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About Fabbrica

Fabbrica blends a convivial atmosphere with authentic and rustic Italian cuisine made from the finest ingredients. Designed by Giannone Petricone and anchored by a Neapolitan wood-burning oven, guests flock to Fabbrica for traditional flavours in an approachable setting.

49 Karl Fraser Road
Toronto, ON M3C 0E5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30-am - 4:15pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Lawrence Avenue East

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 391-0307

Website:
http://fabbrica.mcewangroup.ca/

Executive Chef:
Chef Mark McEwan & Chef Missy Hui

Private Party Facilities:
FABBRICA is able to provide a variety of different dining spaces, arranged to compliment your style of event. We have a semi-private dining room available for groups of up to 20, a bar/lounge that has beautiful al fresco seating, and a main dining room that overlooks our open-concept kitchen.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (416) 391-0307

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fabbrica Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

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Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Casual (17)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Cozy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Server was not very attentive; service was unusually slow.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was way below what we expected from a McEwen restaurant.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Exquisite cuisine, sensational service. We’ll be back.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Loved that our server said we could stay even aftwr we paid our bill. He was awesome

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Late-night Find, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Brought my mother in law celebrating her 95th birthday - what a HUGE mistake. The dinner was ok. At the end of the meal my wife approached our server and asked her to bring a special dessert with a candle. What she brought out - a single Oreo cookie on a plate with a Happy Birthday and a single candle - was an embarrassment and quite frankly, why we’ll never return to this restaurant. They should be ashamed!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We reserved for a 5pm/Sunday dinner. Not sure why, but we were seated in the bar area instead of the dining room, which would have been preferred. Odd considering it wasn't very busy.
Our server (although pleasant) was also the bartender.
Main complaints; we weren't checked in on by our server. Runners, served and cleared our plates. Our water glasses were never re-filled.
We ordered a bottle of wine for 4 people, when it was finished, we also weren't offered any other beverages or a second bottle.
By the time our meal was done, and the only time the server came back to our table to take our order for dessert, we couldn't be bothered and asked for our bill and left. What a waste of a birthday dinner.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Ordered smelt & charcuterie for appetizer. Had the prosciutto & arugula pizza and pappardelle pasta.. everything was good. Service was good as well. Couldnt compalin.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very attentive and professional courteous service.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We always have a great time at this restaurant. This is probably our 30 or 35th times in this place.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fabbrica was amazing. I went for my girlfriends birthday dinner. The service was outstanding and did an amazing job at recognizing her birthday with a desert and a candle. Overall, no complaints. Foods amazing and employees are super sweet!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been to Fabbrica several times and have never been disappointed. It is an excellent but not outstanding Italian restaurant. The salads were delicious and the mains that we chose were also very good. We found the vegetarian options were, however, very limited. Indeed, the menu seemed to have shifted more towards the carnivore. Dessert was very good although the gelato was average - certainly in comparison to Dolce on Danforth or, dare I say, Stella Luna in Ottawa (superb). Excellent wine list (by the glass) and the Canti Prosecco was superb.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Second time there, 1st for lunch. My lunch companion's lamb pizza was excellent. The trout salad a bit boring and quite over-dressed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Consistently good Italian food and service!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Had a party of 10 (2 of them were kids) and the staff were very accommodating despite all my "demands" and questions. Staff were patient and attentive. Food was good, as usual. They even had the cake I ordered at McEwans ready at the restaurant without me even requesting it!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome food and really knowledgable staff! Had a great evening for my girlfriends romantic birthday dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was dreadful. The only relatively edible dish were the meatballs. Everything else was over salted, uninspired and badly prepared. This outpost of one of Toronto’s “Masterchefs” is shockingly bad!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was fine. We had hunt down our server to take our order once we were ready as she forgot about us. Then our server left for the night and did not let us know that another server would be helping us. The new server did not know that she was taking over for our initial server. OVERPRICED for the quality and quantity of food. I would not recommend to anyone nor will I be going back.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is my "go to" place for clients in the area as you can't go wrong with Michael McEwan's food. The salads and wood burning oven pizza were as good as ever. Our waiter was indifferent, never smiling and disengaged from his work. He waited fifteen minutes to approach us about ordering assuming a fourth person was coming without even asking in advance. Never asked us how our food was and didn't smile at other tables either. Needs to understand the concept of service with a smile as it will have a direct bearing on customer satisfaction and his own remuneration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Atmosphere is somewhat austere - not what would be considered a cozy, warm place. Food was quite good, service pretty good. The menus is quite limited - very few vegetarian dishes.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was my wife's 71st birthday and we had a wonderful time in your restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Awesome place! High recommend.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Beautiful dishes and food. Everything we very tasty. A bit on the pricey side, but for that caliber of restaurant, it's expected. We went for a girls night and the service was excellent. Would come back again. Thanks!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Decent place. Did enjoy our evening however the food wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. However our server was great. She went out of her way to make our night special.
The ambience was a bit too bright for an evening dinner reservation. Dinner was good and drinks were okay.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Loved this restaurant. The food was delicious. I will definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service felt extremely rushed due to shortage of wait staff.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fabbrica is a great place to eat. Always have a good meal and good service when I go. Gnocchi is my fave!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always love this restaurant - and brought some good friends here this past weekend to try! They loved it as well.
I always ordered the Ravioli which is delish!
The only issue we had was I had ordered and paid for their homemade Chocolate Biscotti and they gave us a ticket. When we got home we realized they had not included it in the take home bag! Other than that it's a fabulous place to go!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Open Table was great for booking table.
The meal was hot, we'll seasoned abd prepared.Our waitress Isbell was lovely and the staff very attentive.Piping hot food should always be the norm at restaurants but it isn't.Chef Mc Ewan would not settle for any thing less.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was prompt but not hurried,our server was knowledgeable and helpful.
The person who called to confirm our reservation from Fabrrica Reservation spoke very quickly and had to repeat her question three time before I understood.Senior Citizen

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was our second time at Fabrica. We decided to visit it again for dinner with another couple since on the menu from the open table website it states that there is tiramisu for dessert. We had the burrata ( it was missing some big part in it-not full round piece). the two pizzas were great. Also, had the eggplant dish -it was tasty.We ordered Caesar drink and we were disappointed . We sended it back. The dinner was quite expensive and not enjoyable to the fullest.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We thought the food was delicious. A bit pricey, but felt it was worth it. The cocktails we ordered we very good and creative. Nice big menu to choose from, we though the brunch had a great offering. We sat on the patio, which was OK, it's on a bit of a busy street and the bees were a-buzzing, but the seating was comfortable. I found the bus boys a bit nervous and hesitant (just an observation, nothing wrong with that!), and our waitress was great. Will definitely go again, this time to try dinner, and will eat inside.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was poor. The waiter barely spoke to us, was in no way engaging and did nothing to elevate the experience. We did not feel welcomed.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

It was our first time there... treating my friend. ....We were initially seated in the bar area which was very breezy and too cool at 7pm...they offered to close the sliding door which I said would not be fair to other patrons..I asked for a table on the other side of the restaurant which turned out to be a lovely dining area. I think they should have asked where we preferred to be seated on arrival for I would not have chosen the bar area for a nice night out.
Our appetizer was the margherita pizza..it was excellent ! one of the best in the city!
Our entre was shrimps with scallion. It was unbelievably good..6star!! .my friend asked if it would be polite to "lick the dish" when done. Luckily there was bread to sop-up the juices.
The service was excellent...we were asked by 2 different servers how we enjoyed the meal.
The only suggestion I would make is to add some sides to the plate with the shrimp....a veggie or green would have been nice. I would have gladly paid more. The plate was too bare with one long scallion and 5 shrimp. We would have ordered a side had we known we were not getting anything else. I was a little embarrassed when the meal arrived but my friend being
polite said no to ordering a side at that point because we initially decided we wouldn't need one.
I would definitely recommend the shrimp and will go back for the the exact same meal.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent pizza (great crust, toppings very flavourful), lovely and attentive server. Overall, it was a great experience.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We enjoyed our window seat and lovely view to the patio. The food was very good and when asked for alterations it was all good. The pizza got a great review from the two people that ordered. When the guest asked for more truffle oil it was no problem. The arcticchar was delicious and the sides good. The desert was delicious...chocolate mousse. Coffee good and overall we will return again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Menu hasn't changed in quite a while. Server forgot to mention special(s) (heard after when serving others and already ordered). Washroom needed a cleaning. Quail was over cooked (tough) and way too much yogurt sauce on plate.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Our waitress was very nice and accommodating. It took rather long to get drinks. Food was okay. Found that the apps were better than the main dinner. Will be back but for drinks and apps only.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Very nice dining option at Shops at Don Mills - Great pizzas and pastas and good service

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great food, excellent and friendly service. Very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great place to hang out, have some drinks and dinner. Great ambience and service is top notch.

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