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“FORTA LEZA - it's your country local!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forta Leza

Forta Leza
Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Katikati
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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278 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“FORTA LEZA - it's your country local!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Step through the door and you step into a different world. Certainly not one of bright light, chrome, glass and black leather of a modern city restaurant; but rather dark and rustic and very much in the style of an old rural English pub – shades of Emmerdale Farm. A building of so many nooks and crannies that one could become lost, or hide away from the rest of the patrons.
Local legend has it the owners have been there for over 30 years and some of the patrons have been coming back again and again for about the same time.

The service is cheerful and friendly, but don’t expect to be asked for your drink order, the wine list is on your table and you ask. Certainly not pushy service, just friendly country pub style.
When it comes to prices expect to pay average restaurant rates like starters from $8 to $15 and mains from $25 to $35 but be prepared for generous servings of wholesome if dated menu items, but then who would turn down a huge steak with all the trimmings. You don’t need to order side dishes to give you a complete meal.

Overall nobody should leave Forta Leza with an empty feeling – hearty generous food from an age of real restaurant meals!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Katikati, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Forta Leza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

Lovely place and food great. Staff really pleasant. Doll display superb.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank maried09
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Different and atmospheric”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

We have eaten lunch here on several occasions and have always found the food good, plentiful and well cooked. Forta Leza is rather different from most restaurants, it is like stepping back about 20-30 years but in a nice way. The service people are always friendly and the outdoor eating area very attractive, the doll museum upstairs is also well worth a look - as I say it is rather different from the usual run of restaurants, but good value for money and good food.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Carol F
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