Fornino Is The Ultimate Team Lunch Destination This Summer

Plentiful outdoor seating? Check. Shareable brick oven pizzas and family-style salads? Double check. Manhattan and East River views, plus a full bar? Check, check, check. Opened in 2015, Fornino’s Brooklyn Bridge Park location (the other one is in Greenpoint), beckons you and your team/out-of-town clients. With three dining areas — a patio, an indoor dining room and a sprawling rooftop — you can be confident that your whole party will be accommodated (not an easy feat come summer!).

The salad order: The “Chopped” (like an elevated version of your favorite pizzeria’s) and the seasonal watermelon feta (umami galore).

The apps order: The shrimp cocktail (trust us) and the meatballs (with tangy San Marzano tomato sauce).

The pies order: The Margarita Classica (why fix what isn’t broken!), The Calabrese (spicy!) and the Lombardi (a tower of greens and shaved parm!). Plus, all pizzas can be made gluten-free.

The beverages order: For communal drinking, they offer pitchers of beer (Brooklyn Summer Ale FTW!) and Sangria. They also have an excellent wine list and a full bar.

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    Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6
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