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“Much better on the inside than it looks”
Review of La Forchetta

La Forchetta
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Ranked #2,698 of 23,025 Restaurants in London
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Based on the heart of Angel, London’s vibrant Upper Street easy reached by both retail and business communities La Forchetta is a must for people who seek uncompromised quality, service and value for money in the heart of the City. La Forchetta is built on the principles of creating excellent quality authentic Italian cuisine and providing a high level of efficient and friendly service. Our unique service has established our place in this industry. This allows us to make a distinctive and substantial impact on our customers.La Forchetta is a place to see and to be seen in.With an emphasis on great service in relaxed, stylish surroundings an extensive menu using the finest locally selected ingredients. We are the ideal venue for both business and pleasure dining on the heart of Angel, whether you only have time for a quick bite, or prefer to settle in with friends for the evening.La Forchetta has become a well established favourite among lovers of fine wineand good food and is able to meet a wide range of dining requirements from anintimate dinner for two, large family or social gatherings, business lunches and dinners.La Forchetta will offer you a warm welcome, a really great choice of wines and some excellent food.Offering a small piece of Italy to the people of London for special occasions, whetherit’s a romantic meal for two, a family get together or a social gathering.
Thatcham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Much better on the inside than it looks”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had been to a trade show and were looking for food at a really strange time of day. I was trying to stick to my difficult diet and my parents were not sure that they were that hungry but we stumbled upon this restaurant and gave it a go.
So, pleased that we did. The service was old fashioned discreet and the food Excellent. They have a huge menu but everything is very fresh and cooked with care. We had Rabbit which fell off the bone, pasta (one of the best my father has eaten) and I had a mixed plate of delicious meats.
They were very accommodating and we all said we will certainly return.

  • Visited February 2014
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Wigan, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Just good solid Italian food. Prices reasonable and service very efficient. We would definitely return.

Visited March 2014
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3 Thank John W
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Possibly the best Italian Pizza outside of Italy”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

This place is our number 1 go to when we fancy going out to celebrate, relax, meet up with friends, or just can't be bothered to cook at home.
The atmosphere is lovely, you can come with any sized group the waiters are always attentive, friendly and helpful.
The food is amazing! We have eaten here around 10+ times and pasta/antipasti/pizza/dessert has always been excellent.
Our favourite are the pizzas, as they truly are like pizzas you would get in Italy - thin, crispy and with tasty toppings, not overloaded with cheese. Also you can watch them being cooked in an open stone oven. They are really big and at £10 good value for money.

Can't recommend this place highly enough!

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Labsy
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“La Forchetta you surprised me.....”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Really lovely night in La Forchetta , did not know what to expect as i did the booking blind , but loved it , the Calamari starter was so tasty , the Lobster the same , such delicate flavors I had the Sea bass and o my god it was enormous, and beautifully done ,My girlfriend had the best pizza I have tasted in years , we will definitely go back.

The atmosphere and service 10/10
We will be back that's for sure

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Leonardo M
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely amazing”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Took on to write this review about La Forchetta in islington because is one of the best Italian restaurants I've been in a long time and I had the nieces pizza there,
they had a wood fire pizza oven and is one of the things that makes an Italian restaurant that more authentic .
Me and my friend we really enjoyed our time and would definitely go back there next time were in London
Thanks again la forchetta

Visited December 2013
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Thank Gent K
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