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Restaurant La Forca

Frankestraat 19, 2011HT Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
0031 23 5322 500
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Ranked #41 of 179 Restaurants in Haarlem
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centrum
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75% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 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
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3 reviews 3 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
121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
454 helpful votes 454 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Ghent, Belgium
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on the tripadviser reviews and were not disappointed. The service was excellent, the waiter was putting a lot of energy in having good conversations and explaining very lively the suggestions of the day. Food was nice and according to the standards you can expect in Italy, wines were nice as well.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Food, service, atmosphere all make this one of the best dining experiences in Haarlem. The standard menu is chock full of great Italian fare but the real excitement comes with the special menu (blackboard menu) that changes daily or weekly. From the freshest burrata to special pastas to truffle coated bisecta, each dish true to its special flavor and made... More

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We ate at La Forca for 'Vegetarian Restaurant Week' last night for the first time so we had a set menu. The place is very cozy and intimate, and the food was really delicious. Lots of attention to details from the chef by using different veggies and knowing how to present them. I was pleased to see that it was... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

A boutique restaurant than specialises in custom menu choices. The blackboard menu is a delight, if not just to hear the delicious waitress pronouncing Italian dishes with her Dutch accent. I would eat here just to hear her... The ala carte menu was also good with some standard choices if the blackboard was a little too adventurous. It is a... More

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

This place is seen as one of the better restaurants in Haarlem. And I love traditional Italian food. We came in a little late, around 9 pm and we had the feeling that the waitress could not get over that. Ok, let's try the carpaccio and the bruschette! What can go wrong? Well the oil used on the bruschette was... More

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