Farina Neighborhood Italian

4.5
675 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Farina is a local neighborhood meeting place for those seeking classic Italian inspired dishes with some modern fusion items thrown into the mix. We are proud to offer a broad palate of wines from around the world as well as an ample list of spirits. You are welcome in jeans or dressed to the nines, by yourself or with a group, out for a romantic evening or a friend’s birthday, a business meeting or just a quick bite to eat. Farina has what you are looking for.

(Please note that our patio dining is on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is pet-friendly and nonsmoking.)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 675 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding. Service, atmosphere, and food were top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day lunch!

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vipjohnG
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is excellent. Great portions and great cooking

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Graduation.
It took over an hour for our appetizers and then another 40 mins for our food to come out. Our waiter rarely checked on us while we waited to offer bread or let us know what was happening.

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alexisW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on every level. Will definitely return soon!

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Brenda
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating. Wonderful food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we celebrate my husband’s birthday with the family. Definitely coming back!

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born2fly
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was outstanding.

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toppainter
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A very good experience overall. Service was good when available but the number of servers was inadequate, resulting in some pretty long delays. Right now with the Covid pandemic I realize that getting servers is tough so I will wait to see if this improves. The food was excellent, and the ambience was above average. It was very crowded when we dined there so it was very noisy. I will definitely be back and look forward to an even better eperience.

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vipLovetoeatout
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and great service! Love the clams & sausage, meatballs and the chopped salad. Yum!!

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vipMaddogNC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice restaurant. Extensive menu and reasonably priced wine list. Food fresh and high quality. Service was very good. Great option for upscale Italian in North Raleigh. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved this place. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Bread serving is skimpy and you have to ask for it. Wine selection is amazing and local craft beer on tap is great. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. One of our favorite places.

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vipAngieS
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, short ribs are amazing!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a great experience at Farina. Our go to place for Italian.

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JerryA
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

No bathroom changing tables == Many visits to Farina. However this was the first time with our Daughter from out-of-state with our six month old grandson. The restaurant was very accommodating and their were lots of your children having dinner. We went early at 5 30 hoping to dine early when families might be dining too. It was disappointing that my daughter had to leave the restaurant and use the public bath room in the outside circle to change her sons diaper.

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viptimb
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A few too many children screaming. Made for a loud conversationally-challenged dinning experience. Caroline was a great server and food was on point

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TimothyK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we were there having discovered the place visiting Juballa many months ago. While a little bit more on the expensive side, the ambiance of the place is great, the food was very good (perhaps a bit more sauce on the rigatoni would be good) and the service was excellent. It was PACKED at dinner time on a Sunday and did get a little loud at times but not overwhelming.

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vipBringonthelocal
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for hus

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MaryR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food! Highly recommended!

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Maria
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Farina and won’t be our last ! It was outstanding from start to end. Great service and outstanding food and wine. We had the scallops wrapped in bacon appetizer, veal saltimbocca and margarita pizza. Loved all of it. The South African Chardonnay was delicious and my husband loved his Chianti. Can’t wait to go back!

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LoriH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My husbands had a tbi so we went out early to have a quiet quick delicious meal.
They sat us in an empty dinning room on the other side of the Hostess area. It was the loudest worst table why would you seat a family near the door if the entire room was empty.
Drinks were continually empty when they were filled drinks were returned to wrong person. She kept saying whoops.
Food was lacking flavor. We have eaten here before but I guess like everywhere else has gone downhill
None of the appetizers or entrées were good.
We didn’t complain just paid bill and left knowing we won’t waste our time or money again at this establishment.

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Baguette64
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ambiance, service and food. Noise level was a little out of control because we had a table with kids beside us. Very nice waitress and good service. Had the goat cheese ravioli and carbonara and both were delicious. Would recommend for a date night or fancy girls night or family celebration.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They had decent prices for high-quality food with a lovely atmosphere

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jimTerrie
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farina never disappoints. Service is excellent. Food is authentic as I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, loved it! Great atmosphere and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Definitely recommend if you want a nice sit down dinner with your family or friends!

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CharlesM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth visit to Farina. The service is outstanding (thank you John) andthe ambience is conducive for conversation as the background music is at the right level. The food is outstanding with the correct amounts of seasoning. Try the clams and sausage!

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Roseygirl
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for lunch, and it was truly incredible. I was super impressed that this neighborhood gem is right here in Raleigh! Now I know when I want Great American Italian food, as well as an extensive list of wines, Forina will be my go to!

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Cooper2018
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection changes often to allow for new wine’s with great food. Love the owners personal touch.

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vipBryce
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner. Always good service and great food. However, be sure to tell your server to hold your entree until you have a chance to eat your appetizer. The kitchen will send the entree out 2 seconds after the appetizer arrives. Just mention this to your server and enjoy your evening. Love the place.

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ValerieF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Good wine! I got the veal piccata and my husband had the Sunday Gravy. Both excellent. Will definitely be back.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is always good and service is great.

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EmilyM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Farina, the absolute best place for great Italian!!! Exceptional quality and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and meal! We will return!

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CamH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love Farina! It's one of the best if not the best Italian restaurant in Raleigh. I was disappointed with our last visit as our server was not very friendly or attentive. He did not greet us when we sat down or engage us in conversation and we had to flag him down and request to place our order after waiting for about 20 minutes.

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ChristinaG
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding server, food, overall wonderful experience.

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gretchenw
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and service were outstanding but it was so noisy we could not hear each other.

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KellyK
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went fir TRW and the portions were very generous considering everything was smaller on the prix fixe menu! Our service was outstanding without being bothersome. Our only reason for not giving 5 stars was the entrees were a little salty. We would just ask on our next visit to be light handed on the salt. We will be back!

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RonicaV
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal! And the servers were all great as well! Will go back

FAQs

Farina Neighborhood Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 890-0143.

Farina Neighborhood Italian is rated 4.5 stars by 675 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.

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