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F'Amelia Ristorante
F'Amelia Ristorante

F'Amelia Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Famelia.com
  • Phone: (416) 323-0666
  • 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 (416) 323-0666

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. 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. We also have a summer grilled menu - steaks, chicken, house-made sausages and great salads and sides!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "F'Amelia, has become our go to restaurant, in the neighbourhood..it never fails to please...food, service, ambiance"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I have been before. It is always great in every regard"
    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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great food and services. The lamb sausage is really good."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "very pleasant staff and food. Got a little bit too noisy in the atrium as the room filled up."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My guest and I had a great meal. The food was very imaginative and beautifully presented. The service was as attentive and personable as one would want, but we found the overall ambiance to be extremely noisy. No there was no loud music to have to deal with, thank God. It's just that there was nothing in the construction that would absorb sound and consequently, everyone's conversation was magnified and projected in order to be heard, resulting in a very high noise level."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We were a party of 6 and as it turned out ordered 5 different mains. Not an easy preparation for the kitchen to have all arrive at the table at the same time. This was done seamlessly by the staff who were most attentive through the course of the meal although not overly so. Will be back once the weather warms to take advantage of what looks like a great patio."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Very attentive to allergens. Chefs and staff will go out of their way to advise and customize dishes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A neighbourhood gem in Cabbagetown! Fantastic staff who make the experience memorable. Cuisine and beverages are outstanding. Always a great choice!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This lovely restaurant with multiple rooms and a great bar is just the sort of welcoming and good cheer place one hopes for from a neighbourhood gem. Cozy in the winter and piazza in the summer. The food -- italian -- was fresh, presented beautifully with something for everyone. The wine list was good and a range of interesting drinks were available. The service we enjoyed was perfect."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I'm not a papardelle expert, but I haven't had papardelle in Toronto like the dish served at F'Amelia. The pasta was fresh and cooked perfectly to my liking. It was buttery with aa hint of cheese, without be overwhelming, and the rabbit on top was tender. I can't wait for my next visit!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Went there for Sunday night dinner and had a great time and enjoyed the food. Pizza was very good and look forward to going again."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I know that minimalistic is on trend right now, but I actually had to laugh at the meagre portions I was returned with when I ordered a salad and a bizarre two bite product was placed in front of me. My mother called it 'insulting' for the price. The calamari was disappointing, the salads so tiny that a child would not even be satisfied and the service was very slow. I guess they have installed a wine bar next door and the music was thumping through the wall. i have been here in the past and absolutely loved it, this night however has ensured that I will not be returning."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great Italian food in a quiet nook. The pizzas are incredible but this visit had some of the pasta and it was amazing. The house wine is not great (red) but they have a nice selection available."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Birthday dinner was celebrated here 2 days ago. Loved it. The good was very, very good. Disappointed that they had run out of the venison special but the celery root ravioli with duck confit was amazing. Some of the accompanying veg was a little undercooked but not distractingly so. Apps were interesting as was the cocktail list. A second basket of house-made focaccia never did show up, even when we asked a second time. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "What can I say? The wine and menu selection were diverse and appealing. The food was tasty and well presented. The service was prompt. The ambiance was "cozy" , like a cottage. All 4 of us enjoyed the evening and the food tremendously. The one side note is that you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Big issue is the lighting. It's so dim you can't read the menu. We weren't the only table who had had Iphone flashlights out. One guy had glasses with mini flashlights at the temples and other tables were passing the candles around to read the menu. Ambience can be created without reporting to dark and gloomy!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I always love my dining experience at F'amelia and this time did not discappoint. The service was attentive and helpful without being over bearing and the recomendations were spot on. My friend loved the restaurant as well and is officially a F'amelia convert as well. I can't wait for the patio season as it is just a beautiful spot."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I love Italian food - and F'Amelia transports me to Italy every time I eat there. Staff are friendly and the environment is sophisticated! Good wines by the glass as well."
    Dined on 2/25/2014