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!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!

Menu 12/24-12/31


Burrata e Pomodoro 21
Burrata cheese, sliced tomatoes, balsamic glaze, fresh basil
Prosciutto di Parma e Mozzarella 21
Sliced San Daniele prosciutto, mozzarella, arugula, EVOO, fresh basil
Calamari Fritti 23
Fried rings and tentacles calamari, spicy marinara sauce
Gamberi e Zucchini Fritti 23
Fried shrimps and zucchini, tartar sauce
Vitello Tonnato 25
Thinly sliced roasted veal, creamy tuna aioli, capers, cherry tomatoes
*Tartare di Tonno 25
Diced tuna, avocado, arugula
*Carpaccio di Manzo 25
Thin sliced filet mignon, arugula, radicchio, shaved parmesan, lemon dressing


Insalata Cesare 19
Romaine heart, croutons, shaved parmesan, Caesar dressing
Insalata Rucola 19
Arugula, fennel, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved parmesan, lemon dressing
Insalata Caprese 19
Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, arugula, EVOO, basil


Asparagi al Vapore – Steamed asparagus 10
Funghi Aglio e Olio – Sautéed mushrooms with garlic and oil 10
Patate al Forno – Roasted potatoes 10
Spinaci Saltati – Sautéed spinach with garlic and oil 10
Zucchini alla Griglia –
Grilled zucchini 10


Tagliatelle al Ragù 26
Homemade tagliatelle, slow cooked beef ragu, tomato sauce, shaved parmesan cheese
Tagliatelle Gamberi e Pesto Genovese 28
Homemade tagliatelle, garlic sautéed shrimps, creamy basil pesto sauce
Spaghetti alle Vongole 30
Spaghetti with clams, roasted garlic, parsley, white wine sauce, EVOO
Risotto ai Funghi Porcini 33
Risotto with garlic and oil sautéed porcini mushrooms,
shaved parmesan cheese
Ravioli all’ Aragosta 36
Homemade stuffed lobster ravioli, creamy pink sauce, chopped shrimps
Fiocchetti al Tartufo 36
Homemade stuffed truffle ravioli, creamy truffle butter sauce, shaved parmesan cheese
(add $20 for 4g freshly shaved black truffle)


Gamberi Fra Diavolo 38
Sautéed shrimps with EVOO, roasted garlic, fresh cracked pepper, red pepper flakes
Branzino al Limone 45
Roasted branzino fish filet with lemon, EVOO, garlic, fresh parsley
Spigola alla Mugnaia 54
Pan seared seabass filet (10 oz), light butter lemon sauce, capers, fresh parsley
*Costolette di Agnello Scottadito 45
Grilled lamb chops with salsa verde
*Filetto di Manzo 52
Grilled filet mignon (8 oz), sautéed garlic mushrooms, red wine demi-glace sauce
Scaloppine al Tartufo 54
Veal scaloppini with creamy truffle sauce, freshly shaved black truffle