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“Pleasant Surprise for Italian Cuisine”

La Finestra Ristorante
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Ranked #30 of 75 Restaurants in Lafayette
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: La Finestra Ristorante is an authentic Sicilian / Italian restaurant , Open daily from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
Clovis, California
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346 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise for Italian Cuisine”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Hidden away in Lafayette, La Finestra surprises with their sauces. Skip their salads, as the oil and vinegar is quite bitter. But the pastas and chicken dishes are superb. The menu changes daily, and the specials, like the lamb shank are outstanding. It appears some of the pasta is home made!!! Quite a treat. Ask for an outside table when making a reservation.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
San Francisco, California
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532 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Friendly Neighborhood Hot Spot”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

La Finestra is a neighborhood gem serving huge portions of very tasty Italian fare. The servers have been there forever and know you when you come in. The pasta dishes are the best and the prices are inexpensive. They even offer coupons where you get dinner for two including salad for less than $30. Bargain, fun, fast, and friendly.

Visited May 2012
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Moraga, CA
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Lafayette”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Wonderful little restaurant in Lafayette. It is tucked away in an office complex just around the corner from the popular Chow restaurant. Skip the crowd and find this place instead. You will be able to hear the other people at your table and the food is always good.

The staff is very attentive and they have a well stocked wine list.

Visited March 2012
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2 Thank Rand-a-roo
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San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good Food; Uncomfortable Tables”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

While the food here is good, the restaurant is cramped and noisy. Tables are small, and the chairs are uncomfortable. If you don't care about those elements, then this is one of the better restaurants for food in Lafayette.

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank Lysippos
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Moraga, California
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“THE TOTAL ITALIAN EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed November 17, 2011

Excellent daily specials that will thrill the palate. Fine wines to compliment the Chef's creations. Attentive service and the feeling that time is NOT of the essence. Enjoy the atmosphere, relax with fine dining while you are tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Lafayette. It is a must try place, which we will frequent often! Very reasonable prices, low noise level and wonderful Italian music in the background. Perfect at lunchtime or for an evening out.

  • Visited October 2011
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2 Thank CJSTEINBERG
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