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Restaurant La Forca

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Frankestraat 19, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 2500
17:30 - 22:30
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in Haarlem. The food is delicious and very nice presented. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The service it a bit slow but the food compensate for the waiting.

Thank Iris2Israel
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended, real Italian kitchen, personal touch, affordable prizes. The dorado in salt is top.

Thank Dauban M
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261 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the #300 bus from A-dam Schiphol Airport to Haarlem to visit the Frans Hals Museum for the day. We spent longer in Haarlem than we had intended and found ourselves looking for somewhere to eat. Our first choice was an Indonesian restaurant but it didn't open until dinner. Next door, however, was La Forca. The menu board looked... More 

Thank jdc8mbc
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Cozy restaurant with great staff and service and even more amazing food. It's defenetly one of the best restaurants you can step in.

Thank Felipe M
Kineton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We visited La Forca on January 2nd expecting a quiet evening. Ironically the management had been expecting a similar scenario. It was packed and of course they were very short staffed. We were fortunate that the young waitress made sure we were kept up to speed with what was happening and turned what could have been a disaster into a... More 

Thank Michael R
Lasne, Belgium
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We went there for lunch with our 2 kids ( 9 and 2 yr old). We had a warm welcome. The quality of food was perfect (good products in line with high Italian standard) just to say that the restaurant is more suitable for adults which is reflected in the menu. ... a bit too sophisticated for kids.... definitely a... More 

Thank A P
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We been trying to look for an okay restaurant in Haarlem since we live here four years ago. Lately able to get hold of our babysitter once every forth night, we managed to get out dining again but Amsterdam is a little far for the few hours so we brave ourselves into Haarlem city again. La Forca surprisingly impressed us... More 

Thank MyTasteHisTaste
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Always a pleasure to dine @ La Forca. A simple restaurant in the heart of Haarlem with the best Italian food. Exquisite tastes, tartufo and sweetest authentic waiter. I have been visiting this restaurant for some years now and it's worth recommending!

Thank DutchWanderlust
Orchard Park, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My spouse and I were stunned by our visit to La Forca: it is among the two or three most outstanding Italian restaurants we've ever visited, including many in Italy (from Conobbio to Taormina). The service was personal and deft, my antipasto was brilliant, the wine well suited to our primi and secondi, and il dolce squisitissimo! If you're in... More 

Thank jsramsey
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We came here to celebrate my birthday and they catered for the 12 of us and our various requirements superbly. The food was delicious and service amazing. The ravioli was the best I have ever tasted and the tiramisu as light as a feather. Thank you for making my birthday so special.

Thank Sophie O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frankestraat 19, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 23 532 2500

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