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La Fornaretta

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455 Main Street, Newcastle, CA 95658
916 663 1338
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Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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California
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158 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant this past Friday evening… It was excellent! The wine list is heavily weighted toward local wines and Italy. The wine list is small, but reasonably priced. My wife had a salad and the beef, which is very similar to Osso Buco. The meat almost fell off the bone and was excellent.... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is located in an old packing shed building and has checkerboard tablecloths etc. Don't let the surroundings fool you this family does excellent food and wine. Try the pesto sauce and pasta along with a local wine you will love this place.

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California
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158 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is my wife's favorite restaurant and mine We love everything about this restaurant, including the ownership. It is owned by an Italian and run by him and his two sons. You can't beat the pasta, but the pizza is also very good and filling. The beet salad is very filling and also excellent. The wine list is limited and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Authentic Italian-Doesn't get any better than this! Pasta Bolognese was amazing, very unique and amazing flavor. The pizza was also excellent! The staff was friendly and accommodating. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Dave F
Auburn, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I like this restaurant. Very nice atmosphere, good service, and the owner is a friendly and generous man. I give it a 3, not a 4 or 5 because the entrees and salads are only very good, and not better than my spouse can cook at home(although to be fair, said spouse is a very good cook). Also, a glass... More 

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Thank joszeph_pelikan
Newcastle, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I live walking distance from here. I have eaten there about 5 times and every time the food was excellent. If you like Italian, you will like this place nestled in downtown Newcastle, California

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Thank Bob B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Our two favorite pizza shops are Frankie, Johnny & Luigi's in Mtn View and any Amichi's. La Fornaretta is a close third which is pretty hallowed ground! Many offerings on the regular menu are very good as well

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Thank etboyd2
California
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158 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite Italian restaurant! I had lunch with a friend this April and everything was fantastic. The meal started with bread, olio and balsamic vinegar. Next we both had a small, green salad with tomatoes, olive oil and pepper, if you desire. We both had pumpkin ravioli in the white sauce…they were absolutely incredible! The ravioli were expertly... More 

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Thank sitsae
Incline Village, Nevada
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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Highly popular restaurant with great menu-pasta, pizza, salads, service by well trained staff who are very attentive, food portions large, great tomato sauce. Second time here and will return again. After I save up as prices are expensive.

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Thank SamB29
Newcastle, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This place is so authentic that they only serve Italian dressing! The pizza is to die for and they are always packed. Closed on Mondays and in between lunch and dinner so call first.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Main Street, Newcastle, CA 95658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: 916 663 1338

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