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Fortessa Bistro Flatware

Bistro flatware is steeped in the tradition of classic Parisian cafés, yet is perfect for contemporary settings that value quality and culture. Classic yet contemporary, this weighty, versatile flatware sets feature handsome banding, generous handles...Read More

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Bistro flatware is steeped in the tradition of classic Parisian cafés, yet is perfect for contemporary settings that value quality and culture. Classic yet contemporary, this weighty, versatile flatware sets feature handsome banding, generous handles and a radiant mirror finish.

Bistro is available either as a 5-piece plate setting or a 24-piece setting. The 5-piece setting includes a small spoon, large spoon, small fork, large fork and knife. An incredible value, the 24-piece set includes four 5-piece settings and comes with four free appetizer forks.

  • Manufacturer: Fortessa
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Care: Dishwasher safe
  • Made in Indonesia
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Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Heavy - elegant
I purchased this flatware because the weight feels good in your hand. We use it everyday, but it also looks good for more formal occasions. This flatware was a good value
February 5, 2013
Love them
Great weight and balance. After a year (and many trips thru the dishwasher) they still look new. We have not had any trouble with the knifes but do use a steak knife when called for. I just wish Sir La Table carried some serving pieces.
May 24, 2012
Disappointed with knives
The flatware looks great and has a nice weight, feel and balance, but the knives don't cut very well. They seem to saw more than cut the food. So we were disappointed
February 13, 2012
Fortessa Bistro flatware
We saw these in the store and both really liked all the pieces. We have a 40 year old set of very nice Swedish flatware. Overtime pieces have vanished, mainly teaspoons. The Swedish company still exists, but the pattern is long discontinued.

We also wanted a change of pace and Bistro fits the bill. The pieces are very well balanced, have excellent weight and a terrific hand feel.

We highly recommend this flatware to everyone.
We also like the Bistro pattern because it fits in with our overall contemporary design style
October 15, 2013
Wonderful flatware and customer service
Beautiful flatware that is heavy and well balanced in the hand. I didn't really appreciate quality flatware until I began using. It seems to elevate my dining experience. There was a problem with my order that customer service took care of immediately. This was my first shopping experience with Sur La Table and it won't be my last.
March 24, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
beautiful flatware I am very pleased with our choice
Just received my order. Love it. My family likes it as well. It's simple and sturdy and looks great. We first used Fortessa in a restaurant a couple of years ago. I liked the feel of the flatware. It had substance. I made a note of the manufacturer. When It was time to replace our flatware I searched for Fortessa and found it at sur la table.
March 28, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Gorgeous
I have finally found a flatware set that is both functional and gorgeous. I intended to use them as everyday... however I think I may save for special dinners or dinners with friends and family. The weight is perfectly balanced; and the knife cuts easily.

Great value. Thank you SLT....
January 9, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Quality & stylish elegance at an affordable price!
Concur with all the positive reviews, as we have been using our first, new set since Christmas, (two+ months), and in fact, purchased a second set to leverage the e-mailed Sur La Table coupon after the first month. We have 8 place settings now, and also purchased sets of the matching serrated knives. Look, weight, size & washing machine durability make using this flatware a foodie's delight! Best value flatware purchase in our 27.5 years of marriage. Enjoy - we sure are!
March 4, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Very, very happy!
I love my new flatware. Even my kids noticed and commented how much better they like them. You can dress them up or dress them down, very versitile, from picnics to Christmas dinner.
July 11, 2016
Purchased
5 months ago
Happy customer
Very heavy weighted, love that. They are elegant and casual both
August 18, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
 

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christmas gift
Ellen F on Dec 3, 2016
This flatware is good looking and sturdy. I needed to update my flatware and this is one my husband and I could agree on.
Elizabeth L on Nov 27, 2016
christmas gift
Ellen F on Dec 3, 2016
Bought this a year ago and love it. Nice, comfortable weight, though the knife is a bit heavy. It's fine while using it, but it easily slips off the plate in transit if just slightly tilted. One knife developed some stains on the blade right away. Otherwise, it's held up well.
Margaret B on Nov 28, 2016
This flatware is good looking and sturdy. I needed to update my flatware and this is one my husband and I could agree on.
Elizabeth L on Nov 27, 2016
contemporary styling. good value
Lorraine G on Nov 21, 2016
style
Judy D on Nov 20, 2016
wedding registry
Cindy B on Nov 18, 2016
Heavy weight
NADINE R on Nov 15, 2016
Simple but nice
Kimberly H on Nov 15, 2016
This as a great deal!
Daniel B on Nov 7, 2016
I like the style of the product, and I'm hoping that the quality is excellent when it arrives. The reviews were good.
Robert D on Oct 29, 2016
We already have this flatware and needed another 4 place settings.
Phyllis D on Oct 26, 2016
Love the look, weight, and feel of this set!
Julie M on Oct 23, 2016
The flatware is beautiful and reminds me of eating at an Italian bistro.
Suzanne S on Oct 21, 2016
I needed new flatware and had seen them in the store. They subsequently on sale and I bought 8 sets. I like the design and feel of the flatware.
WILLIAM O on Oct 6, 2016
To replace missing pieces from my set.
Pamela Z on Sep 30, 2016
Liked design. Appreciated the reviews.
ELIZABETH P on Sep 25, 2016
The bride and groom's pattern. I know they'll use it.
Marilyn A on Sep 21, 2016
Gift registry
Deborah M on Sep 12, 2016
Nice heavy forks and spoons. Good quality.
Kathleen P on Sep 6, 2016
The wedding registry process was easy and "Sur la table" have excellent cooking/ tableware products.
Holly A B on Aug 28, 2016
chose for friend's daughter's wedding
Barbara J on Aug 25, 2016
On registry
Adrienne G on Aug 17, 2016
Gift registry good value
Virginia C on Jul 30, 2016
Good weight, good feel. Got a set and tried them out and like them a lot!
Katherine S on Jul 29, 2016
Bridal shower gift
Robert S on Jun 26, 2016
ON REGISTRY
LYNN A on Jun 24, 2016
I stayed in a 5 star hotel in Charleston and they used this flatware and I loved it. So when I came home from vacation I bought it. Besides, I had lost many salad forks and teaspoons to my current set so it was time to buy a new flatware set.
Kim G on Jun 20, 2016
It was on the gift registry
ELEN P on Jun 16, 2016
I really like the weight and feel of this flatware when holding it. Very pretty and classic design.
Amy S on Jun 15, 2016
Looks simple but elegant
Patricia N on Jun 15, 2016
I like the style of the Fortessa Bistro Flatware. I purchased 12 sets.
Kathryn H on Jun 10, 2016
Wedding registry
Darcy M on Jun 7, 2016
Was on the couple's bridal registry and was within price range.
Brenda G on May 25, 2016
We have chosen this set to be our new silverware. We really like it.
Sharon J on Apr 14, 2016
sis bought me a set
Amelia D on Apr 11, 2016
I saw/used it in a restaurant in NYC and loved it.
Jennifer P on Apr 3, 2016
It was on the bride's gift registry.
Ruth P on Apr 3, 2016
like how it looks like and like reviews.
Luba S on Mar 20, 2016
Nice and heavy
cynthia D on Mar 11, 2016
Replacement
Joyce P on Mar 6, 2016
To match flatware I already own.
Susan M on Feb 29, 2016
It was an item on her registry
Can you please not it complete on her registry.
thank you
Tracy A on Feb 24, 2016
Beautiful, classic, great heft and feel -- washes up beautifully without tarnishing, spotting.
Gary R on Feb 19, 2016
Used everyday.
Nancy L on Feb 15, 2016
Nice weight - not too heavy - nice quality
Karen K on Feb 6, 2016
I am adding to additional place settings to my existing flatware.
Jana L on Feb 5, 2016
I noticed at the Ritz Carlton they use Fortessa Flatware. I was impressed with the elegant style.
Janine F on Feb 1, 2016
This is one of the items the bride and groom had on their wedding registery
Yvonne B on Jan 20, 2016
Classic style
Sarah S on Jan 2, 2016
It was a request for Christmas
Laury A on Dec 1, 2015
Bought this a year ago and love it. Nice, comfortable weight, though the knife is a bit heavy. It's fine while using it, but it easily slips off the plate in transit if just slightly tilted. One knife developed some stains on the blade right away. Otherwise, it's held up well.
Margaret B on Nov 28, 2016
contemporary styling. good value
Lorraine G on Nov 21, 2016
Composition?

Is this flatware 18/10 stainless steel? Many of the other designs by this manufacturer specify the stainless steel content but this one does not.
A shopper on Feb 19, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Actually the Sur la Table site as of 10/15/13 does list it as 18/10.I cannot recommend these highly enough
Is there a matching Fortess Bistro hostess or serving set?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2011
BEST ANSWER: This is a classically beautiful set. Unfortunately we do not carry the serving pieces for this design. We do carry the Fortessa Grand City Serving pieces that are very neutral and go well with most of Fortessa's Flatware.
Will Bistro Cafe stack easily in my flatware tray?
Or are the pieces too thick?
Donna P on Sep 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Well, there is a difference between "easily" and "neatly". The flatware doesn't nest like other models, I started out trying to make everything line up nicely, but have mostly given up (my husband shares the dishes duty and there's no way he would do it, I'm just happy he gets them into the right sections....). I hope this helps, and we really like using the flatware, and have received compliments from dinner guests.
Has Fortessa brought in the serving pieces yet for the Bistro line?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2015
I just ordered and received the Forttessa Bistro sets (24) I received 6 pieces ea place setting. There is a small fork which I do not see shown and was wondering what this fork is for? I'm extremely pleased with the quality and beauty of this flateware.
Carol W on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have had this flatware for several months and have been very pleased with the quality and appearance. I have those little forks as well. I use them for appetizers.
I'd like to purchase some soup spoons and knives without buying the whole set. Is this possible?
Jennifer H on Mar 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We don't sell these pieces individually.
Does this style scratch easily, if at all?
Heather P on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Heather,
My husband and I have not noticed any scratches at all! This is absolutely LOVELY flatware. It is gorgeous, it's the perfect weight and looks just as beautiful as the day that I first loaded it into the dishwasher! I had spent a long, obsessive time looking for flatware, and I'm so glad that this was available!
 

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