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“Hidden gem for lunch!”

Restaurant La Forca
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Ranked #33 of 395 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Reviewed October 20, 2018

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 it is quite amazing what you get. Antipasti: original, fresh and a lot, really a lot. The "main" was a pasta; choice out of two. We tried both and both were excellent. Of course you have to order wine aside. Good wines, reasonable prized. The desert was a surprise. So many good things, freshly made, and a home made ice cream(Italians and ice) which was heavenly. So do not wait any longer and go for lunch there!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank jeroenlc
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

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 in Portugal.
Prices are alright. It sometimes took quite a long time to summon the waiter but service was on acceptable level.
Will visit again

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank avsm
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Reviewed September 30, 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. As we weren’t in the mood to search for something else, we thought why not and walked in. The restaurant looks semi chique with the velvet chairs but also the simplicity. They have a nice Italian menu with some nice authentic Italian dishes. Apart from the menu they also have a day menu from which we chose our starters and mains and we were absolutely not disappointed. Portions are good and plates were nicely made up. The dessert topped it off with one of the best Sabayons we ever had! Staff is young but very friendly and experienced which comes rare these days... they advised some nice wines to pair our dishes and knew exactly what would go best with the different tastes- we will definitely come back some day!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chitra28
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Reviewed August 7, 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 only for good Italian cuisine.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Ann M
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Reviewed July 1, 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. Recommended.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Michele M
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