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La Fornaretta

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455 Main St, Newcastle, CA 95658-9359
+1 916-663-1338
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Newcastle, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although La Fornaretta is small in size, it is gigantic in service and quality of food. We have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed every entree. Waiters are friendly and effecient. Wonderful way to spend some time and enjoy great food.

Thank Jeanautumn
Auburn, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an informal restaurant specializing in Sicilian food. The staff are friendly, quick and knowledgeable about the food and wine. One of the waiters (owner?)took some time to speak with us. Turns out the recipes are his families. The bread is fantastic. Everything we have had has been really good. Last visit we had a pizza. Loved it. The... More 

Thank David9024
Alta Loma, California
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231 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Small restaurant so make reservations. This is a must in the Newcastle area! Authentic Italian food and wonderful service. Great find.

Thank Sherry B
Auburn, CA
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

"Sicilian Style" offers you hospitality as if he's known you for years, without being overbearing. He also offers very good Italian/Sicilian food that we enjoyed a lot. We were with friends who go there often and they say they've never had a bad meal there.

Thank MangoLinda
El Dorado Hills, California
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565 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I were recently told about La Fornaretta, and honestly, I was surprised to hear there's a good Italian restaurant in Newcastle. Newcastle??? Oh well, Auburn's got some pretty good restaurants, so why not Newcastle? Reservations on a weekend turned out to be a good idea. While not busy when we arrived at... More 

Thank Mark M
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176 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant around Granite Bay, California. My wife had a salad and the veal. I had A pizza covered in sausage, pepperoni, green pepper and onion. We had a bottle of wine from Sicily. Everything was wonderful, including the service.

Thank sitsae
Granite Bay, California
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The homemade sicilian bread is a delicious beginning !! The service was on spot and the pizza we had even more homemade goodness !!! The cannelloni was everything !!!!

Thank xprsoqn
Auburn, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I have heard about la fornaretta for a long time and decided to give it a try. My wife and I are so glad we did. It's really good. Clams were so amazing. My wife's salmon special was to die for. We go twice a month now.

Thank Jrchurchman1
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176 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant this past Friday evening… It was excellent! The wine list is heavily weighted toward local wines and Italy. The wine list is small, but reasonably priced. My wife had a salad and the beef, which is very similar to Osso Buco. The meat almost fell off the bone and was excellent.... More 

Thank sitsae
Newport Beach, California
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137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This place is located in an old packing shed building and has checkerboard tablecloths etc. Don't let the surroundings fool you this family does excellent food and wine. Try the pesto sauce and pasta along with a local wine you will love this place.

Thank Thehandsometraveler1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Main St, Newcastle, CA 95658-9359
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +1 916-663-1338

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?