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La Forchetta, Burnaby, BC
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La Forchetta

4.4
4.4
428 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Chef Manricos passion is inspired by the love for his home region of Pescara, Abruzzo. The flavors, scents and the colors of the neighborhood, ‘Borgo Marino’, is where his inspiration came from. Cooking in the early mornings on the fishing boats, savoring the smell of the land and sea is where it all began. "This is my cuisine, made simply of the scents, freshness of the ingredients, and respect of the tradition. ‘La Forchetta’ will be my platform in which I can share this culinary love, with all of you" Chef Manrico

La Forchetta Burnaby brings you fresh pasta made daily, a variety of fish and meat dishes along with more traditional pizza and region specific Italian favourites.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 294-1121

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Manrico Serpente

  • Private party facilities

    La Forchetta is happy to offer private dining on Sundays and Mondays for minimum of 25 guests, please call for information

  • Area

    Burnaby

  • Cross Street

    Hastings and Holdom

  • Parking Details

    Guest Parking is available at the rear

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. IG

    IngridG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Overpriced for the quality. But you can probably say that about every restaurant post-Covid. The restaurant has poor sound absorption so it is very noisy.
  2. C

    Ching

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went there last night with the family. service and food was delicious
  3. SM

    SMvan

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! We absolutely enjoyed everything :)
  4. M

    Michael

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    Food was a long wait. Pizza tasted alright but doesn't worth an hour of wait time. The service was good.
  5. A

    Anonym

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The atmosphere is nice and overall good food. The mushroom gnocchi was delicious but the other plates didn’t blow me out of the water. At times, I felt the server was rushing us. They definitely needed another server in there as it was busy and I could tell he was in over his head a bit. I work in the industry, so I do notice these things. He still provided friendly service. I had also put in my reservation notes as well as told them over the phone that it was my friend’s birthday, but there was no acknowledgment of this, even just a “Happy Birthday”, so this was disappointing. Overall we still had a good time.
  6. LR

    LuisR

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and Favrizio did a great job. We had a great time!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here last minute for New Years. The food was outstanding. We will be back for sure.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Came here to celebrate NYE and they had a set menu for 70 bucks. Staff were great but the set menu was underwhelming. The appetiser trio with cold cuts, salmon paste and shrimp salad in a cheese shaped cup - would be my least favourite. There was no need for over the top presentation and was clumsy to eat as could not cut through. The shrimp seems like it was dressed in thousand island dressing as it tasted like it even though I heard the waitress mentioned it was made in house. The main pastas was good. The meatloaf with egg was a bit strange and to use felt like we could make this ourselves at home and same with the panettone bread dessert with chocolate drizzle and side of ice cream. Again I could make this at home. We probably won’t be returning
  9. H

    Hgriffin

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, attentive staff. Would definitely come back
  10. SM

    SusanM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was good except I'd like my pasta a little softer. Other than that, no complains. Thank you
  11. JW

    JenniferW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It’s okay food nothing special that I want to go back again 😕
  12. KL

    KLAAA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The taste of food was pretty good. The choices of menu items was pretty reasonable in terms of variety. The service was excellent and we like the good spacing between tables.
  13. MC

    MatthewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gnocchi and Paccheri are my favs. My wife loved the Risotto. Pana Cotta and Tiramisu were great too!
  14. ZA

    ZoeA

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Haven't been back since pre-Covid! At our table of 4: Calamari, ravioli, & salmon/seafood was excellent. Risotto was ?? - soupy, not creamy or like any risotto we've ever had. It's a small neighbourhood restaurant, but suggestions: Mains need to come with some vegetables, or have a wider selection of the side dish veggies. And what happened to at least an offer of bread, foccacia, or?
  15. NF

    NilF

    Manitoba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Staff were nice, good food, felt a bit rushed but overall good.
  16. KB

    KathyB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Pappardelle in town. Great service and ambiance.
  17. MM

    MarkM

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gracious comfortable interior with attentive staff. Looks new and quite modern but with old world charm. Great pasta and very reasonable wine list with notable primitivo by the glass. A recipe for excellence
  18. o

    onlythebest

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lunch get together.
  19. W

    Willi6

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for lunch and we’re very happy with the food. It was a quiet day but the service and ambience was very good. The decor is new and updated making it very cosy on a rainy day.
  20. D

    Dreamer

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. We really enjoyed our meal. We will definitely come back to try the other pastas on the menu.
  21. JG

    JaniceG

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and great food
  22. LN

    LinhN

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Never seen gnocchi made this way in any Italian restaurant. The shape they made the gnocchi it reminded me of Tteok-bokki. The cream sauce was delicious but not the gnocchi. Only our calamari was delicious but could have used more seasoning. When we walked in it was empty but they seated us right next to the door in an empty restaurant. We asked to be seated more inside since it is pretty cold and the restaurant is empty.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and ambiance. Office Xmas Party and they took the best care of us.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was out of this world. Everything made in house and exceptionally presented. The ambiance was modern, light and cozy without being confined. You can’t have a bad meal here. I will definitely dine here again.
  25. LC

    LC5460

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Highly recommend for those looking for a nicer night out with family and friends.
  26. SS

    SScott

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My husband's raviloini special was really good, but hardly a full meal. My paradelle was large (I shared with my husband) but a bit bland. Service was excellent. Good wine selection.
  27. B

    Bigred

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was excellent. The food was good and great to have gluten free options.
  28. WM

    WMG2015

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and well presented! Dishes kinda on the smaller size. However still delicious!
  29. PH

    PavvinH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Went to La Forchetta for my birthday dinner with hubby. Chose it for the great variety in the menu and good reviews. The waiter was lovely, picked out a delicious mocktail for me. Appreciated the soft bread with olive oil/balsamic. Arinchini (risotto balls) were bigger than expected but SO delicious. Marinara sauce normally gives me heartburn but this was smooth and not tangy at all! Husband really enjoyed his Pappardelle for dinner. The filling in my spinach ravioli was not as cheesy as I expected (almost like watery ground spinach?) but the sauce and soft pasta were good. They ran out of passion fruit for the panna cotta but the raspberry was also yummy. Ambience wise, was quite loud but nice that everyone was having a good time and restaurant was full . There was some interesting Italian pop music playing as well which we could hear after others left. Will likely be coming back soon to try their new menu items when they are out as well!
  30. KT

    KellyT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was excellent. Ambiance very good. Food was delicious. So glad we found you👍🏼
  31. RP

    RoyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time here. The service was great. Really friendly. Food was good but I found the portions little small. This is a nice restaurant with nice decor. I will come back here again
  32. JG

    JayGalaxy

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    10 min before any server came to our table, 40 min before drink order came out. Place looks and feels more like a cafeteria then an Italian joint charging 30+ a plate.
  33. OA

    OutandAbout

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal at La Forchetta. Authentic pizza thin crust . Homemade ravioli . Service fabulous
  34. NJ

    NikitaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, not horrible pricing either for a nice date night.
  35. KI

    KenInMN

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My group had a wonderful experience at LA Forchetta. The food was all amazing and the staff was the best. Highly recommended!
  36. CA

    CARLOSG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was our first time, and we spent a very good moment. Good attention, excellent food, nice and clean place. Very recommendable. A little more quantity of food in every plate and not change in the first piece of bread could be ideal. Anyway, it is an amazing restaurant.
  37. LN

    LindaN

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful service and delicious lunch. Unfortunately for the restaurant, the City is doing some roadwork on their doorstep but inside was quiet.
  38. KK

    KarlK

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a fantastic dinner with friends at La Forchetta in Burnaby Heights. I brought 2 bottles of Italian Chianti Classico Gran Selezione. One is Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione 2017 and the other Carpineto Grandi Vini di Toscana Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015. Both are excellent wines. The Ruffino was a little bit higher in acidity and the Carpenito a bit richer and rounder on the palate. Both wines went very well with our shared dishes: - Calamari - Antipasto - Casarecce al duck (casarecce pasta in a duck ragu) - Capricciosa pizza (tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, black olives, artichokes, and prosciutto cotto) The pasta had such a nice rich sauce, I think it was the best pairing with both wines, with the pizza coming in a close second. Give these wines a try as well as visit this restaurant in Burnaby Heights. Grazie to Chef Manrico for such excellent dishes and to our Portuguese server who looked after us so well. Obrigado.
  39. f

    foodbringsus2gether

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food all tasted good but the portions were small for the cost. Appetizers were smaller than happy hour versions and pasta was not enough to share between 2 people. Us ladies don’t eat that much.
  40. TM

    TML29

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite restaurants all time. Every time we go the food and service are excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Forchetta does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. La Forchetta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 294-1121.

La Forchetta is rated 4.4 stars by 428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for La Forchetta

5601 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5B 1R5

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Hastings and Holdom

  • Area

    Burnaby

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Guest Parking is available at the rear

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Manrico Serpente

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 294-1121

  • Private party facilities

    La Forchetta is happy to offer private dining on Sundays and Mondays for minimum of 25 guests, please call for information

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