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Fabbrica
Fabbrica

Fabbrica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fabbrica.mcewangroup.ca
  • Phone: (416) 391-0307
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:15pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Fabbrica
'Celebrity chef Mark McEwan is expanding his empire...directly across from his McEwan high-end supermarket in the Shops at Don Mills. His latest venture will be his fourth restaurant, launched from scratch, after the city's North 44, Bymark and ONE — all this on top of his Food Network TV show The Heat..."This is old-school Italian cooking. We're going back in time to the artisanal rules," Mark says.'-National PostContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The service in the restaurant was great - and the atmosphere was nice but I was disappointed with the taste of the food. We started with the beef carpaccio which was bland even after we added salt. We then had the ravioli which sounded delicious on the menu but didnt live up to it. The tomato sauce was too sweet and the ravioli tasted pretty bland. We also ordered the pizza with arugula and proscutto. It looked fabulous but the taste didnt match. The crust was chewy and the flavor was just ok. Overall I expected more from this restaurant - I will not go back or recommend this to friends."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Nothing more to ask for in a mid to higher priced restaurant. Ambience, clean, experienced and friendly service, welcoming. Haven't even mentioned the food. Any pasta dish with their tomato sauce, outstanding. Try the ravioli and the anti pasto salad."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Overall a great experience for a night with out with my girlfriend. However not recommend for a romantic date night. Tables are situated quite close to each other not allowing much privacy. As for the food... the bread crust was brittle, the pasta dish was a bit oily and the food was overpriced. Lastly, considering it wasn't very busy it was a bit difficult locating a waitor. We weren't exactly sure who was our waitor. When we were able to locate someone, he was being a bit of a show off by flipping the pepper shaker around. Unfortunately he didn't catch it in time and it fell and hit my arm - bruising it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Order appetizer first, came within 5 minutes, way to fast. Seafood appetizer was not that great, you usually don't put smelts in the deep fried dishes, it only had smelts, mussels, and one tiny shrimp. Pasta dishes, small portions and the fish was over cooked."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Not only do we now have a great restaurant in Don Mills with Fabbrica, we also have McEwan's store. Love to dine in the front area when the weather is nice ... inside comfort with outdoor breeze and patio feel. Food of course is always fantastic."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Unable to to get a high chair on the day of visit. Often difficult to get our server. The restaurant did not like the feedback we provided before we left. Most likely will not return to Fabbrica again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great meal, great service. Excellent Linguine Nero. they served it in two bowls so we could share."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Waiter was great, the room was pleasant, the food Okay. We went on a Summerlicious evening to sample the food... glad we didn't pay the prices on the menu. Buffalo Mozzarella tasty, carpaccio too but the meat was tough. Small shrimp on polenta with good tomato sausage sauce. Pappardele, raved about by some, was OK pasta but sauce was flavourless. At the price we paid I'm not really complaining, went during summerlicious due to the mixed reviews. I expected more from a McKewan restaurant..."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I work nearby and always hit Fabbrica for Winter/Summerlicious. The timing of courses was lagging as it got busier, but service was good overall. I shared pizza and a meatball sandwich with a lactose-sensitive friend, who was quite happy about the cheese being almost exclusively on one side of the pizza. The chocolate torte was perfect."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Thank you Fabbrica for another excellent dining experience. I've tried a few Summerlicious menus over the last few years, and your menu was outstanding: lots to choose from, good variety, staple favourites and excellent lunch portions. Please add the meatball sandwich to your menu!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was good, but the restaurant was way too noisy, tables too close together and waitress was too slow bringing the bill, almost neglectful."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food is good. Service is good. Our friends find it a little bit too noisy though."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My wife and 1yr old went for summerlicious-lunch, was great service. We ordered the pizza, one was slightly overcooked (somewhat burnt) but the other was perfect. Also took about 45 mins to get our main course, we sat down at 12pm so was a bit busy but understandable. Great service, friendly staff. Appetizers were really good. Would definately come back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Terrible food and matching service. Will not return."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "the service from the crew were excellent. food was pretty good. worth going again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Decided to try out this local restaurant during Summerlicious. The food was good, about what I expected or maybe even slightly lower but I had high expectations going in. The server brought us one wrong appetizer initially but the error was quickly fixed even though he never apologized and tried to convince us that we had ordered something else. Will definitely give this place another chance to try out the regular menu as we are hopeful that the pasta dishes will be more impressive than the shrimp entree we had on the Summerlicious menu. The house wine was not great, will definitely order something else next time."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "As this was a business lunch, I had limited time and stressed that to the server when we ordered the prix fix lunch - we ordered dessert at the on set. It took 40 minute for our starters ( they told us there was confusion in the kitchen) and we had to ask for our dessert 15 minutes after our mains cleared. At the conclusion I was handed the correct bill, but charged the wrong amount, so had to redo my payment. I was served a second bottle of sparkling water, even though I was not asked if I wanted it. Very disappointing after reading so much about this restaurant. As an Event Planner I was also evaluating the restaurant for a future group, which now will not be using it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I would definitely go back. Food was good, service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My best friend and I recently dined at Fabbrica for their Summerlicious menu. We both enjoy our meal. Neither one of us had ever been there before, but would definitely go back and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had a great meal at Fabbrica for Summerlicious and will definitely be back for their regular menu. Food was very good and the portions were generous for a Summerlicious menu. Service was ok - nothing great but not bad either. Wine was recommended and we really enjoyed it. Half way through our apps, a different waiter came by and asked us if we were finished which my dining partner and I found really bizarre since we had only eaten half and had our mouths full. Besides that, it was very good and worth a visit."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Was there for a late lunch. Restaurant was nice and quiet, the way I prefer it. Kept it simple, just some olives and pizza. You cant really screw that up. Food & servers were great as usual. Nothing really new to say, although they did another Italian beer (Castelo) to their list. A little more on the darker side of Moretti. Again, I enjoyed the meal and I'll be back again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The open face meatball sandwich is a must try for Summerlicious. I will definitely be going back to try the regular menu."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The dinning room was hot and very humid because the patio doors were opened. My dinner guests were sweating througout the course of the dinner. We were told that the AC was already going at full blast and it will get better when the sun goes down."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Not too many people , but food preparation is too long."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I was extremely happy with everything. If I could comment on 2 things it would be that it was extremely hot in there. I wish the ac was a bit higher. Also, my boyfriend ordered the chicken. It was wonderful, but I wish the waitress would have informed us that it does not come with a side of any kind, simply the chicken. It was exquisite, now we know to order a salad the next time we order the chicken. Thank you for making our first anniversary so memorable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my third time going to Fabbrica. It's in the neighbourhood so i thought I would give it another try. I was disappointed yet again. We had the antipasta. it was a joke. They cut up one piece of Salami into 20 pieces to fill the plate. The pizza i had was ok. Service was ok. The waiter seemed to have a difficult time keeping up with all the tables. My husband ordered coke. Then he asked for a refill a couple of time. His coke alone cost $15. I don't think i will go to this place again. Too bad it's so close and i love Italian food."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food is very good but some of the portion are small for the price especially when you have to order your side seperately. The atmosphere is relaxed but chic at the same time. Some people are very dressed up others not so much- which makes this place ineteresting and not intimidating. It is in a nice location to walk around before or after dinner. We ehar their brunch is great-we wil try this next."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We dined on a Sat. evening with friends and found an energetic, happy atmosphere this time. Almost full house but not so loud that we couldn't converse. Apps were quite good, with the exception of our Insalata di Fabbrica, which was lacking in flavor. At $12 for a lot of romaine hearts, I cannot reco it. Where were the garlic anchovy and pancetta, unless the tiny brown flakes were they. Mains were uniformly good: my Ravioli di Nonna was superb, each large pillow filled with savoury meat. My companion's trout was excellent. Desserts, especially the Chocolate Torte, were nicely presented and not too sweet. Excellent coffees. Perfect. Service was competent, with waitstaff pleasant and engaged in the process. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent service. Wonderful waiter. Would definitely recommend the restaurant to others."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had a reservation for lunch, excellent food and very good server. Only issue was the parking which was very difficult. Spent 20 minutes trying to find a space in the multi level parking lot. Somewhat a deterrent for a return visit."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My family has been to Fabbrica for dinner a few times and so we decided to try it for Brunch. Great experience. Food was deliscious as always and the service was really great! Service is not always a 5 but this time it was. Ambience was bright and cheery. will do again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious and plentiful. We had a variety of appetizers and mains from pizza to gnocchi and steak salad. All were satisfying. One diner said if she had had the nutella gelato first, she would have that for all three courses! The gelato was good. Quiet on the Monday we lunched."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "usually like to go to fabbrica but on this visit,the food and the service was no up to their usual standards. may be,they are getting too comfortable. hope they wake up soon."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My second time here. While it has an upscale vibe, it is way, way overpriced. The 2 of us had 2 appetizers, 2 mains (an average sized steak salad and very ordinary ravioli), coffee and one canoli (way too sweet). The bill with tip was $90 -- an awful lot for lunch. Waiter was pleasant but required a few reminders -- surprising since the restaurant was a long way from busy. You only give 3 choices for noise level, the highest being the eupemistic "energetic." How about "ear piercing" which is what this and so many restaurants seem to think is appropriate. Well, it isn't! I was there to eat and chat with a friend, not to disco. I will give them this, though. They actually turned it down and left it like that when I asked. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "A group of four of us had dinner at Fabbrica and enjoyed our meal there. Staff were friendly and the food was good. My only complaint is that they packed our leftovers and kept it at the front and then gave us the wrong boxes."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My family of four always chooses Fabbrica for special family celebrations. Flavour, seasoning, plating and portion size of dishes are always spot on. We had the gnocchi, pappardelle, pizza and a fish dish, all were perfect. Service is also top notch."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We are there for the girls lunch out, and this is our first time eat here. The experience is very good and the food we choice is so tasty that my friends love it so much, said they will be back with their family. :) I like the salami and the fish salad, the pasta is great taste too, the tomato sauce is so different compare to other restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This restaurant offers very good food in the Don Mills area without going to the Yonge Street corridor. There is a variety of choices on the menu that everyone should be able to find something to meet their tastes. I had the trout which was prepared with a crispy skin and moist inside. Excellent rice pudding. Parking is also convenient. The only downside is the tables are too close together making it difficult to get in and out if you are sharing the bench seating area and you can actually join in the conversation from the table next to you even though you are not part of this group."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Love that I found my real "Italian" name on the washroom wall. That doesn't happen very often! A very enjoyable lunch experience at Fabbrica. Excellent service. Great food."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We came for Sunday brunch and were so delighted we decided to invite friends and try lunch in a week or two. The maitre d' (Can one say 'maitresse d'?) greeted us with a smile and gave us a choice of seating: lounge or dining room. Both appeared modern and bright, and we chose the lounge with its views of Fabbrica's glassy bar and its patio. A waiter arrived in no time, and throughout our meal gave us service that was attentive but never pushy. As for brunch itself, the lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries may be as close to heaven as mere mortals will come, even on a Sunday. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014