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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4.5

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4.4

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4.2

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4.2

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Comfort Food (9)
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Special Occasion (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fabulous. One of the loveliest evenings we've spent in a very long time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Overall excellent dining experience. Service was courteous and attentive; food was fresh and delectable. Nice ambiance. Highly recommend! I only wish we had discovered Farina sooner!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Had out of town family. They were impressed and would like to return the next time they are in town. Wait staff were excellent, knowledgable, and accomodating for guest with questions. Servings are generous especially for take-aways after the meal. Prices were a value for the quality of food served. Have added to my go-to short list of places to eat. All in all, as my grandmother would say, I was replete.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had a new server who seemed unsure of the menu and was a bit slow . The cannolis we took home for dessert were disappointing - too much cinnamon and the cream filling was grainy in texture.
The front door was left open so the reataurant was very warm while we ate .

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It was like eating in a food court at the mall. People walking through the dining room to get to the hostess stand. Mediocre service. Food is good but I'd rather spend more for a much better experience. Probably good for weekday dining but definitely not for a relaxing dinner on a Saturday night.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Delicious food, very good service, reliable quality. It's near our home and easy to get to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

I cannot express how much I loved this place! It was so so so good and the venue was so pretty and it was just beautiful. The food was amazing and the service was great!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent visit. WONDERFUL waitress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

You will get great service and awesome food. Assuming you want Italian food you can't go wrong picking Farina's.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was fantastic and absolutely delicious!! Our server was incredibly friendly and attentive.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was our first time here, and our experience was excellent! Beverly was an awesome server who accommodated our every request, including snapping a picture of us with my iPhone for date night. The atmosphere is sophisticated and yet very comfortable and casual. You can feel right at home wearing jeans to dinner, and yet the service and experience feel very "fine". The wine menu offered some interesting Italian choices, which allowed me to try something new. My husband enjoyed chicken parmesan and it was huge and delicious. The breading on the chicken was a beautiful shade of brown and nice and crunchy, and the homemade marinara sauce was full of flavor. I steer towards lower carb foods and was pleasantly surprised to see spaghetti squash as an optional side. The kitchen put together a beautiful veal piccata over spaghetti squash for me. Having recently moved here, we enjoy trying new places and this one will definitely be our number one spot for Italian! Thank you everyone at Farina for a wonderful date night! Fino alla prossima volta :-)

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The best Italian food in Raleigh and great service. Our go-to restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was amazing and the service was top notch. We'll be back for sure!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Thank you for acknowledging my online reservation. Thank you for giving us the table I requested. It made the occasion that much more romantic. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner; and celebrating our Tenth Wedding Anniversary!!!!!! Thank you for the excellence you put into your hospitality, dining experience, and food. We've found a secret that we don't want to share. You really are a hidden gem!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Delicious!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 8, 2017

farina is always fun, the octopus is the best in town. attentive service. good value.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Very nice ambiance and friendly staff, excellent dinner menu

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Food was great, service was excellent! The fried mozzarella appetizer was amazing, as was the calamari!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The food and service were excellent, and we did not feel rushed. The music was low, so we were able to have a good conversation, and everyone was able to hear each other.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

It was my 16th birthday dinner celebration with my boyfriend. The food was wonderful and a lot of it!

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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