Buon Appetito!

Akiva Ofshtein - Owner & Restaurateur

Forno Rosso was an idea born in 2013, to bring authentic Neapolitan recipes to downtown Brooklyn, to capture the Campania region's essence.  Chef Roberto Petrosini makes authentic Neapolitan food attainable in Forno Rosso, a temporary teleportation to Naples. Chef Petrosini, born and raised there, has authenticity running through his blood; genetically, spiritually, educationally passed on to him from his Nonna. When he cooks, he cannot make it any other way but the right way, and never compromises on ingredients, authenticity and technique. Our food, born from the love and the need to create it, has been passed along for generations into this current space and time, where for a brief moment, you eat and feel like you are enjoying your meal on Via Francesco Caracciolo.

When I visited Italy many years ago, one of my most memorable food experiences occurred in Naples, Capri, and Amalfi. The mouth watering tangy Neapolitan pizza from those wood burning brick ovens, the Tyrrhenian Sea fresh caught seafood, the hand-made al dente pastas, have been seared into my mind and palate. Being a Brooklynite since 1973, I figured I could find similar fare somewhere in NYC, but no matter where I ate, it was never quite right.​