La Forchetta

4.5
286 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 286 People Are Saying
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Tamara
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from start to finish was terrific and we can’t wait to go back. Service was very good with just the right amount of attentiveness. The food was absolutely delicious! We started with the meatballs, and then my husband had the pappardelle and I had the paccheri al pistachio. All the dishes were fantastic and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone looking for a delicious, unpretentious, high quality Italian dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve never actually left a review before. But this place is outstanding. From the service from Carmine, to the food, everything was exceptional. Can’t wait to go back again.

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QandT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service and gustatory experience. The fine dining level from this establishment was not expected, having dined at other Italian eateries in the area. The communication between our server Carmine, the front and back of house was like an opera song (throw some gratitude towards Carmine and you just might be lucky enough to be serenaded). We were not rushed from our starter to main. We didn’t have to ask for anything. We didn’t have to repeat ourselves. We were not asked questions whilst masticating deliciousness. These idioms are quite vexing for me and my partner. We were welcomed and fed by more than just service and food. We were invited in to dine in the presence of a family team who love what they do. We will definitely be back to satiate our stomachs and souls.

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PaulaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a quaint spot for authentic Italian food that is absolutely amazing and that is coming from a fellow Italian :)

Service is top notch and I would highly recommend you try out this hidden gem.

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Robert
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My family and I had a lovely time eating at this restaurant and being served by our waiter Carmine. Each dish we ordered was a great portion size and extremely delicious. We will definitely be going back in the future.

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NoelM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It was our first time in to visit and definitely won't be our last! The food was amazing & our server Carmine was outstanding and gave great recommendations. The Arancini are a must try!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated a friends birthday here. Small but beautiful and modern decor. Host was excellent, extremely accommodating to food allergies and restrictions. Food was amazing! Highly recommend this place for a pleasant Italian dining experience.

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BobbyT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service is always great. La Forchetta is my favourite restaurant in North Burnaby.

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LizM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this little Italian gem. Best authentic Italian food outside of Italy! Chef Manrico is a master of his craft! Bellisima!

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PatioPeople
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Pasta was so-so, arrived lukewarm. Our female server was friendly, the male greeter/server brisk, not warm and welcoming. Desserts were good, especially the panda cotta.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

The food was terrible. I had the veal and it was a small piece of meat and the sauce tasted like it came from a package. It was way overpriced. The menu was very limited. I would never go there again.

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RodolfoV
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has delicious Italian dishes that you cannot find anywhere else. The chef has a unique creative style. We have been there many times and the experience is always excellent. Its true authenticity compensates for not being able to go to Italy for a long time now.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh, quality ingredients, cooked perfectly, highly recommend!

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TraceyH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed an easy booking, great and efficient service for a busy time of year, and quality, beautifully prepared dishes. Will look forward to a return visit soon!

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Foodluv
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night! The food was delicious with top notch service.

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BruceK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch spot for our clients. Everyone enjoyed their experience!

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Marina
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and ambience there. Place was well organised with Covid measures, girlfriend and I had a nice evening. Local gem and would come back!

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JesseC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second visit brought neighbours to join and enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine. Cozy on a chilly night and very comfortable. We will visit again!

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LinaH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second time at this restaurant and both times the food and atmosphere were great. The service was timely and non-intrusive. We had a large party and they did a great job at giving us space while knowing when to come to the table. I loved how the chef came out and said hi as well. It make it very personal. Great job!!! I would recommend family and friends to come here anytime.

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PhillipN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly, prompt service! Nice atmosphere too!

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FloT
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time there, place was very nice, food was very good, service was excellent.

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Nlfr
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Potatoes were not good at all. This place is too pricey based on theor foods

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mclovin
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

super friendly staff, great atmosphere, great food, will definitely be back!! :)

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KLDiner
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

First visit. Very friendly staff. Food was very good. I will revisit if I’m back around this neighborhood. Worth trying.

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maxL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service are always amazing! We had the risotto and a pizza. So good!

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guest
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very attentive server, great food, quiet spot for lunch.

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ShantiB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Extremely delicious food. I am in love With the grilled octopus on burrata. Great cocktails, you can taste every layer of flavour.

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RandeepG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every dish we ordered was wonderful! Especially the pasta, some of the best if not the best noodles I have ever had. The perfect balance of chewy and bouncy. Also the truffle pizza was perfection. You can tell everything was crafted by a master chef.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is an absolute gem. The pasta and burrata were phenomenal, the service was friendly and quick, and the ambience was clean and polished. The quality was on par with Osteria Savio Volpe, but here there was ample parking and you could get a table fast, and the vibe was more laid back.

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Carl
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both our dinners were excellent and service was fantastic! Will definitely go again and recommend it to others.

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LoriS
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Mixed reviews on food, the Pacherri is so excellent, my favorite dish there. The veal marsala entree was good but not outstanding. The drinks were good, service was wonderful once we got their attention, but took an effort, had to track down servers every time. It was a busy night, ambience very nice.

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Manj
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The pasta is amazing! All the pasta is made in house. The ravioli is my favorite with brown butter and sage!

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MZheng81818
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I usually don't like to leave one star reviews, especially during these times, but I wanted to share our experience, as it was definitely one to remember and not in a good way. We visited for my Dad's birthday and were looking forward to trying the fresh, homemade pasta everyone seemed to be raving about online, as all of the posted photos looked amazing. The reason for the one star is not because of the lovely trendy but cozy ambiance, or the really ingenious washroom waiting notification system(!), but because service was EXTREMELY slow (on a Wednesday night). Our party of 6 waited 2 hours for our mains (with a larger party of 10 who got seated and ordered an hour after us only waiting about 20 minutes between appetizers and mains), with no explanation as to why, despite not all of the tables being occupied. We were also told at arrival that we had to vacate our table after 1 hour for another party (so we rushed to order and eat our appetizers), only to get moved to another table mid way, but again with no explanation as to why (our original table was vacant the entire time). It was only after our party wanted to leave that our mains finally showed up (horrible timing), and most of the pasta dishes were not hot and dry (and my Dad's veal was soggy and chewy). The wait staff and only chef that night eventually came to apologize and explain that they took on too many reservations even though they knew they were understaffed, but by then our experience was ruined. We unfortunately will not be returning, but if you still want to try this place based on the majority of good reviews, we only suggest checking how busy it is beforehand to hopefully avoid the same experience we had!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was good. Service was quite rude.

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MelissaT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a beautiful dinner. Great place. The lights could be dimmed abit. The led lights are too bright. That’s the Only thing I would change.
Our server was amazing! Knowledgeable on the entire menu and had great etiquette. Service was phenomenal! My daughter highly recommends the meatballs”melt in your mouth”.

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TracyO
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service were fantastic. We'll be back!

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SalomonF
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good Service , Good food
we will recommend it to friends

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PennyB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This our second time back and I brought my daughter and her husband to check it out. They loved the food and the interior of the restaurant all around we will be back. I woul recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow, what an amazing restaurant! We were looking for somewhere to go in Burnaby but this place is a destination in and of itself, worth a visit no matter where you are in Metro Van. The food was excellent, the cocktails were delicious and the service was a perfect 10!

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 4.5 stars by 286 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.