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La Forca

Frankestraat 17, 2011 HT HaarlemSee map

Average price €30

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 1 couvert(s) Simple restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Giuseppe Comes enjoys himself immensely in his trattoria, where the food is served beside an open fireplace. This chef loves to buy his ingredients ...

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Restaurant menu

Chef dhr G.Comes
  • Average price €30
    Special request
Grilled octopus and grilled vegetables in balsamic
Gegrilde octopus met seizoen groenten
Roasted leg of lamb in a crust of breadcrumbs with mushrooms
Torentje van aubergines, mozzarella, kappertjes en tomaat in laagjes uit de oven
Bistecca di manzo griglia, con balsamico tartufato, pomodorini, parmigiano e rucola 350g
Gegrilde black Angus runder ribeye geserveerd met cherrytomaatjes, geschaafde Parmezaanse kaas, rucola en truffel-balsamico saus

Dietary options

Gluten free, Organic food, Vegetarian dishes
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Wijn uit Piemonte! Verrassend lekker, past goed bij rood vlees

Ratings & Reviews


based on 736 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Olga K.
    Olga K.
    • 5 reviews

    Great food, really nice service . Very friendly waiters!

  2. Maria Angelica P.
    Maria Angelica P.
    • 3 reviews

    Nice place for special dinner! Good food and great wine! Excellent service....recommended experience

  3. Robert D.
    Robert D.
    • 4 reviews

    Great atmosphere, excellent hospitality. Food looked great, main course with calamari could be better. Overall, happy experience. Loved the deserts!

  4. Oscar T.
    Oscar T.
    • one review

    Awesome people and great experience. Food was to die for ????????????????????????????????

  5. Erwin S.
    Erwin S.
    • 3 reviews

    We’ve had a great time at La Forca and enjoyed the authenticity of the food. Definitely recommend the roasted octopus! We’ll be back!

  6. John J.
    John J.
    • 2 reviews

    We had a lovely meal here. They accommodated the gluten free requirement without issue or delay. They 4 course meal was a wonderful selection of dishes with elements that tied them together. I found the prices to be excellent for the amount of food we received. I would certainly go back here again.

  7. Thiago M.
    Thiago M.
    • 22 reviews

    Nice restaurant in Haarlem. Overall good dishes but main course and dessert where not at the expected level of a Michelin recommended restaurant - way over on the salt and fatty mouthfeel aftertastes . Either a bad day or something to be revised .

  8. John E.
    John E.
    • one review

    Top restaurant!

  9. Tim Z.
    Tim Z.
    • 9 reviews

    Very good food in a very nice atmosphere, we had a nice evening and will come back. We took the selection from the day menu.

  10. Astrid S.
    Astrid S.
    • 10 reviews

    We had a very nice evening: lovely staff who explained everything really nice and helped us with the wine. Fantastic 4-course menu. Actually it was quite a lot, but so tasty that we left completely stuffed. A true recommendation this place. For sure coming back. Thank you La Forca!

  11. Ryan W.
    Ryan W.
    • one review

    The service was amazing! Such friendly and knowledgeable waiters.

  12. Sharmila S.
    Sharmila S.
    • one review

    Excellent service by Mr.Luca he pay attention to details and he exceeded my expectations. Been to Michelin Restaurant Chev Blanc service was ok nothing to comment about. Food wise , chef need to put more colours in plate example I ordered Grilled Octopus it was served with cauliflower polenta and potatoes, will be nice if it was served with colurful vegetables like carrots , harricot, asparagus, colourful capsicum etc... My hubby ordered Quail and the sauce was poured over and look messy ... will be nice sauce serve by the side .... Overall lovely place will visit again ...

  13. Agnieszka  K.
    Agnieszka K.
    • 2 reviews

    Food is always good however today very busy and time to wait rather long . Very friendly staff .

  14. Anda v.
    Anda v.
    • 2 reviews

    Good kitchen work: the cook cant help it That this Restaurant should not be visited again!!!! because of the Terrible service. Terrible handling Of allergies. (“There is only a litte bit of it in it ....). Waiters were only interested in very loud guests who spent a lot on wine but forgot their other guests and customers. Annoying Very small wine portions per glass Inhospitable: when leaving no one was interested in giving our coats to us. We just had to rumble through the garderobe to find them. In short: If we could take away the food it would be great but don’t eat there. Not a happy or enjoyable evening

  15. Sarah M.
    Sarah M.
    • 13 reviews

    Delicious food and wine and friendly people

  16. Marcello N.
    Marcello N.
    • 2 reviews

    I know the place and love it. However it was really, really noisy and hard to have a decent conversation. Food is great and atmosphere, apart from noise, is nice too. Welcoming and service would have been a 'really good' if we weren't left on our own when leaving the restaurant. I remember this being different in the past. After paying we were left on our own getting our coats and trying to great the staff when leaving.

  17. Olga H.
    Olga H.
    • 7 reviews

    The whole dinner took almost 3,5h from which good 3h were waiting for the food. The first dish arrived roughly after an hour-something we entered the restaurant. Antipasto and desert were good, primi and secondi - not that special and not really tasty either. Don’t think I ever come back, only if for tapas-style starter. But in principle there are way better Italian restaurants in Haarlem, for example Diga. La Forca was real disappointment!

  18. Dirk v.
    Dirk v.
    • 14 reviews

    prima restaurant !!

  19. Sidonia I.
    Sidonia I.
    • one review

    The food is really balanced, super tasty, the products used are extremely tasty and of course very well cooked. The presentation is also very nice. Cozy environment, romantic, warm and soft music, friendly staff. And for this type of restaurant prices are good.

  20. Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth C.
    • one review

    Amazing food and service!

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More information

Opening time

Monday 17:30 - 23:00

- Dinner 17:30 - 23:00

Tuesday untill Saturday 17:30 - 23:00

- Lunch 12:00 - 15:00

- Dinner 17:30 - 23:00

Sunday 17:30 - 23:00

- Dinner 17:30 - 23:00

How to get to the restaurant

Frankestraat 17, 2011 HT, Haarlem, Netherlands

Public transport

Nabij in de omgeving

Directions to get there

Frankestraat 17

Paid parking in the neighborhood

About the restaurant

At lovely La Forca, chef and owner Giuseppe Comes serves classic Italian meals, prepared with only the freshest of ingredients. Beautiful dishes such as Saffron risotto with veal marrow and black truffle, Pasta fagioli - homemade of course - and Ossobuco are accompanied by special, unusual wines. Perfect for a special evening.


European, , , , Brasserie, Good for a business lunch, Good for families, Good for groups, Romantic, Christmas, Mother's Day, New year's eve, , Travelers' Choice 2020, Valentine's Day


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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 60 people)

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