New Chef, New Menu for Jenkintown’s Forcella

Jose and Jennifer Vargas of Leila’s Bistro in Jenkintown  created a sophisticated yet comfortable sequel when they opened Forcella, serving authentic Italian cuisine, in downtown Jenkintown earlier this year. Recently, the BYOB has made some changes with chef Anthony Pasceri taking over the kitchen and adding a new seasonal menu.

Pasceri, formerly of Modo Mio and Popolino, has been on the Philadelphia restaurant scene for over 10 years. At his new home in Jenkintown, he will be serving house-made classic Italian pastas, breads, desserts and more.

The four-course prix fixe menu is $45 per person with multiple options for each course.


Poached Egg and Sausage complemented with an Orange Cream and Consume

Marsala Braised Shrimp with Burrata, Spicy Orange and Artichokes

Meatballs with Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto

Insalata di Popo
Red Wine Braised Octopus with Potatoes and Olives


Lagane E. Ciccitari
Wide Pasta, Chickpeas, oil and garlic

Ricotta Dumplings, Crab, Pistachios, Creamy Tomato Sauce

Capellacci Di Zucca
Tortellini filled with Roasted Squash, Toasted Seeds and Sage Brown Butter

Bucatini All amatriciana
Long Strand Pasta, Pancetta and Spicy Tomato Sauce


Fish of the Day

Manzo Costatine
Boneless Short Ribs in a Demi Glaze

Tomato Braised Eggplant with Ricotta and Crispy Bread

Lonza di Maiale
Pork Loin with Mushroom Cream and Polenta Cake

Homemade, authentic Italian desserts serve as the fourth course

Forcella is located at 310 Old York Road in Jenkintown. Their hours run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m on Tuesday-Saturday. Call to make reservations at (267) 400-6155.