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Ristorante La Forchetta

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Borgo San Biagio 6d, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 208812
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Tuesday
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Espoo, Finland
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Forchetta comes across like a businessy hotel chain without heart. FOOD: Here comes the problem. The ham was lovely. The shouffle that everyone raves about in here was superly overfatty, disintegrated piece of egg-omelet with a superfatty cheese sauce. Awful. The bread basket lacked the homemade warm feeling. The breads were cut too early so the surface was dry. Tuna... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were just refused a table, not even offered to wait, while couples ahead of us and after us were seated. We were with two kids. Maybe the food is good, but don't come here with kids.

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London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and we're delighted with our meal. The cheese soufflé was amazing as was pasta and beef dishes followed by incredible deserts my chocolate fondant was epic

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Gabriele A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante La Forchetta, responded to this review

Dear guests from London, thank you so much for higly recommending our restaurant and for writing this great review! We are all delighted that we were the right place for you, for the food, our athmosphere and our helpful Staff! We really hope to welcome you back soon during your next journey in Italy, you will be surprised by many... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal was spectacular! Most certainly start with the 24-month aged parma prosciutto. A must! I had ravioli - there were 3 different varieties offered that night and the server allowed me to mix them and try all three: pumpkin, sage, and parm. All were mouthwatering. My mother got a chicken dish wrapped in prosciutto and cheeses.

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Thank Elizabeth M
Gabriele A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante La Forchetta, responded to this review

Dear Beth, thank you so much for coming to our restaurant and for sending us this amazing feedback. We are glad that we were the right place for you, in term of location, food and service! We prepare our dishes with a lot of passion and high quality ingredients of our territory! We really much look forward to meet you... More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate there octopus carpaccio, pumpkin ravioli and pasta with lobster. Starters and main courses were nicely presented and tasted as expected. No negative or positive surprises. Desert consisted on Sicilian canoli, unfortunately the dough was over-fried and resulted in loss is flavor and texture. Staff was friendly and correct.

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Gabriele A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante La Forchetta, responded to this review

Dear Jose, thank you so much for the nice review you shared with us. We are delighted having exceeded your expectations, with the genuine and tasty dishes you tried. We really much hope to welcome you back soon, to make you fully satisfied also with our desserts. Kind regards, Ristorante La Forchetta. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've come to La Forchetta multiple times and the staff has always been friendly and accommodating. Must try the Parmesan soufflé as an appetizer! Cozy, classy, and a great place for lunch or dinner!

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Gabriele A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante La Forchetta, responded to this review

Dear guests from Minnesota, what a wonderful review to read! We are delighted that we were able to succeed your expectations, both in terms of service and food, even in this last occasion. We use fresh and high quality ingredients from our territory and we work hard to create tasty and delicate dishes and desserts! We really hope to welcome... More 

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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dishes in the heart of town. Very friendly service. Nice dining room. Prices are a bit higher because of the location but still felt fair given the quality. Worth noting that the chef is from Sicily, so if there's one place to try seafood, it's here. Overall, very enjoyable!

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Gabriele A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante La Forchetta, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you very much for the nice review you shared with us. We are so happy that your experience was perfect, and that you enjoyed so much the service and the fish dishes you ordered. We really hope to welcome you back soon during your next visit in Parma, to try many other typical dishes! King regards, La... More 

Livermore, CA
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

tl;dr: Just book it, amazing food! Lunch at La Forchetta was the best meal of our 10 day trip to Rome and Florence with only one day in Parma. We did not have a reservation so waited outside for a table but boy was it worth it! The Parmesan soufflé was unbelievable as was my steak--amazing cut of meat. And... More 

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Gabriele A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante La Forchetta, responded to this review

Dear guests from California, thank you so much for the nice review you shared with us. We are delighted having exceeded your expectations, with the genuine and tasty dishes you tried. We really much hope to welcome you back soon, to make you fully satisfied in any aspect. Kind regards, Ristorante La Forchetta More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Forchetta deserves its reputation for providing a first class experience. Reasonable noise level, attractive space, excellent and charming service by knowledgeable and patient servers, interesting menu and everything unique and delicious. Very fair prices for quality food and reasonable wine list with excellent, affordable choices. Also, not a tourist trap so more Italian than English heard. Every reason to... More 

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Gabriele A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante La Forchetta, responded to this review

Dear guests from New York, thank you very much for the wonderful review you shared with us and for recommending us. We are so happy that your experience was perfect, and that you enjoyed so much the service as well as the dishes and wine you ordered. We really hope to welcome you back soon during your next visit in... More 

Aurora, Illinois
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After getting in late, we were so happy to get into La Forchetta on short notice. The starters of souflé of Parmigiano-Reggiano and selection of Prosciutto di Parma were both incredible, especially the souflé. The pasta dishes were also superb. The secondi were solid as well. Great wine selection and attentive service made this a wonderful, romantic first dinner in... More 

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Gabriele A, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante La Forchetta, responded to this review

Dear guests from Illinois, thank you very much for the wonderful review you shared with us and for recommending our restaurant. We are happy to know that your first dinner in Italy was pefect, and that you enjoyed so much the service, the wine and every dish you ordered. We really hope to welcome you back soon during your next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$28 - US$57
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo San Biagio 6d, 43121, Parma, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
  • Phone Number: +39 0521 208812
Description
La Forchetta" restaurant is situated in the heart of the old town centre of Parma, in one of the most beautiful and oldest buildings in the city, just a few steps from the Duomo and the Battistero. It is family-run and offers the finest of Parmesan cuisine as well as fish dishes, accompanied by the best wines. Tortelli stuffed with spinach and pumpkin, duchessa di Parma, braised veal cheeks, fish crudité, scallops in a salt and pepper crust, lobster tagliolini, tuna steaks and Catalan salad, are just a sample of the variety of our menu. Our bread and pasta are all home-made in the old-fashioned way and we are particularly careful in our choice of ingredients. It is also possible to eat outside. A visit to La Forchetta means enjoying a moment of pleasure, a delight to the taste buds, in the city of taste and fine cuisine!

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