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La Fornaretta

455 Main Street, Newcastle, CA 95658
916 663 1338
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Ranked #1 of 8 restaurants in Newcastle
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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22 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Newcastle, california, USA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Small, cozy, friendly, with personalized service. Authentic Sicilian food. Pizzas are unique and amazing!! Make reservations or you won't get in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Amazing food great service! Delicious!! Everything is fresh and Home Made. Reminds me eating at my grandma's and were Scilian. Nummmm......

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Auburn, CA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

AWESOME! I was looking for a place to dine near Penryn and a co-worker mentioned this restaurant. She hadn't eaten there but said it "smelled good". So I did a search for an Italian restaurant in Newcastle and La Fornaretta came up. Yelp rating was high as was Yahoo!! I was VERY happy. The restaurant is quaint, built into part... More

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Auburn, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

La Fornaretta is the type of place you hope to find, the kind of restaurant you can easily make "our place" because of its warmth, accessibility and overall goodness. Friendly staff, attentive service and the food... authentic and delicious. The wine pours are generous and the house chianti is excellent and reasonable. The core menu is solid - good food,... More

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Lincoln, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

What a great Italian restaurant! We have tried many eateries in western Placer County and none of them measure up to this one. A very small, but quaint establishment in old town Newcastle. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner in a very friendly but professional manner. We hardly sat down when water was served and shortly thereafter a... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This out-of-the-way Italian gem is located in the heart of old Newcastle. Its tucked away into the old weights and measure building in old town. The restaurant is very charming, if not small and intimate. Have been here many times, last time took my daughter here before the daddy-daughter dance and the waiter was so nice. He fawned over us... More

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