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Restaurant La Forca

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Frankestraat 19, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 2500
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Very nice small restaurant serving excellent Italian food. I took the 4 cource dinner - a combination plate of different appetizers, primi piatti and main cource of your choice fish or meat plus desert. The quality of the food was excellent, but the service quality went up and down. The service attitude was good, but skills would need to be... More 

Thank Atrotter
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

I've come to La Forca for 16 years and Guisepe never disappoints! Fantastic food, great ambiance and the most friendly service. The staff go out of their way to please. Best place in town for a lovely afternoon for lunch or evening for dinner!

Thank Sally D
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

I know service sometimes suffer when you visit as a large group but we were very well looked after all evening We had a 5 course tasting menu which took us through lots of Italian delicacies in nice manageable quantities with nice wine suggested too Would highly recommend to anyone

Thank Monkey_brains82
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Nice real italian food and wines. Place was crowded and it was really hot inside, no ventialtion at all!! Staff was working hard to satisfy their guests and it worked out pretty well!

Thank GilbertodelPinto
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good food and service in a very cosy atmosphere. Authentic italian food and great wine. Always a pleasure to visit.

Thank Jerien W
Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

For all Italian food lovers, this is the right address to visit. Authentic dishes accompanied with the best wine of Italy complete a taste full experience. A good mix of modern interior and cosiness creates a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. Especially in winter, when the fireplace is seducing you to stay a bit longer, enjoying a nice glass of... More 

Thank Maartje1923
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Apparently there are two brothers that own this restaurant. One the chef, the other a pompous brother waiter who runs people off. See other negative review. He would not get a job in a top rated Italian restaurant. We did not feel welcome, talked down to, we travel a great deal and eat out, a shame as the food is... More 

Thank tomriggs
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Very nice and cozy restaurant, run by 2 italian brother, one is the chef and the other is the waiter. Food is excellent, well presented, waiters present each plate with real passion for what they are doing! Really a great dinner! Must repeat!

Thank Daniel L
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

I have heard lot of good comments about this place, so finally we went here. I had as main course swordfish and it was so delicious, wines served was excellent as well. Service was bit slow otherwise my rating would have been 5 stars. Another point of attention is that fries, salad etc. are all extra costs which makes it... More 

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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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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, 2011 HT 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?