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La Fornaretta

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455 Main Street, Newcastle, CA 95658
916 663 1338
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Favorite Local Eatery

Just plain delicious. I love Eggplant Parmigiana. But many restaurants over bread and over fry it. Not La Fornaretta. It is perfection. With lots of cheese and the freshest, tastiest tomato sauce around. I have had their pesto ravioli too - excellent. But whenever I go there it is the Eggplant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Janet P
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California
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California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Just plain delicious. I love Eggplant Parmigiana. But many restaurants over bread and over fry it. Not La Fornaretta. It is perfection. With lots of cheese and the freshest, tastiest tomato sauce around. I have had their pesto ravioli too - excellent. But whenever I go there it is the Eggplant Parmagiana that I always order.

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Thank Janet P
Auburn, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Nothing great here. OK, but so many other places in the area are GREAT that I'd make a point of skipping this one. Service was slow, staff was verbally quite critical of other area restaurants, and the food was nothing to write home about.

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Thank HORTI215
Modesto, California
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200 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

In quiet Newcastle, a Sierra foothill town, is an excellent Italian restaurant in the Newcastle Packing Sheds area. Came here for dinner with friends on a quiet weekday evening. We all ordered different entrees: chicken, fish, tortellini with pesto sauce, and linguini with clams. Service is friendly, quick; food is delicious and fresh. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Thank MGN777
Penn Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My friends from Washington had visited here a few years ago and really liked their pizza. It has attentive friendly Servers..i enjoyed the dinner salad with heirloom tomatoes and local grown veggies..their pizza sizes..generous..a small will feed 2 easily with a salad..their medium is a Large anywhere else..i suggest going on line to see the menu. Next time i will... More 

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Thank LWWJUDY
Garden Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Went for dinner on a Thursday evening with my wife and a few friends. We had a reservation for 18:30 and were seated just about exactly on time. Since this was my first time here I did not know just what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. The City of Newcastle is a very small town just west of Auburn... More 

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Thank LelandSisk
Lincoln, California
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154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Hands down. This place has the best pizza in the area... closest to a solid pizza from San Francisco.. They have lots of combinations..... lots of options.... I would stick with pizza when you check this place out... Service is friendly and the atmosphere is fine.. It is pretty kid friendly as well..

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Thank Will G
California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have never had a bad meal at La Fornaretta. But then no matter how hard I try to change my order I always get the Eggplant Parmesan. The tomato sauce has fresh, sweet taste. The eggplant is light and the cheese is abundant. It is one of the best I have had. I have had tastes of other items... More 

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Thank Janet P
Phoenix, Arizona
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156 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The restaurant was in an old warehouse type building and seemed to be very popular! Because it was very busy, it took a long time to get our food. the food was really quite delicious so it was worth the wait.

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Thank jnjdougan
Las Vegas, Nevada
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We took our family here last week-end and we had a wonderful meal and felt very welcome. We each ordered something different and everyone loved their food. The prices were very reasonable and the service was fast and friendly. A great stop for a hungry family

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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a great pasta dinner. Everyone was happy with their meals. It was a large group and service was good, very attentive waiters. After reading other reviews I intend to try the pizza next time. Due to one in our group using a wheelchair we were placed in a party room which was perfect and much roomier. No problem... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?