Ever have that experience where you are traveling in Europe, your kids are getting cranky, your spouse is getting hungry…and you just don’t really know where to eat? Then you end up in a tourist trap of a restaurant with overpriced, boring food along with the rest of the Americans in town?
Or maybe you are being price-conscious since the dollar is not currently holding a ton of value against the euro but you still want an authentic meal for decent price?
You can avoid this and also get great discounts with the online website, The Fork, which has restaurant listings and negotiated discounts in cities throughout Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland and Monaco. The website allows locals and tourists alike to dine at all sorts of restaurants and get discounts of anywhere from 30-50% off.
Visit www.thefork.com, or thefork.it for Italy then choose your country and city. You can then search some/all of these requisites: neighborhood, zip code, cuisine, name of restaurant, date, time and of course mark the box that will show the restaurants with the best promotions (50% off) first.
Romantic setting, cosy place. Service is very friendly and correct. Food is excellent. Prices are a bit on the high side, but booking through thefork.com (lafourchette.com) will get you a 40% discount on the food.
Limited place to eat outside, which was a pitty as the weather would have permitted when we were there. Recommended.
I used la fourchette (i.e. the fork) twice while in Paris recently, and it worked nicely. No problems whatsoever. I didn’t use a coupon however – so can’t comment on that part of it. It didn’t eliminate our need to make phone reservations, as not all restaurants are using it yet, but it made a dent!
We used this website recently and reserved tables at 7:00 or 8:00pm. It was so easy to use and we received a discount or a bottle of wine as specials which we weren’t aware of at booking. Highly recommended.
This is the third time we have eaten here over the past three years. We normally reserve through thefork.com–the 40 percent discount makes it a good value.