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La Fortezza

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675 Barnsley road | Newmillerdam, Wakefield, England
01924 242266
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The serious foodies among us, will be very disappointed. It's ok at best but for me, I've been 3 times now and sadly the 3rd was last. Some food is nice, the service is pleasant and attentive, the location is Great, and the restaurant it's self is a lovely romantic ambience, at atmosphere is lovely generally speaking. Food needs to... More 

1 Thank wakey2000
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited La Fortezza because they serve pizzas which the children love. A small building externally but a real Tardis inside with just under 40 covers. We booked in the early sitting which is clearly popular and busy. The menu was varied and interesting with many fish dishes plus ribeye steaks and veal. The Chef took the trouble to describe... More 

Thank krd415
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the fact that this restaurant is squeezed into one of Newmillerdam's numerous attractive buildings, at the side of the lake. The scale of the place gives it a very intimate feel as you are in the pockets of other diners. With so many twinkling and sparkling bulbs it was like eating in an elegant jewellery box. Sitting in... More 

Thank JohnScarr70
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a disappointment went for a birthday meal so it was a special occasion on arrival not much of a welcome no welcoming smile. The booking was for 2 people they had it down as 4 asked if we would like to order any drinks no problem there starter fine my partner ordered a steak well done it arrived medium... More 

1 Thank lindilue
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is excellent but a small room and can feel crowded. Great choice and friendly staff. Large portion sizes and good selection.

Thank Y4764LBmichaelh
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st visit here and with us being regulars at rinaldis it best be good. Yes it's small but it looked OK NO beer or larger on draught a big let down Service ok but some of them stood there waiting and they didn't look happy No condiments in table not even a salt pot. Waiter did ask if we wanted... More 

1 Thank millers1976
Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to la fortezza about five times previously and always really enjoyed it. We ve tried a few times in the last few weeks to book a table for a weekend, but always been fully booked, obviously very popular, but phoned mid week this week and managed to get a table for Friday evening. Brilliant we were really looking... More 

3 Thank Gill R
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant but well worth the effort to ensure booking a table. My wife and I both had veal for main course, plenty of meat unlike many places. The chef made a special sauce for my wife and then came out to check all was okay. .well worth a visit.

Thank Ian H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Two previous visits were very enjoyable and food excellent. This visit on Thursday when owners were there was exceptional, he and his staff made our evening very special, the rib eye was one of the best l have had. Altogether a worthwhile good value experience in lovely surroundings.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Made welcome,food was beautifully presented and prepared. Lovely flavours. Beautiful setting . Hardworking staff

Thank Cjpadp1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 Barnsley road | Newmillerdam, Wakefield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: 01924 242266

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