The Forge - Napa

4.5
247 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Forge features wood-fired cooking specializing in Neapolitan-style pizza and American classics. We always use the best quality local, organic, and seasonal ingredients, including high-quality 00 organic flour from Central Milling and our own naturally made and maintained leaven. This leaven, used instead of commercial dry yeast, can take on the living flavor of the environment in each of our restaurants.


What else is our secret? Nearly 80% of our menu items are prepared using the imported Italian Valoriani oven, which allows us to create a pizza like no other! From our famous slightly charred crust exploding with texture and flavor to our hard variety of cheeses that can stand up to the heat of our 850 degree-oven, The Forge boasts its own unique twist on classic Neapolitan-style pizza.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 247 people are saying
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Becky
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really enjoyed the food here! Overall, it was a very good experience. I would definitely dine here again!

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JoseArroyo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top five pizza's ever eaten in the state of California. Fresh ingredients, and great dough for the pizza.

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Gare
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food was great, great beer, great server and great service. I recommend it.

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CristinaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor linch experience, celebrated two birthdays and servers were prompt and attentive! Food was delicious! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Came to town for a class at NVC this weekend and went straight to Forge for happy hour. Staying at the Nearby Hilton which is a 2 minute walk from the hotel. Had the cauliflower pizza ($12) and 1/2 Caesar salad ($5) and an ice tea. Great price for a very filling meal for this area. Seating and service was quick and efficient. Server(s) checked on us at least 3 times throughout the hour it took to eat our meal, which is adequate (nobody wants to be bothered every 10 minutes when they’re eating!). It was noisy but not overly distracting or to the point that I could not hear my table mate. They did offer us outside seating which we chose not to do since it was a bit windy and cold. Had the pleasure of eating outside last weekend which was nice with the patio heaters and string lights. Ambiance is A+. Would definitely come back again.

JB
JerryB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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vipFormerFoodie
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We had the calamari and the meatball appetizers which were also quite good. We had three different salads and enjoyed them all. The only problem we had was that we ordered one glass of wine when we were first approached and didn’t get it until all of our meals were finished. We spoke with three different people, and they could not seem to get a glass of wine to our table. I feel they should have comped it, but they didn’t.

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CaddyPrynne
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza was excellent.the patio was cute. It was a little cold and windy, but we didn't want to eat inside. Would recommend.

NC
vipNorCalBev
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour here! We shared flatbread, roasted Brussel sprouts and cheese curds! Yum! Cocktails and beer selections are superb! Love the vibe! Wonderful change of pace from other Napa restaurants!

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vipByronD
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good beet salad. Server very capable and attentive. Margherita pizza good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forge is definitely following social distancing guidelines. The staff are always very welcoming when I go, they were wearing masks. We ordered a couple appetizers to share, perfect for groups. The angry shrimp were light and delicious with a tomato and garlic mixture not spicy just lots of flavor. The shitshito peppers are roasted with some sea salt lightly sprinkled on top with a nice char. It’s really hit or miss with get a spicy one. We shared the Mediterranean pizza and the Farm salad (my favorite). The pizza are definitely a must with Forge they have a fluffy thin crust on their pizza. The farm salad is great for someone who loves bleu cheese. It’s mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, bacon and avocado. It doesn’t come with a protein so make sure you request that. Our service was really nice and always checked on us to see who we were doing. This is also a great place for happy hour 3p to 6p Monday to Friday.

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vipWalnutCreekFoodie
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. So wonderful to be indoors again. We felt very safe. Wonderful service, food and drinks and the bill was less than I was expecting. Will be back!

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ErnestoA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ay Love This Please órale que tenemos tarde si llego Pepper’s

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JerryK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A really nice outdoor dining experience, good food options and and service

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vipNapaN
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best pizza in the whole Napa Valley!

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Jessi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Cannot wait to go back! We went in the evening and the patio heaters were on, live music was playing. Extremely enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Our server was too busy mingling with the other tables and took our order (2 pizzas) over an hour just to reach our table.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice time. Food was delicious. I recommend the Angry shrimp app. Friendly service, wonderful food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terry was lovely, with great recommendations

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SethR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Birthday dinner. Put it in the remarks. No one said a word. Food was average at best. Service was slow. Price for steak was high. Was supposed to have truffle fries. They ended up being normal fries with no explanation.

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vipbigfun
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dinning at the Forge is a must. Lunchtime and done within 30 minutes. Staff was friendly and practiced safe interaction. Fried chicken sandwich with parmesan fries hit the spot. Nice to visit a restaurant with so much space outside.

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vipDrew
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wood fired pizza was delicious. They have tons of beer on tap and a great bar. We would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. We’ve been here before and will be back again.

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vipDarR
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great salads, excellent Mac and cheese, and delicious burger and fries! Fun menu choices abs great beers on tap!

Service is nice as is the ambiance.

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HappyTraveler
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, the service was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and super quick.

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vipTomChris
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at the bar. My with had an awesome martini and we shared the wings with a pizza.

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vipTeeFrap
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had a great lunch but only problem was they were working on the court and using some kind of saw to cut the ground cover. It was so loud we could barely hear each other. Would have been nice if they had done that kind of work not during the lunch hour

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was great

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ArianeS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Forge has good food and drink selections. If you’re looking to support local eateries, I recommend this place! The wait staff was friendly, the manager was so kind! They practice social distancing, ask patrons to wear masks when going to and from table to restrooms, AND they give back to their community, serving First Responders fighting fires in Nap and the surrounding areas.

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BigVic
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor seating with live band. The restaurant next door also had crowded outdoor seating sharing the same area as Forge. Food and service very good and quick.

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vipLuisR
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I did a reservation for 8:00PM to celebrate my birthday with a total of 5 person.
At arriving time they told me that they close at 8:00 PM and they blame Open Table system for the mistake.
Luckily a neighbor bar was open and I was able to celebrate .

CG
ContriGrl
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So happy Forge has reopened for indoor dining!

We have always enjoyed the environment, food and service at Forge. Great to see it’s still as good as we remember.

We had cheese curds, cauliflower and two pizzas - Fat Boy and Mushroom. All were tasty. Looking forward to going back and sitting outside when it’s not smoky.

MB
MaryB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our server took twenty minutes to initially take our order. She never checked on us after we received our order, didn’t ask if we wanted or needed anything else. I would have liked to have ordered another drink. She just took a long time then brought us the check.

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Megaloo1575
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Lovely outdoor area with live music but the band was a little loud. Service was well intended but appetizers came after the mains. Check has items we didn’t order. Quickly corrected with apologies. I like this place but would like to see better service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour deals, and a nice patio setup during COVID

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Along a major roadway, lots of pedal happy motorcyclists to blow your eardrums 🙄

Cool space otherwise!

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WilliamL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Try 5 different appetizers and a pizza, all delicious. Also had local beers on tap, which is always a plus

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PatriciaO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and great food! Lovely evening!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful patio seating area during COVID restrictions, excellent service, yummy pizza!

FAQs

The Forge - Napa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 927-3394.

The Forge - Napa is rated 4.5 stars by 247 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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