Sunday is a day when I have traditionally discovered that many of my go-to eateries tend to be closed. While those restaurants are enjoying their day of rest, it gives me the opportunity to explore Fort Worth and if I am lucky, come upon a new or “new to me” spot that I can add to my rotation.
This past weekend, I went out on an trek west out of downtown on Camp Bowie and spotted Fortuna on the south side of the road. Since the sign said “open,” I decided to stop in for a to sample their offerings.
I was immediately greeted by a hostess, seated and within a few minutes, I had my drink and a basket of warm bread accompanied by a ramekin of delicious olive oil infused with balsamic vinegar, peppers, oregano and garlic.
Fortuna’s atmosphere is best described as “cozy,” featuring subdued lighting, maroon tablecloths and murals of Italy on its walls.
I ordered the lasagna — my go-to dish on any initial visit to an Italian restaurant — and was very pleased with my choice. The layers of perfectly cooked noodles were filled with seasoned ground beef and topped with a red sauce with a hint of basil and a more than generous amount of cheese. Lots of cheese. Cheese lovers will love this lasagna.
They’ll love the price: only $10.95.
The same moderate pricing applies to all the traditional fare served at Fortuna including chicken parmesan, pizza, subs and linguine and clams with red or white sauce.
I guess you could say that the “goddess of fortune” was on my side as I enjoyed a delicious, inexpensive Sunday dinner when other options were at a minimum.
Fortuna also has a great wine selection for those who want to stay in good grace with Dionysus.
Fortuna is open 7 days a week from 11 AM to 10 PM.
5837 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Tx 76107
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