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La Fornaretta

455 Main St, Newcastle, CA 95658-9359
+1 916-663-1338
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cannelloni” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (23 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
455 Main St, Newcastle, CA 95658-9359
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year for our anniversary my wife and I try a new restaurant. This year we tried La Fornaretta in old town Newcastle. It's a small local family affair which is only open for dinner Tuesday - Sunday. I found it by simply searching for...More

Thank great49er
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Party of three for dinner during the week. Each of us had a Spaghetti special meal with red wine. Served fast, hot and delicious. Wine was a Cabernet and the meal and atmosphere was fine!. Recommend family, couples or groups attend this fine establishment. They...More

Thank wolfcreek7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful small privately owned and operated Italian restaurant. I used to live right down the street from here and had no idea how many people would travel 30 mins to an hour just to eat here. The food is on the higher...More

Thank Shea T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best to call ahead for reservations as it was very busy when we arrived at 6 PM on Thursday evening. Very good service, answered all of our questions. The cannelloni was excellent and because we were not very hungry, we split one dinner. We also...More

Thank Blooms65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small casual Italian restaurant(Sicilian style). There is limited indoor seating, perhaps 10-12 tables and a few outside. Located in old town Newcastle just a short distance off of I-80. The menu is limited but has something for everyone. The atmosphere is casual and the...More

Thank ranishi
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Although La Fornaretta is small in size, it is gigantic in service and quality of food. We have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed every entree. Waiters are friendly and effecient. Wonderful way to spend some time and enjoy great food.

Thank Jeanautumn
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an informal restaurant specializing in Sicilian food. The staff are friendly, quick and knowledgeable about the food and wine. One of the waiters (owner?)took some time to speak with us. Turns out the recipes are his families. The bread is fantastic. Everything we...More

Thank David9024
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Small restaurant so make reservations. This is a must in the Newcastle area! Authentic Italian food and wonderful service. Great find.

Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

"Sicilian Style" offers you hospitality as if he's known you for years, without being overbearing. He also offers very good Italian/Sicilian food that we enjoyed a lot. We were with friends who go there often and they say they've never had a bad meal there.

Thank MangoLinda
Reviewed 15 October 2016

It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I were recently told about La Fornaretta, and honestly, I was surprised to hear there's a good Italian restaurant in Newcastle. Newcastle??? Oh well, Auburn's got some pretty good restaurants, so why not Newcastle? Reservations on a...More

Thank Mark M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Main St, Newcastle, CA 95658-9359
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +1 916-663-1338
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