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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    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
Best Italian in town

I've come to La Forca for 16 years and Guisepe never disappoints! Fantastic food, great ambiance and the most friendly service. The staff go out of their way to please. Best place in town for a lovely afternoon for lunch or evening for dinner!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sally D
via mobile
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've come to La Forca for 16 years and Guisepe never disappoints! Fantastic food, great ambiance and the most friendly service. The staff go out of their way to please. Best place in town for a lovely afternoon for lunch or evening for dinner!

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Thank Sally D
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I know service sometimes suffer when you visit as a large group but we were very well looked after all evening We had a 5 course tasting menu which took us through lots of Italian delicacies in nice manageable quantities with nice wine suggested too Would highly recommend to anyone

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Thank Monkey_brains82
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Nice real italian food and wines. Place was crowded and it was really hot inside, no ventialtion at all!! Staff was working hard to satisfy their guests and it worked out pretty well!

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Thank GilbertodelPinto
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good food and service in a very cosy atmosphere. Authentic italian food and great wine. Always a pleasure to visit.

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Thank Jerien W
Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For all Italian food lovers, this is the right address to visit. Authentic dishes accompanied with the best wine of Italy complete a taste full experience. A good mix of modern interior and cosiness creates a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. Especially in winter, when the fireplace is seducing you to stay a bit longer, enjoying a nice glass of... More 

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Thank Maartje1923
Washington
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Apparently there are two brothers that own this restaurant. One the chef, the other a pompous brother waiter who runs people off. See other negative review. He would not get a job in a top rated Italian restaurant. We did not feel welcome, talked down to, we travel a great deal and eat out, a shame as the food is... More 

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Thank tomriggs
Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Very nice and cozy restaurant, run by 2 italian brother, one is the chef and the other is the waiter. Food is excellent, well presented, waiters present each plate with real passion for what they are doing! Really a great dinner! Must repeat!

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Thank Daniel L
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

I have heard lot of good comments about this place, so finally we went here. I had as main course swordfish and it was so delicious, wines served was excellent as well. Service was bit slow otherwise my rating would have been 5 stars. Another point of attention is that fries, salad etc. are all extra costs which makes it... More 

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Thank Riitta_2013
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We were sightseeing in Haarlem and chose a restaurant from a local guide. It was closing that day, but the Dutch owner kindly recommended an italian restaurant where he goes to eat. Both the food and service from the charming helpful waiter were excellent. The Italian food was on par with a good restaurant in Italy.We were delighted and hope... More 

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Thank suzanneitaly
Paris, France
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175 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The restaurant is warm and welcoming. The Italian chef produces delicious food, paying great attention to the quality of the ingredients. Not being a big eater, I thought it safe to choose two starters. I choose grilled octopus accompanied by grilled vegetables, followed by a tartare of beef with truffle. Both dishes were absolutely delicious and very generous. My husband... 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: Romantic, Business meetings
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?