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La Forca

Average price €30
9/10
670 reviews

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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
Black ravioli stuffed with crab in a ragout of shellfish
€13.5
Orecchiette with wild broccoli, garlic, anchovy, red pepper and fried bread crumbs
€16.5
Risotto with veal marrow and saffron
€14.5

Dietary options

Gluten free, Organic food, Vegetarian dishes

User photos

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

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 670 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Ryan W.
    Ryan W.
    • one review
    9/10

    The service was amazing! Such friendly and knowledgeable waiters.

  2. Sharmila S.
    Sharmila S.
    • one review
    9/10

    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 ...

  3. Agnieszka  K.
    Agnieszka K.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

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

  4. Anda v.
    Anda v.
    • 2 reviews
    4/10

    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

  5. Sarah M.
    Sarah M.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food and wine and friendly people

  6. Marcello N.
    Marcello N.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    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.

  7. Olga H.
    Olga H.
    • 6 reviews
    3.5/10

    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!

  8. Dirk v.
    Dirk v.
    • 12 reviews
    9.5/10

    prima restaurant !!

  9. Sidonia I.
    Sidonia I.
    • one review
    10/10

    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.

  10. Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food and service!

  11. Cecilia H.
    Cecilia H.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent food.

  12. Fiona w.
    Fiona w.
    • 17 reviews
    9/10

    Very nice services, food was excellent.

  13. Serge I.
    Serge I.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    It was excellent. The service, the food, the wine.

  14. Stefano d.
    Stefano d.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very good food and service. I am Italian and I appreciate really Italian food and service by Italian waiters . La Forca is all about that. An unique experience into an Italian. experience with a Dutch flavors! Very good. Highly recommended!

  15. Christine T.
    Christine T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We had a delicious meal with a family of four and two kids (aged 7 & 10). The antipasto appetizer was an enormous treat with approximately 9 different small plates that we shared and thoroughly enjoyed. They describe it as a journey through Italy and what a delightful trip it was. Dinner mains were eggplant parmesan (lush) and rabbit cacciatore (delicious) with tiramisu (yum) to end. Service was friendly and efficient. They took the kids into account by, for example, quietly asking the adults if they needed mayonnaise with their fries, but otherwise, included them in the meal and service nicely. We were back after leaving Haarlem 8 years ago and hope our next visit won't take so long!

  16. M. S.
    M. S.
    • one review
    9/10

    Wat saai

  17. Beverley B.
    Beverley B.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great Italian! Food amazing, Good wine it’s been a long time and i forgot how good it iwas ... i will return for sure sooner

  18. Wim V.
    Wim V.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Perfect diner

  19. Carlos L.
    Carlos L.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    The best Italian I had in Haarlem. Went there 5 years ago and still on the same high level today. Do pick something from the specials on the chalk board.... The Barolo is a great wine with the meat.

  20. Andre V.
    Andre V.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    small restaurant, friendly staff and cosy atmosphere. Delicious meal was flowered by a good wine. Antipasta LaForca was really nice and i would recommend it as a good starter for a group of 3 people (or more). It is a place, where one can get a good meal late evening, after 22h.

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.

Services

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

, Can be privatized, Wheelchair Accessible,

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