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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

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Best Eggplant Parmesan

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Janet P
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California
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California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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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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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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 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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 to 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?