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Restaurant La Forca

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Frankestraat 19, 2011HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 2500
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Kineton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited La Forca on January 2nd expecting a quiet evening. Ironically the management had been expecting a similar scenario. It was packed and of course they were very short staffed. We were fortunate that the young waitress made sure we were kept up to speed with what was happening and turned what could have been a disaster into a... More 

Thank Michael R
Lasne, Belgium
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We went there for lunch with our 2 kids ( 9 and 2 yr old). We had a warm welcome. The quality of food was perfect (good products in line with high Italian standard) just to say that the restaurant is more suitable for adults which is reflected in the menu. ... a bit too sophisticated for kids.... definitely a... More 

Thank A P
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We been trying to look for an okay restaurant in Haarlem since we live here four years ago. Lately able to get hold of our babysitter once every forth night, we managed to get out dining again but Amsterdam is a little far for the few hours so we brave ourselves into Haarlem city again. La Forca surprisingly impressed us... More 

Thank MyTasteHisTaste
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Always a pleasure to dine @ La Forca. A simple restaurant in the heart of Haarlem with the best Italian food. Exquisite tastes, tartufo and sweetest authentic waiter. I have been visiting this restaurant for some years now and it's worth recommending!

Thank DutchWanderlust
Orchard Park, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

My spouse and I were stunned by our visit to La Forca: it is among the two or three most outstanding Italian restaurants we've ever visited, including many in Italy (from Conobbio to Taormina). The service was personal and deft, my antipasto was brilliant, the wine well suited to our primi and secondi, and il dolce squisitissimo! If you're in... More 

Thank jsramsey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We came here to celebrate my birthday and they catered for the 12 of us and our various requirements superbly. The food was delicious and service amazing. The ravioli was the best I have ever tasted and the tiramisu as light as a feather. Thank you for making my birthday so special.

Thank Sophie O
Brussels, Belgium
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

We had a great dinner and the food was excellent, however they forgot the fries (as a side dish) of my husband. Although the waiter apologized for the mistake, they still charged us for that main course even though my husband had to each the meat without the fries. Although he ate the meat it doesn't mean that he had... More 

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Lauchringen, Germany
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197 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

This restaurant is located on a small side-street in Haarlem, but definitely worth looking for. It offers excellent Italian food presented by a very friendly staff. Take you time, enjoy your dinner at this highly recommended place.

Thank Horst S
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121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

A small restaurant right in the old centre of Haarlem. Please make a reservation - it is full most of the time. And understandably so! We really enjoyed our dinner.

Thank RobertNo
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Last Saturday we had dinner with 25 people at restaurant La Forca. Both the ambiance, service and excellent food (perfect antipasto) made it truly an extraordinary experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and will definitely come back. thanks again for a special evening in celebrating my fathers 60th birthday

Thank Vijselaar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frankestraat 19, 2011HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 23 532 2500

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