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La Fortezza

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675 Barnsley road | Newmillerdam, Wakefield, England
01924 242266
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 10
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Meal

Just enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal with family for a birthday celebration. Food was excellent and so was the service. We've visited this lovely place several times now and it's never failed. Would definitely recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
purdie70
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Just enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal with family for a birthday celebration. Food was excellent and so was the service. We've visited this lovely place several times now and it's never failed. Would definitely recommend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Overrated is the word that springs to mind when I think of this restaurant. I went with my wife for her birthday and we were extremely excited as our friends had said it was decent when they went. We had a terribly over priced garlic mushroom starter which took half an hour and was extremely cold. Our waitress got our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Was really looking forward to what I thought was a hidden gem... French fries were actually frozen fat chips, may not seem much to some people but it's all part of an Italian experience... The steak although was a quality cut was not put into a hot pan so it didn't chargrill on the outside, the salad that accompanied was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Blink and you'll miss it! Lovely little Italian restaurant on the banks of newmillerdam.. Portion sizes were more than adequate and staff were friendly. Cosy atmosphere. Wine list was limited and was forced to choose the most expensive bottle on the menu.. Oh strewth!!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Came here for my birthday, having wanted to visit for ages. I was so very disappointed. The staff did not care at all. After the initial drink we were not offered again and the two waitresses were stood giggling at the bar most of the time we were there. The food was far below average. My cod ravioli 'special' starter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my husband have been told by various people to come here and tonight we popped in on an off chance and it was beautiful, really romantic, staff gave fab service and food was lovely. We will certainly come back and can't wait too.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place is over rated due the location, which is lovely. By New-miller dam. We had made a reservation and upon arrival we were the only in there! We were given a choice of seats, which was nice. We weren't asked if we wanted our jackets hanging up until we had removed them at the table. It's a small, snug,... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

La Fortezza looked welcoming from the outside. Inside the staff were attentive and the atmosphere was cosy due to the small size of the room. Drinks orders were taken and brought to the table in good time. Food order was delivered well timed and excellently cooked. Cant fault this small gem of a little restaurant. And a good birthday was... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went with family for a birthday meal, restaurant was full, very tight, virtually sat on top of the couple next to us. Took far too long for our drinks order to be taken, and when pouring the wine the waitress poured it like a gunslinger, which when you see the price of the food you'd expect a little better service.... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lovely little restaurant next to New Miller Dam, service, food, atmosphere and location all perfect for a nice meal out. Would defiantly eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 675 Barnsley road | Newmillerdam, Wakefield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: 01924 242266

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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