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La Finestra Ristorante

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100 Lafayette Circle, Suit 101, Lafayette, CA 94549
+1 925-284-5282
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Finestra is small and tucked away and has been providing excellent meals for locals for years. It has withstood the test of time. It's a diamond in the rough and not easy to find. Thanks to GPS you'll have no problem. It's a fine dining restaurant with special specials and of course an excellent wine list. While small the... More 

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650 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit and unfortunately there was only one waiter for the entire lunch hour so needless to say, there was a lot of waiting. I had the porcini brodo soup which I thought was a broth, but it was a rich cream soup. Good, but a bit rich. I also had the linguini and meatballs. Lots of... More 

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Orinda, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Lunch or dinner, this is a nice restaurant to share with family, friends and business colleagues. Long-time staff are friendly and efficient! Have not been disappointed with any meal choice.

Thank kathy-mgt
Walnut Creek
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

My husband and I had a nice dinner there. The knock out dish was the malfatti della nonna appetizer...spinach and ricotta dumplings with a red sauce. The insalata mista was was quite pedestrian and not really quite enough to share; it was split in the kitchen, however, which is always nice. I had the ravioli and gamberoni which was served... More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

A group of my friends,family and I had a great time and delicious food to celebrate my birthday. We all had various entrees with no complaints. The general consensus was that we would return, since we had delectable food and ample parking.

Thank nonnamia
San Francisco, California
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Good service, good food, kind of feels like a fancy restaurant. It's in a pretty setting in Lafayette.

Thank Linda M
Lafayette, CA
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great little Italian restaurant. We've eaten here several times and it's always excellent food and service. They have both a front and side patios that are both dog friendly. Tony is our usual server. Ebullient and funny, he provides great service. On Monday nights there is no corkage fee.

Thank seib
Danville, California
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

I have been up and down Lafayette Circle hundreds of times to eat and shop in this cute area of Lafayette, but never noticed La Finestra hidden away in an office complex towards the end of the street. Tucked in a corner of the complex and surrounded by eucalyptus trees, you would never know it's there if it weren't for... More 

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Concord, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Went for a early dinner and were greeted warmly, immediately made to feel welcome. Our service throughout the dinner was excellent without being intrusive. The bread was baked for my friend and me, and was tasty and crusty. I ordered the seafood risotto dish and it was outstanding, my friend ordered Italian meatloaf and it was also very good. A... More 

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Martinez, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

This is one of my top five in the San Francisco Bay Area. My wife and I have been dinning here for many years and the quality has been excellent every time we visit. They are now serving brunch and the menu is superb, not the run of the mill in any way. Of course the lunch and dinner menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Lafayette Circle, Suit 101, Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-284-5282
La Finestra Ristorante is an authentic Sicilian / Italian restaurant , Open daily from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm

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