La Forchetta

4.6
162 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 162 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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MaggieD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing service, and good value. A fun night out after many, many months of staying home during the pandemic. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was fantastic - best gnocchi ever! Gorgeous, generous charcouterie platter. Couldn't have enjoyed it more. We'll be back!

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vipDave
Vancouver
64 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed my first time, good food and great service! Will be back again soon.

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MychalW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were very impressed. The restaurant is bright and cheerful. The food was outstanding --- veal was superb and the ravioli very good. The wine list was adequate but overpriced. The staff was not only friendly but very efficient. Overall, a great night.

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AdamN
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

You don't get what you pay for. It is over priced.

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vipGuidoR
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Pasta dish and the grilled octopus (local) was outstanding!
Service was one of the best I’ve had , Giovanni was everything you want as a waiter! It’s to bad I can only choose one option but I’d definitely go back for different reasons. Thanks can’t wait to be back!

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maxL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service is always amazing. We always enjoy the octopus to start. My son loves the pizzas. We always feel welcomed and well taken care of!

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Cassandra
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

We have been to La Forchetta three times. It is clean, with a new look and feel, and with unobtrusive virus-protection measures. Service was excellent. The quality of the food, however, depends on what you order. The pasta was very, very good; but the sea food seemed to be over-cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite Italian restaurant and the server is always amazing there. My husband and I love going here for a date night.

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JJMMM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, including and especially the service! As a “foodie”, I would try and be a bit more creative with your charcuterie board

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I think they’re trying hard, but just don’t have the last small details together.

The octopus was served cold, the Creme Catalonia was wet, the server used the term ‘dude’ with a customer etc etc.

Our main pasta dish was good, and I think it’s not a bad place. My expectations were high from the reviews and I think I was a little let down.

No reason not to go,

AJ
vipAJPD2
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Awesome. Service, food, setting all really good. Will defitenly be back.

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JoMan
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first visit, it won't be our last. The atmosphere was wonderful as we enjoyed our lunch. The food was delicious and the portions were a good size. I would highly recommend this place for a night out with a date, friends or family!

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GrahamF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a date with my wife and took a chance going to a restaurant I'd never been to before. It was awesome in every respect and would definitely go back when we're in town again! Food was spectacular!

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YYYY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff. Will go back when their live band is back.

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Love2Eat
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the service was even more amazing. Great place to eat as a couple or with the entire family. Very kid-friendly. Highly recommended.

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JoseeG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely little restaurant with tasteful, comfortable decor. The calamari we top notch, will go back.

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MarcusT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love eating here great service and food a definite favourite
Marcus

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great night, great service and great food :)

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jeffh
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, would definitely return again!

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JackR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed. First time here, clear covid measures were taken place to ensure everyone’s safety. Waiters were super professional. Chef came out to say hi to every table which went a long way with us. Good food, my one and only complaint was the menu was modified for V-Day and the option I picked before hand wasn’t available, however my food was still great. Have already recommended to coworkers.

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TrudieM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and fresh food. Superb customer service.

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Tino
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food cooked to perfection. Very safe during Covid with plexiglass partitions throughout.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good, the promised bread never arrived, price points were high for the portion

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GregV
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Friendly atmosphere. Reasonably priced for the area. Easy to get to/park.

Excellent value and we had a great time!

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JannetT
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful delicious meal - every dish tasted so good - so well prepared - great service - fantastic waiter -even the chef came out to greet us - nice quiet and private seating - we shall be back for sure - again - for the 3rd time

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Amber
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

Atmosphere could be improved with dimmer lighting it’s bright like a shopping centre in there! Pasta was good but pizza was a overdone. Highly recommend the cheese and charcuterie board!

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CarmenC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Wine list needs to be improved. More by the glass choices please. Otherwise it was excellent

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KerriPI
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, loved meeting the chef. Would recommend

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LaurelS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was excellent.
Chef came out at the end of our meal to check in which is always a nice touch.
Service was attentive, but the restaurant was so cold 🥶
Also, a small non-alcoholic cocktail selection would be nice.
Overall we loved it and will definitely be back.

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vipClintW
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, nice servers and great chef/owner takes time to talk to every customer,even know is English is week

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AlbertaB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful welcoming ambiance. The waiter was personable,and very knowledgeable about the menu. The dinner was served hot and very attractively.
A nice touch was when the chef(owner) came out to chat and ensure everything was ok.
This was my 4th visit. Never disappointed. Love eating local and supporting small businesses.

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MayaS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Our food took roughly an hour and a half and no one came by to acknowledge this. Food was cold when it came out and it took them forever to bring our bill after we had waited so long to be served. No one seemed to care about our table and we had such high expectations and it was less that standard, not worth the price we paid.

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Char
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place, amazingly quiet. Some dishes fantastic. Good Covid precautions

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BiancaP
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

While i wanted to love this local neighbor Italian joint - we had a tough go. We arrived to be sat next to the washrooms and across from us was clearly a family whos parents owned this restaurant. We had two babies screaming, the group much larger than 6 at three tables mingling ignoring the covid guidelines. The service was okay, food was not tasty - while i wish this restaurant the best. I wish they would focus their attention to the dining guests rather than the family eating at there own restaurant.

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Chris
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, fine Italian cuisine. Modern and warm ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time dining at La Forchetta and we came back because it was the best pasta we had ever had in Vancouver. Our second time coming back did not disappoint. Everything was perfection.

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raya
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was overpriced for what it was but we had a fun evening and the service was very good :-) The staff was very attentive and friendly.

I loved the decor and the glass of wine I had

I am not sure I would go here again if I am craving Italian though....

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ErikaF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Soooooo yummy. Authentic Italian dishes. Excellent hospitality. Incredible service. We’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and fabulous service. Will definitely return!

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 4.6 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.