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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
10:30 PM
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Farina Neighborhood Italian

4.5
273 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date (23)
  • Casual (19)
  • Neighborhood Gem (19)
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.)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday-Friday 11am-4pm
Dinner Monday-Thursday 4pm-9pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm
Dinner Sunday 4pm-8pm
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Phone number
(919) 890-0143
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Daria Caruso: (919) 890-0143
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Falls of Neuse Road
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Parking details
There is ample parking along the perimeter of the shopping center and underground parking deck.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact gm@farinaraleigh.com for all special event inquiries.
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
What 273 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food great service

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Everything was wonderful from the service to the food to the atmosphere. We will most certainly be back!!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome as usual. Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We had reservations but the hostess sat us at one of the worst tables even though only 3 other tables were occupied. Server was great but food was nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This was my first time at Farina and the food and drinks were excellent. Stephen was our waiter and treated us like family. Roasted chicken pasta and butternut squash ravioli were delicious. Definitely will return.

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SteveM (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Discovered Farina Neighborhood Italian from OpenTable's suggestion system. We were very happy we went with the recommendation. By far the best Italian food I have had in a while and my favorite in the Triangle. Try the Gnocchi, they are like pillows of goodness (they use ricotta instead of potatoes). The bruschetta is enormous! Save room for dessert, we didn't :-)

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food and outstanding service.

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CrispyPigEars (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We celebrated my husband's birthday last week. The service was great and the food was delicious. Only one problem :-( I am gluten free and asked if the Chicken Saltimbocca was gluten free. The server checked with the kitchen and was told it was. So yummy, but the next couple of days reminded me to check the ingredients more carefully.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We ordered from Triangle Restaurant Week menu. The Roast chicken main course was very small and terrible. We were very disappointed and would not recommend.

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Kittysclaws (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for restaraunt week. Was satisfied with starter and main but dessert (mini cheesecake) wasn't great. Sadly neither of us wanted to eat it. Would have been nice if server offered to replace, oh well. I'll still be back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant Week!!!!

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Mezi (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

First Impression:
This was such a disappointing date night. As soon as we arrived, the hostess informed us the next reservation was at 7:15 - ours was for 5:30 - so to be mindful of that (implying not to be slow). When we walked in to the main dining area, we were met with tacky Italian decor (seriously, even olive garden looks nicer) and orange paint. It was very noisy, but we didn't mind this as it gave you privacy in your own conversation(s). The lighting was dimmed so it was quite nice.
Appetizers:
My husband ordered an appetizer of aged provolone and mixed olives. They were absolutely disgusting. They must have marinaded them in a LOT of lemon (which i love lemon usually) and a LOT of rosemary. They tasted the way pine sol smells.
Wine:
After we each ordered a single glass of wine for the appetizer the waiter took the wine list away. What?!?!?!?! There wine list wasn't extensive, but there was enough variety to please. If you buy by the glass there were significantly less options for you, but still enough to keep one happy (unless you were a sommelier or something lol).
Entrees:
Then the entrees were served WAY TOO fast. We could tell they were rushing us. It was far from a relaxing restaurant! The good thing is that there were a decent amount of vegetarian options, the bad thing is that they aren't very good. My husband ordered eggplant parmesan. A simple dish, that can be delicious if executed properly. Farina missed the mark on this one. The pasta was obviously not homemade (if we go out, we want homemade pasta), the sauce was flavourless, and the eggplant itself was way over salted. I ordered a dish that was so confusing and not what i expected at all. The title of it was something to the effect of balsamic glazed mushrooms. It turned out to be rigatoni with a crap ton of heavy cream and cheese. There was little to no complexity of the flavours in this dish and definitely no balsamic.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Went for restaurant week. The defined menu had good options (3 appetizers, 3 entrees, 3 desserts). $30/person for dinner, 3 course meal. Short ribs are good. Roasted chicken was okay, just not what was expected. Desserts were good. Appetizers okay. Plate serving size was small (more like a lunch portion). Waiter was just okay. I think restaurant week is over rated at this place. Dinner for two with a glass of wine each and tip was $100. A bit pricey. I have post purchase syndrome for sure.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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vipKCGG (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

It was great

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vipRosemaryBasil (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  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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Rich (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Very enjoyable meal with excellent service

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vipMeredithD (Raleigh)
5.0  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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CEW3 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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Elkay06 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful experience, excellent food + great experience!!

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Chrisstu (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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I123 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent real italian food.

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