the rudeness of the manager. Not only did he speak in an extremely rude and combative tone to a fellow diner (and raised his voice to a customer nonetheless), but he also complained to us right afterwards about the other customers. How rude! If this is the way management works, then clearly they do not want to keep their customers nor want to create a positive dining environment.
Piggy says NO!
Thanks for reading - Piggy KK