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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

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Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
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Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Romantic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Nice meal. The truffles on everything were a great add on.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was fantastic. Gnocchi, Pork Chop, Pizza, Ravioli -> all were exceptional!
The bread to start seemed to be a few levels below the calibre of food offered here.

Great service throughout the dining experience.
Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

great italian fusion,nice seating . wine list, menu are great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I have come on several occasions with a small group of friends. Food is always delicious, setting is comfortable and quiet for friends to have a conversation. Will come again.

Service was friendly, professional and very helpful.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Pricey wine list. Interesting decor. A little sparse with concrete floors; but it works. Pizza was delicious and a good selection of very interesting aps. Excellent service tonight. Coat check was a nice touch on a cold night. Would return.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent experience with my friends.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

When we arrived for our new years eve dinner we did not get a table in the dining area, and had to ask for the manager to get a better table, even though the restaurant was not full at that time, still not in the dining area but not in the bar area. It was disappointing as this was a special occasion and more disappointing because of the reason they gave us that those seats are reserved to regular people.
When you make a reservation it should be granted in the order people arrive and not based on their status. Also, Open table does not offer the option to chose the area where you want to sit.
I will not return to this restaurant because the way I was treated.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Brunch was OK! Although tasty, we were expecting a bit more on the flavors. House potatoes were not cooked enough and lacked flavor. Omelets were unique but could use more flavors. Coffee was awesome as was the cappuccino.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

I have been to Fabbrica many times and have never had an issue. However, on this occasion we found that our wine glasses were empty and our bottle was not on our table, and I ordered the Rib eye steak and rapini and got the steak salad by accident. Which O decided to stay with as I did not want to make my guests wait for my food to be prepared before they can start. So I stayed with the steak salad and cancelled the rapini as it wasn't required anymore. The steak salad was good but a bit to salty for my taste which I shared with my waiter. When the error with the meal was discovered they offered to comp the steak salad and was going to send out the ribeye anyway and I politely declined as that would have been to much food was not required as we already had appetizers.

Stefano Foti

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We’ve been to Fabbrica a few times and the food is always delicious and service has been great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had reservations but as soon as we were seated we were told the next reservation was at 8 and we had to be finished by then. Felt unnecessarily rude.

We got seated in the front section, which was cold and dark. We had to switch tables because we were directly under a vent. The next table wasn't much better. There was no music or ambiance to note, and no one was talking, so it was oddly quiet. As we are paying the bill, a server reaches over our table and cranks the heat from 23 degrees to 33 degrees and she complains about the cold too.

My GF liked the dessert, but we won't be back. We paid $130 and drank water.

The server also kept filling up our water glass after EVERY sip, and pushed us to buy a second bottle of $7 water before we were even done the first one. Also when my GF order the squid he said that she was eating too much protein and should order a side dish at an extra charge.

screw this place!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything we ate was delicious, pizza was exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and service, the only problem is parking that is not so easy to access and a bit of a walk if you have smaller kids with you. Also entrance is not clear whether it is from inside the building or outside. But great meal!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food at this popular and vibrant restaurant. Pizza's are very good. Love the "plain" Margherita pizza too. Quite busy and waiters work hard to keep up. The wait for our orders was on the longer side, but it was Black Friday.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a great time! Service was excellent but not rushed. The server came over at intervals to filled up wine glasses and water and made sure we were satisfied. We never had to look for our server. The food was tasty and was a good portion. We felt satisfied and had good value for money spent. Parking was free and convenient.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Consistently good Italian food and service!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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