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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Excellent food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2012
Richard S
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Wollongong, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
457 helpful votes 457 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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

The ambience of this place is cozy. It is centrally located near the main shopping district. I had the risotto whic was gluey. My colleagues had the steak and were pleased with it. The service was good. The food was just ok for the value. No menu in English is available but the server graciously explained the me u for... 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, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?