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Restaurant La Forca

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Frankestraat 19, 2011HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
0031 23 5322 500
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Italian food recommended by my Italian friend.

Although the restaurant was fully booked, we got a table anyhow. This was because of my friend being Italian and knowing the owner; and the owner being an extremely nice person! It turned out to be an excellent evening. The food is excellent, waiting staff are professional and knowledgeable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Camilla H
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St Julians, Malta
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
St Julians, Malta
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Although the restaurant was fully booked, we got a table anyhow. This was because of my friend being Italian and knowing the owner; and the owner being an extremely nice person! It turned out to be an excellent evening. The food is excellent, waiting staff are professional and knowledgeable - speaking Italian, Dutch and English - and explaining the menu... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I have seen the other reviews and yes the service is "relaxed" but I was on holiday so for me and the family/ kids it didn't matter. Kids went for pizza and this was good and done well. Not fancy but that is what you want for the kids. Adults 6 of us - went for various different things -... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have been here numerous times. Don't be in a hurry, the service is not the fastest. But on the other hand the dishes are great traditional Italian food at its best. Combination with the lovely wines is great. The atmoshere is great and since the renovation two years ago lives up to the quality of the cuisine.

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Bonaire
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant about 7:30 and they were busy, so we didn't expect a fast meal. There were only two servers; one was sauntering around from table to table chatting up the customers, and the other was running around frantically trying to get the food out. We waited twenty minutes to get a wine menu and another 15... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Last year we went there for Restaurant week and the place was great, perfect food and service. So we thought we'd try again this year. Certainly not the same. I would think the food that is offered for Restaurant week would be exceptional in order to get clients to return. The food was average, nothing special, some sort of sausage... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We absolutely LOVED this restaurant! The food (especially the risotto) was a delight. We went twice in 3 days because it was soooo good. The service was perfect, the waiter was very very nice to us. The place is cute and clean. I would go back to Haarlem just to eat that risotto again!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Marvellous Food "Panzerotti Pugliesi, Animlle etc."; Excellent Service; Top Quality ingredients; Family friendly; Cool; Great service

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Stuck living in a hotel for the last 2 weeks, I've dined here 4 times. Wonderful service, fresh and delicious food, I love this place.

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Sittard, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
455 helpful votes 455 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We had a great evening in this restaurant dining with friends, the young staff was very friendly though not super knowledgeable nor very professional, but adequate. The wine was fine, the food was certainly acceptable.

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UK
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I visited here with colleagues of all nationalities. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and you leave smiling. My Italian colleagues are even prepared to eat here, which cannot be said of other Italian restaurants in Haarlem! Food is freshly cooked, so do not expect a fast meal. Just expect food of the highest quality, well presented and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frankestraat 19, 2011HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 0031 23 5322 500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?