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Restaurant La Forca

Frankestraat 19, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 2500
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“antipasti” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (8 reviews)
“octopus” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Frankestraat 19, 2011 HT Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After strolling around in Haarlem one can get hungry. For lunch, not a real "Dutch" thing to do, we bumped into La Forca. A nice restaurant. Lovely girl helping us. Italian cook. We took the lunch menu, which only costed € 23 . Only, because...More

Thank jeroenlc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is consistently mentioned in Michelin guide for past several years, so we decided to try it and were not disappointed. I had grilled octopus as my main and it was expertly done - the only time I had something better than that was...More

Thank avsm
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We were planning to eat at De Lachende Javaan which is next door but they were fully booked. We had not made any reservation. When we left the restaurant we spotted La Forca and we were caught by the good smell when we passed by....More

Thank Chitra28
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you are looking for a restaurant with good food, well cooked, tasty, with high quality raw ingredients, good Italian winery, then La Forca is the right place to go in Haarlem. Forget about pizza and pasta, you will not find them here; here is...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a gem in a quiet street within old Haarlem centre, few steps from main square and surrounded by historical old houses. Good quality Italian food with adequate choice of both seaside and meat courses. Service professional, price fair reflection of the above....More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We had dinner in La Forca and it was very tasty. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Well worth a visit. It had been recommended to us and we were not disappointed.

Thank katesh
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Pretty tasteless. Not worth the price. Much worse than my expectation. Sorry to say but their chef must have been on holidays or something

Thank Daisy Z
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A fantastic place for fans of Italian cuisine - food is delicious - a real taste of Italy! Service is good, the owner is very nice and welcoming. Highly recommended place.

Thank Kasia_Br
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Reserved a table in this restaurant using The Fork. Service is rather slow. Took more than half hour to give us the menu. The scallop is amazingly fresh and melts in your mouth. The grill octopus is superb.

1  Thank sheronlee
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely place and very good food. My little son also found the right dish, we enjoyed the variety of dishes and starters . The place is cozy and eminent atmosphere you can enjoy the dinner together with the family.

Thank Cobonbeh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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