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455 Main Street, Newcastle, CA 95658
916 663 1338
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious and great service!

My husband and I were tired from all day travel and was just wanting take out pizza. Used my trip advisor app and found this gem of a place! Had a great glass of house chianti while waiting on pizza which was ready in no time. Some of the best pizza I've ever had and really wish had time to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Jill H
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I were tired from all day travel and was just wanting take out pizza. Used my trip advisor app and found this gem of a place! Had a great glass of house chianti while waiting on pizza which was ready in no time. Some of the best pizza I've ever had and really wish had time to... More 

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Newcastle, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

So many pizza places try to make pizza in our country but these guys are the only ones that nail it. Taste just like Italy. They import their ingredients. They are all great but the 4 cheese is ALWAYS a favorite among everybody.

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Rialto, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I visited the area to attend my 50th class reunion. I knew the fruit sheds where my family delivered pears had been developed into shops. La Fornaretta is a wonderful addition! Our meals were excellent!

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Auburn
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Well the bar has just been raised and now I think we will compare all of our dining experiences with La Fornaretta. My husband and I both ordered the special Tutto Mare, which was clams mussels calamari and scallops with sliced garlic over linguini in a really good seafood broth. Their flatbread is to die for and we used it... More 

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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Some say it's cramped but I say it's cozy. The food is authentic Sicilian and our waiter was from France with the accent and all. The chef is from a very popular restaurant in Sacramento. It was like taking a trip to Europe for the evening. Truly amazing experience, highly recommend for everything from special family dinners to a blind... More 

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Rocklin, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a restaurant that was originally referred to me by my Sicilian hygienist. I asked where she went for good Italian and she said she doesn't go out much because she makes great Sicilian food but this is where she goes when she doesn't want to cook. Last night was the 5th time I have eaten there and it... More 

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Newcastle, california, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I really love this place for a few reasons: 1) it is less than 5 miles from our house so it gives us a chance to support local business in our small little town; 2) they have consistently great food and service; 3) fresh HOT bread :) I have never reviewed this place, but after going there... More 

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Roseville CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our second visit and it will not be our last. This time we brought friends along to enjoy the authentic Italian food and the friendly attentive service. Great food, good wine and a great time. Highly recommend this little out of the way dining experience.

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Meadow Vista, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were in Newcastle for a small community festival. We followed out noses to this place. Lunch & dinner menus are very similar. Lunch has sandwiches in addition to the constant Pizza & Pasta, dinner has "specialties" accompanying the Pizza & Pasta. We split the Smoked Salmon sandwich & a La Fornaretta Pizza with pepperoni, artichokes, anchovies, & green onion.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place is so good. We have been many times. Everything is delicious, but my family and I absolutely love the pizza. Our fave is the Alaskan: smoked salmon and capers...so good. Please visit this gem when you travel through because we want it to stay around forever!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 455 Main Street, Newcastle, CA 95658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: 916 663 1338

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?