F'Amelia Ristorante
F'Amelia Ristorante

F'Amelia Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.famelia.com/
  • Phone: 4163230666x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: Open at 5:00 pm last seating at 9:45 pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: James Harrison
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer our Wine Cellar as a private dining space that can accommodate up to 24 guests
  • Private Party Contact: Tanya Grant 4163230666x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Parliament & Wellesley
  • Public Transit: Wellesley and Parliament
    We are located just one block south on the east side
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: FREE PARKING !
    Street parking is free in the neighborhood until midnight and there are parking lots and pay spots also available.
A word from F'Amelia Ristorante
Our neighbourhood restaurant seats 100 people and offers northern Italian cuisine. In addition to our daily specials we serve 6-8 house made pastas each day and offer a selection of 10 pizzas from our wood-burning pizza oven. Reservations are recommended but we also have walk-in space available !
Please visit our wine bar right next door for a casual drink or an appetizer before dinner. Both F'Amelia and Extended F'Amelia are available for group functions. Weddings and holiday parties are welcome!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
F'Amelia Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (77)great for outdoor dining (70)fit for foodies (47)romantic (44)special occasion (30)notable wine list (18)good for groups (18)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (7)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)scenic view (5)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • alla familia
    fivetogo
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    the ambience is like a new york neighbourhood favourite and the food is fun italian with a list of thin crusted pizzas with some interesting pastas such as octupus and chorizo on linguine or corn risotto. The tiramisu was creamy and satisfying. Always one of our favourites in Cabbagetown.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    MJAZZ
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great location in Cabbagetown. Have always wanted to try this charming looking restaurant and finally made reservations for a special occasion. Upon arrival, unfortunately, no one was waiting to greet or welcome us at the entrance. Everyone seemed rushed. We ordered pasta. For the price we found it unspectacular. The seafood pasta had the tiniest amount of seafood and the portion was ridiculously small for an entree. My gage is usually... if I can make it at home then why spend the money and eat out? Was hoping to find a restaurant I could return to but won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too fast.
    Torontoaf
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    So-so. Meals were OK, dry martini wasn't, and somehow we were finished eating in 55 minutes with a cocktail, appetizer and a main. Won't bother with a second visit.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Special
    Essen
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I came for our third wedding anniversary. At first I was nervous because of all of the wasps/bees outside but the staff was super accommodating and found us a cozy spot by the window. Delicious food, cozy atmosphere and unpretentious. Thank you for making our night so special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local favorite!
    macizakov
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    F'amelia is our favorite local resto for special occasions like anniversaries and out-of-town guests. The pasta and neopolitan-style pizza are both great, there's always good wine available, and the staff are friendly and attentive (quite unlike the location's previous tenants, actually).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love F'Amelia
    Foodluvr
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My fiancé and I keep returning to this gem. Food, service, ambiance are all incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • toflynn
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I have been to F'Amelia numerous times - this was not my best visit. It was a very hot night and all the windows were open so the restaurant was very hot, bordering on uncomfortable. They also seemed to be busier than expected as the service was not what I have come to expect from them. My daughter is not the most adventurous eater so there did not seem to be alot on the menu for her - she ended up with a pasta dish . My some and i enjoyed the meal but next time I would ask for if modifications were possible for my daughter (although i am not a fan of doing this!). I will go back but potentially not with my family.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    NotImpressed
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Based on the reviews I read beforehand, I was underwhelmed overall with my visit to f'Amelia. Overall I found the entire experience "average". I was also disappointed that we had to ask and remind to get olive oil at our table even though this place is written up as a "rustic italian" restaurant. In addition, once we finally got some, I'm positive it was either extremely cheap olive oil (not even extra virgin) or it was canola or sunflower oil. It was very light and had virtually no taste. Not what I expected from a "rustic italian" spot. There is much better elsewhere or if you want just average, many places that are more convenient to get to by car than this place on a one way street.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As Always...
    evaK
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Reliably excellent. Imaginative seasonal menu. Noise level can be a deterrent to conversation but it diminishes later in the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best Italian restos!
    CenaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It's my third to F'Amelia and the food there is getting better and better. We ordered the beef tartar and the calamari salad to start. Both were excellent. The pizza and pasta dishes were so delicious. The parpadelle with braised rabbit is one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. The tiramisu was really big and tasty. We also like the ambience of F'amelia very much. It's spacious and comfortable. The covered outdoor seating is so beautiful especially at night! It's definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in town. I will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food -- fun location
    augustearth
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Just inside Cabbagetown, F'Amelia serves up well put together modern Italian cuisine in a cute setting. While the cocktails might be a bit overpriced, the overall F'Amelia experience is worth the trip to this neighborhood eatery.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • F'Amelia is a "Hidden Treasure"
    Hrustica
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Located a slightly out-of-the-way part of T.O. (a side street off Parliament, east of downtown), F'Amelia is an unpretentious neighbourhood spot, distinguished by very high standards. Pastas and antepasti are made in-house, and the pizza selection is very good. My partner loved her fig salad starter and sweet corn risotto. I had a delicious arctic char "crudo" (effectively, sashimi) appetizer and pappardelle with braised rabbit, honey mushrooms and kale as a main. I live over an hour west of Toronto, but this was well worth a special trip into town for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible
    Jrock
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a fantastic table, attentive service and one of the best meals I've had this year. My mouth is watering as I recall the homemade pasta and our visit was 2 weeks ago! We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    buns
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is the second time we have dined at F'amelia and once again, we had a delicious meal! Delicious from soup to nuts" the service is friendly and attentive. Each time we have come with different people and everyone has said they would return in a heartbeat! I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. It's as good to go for a special event as just a casual night out. Love it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cute and sweet!
    fiish625
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My boyfriend and I came after reading BlogTO's list of the top 10 most romantic restaurants. The location was a 10min walk from Castle Frank station. The staff were kind and patient. It was a bit confusing at first as we were passed from one server to another - maybe they were switching shifts. Since it's summer, we decided to sit on the patio. The weather was nice, the view was quaint, and it felt like a scene out of a picture. The only issue we had was once our pizza came (the montanara), a huge swarm of flies and bees felt the need to help themselves to our food. After trying to swat them away for about 5 minutes, we decided to move indoors. The wait staff moved us quickly and painlessly and the rest of our meal finished without a hitch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • F'Amelia
    gorgeous
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    F'Amelia, has become our go to restaurant, in the neighbourhood..it never fails to please...food, service, ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LizandMike
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have recently discovered F'Amelia. Love the food (eggplant ravioli is delicious), wine (Gelso Nero) , the excellent, knowledgeable, friendly service, and the pretty patio on a summer evening. I have just returned from a trip to Italy and enjoyed having the appetizer platter which was so similar to what we ate in Florence. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hidden Gem
    CPJH
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I have been to F'amelia several times for romantic evenings to group dinners. It is a little off the beaten path, in a quaint cabbagetown neighborhood. Great atmosphere, amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular
    Bentley01
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have dined here several times since it opened, and it has always been excellent. The food is amazingly good, especially the pizzas (maybe the best in Toronto) and the risottos. Service is attentive, always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    TOfoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were looking for somewhere fancy but not too over the top and this was perfect! Didn't feel out of place in heels and a nice dress / suit jacket, but also had a comfortable vibe. Food was absolutely delicious and great ambiance. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Date Spot
    TorontoGeekGirl
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I have been celebrating all our milestones at F'Amelia. Most recently our one-year wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect. Patio, food, service, dessert, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It was my first time there. We really wanted the patio but nothing was available so we took the next best thing...table next to it. The ambiance was nice and airy. The food was fantastic. Love that they keep it traditional in that their dishes have no more than 5 ingredients. I was disappointed though as I had looked at the menu prior to coming and had my heart set on cavatelli...and it was in the menu!!! The service...disappointing. Maybe our waiter was having an off night, or it's just the way he is but both my friend and I felt that he was disinterested...he couldn't remember the specials and read them off a piece of paper...and just seemed overall annoyed. If I go back, I don't think I would want that waiter again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great experience at F'amelia. High quality food and great taste overall. Too bad the octopus linguine didn't have more octopus in it, we were expecting more given the $23 price tag for the pasta dish. The sauce was delicious though! We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal
    IngridVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a great meal. Tanya the hostess has a great way at grating the guests and she was able to find us a table even though we were early. The food was excellent we prepared and the service was good very though it was very busy on the Saturday night. They had a great wine special by the glass of a premium BC wine and I am glad that we took our waitresses suggestion. I had the seasonal salad which was excellent as well as the vegetarian pizza. I am glad that we did not skip the homemade Tiramisu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly people, fabulous food
    Shirleygirl
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We visited F'amelia for the first time last Saturday night for my partner's birthday. I made a reservation (a must) and requested a quiet table, and we got it! (only had to wait 5 minutes for the one we wanted). The waiter was low key and attentive and the manager made sure the birthday candle in the amazing tiramisu was presented discreetly, which I had also requested. Our main pastas were both excellent and I had the Italian chocolate custard that was a chocolate-lover's ambrosia! We walked to and from the restaurant, which was a real treat since we just moved to Cabbagetown 12 days ago. Highly recommend F"amelia whether you come on foot, car, TTC or fly in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food; poor reservations
    riverdalefoodie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    As always, the food at F'Amelia is fantastic and, once seated we were happy with service. We did have to wait again (30 mins last time, 25 mins this time) for our table to be seated in spite of reservation, being ignored by the manager leaving us to stand outside. I fully appreciate tables over-staying welcome, but there was no offer of an accommodation, drink, invite to the bar, etc. Not even an apology other than "we can't rush out the tables". After complaining (again) we were put on a four-top, then about 45 mins after res time were moved to the proper table. If you cannot manage the space, don't take reservations - it's a great spot for the 'hood and I love to support local, but this dreadful welcome does not make us want to return.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All that and a wine bar!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This restaurant sits among the very best. The place was jammed when we arrived but you would never know it from the attentive service. My wife loved the roasted pear and I am dreaming about the rabbit tagliatelle. Best tiramisu in the world and a great patio. Cozy wine bar right next door for an after dinner drink and you have the best night this year!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitty
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I have been before. It is always great in every regard
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When the Moon hits your eye...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Like the best pizza pie....that's F'Amelia. Six diners. Six appetizers. Two pizzas. Two risottos. Two pastas. Six Desserts. Lots of wine. Most memorable dining experience we have had in twenty years. Fantastic service, free delicious warm bread and a beautiful setting were just bonuses.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great food and services. The lamb sausage is really good.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great night out
    BlvAngel
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We're lucky enough to get a table in last minute on a Saturday evening because nice weather allowed them to open the patio. Otherwise this place would have been packed. Upon arrival, me and my wife were quickly seated at the patio. There's a good variety on their wine menu. We ordered a bottle of wine, a 5-meat charcuterie plate and 2 full-portion pastas. All were excellent. Initially we also ordered a pizza to finish, but the waiter was really caring to have held off that order as we found ourselves very full after the pasta. We were, therefore, allowed to cancel the pizza and jump to desert instead. Their service level were just right, attentive and sincere rather than overly bothersome. Will certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Walking on a Cloud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We visited F'Amelia for the second time in two weeks. Packed! There is a reason why this hidden restaurant makes all the 'best of' lists in Toronto. We felt welcome from the moment stepped on the property and our experience just got better from there. A knowledgeable waiter helped our wine selection and then we had the large salumi board...followed by sharing a green risotto and rabbit pasta appetizers. We then had a pizza each and barely had room for the home made gelato. This is Toronto's Finest.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait for a table! It is worth it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We came here last Saturday and had to wait for a table. We went next door to the wine bar and they called us when the table was ready (wine bar is beautiful!). After a fantastic meal we decided to book again to try the place on a quieter night. It wasn't that quiet but the food and service were outstanding again! A restaurant out of the way on a side street in Cabbagetown....of all places.... is now my favourite in all of Toronto. We are coming back this weekend to have a steak at the wine bar. Hopefully the food is as good there as at F'Amelia!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok!
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great ambiance, good location, nice idea. Service not great. Food, just ok. Prices too high for the quantity and quality. Pizza ok. There are better restaurants in the city to spend that amount of money!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My guest and I arrived about 20 minutes early for our reservation and instead of seating us at one of the many empty tables available we were asked to sit at the bar for 20 minutes until it was time to seat us. After that, instead of being asked if we wanted to dine outside or in we were seated at a table that was already vacant when we had arrived 20 minutes earlier. Not the best service. Food was good, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing and poor service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    First, the online menu is different from the one they gave us. At 6:45, all specials except beef tartare were sold out. Pizza(we had 4) were not tasty at all. Crust was soggy on 2 of them and the meat was chewy. Pasta portions were tiny, really? Its pasta!! Brought soup with no spoon. Never offered parmesean and fresh pepper! Stingy with the bread. Gave 4 small pieces to start(for 4 people) and when we asked for more, they didn't bring any until after our main course arrived. Won't return.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    very pleasant staff and food. Got a little bit too noisy in the atrium as the room filled up.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 334 reviews are from the F'Amelia Ristorante reviews archive.
  • The worst service I've ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I go to a restaurant every night for dinner... The absolute worst experience I've had - congrats!!!! We waited an hour for our reso. The specials were sold out. We left. It was horrible.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific food
    TorontoWriter
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    A recent family celebration at F'Amelia satisfied all the foodies in the family. Beautifully cooked pasta, inventive and flavourful pizza, spectacular appetizers and desserts. We'll definitely go again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great location just off Parliament Street in Toronto. Very nice area. Best item was the calamari. The Pizza was thin crust which we like however the pizza itself was just adequate. They do have a large wine list. We would not go back as there are many more options for dining out and better Italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic