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La Forchetta

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85 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 85 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cassandra
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A rare suburban gem. It's a place for foodies, with everything apparently prepared in-house, with a light touch, and attractively presented. Our three-course dinner was feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my 60 th birthday! Great food and excellent waiter and service!

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SandyD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They made an exception to keep their kitchen open for us after we were half hour late for our reservation. The servers and chef/owner were gracious and hospitable, and the food was outstanding. My pasta was loaded with juicy prawns, their gnocchi are little pillows of heaven, pizza crust was perfect and my husband’s cod was prepared in a delicate tomato sauce that we all dipped into. It was a special family occasion that we could not host at home due to our kitchen being under renovation. La Forchetta not only saved the event but made it very memorable. We will definitely be back!

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ShelleyM
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food ,service and entertainment were fantastic! Really enjoyed our dinner and our time at this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food came within 5-10 minutes of ordering which normally I wouldn’t mind but our date night was over in 30 minutes and we felt bad staying and taking a table from other customers. Seemed kind of like they wanted to rush us out of there. Food was really good but small ish portions so make sure you get an appetizer.

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AudreyL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food, presentation, service and surroundings are all very good. Unfortunately there were a few loud parties near us so it was a bit hard to hear at times. Excellent pasta dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic flavours and authenticity. Gnocchi was soft and perfect. The veal in Marsala was amazing but the best was the grilled octopus. Perfect meal. We’ll be back.

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Kevin
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

First time at this restaurant. Had ordered takeout pizza earlier in the week and found it delicious so decided to go in for dinner. Excellent food...especially the Bolognese. Great cannoli and tiramisu. Only 2 waiters so service can be leisurely but that is what I prefer when out for dinner. Safe distance and plexiglass between tables. Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t decide what I liked more - the food, the service, or the atmosphere. The service was top notch and personable. The food was so delicious with perfect andante pasta that had fine dining written all over it (if wasn’t mass produced - the flavours were brilliant). Lastly, the atmosphere was updated and modern, with a comfort Italian twist. We will certainly go back!

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ChristinaN
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a gem. The service and food of a five star restaurant, snuggled away in quiet Burnaby

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MichaelM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Modern Italian done right! Food was high quality and interesting bottles on the all-Italian wine list. Well done.

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Softie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

live music was an awesome surprise. good food, great night.

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Anthony
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bacala (salted Cod) with tomatoe sauce and olives was outstanding and the calamari was fresh, crispy, bone dry (not oily). Will definitely return to try other items on the menu.

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Anne
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Highly recommend this place if you want great Italian food.

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vipClintW
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant around , its our to go place

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RobK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both wonderful. Will definitely be back

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GlenH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The appys and main courses are standout awesome. Wine selection was nice and varied. The desserts were good but did not wow like the rest of the meal.

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vipVeenaP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The ambience and the service at this restaurant is wonderful. With a. new renovation this restaurant is beautiful. You would think you were in a downtown restaurant! The menu has some great selections. Our appetizer was delicious! Unfortunately the issue we had was with our mains. The food was good, however it came out lukewarm which I think attributed to the muted taste of our dinners . The portions for the gelato could have also been bigger. The scoops given were quite small. However we enjoyed this restaurant enough that we will try it again and hopefully enjoy our meal more.

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LisaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always love La Forchetta as the food is superb. My family is from Pescara so this cuisine is my favorite. I would like more choices for wine by the glass. How about a French Chardonnay and a California Zinfandel? Or a nice red blend. One choice of white, red and rose is absolutely not sufficient.

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Chang
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service! Great option for a special occasion or night out with friends

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vipLouP
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place. We went because live music was advertised and it didn’t disappoint. Neither did the food. Chef came out to check on us. Such a nice touch. And the wait staff weren’t over bearing like in other places.

Every plate was so authentic. Most of the four of us have eaten in Italy and this was the real deal. Octopus was incredible- and the borsatta was to die for. Eat here. We loved it. We’ll be back for sure.

The music was perfect !

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food and service

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LinyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent as is the service. This was our second time there. Will keep going back whenever we want to celebrate something special.

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Char
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Fresh new decor. Loved the chef special with pistachos! Great Covid protocols. Relaxing and delicious. Certainly will return. Some limitations on wine selection due to lower numbers, but can understand.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful new restaurant in an old space that’s been beautiful renovated! Delicious food and great service! Socially distant protocols in place and hand sanitizer for everyone on the table instead of spicing like salt and pepper!

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MichaelM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice ambience, great wine list, and the food is incredible! Love the bacalla!

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DaveD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite local restaurants. They've put a lot of effort into safely re-opening and it shows.
Great food with excellent service.

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vipGoldenS
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Good homemade pasta but that's about it. Portions a little on the small side and flavours generally bland. I ordered pasta with shrimp and the shrimp used was a frozen, cooked shrimp. The other dishes could have been presented better. Nothing wrong with the food other than being bland but nothing memorable either.

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JessicaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, all well prepared. The calamari where soft inside and crispy outside, just perfect! Loved the truffle and mushrooms pasta, also the cannelloni were fresh and tasty!

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joycen
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Definitely will go back. We both enjoyed our pasta and the house white was great

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NarikoO
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

The food wasn't great unfortunately. The setvice was good.

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vipClintW
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and people there

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Maxi
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and presentation were excellent. Minor things could be better.
Tiramisu, for example, was too sweet and missing alcohol !!!
The signature pasta was amazing but the truffle mushroom pasta was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

This was our first experience at this restaurant. And I have to say that we were more than pleasantly surprised!

The service was exceptional. The wine choice is good. The quality of the ingredients was great!The cleanliness of the restaurant also bar none. The set up they have for the washrooms with the light that tells all patrons whether it is available or not a very cool idea.

My Buratta salad was extremely good. I also had the prosciutto and ruccola pizza. Crust extremely good, flavours fabulous. Would suggest prosciutto used how we was not the best quality. Could cut through it and too difficuktto try to

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ClareR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is so authentic. Everything we ordered (which was the grilled octopus, 2 different salads, 2 pizzas, pasta with rapini and clams and 3 desserts )was outstanding. The service was impeccable and the wine list perfect.
Thanks to the staff at Forchetta for yet another great night out.

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vipVBSB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a fresh green salad, a pizza (made to order with our choice of toppings) and a sausage pasta that was all delicious. I would definitely recommend this spot for a date night with a partner or a friend.

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JenniferF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and they have done a wonderful job of creating a enjoyable dining experience while following health guidelines. We had a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first experience at La Forchetta. The restaurant was very nicely decorated. The food and the service were outstanding. We would return for a special occasion in the future. Not a place we would go for a casual meal as it is a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic!! Grazie!

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vipGazza
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner, great service, lovely decor, COVID-19 precautions handled very well.

FAQs

La Forchetta does offer delivery in partnership with 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 85 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.