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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I would definitely go back. Food was good, service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Not too many people , but food preparation is too long."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I had a birthday dinner with friends at Fabbrica. Everything was wonderful from the food to the service. I would recommend this place to anyone and would go back again."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We eat here at least 15 per year and it's nice to see that they have finally found their groove. Of all the things on the menu, the best for value and taste is the pizza and the bacon chop. "
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We had a brunch on a Saturday...food is just okay not the best ."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The service was prompt and courteous. However, after the main course we asked to see the dessert menu but instead we got the check. We paid and left."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Sunday brunch. Our server made some excellent recommendations. The hostess accommodated our seating request. We will definitely come back the next time we are in the neighborhood. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Had a business dinner at Fabrica. The food is very good. Wine list extensive and service staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Food is expensive. Dinner for 3 with wine hit close to $300. Worth it as a business expense or a special splurge. Not sure otherwise."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Food was fine but not outstanding. The setting is mediocre and noisy. I would not go out of my to return."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Although I don't love the "industrial" style design, I do enjoy looking into the spotless open-kitchen and watching the talented staff prepare the food."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The food was great. The rustic feel is unique. The service level was exceptional. The water was refilled and the table was cleaned constantly. The staff tended to an elderly couple that were in wheel chairs. They received exceptional service and were not placed in the back of the restaurant. The couple got a "special table" to house the wheel chair and the waiters were friendly"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Really appreciated the offer to split orders (salad and pasta) so that we could share the food. Excellent ravioli and pizza. I would have preferred the pizza to be crispier. It also cooled down quite rapidly, which diminished the flavour. Could add more variety with daily pasta specials."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great venue for a business lunch and would higly recommend. Menu is varied, wine list is decent and ambience is just right. Have also been here a few times with a larger group in the evening which also worked well. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I had the evening's special: lamb bolognese with ricotta and mint. Was perfect and unlike anything I've ever had before. Everyone enjoyed their food, the server was friendly and attentive, and the restaurant had an overall positive atmosphere. For dessert we shared a delicious sundae between three of us - it was huge!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food is amazing. Without a doubt top-notch quality and well worth the $$$$$ Server constantly rushing us to order and interrupting our conversations. At the end of the dinner. We asked for split bills. One of my friends asked for change for her $20 bill, so she can put down change for tips. The server came back and gave her $5 back and kept $15 for her tips. My friend was nice enough not to ask why she did that. But as I was writing this review, I thought the server should have given the $20 change to my friend and let her decide how much she wanted to tip!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Another great meal at Fabbrica. Easter Brunch for the family. Amazing when someone else cooks and cleans for you! Pizza - awesome. Lamb - awesome. Pasta - awesome!! Definitely going back soon. Thanks! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Overall, a great time. I was here for a late lunch so the restaurant was quite quiet, not a lot of people, which was fine by me! Fabbrica is nice enough to seat me at my fav table (apparently, they made a note of this...awesome)!! As usual, the food was spot on! I really have soft spot for the gnocchi here. Portion sizes are just right. Although not quite as good as The Purple Pig in Chicago, I was pleasantly surprised by the salumi assortment, very tasty and presentation was nice! Too bad they took the banana split off the menu for the time being. Not to much to say that I haven't already said. Food, service etc is always top notch! This place never lets me down, I will be back again!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food was pretty disappointing, our steak was overcooked, and for that amount of money, it should've come with some sides. The octopus appetizer had 4 very small pieces of pretty tasteless octopus and it was served on the bed of wilted salad, that was very poorly dressed. The server in our section was so busy, ( I think they were understaffed), she kept forgetting things, and after we were seated we had to wait for a good 20 minutes for somebody to approach us. The McEwan definitely fail with this place, I think if he would pay more attention to his restaurants, instead of getting fame on TV, everyone will win."
    Dined on 4/21/2014