Ristorante Forchetta, is a family-owned and operated Fine Italian Dining restaurant located in Key Biscayne. The name of the restaurant Forchetta is inspired by the Italian word for ‘’fork’’, which is the perfect gateway to enjoy a memorable culinary journey to Italy at our restaurant.

The menu is characterized by a wide range of freshly prepared authentic Italian dishes, including excellent pasta dishes, Mediterranean seafood, original Italian meat entrées, mouthwatering desserts, and not to forget, the carefully selected wine list. All fresh ingredients are either directly imported from Italy or come from local vendors.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is modern and chic, while also giving a warm and comfortable feel. The turquoise and golden elements inside the restaurant remind of the seaside of Italy, and blend in perfectly to the maritime setting of Key Biscayne, where the sea is just steps away. However, we also offer alfresco seating on the beautiful outdoor patio.


The owners, Alessandra and Raffaella Lai, manage the daily operations of the restaurant, together with the assistance of their parents Claudia and Mario Lai. The two sisters have an Italian background and are true lovers of the Italian cuisine. With the opening of Ristorante Forchetta, a dream has come true, as in the family’s household, food has always been an important part of their lives. In fact, Raffaella is a passionate, self-taught home cook, who has been cooking and baking since she has been a teenage girl. Now she is bringing her creative ideas to the kitchen of Ristorante Forchetta.

We are looking forward to making you feel at home at our beautiful restaurant Forchetta, and that we will fully satisfy your Italian food cravings.

Buon Appetito!



For extra privacy, we have a private dining room on the second floor that can be reserved for any special occasion. Therefore, Ristorante Forchetta is the perfect venue for your next private event, celebration, birthday party, anniversary, wedding, business meeting, or larger parties. Contact us by phone at (305) 361 6252 or via email at dining@ristorante-forchetta.com for more information.

Ristorante Forchetta can make any event extra special with our boutique catering service. We can create dishes, or also special menus, that are tailored to your specific wishes or needs. Upon request, we can also help in choosing accompanying beverages, as we have an extensive wine list. Please note, that prices may vary, for example, depending on the dishes/menu items you choose and the size of your party. If you are interested in our catering services, please contact us either by phone at (305) 361 6252 or via email at dining@ristorante-forchetta.com.