About Farina Neighborhood Italian

Farina is a casual, neighborhood spot serving up delicious, handmade American-Italian fare. We want you to feel right at home dining with us. We offer a varied selection of wood-fired pizzas, fresh & imported pastas & traditional entrees.

Enjoy dinner in our warm and inviting dining room, or dine al fresco on our spacious patio. Whether you are bringing the family out to dinner, or just meeting friends for drinks, Farina has what you are looking for.

(Please note that our patio dining is on a first come, first serve basis. We are pet friendly and non smoking on the patio.)

8450 Honeycutt Road SteB100
Raleigh, NC 27615
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday-Friday 11am-4pm
Dinner Monday-Thursday 4pm-9pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm
Dinner Sunday 4pm-8pm

Cross Street:
Falls of Neuse Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 890-0143

Website:
http://www.farinaraleigh.com/

Parking Details:
There is ample parking along the perimeter of the shopping center and underground parking deck.

Private Party Contact:
Daria Caruso: (919) 890-0143

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact gm@farinaraleigh.com for all special event inquiries.

Farina Neighborhood Italian Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Special Occasion (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (7)
Romantic (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

An absolutely awesome time with incredible food, great service, and beautiful ambiance.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This was a real find. It was our first time there, and we plan to return many times. The food was really good and the portions were most generous. Also, the price was right. Only slight disappointment was with the wine list. That aside, this was a most enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

The clam and sausage pasta is usually great but this time it was swimming in 2 inches if oil. Really unappetizing and unhealthy! Could not eat it.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was great

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We’ll be back—that’s the best recommendation I can give!

Tags: Quick Bite, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time at restaurant and couldn't have been more pleased. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything we have tried at Farina has been excellent. And we usually end up trying so many different things, we have leftovers to enjoy for the rest of the week!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We love this place! Always great service and the food...AMAZING! Huge portions and delicious! The best place in Lafayette Village!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Out of town guests were very happy with my choice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Chose this restaurant on a whim...so glad we did. Not close to home, but so worth the drive!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First visit for NYE. Great chicken piccata. Canollis were fabulous. Great cocktail. Would go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful experience, excellent food + great experience!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent first time experience and IMHO FINALLY a really good Italian restaurant in the area...the only one that we've found to which we will go back a second+ time. Our group had pasta with Sunday Gravy and pasta bolognese as well as the chicken and broccoli over pasta with an olive oil and garlic toss. Great salads as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food, great service! Thanks for a nice dinner and evening!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent service and food was prepared perfectly. We requested gluten free meals and the staff modified their salad and entrees, accordingly. Been to Farina several times; every time with a better impression.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent real italian food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Outstanding as always! One of our favorite places to dine with friends and family.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

My girlfriend and myself had a great time at Farina. We were served very quickly and the meal was delicious. We sat at a corner table which was really cute for a date but definetly not big enough for any more people. Other than that the prices are reasonable and the service was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food, generous portions, friendly and helpful waitstaff, this was my experience a couple of days ago. Our waitress offered great suggestions both for food and wine, I had the balsamic mushroom pasta and a side classic Caesar salad for lunch. I highly recommend both, took home enough leftovers for lunch the next day. It had been a couple of years since I ate here and forgot how good it is! Making plans to meet friends for dinner in a couple of weeks.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Usually fast service...tonight a little slow. Could it be because we ordered a pizza???

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was the second time we've had a luncheon here. Food was fantastic. Best salads around and Italian dishes were tasty. Recommend for date night, lunch, etc. Great experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent as usual. This time it was a little loud but everyone seemed to be having a great time.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Delicious short ribs, bolognese, and arugula salad. Friendly service. Not too crowded.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food, atmosphere, staff were amazing. Our server, Brandy, helped with dishes we could not decide between. Had a special dessert brought to us by Will, bananas foster ice cream...outstanding!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Absolutely fabulous pizza. I’d venture to say best in the triangle. Well worth going out of your way.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding italian food on sunday night .

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were entertaining
FrIends for the evening
In fact our Christmas gift to them. I had pizza it was so over baked the crust hurt my teeth. My husband had Sunday gravy he was very disappointed. We brought much leftovers home. Tried to warn on Sunday. We were very disappointed when we saw the ingredients in the daylight. All went in the trash. Needless to say our friends shared a large large pizza. They were nice enough to
Not to complain we were embraced for ourselves. The wine was ok. My husband said we may try again. Very busy night. Our waitress was superb and this was her first night. Sorry. I have had your beet salad once for lunch. Delicious and very expensive. However that salad caused me to try again. Sorry

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Ladies night

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent experience. Split some dishes & they were served already halved. Wait staff were great & seemed to work well together. Wondered why they don’t have more accidents carried dishes given the pace everyone ran past each other. The place was packed so the noise level was a little high but with people having a good time. Also it still wasn’t so loud the we couldn’t hold a quiet conversation. Saw lots of interesting dishes to try at a later date but had the “Sunday Gravy”. Would be a hard not to order it again. Prices great given quality of the food & overall experience. Restaurant compares favorably to some higher priced Italian establishments.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

while the food was as good as always, it was a very busy Saturday night and one of our orders was mixed up and came very late. It seems that particular dish was less tasty than the others, possibly since it had to be rushed. Otherwise, the service was great and the other dishes were very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very pleased with the food and service. Portions were much too big for the average person and an over abundance of food can turn some people off. The bread could have been better but we will certainly return.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love Farina! Always great food and service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Food taste and presentation was fabulous. Attentive service. Would recommend for any occasion. Comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Had a delicious sandwich with roasted chicken, artichokes and pesto on ciabatta bread. Came with a beautiful salad and their wine was half price! So of course I had to have a glass. Our lunch was on the late side and the restaurant was almost completely empty. There were still some guests outside. Would definitely go back. Food is excellent and atmosphere looks great. Support this great local gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very good food, but felt like we were being rushed along.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Pizza and arugula salad - our go-to meal when we don’t want to think about making dinner at home.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went on a Friday night for a date. Great food and service. Will be back

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Family platters were a great portion size for us to eat. Left very full! Server could have been a little more attentive but wasn't bad; just not spectacular either. Overall a it was a great experience!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent meal, served beautifully by an extremely professional staff. So many yummy choices it was hard to select just one. Portions were way more than adequate. (I brought home enough for at least one more meal!)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Some of the best Italian food I have had in a while!! The Gnocchi was feather-light and delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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