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La Forchetta, Burnaby, BC

La Forchetta

4.6
4.6
353 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.

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–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

  • Neighbourhood

    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

Popular dishes

Menu

Gluten free pasta available. Please add $3 and 10 minutes extra cooking time. All our pastas are handmade daily

Antipasti

  • Antipasto$15.00

    Chef's selection of cured meats and cheese

    • Arancini$20.00

      Risotto balls with beef, peas and mozzarella

      • Polpette$18.00

        Traditional homemade beef and pork meatballs. Tomato or rosé

        • Calamari$21.50

          Crispy squid, pomodoro dipping

          • Scallops$21.00

            Pan-seared scallops, squash cream

            • Gamberi al Brandy$21.00

              Prawns flambé with brandy

              • Cozze alla Tarantina$18.00

                Mussels, pomodoro sauce, toasted bread

                Insalata

                • Burrata$20.50

                  Arugula, cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil

                  • Caprese$16.50

                    Tomatoes, bocconcini, basil, extra virgin olive oil

                    • Insalata Verde$13.00

                      Mixed greens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, lemon vinaigrette dressing

                      Paste Rosse

                      • Ravioli$25.50

                        Filled with spinach and ricotta, tomato sauce

                        • Pappardelle$25.50

                          Spicy Italian sausage, mushrooms, rosé sauce

                          • Linguini di Mare$28.00

                            Mussels, clams, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, chives, sugo pomodoro

                            • Casarecce al Duck$25.00

                              Casarecce pasta, duck ragu

                              Paste Bianche

                              • Paccheri Pistacchio$28.00

                                Italian sausage, crushed pistachios, pistachio cream

                                • Gnocchi Tartufo$27.00

                                  Homemade gnocchi, Italian truffles, mushrooms, cream

                                  • Calamarata$24.00

                                    Calamarata pasta, shrimps, zucchini, cream

                                    • Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe$18.00

                                      Pepper, pecorino Romano cheese

                                      Risotto

                                      • Risotto Funghi$29.50

                                        Carnaroli rice, mushrooms

                                        Secondi

                                        • Bistecca$45.00

                                          10oz AAA Ribeye, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, balsamic reduction

                                          • Grigliata di Pesce$35.00

                                            Grilled salmon, squid, prawns, and mussels

                                            Pizze

                                            • Margherita$18.00

                                              Tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil

                                              • Pizza Tartufo$25.00

                                                Italian truffle, mushrooms, cream

                                                • Pizza Valentina$26.00

                                                  Tomato sauce, arugula, burrata, cherry tomatoes

                                                  • Salsiccia e Rapini$25.00

                                                    Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mild Italian sausage, rapini

                                                    • Capricciosa$23.00

                                                      Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, olives, artichokes, prosciutto cotto

                                                      • Prosciutto e Rucola$25.00

                                                        Tomato sauce, mozzarella, rucola prosciutto crudo

                                                        Sides

                                                        • Potatoes$8.50

                                                          Oven roasted, olive oil, rosemary

                                                          • Seasonal Vegetables$9.00

                                                            Grilled seasonal vegetables

                                                            • Bread$4.00

                                                              Last updated: April 16, 2022

                                                              What 353 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                              4.6
                                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                              • 4.6Service
                                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                                              • 4.2Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                Toronto

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                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent service by Carmina. Delicious food.

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                                                                WayneC

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Very nice dinner but would like to see chocolate gnocchi back on the menu

                                                              3. SJ

                                                                SteveJed

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                20 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                20 reviews

                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great service - Wonderful afternoon!

                                                              4. JG

                                                                JeffG

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                4.5 out of 5. Wasn’t perfection but very good. We will certainly be back at some point. It was a special occasion treat. All three of us enjoyed ourselves. Thank you. (It was kinda last minute. Quickly checked Italian restaurants in Burnaby. Was 4th on random list. Liked that it was close. Homemade pasta; yes please. I don’t mind paying more for good food. I’d vaguely heard your name before, so that is good that it rang a bell 🙂)

                                                              5. M

                                                                Marina

                                                                Toronto

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Excellent food and service as always. They are are children and family friendly are very accommodating.

                                                              6. C

                                                                Catherine81

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Excellent food and service!!

                                                              7. MB

                                                                MeelaBear

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                                Overall this place is decent. Portions are way to small for the price you pay.

                                                              8. SV

                                                                SwapnilV

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We went for lunch. Limited menu but it was great because the food was authentic. Loved the ambience and overall experience.

                                                              9. RM

                                                                RMutt

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                Great quality food and service. Seemed a bit understaffed but I know the waiters were doing their best and we were happy with the service. The food was excellent.

                                                              10. RR

                                                                RavenR

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Second time there and they were jumping busy and the two on staff were definitely running. Delicious food and fair prices along with a modern Classic energetic environment this place is a welcome addition to our developing Capitol Hill area. The chef even came out front to say hello and thank you.

                                                              11. V

                                                                Valias

                                                                San Francisco

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                We thought that it was the same as before but something has definitely changed. The Tiramisu used to be square and not salty, but this time it was round and salty, so we suspect it changed owners in the last 2 years

                                                              12. S

                                                                Syzzle

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                We visited Saturday May 7th before Mother's Day and it seemed that they did not have enough staff. There were two front staff members and they tried to be calm and quick however everything took a while - ordering, the food itself, asking for more water, asking for the dessert menu a second time which our server forgot to grab (I don't blame him). We ordered two desserts for 5 people because we were full - we all got spoons but no extra plates so we just managed by having three people finish off the rest of the desserts (one used the affogato espresso pitcher as a dish)- didn't want to bother the server but also knew it would take more time. I totally understand that the restaurant was full and they were stressed. The food was delicious, it just wasn't a 100% positive experience and I felt uncomfortable throughout.

                                                              13. HT

                                                                HeatherT

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service2ambience5

                                                                Waiter was friendly but only came by four times take order, service food, desert menu and the bill. Seem short staff but it impact service of course. The main course also took a long time. The pasta (all of them) were amazing but the sauces, while good, nothing to rave about as others costing same or less are better. Did not have desert.

                                                              14. T

                                                                Travelfoodie

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                Food was great. Shocked to find out that you are charged $8 for water. Would have been nice to be informed of this and given the choice. Did wait a while for the food.

                                                              15. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                Delicious food, not crowded. Will go back

                                                              16. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                Lovely food and lovely experience. The mushroom gnocchi is 🤌

                                                              17. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                Incredible food! I’m from Europe and I struggle to find places that do great Italian in Canada like you find everywhere in Europe, this definitely compared! Would totally recommend and will be doing another date night here!

                                                              18. RS

                                                                RosemaryS

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent food, great service. Fresh, original and very comfortable atmosphere.

                                                              19. MR

                                                                MariaR

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                My pasta was a too al dente for my liking, but that might just be a personal preference. Service was great, friendly and attentive. Portions we decent size & overall very tasty. The 3 of shared mussels & calamari appies, 1 pasta & 2 delicious gnocchi dishes, 1 panacotta, and we were stuffed. 2 non alcoholic beers & 2 bottles of Chianti, bill came to $270 + tip - we’ll definitely be back.

                                                              20. FR

                                                                FabiolaR

                                                                Mexico City

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back!

                                                              21. A

                                                                Abhijeet

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Everything that came to our table was fabulous. The place had a good vibe and we enjoyed the prompt service. A must visit.

                                                              22. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Best restaurant in Burnaby for Italian food. Our server was amazing as always.

                                                              23. RM

                                                                RyanM

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Best Italiano ever.Friendly service.Atmosphere was excellent.

                                                              24. SD

                                                                SanjaD

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                On Tuesday April 12th, we have had a wonderful dinner at La Forchetta. We were pleasantly surprised to see this true gem in North Burnaby. The restaurant has a pleasant vibe the moment you go in. It is very clean, modern and welcoming. There is a beautiful patio in the back for the outdoor seating. We absolute loved everything: ambiance, food, service, ALL! The food choices are amazing. The only "problem" was to select what to order first! Carmine was extremely pleasant, very attentive and kind. We shared some great conversations with him. He is a prime example of the excellent customer service! A+ Carmine. Chef Manrico came to great us personally and wanted to make sure that we are satisfied with our delicious food. Also very kind lady came (my apologies, forgot name) and greeted us like a family. Overall, we were so happy with our restaurant and we will be back for sure. Truly Yours, Sanja and Slobodan

                                                              25. G

                                                                Gypsygal

                                                                Exclusive

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Wonderful service and beautiful food. Our party of four enjoyed the meat and cheese tray, pasta and veal marsala. We will certainly return.

                                                              26. LM

                                                                LucyM

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                22 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                22 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Very authentic Italian cuisine! Portion got smaller compared to last time I was there which is understandable. Will go back for sure.

                                                              27. A

                                                                Andy

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The best Italian restaurant!

                                                              28. EG

                                                                EvelynG

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Nice restaurant in a local community, pasta all home made! Love that fact!

                                                              29. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great experience at La Forchetta. If you are looking for a truly authentic Italian experience, look no futher. Our food was great and service from Carmine was personable and enjoyable. Definitely will be coming back!

                                                              30. RT

                                                                RachelT

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Was a great first visit. Caprese salad was a nice starter to share. The truffle/ mushroom gnocchi was so delicate and super tasty. The spaghetti with cherry tomato and salted ricotta was a little flat ( needed more salted ricotta). Pasta made fresh, super good. Table service was excellent- We will be back to try more things for sure

                                                              31. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Fantastic service and delicious food. We were very well taken care of. Will definitely return!

                                                              32. MH

                                                                MaliaH

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We love dining here. The food is delicious, with a unique flair. The service is excellent AND you can always have a good chat session since the music is background instead of overbearing. Always recommend.

                                                              33. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Amazing food and incredible service! We will be back for sure.

                                                              34. LN

                                                                LindaN

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Had a very pleasant and delicious lunch with my friend. The service was perfect...not intrusive but very attentive.

                                                              35. H

                                                                Humaneatwithme

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                Their server was so nice and the accent is very very cute! Would come back for all the other food that I haven’t tried, specially the octopus. Their pizza is awesome!

                                                              36. C

                                                                Czyw

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Friendly and attentive staff. Food was excellent and served quickly.

                                                              37. DR

                                                                DarrenR

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                Good food, decent wine selection, really good service- will definitely be back!

                                                              38. PC

                                                                PaulaC

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                This is a hidden gem in Burnaby. Food is outstanding and the service was top notch.

                                                              39. R

                                                                Rougie

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great food, great service, atmsphere could be better if lights were a bit dimmer. A lady (presumably the owner) came outside to turn all the leds trim lights on making it too bright in my opinion. All this without a single smile on her face (you are -presumably- the owner , smile to customers!!). Nonetheless, great experience!

                                                              40. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Vancouver

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                As always, great food and fantastic service.

                                                              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

                                                                • Waitstaff 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 4.6 stars by 353 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                              Booked 2 times today
                                                              Google Map for La Forchetta

                                                              5601 Hastings St Burnaby, BC V5B 1R5

                                                              Additional information

                                                              • Cross Street

                                                                Hastings and Holdom

                                                              • Neighbourhood

                                                                Burnaby

                                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                                Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–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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