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Reviewed August 18, 2022

We dined here with a party of 12 for lunch on a Saturday afternoon last week. The staff was terrific, the owner greeted us. The outdoor seating was fabulous. The appetizers offered were of a broad and delicious variety. The salads were excellent, and the...entries were the best. We will come back this way for lunch or dinner again. I understand why our family members dine here regularly.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022

The ambience in the main dining area is upscale and the servers were attentive, friendly and helpful. We started with a serving of Italian bread accompanied by mild giardinara that paired nicely. Wonderful wine selection available. The chicken parm with penne rigatoni was huge, enough...for two as was the cavatelli with sausage and broccoli rabe. Care was taken in the presentation and the Pomodoro sauce served with the chicken( two large half breasts) and pasta was fresh and light. San Marzano tomatoes for sure. The cavatelli was homemade and cooked Al dente and there was a large helping of sausage and rabe. Would definitely order again. The tiramisu was the best I ever had. Fresh whipped cream on the side and a generous portion of a chocolate/ mocha based slice of heaven. I lived in Rome for a year and nothing there surpassed this dessert. This is a restaurant that gives you more than you pay for. You won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022

Have been here many times and always been very pleased. After being away for 3 years we returned to be very pleased again. The food, service and ambiance are all Great!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022

My husband took me here for a birthday meal, and I was so impressed with this restaurant that I've been trying to come back here ever since. The ambiance has the feeling of an upscale converted barn, and although it might look casual from the...outside, don't pass by this place. The interior is beautiful, the food is absolutely outstanding, and the prices are surprisingly reasonable given the high quality of the entire dining experience. We ordered the eggplant tower, the salmon, and the gnocchi, and everything was superb. Their pizzas looked really good, which just means that we'll need to come back here again. Our waitress was super friendly, gave us recommendations on what to order, and checked in on us without being annoying.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 3, 2022

I and a few couples decided to go to LA foresta. Upon arrival we were greeted promptly and seated in lounge area. Very impressive cocktail and wine menus. Our server was Frank. He was very attentive and professional. Very knowledgeable of wines. The specials for...the evening were very impressive. We started with fried calamari very tender and cooked to perfection. I had the special medditerranean swordfish preparation was on point. Overall it was a wonderful evening with delicious food and perfect service.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022 via mobile

Now they have bought a brand new pizza oven. I mean everything is very good here but now you can get high end pizza as well. Eat in or take out. It’s fantastic!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 13, 2022

Went to the restaurant for a nice early Valentine’s Day dinner . We had reservations and was seated promptly. Waitress came over my boyfriend ordered the surf & turf I ordered the linguini & lobster . No sooner did we order two minutes later the...food arrived ? The couple next to us said wow 😯 Shrimp were ice cold ( like shrimp cocktail) the steak was bloody and flipped on its side once ( ordered medium well ) by the time waitress came around send food back 20 minutes goes by no dinner meanwhile mines getting cold waiting to be polite to eat and to enjoy my food with my boyfriend. Finally I have had enough now no steak knife and waitress was gone couldn’t find anyone else . To clarify she was new so overwhelmed Went to owner he said she is new and messy up everything Wait a minute she didn’t mess up order your chef did ! He still keep blaming her Never again. Not worth the drive or for that matter the cost of the entrees This place is over rated and no second chances hereMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 22, 2022 via mobile

Best meal ever at Laforesta in Killingworth hands-down. Food was amazing there was antipasto steak tartare duck pate caviar tripe Sweetbreads Venison king crab lobster tails Amatriciana pasta fettuccine pasta with shaved truffle incredible real truffle yum. Great wine we had Silver Oak and Far...Niente. Definitely a night to remember.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 9, 2022

My wife and I attended La Foresta for a date night. The food was fantastic! The restaurant is warm and inviting and our server Colleen was friendly, kind and provided wonderful service. We will be adding the restaurant to our frequent date night list.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 8, 2022

My best friend raves about this place and we had a party here. The food blew me away just as much as love they showed my sweet friend on her special day. The atmosphere is gorgeous which tops it all off! Thank you La Foresta...for making my special friends night so special to them and all of usMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 13, 2021

We visited La Foresta for a 72nd birthday with a party of 9. We were seated by promptly by Francesco (the owner) in the lovely private room with an extensive wine collection. Our server Asia was excellent and attentive. We ordered the Pappardelle Alla Foresta...as a table appetizer and it was delicious. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food and we couldn’t have ask for a nicer birthday celebration!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 11, 2021

Well I stopped in yesterday and like always everything was fantastically delicious. I tried the chicken parm and it was fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 9, 2021 via mobile

I recently dined at La Foresta for my work Christmas party. The food was fantastic and the service was just as good! We were a party of 30 and had plenty of space all to ourselves in their private dining room. The Sea Bass was...buttery, succulent and delicious. The Rigatoni Bolognese was better than my grandmothers! And they have the best Calamari I have ever tasted. The wine list is super impressive as well. Seasonal cocktails really hit the spot. The killingworth cider was very tasty!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 6, 2021

Be prepared for sticker shock here. The entrees range in price from $25 to $65. For $65 you get an eight-ounce filet and a four-ounce lobster tail. I had the scampi special for $35. The same meal cost $25 at the Fish Tale and the...quality is better. My wife had a pasta dinner, which she said was very 'rich'. Inside, the restaurant is beautiful. It is too bad the food quality and prices are not.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 4, 2021

Went here on a 50F evening thinking we could sit on the heated patio, as advertised. Not only was the patio not being heated, by the awful, rude reception we received from the hostess, you would have thought we murdered some puppies in from of...her when we asked to sit outside. Once seated, we decided to see what happened, though we were more than ready to turn around and leave. The waitress was very friendly and prompt, so we stayed. We had the burgers of the night, and they were good. Overall it ended up being a good experience, after almost turning around and leaving. The people greeting guests at the front door should be friendly, not have an attitude and give people a hard time for asking for what you supposedly offer.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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LA FORESTA RESTAURANT, Killingworth - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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La Foresta Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5