Fraticelli's Italian Grill - Appleby
Fraticelli's Italian Grill - Appleby

Fraticelli's Italian Grill - Appleby

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fraticellis.ca/
  • Phone: 9053329769x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
    Sundays : 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brett Turnbull
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Fraticelli's Italian Grill & Bar offers a separate area for your gathering. This separate dining area holds between 25 - 40 people and is perfect for a business meeting or special event. Our staff is pleased to help you choose your menu - whether you decide to use the regular guest menu, the lounge menu, a fixed price menu or something that you work out with us. We are confident your guests will be delighted. Call us to book our private area at 905.332.9769.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 9053329769x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ironstone
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Fraticelli's Italian Grill - Appleby
Fraticelli's Italian Grill and Bar is driven by one simple principle… create a great Italian impression. Or as the Italians often say… "fare una bella figura."
Like our 13 provinces and territories, Italy has 20 wonderful regions, each one more adamant than the other that they have the best food in the country. Our menu at Fraticelli's is to serve you the best of the best from these wonderful regions. Our steaks are cooked over a high heat wood-fire grill made famous in Tuscany. Our pastas are fresh and our sauces are homemade ranging from the classic northern dish Pappardelle Bolognese to the southern Sicilian style seafood pasta, Spaghetti Pescatore. The pizzas are served Napoletana; style, thin crust and stone baked at 750 degrees. All made with the freshest ingredients available, authenticated with imported Italian plum tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and the best grated cheeses.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Fraticelli's Italian Grill - Appleby reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (38)neighborhood gem (36)special occasion (32)fit for foodies (29)great for outdoor dining (27)notable wine list (21)great for lunch (17)romantic (15)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (9)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good food, great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Was a great night out. Went with another couple, enjoyed dinner and drinks. One in our party ordered a drink that came out and was not very good. Th waitress was awesome and immediately took it back and removed it from the bill. Was a busy Saturday night, was lively and loud but not unbearable or annoying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Foodie1
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I've been to this location many times and its always been fantastic and the service excellent. The food delicious with a great selection of choices. I always have trouble deciding. It would be nice to have a sampler platter available. My sister and I would love that. The Rotolo, Picata are the best. This restaurant is definite destination.......try it. I promise, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh...
    burlfoo
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    lots of families, food was only 'ok' - desert was the best part... wait staff didn't know the specials and was late with almost everything
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    celebrated our daughters 10th bday with family, great sunday evening dinner, quiet and felt like being at home, well done!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    2muchfood
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a very nice experienced with the exception of 2 members of our party ordered medium done steak, it was much more rare than medium. However they did not send it back but mentioned it to the server to which he replied " oh well normally they test the steak with a thermometer but they are too busy to do that tonight " oops ! Staff training in order, it did make us laugh, but I guess not everyone would see it that way ! Lol
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding service!
    Notacook
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food good as usual but service was outstanding for group of 5, including an infant.. Glad we chose Fraticelli's for this special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've been to Fraticelli's twice for dinner and once for lunch. Dinner service and food was great but I was a little disappointed with the lunch service. The restaurant wasn't full and we were waiting for our food for over an hour when our waitress told us that our food would be ready within 20 minutes. Even the complimentary bread took 30 minutes to come after we had ordered our food, and once we were done eating they were in such a rush to clear our table and get us out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable experience
    stily162
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Both the food and service were outstanding. Don't miss the lunch specials!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • admor2
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food, service and ambiance were excellent. We'll gladly recomend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fraticellis
    Fraticellis
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service was pleasant, but not very efficient. Nice food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visitor
    Terpsehori
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Went with some friends - had a great time. Service and food were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Awsome
    atcoonerscooner
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Nothing but great food, and great service. I will be going back some time soon. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was great, the surprise deals of the day were great and the service was fast and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed
    ponvin
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had a very enjoyable evening at Fraticelli's, the service and outdoor patio was excellent. The bar looked really nice and loved the big tv for football.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Jayne
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We booked to celebrate the one year opening! Had a great time. It was really well organized with a silent auction and fabulous entertainment from Rick (as always)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yummy
    ChefCipolla
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The butternut squash ravioli were very tasty . The cheesecake was fantastic. And youve got to try the blood orange bellini
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went as a group of 4. The food was delicious and the pasta was homemade...not the frozen crap you tend to get at other restaurants. the noise level Was a little high but the restaurant has a cool vibe. Service was great and they even remembered to Bring the birthday dessert that I had ordered in my reservation. I Will go back Again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    Unhappy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Need a better variety in menu , our spaghetti was stuck together and would of been nice to have tomato sauce instead just garlic and oil
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner with friends
    2muchfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We took some friends here for dinner, we had a most enjoyable evening, good company, good wine, and mostly good food. I ordered chicken piccata, which for me was a very heavy ! That said, I am not a big eater, I felt it was quite a strong flavoured dish, not one I would order again. My husband ordered a medium steak which was in actual fact "rare" and not very warm by the time it reached our table. Our friends opted for the specials, swordfish for the gentleman and a very small pasta serving for the lady, they were happy with their choices. The bread on our table was delicious, as was our starters, mussels and bruschetta. Only one of us ordered desert which I tested, not keen on the flourless chocolate hazelnut cake, way too dry for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Place to Try... once?
    olie0222
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Was hoping to be impressed after driving by the restaurant on numerous occasions and seeing it was always busy. Unfortunately, nothing really stood out for "us". The Crab Arancini was tasty but had more risotto than crab. The Papardelle was bland and the Penne Arrabbiata was a bit too spicy (for me). The flourless Hazelnut cake was dry even with the berry compote. I would not order any of those dishes again - but sadly, my first impression of the restaurant won't be bringing me back any time soon. Complimentary dinner bread was a delicious filler. Our server was attentive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst meal
    Krispy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food came out cold Server knocked me in the head with a plate When I finally got a water refill she poured it over my food so the bottom was touching my food I hate complaining but was honestly the worst $200 we ever spent
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ressag
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great service, nice atmosphere and music. Wine list over-priced and food was great except for bolonaise sauce.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had dinner here on the weekend and were very disappointed in the entire experience. The server seemed to care less to be there and was very blunt and rude when asked about menu items. Our food took almost an hour and no manager ever came over to check on us and let us know it was coming. When it finally arrived it was cold and dried out. Perhaps from sitting in the window for so long? Maybe the staff was too busy talking about their plans after work to run our food? Overall the food quality, service and atmosphere were very disappointing. It was so bright and you could barely hear music. Just noise from the kitchen and staff talking. I had much higher expectations and instead got an sub par experience with cold food and poor service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Great, Service was eh.
    kulvr
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have been to Fraticelli's a few times, and it's always been great. Our last visit the food was excellent, but the waitress we had was not. Long stretches without coming to check on us, We had to ask about specials because she never told us. We tried to order appetizers twice, but she left the table with the words coming out of our mouths. We finally had to flag her down and ask to order appetizers. We did not feel like a priority to her at all. (medium length blond hair, not young) Oh and when we arrived, it took them well over a minute to 'find' our reservation on Open Table, and almost treated me like I was lying about having a reservation. We did NOT feel very welcome. We will go back because the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buster56
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    it was about a month ago I was for dinner on Sat night with my Wife. I had seen the restaurant as I drive by every day and thought it looked like a nice place from the outside the décor was quite nice .I had the veal and pasta the veal was quite nice but the pasta was dry and I thought had seen better days and this was disappointing. My wife at this point does not remember what she ordered she remembers it was quite nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    scoober140
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always satisfied with the food ... We still haven't had a bad experience at this location or the Richmond Hill location. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jayne
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great spot! Love this restaurant, food is always excellent. Wish they had entertainment on the weekends as well at Thursday nights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first and last time
    limags
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very disapponted...had read some reviews but gave it a shot for 7 of us dining for bday dinner. Service was not good. Waitress barely came around so almost impossible to fill our drinks. Food was not good infact had to send pizza back as it was so cold. All food was way too salty even the ice cream desert came melted. Very disapointed at least we had good company.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was not as good as previous experiences. The main restaurant was too loud. It needed vacuuming. The waitress skirts were way too short. Slightly offensive to female customers. Not necessary.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    WE HAVE HAD MANY GREAT MEALS WITH YOU. bUT ON THIS OCCASION THE FOOD FELL SHORT. a PASTA DISH ORDER WAS SPARSE AND LACKING, WITH ONE PIZZA DISH WITHOUT FLAVOUR. WE FELT TIS UNUSUAL FOR YOUR ESTABLISHMENT.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will not be visiting again
    foodie1234
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Waiter was not attentive, forgot our drinks and forgot to bring bread. Our booth was right by the kitchen and the chefs uniforms were filthy and the floor was covered in garbage. My pasta was still extremely hard and uncooked. Overall a bad experience with terrible ambience - extremely dead for a Friday night. Also made reservations for 4 people (had an email confirmation) and the girl who seated us insisted we only made it for 2 people.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • UnwinedaTad
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was tasty and unique, we sat on the patio which was very nice an welcoming but the street noise was a bit too loud. The staff was more than friendly and we had many laughs with them
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too FAST!!
    ScoConnors
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Decent restaurant with moderate food. The food came out too fast. Only half way through my salad and my entrée arrived. I had the beet salad which was delicious and a veal dish wish is listed in their specialties. The veal was tough in spots (which was very disappointing for veal) and the orzo pasta side was hard and sticking together in spots. Their celebrating my anniversary which I noted on the reservation and no one even mentioned it. The menu had mostly a good selection, but orzo pasta (which I am not a big lover of) was the side on almost every dish. Would have liked to see a risotto side or gnocchi or ANYTHING else. My wife did enjoy her food and lobster menu. Potion sizes were surprising. The lobster risotto was huge but veal small
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jayne
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Had a wonderful time! We had a group of 5 and everyone enjoyed the evening. Food and service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Burlington's Best
    Livetoeat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Was recommended to us by our daughter and son-in-law who consider themselves "foodies" and research all the local restaurants - and so we tried it - and glad we did. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. My husband who considers himself a pizza gourmet was in pizza heaven. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner was very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had the papardelle bolognese. It was very, very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Jackie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Delicious food served professionally in a comfortable and attractive environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor food preparation
    Disapointed
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Pasta dish with white sauce was served in a clump (all stuck together) should have returned it. Taste was ok My wife's pasta plate was served with seafood. Calamari were very chewy . Calamari appetizer was very good
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    JoyS
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Fraticelli's is one of my favourite restaurants. Great deal on wine (1/2 price bottles Thurs)! Amazing pizza and pasta dishes. I haven't been disappointed yet! First time on the patio and it was lovely, great service too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fraticelli"s - Not worth the drive
    Luv2bsrvd
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Location is not what we were expecting driving in from Toronto; had we known it was in a strip mall, we would have save the hassle; it took forever to get served; we had specifically gone for the Taste of Burlington and were not given a menu, we had to ask for it; the selection for this was boring. We ordered from the main menu; it took forever for our food to come; when we complained to our waitress, she didn't even acknowledge it, she just responded "I will get the Manager"; Manager indicated the kitchen had fallen behind; our main dishes were comp'd; would never go again nor would we recommend it; food was nothing special
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic