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La Finestra Ristorante

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100 Lafayette Circle, Suite 101 (at Mount Diablo Blvd.), Lafayette, CA 94549
925.284.5282
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth looking hard for this restaurant

La Finestra is in an odd location in Lafayette, CA. It is on the ground floor of a nondescript office building at the back of a too small parking lot way off the main street. But you should make the effort to find it. You will be rewarded by an excellent wine list, especially the reds, and well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
davegeorge7
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Lafayette, California
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Concord, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a early dinner and were greeted warmly, immediately made to feel welcome. Our service throughout the dinner was excellent without being intrusive. The bread was baked for my friend and me, and was tasty and crusty. I ordered the seafood risotto dish and it was outstanding, my friend ordered Italian meatloaf and it was also very good. A... More 

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Martinez, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my top five in the San Francisco Bay Area. My wife and I have been dinning here for many years and the quality has been excellent every time we visit. They are now serving brunch and the menu is superb, not the run of the mill in any way. Of course the lunch and dinner menu... More 

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Thank John L
Concord, California
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Beautiful, formal setting and great food and wine selection. We often go here for our anniversary or when friends are in town. Make reservations on weekends. We especially enjoyed our time here with friends last New Year's Eve.

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Thank Sojourner_mom
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went here for dinner for my birthday. Have been here before, and it has always been the best. Had the shrimp with cheese ravioli which was delicious, and my husband had the lamb shank which he gets every time we come here and he loved it. There is an extensive wine list and the food choices are great. We highly... More 

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Thank medtech2
Lafayette, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

La Finestra is in an odd location in Lafayette, CA. It is on the ground floor of a nondescript office building at the back of a too small parking lot way off the main street. But you should make the effort to find it. You will be rewarded by an excellent wine list, especially the reds, and well prepared nouveau... More 

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Thank davegeorge7
Albany, NY
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214 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My wife and I joined seven other friends for a sort of reunion dinner at this quaint comfortable and just a bit out-of-the-way restaurant. Let me explain o-ot-w. Located right in the heart of downtown Lafayette, La Finestra is a couple of blocks off of the main street and is nested in amongst an residential area dominated byu large surrounding... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had lunch on a weekday, I had the special which was lemon Sole. Fish tasted and looked liked it had been re-heated and was overcooked, basically very poor, the accompanying spinach was ok as was the sauce. Probably the worst lemon Sole dish I've ever had... My wife had a pork chop which was again over cooked and dry.... More 

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Orinda, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Interesting menu with a wide variety of choices. The wine list is extensive and not too expensive. Monday is 'no corkage' day so bring your own. The online coupon is silly but it will save you at most $8.

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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The food is average, and one could argue a bit below average for Italian cuisine. However, the staff are very warm, and provide top rate service to their clientele!

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1 Thank KateCharlie
San Jose, CA
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I suppose someone might quibble that this isn't authentic Italian food, but it is genuinely delicious. The ambiance is quite nice, too, especially if the weather is good enough to let you eat outdoors. I chose the lasagna specifically because it wasn't made in the traditional way. The light tomato sauce and beef/sausage mixture were excellent. I was not layered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Lafayette Circle, Suite 101 (at Mount Diablo Blvd.), Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 925.284.5282

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?