I recently went in for the Summerliciou lunch at Fabbrica. The decore was very European with lots of interesting furnitures, colours, and textures, all put together. The food was very well presented in many interesting ways. The ingredients were fresh and delicious! As for the wait staff, too casual with little experience. One wait staff dropped a whole bottle of red wine under the table. The customer was a wearing a pair of white pants!!! A nother waiter come quickly and they both cleared the mess right away. Thank God we didn't order wine!
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty and Energetic!
Tasty Italian flavours! Wonderful service, waitress was very informative and attentive. Vibrant atmosphere.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabbrica is Fabulicious
Fabbrica made a great first impression. From the moment I arrived, a warm greeting at the door my several staff members. My friend and I tried the Summerlicious menu. I was impressed by their generous portions of each course. I enjoyed the burst of flavours in the main course (porchetta) - something I don't experience very often. I had the pavlova for dessert -- it was too sweet for me. Other than that, I would say that my overall experience was excellent. When it's Summerlicious or Winterlicious time, I have been disappointed with meals and the lack of good service at other restaurants. Fabbrica did not disappoint. I would definitely return to Fabbrica and would recommend it to my friends and family.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent pizzas! Love their tiramisu & doughnuts. Stayed well past midnight but at no point felt any pressure from the staff that we should wrap-up. Only till our party was exiting the restaurant did we notice that we were the last ones (we were seated at the back).
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious for Summerlicious
Food was delicious with beautiful presentation. Great martini and nicely chilled wine, although it was not kept close to our table. Good service, but a little slow at the end as they became busier. They do have a patio that has good potential but on a VERY sunny day, it is hot and the umbrellas are not larget enough to cast enough shade. I noted that several patrons changed tables.
But all in all, a lovely dinner.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A group went for lunch for a chance to take advantage of Summerlicious. There was a good selection to choose from and everyone enjoyed every bite, proven by the fact that all the plates were clean!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summerliscious at Fabbrica
Excellent choices and good size portions. Wonderful experience.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for summerlicious and I was very happy with my selections.
The buffalo mozzarella was fresh and delicious
The ricotta ravioli was very filling but not too heavy
The Gelato was a great end to the meal.
My friend got the pizza, however it was soggy when it arrived. It also lacked a punch. We were hoping for more of a bite.
The caesar salad had the perfect amount of dressing on it.
Service was good, a little bit slow but understandable as it was during the lunch rush.
Our server was very attentive though. ALways made sure our water glasses were full and asking if we needed anything else.
Great experience! Will definitely be back!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall very good but a bit
Overall very good but a bit on the expensive side.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
My family of 4 came here for lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday. Everyone fully enjoyed their food and services, and our adult children said they will comeback with friends.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Place to Impress
I love Fabbrica and it has never disappointed. On this occasion, I had a special out of town guest who I needed to impress for brunch and I chose Fabbrica. She is extremely well travelled globally and she was astounded with the menu options, the décor and the service. You can’t go wrong with Fabbrica, whether it is a family brunch/lunch or dinner, or a special occasion.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place good food
Has a very good vibe and ambience to it, deff will go back here for a nice lunch or even a fun dinner with friends
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am a huge fan of Mark McEwan's
I am a huge fan of Mark McEwan's and been meaning to visit Fabbrica since it opened I was not disappointed!!!
The food, service, ambiance was outstanding I would definitely return and absolutely recommend to others. Thank you and congratulations on another great spot!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an amazing time celebrating 2 birthdays with 2 of my fave girls over delicious and perfect appetizers and dinner. The drinks were refreshing and the desserts to die for... Service was great too-we took the waiters suggestions he was very helpful in recommending good choices from the menu- was very professional and polite..atmosphere was great and can't wait to experience it again!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only is the food really good but the presentation adds to the ambiance. Staff is friendly and they will pack any leftovers iin nice bags and give you a ticket to pick them up at the front of the restaurant as you leave.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
18th Birthday lunch
Seven of us had lunch at Fabbrica for my daughter's birthday.The ambiance is bright and welcoming and all of our meals were delicious. We had an early reservation (11:45) and the restaurant didn't seem terribly busy, but our servers seemed to be running and while they were attentive, we had to wait for some requests. Our guests got a kick out of the European style rest rooms.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Morning Bliss
A lovely way to spend a Sunday...with great company, great food and attentive staff that allowed us to linger and catch up.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great anniversary!
Celebrated our one year anniversary and pre-ordered flowers from McEwan floral next door. Flowers were delivered and tabled by the time we got there, and she was definitely surprised. Food was great and flavouring was terrific. Will be back again!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic shortrib hash!! Excellent Fettucine. Overall, another McEwan hit.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service...I give this place a 10!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girl's Night Out
Our server was excellent - attentive but discrete. Our drinks were full, we had appetizers, entres & dessert. I had bufalo mozerella, gnocchi & lemon torte - all great! Forgot ask how they made the peach Sangriai :(
I would definitely go back!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a nice atmosphere, very respectful and urgent front of house staff.
Food was great, octopus was perfectly cooked. Pizza was amazing. Nothing beats a wood burning oven.
Wasn't aware that there was free valet parking until we were at the doors, but lots of free parking was available close by anyway, so wasn't a big issue.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
one major complaint
We enjoyed our meal and the service was great. We do have one major complaint. We wanted a 6:30 p.m. sitting, but were advised that the only sittings available were 5:30 or 8:30 p.m. We opted for the 5:30 sitting. However, when we arrived the restaurant was virtually empty, and was not much busier when we left at 7:30 p.m. Why does the restaurant insist on prescribed dining times when there was so much space available?
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food. exceptional service.
great food. exceptional service. i did not get my open table points for going however.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice nite out!
I decided to take my mother out for her birthday and to a restaurant she has not been to. We are Italian and usually never go out for Italian food as its always just ok and never really that memorable. Fabbrica was that exact opposite. The flavors were crisp, and delicate yet not overly complex and muddled. The service could have been better thought. The waiter dis not trouble us often this is to say that I was pouring the wine on my own, and he lacked the enthusiasm ti really make sure you have fun. Would i go again....sure but I might go elsewhere first. In that price range there see many places one can go to and it's usually the service that keeps you coming back.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating a birthday....wonderful service...excellent food....special attention to detail...win! win! win!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Downtown Excellence in Suburbia
The menu is varied and each item my friends and I have tried has been excellent. I have been both for lunch and dinner. I have never been on a weekend. Weekdays have been moderately busy.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want something quality and different, go here!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for dinner
Terrific food, very accommodating, friendly staff, great ambience, octopus appetizer was awesome and the signature meatball appetizer was terrific. Entrees were great.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had 2 hours away from the kids to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. The service was just right, friendly and helpful. The food was prepared perfectly. The wine pairing suggestions were spot on.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
best steak salad
Yup, best steak salad ever. Steak is perfectly seasoned terxtured. Salad is to die for.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect from starters to tiramisu
We were given a gift card for McEwen restaurants as a gift and were keen to try out Fabbrica as it's closer to our home than the downtown McEwen restaurants. We also both love Italian food. We arrived and were immediately treated well by the hostess. My husband ordered a Mill Street beer he'd not had before - Sophia - and I had a great red wine - I think it was the Francis Ford Coppola red. We then enjoyed the starter special — mushroom and Gorgonzola crustini (delicious) as well as the beef carpaccio which was superb. My husband then chose the special (spaghetti with large meatball) and I had the mushroom ragu— very flavourful. We were offered plenty of fresh baked bread with olive oil. Topped off with Tiramisu and donuts. Great service.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Fabricca many
I've been to Fabricca many times and the food and restaurant was as good as always but the service was the worst I've had.
We went for a special occasion brunch and the service was horribly slow and the waiter did not even acknowledge the occasion even though I made sure to talk to the hostess about it being a special day.
Overall I love Fabricca but if my next visit has the same slow service it will be my last.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought a client there for
Brought a client there for lunch. Impeccable food and service! Thanks!!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great birthday
We celebrated my birthday here with other family members and everyone enjoyed their meal. Returned a second time with another family member. Same result.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
worth leaving downtown
except for buca, this is the best italian in toronto.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply but Delicious
If you are looking for a place to experience fabulous, sensual, flavourful and service that is attentive, Fabbrica is the place. From the moment we walked in, we were welcomed and felt we were visiting a friend in another country. Simply decor, simple food with flavours that speak to you. This was my second visit and I just had to share my experience with my friend, who has never been to Fabbrica. Mark McEwan really knows what his customers want and has brought it forth in his restaurant. Keep up the excellent work. Looking forward to bring another friend to experience what I experience at Fabbrica.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic service, great menu
Fantastic service, great menu options, quality of food top notch.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
group of 7, great table, excellent food. excellent service.
had a great night
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambience.. And pizza!
Been here twice for lunch and once for dinner. Pizza tastes like it was delivered straight from Italy or my Nona's kitchen. For dinner I had the seafood Nero which was very delicious. Linguini noodles were black from the squid ink. Very cool. We shared the bone marrow for apps, nothing special. For what you get I would have rather gotten something else as an appetizer. My hubby got the steak with rapini on the side, both were really good. Overall, we had a lovely dinner and would go back again with another couple.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a real treat! For the most part the food exceeded my expectations, and will definitely be returning! The service was very well timed, with attentive servers . . . and not intrusive in any way. It was a pleasure to have a bright, articulate woman, without a cloying manner. Bravo!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great!
Pizza crust had a good chew, carbonara was amazing and the dessert was a perfect end to the meal. The service in between however was something I would expect from a chain restaurant. Reaching across to clear our table while we were still eating, wasn't asked if I wanted another drink. Would go back for the food and hope we get a different waiter.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worthy of more!
This was our first visit and although we had to book earlier than we ordinarily would for dinner (reservations must have been quite busy!), we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our server was attentive, friendly and charming in a non-invasive way and the arrival of our food was well paced. We sat near the kitchen, but did not find the noise level overpowering. In fact we enjoyed seeing the appetizing plates being prepared and then passing us by on the way to other diners. We enjoyed that our leftovers were packed with flair and care and available for pick-up on the way out at the front door . Most all of the staff had a smile on their face which made for a pleasant atmosphere. We will visit again!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, service was lacking
The restaurant has a nice, laid-back feel and very cool decor. We ordered the beef carpaccio, gnocchi, octopus, and bombolone for dessert. The standouts were the carpaccio and the octopus, which were both prepared and presented beautifully. The drink menu has a lot of interesting choices and a good selection, but I would avoid the caesar: it comes in a martini glass and is only about 3 ounces.
The service was timely but a bit cold. While our drinks were always filled promptly, we were never really greeted or told anyone's name. We had a string of 3 different people back and forth to our table and they kept trying to take our plates prematurely, which got annoying.
I would go back for the food and hope for better service next time.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time dinning experience
First time dinning experience was great. The food was exceptional and the service was outstanding. We left feeling satisfied and we'll attended to. Only comment, not necessarily negative, bit more of an observation was we left with smelly clothing due to the open concept kitchen.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Greeted with a smile and service was impeccable and helpful as it was our first visit. The atmosphere was such that the room felt alive without being loud.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were very good. Will go definitely go back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for brunch, lunch or casual dinner with excellent food and a superb service!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't think it fits into any
Don't think it fits into any of your categories. A good spot to go, nothing outsatnding but good.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two long time friends and I had lunch after not seeing each other for many years....a wonderful experience.
Excellent service without being rushed...delicious food as always!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM